Inside the warehouse where Michael Graves made his designs

The designer and architect was born today, 9 July, in 1934. Here’s why he chose to live in a New Jersey warehouse

The living room in Michael Graves' warehouse home, completed in 1996. As reproduced in Interiors

Look what Jeremy Charles just caught!

The Newfoundland chef says there's something quite zen about sitting on a riverbank waiting for the fish to come in

Jeremy Charles with his catch at Pratt Falls, Labrador.  Image courtesy of Jeremy Charles's Instagram

Philip Johnson’s Glass House - inside and out

On the anniversary of the architect’s birth, we take a look at the legacy of his most famous domestic creation

The Glass House by Philip Johnson. Photograph by Staib, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Interiors Monologues - Dan Fink

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Los Angeles Residence, private client - Dan Fink

7 street foods to try in the US, Mexico, Greece and Turkey

From salads to sorbet, our cookbooks offer a great guide to street treats in popular holiday destinations this summer

Fish Torta from Tu Casa Mi Casa

A Fourth of July party pictured by Lauren Greenfield

The photographer’s 1993 image captured a new kind of wealth adoration that’s since caught on across the world

Lindsey, 18, at a Fourth of July party three days after her nose job,  Calabasas, California, 1993. Five of her  friends at high school have already had plastic surgery. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

The Invention of America

On American Independence Day, we look at how old-world artists came to terms with the New World

Charles de La Fosse, America, c.1672. Detail from the ceiling of the Salon of Apollo, Versailles. From Exotic

Bruce Springsteen, Annie Leibovitz and Independence Day

These US icons go way back, as our books Annie Leibovitz at Work Portraits 2005-2016 reveal

Bruce Springsteen on tour, Paris, 2016 by Annie Leibovitz. © Annie Leibovitz/Trunk Archive

Jean Jullien illustrates the French heat wave

Having moved back to France, the artist and Phaidon author captures summer on the continent with accuracy and wit

Jean Jullien's take on the French heat wave. All images courtesy of his Instagram, @jean_jullien

A Taste of American Independence Day

Hot dogs and ice cream are great ways to mark the Fourth of July, says our book, United Tastes of America

The Kansas pages from United Tastes of America

MAD’s theatre brings bling to China's jewellery city

The innovative Chinese practice has chosen an ancient motif for its winning design: junk sails

Rendering for Yiwu Grand Theatre, by MAD. All images courtesy of MAD

The building of Pierre Cardin’s curvy Bubble Palace

On the designer’s 97th birthday, we take a look at his famously futuristic summer house on the French Riviera

Bubble Palace, 1989, Théoule-sur-Mer, France, Antti Lovag. Picture credit: © Yves Gellie for The Maison Bernard Endowment Fund, as reproduced in Houses: Extraordinary Living

The Interiors Monologues - Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Saint Germain Studio, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Paris, France - Dimore Studio

Remembering Min Hogg

We look back at the life of the editor and designer who popularised the term "shabby chic", following her recent death

Living Room, the Hogg Residence, by Min Hogg. Photograph by Simon Upton/The Interior Archive. Image used with kind permission. As reproduced in Interiors

JR’s new film documents his Louvre extravaganza

The video shows how the artist engaged with the museum’s visitors not only as spectators, but also as participants

JR at work at the Louvre. From his new documentary

Jeremy Charles on Newfoundland's Renaissance

The chef is proud to able to bring the people and produce of Newfoundland to the wider world, via his book

Jeremy Charles, chef and Phaidon author

The Interiors Monologues - Paul Fortune

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Paul Fortune's living room, Laurel Canyon - photo courtesy Tim Street-Porter (timstreetporter.com)

When Rubens painted war for peace

On the anniversary of his birth we dig into 30,000 Years of Art to see how he combined painting and diplomacy

The Horrors of War (1637–1638) by Peter Paul Rubens. As reproduced in 30,000 Years of Art

MoMA picks Phaidon author as its new director

Kate Fowle, the British-born co-author of our Sterling Ruby book, is the new director of MoMA PS1

Kate Fowle. Photograph by James Hill, courtesy of MoMA PS1

Frieze adds textiles to its London fair

New section for 2019 features eight textile-based artists from around the world

L.A. Liberty (1992) by Patricia Apad. Image courtesy of Frieze and Silverlens Galleries, Manila

Harland Miller on the YBAs, hangovers and his new book

The artist reveals why he had to drink a little less than his conceptual colleagues from the 90s

