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

The Art of Anatomy - Jan Wandelaar

This 18th century engraving is perfect for Halloween, but what's the story with the rhino in the background?

Plate IV from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum
corporis humani, 1747. Jan Wandelaar, Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Wellcome Collection, London.

How to get Gigi Hadid and Naomi Campbell out on Halloween

One October 31 a few years back, Bronson van Wyck raised a dead NYC district to the heights of high society

Gigi Hadid and Naomi Campbell at the ‘Macabre Suite’ by Lucien Smith, 2401 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY, USA, 2015. Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com

Fabien Baron in 4 groundbreaking fragrances

The art director has designed forty fragrance bottles, so why does he find perfume the strangest thing to work on?

L'eu D'Issey, above right, from Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019

11 things we learned from Jonas Wood’s new interview

The artist sat down with fellow painter Mark Grotjahn for a candid Q&A for our new book. Here are the highlights

Jonas Wood at work in his studio from Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series book on the artist

Ferran Adrià and Fredrik Berselius host dinner in New York

The two world-famous chefs used their combined repertoire to turn homegrown ingredients into something special

Ferran Adrià (front, centre right) with Fredrik Berselius (centre) and the Aska brigade, New York, 2019

The New Stone Age: Sancaklar Mosque

This stone building proves you can respect religious needs with challenging contemporary designs

Sancaklar Mosque, Büyükçekmece, Turkey, 2012, Emre Arolat Architects. As featured in Stone

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Spherical Olives

Albert Adrià came across the chemical process behind this dish at a sauce factory, and adapted it to suit elBulli

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

The Art of Anatomy – Ron Mueck

The artist’s large and lifelike sculpture puts the viewer in the uncomfortable position of voyeur

Mask II (2001–2) by Ron Mueck. As reproduced in Anatomy

How Dogtown and skate culture changed Fashion in LA

Read how Adaptation's Ali Fatourechi won over LA's skaters - and Vogue's Anna Wintour

Ali Fatourechi: Adaptation.  Spring/Summer 2017 collection, “Forgive Me,” modeled by Ilana Kozlov and styled by Chloe Bartoli. Photo by Skylar Williams. Alll images from Fashion in LA

The life that led to Nidia's Wrinkles

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

Nidia Mulet Rojas

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Seagram Building

Stoller's images of Mies van der Rohe's NYC masterpiece may be wonderful but their relationship was not

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, The Seagram Building (1958) New York, 1958, by Ezra Stoller

Pawson Projects: Palmgren House, Sweden

Look at how the famed British minimalist created a contemporary house in Stockholm’s lakeside suburbs

The Palmgren House, Sweden, by John Pawson

The Art of Anatomy - Wilhelm Röntgen's X-ray

The first scan of the human body was both a medical breakthrough and an early international media sensation

Hand with Rings, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. As reproduced in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Hamin

It may have begun as wheat and lamb porridge but this Shabbat speciality is just as easily made with pasta

Chicken hamin with bucatini, as featured in The Jewish Cookbook

The Haas Brothers talk about their work on the Rihanna book

The artists tell Artspace's Loney Abrams about the bespoke mounts they created for the Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition

Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon with Haas Brothers-designed bespoke mount

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Black Cod with Miso

The recipe wasn’t new and the ingredients weren’t rare, but its simplicity enabled its chef to build an empire

Black Cod with Miso by Nobu Matsuhisa, Matsuhisa, United States c.1987. As reproduced in Signature Dishes That Matter

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The TWA Terminal

Eero Saarinen wanted to be a part of history, and he knew Ezra Stoller's photography would secure him a place

Eero Saarinen, TWA Terminal, Idlewild Airport, now John F. Kennedy International Airport (1962) New York, NY 1962, by Ezra Stoller

A Signature Dish - cooked by its creator!

Daniel Boulud kicked off our Signature Dishes dinners with Open Table in New York this week with his DB Burger

Daniel Boulud's DB Burger at db Bistro Moderne. Photos courtesy of Open Table's Sydney Trager

Free your mind in the kitchen with the Silver Spoon Classic

Our luxury edition of the famous Italian cookbook says make something simple - then master it completely!

