Architectural Record's Innovation Conference

We just took our online Atlas along to one of North America’s most forward-thinking architectural events

LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, hosted yesterday's Architectural Record's Innovation Conference. Picture by Steve Hill

George Lois has some Damn Good (Greek) Advice

Advertising legend gives closing address at TEDx Thessaloniki to launch Greek edition of Damn Good Advice

George Lois delivers the last talk at TEDx Thessaloniki 2014

The biologist loved by Mies and Richard Hamilton

Why did the pop artist and modernist architect both draw inspiration from a controversial 1917 biological text?

Pages from the 1942 edition of On Form and Growth by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Edmund de Waal launches his monograph at the V&A

To mark the publication of his book, the artist put in his final public appearance of 2014 at the V&A last night

Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal, Margate Contemporary, 2014

Clerkenwell Design Week opens

Ron Arad, Patricia Urquiola, and Sir Paul Smith among big names at this year's east London design festival

James Dawe's design for Clerkenwell Design Week

The Memphis influence at New York Design Week

We detect the hand of Ettore Sottsass and co at New York’s independent design fair, Sight Unseen Offsite

Brendan Timmins' Memphis-inspired designs for the OBJECTS stand at Sight Unseen Offsite, New York

Wired beehive follows Heatherwick’s seed cathedral

The winning design for next year’s Milan expo draws attention to the world's dwindling honey bee population

Renderings of the UK pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, by Wolfgang Buttress

Danh Vo artwork stolen in New York

Danish-Vietnamese artist's huge copper chain links are taken from City Hall Park

Danh Vo, We The People (detail), (2011-2014). Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel. Photo: Nils Klinger. The stolen chain links are in the foreground of this image.

Mies tower wins architectectural prize after 42 years

Commissioned by IBM, the 52-storey Chicago tower had one of the first computerized air-conditioning systems

Chicago's AMA Plaza

Phaidon creatives at Clerkenwell Design Week

Ron Arad, Deyan Sudjic and a comforting take on Mies’s Barcelona chair are all present at the design festival

Vitra's products, pictured, will be on show at the London event

Hard to build? A little less so, thanks to The Atlas

From French viaducts to Swiss mist, this week our online Atlas reveals the know-how behind some tricky structures

Blur Building by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Nazi-seized Cubist works finally on show

Three paintings by Fédor Löwenstein go on display in the city where the Third Reich first sequestered them

Composition (c. 1940) by Fédor Lowenstein

Ettore Sottsass by Deyan Sudjic

We ask the Design Museum Director to share some memories of his old friend and the subject of our new book

Ettore Sottsass

Getting to know Sterling Ruby

As the artist’s New York show receives rave reviews, the fashion press proves to be a rich source for profiles

The Cup (2013) by Sterling Ruby, from Sunrise Sunset

NYC's 9/11 Memorial Pavilion is complete

Snøhetta says it has struck a balance between the everyday life of the city and a fitting quality for a memorial

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion by Snøhetta

Meryl Streep celebrates Bruce Nauman with Phaidon

Film and artworld luminaries attend Tribeca launch of our Bruce Nauman monograph The True Artist

Meryl Streep, her husband Don Gummer, Laurie Fendrich and Lauren Kozol at the launch of Peter Plagens' book Bruce Nauman: The True Artist

What’s been a hit at Art Basel Hong Kong?

Fake states, suicidal firearms and modernist prison cells prove popular at the second annual Hong Kong art fair

Fire at Both Ends Automatic Handgun (2013) by Wang Luyan

Mary Ellen Mark wins Lifetime Achievement Award

George Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography museum, honours the brilliant American photographer

The cast of One FlewOver the Cuckoo’s Nest posing for their picture on location at Oregon State Hospital, 1975, by Mary Ellen Mark

Come to Phaidon's Venice Architecture Biennale talk

Architects from OMA and MAD will debate global architecture with Online Atlas editor Jean-Francois Goyette

Ordos Museum, Gobi Desert - MAD Architects

The Frieze work inspired by our Agnes Martin book

Cluj artist Ciprian Mureşan's drawing, Agnes Martin, looks towards our monograph for visual inspiration

