Works from one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture, many never before seen in public, are the focus of an exhibition at The Met Museum. Collected by long-time New York residents Diane and Arthur Abbey, the objects date from the 19th century to the present and are due to enter the museum's collection. Find out more on the exhibition website and view an installation time lapse video below.
An island riddled with ennui conjures dreams of glorious urban decay in this short story by Miriam Vaswani.Read More
We’ve featured quite a few stories about island foraging over the years. The consensus is that food doesn’t get any better than when sourced locally and gathered by hand. Further evidence of which is presented in this video of a diver in Shetland catching scallops for his lunch. Not into shellfish? Don’t fret, just sit back and chill to this oddly meditative and beautiful film.
A gallery of vivid digital landscape works by Geoff Stear, each based on a specific location on Harris or Lewis.Read More
Filmmakers Abraham Joffe and Dom West describe Ghosts of the Arctic, their film of Svalbard in winter, as a "passion project". The pair endured frostbite and two of their prized cameras died of exposure in trying to realise their dream. Watch the stunning results of their efforts above, and learn more about the process behind the shoot in this article on No Film School.
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A couple are tormented by rising seas in this short story by Harlan Yarbrough.Read More
By the briny shores of Sheepshead Bay in County Donegal in Ireland, Declan McConnellogue is smoking salmon with peat to recreate the tastes of his childhood. Experience a taste of the Wild Atlantic Way in this video about The Haven Smokehouse.
A collaborative artwork and poem by Gill Russell and Alec Finlay.Read More
Encounter the waters of Hawaii, Tahiti, Maldives, Barbados, Indonesia, Mexico and California in this beautiful and mesmerising video by Morgan Maassen.
At a cabin in the woods, open secrets bite like the cold falling rain in a deeply atmospheric short story by Miriam Vaswani.Read More
If you long to experience the frozen wilderness of the Arctic, but can't quite spirit the will to leave the cosy confines of your sofa, then you need this audio gem from Youtube. It contains 10 hours of glorious sub-zero ambience captured on an idling icebreaker. So pop on your headphones and enter a sonic paradise of frozen ocean, cracking ice and falling snow.
The nefarious tax activities of several corporations and famous individuals have been laid bare in recent weeks by the Paradise Papers investigation. At the centre of many of the stories is The Isle of Man, a self-governing crown dependency of the British Isles. A recent long-read from the BBC offers a fascinating overview of how the island found itself at the centre of an offshore cash scandal.
With its enchanting song and striking orange bill, the blackbird is one of the UK's best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and jackdaws can be equally captivating and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and, in this exclusive extract, the Hebridean islands of Mull and Staffa.Read More