Harland Miller. Photo by George Darrell

The Interiors Monologues - Jan Showers

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Belgravia Townhouse of Jeremy King and Lauren Gurvich King - By Jan Showers as featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Flowers, art, flags and photos: a cultured take on Pride

Phaidon authors are finding new and innovative ways to recognise the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots

Michael Putnam with part of his rainbow display. Image courtesy of Putnam & Putnam's Instagram

Get home recipes from America's new best restaurant

Cosme’s founder Enrique Olvera and head chef Daniela Soto-Innes share domestic classics in Tu Casa Mi Casa

The brigade at Cosme. Image courtesy of Enrique Olvera's Instagram

Want to garden like the world’s best chef? Then break the rules

In The Garden Chef, Mauro Colagreco of 2019’s World’s Best Restaurant Mirazur, urges you to go a bit wild

Mauro Colagreco at Mirazur, in Southern France. As featured in The Garden Chef

Talking Textiles with Hana Miletić

Textiles sometimes become 3D representations of this Zagreb-born, Belgium-based artist's street photography

Hana Miletic photographed in her studio by Bea Borgers

When Gaudí found beauty in brick

On the great Spanish architect’s birthday we look back at his ornate treatment of this humble building block

The Teresian College of Barcelona. Photograph by Enric Fontvila, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Have a Mississippi fish fry on National Catfish Day

25 June is the day to celebrate this delicious fish, and United Tastes of America has the perfect, kid-friendly recipe

Oven-fried catfish, from United Tastes of America

Elmgreen & Dragset on the beautiful mess of 90s Berlin

The artists look back at the fall of the Wall, what came afterwards, and their newly installed tribute to that time

Elmgreen & Dragset standing with Statue of Liberty at Hamburger Bahnhof. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Mathias Völzke. © Elmgreen & Dragset

The Interiors Monologues - Brian J McCarthy

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Alfalfa House, Ulster County, New York - Brian J McCarthy. As featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Thierry Mugler is working on a new Wayne McGregor ballet

The designer will be in London this December, to co-direct the Bolshoi’s Svetlana Zakharova in a new production

Thierry Mugler

Jeff Koons on his teenage meeting with Salvador Dalí

The artist recalls calling Dalí at his New York hotel and the gallery meeting that ensued. . .

Jeff Koons. Photograph by Bengt Oberger, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Nordic baking is the world's most diverse Magnus tells the BBC

Chef says amateur bakers and less-than-perfect farmland gave rise to the region's incredible variation

Magnus Nilsson

Olafur Eliasson knows his place at Elmgreen & Dragset show

Eliasson poses in a piece by his fellow Scandinavian artists, who also take a sideways look at the art world

Olafur Eliasson, Tanya Bonakdar and Andy Hall in Elmgreen & Dragset's Unholy Trinity (2009). Photograph courtesy of Eliasson's Instagram

Pride flag adorns the steps of Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park

The New York City park has added a splash of colour to Louis Kahn’s minimal designs in Pride month

The Pride flag on the steps at the Four Freedoms Park in New York. Photograph by Cory Antiel

Is it time to invest in Harry Bertoia?

That's certainly the suggestion given in a new Architectural Digest article highlighting overlooked designers

Joe Munroe portrait of Harry Bertoia in July 1942. As featured in Bertoia: The Metal Worker

The Met on the Moon

America’s biggest art museum marks the Apollo landing anniversary with a show of moon photography

John Adams Whipple and James Black, The Moon, 1857–60, salted paper print made from a glass negative, 21.1 × 15.8 cm (8¼ × 6¼ in), copy of a daguerreotype made 193 at Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public domain. As reproduced in Sun and Moon

These two chefs and Phaidon authors are getting married!

In fact, Cosme's Daniela Soto-Innes and Willows Inn’s Blaine Wetzel may open their own place after they've wed

Daniela Soto-Innes and Blaine Wetzel. Image courtesy of Wetzel's Instagram

Herman Miller's logo took an hour to make and is 73-years-old!

