TOAST Magazine

Each week we publish articles on books, artists, seasonal recipes, travel and the stories of our makers and materials.

Tracing the Life of Joanna Drew: A Visionary Maker of Exhibitions

The respected gallery director who transformed the British art scene over four decades.

2 months ago
Breakfast with… Lauren Groff

Jo Rodgers speaks to the Florida-based author about her latest novel reimagining the life of 12th century poet Marie de France.

2 months ago
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont | Book Club

Jen Campbell reviews the mystery novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s own disappearance in 1926.

3 months ago
On the Trail of Sea Ranch, California

Fiorella Valdesolo finds a sense of serenity as she uncovers the architectural history of this coastal 1960s idyll.

3 months ago
Studio Kettle | Time to Make

Alex Jones creates practical bags and hats inspired by fisherman styles in his Yorkshire studio.

3 months ago
Expendio de Maíz, Mexico City | Time to Make

Jesús Salas Tornés, founder of the experimental restaurant in the La Roma neighbourhood, shares a recipe.

3 months ago
Repair & Revive | Three Sashiko Mending Stories

We trace the narratives behind a selection of pieces mended through our free repair service, TOAST Renewal.

3 months ago
Worn: A People’s History of Clothing | Book Club

Author Sofi Thanhauser on her exploration of five fabrics through society, gender politics and the planet.

3 months ago
Celebrating Slow Architecture with Peter and Thomas Randall-Page

We meet the renowned British sculptor and his architect son to discuss their decade-long project, the Art Barn.

3 months ago
Mariah Nielson | TOAST Portraits

Mina Holland meets with the design consultant and daughter of celebrated sculptor JB Blunk.

4 months ago
Geetie Singh-Watson | TOAST Insider

The ethical entrepreneur on preserving and reinvigorating The Bull Inn, Totnes.

4 months ago
Short Stories to Begin 2022 | Book Club

Jen Campbell’s favourite quick reads to kickstart the year. 

4 months ago
Laura Knight: A Panoramic View at MK Gallery

A look at the English artist celebrated for her paintings of marginalised communities, war and performers. 

4 months ago
In the Studio with Molesworth & Bird

We speak to Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird about their seaweed design company, which is based between Lyme Regis and Cornwall.

4 months ago
Learning to Patchwork in Gee’s Bend, Alabama

An extract from author Victoria Finlay’s latest book, Fabric.

4 months ago
Elemental Compositions | Our Spring Summer Collection

This season we look to artists and makers creating dynamic objects using materials close to hand.

4 months ago
In the Studio with Potter Grace McCarthy

We speak to the east London-based potter about the process behind her artistic everyday pieces.

5 months ago
Edible Flowers: How, Why, and When We Eat Flowers | Book Club

Monica Nelson highlights blooms in culinary usage and how they have been integral to our cultures.

5 months ago
Botanical Compositions with Photographer Shelley Kirkwood

The New England-based creative on the process behind her dynamic yet delicate works.

5 months ago
Jen Campbell's Best Books of 2021 | Book Club

A round up of literary favourites published this year.

5 months ago
The Ancient Traditions and Modern-Day Rituals of Palo Santo

Natalie Shukur reflects on the grounding effect of lighting this calming wood.

5 months ago
Christmas at River Cottage with Lucy Brazier

We speak to the cook and writer about her latest book and share two festive recipes.

6 months ago
Magical Realism with Painter Nneka Uzoigwe

We speak to the London-based artist about her dreamlike work.

6 months ago
Encouraging Nature through Farming with Author James Rebanks

We speak to the writer and shepherd about his second book English Pastoral and his considered approach to agriculture.

6 months ago