Sea bass baked in a parcel. All images from The Silver Spoon Classic

Architecture by Women: Sharon Johnston

The pioneering architect proves you can minimise environmental impact, while maximising views

View House, Rosário, Argentina, 2009, by Sharon Johnston, Johnston Marklee. As reproduced in Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Pawson Projects: Montauk House, USA

John Pawson carved out a family home with a strong sense of place in the shifting dunes of Long Island

Montauk House, Long Island, USA, by John Pawson. As featured in John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum

The Art of Anatomy – Louis Allen Vaught

This illustrated profile demonstrates how anatomical drawings can sometimes be thoroughly wrong-headed

A page from Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, 1902, by Louis Allen Vaught. As reproduced in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

The New Stone Age: Lanyang Museum

Kris Yao's museum in Taiwan mixes ancient local stone and aluminium in a thoroughly 21st century way

Lanyang Museum, Yilan, Yilan County, Taiwan, 2010, by Kris Yao of Artech. As featured in Stone

How Elton John, Johnson Hartig and the music biz changed Fashion in LA

The Californian designer found a wider audience for his glitzy thrift-store clothes thanks to LA's recording artists

Libertine’s Hollywood studio with artist Eric Johnson’s mobiles hanging from the ceiling. As reproduced in Fashion in LA

One thing not to miss in Seoul

Art galleries and clubs are just a few of the many new highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

Wonderbox, The Imprint, Seoul - photo courtesy the architect MVRDV

Be the first to buy a signed Rihanna book at Harvey Nichols tomorrow!

Get down to Harvey Nichols for their 8am opening tomorrow (Saturday 19th) and snap up a signed Rihanna book - five days before they go on sale

The Harvey Nichols Rihanna window

'What Andy Warhol and 80s New York taught me about partying'

Andy’s Studio 54 chat with Bronson van Wyck's mom gave the future party planner ideas about who to invite

Bronson van Wyck (right) with his mother and sister

The life that led to Rafael and Obdulia’s Wrinkles

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

Rafael Lorenzo and Obdulia Manzano in Wrinkles by JR

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Guggenheim Museum

The great architectural photographer regarded Wright as a genius, and the feeling may have been mutual

Ezra Stoller: Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959), New York, NY, 1959. 
All images courtesy and copyright Esto

Architecture by Women: Su Rogers

Rogers helped introduce a ground-breaking, high-tech substance into domestic architect via this holiday home

Pillwood House, Feock, England, UK, 1974, with John Miller

Pawson Projects: St Moritz Church, Germany

The parishioners of Augsburg, Germany wanted a simpler, sparer space. John Pawson answered their prayers

St Moritz Church, Augsburg, Germany. All images taken from John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum

The Art of Anatomy – Life Saving Cell

This beautifully spiky microscopic white blood cell uses its crinkly surface to kill off bodily infections

Human natural killer cell, 2016 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. As reproduced in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Wall Sofa

Why did the Scandinavian designer play down the artful aspects of this beautifully sculptural sofa?

Wall Sofa, 1950, by Finn Juhl. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl since 2007

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Hawaiian Pizza

It wasn’t made in Hawaii, nor invented by a Hawaiian, but that hasn’t stopped it spreading across the world

Hawaiian Pizza, created by Sam Panopoulos at Satellite Restaurant in Canada in 1962. As featured in   Signature Dishes that Matter

The house where Charles Jencks explored the cosmos

Following the architectural writer’s death, we look back at his highly decorative - and meaningful - London home

The Spring Room in the Cosmic House by Charles Jencks, London; completed 1985. Photograph by Andreas von Einsiedel Interiors, as featured in Interiors

'What Puff Daddy taught me about creating a scene'

Bronson van Wyck, author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, recalls the rap mogul’s last-minute birthday request

The Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom set for Sean Combs’s birthday party. Image from Born to Party, Forced to Work

The New Stone Age: Church of San Giovanni Battista

When Mario Botta came to design a new church, he took ancient building materials and gave them a novel twist

Church of San Giovanni Battista, Mogno, Switzerland,
1996, Mario Botta. From Stone by William Hall

INTERVIEW: Ghada Amer - 'Being a woman artist makes me sell for less money and closes doors for solo museum shows'

Read our interview with the Egyptian born, French artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

Ghada Amer - Photo courtesy Cheim & Read, New York and Arts/Industry. Photographer Scott Seifert

Fabien Baron in 3 brilliant fashion campaigns

The President, the FBI and, of course, the fashion world, have all been struck by Baron's incredible imagery

Calvin Klein Jeans, 1993, creative direction by Fabien Baron, photography by David Sims. All images as reproduced in Fabien Baron: 1983-2019

Pawson Projects: Home Farm, England

Why did the minimalist architect choose to turn a disordered group of rural buildings into a new home for himself?

Home Farm, England

What is it with Big Mamma's recipe names?

