Summer Reads: This is what high summer should look like in your flower beds, according to one of the world's best garden writers

Anna Pavord says it’s ‘beachwear season’ in your backyard. Here’s how you can get the look

High Summer. The bright blooms of self-seeding poppies light up a summer border where the vigorous Geranium pretense ‘Mrs Kendall Clark’ flowers between feathery plumes of bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ‘Giant Bronze’). Horticultural photographs by Claire Takacs

Summer Reads: You’ve been dieting all wrong, according to this eminent New York Doctor

Gary Deng once felt like he was putting out fires, surrounded by piles of kindling. Now he’s set out a safe, simple way we can all eat more healthily

Dr Gary Deng, author of The Wellness Principles

Summer Reads: Annie Leibovitz's fascination with Emily Dickinson

The photographer recounts how her ghostly encounters at the poet’s home led her to dig deeper into the Dickinson archive

Emily Dickinson’s herbarium, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010. © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz at Work’

Summer Reads: Here’s why Gordon Ramsay thinks this British chef is among the best in the world

Ramsay says Clare Smyth has style, finesse and a drive that cannot be bought or taught. So, why did he think she couldn’t last a week in his kitchen?

Clare Smyth. Photographs by Nathan Snoddon

Summer Reads: Harmony Korine on Supreme's wild, early days

In our Supreme book the movie director recalls the birth of the skate brand

Javier Núñez at Supreme store by Larry Clark, Lafayette Street, NYC, 1994

Bruce Weber and the opening up of male beauty

This Pride month, we look at how Weber’s muscular photographs helped men see themselves in a new light

Tom Hintnaus photographed by Bruce Weber for Calvin Klein, Santorini, Greece, 1982. As reproduced in The Men's Fashion Book

Summer Reads: Is Martin Parr the Roger Federer of Photography? This National Portrait Gallery curator certainly thinks so

In the first of our seasonal reading series, and to coincide with the Wimbledon, tennis championships, we take a look at how Parr won the game, set and match of observational photography

Martin Parr at US Open, New York, USA, 2017. Portrait by Louis Little

The 'Lioness' artist fighting LGBTQIA+ hate crimes

Our African Artists book highlights Zanele Muholi's visual activism in South Africa

Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown, 2016. © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York. Gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 cm (19 5/8 × 14 1/8 in).

Pierre Bergé’s loving tribute to Yves Saint Laurent in the heart of Marrakech

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum is both a public reminder of the designer’s genius, and also a personal memento of love

Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, Paris. The foundation’s archives room; photograph of Yves Saint Laurent by Helmut Newton

The positive message in Ugo Rondinone’s rainbows

Our new book reflects on the celebration of queer identity in some of the Swiss artist's best-loved works

Ugo Rondinone, Cry Me A River, 1997. Installation view at Centre Pasquart, Biel, 1997.

Why our Book of Dinosaurs will keep prehistoric passions alive in younger readers

Do your kids love Jurassic World Dominion and Prehistoric Planet? Then need to get them our new Book of Dinosaurs

Pages from Phaidon's new Book of Dinosaurs

Cool off (and stay steady) with these low and no alcohol cocktails

Our books Spirited and Regarding Cocktails have some surprisingly refreshing inclusions

Carrot Spritz. Cocktail photos by Andy Sewell

Gaspacho Alentejano is the soup the Portuguese sip to keep cool. This is how you make it

Want to sample some of the great tastes of Europe? Here’s a cooling dish to start with

Gaspacho Alentejano, or Gaspacho Alentejo Style, from Portugal: The Cookbook

How one ECAL student turned a whale skull into a design object

Our new book on this seminal Swiss design school shows how contemporary creativity can be both local and global

Hrefna, Milos Ristin, 2013. The Iceland Whale Bone Project. Photo by Emile Barret

How one ECAL student spun the record round

Our new book on this seminal Swiss design school details ECAL’s playful audio project with Yamaha

