Ernest is a journal for inspiring minds. It's made for those who value surprising and meandering journeys, fuelled by curiosity rather than adrenaline and guided by chance encounters. It is a repository for wild ideas, curious artefacts and genuine oddities, replete with tales of pioneers, invention and human obsession. Ernest is founded on the principles of slow journalism. We value honesty, integrity and down-to-earth storytelling - and a good, long read every now and then.
' For the curious and adventurous gentlefolk'
Issue 8 includes:
A treasury of artefacts, natural phenomena and curious tales, including the terrors of the Sargasso Sea, elemental jigsaws, a sourdough library, amphibious architecture and whirlpools of the world.
A smörgåsbord of photography, apparel and wild food, including a guide to rare breed wool, sleeping in the wild, barefoot shoes and how to cook sea spaghetti.
CALL OF THE SHANTY-BOAT
Enter the muddy waters of the shanty-boat – as elemental to the folklore of American rivers as Huckleberry Finn.
Our named winds have whipped up deserts, rained ‘blood’ and plagued people to insanity – we explore the malevolent nature of Earth’s breath.
THE STRANGE WORLD OF BEE ETIQUETTE
Delve into British folk culture and you soon realise there are an awful lot of ways to offend a bee.
SNOWDONIA: THE ROOF OF WALES
Journey with us to Snowdonia as we trace its slate mining past, reveal water’s unrelenting dominance over the landscape, and follow a Welsh songline over the mountains that helped prepare George Mallory and Edmund Hillary for their attempts to climb Everest.
A BITTER HISTORY
Tracing the humble bottle of bitters’ journey from the medicine cabinet to the cocktail bar.
NEWSPAPERS AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Expedition ‘newspapers’ momentarily lifted the spirits of lonely and isolated polar explorers – we share stories from these unique publications.
Seek out the European bison reintroduced to the Carpathians after 200 years of extinction.
A mystical being resides in the churchyards of Britain, capable of surviving across millennia, poisoning would-be foes and imbibing the vapours of the dead – we explore the necrobotany of the yew.
- 160 pages
- Perfect bound and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated 140gsm and silk 170gsm paper
- Printed in Bristol, UK
- Free gift wrapping with every order
Ernest is a biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship and the care that goes into making, who are fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends. It is a periodical of substance created for folk who love to build fires, embark on road trips, camp under a canopy of stars and run full pelt into the sea. Ernest appeals to those of us who appreciate a craft gin cocktail as much as a hearty one-pot supper, who love the grain of wood and the smell of paper, who’d like to learn how fly fish, brew beer in their shed and name all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. It is for people who like to whittle.
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