Ciprian Mureşan’s 2014 drawing, Agnes Martin, at Frieze New York

Restoring Rothko's Black on Maroon

Sir Nicholas Serota and the Tate conservators tell Phaidon how they restored the vandalised painting


Richard Mosse wins the Deutsche Börse Prize

The Irish photographer’s Congo images, The Enclave, pick up the annual photography award

Richard Mosse,  Safe From Harm, North Kivu, eastern Congo, 2012 Digital C print, 48 x 60 inches
© Richard Mosse Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

Who’s showing what at Art Basel Hong Kong

The art fair brings Eastern and Western works together, alongside a pulsing tower and a critique of local schooling

A rendering of Alpha Pulse by Carsten Nicolai

Adam Szymczyk at Frieze New York

We catch up with the Documenta director and author of our Pawel Althamer, Creamier and Diener & Diener books

Adam Szymczyk photographed by Juergen Teller

The Insider's Guide to Hong Kong

Architect JJ Acuna reveals his favourite places as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* City Guide


Massimo Vignelli wants a letter from Phaidon readers

The influential graphic designer is gravely ill and would welcome a flurry of tweets and mail during his last days

The Italian-American designer Massimo Vignelli

At home with Cindy Sherman

The American artist, more used to posing as other people, invites Architectural Digest into her house

Cindy Sherman poses for Architectural Digest

How Joseph Beuys celebrated his 63rd birthday

In an attempt to hurry along ‘the end of the twentieth century’ and to celebrate his 63rd birthday, on this day in May 1984 the artist planted 400 native tree and bush species in the Italian town of Bolognano

Planting the first tree; 7000 Oaks, Documenta VII, Kassel, 1982

Watch Edmund de Waal at the Met

Missed the stream of his talk with curator Sheena Wagstaff? Don't worry the video and pictures are here

Edmund de Waal

Frieze 2014 - the highlights

Get your face slapped, take a boat down the river and check out Wolfgang Tillmans' central nervous system

The Jesus Room, Al's Grand Hotel - Allen Ruppersberg

Banksy donates artwork to Bristol boys club

British graffiti artist admits he painted Mobile Lovers and tells the youth club leader he can do what he likes with it

Banksy's letter to Bristol youth leader Dennis Stinchcombe

Who’s showing what at Frieze New York

Gagosian has Ruscha, Zwirner has Judd, while Hauser & Wirth are offering a big-name study of the human body

Eric Fischl Art Fair: Booth #1 Play/Care, (2013) Courtesy the Artist, Victoria Miro, London and Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Is this Larry Gagosian’s new Foster apartment?

The world’s biggest art dealer has reportedly bought a new pad, ready in time for Art Basel Miami Beach


Pablo León de la Barra on Frieze and Latin America

The curator told us last night how our book Art Cities of the Future is part of a global change in the art world

Phaidon author and the Guggenheim’s UBS MAP Curator for Latin America, Pablo León de la Barra

Art Cities of the Future artists at Frieze

Three of the artists in the São Paulo section of our book are at Frieze this weekend. This is what they do

Landscape from the series Tapestries, 2009-12

Why Nan Goldin thinks kids are from another planet

The photographer talks through her Eden and After book in a great new Tate video

First step on the planet, by Nan Goldin, from Eden and After

Turner Prize 2014 shortlist catches up with Phaidon

Shortlist is heavy on mixed-media and collage and artists who've featured in past Phaidon books and web stories

Tris Vonna-Michell performing Finding Chopin (2005-2009)


Beatrix Ruff on Helen Marten and Jordan Wolfson

We just spoke to the new Stedelijk director about her upcoming Frieze talk with the LA and London artists

Beatrix Ruff - Director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Phaidon artists shake up Frieze Projects

Get a room, take a ferry, and meet the invisible communities on Randall's Island, at this year’s Frieze Projects

Take an orange and throw it away without thinking too much (2006) by Koki Tanaka

Alain de Botton's advice for Frieze goers

"Know the state of your soul before making a purchase," Art as Therapy author advises

Alain de Botton - author of Art as Therapy

A Work In Progress wins James Beard Award

Our three in one book with René Redzepi just received one of the highest accolades in the food book world!