Vertical Player, Jonas Villiger. Yamaha Sound Machines, 2021. Photo by Younès Klouche

The sons of Phaidon reveal how dad helped shape their creative lives

For Father's Day we salute the paternal role within the creative lives of artists, chefs, designers, photographers and architects

Vivi, Bruno, Lili, 2019, acrylic paint on aluminium. Jean Jullien Studio / Photographs courtesy NANZUKA

How one ECAL student future-proofed the sausage

Our new book on this seminal Swiss design school shows how contemporary creativity can be turned to almost anything

Anatomical sausage model: Bangers and mash, 2014-2017. The Sausage of the Future. Photo by Younes Klouch

When ECAL reshaped the baguette

Our new book looks at how one of Europe's most innovative design agencies re-examined 'the staff of life'

Bread Workshop, Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne, France, 2000. Photo by Pierre Fantys

The Only Woman in the armed forces

In The Only Woman, Immy Humes gathers together group portraits featuring just one solitary female subject, including these examples, featuring a single female in among servicemen

Marlene Dietrich, European Front, 1945.

A Prime view of Pride

Get a fresh view of queer art, aesthetics and politics via our contemporary art survey

Louis Fratino, Tom at Riis Beach wearing my underwear around his neck, 2019

Theaster Gates has created a touching tribute to his father inside this year’s Serpentine Pavilion

Here’s how the artist’s father’s profession informed the seven abstract works hanging inside Black Chapel

Serpentine Pavilion 2022 designed by Theaster Gates © Theaster Gates Studio. Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy: Serpentine

The Only Woman in activism

The Only Woman features group portraits featuring just one woman. See how these strange, yet all-too-common photos highlight the role of the activist

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Leader, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 1963

Faye Toogood, Paul Smith, IKEA and ECAL are all big hits in Milan

The British designers and the Swiss design school have placed environmentalism, music, cycling and puppets at the centre of their must-see Salone del Mobile shows

Toogood x Carhartt WIP exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile

Try these Royal party favourites this Jubilee

We extract seasonal food and drink from our books, each with a Royal connection

Summer pudding trifle, from Simple & Classic

How Lucian Freud, Martin Parr and Annie Leibovitz captured the Queen

To mark the jubilee, we look at how three very different artists pictured Her Majesty

The Queen visiting the Livery Hall of the Drapers' Livery Company for their 650th Anniversary, the City of London, London, England, 2014. Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Shake up your cocktail routine this summer with these mixed drinks

Try these alternatives to your usual Negroni, Espresso Martini or Piña Colada, courtesy of Adrienne Stillman's book Spirited

A Goombay Smash

These fresh barbecue recipes are a great way to start the summer

Whether you’re marking Memorial Day or celebrating the Queen’s birthday, there are many fun, social dishes to try in our new books

Mirandesa Steak. From Portugal The Cookbook

Get more from pink – this year’s most disruptive colour

See this unruly shade through the lens of refined, Japanese culture, via Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design

Flower Vase #2, 1989, Shiro Kuramata. Nichinan Spiral, Acrylic, Kuramata Design Office Ōtōiro (Cherry Blossom Peach)

Refresh your feel for green – the interiors colour of the moment

Dezeen, Living Etc. and Architectural Digest have singled out this part of the colour spectrum for 2022's interiors. Add a little depth andEast Asian sophistication to your take on it, with our new book, Iro

K06 Aki Biki Canta, 2000, Toshiyuki Kita / Cassina. Tubular Steel, Polyurethane Foam, Polyester, Fabric. Moegi (Spring Onion Sprout)

What to say about black and white – the timeless monochromatic colourway

Is it ancient, or new? Or even a proper colour scheme at all? Understand black and white a little better, via our book Iro

Black Raku Tea Bowl, 2000. Kuro (Black)

Take a deep dive into blue – the world’s most popular colour

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design, provides an exquisitely focused insight into this internationally appealing pigment

Soft Pond, 2019, nendo / Atelier Swarovski. Crystal. Photo by Akihiro Yoshida, coutesy of nendo

Deepen your take on orange – this summer’s hot colour

Gucci, Prada and Proenza Schouler have signed off on this summer’s orange trend. Here’s how to truly appreciate the colour, via Iro The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design

Kumi Plate, Autumn Maple Leaves, 2020, Shigemasa Minami. Porcelain, Kutani Ware. Photo by Atelier Hiro. Mikancha (Orange Tea Brown).

