GIFTING: Who is William Hall giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Stone takes us through his year and which family member he's inspiring to become an architect. . .

William Hall - author of the books: Stone, Concrete, Brick and Wood

The Lives of Artists – George Condo

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins offers readers insight into the artfully crumpled life of this great painter

George Condo

One thing not to miss in Cape Town

This beautiful, arty coffee shop takes a bit of South Africa’s wildlife and presents it in a refined city setting

The Haas Collective, Cape Town, South Africa. As featured in our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide

Watch this tasty trip through 300 years of culinary creations

Got one-and-three-quarter minutes to spare? Lucky you! Then watch this video tribute to Signature Dishes

Spherical-I Green Olives, Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià, elBulli, Spain, 2005

Why does Snøhetta's co-founder feel like a dinosaur?

Over 30 years, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen recognises how his practice has changed, and how it was ahead of the times


How our Lucian Freud co-author ended up in Downing Street

Whoever ends up in No.10 today will get a peek into an art world inner sanctum, thanks to David Dawson

David Dawson

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Hanukkah

You don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy the great recipes associated with this Festival of Lights

Sufganiyot, a traditional Israeli Hanukkah treat that actually comes from Poland, according to our new book

Tequila, taxis and face time – Bronson van Wyck’s festive season party guide

The world-famous event planner and author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, shares his tips with The New York Post

Bronson van Wyck and family

Finn Juhl’s living room is one of The NY Times’ most influential spaces

'This room shows you how small doesn’t necessarily mean cheap,' says the news site's influential panel

The Living room at Finn Juhl's house in Ordrupgaard, as featured in our new book Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World

GIFTING: Open up a world of fine art and food, sports and science to kids this Christmas!

Our new children’s books make young readers better cooks, better gallery goers - and better custodians of our planet

Pages from our new children's book Extinct

JR shoots more Wrinkles in the City

The artist and activist returns to Cuba and finds a little more history written on the faces of its citizens

A photograph taken in Guantanamo, Cuba, by JR, December 2019

The Lives of Artists – John Currin

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins explores the personal strengths and weaknesses in the life of this great artist

John Currin beside Ludovico Carracci's The Lamentation at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Photo by Jackie Neale/Kathryn (from our book The Artist Project)

Massimo Bottura gives the NY Times his recipe for beauty

The chef and philanthropist owns a sizeable art collection but sees real beauty at the dinner table

Massimo Bottura photo by Mat Smith

The Lives of Artists – Maurizio Cattelan

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter in Paris with the Italian satirical contemporary artist

Maurizio Cattelan - photo courtesy WikiCommons

GIFTING: Who is Emily Elyse Miller giving her book to this Christmas?

The author of Breakfast: The Cookbook runs us through her year, and who she plans to give her book to

Emily Elyse Miller, author of Breakfast: The Cookbook

From Book to Bid – Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House

Here's how this playful little beach house - up for sale via Sotheby's - exemplifies Mid-Century Modern architecture

The Walker Guest House by Paul Rudolph,(1953) Sanibel Island, FL 1953, Ezra Stoller/Esto. All images © Ezra Stroller/ESTO Archive, courtesy of Sotheby's

Mamma Knows Best: How to make great, fresh pasta

The Big Mamma chefs are pasta masters. Here’s how you can make ravioli, spaghetti and linguini just like them

Big Mamma chef Rocco Dimartino making pasta, as featured in our new book Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

All you need to know about Supreme

Read how the NYC skate brand turned cool kids on to the likes of Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari et al

Supreme

The Lives of Artists – Vija Celmins

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the tough upbringing and robust attitude of one of America’s leading émigré artists

Vija Celmins, 2015. Photograph by Lorenz Seidler. Creative Commons licence

Farming in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The country’s art depicts both high and lo-tech agriculture, both of which keep the DPRK going

The Scent of Potatoes by Hwang In Jae, 1999. All images are reproduced in Printed in North Korea

GIFTING: Who is Fabien Baron giving his book to this Christmas?

