Sam Walton

Sam Walton

Sam is the founder and Editorial/Creative Director of Hole & Corner magazine. He is also Creative Director of the Telegraph Media Group's Luxury magazine and has worked as an art director and designer with some of the UK's most respected publishing houses, as well as titles including Vogue, Frank, Elle Decoration and World of Interiors. He spent six years at the creative helm of Spring Creative (formerly Six), developing brand campaigns for global names such as Bally, Harvey Nichols, COS, Nicole Farhi, Vertu, Barbour and William & Son.

  • What is the colour of India for you?

    Burnt Sienna, driving across Rajasthan from Jodhpur to Jaipur, the streets, earth in the landscapes and buildings of the cities had such depth and richness of colour.

  • What is the scent of India for you?

    India is an assault on the senses, so it’s not easy to pinpoint one particular smell. But if I had to choose, probably the combination experienced on a roof of the old city of Jaipur, during the Kite Festival, the scent of all the amazing food being prepared and exploded fireworks – amazing.

  • What is the taste of India for you?

    My first samosa from a street vendor in Jodhpur.

  • What is the sound of India for you?

    I love hearing the call for prayer (although not every morning!)

  • What is the touch of India for you?

    Not my own but watching the potters effortlessly produce the matka pots was mesmerizing.

The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show

I remember quite vividly the first time I went to the cinema. I must have been around four, and walking...

Production South India
Made In India
Made In India

In a unique tour across Rajasthan in collaboration with kamalan, we discover the region's finest artisans, from indigo dyers and...

Production North India
Cathedrals of Ecstasy
Cathedrals of Ecstasy

Retrace our steps with Hole & Corner as we explored the derelict performance spaces of Chennai and Madurai in the south...

Behind-The-Scenes South India
hole and corner rajasthan
In Search of Artisans

Delve into our journey with Hole & Corner across Rajasthan where we explored handicraft and textile traditions in this land of plenty...

Behind-The-Scenes North India