The Only Woman in the arts

In her new book, The Only Woman, Immy Humes tells the stories of the solitary female figures in otherwise all-male group photographs

Hedda Sterne, Artist, New York, New York, USA, 1951

Phaidon and Artspace launch Prime - Arts Next Generation at MATCHESFASHION

Phaidon's new book is the new art star alongside a Loie Hollowell limited edition at a Frieze week cocktail party

The Prime and Phaidon installation at MATCHESFASHION

The Only Woman in politics

See how political power plays its part In The Only Woman - Immy Humes’ photographic survey of women making it in a man’s world

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan, 1988

How Faye Toogood brings big brands into her creative world

Her idiosyncratic working practices have helped this British designer produce a wealth of successful crossovers with well-known fashion houses across the world

Comme des Garcons Blackpepper, 2016. Photo by Fernando Laposse. Finished display forms for sculptural installation to launch Comme des Garcons scent Blackpepper, Selfridges, London

Jean Jullien: I want to recreate the essence of something that made us happy when we were children

To mark the release of his debut Artspace and Phaidon edition we talk to the artist about his life, love and artistic practice

Jean Jullien with his new print, Public (2022) - photograph by Manou

The Only Woman in cinema

In her new book, Immy Hume picks out 100 pictures each showing just one woman within a crowd of men, including these seminal film makers

Shirley Clarke, New York, New York, USA, c. 1962

The Only Woman in industry

In her new book, The Only Woman, writer and film maker Immy Humes captures the moments in which a single, solitary female can be seen, in pictures of an otherwise all-male world

Unknown, Shipyard Worker, Aberdeen, Washington, USA, 1918

The Only Woman in publishing

In The Only Woman, Immy Humes gathers together group portraits featuring just one woman in each picture. Discover how these photos shed light on gender roles within our society

Katharine Graham, Publisher, New York, New York, 1975.

Got a weakness for desserts? Then try these pots of Wellness

In The Wellness Principles Dr Gary Deng reveals the healthy sweet spot

Mango lassis

Hungry for Red meat? Try these prime cuts of Wellness

A good diet can still include a little beef, says Dr Gary Deng, author of The Wellness Principles

Beef stew with carrots, cauliflower, and cabbage. Photography by Luke Albert

Solla's delicious guide to Vegan snacking at home

Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home, knows how to beat that mid-afternoon lull

Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home. Photo by Gunnlo

Solla's sneaky guide to parties as a Vegan at Home

Overcome the problem of animal-product finger foods (and other perils) with Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home

Solla Eiríksdóttir. Photography by Hildur, Solla's daughter

Solla's simple guide to being a vegan at work

Haven’t quite worked veganism into your working day? Take some advice from Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home

Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home. Photo by Gunnlo

Miss breakfast pancakes? Try this stack of Wellness

The pancake stacks in Dr Gary Deng’s Wellness Principles Cookbook have fewer than 10 grams of added sugar per serving, making them a fine breakfast staple

Whole-Wheat Pancakes. Photography by Luke Albert

Solla's family tips for becoming Vegan at Home

The author of Vegan at Home shows you how to sneak a little plant-based eating into the family diet, via one, unlikely meal

Solla and her daughter Hildur. Photo by Gunnlo

Love chocolate, but like to be healthy? Enjoy it with a little Wellness

Doctor, cook and author Gary Deng explains why, in right amounts, some chocolate is just fine

Chocolate-filled raspberries. Photography by Luke Albert

Love burgers a little too much? Try these tasty patties of Wellness

In his new book, The Wellness Principles, Dr Gary Deng switches processed meats for something quite a bit healthier

 Vegan tempeh burger

Solla's essential tools to be a Vegan at Home

If you're taking on a plant-based lifestyle Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home, has a shopping list for you

Solla Eiríksdóttirm. Photo by her daughter, Hildur.

