Phox Pop magazine Issue 2 is 96 (advertising-free) pages of stories about thinkers, seekers, makers, and doers.
Inside we examine:
- The history of made-up musical instruments, and personifications of nature in Nordic folktales.
- The on-again, off-again relationship between Britain’s first astronaut and her interstellar attire, and the scientist who’s spent 50 years studying “the most remarkable biological phenomena in the world”.
- Plus, discover a cabinet-maker in a hospital garden, crystal formations in urban places, and find out what links pasta and hipsters.
"The first time I ever saw them was in February of 1977. We were walking along a road and it was overcast and nothing was moving. Then all of a sudden the colour of the forest changed from green to grey and I realised I was looking at a wall of monarch...read more
Australia has an unpleasant history when it comes to national identity, and trying to impose one. A white one. Like in 1901, when descendants of the 'founders' who claimed Australia as their own — despite it already being inhabited by Aboriginal and Torres...read more
It’s street art, but not as you know it. It’s not painting or pasting onto walls, it’s filling gaps and ensconcing nature-like shapes in metropolitan cavities.It’s called ‘Urban Geode’ and it’s an on-going project by Los Angeles-based artist Paige Smith,...read more
What connection can we maintain to nature when the jungles we inhabit are increasingly made of concrete? It is a question artists Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen have been exploring…read more
Through the largest of Bethlem Hospital’s remaining apple orchards, over badger sets, and past a light pole on which kestrels are often seen perching, can be found a wood pile…read more
“You don’t go to art school to do wallpaper design. There’s no such thing.” How you become a wallpaper designer, Paul Simmons explains — or at least, how he did — is “by default”…read more
The mid-18th Century was what you might call ‘peak Grand Tour’, when the trend for young British men visiting the continent’s most cosmopolitan cities and famous sites was at its height…read more
In the editorial we made mention of the lovely Edixion Offset 110gsm uncoated paper Issue 2 of the magazine is printed on… you can feel the tangible texture of it…read more
There was a time when astrology and astronomy were not so scientifically, diametrically opposed. A time when Johannes Kepler wrote horoscopes for the royal court while also writing requests…read more
A flash of insight might feel like a spontaneous, instantaneous revelation, but experts say they can see signs that something is brewing several seconds in advance…read more