The legendary art director talks us through his year and why his mother will be getting his book this Christmas!

Fabien Baron

GIFTING: 'What Christmas taught me about party preparation’

For Bronson van Wyck, America’s greatest party planner, the season begins with hard work and ends with a feast

Bronson van Wyck and family

The Lives of Artists – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the inner workings of one of the world’s best known art duos

Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005 - photo by Martin Dürrschnabel - courtesy Wikimedia Creative Commons

Rihanna wins at The Fashion Awards in London

The recording artist, songwriter, philanthropist and entrepreneur picked up the Urban Luxe prize last night

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky at The Fashion Awards in London last night

Mamma knows best: How to make great gnocchi

Big Mamma chef Loris Drazhi has some tips on how to make, cook and store these tasty, floury potato dumplings

Loris Drazhi making gnocchi, as featured in Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

GIFTING: Who is Jane Hall giving her book to this Christmas?

The Assemble architect and Breaking Ground author runs us through her year and tells us who's on her Christmas list

Jane Hall

Picturing Jonas Wood – Ceramics

By depicting pottery in his paintings, the contemporary artist Jonas Wood closes the gap between life and art

Red Rug Still Life (2015) by Jonas Wood

INTERVIEW: 'The Rihanna cover image is obviously instantly iconic. You will always remember that cover and that image'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kabour on typography, technology and not being chopped off by Instagram

Rihanna

The Lives of Artists – Peter Doig

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter with one of the world’s leading figurative painters

Peter Doig. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Instagram account that made it into Art & Queer Culture

One entry in our newly updated survey takes a look at how social media has addressed the aftermath of AIDS

Images from the AIDS Memorial Instagram, as featured in Art & Queer Culture

INTERVIEW: Gideon Schwartz on the rise, fall and rise again of high-end hi-fi

Think music sounds good enough on your phone? You really need to get Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

Gideon Schwartz

The Lives of Artists – Mark Bradford

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter with the acclaimed abstract painter (and tallest artist he knows)

Mark Bradford. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

GIFTING: Who is David Dawson giving his Lucian Freud book to this Christmas?

The painter and Director of the Lucian Freud Archive tells us who’s on his gift list this holiday season

David Dawson

The Lives of Artists – Jeff Koons

Amazingly naïve or slyly performative? The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins watches one of the world’s most successful artists at work

Jeff Koons. Photograph by Bengt Oberger

Three Simple & Classic Thanksgiving desserts

Let the British cook Jane Hornby walk through these tasty, timely treats, from her book, Simple & Classic

Pumpkin Pie, from Simple & Classic by Jane Hornby

GIFTING: Who is Adriano Rampazzo giving his book to this Christmas?

The illustrator behind Signature Dishes That Matter tells us about his year, and who is on his gift list this season

Adriano Rampazzo

The Lives of Artists – Damien Hirst

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the surprising, family side of Hirst during his ‘90s heyday

Damien Hirst; still image from the 2010 documentary The Future of Art. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

GIFTING: Who is Dominic Bradbury giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses tells us about his year, and who is on his gift list this season

Dominic Bradbury. Photograph by Richard Powers

GIFTING: Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

The architect and Phaidon author runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his Christmas list

John Pawson

GIFTING: Who is Nick Bonner giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Printed in North Korea runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his gift list this holiday season

Nicholas Bonner, author of Printed in North Korea

Take a look at Black Axe Mangal's fiery launch party

London chef Lee Tiernan drew down some of the city’s brightest culinary stars to his cookbook launch

Black Axe Mangal's Lee Tiernan with drag act Miss Ava Cardo  at the Black Axe Mangal launch party at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London. All photos by James Mason.

GIFTING: Who is Martin Parr giving his book to this Christmas?

