Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville

You’ll never see so much of Wright’s style in a single place than when you tour this small, New York state enclave

A house in the Usonia Historic District, Usonia Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570, photographed by Darren Bradley

Why Sharon Hayes came out as a dyke but lives as a lesbian

On National Coming Out Day, here’s how the artist helped wrench one term from the field of psychiatry

Sharon Hayes in The Lesbian, 1998

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss and more in New York

Sorrenti tells former W and Barneys Creative Director Dennis Freedman about his love for Kate and conceptual art

Mario Sorrenti and Dennis Freedman discuss Mario's new book Kate in New York's SVA Theatre earlier this week

Get to know Doo-Wop architecture in Wildwood

The Jersey Shore resort is full of this kitsch take on modernism according to our mid-century East Coast guide

One of the Doo-Wop buildings, in Wildwood, NJ, as featured in Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA. All photographs by Darren Bradley

Nan Goldin goes back to the dive bars in The Deuce

The photographer put in a cameo performance on the HBO show beside James Franco, critiquing her early work

James Franco and Nan Goldin in The Deuce. Photograph Paul Schiraldi / HBO

Highly unusual homes for highly unusual animals

Got a homeless horse or a hermit crab looking for a crib? Then pick the perfect place from our book Pet-tecture

Shelter for Hermit Crabs by Aki Inomata

A very funny man for A Very Serious Cookbook

Comedian Eric Wareheim opens up on why he loves the amazing food and wine at Contra and Wildair

Eric Wareheim. Image courtesy of Eric's Instagram

When Jannis Kounellis painted with horses

On the 85th anniversary of the artist's birth, we look back at the time Kounellis coaxed 12 horses into a gallery

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (Cavalli), 1967, 12 horses, installation view at Galleria L’attico, Rome, 1969. Artwork © Jannis Kounellis

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids – Dada Marionettes

Children will love these colourful string puppets - parents will appreciate the marionettes' avant-garde origins

Marionettes for König Hirsch, 1918, by Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) IC Design

How Annie Leibovitz drew star power from the Rolling Stones

In Annie Leibovitz at Work, she explains how she picked up 'power by association' shooting their 1975 tour

The Rolling Stones, Philadelphia, 1975. Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’

Putnam & Putnam choose the 'It Flowers' of 2018

New York’s hottest floral designers capture this year’s most coveted flowers in their new book, and post some online

Michael and Darroch Putnam

Stephen Shore's personal tribute to Andy Warhol

On Stephen Shore's birthday, we look back at his formative relationship with the pop art master

A young Stephen Shore with Andy Warhol at the Factory. From Factory: Andy Warhol

Massimo Bottura is the Pavarotti of Pasta, says 60 Minutes

The show traces his career from a first taste of tortellini under his grandma's table to becoming world’s best chef

Massimo Bottura on 60 Minutes

Here's a sneak peak of Massimo Bottura on 60 Minutes tonight!

Watch Channel 2 at 7pm tonight to see our Bread is Gold and Skinny Italian Chef author interviewed by Lesley Stahl

Massimo Bottura filming a 60 Minutes segment in the Mercato Storico Albinelli market in Modena, March 2018

What is Sharon Hayes trying to tell us?

Discover how this contemporary artist uses vintage protest to open up new possibilities

In The Near Future (detail), 2009, multiple slide projection, installation, 13 actions, 13 projections, 1053 slides.  Artwork © Sharon Hayes

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids – The Optischer Farbmischer

Get your pre-schoolers into Goethe and Schopenhauer with this deceptively simple-looking spinning top

Optischer Farbmischer, 1924, by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack. As featured in Design for Children

How Annie Leibovitz let Patti Smith become herself

In Annie Leibovitz At Work, the photographer looks back at two key portraits of one remarkable singer

Patti Smith, New Orleans, 1978. Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. From Annie Leibovitz At Work

Astonishing Animals – The Panda

On World Animal Day we look at the panda's remarkable role in wildlife conservation

Untitled, 2015 by Ami Vitale. From Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

These doghouses will make your home look good too

No more ruff sleeping with these beautiful pieces of dog-focused design featured in our new book Pet-tecture

Cromo by FORMA Italia

How Annie Leibovitz got Keith Haring to go black and white

In Annie Leibovitz at Work the photographer reveals the fascinating story behind her photo of the great artist

Keith Haring, New York City, 1986. Photograph: © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’

Brutalist buildings you can only see in our new book

The wrecking ball has levelled them but they live on forever in our new Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago, USA, 1975 by Bertrand Goldberg Associates

Destination Art every kid will love!