Overdone the ice cream? Try these sweet scoops of Wellness

In his new book, The Wellness Principles, Dr Gary Deng explains how we can all accommodate something cool and satsifying into a healthy life

Kiwi and Honeydew Sorbet with Cashew Milk. Photography: Luke Albert

Solla's easy ways to become a Vegan at Home

Thinking about cutting out animal products? Take some advice from Solla Eiríksdóttir, author of Vegan at Home

Solla Eiríksdóttir. Photo by Gunnlo

Jean Jullien in the art world

Our new monograph focuses on the way in which this brilliant French artist has balanced a commercial and fine art career

Scribbler, 2018, fiberglass; Jean Jullien Studio, GIB, Arsham-Fieg Gallery, New York City, 2018

Jean Jullien at the beach

Our new monograph reproduces some of the lush, joyous sea and landscapes this brilliant French artist has created within the past few years

Petrichor, Alice Gallery, Brussels, 2019, by Jean Jullien

Jean Jullien in the news

Our new monograph collects together some of the positive, engaging and funny editorial commissions created by this brilliant French artist

Illustrated postcards produced with colette, 2013

Jean Jullien in fashion

Our new monograph highlights the way in which this joyous French artist has found new ways to express himself via streetwear

Elephant scarf, Nounou Autumn/Winter 2018

Jean Jullien in a family way

Our new monograph explores the way in which this French artist uses his happy childhood as a source of inspiration

Vivi, Bruno, Lili, 2019, acrylic paint on aluminium; Jean Jullien Studio / Photographs courtesy NANZUKA

How Faye Toogood balances high design and domesticity

Whether she's creating her own family house, or a luxurious city pad, this British designer instinctively knows how to marry great aesthetics and great comfort

The living room in Walter Segal House, North Hill, London, 2015. Photo by Henry Bourne

How Faye Toogood brought country life to the city

In creating her beautiful, diverse works, this London-based designer draws on a bucolic childhood

Clothing Collection 010, 2018. Photo by Tom Johnson. Campaign image, The Painter top and The Tinker trouser

Dr Helen Scales on What a Shell Can Tell

Going to the beach this summer? This brilliant marine biologist can help kids unlock the sea’s wonders via the shells on the shore

Dr Helen Scales. Photo by by Ria Mishaal - all illustrations below by Sonia Pulido

What one innovative African designer taught IKEA about Us & Our Planet

Could Bubu Ogisi’s haute couture recycling help the furniture giant towards a greener, more collaborative future?

Designer Bubu Ogisi. Photography by Maganga Mwagogo

How Faye Toogood turned traditional workwear into contemporary leisure wear

The British designer draws on old, artisanal vocations when creating her beautiful, contemporary clothing

The Oilrigger coats, hand-painted rubber, 2013. Photo by Marius W Hansen. From Faye Toogood

The unexpected pleasures of art museums in four Artifacts

They’re great to admire, good for the ‘Gram, and sometimes even a fine place to meet a life partner, as our new book shows

The Museum as Sculpture section in Artifacts

What one chill, champion skateboarder taught IKEA about Us & Our Planet

American skate champ and trained architect Alexis Sablone finds it easiest to relax when she is in motion

Alexis Sablone, professional skateboarder, Brooklyn, New York. Photography by Ari Marcopoulos.

Solla Eiríksdóttir can show you the easy route to veganism

The chef, broadcaster and author of Vegan at Home helped change an entire country's dietary habits. Maybe she can change yours too?

