What did you miss at the Milan Design Fair?

John Pawson’s light designs, Nendo’s dip-dyed shirts and Zaha Hadid’s wall features were a hit this year

Nendo X Cos installation at this year's Salone del Mobile, Milan

McCarthy and Bouchet's Bilbao billboard torn down

Gugenheim says it's a commercial, not artistic, work and 'discredits' the institution

Bouchet and McCarthy's Bilbao billboard

James Franco does Cindy Sherman

Actor says his new take on Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills allows him to 'refashion' the work he does in Hollywood

Detail from James Franco's New Untitled Film Still 21 (2013); detail from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still 21 (1978)

Wylie Dufresne's big surprise

Magnus Nilsson, Alex Atala and René Redzepi go undercover for the foodie event of the year

Wylie Dufresne and some of the finest culinary technicians operating today

Your chance to meet Stephen Shore

The legendary photographer and creator of From Galilee to the Negev hits the West Coast later this month

Stephen Shore

David Chipperfield's home for the Nobel Prize

The architect’s Berlin office wins the chance to design a Stockholm HQ for the prize-giving body

The Nobel Center's exterior. © David Chipperfield Architects

Connect 4 game inspires Italian storage unit

Still struggling with the middle youth thing? DISK36 evokes happy childhood memories in your living space

DISK36 by E1+E4

Ten questions for Martin Parr and Gerry Badger

Our selfie-taking photobook experts on rarity, collecting and why the photograph is like a time machine

Martin Parr's Selfie of himself and Photobook III co-author Gerry Badger - Phaidon, London 9.4.14

Andreas Gursky’s pre-digital world

Photographer's early landscapes prove he could capture the modern world without recourse to computers

Andreas Gursky Alba, 1989, 87 x 108 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches Copyright: Andreas Gursky / DACS 2014
Courtesy Sprüth Magers Berlin London

If Ettore Sottsass designed your town

Illustrator Lauren Rolwing imagines a world where Memphis rules

Sottsass - Lauren Rolwing

Sarah Lucas debuts furniture line in Milan

Artist says the materials used are "meaningful" and the furniture is "surprisingly stylish"

Sarah Lucas Furniture (2013)

The Insider's Guide to Havana

Singer Eme Alfonso on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide

Singer, composer and Havana resident Eme Alfonso

Could you live with Studio Job's wallpaper designs?

The Belgian duo's new Archive Wallpapers collection for Dutch brand NLXL go "beyond styling"

The Withered Flowers pattern from Studio Jobs' Archives Wallpaper collection for NLXL

Concrete culture from Louis Kahn apprentice

If you loved our book Concrete take a look at this building from the master's last apprentice

The Konan Ward Cultural Centre by Chiaki Arai

Joel Meyerowitz revisits 1960s Europe

The Howard Greenberg Gallery recreates Joel's 1968 exhibition, shot entirely from inside a moving car

Joel Meyerowitz, Greece (MoMA title: Greece. Corfu), 1967 Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1967, 9 X 13 3/8 inches (C) Joel Meyerowitz, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Pentagram gives Sotheby's a new look

The leading design studio reworks the branding for the legendary auction house


Ten questions for Nick Lander

The Art of The Restaurateur author on iPad dining and why waiters worry when you nip out for a cigarette

Nick Lander, author of Where Chefs Eat

The building they said couldn't be built

Using the smooth overlapping scales of a pine cone as their inspiration Oikios triumph in Switzerland

Intercontinental Hotel, Davos - Oikios Architekten - photo: René Müller Photographie/seele.com

What to expect at the Milan Design Fair

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius' furniture for Vitra and Artek are our stand-out works among this year's stands

Hella Jongerius' reinterpretation of Alvar Aalto for Artek debuts at this year's fair

Ten questions for Paris Photo's Julien Frydman

Paris Photo director and former Magnum man talks to Phaidon.com about this month's Los Angeles fair

Julien Frydman (left) with Roberta Armani and Sean Penn, at Paris Photo LA, 2013. Photo by Randall Michelson

Two designs cater for New York’s increasing numbers

With a million more residents expected in the city by 2040, two firms propose some out of the box thinking

Urban Alloy, New York - AMLGM

Marina Abramović to do nothing this summer

The performance artist will be the only exhibit at London's Serpentine gallery from 11 June until 25 August

Marina Abramovic, Portrait with Scorpion, Eyes Open (2005)

Neville Brody creates typography for new England kit

Will it be a future design classic that ends up in the next edition of the Archive of Graphic Design?

