Take a look at the Osteria Francescana staff meal

Massimo Bottura shows us all how to fight food waste and satisfy a hungry restaurant brigade

A waiter keeps his shirt clean for service. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy. Photo by Per-Anders Jörgensen

Wildair – Where Chefs Eat in New York when they want pig’s head on toast and a portion of the old Lower East Side to share

This small, ambitious wine bar in a tiny store is ‘very crushable in every way' says Momofuku's Sean Gray

Wildair, New York - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Francesca Woodman in some other time and place

Celebrating the short but influential life of the photographer on the day she would have turned 60

Untitled New York 1979 - Francesca Woodman

How Rubens, Richard Hamilton and Titian saw Adonis

Death, rebirth and y fronts - the classical hunk has inspired ancient and modern artists in many different ways

Adonis in Y fronts (1963) by Richard Hamilton

Warhol and Pollock's Chelsea Hotel doors are up for sale

A former resident of the famous Manhattan flop house rescued its doors and is now selling them off for charity

Andy Warhol's Chelsea Hotel door. Image courtesy of Guernsey's

How the egg became a Cuban life saver

In Cuba, if you want to make pretty much any meal, you've got to break some eggs (and not only at Easter)

Santiago eggs, from Cuba the Cookbook

Inoda Coffee - Where Chefs Eat in Kyoto when they require the very best coffee (served by waiters in bow ties)

The caffeine fix here comes pre-mixed with sugar and milk and paired with a menu of cakes and sandwiches

Inoda Coffee, Kyoto -  recommended in Where Chefs Eat

How Edwin Luytens created Great Dixter

The architect was born 149 years ago today. Here's how he took two medieval buildings to make something new

Great Dixter by Edwin Lutyens. Photograph by Andrew Montgomery from The Great Dixter Cookbook

Metabolism: the architectural style behind Isle of Dogs

A quick guide to the utopian architectural movement that influenced Wes Anderson’s dystopian dog film

A still from Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson. Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Christian Jankowski’s fake art exhibition

The artist uses online tributes to great works to commission Chinese copies that aren't quite right

Christian Jankowski. Hockney. 2017. Oil on canvas. 305 x 213 cm. Photo: Roman März. Image courtesy of Grisebach, Berlin

These Nan Goldin skateboards have no drag resistance!

The photographer thinks millennials are 'so conservative' and aims to change that with her drag queen images

Supreme X Nan Goldin skateboards. Image courtesy of SupremeNewYork.com

Tsukiji Sushisay - Where Chefs Eat in Tokyo when they want the best sushi in the city - for breakfast!

Tsukiji Fish Market is an overwhelming experience - our guide points you away from the lines to the best place

Some of the staff and chefs at Tsukiji Sushisay in Tokyo

Why the Egg Chair matters

We take an Easter look at this futuristic classic, named after its resemblance to a smoothly broken eggshell

Egg Chair (1958) by Arne Jacobsen. As reproduced in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Just why did Ed Ruscha paint with eggs?

This Easter we look at how yolks, along with beetroot juice and gunpowder found their way on to Ed's brush

Cotton Puffs (1974) by Ed Ruscha. Equalized egg yolk on moire. As reproduced in our Ed Ruscha monograph

Is this theme park copying Yayoi Kusama and Chris Burden?

It's hard not to pick up on two fine-art precedents in Indonesia's hot new selfie hotspot, Rabbit Town

Patricco’s Sticker Room at Rabbit Town, Indonesia. Image courtesy of Rabbit Town's Instagram

Why the MR Chaise Chair matters

On Mies van der Rohe’s birthday, we look back at one of his lesser known modernist masterpieces

MR Chaise, c.1927, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. As featured in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

The wrench that inspired Industrial Facility’s door handle

A chance encounter on a building site and a rummage through a tool box inspired the creation of this sleek design

Door Tool, 2001, by Industrial Facility. From our new book Industrial Facility

Soul Food Mahanakorn - Where Chefs Eat in Bangkok when they hunger for jazzed up street food and basil cocktails

This hip restaurant was founded by food writer Jarrett Wrisley and serves soulful food infused with local herbs

A Movement in a Moment: Nazarenes

How a colony of longhaired artists squatted a Roman monastery and attempted to alter the course of art history

Recognition of Joseph by his Brothers (1816-17) by Peter von Cornelius. As reproduced in Art in Time

Mingles - Where Chefs Eat in Seoul when they want contemporary Korean food served Gangnam Style!