Here’s how George Nelson and Irving Harper came up with an elegant solution to a knotty visual challenge

Herman Miller advertisement featuring inaugural appearance of the M trademark, designed by Irving Harper, 1946. As reproduced in Herman Miller: A Way of Living

A lack of beauty makes people stupid says Stefan Sagmeister

The designer makes the case for holding aesthetic enjoyment in higher esteem on Spencer Bailey’s podcast

Designer, beauty advocate and Phaidon author, Stefan Sagmeister

Why Harland Miller's paperbacks are like Andy's soup cans

The artist has consumed and appropriated Penguin's paperbacks - just like Andy did with Campbell's cans

Not Giving In To Will Power, 2018, oil on canvas, 236 × 156.5 cm (92 15/16 × 61 5/8 in). © Harland Miller


An Art & Queer Culture guide to the Pride sale at Sotheby’s

From the Bloomsbury Group to the Lower East Side, Sotheby's Pride auction draws in a wide range of great artists

Photograph by PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret French), from lot 48 of Sotheby's forthcoming sale, Bent. Image courtesy of Sotheby's

The Interiors Monologues - Penny Drue Baird

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Private Residence, Long Island - Penny Drue Baird. As featured in Interiors: The Greatest Living Rooms of the Century

Want a mid-century Richard Neutra classic of your own?

Furniture and kit house company Kettal are offering two new structures based on his classic VDL House

The Kettal VDL Pavilion. Image courtesy of Kettal

Meet Paul the Inuit elder - one of Jeremy Charles’s Wild Bunch

In his new book, the Newfoundland chef celebrates his best ingredient: his characterful suppliers and friends

Paul Jararuse from Wildness by Jeremy Charles. Photograph by John Cullen

Charles and Ray Eames’s positive cosmic vibes

On the anniversary of Charles's birth here's how their Powers of Ten film helped change our view of a scary universe

A film still from Powers of Ten (1977) by Charles and Ray Eames, as featured in Sun and Moon

Phaidon Introductions: Sam Lubell on houses and homes

The influential architectural writer looks at how domestic designs have changed to match our aspirations

Edgeland House, 2012, Austin, Texas, USA, Bercy Chen Studio. Photo by Paul Bardagjy

Martin Parr's Flag Day Stars and Stripes

The British photographer has a keen eye for how people around the world weave nationalism into their identity

US Open, New York, USA, 2017, by Martin Parr

Meet Brian the Hunter - one of Jeremy Charles’s Wild Bunch

In his new book, the Newfoundland chef celebrates his best ingredient: his skilled, characterful suppliers

Brian Dalton, as featured in Wildness. All photographs by John Cullen

The sexy, deathly gaze of Egon Schiele

30,000 Years of Art looks at the Freudian impulses in the great 20th century Viennese artist - born today in 1890

Self-portrait with Chinese Lanterns (1912) by Egon Schiele. As reproduced in 30,000 Years of Art

The Interiors Monologues - Martin Brudnizki

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Brudnizki Residence London, UK. Designed by Martin Brudnizki and featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Marc Jacobs on Pride, married life (and skin care)

'Accept me for who I am, how I am, what I am, who I love,' the New York fashion designer says

Marc Jacobs. Photograph by Peter Lindbergh

The Rocket Man of Sun and Moon

5 things to know about Saturn V’s Wernher von Braun - the man who helped America win the space race

Wernher von Braun in front of F-1 engines for the first stage of a Saturn V rocket, US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1959. As reproduced in Sun and Moon

Daan Roosegaarde's bike path follows Van Gogh's route

Take a look at another incredibly cool Daan Roosegarde project from our new book with the Dutch genius


Annie Leibovitz opens up her archive for Hauser & Wirth

Photographer says she's happy to have found an artworld home alongside Paul McCarthy and Mark Bradford

Driving Series, 1970-1984 (2019), © Annie Leibovitz; courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Photo: Genevieve Hanson

The Interiors Monologues - Ashley Hicks

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Ashley Hicks's home in the Albany, Piccadilly London. Designed by Ashley Hicks - as featured in Interiors: the Greatest Rooms of the Century

Meet Lori the Forager - one of Jeremy Charles’s Wild Bunch

In his new book, the Newfoundland chef celebrates his best ingredient: his skilled, characterful suppliers

Forager Lori McCarthy, from Wildness by Jeremy Charles. Photograph by John Cullen

Matt Johnson turns our book into art in Basel

30,000 Years of Art takes its own place in art history in the American sculptor's new work - on show at Art Basel

Untitled (Sunbather) (2019) by Matt Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe

The Interiors Monologues - David Netto

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Netto Residence, Silver Lake, Los Angeles. As featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Meet Jerry the Bayman - one of Jeremy Charles’s Wild Bunch

In his new book, the Newfoundland chef celebrates his best ingredient: his skilled, characterful suppliers

Bayman Jerry Hussey, as featured in Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador by Jeremy Charles

The true meaning of Las Meninas by Velázquez

On the anniversary of Velázquez’s birth, we look at the composition and techniques used in his most famous painting

La Meninas (1656) by Diego Velázquez. As reproduced in 30,000 Years of Art and The Story of Art

