Phaidon Introductions: Michael Bracewell on Harland Miller

The critic and curator sees pop art, abstract expressionist influences and much more in the artist’s pictures

Harland Miller. Photo by George Darrell

The apartment where Yves Klein turned décor into art

The French artist introduced some of his best-known motifs into his Parisian home - including the idea of the void

Yves Klein (designer and client), Klein Residence, living room, Paris, France, completed 1949. François Coquerel © Succession Yves Klein c/o DACS 2019

Kim Kardashian dips into the Mugler archive for the Met Gala

The social-media star teamed up with Mugler, wearing a wet-look dress based on pieces from the designer's archive

Kim Kardashian in Mugler, at the Met Gala 2019. Image courtesy of Kim Kardashian's Instagram

Magnus Nilsson is closing Fäviken

After 10 very successful years Magnus will close the restaurant on December 14 (and yes, it's too late to book)

Magnus Nilsson. Photo by Erik Olsson

Phaidon introductions: Peter Meehan on Enrique Olvera

The LA Times’ food editor says Enrique believes the family that eats and cooks together eats and lives better

Enrique Olvera

Got time for our editor-at-large's new podcast?

Spencer Bailey has a great new interview series, focusing on people who have a distinct perspective on time

The Time Sensitive studio

Why today is actually Sun Day

Jimmy Carter might have linked the third of May to solar power, but the Sun has been central to earlier civilisations

Bowl with courtly and astrological motifs from northern Iran, stonepaste with polychromatic inglaze and overglaze, painted and gilded, late twelfth or early thirteenth century. Mercury is represented as a scribe with a scroll, Venus as a female musician, Saturn as an old man with a pick axe, Jupiter as a judge in a turban, Mars as a warrior with a severed head, the Sun as a figure with a solar disc, and the Moon as a figure with a lunar crescent. As reproduced in Sun & Moon

A perfect party dish for Cinco de Mayo

You’ll need a little time to make it - and a lot of friends to help you eat this authentic Mexican party recipe

Cartinas, as reproduced in Tu Casa Mi Casa

Entertaining this weekend? Try Jane Hornby's spring menu

Spring's here, so why not cook this easy, seasonal, three-course menu, from Jane's new book Simple & Classic

Asparagus  and poached egg with balsamic butter, from Simple Classic by Jane Hornby

Emily Thompson - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The sculptor-turned-floral designer on how the histories of art, architecture, music and dance inspire her work

Emily Thompson Flowers (Emily Thomson, New York): smoke bush (Cotinus), snake garlic scapes and turkscap lilies. Image courtesy Emily Thompson Flowers / Photograph by Mia Soojung Kim

The winning shot from our East Coast architecture guide

This garage might be on the eastern seaboard, but that hasn’t stopped an LA association from recognising it

Smithfield Liberty Garage, Altenhof and Bown, photograph by Darren Bradley. As featured in Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast

Breakfast in Britain

While he admits to his nation’s culinary shortcomings Sportsman chef Stephen Harris does love a Full English

Clockwise from top left: Full English; breakfast roll; laverbread and cockles; full English variation; pour-over coffee; egg and soldiers; from the English breakfast pages of Breakfast: The Cookbook

Prabhavathi Meppayil at Pace

Arne Glimcher has drawn parallels between the Bangalore artist and Agnes Martin - we asked her about them

Could textiles win the Turner Prize?

Oscar Murillo has been shortlisted for this prize, thanks in part to his vulnerable, ripped and cut surfaces

Oscar Murillo, Violent Amnesia 2019 at Kettle’s Yard. All images courtesy of the Tate

Should we look at deep space images as works of art?

