Friday, 8 August 2014


Patrick Grant takes BAFTA winning Documentary Film-maker Ian Denyer and Photographer Chris Floyd on a two and a half thousand mile, eight-day tour around Great Britain to document the heritage and craftsmanship behind some of the legendary manufacturers who make the cloths and clothing for the E. Tautz collections.

Eight videos of the Makers of E Tautz 


For thirty years Gladys Jones and Sir Adrian Cadbury worked at the same factory in Bournville in Birmingham, but never met. They now come together to reflect on their lives then and now, and the love of chocolate and sport that unites them.

A great programme on Bournville's chocolate factory workers


It was my privilege to work with Butler & Tanner, one of the greats of the golden age of British printing, which sadly went into administration yesterday with the loss of one hundred jobs. Thus a company that started in 1845 is no more and its history ends here.

So long, Butler & Tanner (Spitalfields Life)


Having worked with Olivetti, Alessi, Cappellini, Flos, Muji and SCP amongst others, designer Jasper Morrison is a powerhouse of British design, with recent commissions including furniture for the Tate Modern, the ATM desk for Vitra and a range of pots&pans for Alessi.

Inside Jasper Morrison's studio (Port Magazine)

John Lobb has been producing shoes in the English town of Northampton since the mid-19th century. Now, the revered shoemaker is set to grow. But how do you scale a brand with a business model rooted in traditional craft?