Ernest - Issue 6
Ernest is a blog and 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.
A treasury of artefacts, inventions and curious tales including sea monsters, unexplained sounds, brain theft, sleep patterns, a balloon riot, aqua mess, Admiral Byrd’s Snow Cruiser, a red-faced malkoha and a guide to pressing seaweed.
Share in the joy of exploring sea-shanties, superstitions and sea-faring vernacular. Discover how to construct your own mind palace in which to place your most precious memories. Explore the etymology of a long-lost Nordic language discovered in the NorthYork Moors. Get a glimpse of the unexpected inventions that stole the show at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Examine the allure of basic structures at the ends of the world to understand our relationship with isolation, wilderness and creativity. Follow the friends hiding artists' bothies in the wilds of Ireland. Meet the team transforming a Croatian island into a destination for nature and curiosity.
Soak up the atmosphere of an Ecuadorian cloud forest. Witness a rare occurrence of the Aurora Borealis on a Welsh mountain replete with tales of mythological giants.
Meet the archivists who become so immersed in cataloguing the work of 19th-century wood engravers, the Dalziel Brothers, that their research seeped into their daily lives. Apply an iron solution to green, carved wood so you can instantly ‘ebonise’ it. Delve back in time with the journals and sketchbooks of famous explorers.