The Hubble Telescope's photos are as mediated as anything created by a contemporary artist writes Mark Holborn

Hubble view of M16, the Eagle Nebula, an actively star-forming gaseous region 7,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Serpens. The structure shown was first recorded through Hubble by Jeff Hester and his team from Arizona State University in 1995. This view is the most detailed image yet obtained of the Eagle Nebula. As reproduced in Sun and Moon

How Annie Leibovitz pictured Sally Mann’s sense of place

On Mann's birthday, we look at how tactfully Leibovitz approached her fellow photographer, on Mann's home turf

Sally Mann, Lexington, Virginia, 2015. Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’

Phaidon Introductions: Musa Dağdeviren on food and family

The Turkish cookbook author understands his country's culinary traditions are heavily intertwined with his own story

Musa Dağdeviren, author of the Turkish Cookbook

Do you know about the jazzy side of these artists?

On International Jazz Day take an instrumental break with Robert Ryman, Theaster Gates, Alex Katz and Anri Sala

Theaster Gates (right) as reproduced in our Contemporary Artists Series book on the artist

Matt Abergel's book has just won a James Beard Award!

Chicken and Charcoal has been voted the best 2019 book in James Beard's restaurant and professional category

Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong, by Matt Abergel

Breakfast in America

Chef Jason Hammel explains why cooking over-easy eggs is just a little bit like catching a baseball

Clockwise from top left: toasted cornflakes; everything bagel with cream cheese and lox; pour-over coffee; orange juice; blueberry pancakes; the diner breakfast; diner toast; bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, from the American breakfast pages of Breakfast: The Cookbook

Suprematism and the Space Race

Mark Holborn’s new book looks at image making, the celestial realm, and its repercussions back on earth

'Earthrise’ – a photograph taken from Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve, 1968 by William Anders. Image courtesy of NASA. From Sun and Moon

Did you know that artist architecture is a thing?

There are plenty of places made by artists in our book Houses (but you might not want to live in some of them...)

House for Essex, 2015, by Grayson Perry and FAT. As featured in Houses: Extraordinary Living

Why we might have misread Delacroix’s most famous painting

On the artist's birthday, we reassess this great work, via Judy Sund's new book Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign

The Death of Sardanapalus (1827) by Eugène Delacroix, as featured in Exotic

The bachelor pad where Cary Grant shaped beach house style

Any interiors aesthete who kicks back at the beach should thank mid-century movie stars Grant and Randolph Scott

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

Ben Affleck will direct a movie about Ellsworth Kelly’s war

The Hollywood star has signed up to both star in and lens a film about Kelly’s camouflage unit, The Ghost Army

From left: Ben Affleck (photograph by Gage Skidmore), Ellsworth Kelly (photograph by Jack Shear)

Tu Casa Mi Casa co-author wins World's Best Female Chef

The Mexican-born swimmer turned culinary protégée Daniela Soto-Innes just won the World’s 50 Best Award

Daniela Soto-Innes, co-author of Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook, winner of the elit™ Vodka World's Best Female Chef 2019, and one of the New York Times' 15 Creative Women for Our Time

Phaidon Introductions: Sofia Coppola on Marc Jacobs

The film director describes how the designer influenced her films and supercharged her social life

“This drawing is of me in my favorite bubble-gum-pink Comme des Garçons polo-shirt dress and my Pilgrim-inspired shoes, with Neville draped over my shoulders.” Marc Jacobs by Grace Coddington, from Marc Jacobs Illustrated

Turn old food into great new dishes on Stop Food Waste Day

Our new titles Breakfast: The Cookbook and Tu Casa Mi Casa have some wonderful uses for ordinary leftovers

Chickpea and torn bread stew, from Breakfast: The Cookbook

The villa where Jean Cocteau communed with the Gods

Our new book Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century features a Godly work created by the poet and filmmaker

Villa Santo Sospir, photograph by Loïc Thébaud,

On World Book Day get the kids reading AND cooking!

My First Cookbooks give you pancakes, pizzas, tacos and cookies, as well as literacy and numeracy, all in one box

My First Cookbooks

JR profiles Massimo for Time’s 100 Most Influential list

The French artist and activist says that when he’s with the chef 'we feel like we can do anything in the world!'

