Want to swap a good book for a great one?

Bring your old art books to MoMA tomorrow and you could get some fabulous Phaidon ones - and meet an artist!
Want to swap a good book for a great one?

Anish Kapoor 'I want to write a grand opera...'

'... and deal with the big human issues.' But, he tells us, 'One would kid oneself to believe one could do all that'
Anish Kapoor 'I want to write a grand opera...'

The designs Alessi declined

A new exhibition shows the products by Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass and co that never made it into production
The designs Alessi declined

If you've got it - flaunt it!

Fashioning the Body is a great show examining ways in which we've 'enhanced our offering' over the years
If you've got it - flaunt it!

Anish Kapoor ‘An artist’s job is to say I’m lost’

We catch up with the sculptor and painter at the launch of a show of new work at the Lisson Gallery
Anish Kapoor ‘An artist’s job is to say I’m lost’

What do you think of Spotify's new look?

It's goodbye to the green as designers Collins give music streaming service a great new 60's inspired identity
What do you think of Spotify's new look?

Shoshanna's off to Japan and she's got a great guide!

The series four finale of Girls last night had a host of surprises - not least the inclusion of our Wallpaper* City Guide
Shoshanna's off to Japan and she's got a great guide!

One thing not to miss in Paris

Spring has sprung and with it comes a new Wallpaper* City Guide, packed with cool things to see and do
One thing not to miss in Paris

What was Louis Kahn working on, the day he died?

The architect died at Penn Station on this day in 1974, when his briefcase was opened it contained these sketches
What was Louis Kahn working on, the day he died?

Michael Graves RIP

One of the influential 'New York Five' architects and designer of the postmodern Blue Bird Kettle dies at 80
Michael Graves RIP

Dismantling Shiro Kuramata's sushi bar

The painstaking work Hong Kong's M+ museum put into preserving his classic interior is revealed in new video
Dismantling Shiro Kuramata's sushi bar

One thing not to miss in Hong Kong

In town for Art Basel HK? Take time off at the highest bar in the world, as featured in our Wallpaper* City Guide app
One thing not to miss in Hong Kong

Want to know what's inspiring Magnus Nilsson?

The colour blue, monastery life and lupin beans will inform the Swedish chef's menu next season
Want to know what's inspiring Magnus Nilsson?

Scholten & Baijings are in Designs of the Year 2015

The Dutch duo and Phaidon authors’ Strap Chair will feature alongside works by Frank Gehry and Raf Simons
Scholten & Baijings are in Designs of the Year 2015

Why Scholten & Baijings work so well on paper

From prototype to final product, the designers have produced some of their best work using this simple material
Why Scholten & Baijings work so well on paper

How Groovy Bob inspired Bacon and Basquiat

Immortalised in The Beatles song Dr. Robert and in Richard Hamilton's Swingeing London 67, a brilliant new show at Pace Gallery celebrates the huge importance and influence of legendary art dealer to the stars Robert Fraser
How Groovy Bob inspired Bacon and Basquiat

The future according to Konstantin Grcic

German designer works with Vitra Design Museum to produce forward-looking, personal retrospective
The future according to Konstantin Grcic

Brutalist icons go from concrete to cardboard

We love brutalist architecture so the thought of erecting some on our desk pleases us #SorryWorkMates
Brutalist icons go from concrete to cardboard

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