René Redzepi - he asked the team and all these iPhone images started turning up

Join us at an exclusive elBulli-inspired dinner

Former elBulli stager Jason Atherton will reinterpret dishes from Adrià’s legendary restaurant, courtesy of The FT

Ferran photographed in 2011 at the last ever dinner served at elBulli

How to survive Frieze New York

Our Collecting Art For Love, Money and More authors on how to do next week's art fair - without the fuss

Frieze New York

Brad Pitt buys Danny Lyon photo at Paris Photo LA

The Seventh Dog photographer's 1962 print of Clarksdale Police proves a hit with the 12 Years a Slave producer

The Police, Clarksdale, Mississippi 1962 - Danny Lyon from The Seventh Dog

Andoni Luis Aduriz by Per-Anders Jörgensen

The Eating with the Chefs photographer talks about how the Mugaritz head inspired his new book

Andoni Luis Aduriz by Per-Anders Jörgensen from Eating with the Chefs

Zhang Huan talks Tibet at Pace Gallery

Our Contemporary Artists Series artist on the inspirational trip behind his new show Spring Poppy Fields

Zhang Huan photographed at Pace London April 24

Emilia Terragni on a cook book's crucial ingredients

Beauty or function? Our publisher, Lucky Peach’s editor-in-chief and Bon Appétit’s creative director test the recipe

Emilia Terragni (second from left) exchanges words with Peter Meehan at the Food Book Fair discussion panel, last weekend to her right Alex Grossman and Anne E McBride

Phaidon authors at Frieze New York Talks

From the Biennale director to the poet laureate of weather reports, here's how our contributors are involved

Phaidon contributor, Frieze Talks participant and future Venice Biennale director Okwui Enwezor

Have you seen Massimo Bottura's new video?

Check out the flamboyant star of our Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef book 'dropping the lemon tart'

Massimo Bottura from our Cook It Raw book

Come and join us at NADA New York next week

Phaidon comes to the NADA fair 9-11 May to shed some more light on the Art Cities of the Future

The entrance to NADA New York 2013

David Zwirner’s 80s New York and Cologne show

No Problem: Cologne/ New York 1984-1989 pairs works from the US metropolis and the German city

Jenny Holzer -  Selections from Under a Rock, 1986.  Cologne/New York 1984-1989

Massimo Bottura by Per-Anders Jörgensen

The Eating with the Chefs photographer describes his time shooting the skinny Italian chef in Modena

Massimo Bottura by Per-Anders Jörgensen, from Eating with the Chefs

Wilhelm Sasnal’s surrealist children’s show

Wilhelm tells us he's drawing on Hans Christian Andersen and psychedelic band Spacemen 3 in his new work

Untitled (2013) by Wilhelm Sasnal from Take Me to the Other Side

Ten Questions for Memphis member Barbara Radice

The journalist and confidant of Ettore Sottsass talks us through her time with the great man and his legacy

Barbara Radice by Ettore Sottsass, Como, 1977

René Redzepi live in San Francisco - video exclusive

The 50 Best winner toured with a series of films on his creativity last year - you can watch them exclusively here

René Redzepi

From 'blubber restaurant' to world's greatest (again)

The story behind René Redzepi's acceptance speech and all those 'wood sorrel conquered caviar!' tweets

Oh, René, you are terrible. Redzepi finds new 'ingredients' on the Australian leg of his global book tour

René Redzepi by Per-Anders Jörgensen

The Eating With The Chefs photographer tells us about working with the four times 50 Best Restaurants winner

René Redzepi by Per-Anders Jörgensen, from Eating with the Chefs

Introducing René Redzepi A Work In Progress

Phaidon's commissioning editor of food Emma Robertson on our new three-in-one book with the 50 Best winner

Phaidon's commissioning editor of food Emma Robertson with a copy of René Redzepi's A Work In Progress

Lars Ulrich on the world's best chef René Redzepi

Here's an excerpt from the Metallica drummer's introduction to our book that René referred to in his 50 Best speech

René Redzepi, 2011

René Redzepi's (NSFW) acceptance speech

Watch a video of the Noma chef's colourful acceptance speech at last night's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Yes! René Redzepi at The 50 Best Restauarant Awards last night

René Redzepi regains world's best restaurant crown

Tonight's 50 Best Restaurant Awards ceremony sees Noma chef regain his top of the world ranking!

