Gordon's BUGLE

Welcome to Gordon's BUGLE.  A place where we explore all that is wonderful about British design, manufacturing and culture.  It is written to amuse, educate, inspire and sometimes bemuse. Exploring the quirks, pomp & circumstance, history and future of Great Britain through the lens of design and manufacturing. From before the Industrial Revolution to how Great Britain has influenced and leads the world in POP Culture and everything in between. Inside Gordon's BUGLE we will also present interviews with the craftsmen that still believe that quality counts and factory tours of the brands that make brand GB so great. We are here to blow the trumpet for Great Britain. So, dive in whenever you want and join us on our journey. Tally Ho! Chocks Away.

Latest MUSINGS

A Journey Though Scent Inspired by Wales

The Rise of British Artisan Food & Drink

Behind the Scenes of an English Vineyard

The History of British School Uniforms

A Personal Journey of a Niche Fragrance Brand

Discover Some Great Wool Days Out in Britain

Inside a Cumbrian stoneworker's riving shed

Rare Breed Wool Crafted in a Vertical Mill

Inside the Loft of the Wolrd's Oldest Sailmaker

Britains greatest success story?

The Story of Britain's Most Influential Designer

Bamboo cricket bats, beer furniture and more

Traditional skills and wildlife art

Great British Pasttime - visiting gardens

The Crafting of Leather Dog Collars

The Skilled Craft of Leather Bagmaking

How We All Need to Buy Better, Buy Less

Discover the Inspiration Behind the Workwear Brand

Discover Regional British Crafts

Behind the Scenes of Samuel Groves

The History of The Desert Boot

Insights from their Design Studio

Behind the Scenes of Handcrafted Lighting

Too splendid to merely be a shield of what's inside

Styling Your Home Office

The craft behind the finest backpacks

How Organic Jewellery is Crafted

The History of Weaving

Why do we drive on the left in Britain?

Where do Britain's national symbols come from?

The making of handcrafted candle holders

When life gves you Brexit, make lemonade

The making of handcrafted sunglasses

The making of handcrafted aprons

All Hail a Great British Design Icon

Brits Abroad. Dubai and Melbourne

The Fred Perry Story

Stuff Sir Gordon Loves: Part 2

History of the Red Telephone Box

History of British Typogrpahy. Just our Type

Brits Abroad. California and Dubai

Anglepoise. Shining a Light of British Design

History of Blue Plaques

Penguin Book Design

Peering into the History of Piers

Hands and machines in perfect harmony

History of the Union Jack

E-Type jaguar. Putting the purr in perfect

History of the British Pub Sign

Brits Abroad in California

British Christmas Traditions

Our Definition of British Made

Who the Gordon Bennett was Gordon Bennett?

Brits Abroad. Dubai and Berlin

Stuff Sir Gordon Loves Part 1

Discover Days Out Around Britain

Did Britain invent Champagne?