Westley Richards, the iconic Birmingham based gunmakers, held an event at its Pritchett Street showroom and factory recently to celebrate the launch of its new partnership with Orvis UK. The ‘Orvis Residency’ will run for three months, including the Christmas period, at the Westley Richards store in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter.Continue Reading

Lenses are the single most important aspect of any photographer’s kit bag. That’s right. It’s not sensors with gigantic megapixel counts, or having the latest model number, or even the highest frame rate. While they all have their place and use, it is the lens you use when you takeContinue Reading

Always dreamed of owning a boat? Good at DIY? Here we weigh up the pros and cons of building your own. What if you want the craft between your feet and the water to have been produced by your own two hands? What if what you really yearn for isContinue Reading

For an antidote to these digital times take a look at the games below for some winter’s night inspiration. Board games and card games are a tribute to the playful inventiveness of human history and have the uncanny ability to evoke a sense of gleeful nostalgia in even the mostContinue Reading

Thinking of spending the kid’s inheritance this autumn? Then why not take a look at our list of inspirations below? While the hopeless romantics among us may disagree, there are just three little words designed to send flutters through the heart of any man: cars, cigars, guitars. What else couldContinue Reading

With rumours of vinyl’s demise greatly exaggerated, the wider music industry is adapting once again. Barnaby Dracup delves into the vinyl renaissance. Despite a panicky music industry throwing the baby out with the bathwater in its headlong rush to embrace emerging digital formats, it was the small independent labels thatContinue Reading

[if_slider id=”5703″] If the Range Rover Sentinel is a bit too flash for you, then the armoured version of Volvo’s XC90 might be just the ticket. Unveiled following “numerous requests” for an armoured version of their perennially popular SUV, while the project took just two years to bring to market,Continue Reading

[if_slider id=”5447″] Electric conversions for classic cars are becoming big business, but do they actually make sense? Chris Pickering drives the Swind E Classic to find out. Penned in the mid-fifties and produced right up until October 2000, the original Mini is a truly iconic design. A triumph of automotiveContinue Reading

In the second of his series of articles on Leica rangefinder camera, renowned photographer Mark Fairhurst explains how you actually use one. I’ve been a professional photographer since the early 1980s, so using ‘older style’ cameras such as my Leica digital rangefinder is second nature to me, and while IContinue Reading