Hong Kong’s trams turned into camera obscuras

Kingsley Ng’s Art Basel Hong Kong work takes daydreaming on public transport to a new level

Twenty Five Minutes Older by Kingsley Ng. Image courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Would you cook sous vide in a washing machine?

For steaks choose a synthetics cycle, for peas try the cottons setting says design student

Sous La Vie byIftach Gazit. Image courtesy of gray-design.squarespace.com

A new home for the Hollywood sign?

Hirsuta's winning competition design could rival landmark LA residences by John Lautner and Frank Gehry

Hollywood Home - Hirsuta - image courtesy Hirsuta

A Movement in a Moment: Arte Povera

On Jannis Kounellis’s birthday, we look at the artists who turned low materials into high art

Untitled (The coal bin) (1967) by Jannis Kounellis

When Bartenders Talk - Simone Caporale

The former Langham bartender on cocktail trends, travelling in the Andes and restoring vintage Italian scooters


Hayv Kahraman - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3


What links Van Dyck, Lenin and Colonel Sanders?

On the Flemish painter's birthday, an aspect of his portraiture that's resounded through the ages

Anthony Van Dyck - Self-Portrait With a Sunflower (after 1633)

A Phaidon guide to the Fourth Plinth winner

What to say about the Michael Rakowitz sculpture that’s coming to Trafalgar Square soon

Michael Rakowitz - The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist. Photo by James O. Jenkins, courtesy of the artist.

Wow! Will Superflex do this to the Tate?

Did you know that Tate Modern’s latest Turbine Hall artists once flooded a McDonald’s?

Flooded McDonald's film, production still, courtesy of Superflex

When Warhol painted Greta Garbo

Ahead of the US sale of Warhol’s Star print, we look into Andy’s fascination with the actress

The Star (1981) by Andy Warhol. From Myths

When Bartenders Talk - Miguel Fernandez

In our new book Where Bartenders Drink 300 expert drink-makers reveal 750 spots across 60 countries

Miguel Fernandez - Bar Manager Ozone
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Danny Lyon remembers Selma

52 years on from those historic marches the photographer recalls how violence led to justice

Crowds along the funeral route of the four girls murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist church, Birmingham, Alabama, September 1963 / Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1964–62.
All photographs by Danny Lyon, from The Seventh Dog

RIP Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg's dance partner

A look back at Brown's huge influence on Bob, following the choreographer's death on Saturday

Robert Rauschenberg and Trisha Brown, 1983. Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

When Martin Parr went full colour

New Somerset House show contrasts Parr's colour photos with his earlier black-and-white ones

The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, 1994. From 'Small World'. © Martin Parr, Magnum Photos, Rocket Gallery

Will MAD finally get to build the Lucas Museum?

After attempts in Chicago and San Francisco LA looks likely to play host to the billion dollar building

MAD Architects - Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Massimo Bottura celebrates Osteria Francescana's birthday - with a rice ball

The chef creates a new version of the supplì to honour two important milestones

Massimo Bottura's anniversary supplì or rice ball. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Alex Olson - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Alex Olsen - photographed by Brian Forrest

When Bartenders Talk - José Antonio Femenía

Joan Miro and George Orwell could often be found downing cocktails at the atmospheric Boadas in Barcelona, Spain - what does its current bartender have to say about the place where bartenders drink?


What to say when walking round the new Theaster Gates show

Become an instant expert on the artist’s National Gallery exhibition - courtesy of our monograph

Installation view of A Game of My Own, 2017 On view in Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts Courtesy of the artist, White Cube, and Regen Projects National Gallery of Art, Washington

When Olafur Eliasson dyed the rivers green

On St Patrick’s Day we look at how a simple green artwork made us look at our cities anew

Green River Project, 2000, by Olafur Eliasson, uranine and water, dimensions variableStrömmen waterway, Stockholm. As reproduced in Chromaphilia

8,000 early Annie Leibovitz shots to go on show

The Luma Foundation has acquired her archive and plans to show it in Arles

Annie Leibovitz, photographs from the ‘driving’ series. © Annie Leibovitz.