Solla Eiríksdóttir. Photography by Hildur, Solla's daughter

The Core principles of Clare Smyth

The UK's first three Michelin star chef describes her journey from humble Northern Ireland roots to fine dining in Notting Hill and Sydney, Australia

Clare Smyth. Photography: Nathan Snoddon

The reflective Louis Kahn

Some of this architect’s greatest creations are simple spaces for quiet contemplation, as our new book shows

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA, 1959-65. Photo by Peter Aprahamian

On World Book Day, leaf through our new garden titles

You can find authoritative order, wild, naturalistic planting and global horticultural insight in among our new gardening books

Highlights from our gardening list

On World Book Day, brighten your life with our new fashion, design and interiors editions

Familiarise yourself with important new talents and celebrate mid-century greats, all via our beautiful new list

Selections from our new fashion, design and interiors list

On World Book Day, add a little wellness to your bookshelves

Go full vegan, cut out the gluten, or take a little guidance from a highly acclaimed medical professional, via our health-giving new list

Highlights from our new list

On World Book Day, open up some art

From promising new artists to magisterial career surveys, deep-dive monographs to deeply engaging factoids, our new list has it all

A selection of titles from our new art list

On World Book Day, share something great with your kids

Travel the world, learn about shapes, sea creatures and prehistoric beasts, all via our new children’s books

New titles from our children's list

On World Book Day, take a culinary adventure

A kids’ taste of the River Cafe, a debut chef’s monograph from a Great British star and distinctly Italianate way to start the day all feature in our new list

A selection of titles from our new culinary list

The city loving Louis Kahn

Discover how Kahn’s boyhood love of his city shaped far-off urban environments

Assembly Building, view across the entry and stair hall, with circular openings carved through three layers of walls, Bangladesh National Capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1962-74. Picture credit: Orch.

The artistic Louis Kahn

Did you know one of America’s best-loved architects nearly opted for a life in fine art and music?

Il Campo in Siena, Italy, pastel by Louis Kahn, 1951

The studious Louis Kahn

This star of 20th century architecture placed education, and educational institutions, at the centre of his work, as our new book explains

Library interior, Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, USA, 1965-72. Picture credit: Grant Mudford, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Annie Leibovitz photographs Rihanna for Vogue

Leibovitz shot the pregnant star in Paris for the May edition of the magazine

Rihanna photographed by Annie Leibovitz in Paris for Vogue, May 2022. Rihanna wears an Alaïa bodysuit, glove, and shoes. Chopard earrings. Fashion Editors: Alex Harrington and Jahleel Weaver.

The spiritual Louis Kahn

Our new book describes some surprising sympathies held by the secular architect

Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel, 1967-74, unbuilt. Digital drawing by Kent Larson

What one French Radio DJ taught IKEA about Us & Our Planet

A visit to a canal barge near Paris shows how we can all find ways to get some playfulness into our lives

Jean Charles Leuvrey on his barge in Bezons, near Paris. Photography by Julien T Hamon

What one unconventional Singaporean family taught IKEA about Us & Our Planet

Discover how the Soh family turned their traditional family dwelling into an urban farm and cookery school start-up

The Soh Family. Photography by Juliana Tan

The tough times in Portugal that led to culinary invention

Portugal the Cookbook explains why many Portugese were early adopters of nose-to-tail cooking

Pig's ear salad. Photography by Mario Ambrozio and Rafael Rodrigues at Raw Studio

The reassuringly classic taste of gluten-free European cuisine

From teatime treats to light lunches, The Gluten-Free Cookbook combines modern dietary demands with European classics

Macarons. All images taken from The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Photography by Infraordinario Studio

The indulgent taste of gluten-free Latin American cuisine

Go gluten-free while treating yourself with these great dishes, as featured in The Gluten-Free Cookbook

Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips - photography by Infraordinario Studio for Dalcò Edizioni S.r.l.

