Welcome to Hole & Corner 21, an issue that is both inspired by, and a result of, an ever-increasing feeling of restlessness. The past year has given even the most dedicated homebody itchy feet. While we’ve been focusing on life inside our own four walls, we’re also keen to get away. Quite where ‘away’ is, varies from person to person. So we’ve been doing some long-distance travelling, as well as some trips closer to home that still stretch the imagination and trigger a few flagging neurons. We caught up with Sarah Ryhanen to hear about her life at Worlds End, the New York State farm she’s built with her family, friends and co-workers. Then we couldn’t resist a dip into the sauna culture of Finland, recently identified as worthy of protection on UNESCO’s List of Cultural Heritage. Next stop, an organic cotton seed-to-sew collective, Oshadi, in south India, using ancient recipes to make miracles grow – as nature intended. We talked to seasoned travellers, temporarily stopped in their tracks, about the places they’ve visited – from photographer Cat Vinton’s documentation of an ocean-dwelling community dealing with the real impact of climate change, to Catherine Lock of The New Craftsmen, who talked us through some of the little treasures and curiosities she’s collected on her travels over the years. Our own creative restlessness has resulted in a change of look for the magazine. We’ve played with type, got lost in the photography, added more stories, split it into two parts, and wrapped it in a piece of art by George Young. The artist describes it as a ‘joyful painting about the good things we can hope to enjoy’. We love his optimism, and hope you do too. BUY IT NOW

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Hole & Corner

Hole & Corner was launched in May 2013 as a lifestyle publication celebrating and promoting creativity, craftsmanship, heritage and authenticity through digital, print and events.

The name is inspired by an old English phrase:‘Hole-and-Corner: adj, a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream’

Hole & Corner is dedicated to discovering, understanding and supporting those places where creativity flourishes – celebrating people who spend more time doing than talking, for whom content is more important than style; whose work is their life.

More than just a magazine, Hole & Corner is a multi-platform brand, promoting an inspiring lifestyle through joined-up editorial, moving image and digital iterations, as well as event curation, utilising the expertise of our highly respected network of designers and makers.

Published biannually and distributed on an international scale, Hole & Corner magazine is dedicated to stories of craft, passion, beauty and skill.

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