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We’re inspired by craftsmanship and its place in today's culture. While we get ready to welcome you to The Pilgrm, we’d like to share a few stories of compelling makers and places in our Journal. Stay in touch and we promise we will too.

Off the Wall

Often said to be in the eye of the beholder, the beauty of art transcends both place and time. An artist’s work is more often than not, a reflection of their journey and an insight into their understanding of life, their stories and inspirations stirring them into one act of creation or another. We take a look at three polarising artists, and how their individual styles have led to them all meeting at The Pilgrm this autumn. Read on

A Material World, part one

The famous 80s song proclaimed, we are “living in a material world”, but thankfully sustainability's significant influence on design in recent years has given this statement more meaning. For the modern day maker the use of reclaimed materials has grown increasingly more common, but a small few have taken to a more honest and era-sensitive form of restoration. Read on

Into the Wilderness

If you’ve been craving a journey into the outdoors, fortunately festival season is just around the corner. But one festival in particular promises stellar live acts, Michelin-worthy cook outs and an arts and culture programme that’d make Brian Eno blush. Wilderness Festival presents you with one saccharine and all-star line-up this August. Read on

British Craft Pavilion Returns

The British Craft Pavilion returns for another year this 21–24 September. It is in collaboration with and curated by Hole & Corner, the quarterly magazine dedicated to stories of craft, beauty, passion and skill. Taking place at the London Design Fair at Old Truman Brewery, the Pavilion promises to be grander in its second year.  Read on

Have story, will travel

Ask around, the greatest stories travel far and wide, often speaking of character, grit and a journey. So when we happened upon the fine work of legendary boot maker Mr Reginald Murray Williams, we couldn’t help but ponder this near-century-spanning contribution to the craft of boot making. Read on

Properly 'wastED'

Pioneering chef Dan Barber hits London at Selfridges with innovative pop up dining concept “wastED”. His first venture in London, sitting on the roof of Selfridges until 2nd April 2017, will draw from the inspired education of the food waste movement in London. Read on

Once upon Paddington

From code-breaker Alan Turing to thespian Alfred Molina, Paddington has had many notable residents. It is perhaps more commonly known for its striking canals, being the birth place of Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and of course, Michael Bond’s nomadic bear. But Paddington, home to Norfolk Square, has a lesser known history. Read on

Crafting Culture

One could argue that we’re part of a generation who are forgetting what it means to build something with our hands. Mass consumption and profitability might well have been the two biggest adversaries for craft culture, but a small yet powerful group of individuals are taking a stand. Read on

Villareal lights London

London, it's often said, is a series of villages connected through a cosy proximity. With each village comes a culture and a pulse specific to it, but there’s a unifying thread running through London - the River Thames. More recently some have come to consider its potential as a canvas for artistic expression. Read on