When Robert Capa shot D-Day

The Magnum founder recalled being among the first of the Allied forces landing in Normandy, 75 years ago today

The first wave of American troops landing on D-Day,Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast, France, 6 June 1944 by Robert Capa. As reproduced in our Robert Capa book and in Magnum Stories

A huge cache of Ellsworth Kelly works is headed for Austin

76 works, including pieces produced in France in the ‘40s, have been donated to the University of Texas

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Romanesque Series,” 1973–76, which were gifted to the Blanton by the artist. Photo: Ellsworth Kelly Foundation

The Interiors Monologues - Veere Grenney

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

The Temple, Veere Grenney, drawing room, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, UK completed 1985

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Towers made dogs' tails wag

On World Environment Day 2019 a story to both warm the heart ... and give cause for concern

Smog Free Tower, 2015–present, aluminium, patented positive ionization technology, 700 x Ø 250 cm, installation view at Vierhavensstraat 52, Rotterdam, 2015. Artwork © Daan Roosegaarde

Which bit of sporting equipment inspired this classic?

Our new Herman Miller book uncovers the story behind Charles and Ray Eames's 670 chair and 671 ottoman

670 chair and 671 ottoman within the Eames House, photographed by Charles and Ray Eames, c. 1956. As reproduced in our new Herman Miller book

NYC’s influencers love Breakfast: The Cookbook

Editors, journalists and Instagrammers joined author Emily Elyse Miller and helped her book reach 1.5m viewers

Phaidon's Emily Elyse Miller at the launch of Breakfast: The Cookbook in New York. All photographs courtesy of Chameleon Cold Brew/Lydia Lee.

The astronaut who didn’t want his spacewalk to end

Our book Sun and Moon looks back at Ed White, the first American to spacewalk, on this day 3 June, in 1965

Ed White's Space Walk, 3 June, 1965. Image courtesy of NASA

Grace tells Marc how he helped her beat a 'fashion nightmare'

The Vogue creative director recalls the designer's grunge collection and how it finished off '80s power dressing

Grace Coddington and Marc Jacobs at last Friday's Times Talk

Daan Roosegaarde turned a dancefloor into a power plant...

...and the dancers made him rethink his art in the process!

Sustainable Dancefloor (2008) by Daan Roosegaarde

The Interiors Monologues - Sasha Bikoff

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Garden State Revival House, Newark, New Jersey by Sasha Bikoff for Ed Schoenfeld and Elisa Herr. As featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

How Stuart Franklin took his Tank Man photograph

On the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, the photographer tells the story behind his iconic image

Tank Man, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, 1989 by Stuart Franklin

New Harland Miller show draws on mid-century American art

Look out for shades of Rothko and Jasper Johns in his new series of book cover paintings in Hong Kong

Harland Miller, 2019, courtesy White Cube. Photo by Ollie Hammick

Theaster Gates puts a Hammond organ in his new show

The artist sees shared beauty and culture in the classic instrument and some accompanying ceramics

 Theaster Gates, Sound Cube, 2019 © Theaster Gates. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Seriously, do the Contra guys have their own ceramicist?

Well, sort of. Their restaurants definitely like one brilliant New York ceramic studio in particular. . .

Carrot, Uni, Genmaicha, from A Very Serious Cookbook. Photography by Matty Yangwoo Kim. All ceramics by Noble Plateware

JR faces down European racism

The artist’s Inside Out Project teams up with a Belgian anti-racism group to help fight intolerance

The Inside Out Project x 50 Shades of Racism, in Brussels, Belgium. Images courtesy of JR's Instagram

Are Herman Miller’s posters as enduring as its chairs?

MoMA and the Smithsonian seem to think so. Here’s the story behind the company’s poppy summer picnic graphics

The 1970 poster for Herman Miller's summer picnic, by Steve Frykholm, as reproduced in Herman Miller: A Way of Living

The eclipse that proved Einstein was right - 100 years ago

Shifting of starlight around the sun – seen 100 years ago today – proved our universe wasn't stable

The 29 May 1919 solar eclipse, as shown in the report of Sir Arthur Eddington on the expedition to verify Albert Einstein's prediction of the bending of light around the sun. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

'Don’t shoot!' Trevor Paglen's impassioned plea to the NSA

The artist recalls the time he took a 'perfectly legal' photography flight over the institution's Maryland headquarters

Trevor Paglen. Image courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Marc and Grace find the perfect outfit for their NYC signings

Fans came to meet the authors, but stayed to pick up t-shirts, sweatshirts and sticker packs themed around our book

Marc Jacobs and Grace Coddington at their New York signing. Photograph by Jim Shi, courtesy of his Instagram @jshi809

Jane Hornby's Simple & Classic dish for National Burger Day

These chimichurri-style burgers from Simple & Classic add a Latin American twist to the bun and patty combo

Chimichurri-style burgers by Jane Hornby from Simple & Classic. Photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton

The Palm Springs home that gave us desert modernism

Albert Frey helped bring modernism to the Californian desert. Can you tell from his perfectly appointed lounge?