Phaidon chefs up for 2017 James Beard Awards

Jeremy Fox, Virgilio Martínez and Corey Lee are all nominated for this year’s awards

Jeremy Fox author of On Vegetables

A Phaidon guide to the Whitney Biennial

Here’s how the artists in one of 2017's most important shows are described in our books

Installation view of Samara Golden, The Meat Grinder's Iron Clothes, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 13-June 11, 2017. Photograph by Matthew Carasella.

JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

'En plain air' takes on a whole new meaning as the French artist scales NY water tower

JR dons a toy helmet to take on Winter Storm Stella. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

Look who came to our London Uprising launch!

Samantha Cameron, Mario Testino and Natalie Massenet were among the Sotheby's guests last night

Samantha Cameron and Mario Testino at Sotheby's last night

How to get Jeremy Fox’s perfect cheese sandwich

Just because his book On Vegetables is meat-free it doesn’t mean it can’t be indulgent...

Jeremy Fox's grilled cheese sandwich. Photograph by Rick Poon

How to get ahead in the art world by Magnus Resch

Serial entrepreneur's new publication offers the most wide-ranging report on today's art galleries

Magnus Resch at Sotheby's

A great pasta dish for a snowy, stay at home day

Has Stella cut you off from the stores? Then whip up this recipe with a few kitchen staples

Basil and avocado pasta, from The Kitchen Shelf

Maria Taniguchi - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Maria Taniguchi - courtesy ICA Singapore

Where is Ai Weiwei showing his new migrant artwork?

The artist is preparing to unveil a monumental new piece inspired by the refugee crisis

Installation view of Law of the Journey (2017) by Ai Weiwei. Image courtesy of Ai Weiwei's Instagram

Our Instagram weekend break at Great Dixter

Missed out when Andrew Montgomery took over our Instagram? Then take a look here

The Larder at Great Dixter by Andrew Montgomery

When Bartenders Talk - Erik Lorincz

Savoy head barman and the man Bond turns to when he wants something more than a Martini shaken, not stirred

Erik Lorenz with Skyfall and Spectre actress Naomi Harris on The Orient Express

Big names turn out for Jimmie Durham opening

Curator of new show ranks Durham among the USA's greatest living sculptors - and she's not alone

Jimmie Durham, 2014, self portrait

Steve McCurry beats Google's doodle

The search giant’s GIF marks the Holi festival but McCurry’s photos show its true colours

Rajasthan, 1996. A crowd carries a man during the Holi festival. Photograph by Steve McCurry

What was it with Mark Rothko and Purple?

When he came to make one final spiritual series there was only one colour to pick. . .

The Rothko Chapel, as reproduced in Chromaphilia

How is BIG’s Lego house coming along?

Pretty well it seems - Bjarke Ingels should have it finished by September!

An aerial photograph of Lego House by BIG. All images courtesy of Lego

Gallery hopping with Stephen Shore

Half a century on from meeting Warhol, the fine-art photographer still knows what’s hot

Sue Williams at 303 Gallery. All photographs courtesy of Stephen Shore's Instagram account, @stephen.shore

Howard Hodgkin 1932 - 2017

The British painter and printmaker died this morning in a London hospital

Howard Hodgkin

The shot Marc Jacobs got Joel Meyerowitz to take

The fashion designer honoured the legendary NY street photographer with his latest collection

Joel Meyerowitz's photograph of Marc Jacobs' autumn/winter 2017 show in New York

Cindy Sherman behind the mask

Or is she? Celebrating the fine-art photographer on International Women's Day


When Lina Bo Bardi built her own home

Celebrating the world's first female brutalist architect on International Women's Day

Casa di Vidro - Lina Bo Bardi

Christie's sets new record for Wolfgang Tillmans

How the photographer set a new high with a type of work that isn't even a 'proper' photo

Freischwimmer 186 (2011) by Wolfgang Tillmans. Image courtesy of Christie's

So, where do Bartenders Drink?

