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

These waterside homes are perfect - so long as you like heights!

Do you suffer from acrophobia? Then you probably shouldn’t take a trip to these rooms with a view. . .

Pole House, F2 Architecture, 2017, Fairhaven, Australia. Picture credit: Tanja Milbourne

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

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

The Slab Table by Snarkitecture

The Making of Modernist Palm Springs in 5 buildings

It’s Modernism Week in the resort town. Here’s how Palm Springs became an architectural oasis in the Cali desert

Craig Ellwood, Palevsky House, Palm Springs, 1971. Picture credit: courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand

Hereford Road - Where Chefs Eat in London when they want gutsy, no-nonsense cooking (in a Victorian Butcher's shop)

Fans of wrought iron and farm-to-table food should head to this gem between Notting Hill and Bayswater

Hereford Road - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Gucci, Christie’s and Courtney Love celebrate Bread is Gold

The Italian fashion house hosts a special LA dinner for Massimo Bottura and a host of famous names

Massimo Bottura at his Gucci dinner in LA. Images courtesy of Gucci's Instagram

A Cherry Pie for Presidents’ Day

Here’s why sour cherries are the sweetest ingredient of all for patriotic American cooks today

Sour cherry pie, as featured in America the Cookbook

Inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

The only building the abstract artist ever designed opened this weekend at the University of Texas at Austin

Ellsworth Kelly, Austin, 2015 (Interior, facing south) Artist-designed building with installation of colored glass windows, marble panels, and redwood totem 60 ft. x 73 ft. x 26 ft. 4 in. ©Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Photo courtesy Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

California Captured - The Zeidler Residence

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

Bernard Zimmerman Zeidler Residence Los Angeles - photographed by Marvin Rand and featured in California Captured

Klara Kristalova - Why I Create

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

Klara Kristalova photographed by Märta Thisner

Why the Les Arcs Dining Chair matters

Not every classic chair can be attributed to a designer as this perfect piece of ski resort furniture proves


Betak and Sterling Ruby's spooky show for NY Fashion Week

With popcorn and blood-red pompoms the artist and the show producer presented Calvin Klein's vision of America

Calvin Klein's Fall 2018 show. All images courtesy of Bureau Betak's Instagram

John McEnroe's $9m Mark Bradford map

The US tennis champ, the Beatles and cult leader Charles Manson could help Mark Bradford set an auction record

Helter Skelter I (2007) by Mark Bradford. Image courtesy of Phillips

Massimo Bottura cooks leftovers for Jimmy Kimmel

The Italian chef worked his Bread is Gold magic for the Oscars host on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night

Massimo (centre) with Guillermo Rodriguez (left) and Jimmy Kimmel (right). All images courtesy of ABC

How to create a lover - the ancient way

A Valentine's Day lesson in art and love from our new book, Flying Too Close to the Sun

Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) by Jean-Léon Gérôme,  as featured in Flying Too Close to the Sun

What these pins tell us about North Korea's Olympic chances

Enamel badges, featured in Made in North Korea, reveal the relationship between state and sporting success

A selection of North Korean sports badges, as featured in Made in North Korea

What to expect from the Anna Dello Russo documentary

The outrageous fashion icon and Phaidon author has a biopic coming and it sure looks glamorous. . .

Anna Dello Russo. Image courtesy of Anna's Instagram

The Sportsman wins the André Simon prize for food writing

Judge Rachel Cooke singled out Stephen Harris’s book for its practical, hopeful and distinctly British outlook

The Sportsman by Stephen Harris

Rodolfo Guzmán is coming to Miami

The Chilean chef and Phaidon author will host two events at South Beach’s 1 Hotel later this month

Chef and Phaidon author Rodolfo Guzmán

Betak brings Brueghel and blooms to Raf Simons' NY show

Great fashion show producer creates 3 unique NY Fashion Week looks for Simons, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu


Calvin Klein brings Warhol's Silver Clouds back to NYC

Andy's Mylar balloons are floating again over Manhattan, in a new "reimagining" of the famous 1966 work

Calvin Klein's new Silver Clouds installation. Image courtesy of Calvin Klein's Instagram

Alex Atala is to open a hotel in the Amazon

The Brazilian superchef and Phaidon author on his plans to to incorporate five restaurants into his new venture

Alex Atala at D.O.M.

