I’ve been a fan of Ernest since I first came across this beautiful publication last summer. It’s a relatively new biannual magazine full of (as the guys at Ernest put it) curiosity and adventure. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship, who are fascinated by eccentric histories and who care more for timeless style than trends. In issue 2’s exploration of the outer Hebrides I almost feel like I’m there with them on the adventure (when I’m not wishing that I was). Ernest covers subjects, places and crafts that I didn’t even know I was interested in and it does so in an exciting yet relaxing and beautifully photographed way.
Why stock Ernest at Little Mill House? I thought long and hard about whether Ernest would fit into Little Mill House and if it was appropriate, after all it isn’t made from anything upcycled or recycled but it’s values and everything Ernest stands for are the same as ours here at Little Mill House, craftsmanship, adventure, great design, eccentricity…the list goes on. We completely fell in love with the way Ernest is printed too, on FSC approved, uncoated paper at Bristol’s oldest printers Taylor Brothers LTD. So in the end it was a no brainer!
Heres a little about what to expect in issue 2 of Ernest:
- Explore the Outer Hebrides by sea kayak, meet the couple weaving Skye’s landscape into cloth and spend a day with a West Coast prawn fisherman.
- Follow a battle of wills between an 18th-century surgeon and an Irish circus attraction.
- Enter a room filled with over 900 frozen brains to learn about these mysterious organs.
- Meet the Isle of Wight globemaker who fuses NASA technology and modern design with a devotion to time-honoured methods dating back to the 1600s
- Salted hides, oak liquor and fish grease: step inside Britain’s last oak tannery.
- Investigate the murky origins of porter
- Gather cockles and edible seaweed then prepare a simple lobster supper on the barbecue.
- Meet the father and son team restoring ancient keyboards to their former glory.
- Search for Britain’s 3,000 ghost villages.
If you like the sound of Ernest copies are available here.