We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Hole & Corner is dedicated to celebrating stories of dedication related to contemporary craft and design, sustainability, art, travel and food. It reflects a growing interest in authenticity, provenance and a desire to reconnect with the world around us.
The Material Issue interrogates the raw ingredients of the designer-maker: from legendary furniture maker John Makepeace to industrial designer Bodo Sperlein, blacksmith Alex Pole, Peter Layton, founder of London Glassblowing, quilt expert Jessica Ogden, jeweler-turned-product designer Lara Bohinc and Christoper Sharp, co-founder of the Rug Company. Elsewhere, we speak to esteemed gallerist Sarah Myerscough on the subject of elevating craft to art, fashion illustrator Richard Haines, designer Faye Toogood and Emily Johnson of ceramics firm 1882 Ltd – and learn a few lessons from some of the leading lights of the British garment manufacturing revival.