Fermentation serves as the cornerstone of this neo-Korean cuisine in Seoul's blingy Gangnam district

A tray of food at Mingles, Seoul - recommended by Where Chefs Eat

Herzog & de Meuron float a block above the Moscow River

The architects preserve old industrial buildings, create a new park and still make the most of a riverside view

The Badaevskiy Brewery by Herzog & de Meuron. All images courtesy of the architects

Martin Parr and friends go down to the beach - again

A new exhibition shows Parr isn't the only photographer patrolling British seasides

Margate, Kent, 1986 by Martin Parr, Magnum Photos. All images taken from The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present at the National Maritime Museum, 23 March – 30 September 2018

Jack Whitten on de Kooning, Civil Rights and his legacy

In his final video interview, the abstract artist described his life, work and how he wanted to be remembered

Jack Whitten in his Art21 video

Is Will Goldfarb the Thom Yorke of pastry?

Eater likens the chef to Radiohead's singer, praising his book alongside Japan the Cookbook in its spring round-up

Why does Yayoi Kusama love pumpkins?

As the artist celebrates her 89th birthday, we look at the ways she has represented her favourite vegetable

Yayoi Kusama, All The Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, acrylic pumpkins, LED lighting, black glass, mirrors, wood, metal, 292 x 415 x 415 cm. Picture credit: © Yayoi Kusama

The jet engine that inspired Industrial Facility’s fan

Discover how a trip to London’s RAF museum helped this British design duo conjure up their fan for Muji

Fan, 2006, by Industrial Facility for Muji. As reproduced in Industrial Facility

5 poets’ portraits for World Poetry Day

See how painters have pictured these writers in our new book Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers

Reproduction Forbidden (1937) by René Magritte, as reproduced in Reading Art

Fu He Hui - Where Chefs Eat in Shanghai when they crave contemporary vegetarian food in an ancient villa

This innovative upscale restaurant takes its inspiration from Buddhist beliefs

One of the dishes at Fu He Hui, Shanghai - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Trevor Paglen's new flag plays on our fear of spyware

Artist creates creepy flag named after the supposed CIA bug Wikileaks claimed is hiding in a Samsung television

Weeping Angel (2018) by Trevor Paglen. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Image courtesy of Creative Time

Right about now - Japan turns pink!

Japan bursts into colour in spring - The Japanese Garden author Sophie Walker talks us through the new season

A fine example of a Shōwa Period garden, Kinsaku Nakane designed the Yoko-en pond garden at Taizō-in in 1963–6.

Alain de Botton on how to find happiness in unlikely places

On International Day of Happiness 2018, the philosopher says we can find beauty in the lowliest places

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Water Towers, 1980, as reproduced in Art as Therapy

Will Goldfarb stars in the new series of Chef’s Table

The Netflix series focuses on desserts, profiling the world’s best pastry chefs, including the latest Phaidon author

Will Goldfarb in the new trailer for season four of Chef's Table

These waterside homes are perfect for a cosy log fire

Want a cool view and a warming hearth? Then these are the architectural retreats just right for you

Sunset Rock House, (MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects), Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Grace Coddington makes a return to British Vogue

The creative director and Phaidon author has styled a story for the April issue of the UK fashion magazine

Grace Coddington’s new shoot for British Vogue. Photography by Craig McDean. Model Natalie Westing wears Comme des Garçons. All images courtesy of Vogue

The Japanese ruler that inspired an Industrial Facility watch

How an encounter with a different kind of precision tool led Sam Hecht and Kim Colin to their Circumference Watch

The Circumference Watch, 2007 by Industrial Facility for Muji

How Caravaggio, Freud and Dalí saw Narcissus

Discover how this ancient self-obsessed beauty found a place within baroque, surrealist and modern British art

Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) by Salvador Dalí

Tin Lung Heen - Where Chefs Eat in Hong Kong when they want to look down on the world from the 102nd storey

But don’t get too distracted by the view - the Cantonese food is just as stunning says Where Chefs Eat

Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Fractured Table

The NYC art, architecture and design practice’s new tables and chairs hint at their humble origins

Fractured by Snarkitecture for Pentatonic

Take a look at Betak's brilliantly bizarre interiors auction

The fashion show producer is auctioning off art and rare design objects alongside jet panels and Japanese robots!

