In the age of the instant online fix, time is now the ultimate luxury. Hole & Corner is dedicated to those who take the time to do things the right way – whether you’re halfway up a munro in the Scottish Highlands or doing intricate embroidery work in St Paul’s Cathedral. As Hole & Corner goes through its own period of change following our recent successful funding drive, the theme of the issue is explored throughout. From the woodworker who inspired a generation of designer-makers to the medieval horticulturalist who invented modern gardening; from the Luddite rebellion to the role of the iPad in art; the magazine is full of transformative moments – both great and small. There’s Ben Short, who gave up a life in advertising to make charcoal in the woods. There’s David Reynolds, the founder of Bloomsbury Publishing, on his discovery of Slow Travel.
We’ll be revealing a few changes ourselves this year. Which is why you’ll also read about our involvement with Port Eliot Festival, London Craft Week and Heal’s Modern Craft Market in the new issue. But we’ll always stick to the values we hold dear. And that means ensuring the magazine remains as beautifully crafted as the subject matter it explores.