There is something incredibly exciting about making new discoveries – as you probably know if you’re a regular Homes & Gardens reader! Our March 2020 issue is all about finding new talent – a chance for us to share with you the names and places, products and companies we think will be hogging the limelight in the months – and years – to come.
Our talent-spotting covers the full H&G gamut from interior designers, to furniture makers, textile specialists and a clutch of seven different garden designers, so we strongly advise you to keep this issue in a special place as these are the names you’ll be needing for the future.
Another treasure that you may well refer to again and again is this month’s supplement: our Secret Address Book. This is the first time we’ve compiled such a guide and it has been a labour of love, blending the expert knowledge of the editorial team with the contacts and networks of many of our most knowledgeable collaborators. We guarantee you will be delighted by the designers, makers and retailers we’ve brought together from all over the UK.
Back inside the main issue, we’ve got five beautiful houses from around the world to admire and inspire, including an oceanside retreat, a house in Singapore and a home in Devon.
DON’T MISS THESE PRINT EXCLUSIVES
- Shopping: temptation for around the home in the form of handsome wooden chests, tactile velvets, art-inspired rugs, marble-look surfaces and much, much more
- My Life in Ten: Matilda Goad joins us for our monthly Q+A revealing her admiration for Andy Warhol and a special garden in South Africa
- Baking: seven pages devoted to inimitable, and moreish, classic recipes served by the institution that is Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies.
EDITOR’S LETTER MARCH 2019
I feel as if I’ve learnt a lot editing this issue. Not just because it’s my first time stepping into Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri’s shoes while she’s on maternity leave (I am pleased to report she’s doing well), but because of all the new names that pepper the pages. We pride ourselves on championing makers early in their careers and this new designer-themed edition includes a diamond icon, used to highlight the faces and products that are unfamiliar now but are clearly ones to watch.
Similarly, I’ve added a lot to my proverbial Rolodex thanks to the Secret Address Book supplement you’ll have found alongside the main edition. A pooled resource of every under-the-radar independent British maker, designer or store that the team – and some friends of H&G – love, I’ll be keeping it close as I begin my own home renovation this year. I’m particularly taken with the contemporary homeware at Ingredients LDN and the ready-made panelling at Scumble Goosie. I guarantee you’ll unearth some treasures.
For this month’s project focus we’ve gone deep into kitchen ideas, showcasing the latest innovations in a specially extended section. Another new discovery for me is just how many statement extractor hoods are on the market (though I got equally excited by all the drawer handles, too). I hope you take as much from this edition as I have.
Pip McCormac, Acting Editorial Director