JR and Massimo at the entrance to the new Refettorio Paris. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Phaidon Introductions: Grayson Perry on Martin Parr

Kicking off a new series, the artist recalls the first time he was blinded by Parr's flash 'and decked in saturated colour'

The Perry Family – daughter Florence, Philippa and Grayson, London, England, 2012, by Martin Parr. All images taken from Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Marc Jacobs remembers 2011

It was just eight years ago, so why did one photographer tell Marc he'd 'seen the Seventies flash before my eyes'?

Spring / Summer 2011, designs Marc Jacobs, drawings Grace Coddington.Drawing © 2019 Grace Coddington / typography and book design by Takaaki Matsumoto. From Marc Jacobs Illustrated

The wooden sculpture created to show Christ’s death

At Easter we look at a work of devotional art from our newly updated book 30,000 Years of Art

Deposition of Christ, artist unknown (c. 1150), Musée National du Moyen, France. As featured in 30,000 Years of Art

MetaFlora - Not your Grandmother's Florist

New York dancer turned floral artist Marisa Competello enjoys the moment when flowers stop resembling flowers. . .

Metaflora's graphically arranged materials

Marc Jacobs remembers 2004

John Currin, Rachel Feinstein and Jodie Kidd all feature in Jacobs’ early noughties recollections

Spring / Summer 2004 (left), Fall / Winter 2004 (right), designs Marc Jacobs, drawings Grace Coddington. As reproduced in Marc Jacobs Illustrated

The house where Salvador Dalí found peace

This modest fisherman’s cottage morphed into a work of surrealism, serving as the artist’s home for half a century

Salvador Dalí's humble fisherman’s cottage in Portlligat as featured in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Martin Parr just sent his new book to the queen!

'I have the honour to remain your majesty's most humble and obedient servant,' the photographer writes

Martin Parr's copy of Only Human signed personally to her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II

Talking Textiles with Anne Wilson

Cloth's ubiquity, and its close proximity to bodies, is its great strength and great challenge says this Chicago artist

Anne Wilson in the studio

The Madness at the heart of Elmgreen & Dragset's new show

The Scandinavian art duo have found something perfectly spooky in a Danish painter's muted, grey interiors

Interior, Strandgade 30 (1906-8) by Vilhelm Hammershøi. All images courtesy of

Vince Aletti’s trick for keeping his magazine collection fresh

The writer and collector tells the New Yorker how he manages to stay engaged with his voluminous stacks of print

Vince Aletti photographed by Steven Haas

A Phaidon author witnesses the Notre Dame fire

Our architectural writer was on hand as the flames engulfed the medieval French cathedral. Here’s what he saw

The Notre Dame fire. Photograph by William Hall. Copyright William Hall

Breakfast in Australia

Aussie restaurateur Bill Granger describes the development of the great Australian breakfast in our new book

Clockwise From top left: toast with Vegemite; flat white; corn fritters with lox and poached eggs; muesli; ginger-turmeric juice; toast with Vegemite and avocado; banana bread; green juice. As featured on the Australian breakfast pages of Breakfast: The Cookbook

Queer Eye's Antoni guests on Putnam & Putnam's Podcast

Darroch and Mikey Putnam talk first jobs, tattoos, and TV success with one of the stars of the Netflix hit series

Antoni, as he appears on the image for Putnam & Putnam's latest podcast episode

The dish that made our Turkish Cookbook author cry

Find out how chef Musa Dağdeviren became aware of the emotional power of home cooking

Musa Dağdeviren, author of the Turkish Cookbook

Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest portrait

On the anniversary of the Renaissance master’s birth, we highlight his incredible early skill in 30,000 Years of Art

Ginevra de’ Benci (c. 1475) by Leonardo da Vinci, as reproduced in 30,000 Years of Art

Marc Jacobs remembers 1995

Kate Moss, Guy Bourdin and the Beastie Boys feature in Marc’s Nineties memories

Spring/Summer 1995 (left) and Fall/Winter 1995 (right), designs Marc Jacobs, drawings Grace Coddington. © 2019 Grace Coddington / typography and book design by Takaaki Matsumoto.