The Tate hangs Martin Parr alongside Andy Warhol

His work is presented to show him as a manipulator - not just a documentarian - of life in Britain

Martin Parr self portrait, 2010

Did Lufthansa just hit turbulence with its logo redesign?

Some say the airline made the wrong choice in toning down Otl Aicher’s characterful yellow and blue colourway

Lufthansa's new-look livery. Image courtesy of Lufthansa

Understanding Stella: The Black Paintings

Here’s why Stella's early minimalist series served as the perfect start for a much more varied career

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor II (1959) by Frank Stella

René Redzepi just served bugs at Justin Timberlake's party!

Guests at the launch of Man of the Woods in New York were treated to some of Noma's six-legged snacks

Justin Timberlake, René Redzepi and unidentified insect


Ralph Rugoff takes us around his Andreas Gursky show

The Hayward Gallery’s director on Gursky's old bedroom, his new techniques and never-ending visual insights

Andreas Gursky, Les Mées, 2016, C-Print, 220.9 x 367.2 x 6.2 cm, © Andreas Gursky/DACS, Courtesy: Sprüth Magers

California Captured – Case Study House #16

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

Craig Ellwood's Case Study House #16, Bel Air, 1953, photographed by Marvin Rand and featured in California Captured

Why Snarkitecture’s Slip Chair matters

By designing a broken-looking seat, the Brooklyn practice created a chair that's playful yet functional

Slip Chair, 2017, by Snarkitecture. As featured in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

JR lunches with Spielberg and his fellow Oscars nominees

But Agnès Varda couldn’t make it so JR brought a cut-out of her to the Oscar Nominees lunch yesterday!

JR (top centre) with (from left) Greta Gerwig, Timothée Chalamet, Stephen Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Sally Hawkins. Photo by Marc Azoulay, image courtesy of JR's Instagram

Anna Dello Russo launches her own video game

Top players of her free phone game, AdR World, will get the chance to enter Anna’s realm for real later this month

A Still from AdR World

Snøhetta proposes A House to Die In near Munch's old home

Why are people objecting to the practice’s house for Bjarne Melgaard, to be built beside Edvard Munch’s estate?

A House to Die In by Snøhetta and Bjarne Melgaard. Image courtesy of MIR and Snøhetta

Alexandre de Betak has had a busy week!

The fashion show maestro oversees Viktor&Rolf’s runway look and launches his own online store

Bureau Betak's show for Viktor&Rolf's S/S 2018 collection. Image courtesy of Bureau Betak's Instagram

Why the Peacock Chair matters

Discover how this product of colonialism became a 20th century counter-cultural symbol

Peacock Chair, designer unknown, early 1900s, as featured in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Understanding Stella: The Alsace-Lorraine series

Here's how the artist's first proper sculptural series embodied one of the world's great struggles

Toul (1992) by Frank Stella, from his Alsace-Lorraine series

Why Stephen Shore bought a safari suit to explore America

Veteran US photographer says most of America's great road trips were made by outsiders - himself included

Stephen Shore, U.S. 97 (21 July, 1973), South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA

Viktor&Rolf recycle an old collection to make a new one

The Dutch designers launch a new range of price-friendly, eco-friendly clothes via German e-retailer Zalando

Viktor&Rolf for Zalando RE:CYCLE. All images courtesy of Zalando

Giorgio Armani, Jean Jullien and the 1006 Navy Chair

Watch this fun new film describing the rise, fall and rise again of one of the 20th century’s best-loved chairs

An image from the Jullien brothers' new animation for Emeco

California Captured – The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Music Center, Los Angeles 1967. Architecture by Welton Becket & Associates, photograph by Marvin Rand, from California Captured

'Delicioso!' Massimo Bottura loves Cuban food. . .

