If ever there was a city for the creative, its Bristol. Perhaps well known for its colourful Georgian terraces and iconic suspension bridge, Bristol is a hub of creativity that offers grit and charm in abundance, a city that certainly packs a punch.
Agnes Török is a bilingual spoken word poet who teaches happiness as an art form, and runs Wellbeing Writing workshops designed to better mental health through the creating and sharing of art. We caught up with her to discuss her philosophy on life
If you enjoy a good walk through the more isolated and secluded parts of the UK, Ramble Guides should definitely be a point of call to discover new and interesting paths. We talk with founder Athena Mellor about what gets her rambling…
Fellowstead, a brand based in South London, specialises in hand poured soy candles. We caught up with Simon & Gavin, the chaps behind the candles, to learn about their craft, their love of creating scent and a a bit about all things Fellowstead.
Travel photographer Francisque Sanchez has a real eye for capturing the beauty of wilderness. We asked Francisque to share some of his recent photographs from a trip to the Scottish Highlands with his poetic diary entries to accompany the images.
Time seems to fly at New Heroes & Pioneers. That is often down to the fact that we are having a lot of fun with our projects, but we are also extremely busy! We thought it would be a great opportunity to put a little diary of our own ...
New Heroes & Pioneers took the opportunity to catch up with Julian Victoria, Editor-in-Chief of DOG magazine. We wanted to find out more about DOG and what makes them excited about being in the magazine world.
Lodestars Anthology has just released its latest issue – JAPAN. We caught up with creative director Liz Schaffer and asked Liz to share with us her favourite images and her impression of this Far East nation.
Netflix speaks to a generation hungry for knowledge, equality and originality, and through this formula, its audience recognises itself in its presented stories and visuals. Abstract: The Art of Design.
Author Dave Thompson has written more than one hundred books on popular culture. In his latest book, Britcom FAQ, Thompson explores the history of British sitcoms, how they directly relate to past and current social climates.
Commuting to work is seen as a nuisance by most. But as a commuter myself I feel quite differently. I really enjoy spending the time looking out the windows of buses and trains, seeing how the colours of the landscape change over time ...
Cultural stereotypes often dictate the way society views foreign traditions, religions and mentalities. In recent years, we have finally been introduced to new voices representing a variety of cultural backgrounds but there’s still a long way to go
No Burden, an LP observing the complexities of the self in relation to others. Lucy Dacus uses her dulcet voice to generate new and exciting music whilst the style being firmly cemented in a rich musical history.
In 2016, New Heroes and Pioneers profiled the up and coming Garden and Interior Designer and Illustrator, Robin Lucas. We recently caught up with Robin to learn about his latest projects and what he has generally been up to the past few months.
Most artists and photographers are quick to offer stories of an epiphanic moment that led them to pursue their chosen path; not Uroš Abram. The Slovenian photographer nonchalantly explains that his passion was born from lazy curiosity.
Having a choice is fundamental to our television and film viewing habits. As an avid consumer of movies and feature length films, it is important to be able to find titles that satisfy my mood and need for cinema.
We had the opportunity to visit London Terrariums, an urban plant crafting outfit based in the near Peckham. Heading the workshop is Emma Sibley, who for the past couple of years has been creating intricate gardening landscapes inside glass vessels.
At the end of a working day in a sparse office environment, nothing feels better than arriving at home. Our homes are an extension of ourselves – colour, material and décor choices convey a lot more about our individual personalities than we...
Wildly interesting human being, sand artist and traveling culinary impresario responsible for Outstanding in the Field, Jim Denevan offers NHP some sound time to share what it’s like being a maker of experiences and spanning time.
Marina Abramović, the “god-mother of performance art” continues to challenge her audience with questions of mortality, spiritual identity and the social-political climate as she’s pushing her 70th birthday.
Getting lost is quite a hard thing to do nowadays...but purposefully doing so (or metaphorically at least) is the idea behind the Lost In city guides. Matt Porter tried his luck at getting "lost" on three recent trips.
Is there really a recipe for success? If so, then Sweden’s own Söderberg och Sara have it written down somewhere, pulling it out for every new culinary outpost they create. The first rule of S-o-S: Never repeat yourself.
Delve into the world of making travel journal Lodestars Anthology by getting acquainted with its creative director. Liz offers insights into how each issue comes to life thanks to the kindred souls who share her passion for travel and experience.
My relationship with Monocle has been a long-standing one. Reliably informative and introducing me to the people from around the world, I was eager to understand what makes working for Monocle 24 and the magazine so rewarding.
Milla Koivisto is a photographer, writer, filmmaker and artist with a focus on environmental issues. Her interests lies in the natural world and our connections and relationship with it, with a particular interest in the remote parts of our planet.
In our Porto guide we highlight its art district, AKA “The art spot” thanks to its growing stash of galleries, studios and design boutiques. Here we highlight the best it has to offer just for you. Can you hear it? Porto is calling.
What does it take to be a food critic people follow? We set out to find out. Discover what not just makes a good critic, but more importantly- where the critics go when they want to throw a party for their taste buds in a convivial atmosphere.
We highlight the vibrant Porto live performance scene with recommendations by our curator and award winning performer, Emanuel Sousa. He shares tips for both audiences and performers alike. Get your notebooks out kids.
Anna Nilsson’s paper doll series is anything but flat. Peopled with vivacious personalities, attitude and self possession, these characters leap off the page into a world where fantasy discos with reality in perfect time, exquisitely illustrated.
We interviewed Rich Stapleton, creative director and co-founder of Cereal. He lists the three essentials it takes to publish what is literary/visual crack to lovers of good taste and an enviable lifestyle.