It was conversation then cocktails at our book launch in New York last night

From left: Sother Teague, Meaghan Dorman, Adrienne Stillman, Rachel Ford and Kyle Ford

Fantastic Man remake Wolfgang's EU posters

The publishers adapt Wolfgang Tillmans's anti-Brexit posters for the Netherlands election

Two of Fantastic Man's updated Wolfgang Tillmans posters

Watch Virgilio Martinez's mountain top bake-off

Up in the Andes the world-famous chef picks up local ingredients and ancient techniques

Virgilio Martinez

Can you spot the crack in this Michelangelo?

The Taddei Tondo features in the National Gallery's forthcoming show, despite its tiny flaw

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Taddei Tondo') Michelangelo  about 1504-1505 © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited

How Georgia O'Keeffe's bones link heaven to earth

On the anniversary of her death, we look back at O'Keeffe's near-abstract animal bone paintings

Goat’s Horn with Red (1945) by Georgia O'Keeffe

Magnum in the Metro

Paris hosts huge underground photo show to mark the agency’s 70th birthday

Beijing, China, 1989 © René Burri / Magnum Photos

Want to know why a crocodile has three eyelids?

On World Wildlife Day impress your friends with just one of the fascinating facts in Evolution:A Visual Record

Crocodile eyes are protected with a third eyelid, a membrane that slides across when the reptile submerges, while the eyeballs themselves can be drawn into the eye sockets during an attack.

Grace tells the story behind these paper dresses

Why did Tim Walker and Grace Coddington recreate vintage dresses using rolls of paper?

Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Codie Young, Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds, Nastya Sten, Sasha Luss, Alexandra Kivimäki, and Alice Cornish in paper dresses and jewelry created by Rhea Thierstein. Hair, Julien d’Ys; makeup, Lucia Pieroni; production design, Rhea Thierstein; London, May 2014. From Grace: The American Vogue Years and Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016

When Bartenders Talk - Monica Berg

In our new book Where Bartenders Drink 300 expert drink-makers reveal 750 spots across 60 countries


The National Trust recreates a 1930s Gay Club

The Caravan club returns to mark the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality

The Caravan, 1934. Image courtesy of the National Archives and the National Trust

A Stephen Shore shot on Lou Reed's birthday

Lou would have been 75 today: Check out Stephen Shore's photographs of of him back in the day


Why the Pritzker Prize went to a trio

RCR Arquitectes - the first trio to win the prize see collaboration as a way to resist individualism

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo by Javier Lorenzo Domínguez. Image courtesy of the Pritzker Prize

What's lurking in Sterling Ruby’s basket?

The artist has filled his ceramics, on show at the Gagosian, with an uneasy set of desires


When Bartenders Talk - Carina Soto Velasquez

In our new book Where Bartenders Drink 300 expert drink-makers reveal 750 spots across 60 countries

Carina Soto Velasquez - photographed by Danielle Rubi-Dentzel ©2016

The Garden of England comes to New York

Britain’s best gastopub chef Stephen Harris brings his Whitstable fare to the stars at The Four Horsemen NY

The Sportsman's Stephen Harris respondent in T. Rex t-shirt at The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn

In Production - Chromaphilia

Senior Editor Diane Fortenberry gives us a sneak peek at a book about to leave our shelves for yours

Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art in the Phaidon Light Room

Why Brazil's street art beats its street parties

It's best known for samba and sequins but its urban landscape is just as vibrant as its carnival

One of Derlon Almeida’s works in Recife, Brazil. As reproduced in our book Brazil

On World Book Day Hug This Book!

Barney Saltzberg and Fred Benaglia have the perfect book for budding bibliophiles

A spread from Hug This Book!

The perfect ingredient for Pancake Day

Get kids into cookery this Shrove Tuesday with an interactive guide to making pancakes

A spread from Pancakes!