England team strip - typography by Neville Brody

Hunter S. Thompson's advice to Danny Lyon

When his photographer buddy joined a motorcycle gang the infamous writer implored him to "Get the hell out!"

Crossing the Ohio, Louisville - Danny Lyon

Wikipedia rolls out redesign

Readers will benefit from (though may not actually notice) subtle changes to typography

The Wikipedia logo

Karim Rashid's splash of colour in Miami

Mybrickell features designer's Pop Art-inspired magic from top to bottom

Mybrickell Condo, Miami - Karim Rashid

Warhol’s lost mural returns to New York

The Queens Museum is commemorating the Warhol mural 13 Most Wanted Men, 50 years after it was banned

Detail from 13 Most Wanted Men (1964) by Andy Warhol

The Bouroullecs debut their glass collection at Milan

The French design duo’s Diapositive furniture collection for Glas Italia picks up where Shiro Kuramata left off

The Bouroullecs' Diapositive range for Glas Italia

When Danny Lyon met Muhammad Ali

The US photographer shot America's protestors, dissidents and agitators - and the world's greatest boxer

Muhammad Ali, April 1970, by Danny Lyon

Does this new Zaha Hadid hotel look like a swimsuit?

The Pritzker laureate's latest tower appears to share some aesthetic qualities with her new swimwear range

City of Dreams Hotel Tower, Cotai, Macau by Zaha Hadid Architects

Why apartheid South Africa's greatest nightlife photographer died before seeing his first show

The Photobook III's Martin Parr and Gerry Badger on the life, work and untimely death of Billy Monk

A spread from Billy Monk, from The Photobook: A History Volume III

What did Mies van der Rohe mean by less is more?

The aphorism is one of the most used (and abused) in design and architecture. Detlef Mertins, author of an exceptional monograph on the master architect, reveals how it came about and what it meant to him

Peter Behrens, AEG Turbine Factory, Berlin, 1907-10

Koons, Schnabel and Hadid create Fabergé eggs

Artists, architects, photographers and designers contribute eggs to the jeweller's annual charity Easter egg hunt

From right: Tracey Emin and Bruce Weber's contributions to the Big Egg Hunt

Adrià dish inspires award-winning water packaging

Designers draw upon the elBulli chef's use of membranes to produce Ooho!, an edible water carrier

Ooho! by Skipping Rocks Lab

When Danny Lyon was just two dogs in

The photographer's 1962 work, shot in the South, was an early example of a burgeoning confrontational style

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

Ai Weiwei sends 6000 stools to Berlin

Artist references a seminal 1913 Marcel Duchamp readymade in huge new Berlin installation opening this week

Stools (2014) by Ai Weiwei, courtesy of Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

René Redzepi's Tokyo Story

The chef will relocate Noma to the Japanese capital for two months at the start of 2015

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

Ten questions for Nan Goldin

The Eden and after photographer on addiction, Robert Pattinson, motherhood and collecting human skulls

In the elevator at the Bauer, Venice, Italy, October 2013, by Nan Goldin

The Photobook III on show in Madrid

Throughout April the Ivorypress bookshop will display rare titles featured in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's book

A spread from Afronauts by Cristina De Middel. As featured in Ivorypress's Photobook III display

Inside the Texas Department of Corrections 1968

In the 1960s Danny Lyon moved to a cattle ranch in Texas. Nearby was the Texas Department of Corrections, a prison complex whose past inmates had included Leadbelly - these are some of the photos he took there

The dominoes players, Walls Unit, Texas Department of Corrections - Danny Lyon

How the world caught up with John Stezaker

The 64-year-old photo collage artist and photobook author is finding success late in life a little overwhelming

Spread from The Third Person Achive by John Stezaker, as featured in The Photobook: A History Volume III

Sarah Jones's alchemical camera

Photography Today cover artist explores how subjects are measured and flattened in new series of pictures

Detail from Rosehip (I) (2014) by Sarah Jones

Richard Prince inspires Christie’s Instagram sale

The auction house attracts young collectors with a sale named after a Prince painting and lots on Instagram