He tells Miami Herald that pastiletos keep food tradition alive and that potatoes can be 'better than truffles'

Massimo (left) tries some Cuban pastelitos, courtesy of the Miami Herald's Carlos Frías (right)

An Art of the Erotic guide to Sotheby’s latest sale

Here's some sexy insight into Picasso, Polke and other artists in Sotheby's erotic sale, courtesy of our new book

Untitled (1973) by Sigmar Polke, lot 17 in Sotheby's forthcoming Erotic: Passion and Desire sale.
All images courtesy of Sotheby's

Our book helps The Sportsman become Best Gastropub (again)

Why Stephen Harris thinks his great Phaidon book helped him go from number two last year to number one this

Stephen Harris at last night's awards

What's bugging Nicole Kidman?

The Big Little Lies star is a secret insect eater - watch her chomp bugs and compare crickets to 'a hairy nut'

Kidman enjoying insects in her new Vanity Fair video

5 houses on water (that look really great in winter)

Think that living on water only works when the sun is out? These houses will make you think again

Paul de Ruiter Architects Villa Kogelhof 2013 | Noord-Beveland, The Netherlands

Why Lorde pinned a Jenny Holzer work to her Grammys dress

Here’s what you need to know about the Inflammatory Essay Lorde pinned on her frock last night

Lorde's version of Jenny Holzer's Inflammatory Essays. Image courtesy of Lorde's Instgram

Understanding Stella: The Polish Village series

Discover how Stella’s series traces the loss of wooden synagogues in Europe and the rise of abstract painting

Chodrow II (1971) by Frank Stella, from his Polish Village series

U2 and JR team up for the Grammys

The French artist provided imagery for the Irish band’s pro-immigration performance at the awards last night

U2's performance for the Grammys. Image courtesy of U2's Instagram

Why IKEA’s Poäng Chair matters

To mark IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's passing, we take a look at one of his best selling products

Poäng Chair, 1976, by Noboru Nakamura

Christo barrels into London

The artist will float an Egyptian burial mound made of oil barrels on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park this summer

Christo with his Mastaba plans. Photograph by Wolfgang Volz. Image courtesy of the Serpentine

Why Sigmund Freud's Office Chair matters

You'll never guess how the father of psychoanalysis used to sit in this distinctive piece of furniture

Sigmund Freud’s Office Chair (1930) by Felix Augenfeld and Karl Hofmann

Who bought Snarkitecture's balls?

Here's how balls from Snarkitecture's Beach ended up being auctioned off in Florida - 18 months after their arrival

The Beach by Snarkitecture in Washington DC, 2015. Photo by Noah Kalina. Image courtesy of Snarkitecture

These Self-Portraits will make your bad hair day a bit better

Feeling tonsorially challenged? Be thankful your unruly tresses aren't captured for posterity in 500 Self-Portraits

Self-portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe (1996) by Douglas Gordon

When Georgia O'Keeffe went to Hawaii

See both O'Keeffe's Hawaii paintings and some of the plants that inspired her at the New York Botanical Garden

Heliconia’s Crab’s Claw Ginger (1939) by Georgia O'Keeffe. Image courtesy of Sharon Twigg-Smith, © 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

JR’s film nomination makes Oscars history

The artist's documentary, Faces Places is up for best documentary - here’s why the nomination is so important

JR and Agnès Varda, co-directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Faces Places

Yeesookyung - Why I Create

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

Yeesookyung - photograph by Yang Ian

See the graphic delights of North Korea in London

Nicholas Bonner's new book Made in North Korea gets its own show at the House of Illustration next month

A North Korean sweet wrapper. From Made in North Korea

California Captured – The Cinerama Dome

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

Marvin Rand's 1963 photograph of the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, by Welton Becket & Associates, as featured in our book California Captured

MoMA looks back at Yugoslav Brutalism

MoMA's exhibition, Towards a Concrete Utopia, will be the first major US show to study this state's architecture

Miodrag Živković, Monument to the Battle of Sutjeska, 1965-71, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina. View of the western exposure. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017.

