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ART & CULTURE

Immerse yourself in artisanship from age-old techniques to modern craft, exploring the power and beauty of craftsmanship and culture in all its forms. You’ll also find insightful interviews with the makers, curators and collectors on Cabana’s Radar.

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Finders Keepers with Antique Textile Expert Katharine Pole

Antique textile dealer Katharine Pole, one of the most knowledgeable and respected experts in this area of the trade, shares her greatest find and the piece she'll keep forever.

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Artist Marie Hazard discusses language and loss with curator Sonya Tamaddon

Ahead of her show with Japanese ceramicist Masaomi Yasunaga at Tristan Hoare Gallery in London, French artist Marie Hazard discusses language, loss and the ancient technique of weaving with exhibition curator, Sonya Tamaddon.

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Finders Keepers with Ethnographic and Antiquities Dealer, Tom Hurst

Finders Keepers: Tom Hurst, a young collector and self-proclaimed ‘dealer in ethnographic art, antiquities and interesting country house objects’, shares with Ros Byam Shaw the stories of two extraordinary finds.

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Embracing Nature's Imperfection with Kenyan Sculptor Lana Trzebinski

Embracing Nature's Imperfection with Kenyan Sculptor Lana Trzebinski

Kenyan-born ceramicist, Lana Trzebinski, embraces a wabi sabi philosophy, revealing the profound beauty hidden in nature's imperfections. Harriet Brennan visits the studio where Lana shapes Kenya's rich clay into organic sculptures. 

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The Origins of the Suzani

The Editors of HALI Magazine explore the history, symbolism and beauty of Suzani fabrics: fixed emblems of immense cultural significance for many regions and communities in Central Asia.

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Paint the Town with Speckles: The Story of Puglia's Much-loved Speckled Ceramics

Step into the sunlit world of Puglia with the region's distinctive speckled ceramics, each piece a testament to local artisanal skill and centuries-old craftsmanship. These vividly patterned ceramics are more than tableware and splashes of color - they are artifacts of Italian heritage. Uncover their story with insights from Rivesto's Paul del Giglio.

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Finders Keepers: Rare and Exceptional Ceramic finds with Adrian Sassoon

Finders Keepers: Leading art dealer, Adrian Sassoon, collects contemporary ceramics and is a world expert in French 18th-century porcelain. He shares with Ros Byam Shaw the stories of two extraordinary discoveries, both particularly personal.

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Alchemy of Design: The Collection of Count Manfredi della Gherardesca

Discover the eclectic legacy of the late Manfredi della Gherardesca through his extraordinary collection, to be auctioned at Dreweatts on 24 April. Antique dealer and close friend of Manfredi, Charlotte di Carcaci, asked art lovers and legendary tastemakers to select their favorite lots.

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A Glass Act: Why Laguna~B stands out from the Murano glass scene

From the very beginning, Laguna~B stood out from the Murano glass scene for its bold, unorthodox approach to preserving an old-world craft. Sara Pierdonà meets CEO and art director Marcantonio Brandolini d'Adda to discover the story of the family-run brand, and what the future holds.

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Finders Keepers with antique dealer and JAMB founder, Will Fisher

Finders Keepers: Will Fisher, antique dealer, avid collector and founder of Jamb, shares the stories of two extraordinary objects that have passed through his hands - a shift in world order carved in stone and the piece he was destined to own.

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Finders Keepers with legendary Interior Stylist, Jessica Hayns

In the rarefied world of styling and art directing for interiors magazines, Jessica Hayns is a legend. Her exceptional eye is evident throughout her Georgian home, which will be exclusively revealed in Cabana Issue 21. Here, she shares her 'finders keepers': a museum-worthy flea market find and the emotional piece she'll keep forever.

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A Weaver's Historic Farmhouse in Vermont

From his home on a storied 19th-century farm, high in the hills of Vermont, Justin Squizzero is reviving the traditional crafts of spinning, weaving and naturally dyeing textiles using a 200-year-old loom. He gives Cabana a tour of his farmhouse and tells Camilla Frances about his woven life.