Art & Queer Culture is on show in the first gender-free store

Our primer on queer art takes pride of place in the windows at The Phluid Project, a new boutique in Manhattan

Art & Queer Culture on display in the windows of The Phluid Project, Manhattan

Verner Panton’s Bond villain chair goes back into production

The Pantonova series was originally made for a Danish restaurant, but later found fame in a bad guy's lair

Pantonova by Verner Panton, in production again thanks to Montana. Images courtesy of Montana

Breakfast in the Nordic region

Want a hearty, Northern European start to your day? Then try a few new dishes from Breakfast: The Cookbook

Clockwise from top left: Brown cheese sandwich; filmjölk; Danish pastry; cardamom buns; crispbread with smoked cod roe spread; ymerdrys; ymer with ymerdrys; all from the Nordic pages of Breakfast: The Cookbook

Mark Bradford’s ark is heading for Shanghai

The artist's 2008 ark-like sculpture, Mithra, will feature in Bradford’s largest show in China, later this summer

Mithra (2008) by Mark Bradford. Installation view at Prospect 1, New Orleans. As reproduced in our Mark Bradford book

What to catch at Milan Design Week

Phaidon designers are filling 2019's Salone del Mobile with smart answers to today’s design problems

All Together Now by Herman Miller, photo by Nicholas Calcott

ODORANTES - Not Your Grandmother's Florist

Parisian floral artists Emmanuel Sammartino and Christophe Hervé share a passion for antique roses - find out why

A floral arrangement by Odorantes, Paris

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to put your phones to bed

We don't have much time together, so put down your devices and enjoy those precious me and you moments

The Bed by Elmgreen & Dragset for Georg Jensen. Image courtesy of the artists and

Magnus Nilsson is opening a restaurant in a cable car

There will be just three services at Kabin 1274, and to get a seat, you’ll need to think about how you get there

Magnus Nilsson beside the Åre Kabinbanan ski lift. All images courtesy of

Breakfast in Brazil

Want to start the day like they do in Latin America? Then try a few new dishes from Breakfast: The Cookbook

Clockwise from top left: orange pound cake; stoveto espresso; acaí bowl; apioca-flour crepe;  cheese bread; avocado smoothie; all part of the Brazilian dishes in Breakfast: The Cookbook

Marc Jacobs remembers 1994

Christy Turlington, the New York Dolls and Donatella Versace all feature in Jacob's look back at this vintage year

Fall / Winter 1994, designs Marc Jacobs, drawings Grace Coddington. Typography and book design by Takaaki Matsumoto. From Marc Jacobs Illustrated

Jimmie Durham wins this year's Venice Golden Lion

Curator Ralph Rugoff singles out Durham’s 'profoundly humanistic' art for the Biennale's top award

Jimmie Durham, 2014, self portrait

Marc Jacobs just married his boyfriend!

Guests received hoodies and vape pens while the happy couple wore matching, jewel-encrusted penguin pins

Marc Jacobs and Charly “Char” Defrancesco. Image courtesy of Marc Jacobs' Instagram

The apartment where Coco Chanel could see but not be seen

This intimate space above her boutique enabled her to spy on the reactions of fashion show attendees below

Gabrielle Chanel (designer and client), Chanel Residence, salon, Paris, France, completed 1920s. © CHANEL

5 things we owe to the Bauhaus

The school was founded a century ago this month. Here’s a few things we should thank, or perhaps blame it for

The Gropius House, as featured in Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA

Can you spot the Chinese motif in Snøhetta's Opera House?

Let’s just say the brilliant Norwegian architectural and design firm are big fans of East Asian symbolism

Shanghai Grand Opera House by Snøhetta. Image © Brick Visuals, courtesy of Snøhetta

Reading the room at our Interiors launch in New York

Designers, editors and online influencers all loved the launch of our global overview of interior excellence

Phaidon's William Norwich (centre) with Todd Oldham (right) and a guest at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York. All photographs by Jules Slütsky

Kate Moss print proves collectible at Phillips

Missed out on the one at auction yesterday? Fear not Mario Sorrenti fans, we have our own Moss masterpiece. . .

Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti, from Kate by Mario Sorrenti

The Roman bathroom where Karl Lagerfeld reinvented himself

This 1990s retreat was just one of many inspiring spaces created by the designer, as new book Interiors explains

Karl Lagerfeld's bathroom photo by Fritz von der Schulenburg courtesy Interior Archive

Marc Jacobs Remembers 1993

The designer recalls befriending Sofia Coppola, working with Sonic Youth, and drawing from Juergen Teller

Spring / Summer 1993, designs Marc Jacobs, drawings Grace Coddington. Typography and book design by Takaaki Matsumoto. From Marc Jacobs Illustrated

Julius Iversen of TABLEAU - Not Your Grandmother's Florist

From cornfields to coloured clouds of flowers, this floral artist makes flowers look (but not always smell) amazing

Vince Aletti on the vital history of fashion magazines

Want to understand Irving Penn or Helmut Newton? Then go back to the magazine page, says our author

Vince Aletti photographed by Steven Haas

Your chance to own a signed Martin Parr beach print

The photographer offers a new take on one of his favourite subjects in this Phaidon Collector’s Edition

Tenby, Wales, 2018 by Martin Parr. As featured in our Collectors' Edition print

Enrique Olvera brings a taste of Mexico to London

Last week, the city’s restaurants welcomed the chef and his innovative take on Mexican home cooking

Enrique Olvera in Lyle's, London

'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The writer fast tracks us through some great art in the newly updated paperback edition of the seminal book

Deborah Bright, Dream Girls, 1989 – 90. © the artist. From Art & Queer Culture

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss in Dallas

This Saturday in Texas the photographer will talk about the relationship that shaped 90s fashion

Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti, from Kate by Mario Sorrenti

The German expressionist who photographed teen fashion

In new book Issues, Vince Aletti highlights the American career of German émigré Hermann Landshoff

A spread from Junior Bazaar, November 1945, by Hermann Landsoff, as reproduced in Issues

They might be 'dirty beans' but they taste delicious

In Enrique Olvera’s new book, you get great Mexican recipes, and also some of the wordplay behind them

Northern Beans, also known as frijoles charros or frijoles pierces - from Enrique Olivera's Tu Casa Mi Casa

Doan Ly of a.p. bio - Not your Grandmother's Florist

Inspired by paintings, theatre and dance the New York floral designer is expanding the way we define beauty

Floral design by a.p. bio

How Sir Edwin Lutyens combined old styles in new ways

On the 150th anniversary of Lutyens’ birth we look at Little Thakeham - his fusing of Tudor and Grand Manner

Sir Edwin Lutyens, Little Thakeham, for Ernest Blackburn, drawing room, near Storrington, West Sussex, England, UK, completed 1902. Image courtesy of Ashleigh Wigley, from Interiors

The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

In Asia and Latin America the animal is a pejorative term for gay men - but these gay men are taking the term back

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (a.k.a. Faluda Islam) grew up in Pakistan. In Arabic poetry, a deer often symbolizes an effeminate young man. In Brazil, the word deer ('veado') is commonly used as a slang to insult gay men, 2017, by Jamil Hellu

James Beard shortlists Phaidon chefs for 2019 awards

Corey Lee’s Benu, Jeremy Fox’s Rustic Canyon and Matt Abergel’s Chicken and Charcoal book are all up for prizes

Chef Matt Abergel, from Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong

Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

The pair’s new take on an old work explores the gulf between social spot and gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset Looped Bar (front) 2018 Corian, MDF, stainless steel, beer taps, stools. Color Field (back) 2018. Corian, glass, Plexiglas, LED, aluminium, stainless steel. Courtesy of the artists and Kukje Gallery. Photo: Elmar Vestner

Yes, you can eat cactus - let Enrique Olvera show you how

In Mexico, they don’t let a few pricks get in the way of a good salad - as the chef and author explains

Cactus salad, as featured in Tu Casa Mi Casa

Sophia Moreno Bunge - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The darkroom was this LA photographer-turned-florist's first love but her blooms are as pretty as any picture

An arrangement by Sophia Moreno-Bunge of Isa Isa - photograph taken by Sophia

Talking Textiles with Terri Friedman

The artist on the influences of Miro, mom and moths and the mathematics of weaving her voluptuous works

Terri Friedman in her studio

Was Farnsworth House a little too perfect for its owner?

