Our bookazine Volume 12 just landed in our subscribers letterboxes. Created during lockdown, I’m super proud of my team and what we have achieved. Initially the theme for this edition, which I set in January, was based around global/local business models for creative lifestyle businesses. I wanted to highlight case studies of brands, designers and artist who play the local or global, or both, game. This, however, changed slightly as Covid-19 disrupted our daily lives. With the events of the past few months we all recognise the fact that change is needed. So in addition to the featured interviews, we’re talking new business, improvement and progress.
To me, improvement is in some way rooted in revival. We take something which we already have and make it better – whether that’s working with local craftsmen and supporting their livelihoods while keeping traditional skills alive (read the story of Monsoon and Beyond on p20) or redefining workspaces by improving the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of employees and office workers (read the story of Uncommon on p40).
It is very apparent to me that we need to include everyone in conversations and invite them to the table. If you have been with us from the start, you know that we champion creativity and give opportunities to anyone who has a great talent – whatever age, ethnicity or background. I’m very proud to present to you our first art cover created by a student (and my daughter), who is just about to start her degree in Interiors Architecture. Inside you will find insightful brand stories from around the world which, I hope, will add to the conversation and open your eyes to what’s out there, beyond our borders.
As always, thank you for reading and your continuous support. It truly means a lot. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide such a supportive platform where small creative businesses can share their stories.
+ HOW TO STAND OUT BY EMBRACING A UNIQUE BUSINESS CONCEPT
+ WORKSPACES DESIGNED TO ENERGISE AND INSPIRE
+ GROWING BUSINESS THROUGH INNOVATIVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES
+ CREATING A BRAND BASED AROUND STORYTELLING
+ PLAYING THE GLOBAL GAME
+ MAXIMALIST DESIGN
+ NEW INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE BRANDS
+ ARTISTS STORIES
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