Untitled (Cowboy) (1989) by Richard Prince. One of his Cowboy works features in the sale

Jean Paul Gaultier comes to London

The touring exhibition dedicated to the French designer opens at the Barbican next month

Ad campaign for the Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection.  Women’s prêt-à-porter spring/summer 1998. Art direction and photography: Jean Paul Gaultier © Jean Paul Gaultier

Alvar Aalto's Savoy Vase inspires a new hockey puck

Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery's latest idea aims to level the playing field between opposing teams

Aalto Puck - The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery

Tillmans, Beuys and Nauman lined up for Manifesta

The European biennial announces the list of artists for this year's event at the State Hermitage in St Petersburg

Francis Alÿs, Draft for Lada project. Collage with gold leaf, 2014, 11.5 x 13 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Ai Weiwei asks for his passport back

Artist releases video in which he talks of his desire to visit Berlin for upcoming Martin-Gropius-Bau show

Ai Weiwei appealing to Chinese authorities to return his passport

Shigeru Ban wins the Pritzker Prize

Judges laud the architect's ability to "respond to extreme situations caused by devastating natural disasters"

Shigeru Ban on his 10 Unit System Chair, 2009

Obrist, Warhol and Emin in your hotel room

The Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden's new exhibition, Room Service, extends its reach to the town's hotels

William Eggleston Untitled (Motel Room with Fluorescents), from The Los Alamos-Portfolio, 1965-1968, Dye-transfer-print, © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York / Sammlung Museum Folkwang, Essen. From Room Service

Snøhetta unveils two very different designs

New projects in Mecca and on a mountainous archipelago show diversity of architecture practice

Lofoten Opera Hotel - Snøhetta

How one man and a hyena changed the photobook

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger explain how a personalised documentary approach revitalised photography

Cover image from The Hyena & Other Men, 2007 by Pieter Hugo, from The Photobook: A History Volume III

How is John Pawson's Design Museum coming along?

Architect and author has opened up the roof but compares the basement excavations to 'marine archeology'

The new Design Museum. Photograph by Jan Hobel

Bouroullec brothers get touchy feely

French design duo unveil first fabric collection with Kvadrat at upcoming Milan Design Week

Canal, Moraine, Gravel - Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat

New Jersey's loftiest building takes to the skies

70-storey Journal Squared provides an architectural counterpoint to late era brutalism of PATH station next door

Journal Squared (J2), New Jersey - Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects

Shepard Fairey does Ai Weiwei

Street artist and graphic designer dedicates new portrait to Ai's ongoing struggle with the Chinese government

Detail from Shepard Fairey's Ai Weiwei print

Hotel Hotel is a who's who in down under design

Fender Katsalidis and Suppose Design Office's Canberra hotel ticks the box for every happening design firm

Hotel Hotel, Canberra - Suppose Design Office and Fender Katsalidis

Nan Goldin "People forget how radical my work was"

She may have influenced a generation of photographers but accepts no responsibility for their work

Shadow of a dead bird on Simon’s window, Stockholm, September 2013, self-portrait, by Nan Goldin

Hans J Wegner honoured in centenary year

'The King of Chairs' is called "the most important Danish designer ever" by curator Christian Holmsted Olesen

Easy Chairs - Hans J Wegner

Tomma Abts's Painting Abstraction

German artist often takes years over her canvases which she lays on a table, as if writing rather than painting

Shwiddo 2008 - Tomma Abts

Fiona Strickland designs new Royal Mail stamp

Our How to Boil an Egg illustrator is one of the artists featured in a new series commemorating WW1

Royal Mail WW1 stamps

Ferran Adrià on Charlie Rose

elBulli chef talks over his gastronomic legacy as well as capturing the restaurant’s greatest years in print

Ferran Adrià poses in front of ElBulli 2005-2011 photo by Scott Rudd

Stan Douglas’s hard-boiled stage and screen hybrid

The Canadian artist has teamed up with scriptwriter Chris Haddock to create a multi-layered, live film-noir

Lisa Ryder in Stan Douglas's and Chris Haddock's Helen Lawrence. Photo by David Cooper

Pentagram's carbon free foot print

Design agency works with Do The Green Thing charity on environmentally friendly posters

Walk the Walk by Marina Willer for 29 Posters for the Planet

The Insider's Guide to Moscow

Garage project manager Katya Istratova on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* guide