In our Summer Porto guide we highlight the contemporary retro design of bed and brunch hotelier ROSA ET AL whose incredible cuisine is making headlines for their abundant (and beautiful) brunches, 5:00 Tea and dining tasting experiences.
In our Porto guide we highlight the contemporary retro design of bed and brunch hotelier ROSA ET AL in Porto’s artiest district as well as get tips on Portugal’s best up and coming designers, courtesy of its designer Emanuel Sousa.
In the heart of Porto is ROSA ET AL, a contemporary guesthouse created by two talented siblings. Inspired by their own travels while growing up this ‘bed and brunch’ boutique hotel is a dream for those who love travel, art and what’s beautiful.
Life imitating art' is a craft that is tricky to master. However, there is one Isle of Wight resident bucking this trend and creating a brand that seamlessly interweaves a considered, artistic style into their work and daily life, and vice-versa.
SHARE The Scandinavian Edition is the much anticipated follow up to SHARE- the coffee table book meant for sharing. We spoke with the Co-Editor and Co-Founder of JUNIQE, Lea Lange, about the collaboration and what makes SHARE the perfect fit.
Discover the niche perfume line that merges scent with sound. Creator Dana’s El Masri’s interests have placed her on a fantastic journey- interpreting songs, rhythm, melody and beats, and then translating them into perfume. Intrigued?
You know when you smell something and suddenly you remember every detail of a person? Like a perfume that makes you remember how your teenage crush used to dance, or how they walked and talked. Well, for me it starts with a cup of tea...
When I say 'jazz', who do you think of? Miles Davis, Duke Ellington or Dizzy Gillespie? And who would you name if I said 'women in jazz'? Billie Holiday for sure. Probably Ella Fitzgerald. Oh, and what's-her-name... Anita O'Day. I like them all
The stylish, modern gentlemen can dream of their own bespoke suit. London Craft Week offered the chance to experience this first hand as Henry Poole & Co opened their doors to take in, first hand, how the dinner suit is produced from start to finish.
Matt Porter has been exploring, again. But this time he is discovering the calming and awe inspiring aspects of the UK's cathedrals, churches and chapels. Spaces that offer more than the usual Sunday Service ...
"Songs from a room" reaching out to you and millions just like you. How did Sofar Sounds lay the foundations of the world's most organised music community? For this story, the key ingredients are passion and impact.
I've always loved a good cover. It gives you a chance to enjoy a song you like in a new way. I also love that there is no end to what you can do with a song. Change the tempo? Yes please. Change the genre? Of course. Change the language? Bien sûr!
The much anticipated new season of Game Of Thrones is here, and the internet has exploded with relief that the show is back on air. But for me, it's a painful reminder of what becoming emotionally involved in a TV show can do to you.
London photographer Mark Sanders is a regular contributor to well followed periodicals including Vanity Fair, Kinfolk and Esquire, among others. His style captures both observed and voyeuristic angles that echo the quiet and the calm.
3 of the top 4 coffee consuming countries are held by those of Scandinavia. Aficionados ourselves, we had the pleasure to talk with Mikal Strøm, the Manager & Art Director of Norway’s Brygg Magazine, a celebration of coffee and conversation.
Get a taste of UK subcultures rendered by and according to, minimalist illustrator Marcus Reed. Marcus upcoming book offers a roadmap through the UK’s subcultures from the early eighties through the turn of the century to present day.
Rob Greenfield has taken it upon himself to remind us of the many benefits of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle on a daily basis. Through his blog and his many initiatives, Rob has established himself as a Dude Making a Difference.
Some of the best photographs are the product of feeling rather than following rules. These are the type of images that evoke an atmosphere, pictures that lure out emotions you didn’t even know you had.
Katrin Braga is a Vancouver based photographer with roots in Iceland - roots that can be felt in her starkly bewitching images of. We spoke to her about her inspirations and her desire to capture distant dreams of the past.
Music is sound and silence. Both are important to tell the message that you want to tell or convey the feelings you want to. I believe the same should happen to images (music images or not) so I try to work around portraying both sound and silence.
This playlist is carefully selected to be a soundtrack for spring. It's inspired by the light warm breezes, the flowers that start to pop up and the feeling of hope and love that this wonderful season brings on. It's a multiple genre list, with...
Sweden is a world renowned export of ‘Don’t bore us get to the chorus’ hits- whether it be from powerhouse studios that produce precision-cut candied pop for the teenage and Eurovision set, or indie bands that have a sly knack
Patreon is a different kind of crowdfunding platform, where fans pay a set amount of money per month or project to their favorite creatives and artists. Shayla Maddox, tells us how she manage to live of her art, with the help of her followers.
Director Richard Linklater has made some of the most memorable films of a generation. We talk all things cult culture with Michael Dunaway in the opening week of his documentary exploring the work of the legendary film-maker.
The digital age may be racing ahead, but there is no reason why art cannot keep up. While the internet is stockpiling images of smug selfies and cutesy cats, meet the artist who is finding his way via his iPad.
Beauty is just skin deep, but what does actress Renée Zellweger's decision to opt for a new face say about the state of today's media and entertainment industries? We turned to American artist Lauren Crow for answers.
Norwegian animator Sverre Fredriksen never wanted to grow up, and through his craft he found a way of keeping the child in him alive. Sverre lets us in on his naïve, handmade signature style of stopmotion animation
It might come as quite the surprise that a city as rich in culture as Barcelona has only just found its way onto the Coffee Nerd's Must Visit Map. Meet the man who put it there and check out the hotspots.