When Bartenders Talk - Colin Field

In our new book Where Bartenders Drink 300 expert drink-makers reveal 750 spots across 60 countries

Colin Berg featured in Where Bartenders Drink

Leidy Churchman does Free Delivery

Well, that’s the title of his first big European retrospective - but what does it refer to?

© Leidy Churchman, 2017.

When Bartenders Talk - Guillaume Le Dorner

In our new book Where Bartenders Drink 300 expert drink-makers reveal 750 spots across 60 countries

Bartender Guillaume Le Dorner

How Shia LaBeouf can unlock your creativity

The Hollywood actor worked better, and more creatively, in a team. Could you too?

Shia LaBeouf at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. Photograph by Siebbi, courtesy of Wikipedia

And the award for best book in the Oscars green room goes to Charles-Édouard Jeanneret!

Aagh! We mean Le Corbusier! Our Le Grand book took centre stage backstage last night. . .

The Oscars 2017 green room with our Le Corbusier Le Grand book on the shelves

Meet Jeremy Fox - a man who shakes with excitement over thick-cut homemade bread. . .

...swiped with béchamel and mayo, stuffed full of three different cheeses, and then pressed together until the cheese melts and oozes out of the crispy, fatty, golden-brown bread!

Jeremy Fox author of On Vegetables

A Movement in a Moment: American Realism

Here’s how Winslow Homer took a French tradition and applied it to the folk of America

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) 1873-6 by Winslow Homer

Paul Smith hosts our London Uprising soirée

We launched our new fashion book at Paul Smith Albemarle this week

Sir Paul Smith and London Uprising co-editor Tania Fares

Frank Gehry talks creativity and staying strong

87-year-old Pritzker Laureate offers advice in video to promote his new online Masterclass

Frank Gehry in his new Masterclass video

The wood that inspired 2017's Serpentine Pavilion

Diébédo Francis Kéré says his pavilion draws from the trees of his African home town

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designed by Kéré Architecture, Design render © Kéré Architecture

A Movement in a Moment: Suprematism

Discover how Soviet artists developed an early form of abstract art, which even found its way on to tea services

Suprematist Composition: White on White (1918) by Kazimir Malevich. As reproduced in Art in Time.

André Chiang - Top in 2 cities at 50 Best Restaurants!

Restaurant André was best in Singapore and RAW Tapei best in Taiwan in 2017's list

André and his brigade at the awards on Tuesday night. From left: Restaurant Andre’s executive chef Johnny Jiang; André Chiang; chef Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends; RAW Taipei chefs Zor Tan and Alain Huang

Creative Dissent in the Age of Trump

Find out why Visual Impact author Liz McQuiston says we're entering 'a golden age of creative protest'

Girls to the Front by Ladies Who Design


How Warhol turned Marilyn Monroe into a star

Following her suicide in 1962 Andy's image of Monroe effectively made his reputation - and revived hers

Blue Marilyn, 1962 Andy Warhol - courtesy the Princeton University Art Museum

3 great anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

Stephen Shore's new book not only includes wonderful photos but some equally evocative tales from the time

Edie Sedgwick using the only telephone in the Factory. From Factory Andy Warhol Stephen Shore.
All photographs 1965-7 © Stephen Shore

Is this the most intimate painting of Andy Warhol?

Born this day in 1900, Alice Neel captured Andy after his shooting - just one of her many overlooked masterpieces

Andy Warhol (1970) by Alice Neel

3 'oh so Andy!' anecdotes from Warhol's Factory

Parties, paranoia and 'H for John's toothache' - more salty stories from Factory Andy Warhol Stephen Shore

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

How Jagger briefed Warhol

Less is more when it comes to rock covers, or so claims The Rolling Stones singer in his brief to Warhol

Mick Jagger (1975) by Andy Warhol

3 more anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

Stephen Shore's new book reproduces evocative photos and seamy gossip from the pop artist's mid-sixties milieu

Reed, Morrison, Nico, Boulogne, Tucker, Cale, in the Factory, being filmed by Warhol, The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966), for Exploding Plastic Inevitable performances. Factory Andy Warhol Stephen Shore

All photographs 1965-7 © Stephen Shore

The Andy Warhol gastronomy guide

Author and curator Bob Nickas on Warhol's love of food and his plans to open an 'Andy-Mat'

Andy Warhol - self portrait eating banana (1982)

Andy Warhol in China

A new Shanghai exhibition documents the artist's 1982 trip to Beijing

Andy Warhol in Tiananmen Square, 1982, by  Christopher Makos.