Taking a trip with children? Then pick out somewhere from our great new travel guide to art around the world

Fusterlandia, 2000–Present, Havana, Cuba, by José Rodríguez Fuster

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids – Montessori Geometric Solids

This early 20th century developmental toy was one of the first design products created specifically for children

Geometric Solids, c. 1910 by Maria Montessori (1870–1952). From Design for Children

How does Annie Leibovitz do it?

On the photographer’s birthday, read the stories behind the images in her new book Annie Leibovitz At Work

The Rolling Stones, Philadelphia, 1975. Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’

Sketch to Skyline - what Luis Barragán’s Las Arboledas development in Mexico looked like on day one

The Pritzker laureate brought nature, order and colour together in this Mexican residential development

How Steve McCurry captured the lives of coffee growers

On International Coffee Day take another look at the photos in From These Hands: A Journey Along The Coffee Trail

A woman prepares for a coffee ritual, Amaro region, Ethiopia, 2014. All photographs by Steve McCurry

These Brutalist buildings look a bit like Jenga blocks

There are plenty of structures in our new Atlas that look just a little bit like the popular wooden building block game

Petrobras Headquarters, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1973, by  Roberto Gandolfi and José Sanchotene

The perfect beer for Nordic Baking

After centuries apart, Evil Twin's Swedish Fika Biscotti Break brings Nordic brewing and baking together again

Poppels and Evil Twin Brewing's Swedish Fika Biscotti Break beer. Image courtesy of Evil Twin's Instagram

Elmgreen & Dragset have a tall tale to tell about this pool

Don't believe everything you see and read at their excellent new Whitechapel Gallery show

The Whitechapel Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset. Image courtesy of the artists' Instagram

Instagrammers campaigned to save these Brutalist buildings

...but they didn't always succeed. Luckily, you can still see the ones they couldn't save in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlanta Central Library, Atlanta, USA, 1980, by Marcel Breuer & Associates

Destination Art in the most beautiful settings

Come for the art but stay for the views around these important contemporary artworks from new book Destination Art

Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere, 1976, National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden, Canberra, Australia, by Fujiko Nakaya

How bad cities can kill us (and better cities might cure us)

Cholera no longer infects our water supplies but other threats lurk in our cities - Shaping Cities has a way forward

Fans of Nintendo’s Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, cause a traffic jam at a PokéStop, a physical space where gameplay occurs.
Picture by Liau Chung Ren

Putnam & Putnam create an autumn display for Martha Stewart

New York City's greatest floral designers prove there's more to flowers than simple summer blooms

Putnam & Putnam's decorative mantel in this month's issue of Martha Stewart Living. Image courtesy of Putnam & Putnam's Instagram

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids – The Giulia Rocking Horse

Can you afford kids and a Maserati? Then try this stylish Italian toy featured in new book Design for Children

Giulia Rocking Horse, 2008 by Pininfarina Extra, as featured in Design for Children

These cat homes will make your home look good too

Get your beloved kitty a bit of furniture like this and you’ll soon be feline very house proud . . .

How better cities will save the world

By locking in good habits with infrastructure the mega cities of the future could help us avert ecological disaster

New York City, USA. Climate change exposes cities, especially coastal ones, to greater environmental risks and uncertainty. In 2012, Manhattan suffered a major blackout affecting 600,000 people after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. This was due to defensive walls not being high enough to protect the 14th Street power station from the storm surge. Photo by Iwan Baan / Getty Images, from Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

These Brutalist War memorials have very brutal back stories

World War II hit the former Yugoslavia hard and it has many poignant concrete creations to commemorate it

Battle of Sutjeska Memorial, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1917 by Miodrag Živković, as reproduced in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Destination Art you can get to in your lunch break

Are you in a big city? Got an hour to spare? Then get out and see some art from our new book Destination Art

Shirazeh Houshiary and Pip Horne, East Window and Altar, 2011, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England. Photograph by Marc Gascoigne

Destination Art that looks like a LOT of fun!