The world-famous photographer runs us through his year, and who’s on his gift list this holiday season

Martin Parr, online dating profile picture, Hey Saturday, London, England, 2016. From Only Human:  Photographs by Martin Parr

GIFTING: Who is Bronson van Wyck giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Born to Party, Forced to Work runs us through his year, and who’s on his gift list this holiday season

Bronson van Wyck

GIFTING: Who is Vince Aletti giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines tells us who is on his Christmas list

Vince Aletti photographed by Steven Haas

INTERVIEW: 'The sheer scale of this book and the number of images allowed us to tell a very detailed and intimate story'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kabour on how the photos in the new Rihanna book take the viewer on a journey


GIFTING: Who is Mitchell Davis giving his book to this Christmas?

The Signature Dishes That Matter contributor runs us through his year of extreme eating all across the world

Mitchell Davis, contributor to Signature Dishes That Matter

GIFTING: Who is Pierluigi Serraino giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of our new Ezra Stoller book runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his Christmas list

Pierluigi Serraino. Photograph by Rondal Partridge

Mamma Knows Best: How to eat pizza like a Neapolitan

Eaten in the street folded into four and wrapped in paper, it’s known as pizza al portafoglio, ‘walletstyle’ pizza

Andrea de Michele with a Pizza al portafoglio, as reproduced in Big Mamma

The New Stone Age: Himalesque radio station, Nepal

What do you use when you're building a multipurpose radio station in the Himalayas? Stone, as our new book notes

Himalesque, Jomsom, Nepal, 2013, by Archium. From Stone

Roast your Thanksgiving turkey the Silver Spoon Classic way

Give this year's Thanksgiving meal an Italian twist, using our perfect gift book The Silver Spoon Classic

Roast turkey from The Silver Spoon Classic

GIFTING: Who is Leah Koenig giving her book to this Christmas and Hanukkah?

The author of The Jewish Cookbook runs us through her year, and who’s on her gift list this holiday season

The Jewish Cookbook author Leah Koenig

Winter holidays in North Korea are a little bit different. . .

Ever thought of mixing a dose of patriotism in with your next Alpine break? It's a common combination in the DPRK

Soldiers of the North by Pak Won Il, 2011

One thing not to miss in Havana

This modernist tribute to ice cream is one of the many highlights in our newly published Wallpaper* City Guide

Coppelia, Havana. From our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide to Havana


The Lives of Artists – Andy Warhol

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes his first meeting with Warhol - and the brief exchange that established who was in charge

Portrait of Andy Warhol at his exhibition dedicated to Black transvestites in the US. Ferrara, November 1975 - photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Jonas Wood talks about his new print edition Bball Studio

'It's almost like a blueprint, or a skeletal part of my studio practice, but it's also a drawing'

Jonas Wood: Bball Studio (2019) limited edition print

Mid-Century Modern World: White Fox Lodge

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: The English countryside

White Fox Lodge, John Schwerdt, Udimore, Rye, East Sussex, England (UK), 1965

Mamma knows best: How to make great pesto

Big Mamma chef Andrea Zambrano has some tips on how to create, and keep excellent, Italian-style green pesto

Big Mamma chef Andrea Zambrano

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Kimbell Art Museum

The symbolic breadth of Kahn’s buildings resonated deeply with Stoller, and he shot them for love not money

Louis Kahn, Kimbell Art Museum, (1972), Fort Worth, TX, 1972 by Ezra Stoller

Picturing Jonas Wood – Tropical Foliage

Want to know why the painter includes so many plants in his pictures? The answer lies in the lush history of modernism

Jungle kitchen (2017) by Jonas Wood

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the crazy universe that Rihanna occupies!'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kaabour tell us how (and why) they came up with the distinctive look and feel of the incredible new visual biography

A spread from Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition

Military life in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Driving livestock and playing the squeezebox is part of life in the forces, as our book of North Korean prints shows

Rosa Rugusa of my Heart by Ko Il Chol, 1998

Mamma Knows Best: How to choose fruit and veg

Big Mamma chef Raffaele Santopaolo shares his tips for choosing the best Italian produce