René Redzepi plans to move noma to Tokyo for two months next year

Art as Therapy welcomed at the Rijksmuseum

The press and the public love how Alain de Botton has transferred his book to the walls of the Dutch museum

Alain de Botton at the Rijksmuseum. Photograph by Vincent Mentzel

FT loves our Where Chefs Eat app

"The information in Where Chefs Eat is valuable" says the paper that knows what to invest in

Our Where Chefs Eat App

Phaidon chefs relax ahead of tonight's 50 Best Awards

René Redzepi, Magnus Nilsson and Massimo Bottura descend on North London neighbourhood restaurant

Gaston Acurio, Massimo Bottura and Pujol's Enrique Olvera

Google Doodle for Fellini’s film studio

Rome’s Cinecittà film studio receives the search engine’s occasional illustrated honour

Google's Cinecittà doodle

Ten questions for Edmund de Waal OBE

The celebrated potter takes a moment to talk about his exquisitely designed monograph, a new project with David Chipperfield, the myth of tactility and what's better - an OBE from the queen or being signed up by Larry Gagosian

Edmund de Waal OBE

One architect's Swiss village revival in retrospect

You may not have heard of Gion A Caminada but since the '70s he's slowly been transforming an alpine village

Gion A Caminada - Vrin, Switzerland Image by Lucia Degonda

New painting show inspired by Sottsass

Hernan Bas’s Memphis Living paintings are an homage to the bright, challenging work of the designer

Hernan Bas - Memphis Living (tea glove, after General Idea), 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Hernan Bas

Phaidon at the Whitney Biennial

Find out more about the artists, curators and writers we’re proud to have worked with at the 2014 exhibition

Zoe Leonard, 945 Madison Avenue, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Murray Guy, and Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

Ed Ruscha’s first public commission in NYC

His 1977 word painting will appear as a large hand-painted mural beside The High Line next month

Rendering of Ed Ruscha's forthcoming High Line commission

Grimshaw designs world’s biggest airport terminal

The British practice, working with two other firms, will build the one-million-square-metre Istanbul Grand Airport

Plans for Istanbul Grand Airport

Peter Blake remakes Sgt Pepper for Royal Albert Hall

Pop artist makes a massive mural for 143-year-old venue featuring all the performers who have appeared there

The original Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band shoot

The Insider's Guide to Sao Paulo

Jewellery designer Camila Sarpi on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


And you thought Shigeru Ban just did cardboard?

New images of the Pritzker Prize winning architect's Tribeca redevelopment show Manhattan life at its most chic

Cast Iron House, Tribeca, New York - Shigeru Ban

George Lois on Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

The legendary ad man explains how he got Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan to help free the falsely convicted boxer

George (centre, in a Hurricane campaign t-shirt) and co-organiser Paul Sapounakis talk Bob Dylan into writing the protest song, Hurricane (1975)

More arrests in abstract expressionism forgery case

Two brothers arrested in Spain and new indictment in New York reveals how the forgeries were created

Jackson Pollock's Untitled was one of the forged paintings

On Earth Day a new video of Apple’s green HQ

A newly leaked video stresses the Cupertino office's peerless environmental and design credentials

Apple's new headquarters by Foster + Parters

Bruce Nauman by the man who knows him best

Peter Plagens on how America's most reclusive artist was actually inspired by an Austrian philosopher

Art Make-Up, 1967-8, 40 min, colour video with sound, 16mm - Bruce Nauman

Ten Questions for Tomi Ungerer

The much decorated children's author and illustrator talks about life in the camel corps, jail breakfasts, how snakes got a bad rep and why he thinks he’s a lunatic

Tomi Ungerer, Moon Man

Andy Warhol's Race Riot goes under the hammer

Previously owned by Robert Mapplethorpe, Warhol's screen print is up for sale at Christie's next month