Egg Sheeran? Daft Punch? Ceviche Guevara? Here’s why the ebullient restaurant group goes big on menu puns

Egg Sheeran, as featured in Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Sukkot

You don’t need to feast outside in order to enjoy the dishes served at this Jewish harvest festival

Yeasted pumpkin bread, as featured in The Jewish Cookbook

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The FJ45 chair

This pioneer of modernism designer created a chair so delicate, it pushed the skills of master craftsmen to their limit

The FJ45 chair by Finn Juhl

Drawing up a menu The Silver Spoon Classic way

Our new book goes beyond just recipes - it tells you how to put together a menu fit for the most exacting diner

Sage fried in batter. All images are taken from The Silver Spoon Classic

INTERVIEW: Monica Bonvicini: 'My collectors are women, the curators I work with are women, my studio is run by women'

Read our interview with the Italian artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

Monica Bonvicini

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Breuer House

With the help of the architect himself, Stoller captured a brilliantly cohesive vision of mid-century domesticity

Marcel Breuer, Breuer House (1939), Lincoln, MA
1940 by Ezra Stoller

Architecture by Women: Elizabeth Diller

The Broad is characterised by Diller's honeycomb outer shell that provides filtered light to view the art inside

The Broad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2015 - Liz Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

How Tamara Mellon and the tech effect changed Fashion in LA

The co-founder of Jimmy Choo drew on California’s digital culture when she came to launch her new company

Shoes from Tamara Mellon's Spring 2019 collection. As reproduced in Fashion in LA

Fabien Baron in 5 classic magazines

The masterful creative director first made his name via the glossies. Here’s a handful of titles he changed for good

From left: Interview cover 2010, photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, art direction by Fabien Baron; Interview cover 2008, photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, art direction by Fabien Baron. As featured in Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Pastrami Sandwich

Turkish preservation techniques, German bread and US beef all contributed towards this NY Jewish classic

Pastrami Sandwich, Katz's Delicatessen, United States 1888. From Signature Dishes that Matter

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Yom Kippur

You don’t need to observe this solemn Jewish holiday in order to enjoy the dishes served once this 25-hour fast ends

Pastrami Lox. All images taken from The Jewish Cookbook

The life that led to Antonio’s Wrinkles

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

Antonio Sanchez Sorroche as featured in Wrinkles by JR

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Finnish Pavilion

Stoller’s shot of Aalto’s NYC pavilion initiated an approach that led to some of the best ever architectural photos

Ezra Stoller: Alvar Aalto, Finnish Pavilion, New York World’s Fair (1939), Queens, NY, 1939. Courtesy and copyright (c) Esto

Phaidon publishes first ever visual autobiography by Rihanna

Large-format, 504-page book, with more than 1,000 photos features intimate moments from her life and creative journey

Rihanna

INTERVIEW: Shoplifter: 'I’m honored to be a part of an historical publication that eradicates the exclusion of women'

Read our interview with the Icelandic artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

Shoplifter photographed in her studio by Elisabet Davidsdottir

Architecture by Women: Špela Videčnik

This Slovenian architect used restriction as a starting point for her creativity with this spectacular new stadium

Football Stadium Arena, Borisov, Belarus, 2014 by Špela Videčnik

One thing not to miss in Tokyo

The Sumida Hokusai Museum is one of many highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

The Sumida Hokusai Museum, Tokyo. As featured in our new Wallpaper* City Guide Tokyo.

Fergus Henderson on Black Axe Mangal and the importance of the 5am tequila haze

The restaurant world legend says chefs should act like whales and suck it all in - and he thinks Black Axe Mangal's Lee Tiernan sets a great example!

Fergus (centre left) with Black Axe Mangal's Lee Tiernan (far right) and Kate Tiernan (far left), and St John's co-founder Trevor Gulliver. From Black Axe Mangal. Photography by Jason Lowe

How Big Mamma turned up the heat (and with it, the love)

It took two French trattoria enthusiasts to work out what makes Italian restaurants great, then recreate it outside Italy

La Gran Carbonara (Spaghetti carbonara). All dishes from Big Mamma Cucina Popolare


INTERVIEW: Adriano Rampazzo on drawing Signature Dishes

The artist behind Signature Dishes describes his route to our new book, via art school and restaurant kitchens

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

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: The Chieftain Chair

Why did the Danish designer show pictures of African warriors beside this chair when he first unveiled it?


INTERVIEW: Kiki Smith - 'When I was young, being marginalized gave me energy'

Read our interview with the German-born American artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

Kiki Smith by Nina Subin. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons

The Art of Anatomy - Alain Pol

Our new book Anatomy explains how the photographer makes otherworldly images via a life-saving medical process

Abdominal arteries (2018) by Alain Pol. As featured in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

Fabien Baron in 6 incredible photographs

You've seen his fashion campaign designs, but have you ever seen the art director’s beautiful landscape photos?

