Image: Photographer John Cowan, Vogue, November 1, 1964, Conde Nast Archive / Corbis.
If you find the summer heat uncomfortable, take solace in the cover of Issue 08: Hibernate from 2005. We used an image by John Cowan, shot for Vogue in 1964 at Resolute Bay, on Cornwallis Island in the Arctic Circle. The spread from the shoot was called, “The Girl Who Went Out Into the Cold”. The cover is now available as one of our 100% cotton tote bags; 14 designs are available.
Issue 08 is available to buy as a back issue. It is bursting with inspiring individuals, including Sheila Paine, an intrepid traveller who takes us on a tour of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. She’s an extraordinary individual who has enriched the world of textiles through her passion, personal courage and spirit. Her contribution in the form of an outstanding collection must be preserved and we highlight her search to find a suitable home for her treasures.
Del Cerro in Colorado and Anta in Scotland are two companies that stand out from the crowd. Working on a small scale they create products with the distinct signature based on the style and vision of a talented individual and are stronger for it. The same can be said of the shopkeepers featured in our Christmas shopping article. The owners of egg, hand and loop fill their shops with eclectic merchandise that makes browsing an uplifting experience – worlds apart from that encountered on the high street.
Image: egg, interior.
Issue 08 was published in winter, in a season of long nights and cold mornings when we all find it harder and harder to leave the comfort and warmth of our beds. To help you snuggle down we examine the finest bed linen. We look at the beauty of draped fabric in the work of Sophia Kokosalaki as well as in architecture. Capturing the drapes and folds of fine fabric has always been a test of an artist’s skill but architects and stonemasons created their own versions.
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