Race Riot, 1964 - Andy Warhol

Pawel Althamer stages one day show

Sculptor closes New Museum retrospective with a show of new works in the museum’s storefront space

The Neighbors, New Museum storefront - Pawel Althamer, photo by Peter Tittiger

Drive in church is inspired by motorway signage

Siegerland Motorway Church by Schneider & Schumacher is based on a simple pictogram image

Siegerland Motorway Church, Wilnsdorf - Schneider & Schumacher

MVRDV brings Vertical Village into your home

Architects' statement on apartment block construction in Asian cities turned into fun furniture line


Meet us at the Food Book Fair

This month we're coming to Brooklyn for a few days of food, writing, reading, and fun

The Food Book Fair. Photo by Liz Clayman

Why Yayoi Kusama’s new sculpture is for lovers

The 85-year-old artist says this new public work for a Taiwanese train station is all about dressing up for a date

Yayoi Kusama's rendering for Let's Go and See Our Boyfriends in High Heels. Courtesy of the Railway Reconstruction Bureau.

Ai Weiwei father and son show in Britain

This summer the Yorkshire Sculpture Park pairs Ai Weiwei’s work with readings of his father’s poetry

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree, 2013. Cast iron, edition of 3, (H) 628 x 710 x 710 cm. Images courtesy of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Lebbeus Woods’ high-concept architecture in NYC

The late, great American architect, best known for his work on paper, gets a retrospective at the Drawing Center

San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City (1995) by Lebbeus Woods

Ferran Adrià on cannibalism and creativity

The chef delights crowds, fellow chefs and Australia’s media, as he winds up his promo tour on a high

Ferran through the monitors at Fairfax Media’s Melbourne studios

You've got male! (and he's called Tom of Finland)

Art & Queer Culture illustrator Touko Laaksonen is honoured by Finnish post office in new series of stamps

Detail from one of the Finnish post office's Tom of Finland stamps

Mies van der Rohe by Jeff Wall and Edmund de Waal

Architect's influence and buildings prove haven and horror for two artists with a very different take on less is more

Morning Cleaning, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona 1999 by Jeff Wall

The Insider's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Fashion designer Adrian Anh Tuan on the city's secrets as revealed in our Wallpaper* Guide

Fashion designer and Wallpaper* City Guide insider Adrian Anh Tuan

What happened when Danny Lyon joined Occupy?

Right from his earliest days with the Outlaws motorcycle gang The Seventh Dog photographer has never flinched from documenting society's rebels. Here's what happened when he spent time with the Occupy protest movement

Occupy demonstrators on Broadway, Los Angeles - Danny Lyon from The Seventh Dog

Wally Olins 1930-2014

The pioneer of corporate 'brand architecture' and champion of intuition dies after a short illness

British branding consultant Wally Olins

The things people ask Ferran Adrià

As he winds up his Australian tour we round up the most interesting questions and answers asked by the fans

Ferran Adrià - elBulli 2005-2011

Sara Cwynar makes something new from anything old

NY photographer uses old images to make new ones that resemble “that junk drawer everyone has in their house"

Gum Display Stand, No. 64 CONS H. 8 1/4” W. 24” D. 16 1/2” ” (2014) by Sara Cwynar,  from Flat Death

Banksy attacks surveillance culture with new mural

Street artist on top of the news cycle as ever with new street work and mysterious facebook posting

Cheltenham Banksy

What’s happening during Print Month?

Galleries and institutions celebrate artistic prints and print making - entry is half price to Phaidon Club members!

Francis Bacon,  Three Studies for a Self Portrait, 1983 Lithograph on Arches paper, 1990  94.5 X 52cm  Signed and numbered from the edition of 60.  Published by Michel Archimbaud for the Librairie Séguier, Paris and printed by Art Estampe, Paris Courtesy: Winwood Gallery.

The Barcelona Pavilion minus its doors

Photographer Jordi Bernadó reinterprets Mies van der Rohe's iconic building

The Barcelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe and Jordi  Bernadó

The book that captured pre-Sartorialist street style

The Photobook III praises the Japanese streetwear anthology Fruits that captured Tokyo styles at their wildest

Fruits (2001) as it appears in The Photobook: A History Vol III