Chef Raffaele Santopaolo, from Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

13 things we learned from Jean-Michel Othoniel’s new interview

Read how childhood museum visits and spells in New York and Paris formed this entrepreneurially-spirited artist

Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paris, 2014

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: The Whitney Museum

Despite Stoller’s admiration for the architect, this is the only large-scale Marcel Breuer project he photographed

Marcel Breuer, Whitney Museum of American Art, now Met Breuer (1966), New York, NY, 1966 by Ezra Stoller

How landscape and Rodarte changed Fashion in LA

Kate and Laura Mulleavy turned their love of the nature surrounding the city into a series of fruitful collections

The Rodarte Fall/Winter 2019 show at The Huntington in Pasadena, California. As reproduced in Fashion in LA

Mid-Century Modern World: Ses Voltes

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: Ibiza

Ses Voltes, Raimon Torres and Pierre Colin, Cala Carbó, Sant Josep, Ibiza, Balearic Islands (ES), 1964. From Mid-Century Modern Houses

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the insanity of the universe Rihanna occupies.'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kaabour tell us how (and why) they came up with the distinctive look and feel of our exciting new visual biography

A spread from Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition

Pawson Projects: L’Anatomie de la Sensation

How does the noted minimalist architect approach stage design? In his own signature simple, yet emotional, way

Set design, L’Anatomie de la Sensation, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, premiere Opéra Bastille, Paris, 2011

Picturing Jonas Wood – Picasso, Albers and other greats

Why does the Californian artist include works by other famous painters in his pictures? Our new book explains all

Every Morning This is What I See 2 (2008) by Jonas Wood, which reproduces Seated Bather (1930) by Pablo Picasso and one of Josef Albers' Homage to the Square paintings

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Philip Morris Research Center Tower

Our new Ezra Stoller book uncovers some little-seen mid-century classics - like this Brutalist tobacco facility

Ulrich Franzen, Philip Morris Research, Center Tower (1971), Richmond, VA, 1972 by Ezra Stoller

Come inside Great Woman Artist Pat Steir's studio

In this video the painter shows us how she made her hit Hirshhorn Museum show, why random is always better than planned and why you should only make art if it's the only thing you can do

A still from our new Pat Steir video interview

The life that led to Kaiyue’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can read the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

Jin Kaiyue in Wrinkles by JR

All you need to know about Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

Unlock the secret behind these big-hearted, fun-fillled restaurants, winning over the discerning diners of Europe

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: California Roll

Aware Americans might not take to authentic sushi, one Japanese chef reinvented the dish for the US market

California Roll, Ichiro Mashita, Tokyo Kaikan, United States, 1960s. From Signature Dishes that Matter

INTERVIEW: Peter Marino on Théodore Deck

The architect and collector describes how he first came across, and learned to love, this master of French ceramics

Peter Marino - photo credit © BFA

Childhood in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Can't always hit your targets at work? Consider the kids who study under this strict, reward-based system. . .

First Flower of the Triumphant Return by Kim Won Chol, 2003. All images from Printed in North Korea

Get to know this Great Woman Artist

Come to Waddington Custot to admire the work of European Modernist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Le jeu de cartes (1937) by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva. Image courtesy of Waddington Custot

The Art of Anatomy – Eye Teaching Model

This 19th century model used a glass lens to demonstrate to both opticians and keen amateurs how our vision works

Eye teaching model, early 19th century, by W. and S. Jones, from Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

Focusing on Freud's family

The artist’s grandfather helped Lucian settle in London, where he fathered a large, unconventional family of his own

Lucian Freud (second from right), Stephen Freud (left) and Clement Freud (right), Berlin, 1930s

How Jennifer Aniston and the Red Carpet changed fashion in LA

The city's movie business has shaped the way LA designers design for its stars, in public and in private

The Nicole Gold Lamé Gown by Rachel Zoe. From Fashion in LA

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: the Cronut®

Trademarked before it reached a bakery counter, it became the first signature-dish sensation of our social-media age

Cronut®, Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, United States, 2013

The life that led to Ada’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can hear the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

Ada Claudina Pupo Mastrapa, from Wrinkles.