An image from Fabien Baron's Monuments series, 2014. All images reproduced in Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: Gelato

Italian ingenuity, French royal patronage and theatrical exaggeration all helped bring this dish to a wider audience

Gelato, Procopio Cutò, Le Procope, France, 1686. From Signature Dishes that Matter

Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates with The Jewish Cookbook

The movie star marked Rosh Hashanah and her first wedding anniversary with dishes from our new book

An image from Gwyneth Paltrow's Instagram stories

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on how hard work kept Freud fit

Wild meat, game, gambling and good quality jazz also kept Lucian on his feet all day and every day

Lucian Freud in the studio photographed by David Dawson - from Lucian Freud: A Life

Architecture by Women: Mariam Kamara

Find out how one female architect brought religious worship and secular learning together in a remote African village

Mariam Kamara, Atelier Masomi, Hikma Religious and Secular Complex, Dandaji, Niger, 2018, with Studio Chahar

The life that led to Rolando's Wrinkles

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

Rolando Victor Jimenez Briganti, from Wrinkles by JR

The Art of Anatomy - Lennart Nilsson

Discover the murky origins and starry afterlife of this foetal image, as featured in our new book Anatomy

Foetus at Thirteen Weeks, Spaceman, 1965 by Lennart Nilsson

Fabulous Finn Juhl Furniture: the Poet Sofa

Our new book explains how a long-running Danish comic strip christened this modernist classic

The Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl

When Great Women Artists paint nudes

Strip out the male gaze, and you end up with some fairly remarkable artworks, as our new book makes clear

Minerva Dressing (1613) by Lavinia Fontana. As reproduced in Great Women Artists

INTERVIEW: Thomas Schnalke on the beauty of Anatomy

Take a trip from the Renaissance to the AI age with one of the writers of our new book Anatomy

Doctor’s lady Chinese diagnostic doll, 18th century, ivory

How a riot, an earthquake and a drought shaped LA fashion

Krista Smith on how some pretty apocalyptic events shook-up La La Land and made room for creatives to move in

Ali Fatourechi: Adaptation.  Spring/Summer 2017 collection, “Forgive Me,” modeled by Ilana Kozlov and styled by Chloe Bartoli. Photo by Skylar Williams. Alll images from Fashion in LA

Smart things to say about Signature Dishes: The Big Mac

It took a while to get the name right - The Aristocrat and Blue Ribbon Burger were early versions - but now it's so popular The Economist uses it to make exchange rate theory understandable

The Big Mac, from Signature Dishes that Matter. Illustration Adriano Rampazzo

One thing not to miss in Venice

The Olivetti Showroom is one of many highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

Olivetti Showroom, Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1957-1958, western facade. Photo Tristan Robert-Delrocq

Deyan Sudjic says John Pawson is a bit like Stanley Kubrick

The Design Museum director says the moviemaker and the architect share a remarkable purity of purpose

John Pawson

INTERVIEW: William Hall on why the future of architecture is set in Stone

The author of the latest book in our Building Materials series believes Stone is hard to beat in a climate emergency

William Hall, author and designer of Concrete, Brick, Wood and now Stone

INTERVIEW: Emilia Terragni on The Silver Spoon Classic

Phaidon’s publisher discusses table settings, the necessity of avoiding TV dinners and why she thinks pesto is magic


Bronson van Wyck and the dark arts of party planning

Here’s how a little heavy metal once helped America’s greatest event producer out of a late-night jam

Bronson van Wyck (right) with his mother and sister

How did Peter Marino discover Théodore Deck?

Which famous fashion figure led The 21st century architect to the work of the 19th century ceramicist?

Théodore Deck pieces, Peter Marino residence. Photo by Jason Schmidt

INTERVIEW: Mitchell Davis on why we love signature dishes

The James Beard expert knows where they came from, what they mean culturally, and which ones not to order

A Simple Dish of Potato Cooked in the Earth In Which It Was Grown, Ben Shewry Attica, 2008 - Signature Dishes That Matter

All you need to know about Théodore Deck

Discover the masterful 19th ceramicist whose work Peter Marino has been collecting for the past four decades

Théodore Deck: The Peter Marino Collection

The starry rise of magnetic tape

Plundered from the Third Reich, tape enabled Elvis to record his first song - and the Beatles their best-loved album

The J37 four-track studio tape recorder, Willi Studier, 1964

All you need to know about John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum

This powerful new monograph showcases the elements and architectural anatomy at the heart of Pawson's work


The real ingredients that go into a great Signature Dish

Mitchell Davis considers how nouvelle cuisine, chef ego and social media fed into a culinary phenomenon

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

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on Lucian Freud's Famous Friends

Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon were regular guests - the Director of the Freud Archive recalls their influence

David Hockney in Lucian Freud's studio 2002 - A spread from Lucian Freud: A Life