Find art difficult sometimes? Don't fret. Take a look at these works in Destination Art and you'll soon by smiling

Super Lambanana, 1998, by Taro Chiezo, Liverpool, UK, as featured in Destination Art

Sketch to Skyline - what Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, California looked like on day one

Did you know Kahn originally planned a garden in the middle of the site? Drawing Architecture takes up the story

Salk Institute, 1959, by Louis Kahn. Charcoal on paper. From Drawing Architecture

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids - Alexander Girard's dolls

Discover how Herman Miller's design director channelled his love of folk art and bright colours into these figures

Wooden Dolls, 1963 by Alexander Girard, as featured in Design for Children

Great Art in the Great Outdoors

Sometimes it pays to think outside the white-walled box as our new book Destination Art shows

Crouching Spider, 2003, by Louise Bourgeois, Château La Coste, France, as reproduced in Destination Art

The surprisingly bookish origins of German trifle

Discover a story of rich lives and tragic decline behind the sweet Lübeck-style trifle in The German Cookbook

Apple and Pumpernickel Trifle, a slightly lighter alternative to the heavier Lübeck-Style Trifle. From The German Cookbook

Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish

Decades of selective breeding has enabled East Asian animal lovers to create this beautiful but rather violent pet

Big Fin Siamese Fighting Fish, 2013, by Visarute Angkatavanich, from our book, Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids - The Radio Flyer Wagon

Here’s how an ambitious Italian-American created a cheap, safe wagon and earned himself the name ‘Little Ford’

Classic Red Wagon, 1940, by Radio Flyer, created by Antonio Pasin, as featured in Design for Children

"What is the size of ‘we’?" – Olafur Eliasson on public art, building bridges, and his Experience of togetherness

Eliasson understands the limits of civic engagement, but says he is trying to push the envelope nevertheless

Olafur Eliasson, photograph by Anders Sune Berg

Do you recognise these Brutalist buildings from the big screen?

From sci-fi to horror, indie drama to LA caper, movie makers love a Brutalist backdrop, as our new Atlas notes

Lecture Centre, Brunel University, London, UK, 1968, by Richard Sheppard. As featured in our new Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Robert Venturi dies aged 93

The American architect, whose work helped define postmodernism, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, I am a Monument, 1972, ink on paper. Picture credit: Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania | Venturi, Scott Brown Collection. From Drawing Architecture ​

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Latter Years

The passing years didn’t dim Freud’s ambition - in fact his talent, along with his canvas sizes, grew as he aged

Lucian Freud, Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995, oil on canvas, 151.3 × 219 cm, 59½ × 86¼ in. © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images; photography by John Riddy (volume 2, pages 176-177)

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Middle Years

A friendly intervention by the Palace helped Freud and his family escape peril - half a century later he repaid the debt

Lucian Freud, Wasteground with Houses, Paddington, 1970–2, oil on canvas, 167 × 101 cm, 65¾ × 39¾ in. © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images; photography by John Riddy (volume 1, page 285)

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Early Years

The artist mixed with rogues and royals in his early London life and kept in touch with both during his gambling days

Lucian Freud, Portrait of Kitty, 1948–9, oil on panel, 35 × 24 cm, 13¾ × 9½ in. © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images; photography by John Riddy (volume 1, page 166)

The surprisingly British origins of German currywurst

The street food was first cooked with a little help from Germany’s enemies as The German Cookbook explains

Currywurst, as featured in The German Cookbook

Cool Designs for Cultured Kids - The Frisbee

Discover how an amateur American designer took a cake tin and turned it into one of the world’s most popular toys

The Frisbee, as featured in Design for Children

These Brutalist buildings look like they shouldn't stay up

A smart choice of materials and techniques enables architects to dazzle as Atlas of Brutalist Architecture reveals

Grand Central Water Tower, Midrand, South Africa, 1996 by GAPP Architects & Urban Designers

Scholten & Baijings rework afternoon tea in London

The Dutch design duo has filled Fortnum & Mason with pale green products for their new tea installation

A Brutalist guide to Open House London

Londoners – here’s how to satisfy your craving for mid-century concrete this coming weekend

The Royal College of Physicians, Denys Lasdun & Partners, 1964. All images featured in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

What is it with Sarah Lucas and eggs?

Volunteers just smashed 1,000 eggs at the artist’s request - our new book explains why she works with them

Sarah Lucas,

Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle

The microscopic intricacy of this insect’s foot belies a deeply sinister mating habit

A male diving beetle (Acilius sp.) front foot (2015), digital image created by laser scanning confocal
microscope by Igor Siwanowicz

The surprisingly political origins of German pickled herring

How Otto von Bismarck came to lend his name to one of Germany’s best-loved seafood dishes

Bismarck Herring, from the German Cookbook

Look who turned up at our Kate Moss book launch!

