Issue 1

The Great Divide

By Samantha Stocks · Illustrations: Elliot Jay Stocks

Sidonie Warren and Kyle Clarke of design agency Something Good wanted a new project. That project was Something Else, a paper goods shop directly attached to the design studio. We asked them about the challenges and rewards of balancing client work with serving customers.

Swarm in The City

By Samantha Stocks · Illustrations: Élise Gilbert, Elliot Jay Stocks, Sam Morrison

London is buzzing, and not just with tourists and commuters. There’s another population of Londoners who have made some surprising locations their homes. We visited the rooftop gardens of agencies Wolff Olins and The Future Laboratory to talk urban beekeeping.

The Michelberger, Berlin

By Azar Kazimir · Illustrations: James Pfaff

Berlin’s Michelberger Hotel offers something a little different for those looking for a more unique hotel experience. Fiercely independent, the Michelberger also produce their own coconut water and alcoholic beverages. Their philosophy? Why buy something in when you could just make it yourself? It’s this ethos that helps make the Michelberger so unique, as Creative Director Azar Kazimir explains.

Fuel for Thought

By Kai Brach · Illustrations: Tim Lucas

Kai Brach, Editor-in-chief of Offscreen magazine, escapes from home office solitude to Brunswick’s Code Black Coffee in Melbourne — a café and roasters that describes itself as a laboratory, workshop, and hub for the connoisseurs of coffee.

Pressing Times

By Erik Spiekermann · Illustrations: Max Zerrahn

Erik Spiekermann might have recently retired from running Edenspiekermann and FontShop, but his version of retirement is somewhat different to most: he’s decided to go back to his roots and has founded the letterpress workshop P98a in Berlin.

Last Night a Typeface Saved My Life

By Jamie Clarke · Illustrations: Jamie Clarke, Lucy Kane

Running a busy London agency resulted in designer Jamie Clarke becoming removed from the creative process — something he set straight by selling the agency, taking classes in screenprinting, and getting his hands inky again.

A Type of Nostalgia

By Robert Mills · Illustrations: Elliot Jay Stocks

From the click of the keys and the ‘ping’ of adding a new paragraph, to the care and attention of loading paper and ink, writer Rob Mills believes the romance of the old typewriter will never fade. For him, the traditional typewriter can’t be surpassed by modern technology.

Johanna Basford

By Samantha Stocks · Illustrations: Johanna Basford

You can’t help but stare in wonder at the intricate detail of Johanna’s illustrations. Not surprisingly, her work has captured the attention of many big brands such as Creative Review, Starbucks, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Brewdog to name just a few.

Sustaining Style

By Samantha Stocks · Illustrations: Tom Joy

Trends in fashion are ever changing, and consumers are encouraged to transform their wardrobes season by season. For Lizzie Harrison — founder of sustainable fashion company Antiform — the model of the fashion industry is damaging for business, society, and the environment.

Assorted Goodness

Whether you’re looking for the tools to spur your creative projects, or simply for a sophisticated way to wet your whistle, we’ve gathered some products we love from Best Made Company, Cass Art, Photojojo, and Drake’s London that you’ll wonder how you ever got by without.

Sea Power

By Cameron Ewing · Illustrations: Maykel Loomans

For San Francisco-based designer Cameron Ewing, getting out on the waves is an important part of his week and he frequently rises early to surf before starting his working day. Here he shares an intimate view of the benefits he reaps from his passion with the sport.


By Timon Singh · Illustrations: Justin Volz

The cult films that need saving

A Treasure Map to That Perfect Coffee

By Jason Gonzalez · Illustrations: Jarde Perkin

UK Coffee Tasting Champion (2013 and 2014) Jason Gonzalez is a man with the expertise and the passion for the dark nectar that is coffee. He arms you with the knowledge you need to reach coffee nirvana.

Early Autumn Pork & Mussels

By Marte Marie Forsberg · Illustrations: Marte Marie Forsberg

There’s nothing like sitting down with a few friends to a tasty, hearty meal you’ve freshly prepared. Here, food photographer Marte Marie Forsberg shares her own version of surf ‘n’ turf: a perfect dish for when the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to turn.

Craft Work

By Elliot Jay Stocks · Illustrations: Dan Rubin, Sam Morrison

When three craft beer bars opened on the same street in Bristol just feet away from each other, apart from being overjoyed at having a choice of great drinking establishments, we were also curious: Why now? Why King Street? And why Bristol?