A Boeing 727 panel, part of Alexandre de Betak's forthcoming interiors auction

How Yves Klein, Chris Burden and Henri Matisse saw Icarus

Our new book Flying Too Close to the Sun examines how artists old and new have interpreted ancient myths

The Fall of Icarus (1560) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. All images reproduced in Flying Too Close to the Sun

Restaurant Hubert - Where Chefs Eat in Sydney (when they would really rather be in 1920s Paris)

Classic cocktails and a broad wine list complement traditional and contemporary interpretations of Gallic dishes

Restaurant Hubert, Sydney - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Jeremy Fox (the cook and the book) make the James Beards

The chef is shortlisted both for his food at Rustic Canyon and his words in On Vegetables at this year's awards

Chef and author Jeremy Fox

Lauren Greenfield shows the value of an art education

In a new film, the photographer, director and Phaidon author makes a compelling case for encouraging art in schools

A still from Lauren's new film

JR helps Massimo launch new Refettorio

The chef, Phaidon author and philanthropist turns unwanted food into meals for the needy in Paris

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

Jean Jullien’s wonderfully un-grown-up birthday message

The artist, illustrator and Phaidon author shows us how we all feel on the day we get one year older

Jean Jullien's birthday message. Image courtesy of Jean's Instagram

These Self-Portraits played with gender fluidity back in the day

See how artists have presented themselves as different sexes in their self-portraits throughout the ages

Ana Mendieta - Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants), 1972 (detail) Suite of seven colour photographs

When Annie Leibovitz shot the late Professor Stephen Hawking

'This photograph said everything I wanted to say about looking at this mind; this very vivid, connected mind on top of this mountain – the body and the chair.' Leibovitz recalls her shoot with the astrophysicist who died this morning

Professor Stephen Hawking, Cambridge, England, 2017, Photograph by Annie Leibovitz © Annie Leibovitz

Massimo shows us all how to shop (and cook) like a chef

The Skinny Italian chef and philanthropist helps fight food waste in a great new video by ATTN: for Morton Salt

Massimo Bottura in the new video by ATTN: for Morton Salt

Who spotted the art in this viral video of Michelle Obama?

When a two-year-old art lover visited Michelle’s office, we all got a peek at the former First Lady’s art collection and it includes some great pieces by Phaidon artists Kerry James Marshall and Theaster Gates

One of Theaster Gates' fire-hose works can be seen behind this Instagram post of Michelle Obama and Parker Curry. Image courtesy of Mrs Obama's Instagram

Why the Flag Halyard Chair matters

Hans Wegner supposedly came up with the idea for this grid-like seat in while sitting in a sand dune on holiday

Hans Wegner's Flag Halyard Chair 1950

What to expect from David Chang’s new media empire

The Where Chefs Eat contributor has plans for lifestyle podcasts and TV shows 'in and out of the kitchen'

David Chang (right) with Massimo Bottura (centre) and Claude Bosi (left) in 2012 from Cook It Raw. Photograph by Per-Anders Jorgensen

How Givenchy and Hepburn brought film and fashion together

Following the death of French designer Hubert de Givenchy, a quick lesson in why he revolutionised fashion and how a 'disappointing' meeting resulted in the now legendary Little Black Dress

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957) wearing Givenchy

And it's another Isamu Noguchi Award for a Phaidon author!

Last year it was John Pawson, this year the Noguchi Museum singles out Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Secret Souvenir

Here's one illuminating Snarkitecture project that started life as a celebration of New York

Secret Souvenir by Snarkitecture

Biggie Smalls - Where Chefs Eat in Melbourne when they crave a late night kebab inspired by a dead rap legend

An homage to Americana threads its way through the retro decor but the food takes its cues from the Middle East

Biggie Smalls, Melbourne, recommended in Where Chefs Eat

How Picasso, Pollock and Blake saw the Minotaur

The mythical man-bull has always served artists well, even into an age of gender reassignment

Minotaur in Love with a Female Centaur (1933) by Pablo Picasso, as reproduced in Flying Too Close to the Sun

The healthcare innovation that made Industrial Facility’s sofa

How Sam Hecht and Kim Colin used a Herman Miller idea to create comfy, easily transportable seating

The Wireframe Sofa, 2011 by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

Maaemo - Where Chefs Eat In Oslo when nothing but the promise of a 400-year-old clam will do

The brainchild of Danish-born chef Esben Holmboe Bang presents an unconventional take on Nordic cuisine

One of the many beautiful Christian Houge artworks on the walls of Maaemo in Oslo - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

