A sneaky look inside issue one, oh go on then...

As we put the finishing touches to the first iPad edition of Ernest Journal, we thought it time we shared just a few of the features we have in store for you.

The Singular Case of Dr Lobsang Rampa; words: David Bramwell; photos: Jesse Wild.

The Singular Case of Dr Lobsang Rampa; words: David Bramwell; photos: Jesse Wild.

Curious histories

Investigate the singular case of Dr Tuesday Lobsang Rampa: lama, mystic, plumber. Unearth the 15th-century history of collective nouns. Disassemble a storm kettle.

Wild Wood; words & photos: Fern Leigh Albert.

Wild Wood; words & photos: Fern Leigh Albert.

Spaces

Meet a community living in humble wooden dwellings on the edge of Dartmoor. Have a butchers inside a converted railway carriage in Britain's only desert. Fill your workspace with tactile, handcrafted office kit.

Barbering tools; words: Barry the Barber; photos: Hanson Leatherby.

Barbering tools; words: Barry the Barber; photos: Hanson Leatherby.

Workmanship

Ogle at antique barber's tools. Whittle your own pair of wooden skis. Meet a maker of replica bird eggs inspired by Victorian natural history collections.

Due South; words: Mark Blackmore

Due South; words: Mark Blackmore

Slow adventure

Tread in the fateful footsteps of Mawson, Mertz and Ninnis as they endure the worst of Antarctic journeys. Follow a 400km route across arctic Sweden and into Europe's last great wilderness. Explore abandoned spaces.

Stargazing Kit; words: Abi Whyte; photos: Jesse Wild.

Stargazing Kit; words: Abi Whyte; photos: Jesse Wild.

Timeless style

Keep snug and sated on your stargazing adventures. Lather up with seaweed soaps. Learn about the history of the Aran sweater, born out of necessity, tradition and fierce independence.

Sour Beer; words: Abi Whyte; photos: Colin Nicholls.

Sour Beer; words: Abi Whyte; photos: Colin Nicholls.

Wild food

Meet the brewers experimenting with wild yeast and seasoned oak barrels in Somerset. Embrace the tradition, science and sorcery of curing. Embark on an epic drunken odyssey from Essex speakeasy to the East Village in search of McSorley's Wonderful Saloon.

Issue one is due to come out early in March 2014. Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter for updates and ways to get involved.

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