Akin & Suri on the road to success

As I sit down over coffee, I realise what a harmonious partnership Burcu Akin and Piyush Suri form. Burcu is the calm and poised face of the business while Piyush is the warm and enthusiastic creative in the duo. But how … Continue reading

Anna Colquhoun : Culinary Anthropologist

Photo courtesy of Mia Kristensen The need to understand the full sweep and complexity of where we come from, why we do what we do and most importantly in Anna Colquhoun‘s case, what lies beneath our food practices is something that … Continue reading

Catch me if you can or the irresistible rise of a young British Photographer

When Gina Soden is not driving down France to ship her pictures to Maria Saava, curator of  K35 Gallery  in Moscow, then you will find her volunteering at the Open House Weekend at Battersea Power Station in the hope of taking … Continue reading

Natasha Kumar has India stamped in her genes

In front of a painting by her grandfather, Peter Todd Growing up in Derbyshire, in the North of England, Natasha Kumar knew that she would become an artist. With the artistic gene running through the English side of her family with … Continue reading

If these walls could talk …

If The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton left you wanting more, head to the London Museum of Water and Steam formerly known as the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Inside, you will see reproductions of houses from the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and modern … Continue reading

Tom Broughton: from specs to boots; an unstoppable passion for the functional yet well crafted

Tom Broughton is part of a new breed: a rising generation of young and talented men and women that are slowly but surely reviving British ancestral crafts and adapting them to the goût du jour. With Cubitts, a modern spectacles … Continue reading

Christmas: support your local artists and artisans

Christmas is round the corner. Kick start your Christmas shopping by going round some of the Open Studios coming up soon. With the unique range of crafted gifts on offer, you will undoubtedly find something to please your loved ones. … Continue reading

Sabrina Kraus López or the quest to preserve original crafts of the world

Photo by Simon Mills Sabrina Kraus López shows a calm and poise despite her young age that can only come from passion and determination. Brought up in a multicultural environment (American father, Columbian mother and an education in Switzerland), Sabrina is … Continue reading

UtoPia and Ütility: Fantasy and functionality all in one

When asked why she combined three different materials for her graduation show at the RCA, Pia Wüstenberg replies that the art scene being already very crowded, she had to be inventive and original in order to make a big splash. Besides, … Continue reading