On Mies van der Rohe’s birthday, we look back at the fraught relationship between him and his famous client

Mies van der Rohe, Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, 1945–51; view from porch looking into living area, from Interiors and Mies. © Alan Weintraub /Arcaid / Corbis

Samuel Fosso – the African selfie artist shot by Vogue

Vince Aletti's book Issues unveils a fine-art photographer who found a new home in the 90s fashion press

Samuel Fosso in Vogue Hommes International Mode autumn/winter 1999/2000

A Simple & Classic Mother’s Day dessert

Stuck for a showstopper meal this Sunday? Then try this dish from new Jane Hornby book Simple & Classic

Chocolate profiteroles, as featured in Simple & Classic

In Mexico, sometimes your breakfast can get divorced

Enrique Olvera describes the culinary separations that Mexican think of as marriage break-ups

Huevos Rancheros, as featured in Tu Casa Mi Casa by  Enrique Olvera

Elmgreen & Dragset turn high finance on its head

The art duo’s new installation, City in the Sky, offers an unusual view of international banking

Elmgreen & Dragset, City in the Sky (2019), courtesy of Art Basel Hong Kong, the artists and the galleries @kukjegallery @massimodecarlogallery @galerieperrotin

What does your waffle say about you?

Do you have it with chocolate, cheese or chicken? On Waffle Day, we look at national variations around the world

Crisp waffles in a Nordic waffle iron, from The Nordic Baking Book

Cecilia Fox - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The brainchild of Melanie Stapleton, Cecilia Fox has become a big part of Melbourne’s contemporary floral scene

Native floral design using silver princess flowering
gum, golden wattle, banksia and gymea lilies - Cecilia Fox

Talking Textiles with Josh Faught

Trompe-l’oeil piano keys, pins and clumsily quilted strips of black and tan crochet are just a few of the things that adorn this San Francisco artist's incredible artworks

Josh Faught in the studio photographed by Andria Lo

Keep It Simple: Useful tips for dairy, pastry and chocolate

Jane Hornby’s Simple & Classic book contains a lot of very effective advice. Here’s a taster for the lactose tolerant

Jane Hornby

Why a steam whistle signals snack time in Mexico City

In Tu Casa Mi Casa, Enrique Olvera reveals the Mexican sweet potato seller’s unusual calling card

Roasted sweet potato, from Tu Casa Mi Casa

Clifford Coffin - Vogue’s great lost photographer

Vince Aletti recalls the talents and fatal flaws of this brilliant, but self-destructive, fashion magazine photographer

Clifford Coffin's June 1949 American Vogue shoot, as reproduced in Issues

9 reasons to celebrate Yayoi Kusama on her 90th birthday

From inspiring minimalists to wooing President Nixon, Yayoi Kusama is a wild, innovative, brilliant artist - still

Yayoi Kusama with Dots Obsession Night, Tokyo, 2008

Seriously, is Fabian von Hauske's Green Card his most cherished award?

The chef just scooped a Vilcek Prize, to go with his Michelin star and GQ award, but he says his residency tops it all

Fabian Von Hauske at Contra, from A Very Serious Cookbook

Keep It Simple: Incredibly useful tips for meat and fish

Our Simple & Classic author Jane Hornby has some great kitchen hacks. Here are a few for meat eaters

Jane Hornby

Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The new building on Norway’s southern-most tip will serve as a restaurant and a marine research station

Under by Snøhetta. Photo © Ivar Kvaal. Images courtesy of Snøhetta

The meal every young Mexican makes when they leave home

In Tu Casa Mi Casa Enrique Olvera shares the chicken recipe that reminds young Mexicans of childhood

Chicken tinga. From Tu Casa Mi Casa

Talking Textiles with Cristiana de Marchi

The Turin-born, Arabic peninsula-dwelling, artist lets us in on a few secrets from her studio

Cristiana de Marchi in the studio