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Finders Keepers: 17th century treasures with Christopher Cawley

New York-based antique dealer Christopher Cawley, 32, is undoubtedly an old soul. He shows Liz Gardner and Taylor Hall O'Brien around his beautiful treasure trove in the city, and shares his 'Finders Keepers': a serendipitous tapestry and the preternatural find that could be his origin story. 

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Finders Keepers with Patrick Williams of Berdoulat

Berdoulat founder Patrick Williams and his wife Neri are the custodians of one of Bath’s most beautiful shops. The designer, collector and restoration specialist tells Eleanor Cording-Booth about his greatest find and the object he’ll keep forever.

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A Spiritual Exercise: In the studio with Beatrice Caracciolo

A Spiritual Exercise: In the studio with Beatrice Caracciolo

Sara Pierdonà visits the studio of acclaimed artist, Beatrice Caracciolo, discovering the story of her new works - which reveal portraits for the first time in her career - and exploring her multiple inspirations, exceptional work ethic and fascination with folklore.

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The artist rethinking classical myth through a feminist lens

From her studio in north-west London, multi-disciplinary artist, Serena Korda, creates diverse works of art and sculpture, inspired by her fascination with folklore, mythology and storytelling. She talks to curator and art historian, Vanessa Boni, about her desire to rethink classical myths through a feminist lens.

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Objects Of Note: A Lady-in-Waiting with a playful surprise

In our new series, Objects of Note, collectors and tastemakers spotlight objects of notable interest or importance. In the first of the series, antique dealer Laura Kugel - of the renowned Galerie Kugel in Paris - shares the story of a gilt-bronze noblewoman with a playful secret.

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Finders Keepers: Exceptional decorative arts with Alessandra di Castro

"Decorative art can often tell us the spirit of an era better than a painting or sculpture," reveals Alessandra di Castro in the latest edition of Finders Keepers. The acclaimed antique dealer tells Sara Pierdonà about two extraordinary pieces of decorative art: her greatest find and the piece she'll keep forever.

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International Women's Day 2024: Inspiring stories of craft and collaboration

On International Women's Day 2024, Cabana speaks to female-owned businesses providing disadvantaged women with meaningful skills and employment. Read on to discover how Malaga4 is training incarcerated women, how Malaika Linens is empowering women to take charge of their economic futures, and how Colombia Collective is helping Amazonian communities to revive their ancestral crafts.

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Design Icons: London Design Week 2024 featuring cabana

London's Chelsea will play host to many of the design world's leading talents and tastemakers next week (11-15 March), including Cabana founder and Editor-in-Chief, Martina Mondadori, and artist and photographer, Ashley Hicks. Discover Cabana's picks of the line up, chosen by our editors.

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Marella, Maremma and Niki: An intriguing story of art and taste in Tuscany

Sara Pierdonà explores the extraordinary artistic community that has developed in Tuscany's barren Maremma region, inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle's pyschadelic Tarot Garden and the vision of Italian tastemaker, Marella Agnelli. 

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Finders Keepers with Pom Harrington of Peter Harrington Rare Books

Finders Keepers: Specialist dealer of the world’s most sought-after rare books, London-based bibliophile, Pom Harrington, tells Eleanor Cording-Booth about his greatest literary find (arguably, it found him) and the book he’ll keep forever.

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Crafting Colombia: Preserving the past to protect the future

Colombia's diverse craft traditions and highly skilled artisans offer a fascinating window into the country's cultural history. Sophie Goodwin explores Colombia's craft heritage, and meets three designers working to preserve and promote its future.

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The Unique History of Bavarian Glass

Sara Pierdonà explores the origins and prestige of Bavarian glass, charting its development throughout Europe from the 15th century onwards, and discovering key characters in its story ~ from an antagonistic crown prince to master craftsmen.

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