Industry in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Who doesn't love a well turned out lathe? Or a professionally run ammonium sulphate production factory? In the DPRK even an espresso machine can be deemed heroic - and it's all led to some strange but beautiful artworks

Our Blanket by Kim Yong Pom, 2017. A textile factory produces silk quilted blankets. This particular kind of blanket is purchased as part of a traditional wedding dowry and given to a couple for their married life together. From Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

The Art of Anatomy - The Anatomage Table

This touch-screen human cadaver enables students to get under the skin without reaching for the scalpel

Anatomage Table, 2016 by Anatomage. As reproduced in Anatomy

Mid-Century Modern World: The Kaufmann House

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: the home that defined Desert Modernism

Kaufmann House, Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, California (US), 1947. Photo by Julius Shulman / © J. Paul Getty Trust

Picturing Jonas Wood - Sports

The artist composes his work using many sources of inspiration. Here’s what he has to say about his love of sports


Great Women Artists is the French Art Book of the Year

The French booksellers’ award singles out our new book for its physical beauty - and the way it rewrites art history

The French edition of Great <s>Women</s> Artists,  400 <s>Femmes</s> Artistes

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Glass House

Philip Johnson resisted the photographer's influence, but Stoller's shots may have helped the architect's reputation

Philip Johnson Glass House (1949), New Canaan, CT, 1949 by Ezra Stoller

Landscapes in North Korea are a little bit different...

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea even a forest or a waterfall can be political, as our new book reveals

Ulim Waterfall by Jang Su Il, 2006. All images from Printed in North Korea

Mid-Century Modern World: Thredbo Ski Lodge

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. First stop: a ski-lodge in New South Wales

Thredbo Ski Lodge, Harry Seidler, Thredbo, New South Wales (AU), 1962. From the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses - Photo Max Dupain © Penelope Seidler

How the paparazzi and TMZ culture changed fashion in LA

Juicy Couture’s founders took athleisure wear to the masses via tabloid news - now they’re back for more

Inside Pam and Gela’s colorful studio. Photograph by Cameron McCool. From Fashion in LA

All you need to know about Black Axe Mangal

Feel the heat of Lee Tiernan’s fiery London restaurant, known for its flatbreads, flames and smoking techniques

Black Axe Mangal

Pawson Projects: Product Design

How do you express the monastic life in a steak knife, or a geological age in an oil lamp? Well, take a look...

The Cast Bowl for 1882 (2015–16)

One thing not to miss in Barcelona

This beautifully restored bar is one of the many highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

Bar Muy Buenas, from the newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide to Barcelona. Photograph by Eugeni Aguiló

The New Stone Age: Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church

When a very unconventional sect sought to memorialise its founder it chose very conventional building blocks

Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church, Japan, 1988, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, from Stone

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Tuna Brik

Here's how this comforting lunch option made its way from North Africa into Jewish cuisine

Tuna Brik, from The Jewish Cookbook

The Art of Anatomy – Mark Fairchild

Our ability – and inability – to see colour is laid bare in this illustration of two very different human retinas

Representation of the retinal photoreceptor mosaic, c.2010, by Mark Fairchild. As reproduced in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

How Man Ray and Art Deco changed Fashion in LA

Art Deco buildings and early art photographers have inspired LA's designers, including the jeweller Sophie Budhai

Sophie Buhai, Long Suzanne Earrings, Fall 2016. Photo by Gillian Garcia. All images from Fashion in LA

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Avocado toast

Here’s how this casual, Australian breakfast dish became a symbol of the 21st century wellness movement

Avocado Toast, Bill Granger, Bills, Australia, 1993