“We saw a gap for something aspirational and practical,” says Nicholson, when we cornered her in the studio. “We wanted to create something that traversed the garden, the balcony, the windowsill, the house and the great outdoors. We want anyone with a love for plants and nature to find something for them — whether you’re a horticulturalist with an established garden, or a complete beginner with a growing collection of house plants.”
From vintage vegetables to the wonders of fungi, literary gardens to outdoor artworks; Bloom’s second issue is an invigorating read that’ll make you want to tend to that tired looking Swiss cheese plant immediately.
The entertainment industry is at last taking a long hard look in the mirror and times might actually be changing. But what does that mean at the grass roots and why does it matter? We catch up with director-writer-actors Sally Crooks and Kyla Goodey about why everyone having a good time is important, how leading 120 artists on a promenade performance squares off against “twatting around on toy diggers” and why being “in it together” is exactly what’s needed right now…
We asked last issue’s featured photographer Lola Paprocka to choose a photographer we should feature this issue. Join us for an interview with Kovi Konowiecki...
What helps you create? Whether it’s writing, drawing, shooting or even whittling, for so many of us, music makes the world go round. In fact, we couldn’t imagine working without it. Fascinated by how other creative souls get stuff done, we decided to unpick this causal connection by speaking to different creators about their practice, process and how music fuels their fire.
From floorboards to gin glasses, solid wool resin to soap stamps, hip flasks to leather patches for jeans – and much more besides – Jenny Shipley sure knows how to cut it. With a laser. Her eye-catching creations are lighting up different ways of doing business everywhere, from wooden bar tokens for Do Lectures to sustainability awards.
Before you get stuck in, I want to you to ask you a question. ‘Does your job have any real meaning?’
For this month's music recommendation noughties muso Joe King takes a trip down memory lane for us. Anyone else remember N:DLESS?
Source FM's Karl Phillips shares some choice cuts from the best new releases sent in for his popular Random Jukebox show.
Get inspiration for our upcoming book swap with Wyl Menmuir's podcast recommendation