The brilliant, female gaze of Grafton Architects

‘We were born female and have the pleasure and pain of seeing the world through female eyes,’ say the Irish duo

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects. Photo by Andrea Avezzu, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

The reasons reading is (still) a feminist issue

We look back at some of the more divisive depictions of women readers in our new book Reading Art

Summer (c. 1958) by Donald Moodie. All images from Reading Art

Why the Sketch Chair matters

How the all-female group Front Design combined cutting-edge 3D printing and motion-capture film in one chair

The Sketch Chair by the all female Front Design - featured in Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Stefan Sagmeister wants you to show him your beauty

Got a vision of man-made loveliness? Then the great New York graphic designer would like to hear from you

Stefan in

Bastard - Where Chefs Eat in Malmö when they want delicious charcuterie and a rock 'n' roll attitude

Chef Andreas Dahlberg serves up a meat feast and music at this rudely-named Malmö foodie destination

Andreas Dahlberg photographed by Per-Anders Jörgensen

Piet Mondrian - loved jazz (but couldn't dance!)

On the anniversary of his birth find out how jazz informed his art and why musician Thelonius Monk would often refer to Mondrian's paintings when describing his own compositions

Piet Mondrian

A Movement in a Moment: Mannerism

On Michelangelo’s birthday we look back at 'the stylish style' of high Renaissance painting

Detail from The Last Judgement (1536-41) by Michelangelo

These Self-Portraits must have really, really hurt

Suffering for your art is taken to a whole new level in this group of images taken from 500 Self-Portraits

Sheng Qi, Memories (Me) (2000) as reproduced in 500 Self-Portraits

Mark Bradford’s tribute to Jack Whitten

The abstract artist includes a fitting homage to the painter, who died back in January, in his new Los Angeles show

JR shoots Madonna’s Oscars party

The artist and activist might have lost out on his Academy Award but he still got to party with Madonna and co.

JR, director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Madonna at Madonna's Oscars 2018 party. All images courtesy of JR's Instagram

Bica do Sapato - Where Chefs Eat in Lisbon when they feel like dinner and a dance in a place owned by John Malkovich

Sushi and fish dominate the menu at this lofty, minimalist space on a cobbled street in Lisbon's old town

Bica do Sapato - photo courtesy Bica do Sapato

Virgilio Martinez has high hopes for his remote new restaurant

The Peruvian chef's new restaurant Mil opened last week - but you'll need detailed instructions to get there

Mil's sign. All images courtesy of the restaurant's Instagram page

Why alien life made Wolfgang Tillmans rethink politics

The photographer tries to work out what makes people go right-wing and how he might win them back

Wolfgang Tillmans photographed at his 2017 Tate retrospective by Mat Smith

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Ombre Plane

More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice

The Ombré Plane 2015 by Snarkitecture

Frantzén - Where Chefs Eat in Stockholm when they hanker for something fresh from the garden (make that two gardens)

Find out why Tom Aikens calls Frantzén a 'Super gastro experience' in our new global restaurant guide

Frantzén - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Kerry James Marshall's superhero cover for NY Magazine

The Rhythm Mastr work has been unveiled at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as part of NY Mag's 50th birthday

Kerry James Marshall's New York magazine cover, on display at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. All images courtesy of NY Magazine's Instagram

What can The Three Robbers teach us about gender relations?

Tomi Ungerer's original publisher believes the key to this story lies in the harmony between men and women

A lads' night out? The Three Robbers, by Tomi Ungerer

Jean Jullien's hand-made tribute to the weekend

The French artist and illustrator teams up with his brother for a show dedicated to introspection and slowing down

One of Jean Jullien's works from his new show. Image courtesy of Jullien's Instagram

Facebook censors The Venus of Willendorf

The tech giant has deemed this 30,000-year-old sculpture 'pornographic'

The Venus of Willendorf (22,000 – 24,000 BC). As reproduced in Body of Art

Dior and Betak revive the spirit of May '68 in Paris

Revolutionary fervour lives on in the fashion house's latest womenswear show, produced by Bureau Betak

Dior FW18 show, produced by Bureau Betak. Image courtesy of Betak's Instagram

Nobelhart & Schmutzig - Where Chefs Eat (and chat) in Berlin if they’re OK with having their phone taken off them at the door

You might think you’re at the wrong door on this busy street but inside there’s no mistake - everything about this modern German restaurant is stylish and slick, on the plate and off