Betak and Dior channel Surrealism

The fashion house and the runway-show producer draw on 20th century art for a 21st century collection

Dior's surrealist show, as produced by Alexandre de Betak's Bureau Betak. All images courtesy os Betak's Instagram

BIG brings floating villages to San Francisco

Bjarke Ingels hopes his scheme for Islais Creek will not only hold back the sea, but also the Bay Area's house prices

A rendering from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE), and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood)'s plan for San Francisco's Islais Creek

What to expect from Grafton Architects’ 2018 Venice Biennale

Look out for space, freedom, generosity and “an enormous tea cosy” of architectural concerns at this year’s Biennale

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

Can you dress like Anna Dello Russo?

Post a shot of your best (or craziest) AdR look, and you could get to party with Anna and co. in Milan

Anna Dello Russo (centre) in an image from her forthcoming book AdR Book: Beyond Fashion

Understanding Stella: The Imaginary Places series

Here’s how a 1980s travel guide to Narnia, Middle Earth and Oz led Frank Stella on an abstract voyage of his own

Cantahar (1998) by Frank Stella. From the artist's Imaginary Places series

Why Chair 14 by Michael Thonet matters

Find out how a German cabinetmaker pioneered new industrial techniques to create this popular, perennial classic

Chair No. 14, 1859, by Michael Thonet (1796–1871), from Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Alexandre de Betak shows Architectural Digest his SoHo loft

The Fellini of fashion has a few surprises in store for AD, including a secret, mirrored room with its own fireman's pole

Alexandre de Betak's SoHo apartment in Architectural Digest. Photographs by François Halard; styled by Michael Bargo. Images courtesy of Architectural Digest

Concrete nanotecture to solve Hong Kong's home squeeze

Could these contemporary, concrete micro-apartments be in the pipeline for cash-strapped singletons?

OPod Tube Housing by James Law Cybertecture. All images courtesy of James Law Cybertecture

Snarkitecture’s fantasy islands

The NYC design practice has worked a vintage video game into its new set of kitchen islands

From left: Snarkitecture's Ben Porto, Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen

Is Anna Dello Russo really going to set up a kennel?

Fashion star tells Italian Vogue that her new Phaidon book may mark a key turning point in her life. . .

Anna Dello Russo and her dog Pedro

These Self-Portraits will freak you out

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Let's hope its nothing like this trio of images from 500 Self-Portraits. . .

Self-Portrait with a Plucked Eye (1931) by Victor Brauner. All images appear in 500 Self-Portraits

Understanding Stella: The Benjamin Moore paintings

Discover how Frank Stella's love of commercial house paint helped him catch the eye of pop art pioneer Andy Warhol

The Benjamin Moore paintings (1961) by Frank Stella

Liz Larner - Why I Create

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

© Liz Larner, Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects
Photo: Daniel Marlos

Why the DSR Chair by Charles and Ray Eames matters

Discover how World War II and MoMA helped popularise the world’s first mass market plastic chair

DSR Chair, 1950, by Charles and Ray Eames

Anna Dello Russo gets in the ring with Tod’s

The Italian fashion editor creates a circus themed capsule collection for the Italian luxury goods company

Gommino loafers reworked as part of Anna Dello Russo's circus-themed capsule collection for Tod's. All images courtesy of Tod's

California Captured – The Salk Institute

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

The Salk Institute by Louis Kahn, as photographed by Marvin Rand

Understanding Stella: The Cones and Pillars series

Want to know why Frank Stella borrowed from fairy tales in his quest to break up the surface of his paintings?

