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November 25, 2014
Then & Now: Terence Woodgate

The British designer talks about his time as a student at London College of Furniture, and his latest venture in LED lighting

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November 17, 2014
The Enduring Icon: Ralph Lauren

His family run company is one of fashion’s true empires, with the polo-playing logo visible all over the world. Donald Morrison meets the Bronx-born ‘cool kid’

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November 14, 2014
Queens & Cowboys: Matt Livadary

Ahead of its showing at Stockholm Film Festival, Victor Moreno talks to the director about his film documenting a year on the Gay Rodeo circuit

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November 6, 2014
The Spotlight: Penfield x Baartmans and Siegel

David Hellqvist talks to Jamie Barshall, Amber Siegel and Wouter Baartmans about merging their brands’ DNA to create their AW14 collaboration

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November 4, 2014
Wide Open Walls: Street Art in The Gambia

David J Constable wakes up hung over in the jungle, before discovering a painted village bustling with artwork

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November 3, 2014
At Work: Ceramicist, Barry Stedman

Betty Wood heads to the Bedfordshire studio of the ceramicist to find out how his clay canvases are an experiment in abstract expression

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October 30, 2014
The Amalfi Coast: Photo Essay

In this exclusive photo essay, Kane Hulse captures the vibrant ingredients that feed the people of Amalfi and gives the region its colour

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October 29, 2014
The Edit: Backpacks

Still photographer Sam A Harris and Port’s David Hellqvist gather a selection of AW14 bags

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October 28, 2014
Biennale Interieur 2014 Round-up

Port’s online editor, Betty Wood selects her highlights from this year’s fair, which boasted an ambitious research-based cultural programme

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October 24, 2014
Interieur 2014: The Home Does Not Exist

The curator of this year’s Interieur cultural programme, Joseph Grima, talks to Betty Wood about how the home has changed irrevocably in the last 60 years 

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October 21, 2014
René Burri: Reminiscences

As news of his death ripples through the photographic world, we celebrate the work of one of the most iconic photographers of our time

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October 20, 2014
The Climb: Mont Blanc Photo Essay

We preview images from photographer Samuel Bradley’s father-son climb through the Alps with the Royal Marines

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October 17, 2014
Port Presents: Christie’s MULTIPLIED 2014

In this film, we take a look at what’s in store at the contemporary art fair, launching today

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October 16, 2014
Boot Camp

Photographer Sam Harris and David Hellqvist capture a selection of hiking boots from the Autumn Winter 2014 season

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October 15, 2014
The Politics of Food

Janine di Giovanni remembers how Sarajevo’s most precious commodity became a Mars bar

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October 14, 2014
The Albam Atmosphere

We premiere exclusive portraits taken by photographer John Spinks and talk to Albam founder Alastair Rae about the AW14 collection and using ‘real’ people instead of models

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October 13, 2014
Exclusive: Ermenegildo Zegna’s ‘A Rose Reborn’ Film

We premiere episode three, titled ‘Unless I’m dead’, of the Italian brand’s cinematic collaboration with director Park Chan-wook and actor Jack Huston

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October 9, 2014
The Seventh Day Suit

As the Le Coq Sportif tracksuit celebrates its fifth decade, David Hellqvist looks closer at how it has changed over the years and what defines the tracksuit’s allure

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October 7, 2014
Secret City: Caitlin Rose’s Nashville

The country singer and Nashville native takes photographer Reto Sterchi on a tour of her favourite haunts, including blue-collar dive bars and the diner she earned a crust at before making it in the biz

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October 6, 2014
Creative Quarter: Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

The creative and digital sector is growing exponentially across the city of Liverpool, but one long-neglected neighbourhood is leading the charge, as Tom Jenkins finds out

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October 2, 2014
Nigel Cabourn’s Army Gym

The British heritage designer, obsessed with army uniforms and workwear, talks to David Hellqvist about opening up a London store, the Filson collaboration and his love of ping pong

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September 30, 2014
Pleasure in Leisure – Matthew Murray Photo Essay

Photographer Matthew Murray unveils his latest photo essay, exploring the British obsession with our annual summer holiday…

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September 29, 2014
Variations on Closer: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Millie Walton talks to the choreographer about her intimate work, performed as part of Sadler’s Wells’ Nordic Dance Season, which explores the inner-workings of the body, as communicated by her subconscious through dreamscapes

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September 25, 2014
Travellin’ Man: Jack Steadman, Bombay Bicycle Club

The frontman talks to Millie Walton about his love of travelling, and how the band owe more just than their name to the city of Mumbai as he shares some of his travel-snaps

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September 24, 2014
London Design Festival 2014 Round Up

Port’s design editor Alyn Griffiths reports on some of the key trends and product launches at this year’s London Design Festival, including a focus on craft and some textile designs that are anything but run-of-the-mill

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September 23, 2014
Gardens And War: Dig for Answers

Natalie Hammond finds out how battle-field gardens brought a little bit of beauty and control to the lives of soldiers serving in the trenches