Kate stopped by to see photographer boyfriend Mario Sorrenti as we publish the photos that wowed Calvin Klein

Photographer Mario Sorrenti and Kate Moss at Matches, 5 Carlos Place

'Street dance is crucial' – Olafur Eliasson on Harlem Gun Crew, his teenage years and the Experience of space

Eliasson doesn’t hide his early breakdancing achievements; instead he incorporates them into his artistic career

Olafur Eliasson by Silja Magg

These Brutalist buildings are actually really beautiful

It might not be known for its pretty ornamentation or well-balanced forms but Brutalism can still embody beauty

Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil, 1970, by Oscar Niemeyer as featured in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Sketch to Skyline - what Foreign Office Architects' Yokohama International Ferry Terminal looked like on day one

Sometimes the finished structure doesn't look much like the drawing - as this early ink on paper sketch reveals

Yokohama Ferry Terminal, 2002 Ink on paper Foreign Office Architects

Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm

These six different images depict one obscure marine animal, captured by one dedicated photographer

Thalassematid echiuran, 2013 Digital photograph, by Arthur Anker.

How the cities of the future will look

80% of urban infrastructure that will exist in 2050 isn't built yet. Ricky Burdett is about to give us a sneak peak

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. In areas where land is cheap and unregulated, informal 
 development encroaches on the countryside that surrounds growing urban centres. As in many parts of rapidly urbanizing Sub-Saharan Africa, the edges of Kinshasa are being eroded as the city expands horizontally without regulation.

The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels

Read how old prayer traditions found their way into popular baked goods, according to The German Cookbook

Bavarian Soft Pretzels featured in The German Cookbook

Putnam & Putnam fill trucks with flowers for Gaga designer

Michael and Darroch Putnam give fashion director Brandon Maxwell's tailgate-themed show a floral accompaniment

Michael Putnam with one of his displays for Brandon Maxwell. Image courtesy of Putnam & Putnam's Instagram

Anna Dello Russo lights up Fifth Avenue

The Italian super stylist was joined by top models and designers at her NY Fashion Week party earlier this week

Anna Dello Russo arrives at Saks Fifth Avenue during New York Fashion Week 2018

How Roald Dahl ended up with a Bacon Portrait of Freud

On Roald Dahl day, we take a closer look at the author’s love of these monumental British artists

Francis Bacon - Study for Head of Lucian Freud, 1967 oil on canvas 14 x 12in. (35.5 x 30.5cm.) Image courtesy of Christie's

U2 play Massimo Bottura’s Refettorio Paris

Bono and the band took an opportunity during their tour to entertain guests at Massimo's Bread Is Gold restaurant

U2 at Refettorio Paris. Image courtesy of Refettorio Paris's Instagram

Wolfgang Tillmans makes a return to the photocopier

The photographer says his first camera was the copy machine and he’s gone back to the office staple for a new show

Filigran III, 2018, unique photocopy, by Wolfgang Tillmans. As featured in his new show How likely is it that only I am right in this matter? at David Zwirner, New York. Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery

How Ernö Goldfinger brutalised both east and west

The architect built iconic towers on both sides of London - and was immortalised as a Bond baddie

Trellick Tower (1972) in West London by Ernö Goldfinger - featured in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Sketch to Skyline - What Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris looked like on day one

This cultural centre in a rundown part of Paris epitomised 'the Bilbao effect' years before the term was coined

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers - Pompidou Centre, 1971 Pencil on paper - as featured in Drawing Architecture

Now you can cook like Massimo Bottura (kind of)

The chef and philanthropist has designed his own range of cooking toys - with a little help from Grundig

Astonishing Animals – The Mite Harvestman

Frozen in a thin layer of gold and captured by a scanning electron microscope this creature is barely 2mm long

Mite Harvestman by David Evans Walter

Betak brings blooms, Bieber and a library to NY Fashion Week

The acclaimed show producer works with Jason Wu, Putnam & Putnam and Kate Spade at this season’s NYFW

Jason Wu's SS19 NY Fashion Week display, created in conjunction with Bureau Betak and Putnam & Putnam

The art that Daniel Arsham fits in around Snarkitecture

Fossilised cars, phones, cameras, guitars and boom boxes - how he switches from commission to gallery

Eroded Delorean, 2018. Stainless steel, glass reinforced plastic, quartz crystal, pyrite, paint, 114 x 421.6 x 185.7 cm | 44 7/8 x 166 x 73 1/8 in. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin.