The private lives of artists in four Artifacts

From dogs to day jobs, our new book illuminates tougher aspects of the arty life

The Shaggy Allies pages from Artifacts

The fresh taste of gluten-free Vietnamese cuisine

Beef pho and summer rolls are two great choices from The Gluten-Free Cookbook

Summer rolls, from The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Photography by Infraordinario Studio

The sweet taste of gluten-free Thai cuisine

This main dish and dessert combination are among the highlights in our global survey of gluten-free cuisine

Thai steamed layer cake

What one eco architect taught IKEA about Us & Our Planet

The Earth Nest, a newly built family dwelling in Mexico, demonstrates how beauty, ambition and environmental concerns can get along very well

The Rodriguez-Martin Family. Photography by Pia Riverola

The possible problem with art school

Four surprising sections in Artifacts, our new book of fascinating facts about art, artists and the art world shed light on the artist pupil relationship

Pages from the classroom constellations section of Artifacts

The delicate taste of gluten-free Japanese cuisine

Get a world of great food, all without one irritating element, via our Gluten-Free Cookbook

Rice balls with salmon and umeboshi, from The Gluten-Free Cookbook. All photography by Infraordinario Studio

The hearty taste of gluten-free Israeli cuisine

These gluten-free dishes might be small, but they’ll satisfy a big appetite

Latkes. All images from The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Photography by Infraordinario Studio

The exotic taste of gluten-free Indonesian cuisine

Dislike gluten but like to travel? Then we have a cookbook for you...

Grilled plantain with palm sugar sauce. From The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Photography by Infraordinario Studio.

The indulgent taste of gluten-free American cuisine

Chef and author Christian Broglia goes from New England to New Orleans in search of satisfying, gluten-free recipes

Creole corn bread. From The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Photography by Infraordinario Studio.

Love daffodils? Meet their perfect bedfellows

The Seasonal Gardener pairs stand out plants with their ideal partners

Signs of Spring. 1 (left) Narcissus ‘Quail’ 2 (right) Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb’s bonnet) 3 (top) Tanacetum parthenium ‘Aureum’ (Golden feverfew). Page 35. Picture credits: © Jason Ingram (1) GAP Photos: Martin Hughes-Jones (2) © Claire Takacs

The rice field green that influenced Japanese court clothing

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design shows how mother nature inspired acceptable shades for ladies in waiting

Kudamemo, Pear, 2009, Masashi Tentaku / D-Bros. Paper, Adhesive. Image courtesy of D-BROS. Wakanaeiro (Young Rice Seedlings)

Why potatoes remind Core’s Clare Smyth of childhood days at the beach

The acclaimed chef shares the story behind one of her best loved, and most personal dishes

Potato and roe, trout and herring roe and dulse beurre Blanc. Photograph by Nathan Snoddon

The pinky shade of blossom still blooming popular in Japan

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design shows how once fashionable colours for courtiers live on in the country's newer designs

Pink Bubble Necklace, 2020, Mariko Kusumoto. Image courtesy of Mariko Kusumoto. The necklace is kōbaiiro, or plum safflower red.

How a mouse made its way into Japanese fashion

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design sheds light on the country’s most popular shades - and the rodent that inspired one of them

Kibiso (Raw Silk) Slink, 2008, Reiko Sudo / NUNO. Kibiso. Image courtesy of NUNO, photographs by Yuki Seli. Sunezu (Pure Mouse Grey)

The slippery term that means both blue and green in Japan

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design pins down one of the country’s enduring cultural mysteries

Kimono SH-004, 2004, Hiroko Takahashi. Silk. Image courtesy of Takahashi Hiroko Inc. Its colour is nandoiro or 'storage room'

The modern, milky shade that’s a relatively new sight in Japan

Our new book Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design describes how a paler colour found a place in the country’s cultural spectrum

Cabbage chair, 2008, by nendo. As reproduced in Iro

Painting, race and Lorna Simpson

Though the artist’s canvases reference Duchamp and German romanticism, racial politics are never far below the surface

Soundlessness (2016) by Lorna Simpson