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September 22, 2014
Dressing the Part: Juliet & Romeo at Sadler’s Wells

As the theatre’s Nordic Dance season gets underway later this week at Sadlers’ Wells, Millie Walton talks to costume designer Magdalena Aberg about dressing and designing the set of Shakespeare’s most iconic love-story

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September 19, 2014
Perfume Genius: Bright, Bright, Bright

For this exclusive styled feature, Tom Jenkins meets an artist who’s now demanding the acceptance he always craved, whilst feeding this newfound confidence into his music

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September 18, 2014
Craftwork: Levi’s Made & Crafted

The fashion-forward Levi’s line is tasked with “designing tomorrow’s classics”, using fine fabrics and superior craftsmanship

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September 17, 2014
British Textile Design: New Dogs, Old Tricks

We wade through manufacturing myths and find out why ‘Made in Britain’ is more than just a marketing gimmick for a new generation of designers using UK textiles

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September 15, 2014
London Design Festival: Ones To Watch

We profile three designers who’ve piqued our interest at LDF later this week by using kaleidoscopic patterns, tactile industrial materials repurposed and straight-up simplicity. Photography by Robin Sinha

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September 12, 2014
Crimea Report: Between Fiction and Reality

Moscow-based American ex-pat Caroline Steele writes an exclusive report from the peninsular and implores us to look between media reports from the West and the Kremlin to gleam what’s really going on

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September 12, 2014
Tiipoi: A Pure Reflection of Indian Design

From their cast-metal mirror to drip-free Ayasa pouring jug and chakras, Indian design isn’t about the ornate, it’s about the practical says Creative Director Spandana Gopal

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September 11, 2014
Port Issue 15 – Out Now

Editor-in-Chief, Dan Crowe, and Photography Director, Rebecca McClelland on Port issue 15 – featuring composer Esa-Pekka Salonen shot by iconic photographer Pieter Hugo

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September 9, 2014
Patrik Ervell SS15 Photo Essay

Jerry Buttles brought his Polaroid camera when visiting the menswear designer backstage during his NYFW show

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September 8, 2014
Abram Games: Posters and Principles

As a new expo of the British graphic designer’s work opens at The Jewish Museum London, Nathan Ladd talks to Games’ daughter about his legacy

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September 5, 2014
Pia Wüstenberg: Fantasy Function

The Finnish-German designer talks to us about her love of glass, and how she uses craft to fashion design products playfully informed by traditional practices

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September 4, 2014
Where They Create: Jason Miller, Roll & Hill

We visit the studio of American lighting design company Roll & Hill’s founder Jason Miller with photographer Paul Barbera

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September 3, 2014
Small Town, Big Ideas: Folkestone Triennial

Millie Walton discovers the artistic variety at Folkestone Triennial and talks to John Marshall and Cezanne Charles, co-directors of design studio rootoftwo, about their headless chickens

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September 2, 2014
Elio Petri: A Forgotten Genius, Remembered

Curator of the ICA’s Elio Petri season, Nico Marzano, introduces a selection of the director’s seminal works and charts their influence on subsequent generations of filmmakers

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September 1, 2014
Hey, Country Boy: Christopher Owens

Ahead of the release of his new album, Nathan Ladd talks to Christopher Owens about the solo misnomer, age, creative cities and country flair

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August 29, 2014
Greek Legend: Aliki Vougiouklaki

Aliki Vougiouklaki was far more than a film star. For a country torn apart by war, she also represented the hopes of a nation, as British author Ali Smith writes

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August 28, 2014
This Hotel Room: Carlton Arms

Banksy, Bruno Tanquerel, Robert Lewis – they’ve all left their mark on this hotel in New York, as Caroline Solomon and Reto Sterchi find out…

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August 26, 2014
Psychogeography: Far From The Madding Crowd

Tom Spooner takes us on a physical journey across class-lines and geographical boundaries, demonstrating that in order to really understand our surroundings, we need to abandon conscious direction

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August 22, 2014
This Is Just a Modern Rock Film: Stuart Murdoch

The Belle and Sebastian frontman discusses the near decade-long struggle to get his debut feature film God Help the Girl made

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August 20, 2014
The Model Makers: Richard Threadgill Associates

Why, in the age of CGI and 3D printing, are architectural models still relevant? Betty Wood goes to the studio of one of London’s leading model-makers to find out. Photography Liz Seabrook

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August 19, 2014
Reputations: Jared Harris

Acting has become a pursuit towards maximum recognisability and exposure; here we talk to a rare mercurial actor who is swimming against that tide and putting his character first

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August 18, 2014
Disobedient Objects: Protest by Design

Co-curators of Disobedient Objects Gavin Grindon and Catherine Flood select five highlight objects from the exhibition

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August 15, 2014
Celebrity: Everything That’s Popular Is Boring

Robert Hughes charts the rise and fall of celebrity culture, and remembers when carefully constructed studio control was what mattered

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August 14, 2014
Night at the Museum: The Workers, After Dark

The East London design studio is giving the public the chance to explore Tate Britain at night, using four specially designed robots