Th team behind (or rather in front of) Nobelhart & Schmutzig - photo by Caroline Prange courtesy Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Snarkitecture creates a sneaker shrine for Kith in LA

The art, architecture and design studio makes the footwear specialist's elite ranges look even more special

Kith's new elite footwear display in LA, created by Snarkitecture. Image courtesy of Snarkitecture's Instagram

Soviet fashion and soft power

Our book Designed in the USSR recalls how Russia pushed haute couture abroad (and sewing patterns at home)

Soviet Life magazine, September 1966. As reproduced in Designed in the USSR

A lesson in how to make your own Brutalist bonbons

Danish designer creates chocolate-covered treats inspired by London's Barbican Centre - you can too

A Brutalist Barbican Flødeboller by Kia Utzon-Frank. Photograph by Louise Samuelsen (louisesamuelsen.com), courtesy of KUFstudios

These waterside homes are perfect for city dwellers

Want splendid, watery isolation, within reach of an Uber? Then these are the architectural retreats for you

Domus Aurea, Alberto Campo Baeza and GLR Arquitectos, 2016, Monterrey, Mexico. Picture credit: Javier Callejas, javiercallejas.com

Koy Shunka  - Where Chefs Eat in Barcelona when nothing but sushi in gothic surroundings will suffice

The kind of precisely beautiful omakase - more common 6,000 miles away - feels right at home here...

Koy Shunka - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Why the Louis Ghost Chair matters

Philippe Starck’s spectral update of an 18thC classic is both antique and modern (and her majesty approves)

Louis Ghost Chair, 2002, by Philippe Starck for
Kartell. As reproduced in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Phaidon chefs make ugly, delicious food with David Chang

The Momofuku boss and Phaidon contributor finds bad-looking, great-tasting dishes for his new Netflix show

Massimo Bottura and David Chang in Ugly Delicious. Image courtesy of Netflix

Anna Dello Russo’s fabulous fashion week sale

Designers, models and socialites flocked to a Milanese palazzo to see Anna bid goodbye to her archive

Anna Dello Russo at this weekend's sale. All images courtesy of Anna's Instagram

Amass – Where Chefs Eat in Copenhagen when (whisper it) they're just not in the mood for NOMA . . .

If you want crispy oats with hot-smoked foie gras in a vast cafeteria in a former shipyard, this is the place for you

Amass in Copenhagen - recommended by no less than 14 chefs in our new book Where Chefs Eat

Made in North Korea is now a show as well as a book!

Last night Nick Bonner launched a show of ephemera featured in his book at the House Of Illustration, London

Nick Bonner at The House of Illustration - photo by Paul Grover

These waterside homes blend perfectly into their surroundings

Love water, nature and the built environment? Then here are some ideal works of architecture for you

Why the Cinema Chair matters

As the Oscars approach we take a look at how feature films spurred the production of comfier seating

Vintage Cinema Chair, 1890s, Designer unknown, various (1890s to 1960s)

Graffiti helps Annabelle Selldorf win a conservation award

The architect’s work on Hauser & Wirth’s LA outpost has just won the city’s most prestigious conservancy award

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua Targownik

Andy Warhol Died 31 Years Ago Today

On the anniversary of Andy's passing discover the spiritual backstory to his final set of works

Andy Warhol - Self Portrait 1982

Anna Dello Russo has a new record coming out

Ahead of her huge fashion auction the social media star got out of her closet and into the vocal booth

Anna Dello Russo in Milan, 2018. Image courtesy of Anna's Instagram

Salvatore Arancio - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Salvatore Arancio in his studio

Why Bjarke Ingels based Noma 2.0 on a farm

René Redzepi got the BIG boss to build his new restaurant (and Ingels found a smart way to bring nature in)

Inside the new Noma. Image courtesy of René Redzepi's Instagram

Massimo gets a gold medal (and love from Ashton Kutcher)

Skinny Italian chef rewarded for turning ordinary ingredients into extraordinarily popular food waste movement

Massimo Bottura with gold medal. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

How Warhol and Mapplethorpe pictured the world in Polaroid

The Polaroid camera is 71-years-old today - here’s how two 20th century art star pioneers used theirs. . .

Debbie Harry, 1980, by Andy Warhol. From Andy Warhol Portraits

Le Castiglione Café - Where Chefs Eat in Paris when they fancy a fabulously fashionable start to the day

Ruairí de Blacam on where to enjoy a stylish early morning omelette and coffee at the counter

Le Castiglione - recommended in Where Chefs Eat