Albert Frey (designer and client) Frey House II, living room, Palm Springs, CA, USA, completed 1964. Photo  by Darren Bradley

MATCHESFASHION.COM Blooms for Chelsea Flower Show

The fashion retailer hosted some of the world’s best floral designers for the launch of our new book Blooms

London partygoers inspect our new book Blooms beside Scarlet & Violet's display at 5 Carlos Place, London

Try this easy BBQ hack for Memorial Day

Want to cook with the kids but don’t want them around hot coals? Try this slow-cooker shoulder of pork recipe

Slow-cooker pork shoulder, from United Tastes of America

Paris loves the Putnams

Darroch and Mikey shared their floral artistry with the clientele of the Parisian ceramics boutique Astier de Villatte

Mikey and Darroch Putnam at  Astier de Villatte in Paris

Phaidon books win at D&AD!

Lucian Freud and Japan: The Cookbook pick up prizes at the global design awards alongside Nike and the NY Times

Japan: The Cookbook, a winning book at last night's D&AD awards

Seriously, have the Contra chefs just launched a podcast?

Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske talk food, wine, and ‘other nonsense’ with fellow industry insiders

Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone; image courtesy of their podcast Istagram @elfabandjerryshow

Enrique Olvera really loves small producers!

These illustrations for Olvera's Pujol restaurant, by Diego Martínez, show the chef is on the little guy's side

Maize in Pujol's new illustrations, by Diego Martínez. All illustrations courtesy of the artist

A birthday song for Martin Parr

In his humorous tribute, John Shuttleworth wonders when the Magnum photographer will start taking ‘proper’ pictures

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

The Putnams hit the Chelsea Flower Show

Darroch and Michael take in Britain’s most prestigious horticultural show on their mini Euro tour

Darroch and Mickey Putnam at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 2019. Image courtesy of Putnam & Putnam's Instagram

Phaidon introductions: Carolina Irving on good and bad taste

The Interiors writer and textile company founder talks about falling foul of 'the chic police'

Carolina Irving at our Interiors launch in London earlier this month

Marc Jacobs bought this house (but the car didn’t come with it)

Nevertheless, Jacobs’ Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rye, NY State, is still a mid-century modern masterpiece

Porsche 356, house of Maximilian E. Hoffman, Rye, 2018, Porsche AG

The riot that made it into Art & Queer Culture

No, this isn’t about the Stone Wall Tavern. Our book looks back at the 40th anniversary of the White Night Riots

White Night Riots, San Francisco, 1979, by Daniel Nicoletta, as reproduced in Art & Queer Culture

Niki Lauda - the man who saved Ferrari

Our book Ferrari: Under the Skin, describes how the driver pulled the Scuderia out of the pits in the 1970s

Clay Regazzoni (left) and Niki Lauda (centre) were teammates at Ferrari in the 1970s. With them is a very relaxed Enzo Ferrari at the launch of the 312T, Maranello, 1976. As reproduced in Ferrari: Under the Skin

Virgilio Martínez and Gordon Ramsay go wild in the Andes

The Peruvian chef helps Ramsay shoot an episode of new TV show, Uncharted, in the South American highlands

Ramsay and Virgilio in the trailer for Uncharted

The room where Britain met the Bauhaus

Inside London's Isokon Building, Walter Gropius and his friends helped change a nation's design culture

Isokon penthouse by Wells Coats, from Interiors

A perfect dish for World Bee Day

In The Garden Chef, Christopher Kostow combines beeswax with fresh potatoes and wild oxalis flowers

Potato cooked in beeswax, from The Garden Chef

Is this what Stephen Shore thinks of London?

A dog, a pub and a pea-green soup featured in the Instagram posts from his Photo London trip - oh dear. . .

London, 2019 by Stephen Shore. Courtesy of the photographer's Instagram

Got time to unwind in our new reading room?

We’ve teamed up with Herman Miller to create a place to ponder great books inside the TWA Hotel at JFK

Our Herman Miller reading room at the TWA Terminal