What The New Museum is bringing to London next month

Expect screens, beds, reflections on the past and predictions for the future at Strange Days

Installation view of 4th Floor to Mildness by Pipilotti Rist. Image courtesy of The Store Studios

Sex, cigarettes and spongey bread - the things Wolfgang Tillmans loved about London in the Eighties

The New Yorker's profile of the photographer includes some telling details from his early trips to Britain

Wolfgang Tillmans Self-portrait (Christian) for Phaidon book, 2013, colour photograph

Sagmeister & Walsh want to bring back beauty

The pioneering designers say we no longer appreciate or value beauty, even when it makes for better design

Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. Photograph by John Madere

Why Olafur Eliasson just met with Emmanuel Macron

The artist and the French President both agree on Europe, even if Eliasson sees room for healthy disagreement

Olafur Eliasson and Emmanuel Macron in Copenhagen. Image courtesy of Eliasson's Instagram

John Pawson pays homage to Agnes Martin's grids

The minimalist architect references Martin’s famous Sixties grid paintings in these recently posted images

One of John Pawson's newly posted images, which references Agnes Martin. All photographs courtesy of John Pawson

Sketch to Skyline - what Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles looked like on day one

This simple colour-coded sketch from the master helped define the style of public housing for years to come

Le Corbusier - Unité d’Habitation, 1946 Ink and coloured pencil on paper

3 cute doggy pics from our Feed Me book (and one less so!)

Cook your companion one of the 50 dishes from our new book, and you could end up with a dog looking this happy

One of Kevin Waldron's new illustrations for Liviana Prola's new book, Feed Me

Alex Katz's Coca-Cola Girls are coming to London

The New York artist reveals the Rembrandt and soda-pop inspirations behind his latest paintings

One of Alex Katz's Coca-Cola Girls. Image courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor

Astonishing Animals – The Pigeon

Scott Echols's ghoulish bird image is the result of an innovative technology that helps us see inside animals

Microvasculature of a pigeon head 2017, Contrast-enhanced micro CT reconstruction - Dr. M. Scott Echols

How to sound clever about Supreme’s Mike Kelley collection

Learn how Kelley worked childhood, craft and creepiness into the pieces Supreme is reproducing

One of Supreme's new Mike Kelley pieces, featuring an image taken from Ahh Youth! (1991) by Mike Kelley. All images courtesy of Supreme

Sketch to Skyline - what The Shard looked like on day one

Here's how the iconic building took form when Renzo Piano first put his trademark green pen to paper in 2000

Renzo Piano's original sketches for The Shard as featured in Drawing Architecture

Want to buy the best tortellini? Ask Massimo Bottura!

Want to help autistic kids and enjoy the finest pasta available? Massimo can point you in the right direction

Massimo Bottura (right) at Il Tortellante. Image courtesy of Aut Aut Modena

The story behind JR’s New NYC piece

The pasted-up work, on the Bowery, offers a glimpse into the life of an undocumented immigrant

JR's new work on the Bowery. Image courtesy of the artist's Instagram

Astonishing Animals – The Fruit Bat

Nick Veasey's radiographic photo is just one of 300 amazing images in Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

The Fruit Bat - photographed by Nick Veasey and featured in Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

It's time to vibe up your vases!

3 simple tips for your floral arrangements from Putnam & Putnam, NYC’s brightest floral designers

Michael and Darroch Putnam

Andy's Athletes - OJ Simpson

The stories behind Warhol's encounters with sports stars of the Seventies - as pictured in the Catalogue Raisonné

OJ Simpson - Andy Warhol Present location unknown
Photograph Courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc. © 2014

Astonishing Animals – The Sweat Bee

Responsible for 80 per cent of pollination in the world this creature's waning population is a big danger for us

The Sweat Bee digital photograph featured in Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Magnus Nilsson is back - and he's got cakes!

And breads, and pastries, and cookies, and scones, and lots of porridge - all to be found in The Nordic Baking Book

Muffins from The Nordic Baking Book

Trevor Paglen launches into his critics

Artist comes out fighting against astronomers who claim launch of his Orbital Reflector just means more space junk

Trevor Paglen