Giufà e La Statua Di Gesso (1984) by Frank Stella, from his Cones and Pillars series, as reproduced in our new book

Emily Hesse - Why I Create

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

Emily Hesse

Happy art for Blue Monday from Alain de Botton

Can pretty works by Matisse and Monet get us through the January blues? Yes, argues the Art as Therapy author

Henri Matisse, Dance II (1909-1910) as reproduced in Art as Therapy

How Kerry James Marshall kept MLK's memory alive

The artist was inspired by commercial souvenirs to spread Dr. King's legacy - without desecrating his memory

We Mourn our Loss I (1997) by Kerry James Marshall

Markus Karstieß - Why I Create

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

Markus Karstieß - Photo made in front of my kiln:
© M.Karstieß/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Tomi Ungerer is now a Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur

The 86-year-old author receives one of France's highest honours in the French National New Year's list

Tomi Ungerer

California Captured - The Capitol Records Building

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

Welton Becket & Associates 1956 Hollywood building housing Capitol Records as photographed by Marvin Rand and featured in California Captured Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Marvin Rand

Stanfords loves The Palestinian Table

Reem Kassis's book on this highly cultured part of the Levant is up for an Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award

Reem Kassis, author of The Palestinian Table

Understanding Stella: The Moby Dick series

Here's how Frank Stella's tribute to the Great American novel also paid a debt to the abstract expressionists

The Pequod meets the Rachel (1988) by Frank Stella. All images from Frank Stella's Moby Dick series, as reproduced in our new book

Marco Chiandetti - Why I Create

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

Marco Chiandetti digging a fire pit in the summer of 2017 - photo by Ingrid Morley

Military style invades Men's London Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood, Craig Green and Charles Jeffrey all use uniform motifs in striking new collections

Images from Vivienne Westwood's Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collection. Image courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

All you need to know about René Redzepi's Noma 2.0

Cod sperm and weird plants - chef gives us the lowdown as he prepares to open new seven-room restaurant

René Redzepi, Copenhagen, December 2017. All images courtesy of his Instagram

California Captured - The Palevsky House

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

The Palevsky House - architect Craig Ellwood’s second commission from Max Palevsky as featured in California Captured Mid-Century Modern Architecture featuring the photographs of Marvin Rand. Rand snapped the car parked in Palevsky’s driveway after one of their drives together. (Less visible is Ellwood’s personalized license plate: VRRRRRM).

Understanding Stella: The Scarlatti K series

Here's how Frank Stella uses 3D printing, cutting-edge software and baroque music to reinvent painting

K. 432, from the Scarlatti K series, by Frank Stella. All images from our new book, Frank Stella

JR and Massimo team up to feed the needy in Paris

The chef has asked the artist to work on the new Parisian outpost of his successful haute-cuisine refettorio

JR and Massimo Bottura together in New York - don't try this at home kids. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Who knew Renoir did erotica?

Is this painting of a girl bathing entirely innocent - or loaded with sexual suggestion?

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Young Girl Bathing, 1892, as reproduced in The Art of the Erotic

Lynda Draper - Why I Create

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

Lynda Draper

Anna dello Russo wants teens to buy her haute-couture

The Italian fashion editor hopes the sale of her clothes collection will benefit tomorrow’s catwalk stars

Anna dello Russo. Image courtesy of Anna's Instagram

JR brings his Rio giants to London

The artist restages his monumental 2016 Brazilian Olympics project at new London gallery

One of JR's GIANTS installed at Lazinc Sackville. All images courtesy of JR's Instagram

A great new use for old Panettone from Bread is Gold

Want to know what to do with that one you didn't manage to finish? Massimo Bottura has a wonderful recipe

Panettone cream with grapefruit sorbet, as reproduced in Bread is Gold

Emre Hüner - Why I Create

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

Emre Hüner

Could wood be the future of urban architecture?

A new exhibition in London will make a strong case for timber's place amid the skyline of tomorrow

Baobab concept rendering by Michael Green Architects