Michael Bierut on reworking George Nelson

The Pentagram partner opens up on his new version of the 1977 design bible How to See


The Inca ruin that inspired Virgilio Martinez

The Central chef recalls how an ancient agricultural ruin give him the gastronomic edge

Virgilio Martinez photographed by Daniel Silva

The Guerrilla Girls recall their 1989 'weenie count'

A short look at the lengths the US collective went to in order to expose male dominance in art

The Guerrilla Girls 2015. As reproduced in Co-Art

Uncovering the hidden gems of Palm Springs

Phaidon author Sam Lubell talks mid-century architecture fans through the town's highlights


Stuart Franklin on the ethics of this photo

Chairman of World Press Photo panel describes 'moral struggle' in choosing 2017 winner

World Press Photo of the Year 2017. Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouts after shooting Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. © Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press Title: An Assassination in Turkey

Frieze will plant fake collectors at the NY Fair

Frieze Projects will take a swipe at exhibitionism and voyeurism via art-world doppelgängers

Hauser & Wirth, Frieze New York 2016. Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

The man who built up a photo collection for free

How David Hurn amassed photos by Bresson, Eve Arnold and Martin Parr simply through swaps

The Picnic, Extremadura, Spain, 1998 by Harry Gruyaert © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos

Virgilio Martinez is shining in this Netflix trailer

Look out for the Central chef and Phaidon author in Netflix's Chef's Table this week

Virgilio Martinez in the new Chef's Table trailer

A Message of Love from Wolfgang Tillmans

At the preview of his Tate Modern retrospective this morning the photographer reminded us that 'it's still a positive world and there’s a lot that connects us that we can enjoy together'

Wolfgang Tillmans photographed at his 2017 Tate retrospective by Mat Smith

Understand Raymond Pettibon in three works

He’s produced thousands of drawings. Here’s how to 'get' them all, by looking at just three

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (This feeling is), 2011. Pen and ink on paper, 37 ¼ x 49 ½ in (94.6 x 125.7 cm). Private collection. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. As featured in Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Show your love with insects this Valentine’s Day

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a plate of ant tears, courtesy of our new book On Eating Insects

Ant Tears, as featured in On Eating Insects

What is it with Gerhard Richter and Grey?

Read why the German master thinks the colour epitomises indifference, fence-sitting - and despair

Bomber (1963) by Gerhard Richter, oil on canvas, 130 x 180 cm (51¼ x 70¾ in) Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany. As reproduced in Chromaphilia

Violence forces Shia LaBeouf installation to close

Actor and Co-Art collaborator has his live-streaming protest closed following on-site scuffles

Jaden Smith (centre) and Shia LaBeouf (right) at He Will Not Divide Us, 2016 by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

How London fashion beat the odds

Sarah Mower on the London students who changed fashion after the 2008 financial crash

Two revellers at London at Richard Mortimer’s now-legendary Hoxton club nights. Photograph by Alistair Allan. As reproduced in London Uprising

How to eat Pizza like a Neapolitan

On Pizza Day let our author Daniel Young tempt you with a Naples soft crust


Henry Moore inspires the new Burberry collection

The brand collaborates with the Henry Moore Foundation on a new collection and a show

Burberry's new Henry Moore-inpsired collection. Photograph by Josh Olins. Image courtesy of Burberry

London hair salon swaps mirrors for art

Sam Jacob Studio takes the customers’ minds off the cut and into artistic contemplation

The DKUK salon by Sam Jacob Studio. Photograph by Jim Stephenson. Image courtesy of Sam Jacob Studio