Katya Istratova, project manager at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture

Shigeru Ban to design Mount Fuji visitors’ centre

World Heritage site centre resembles upside-down latticed cone - an architectural inversion of the mountain itself

Mount Fuji World Heritage Center - Shigeru Ban Architects

Klaxons love our Where Chefs Eat app

James Righton from the band tells the NME that he takes the restaurant guide on tour with him

Klaxons' James Righton (right) selected our Where Chefs Eat app as his on-tour comfort

Alex Brown's Painting Abstraction

Stand well back from your screen and see what happens to the hybrid paintings by this New York-based artist

Supermix 2004 - Alex Brown

How Mies invented modern architecture

Early Friedrichstrasse and glass Skyscraper projects were way ahead of their time - even for Mies van der Rohe


Origami inspires a rethink of the toothpaste tube

US design student Nicole Pannuzzo thinks we don't need new products, just better designs for our existing ones


Czech photos balance beauty and documentary

NYC's Czech Center show, You. Never Too Close, shows mid-career photographers with a common viewpoint

Live Transmission, Dryden, Texas, 2010 by Vojtech V. Slama

René Redzepi up for two James Beard Awards

The chef's Phaidon book, A Work In Progress is nominated in two categories of the prestigious US culinary awards

René Redzepi (second from the left) with James Beard Award Outstanding Chef 2013, David Chang (second from right) and fellow Phaidon author, chef Alex Atala (far right) in New York, yesterday. Picture courtesy of Momofuku's Sue Chan

Why are these old Spanish men colouring in pigeons?

Among the punk and fashion books, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger pick out one on bird racing in the Photobook

A spread from Ricardo Cases' Paloma al Aire (2011) as republished in The Photobook: A History Volume III

Why Mies van der Rohe divided opinion

Genie behind the curtain wall or architect of cold technology? Let Detlef Mertins guide you to the answer

Barcelona Pavilion (1928-29); small courtyard with Georg Kolbe's Dawn - Mies van der Rohe

Who's who in these Nan Goldin photos?

Goldin's new book Eden and After features familiar friends with their kids. Read on to find out who they are

Io and her mother Rebecca, Washington Square Hotel, NYC, 1995, by Nan Goldin, from Eden and After

Ruth Root's Painting Abstraction

Chicago born painter's work appears to be painted on the wall, not the canvas. How does she do that?

Untitled (2007-08) enamel on aluminium - Ruth Root from Painting Abstraction

Daniel Kovalovszky's unearthly landscapes

Hungarian photographer subverts conventional landscape photography with uncannily uniform forest shots

Green Silence - Daniel Kovalovszky

Martin Parr rewrites photobook history

The photographer tells the Financial Times why he would like to bequeath his incredible collection to the Tate

Spread from Das Erlebnis der Reichsautobahn (1943) from Martin Parr and Jerry Badger's Photobook series

Have you seen Maurizio Cattelan's dinner service?

The Italian artist has produced a line of plates, mugs and tablecloths using his distinctive Toilet Paper images

Seletti Wears Toiletpaper

Perrault unveils Austria’s tallest building

Dominique Perrault, architect of the French National Library, unveils the first of two towers in Vienna

DC Tower 1, Vienna - Dominique Perrault

Ferran Adrià hits the East Coast

Impassioned speech to 800 students at the Culinary Institute of America and MoMA Store launch among highlights

Ferran addresses the 800 strong Culinary Institute of America audience

The Atlas takes a big look at some small buildings

New Editors' Focus feature lays bare the most diminutive buildings on the site

Low Cost House - Vo Trong Nghia

Nick Lander spills the (French) beans in Edinburgh

Author of new eBook The Art of the Restaurateur set to lift lid on the restaurant business at Talking Food event


The Insider's Guide to Berlin

Designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing on the city's secrets from our downloadable Wallpaper* guide

Designers Philipp Schöpfer (left) and Daniel Klapsing

Ed Ruscha’s LA Film Festival poster

The Los Angeles pop artist creates a 20th anniversary poster for his local film festival, based on a 1962 work

Detail from Ed Ruscha's 2014 poster for the LA Film Festival

Take a look at the RCA’s Secret Postcard sale

£50 works by big names (as well as plenty of unknowns) go on show in London

A Gerhard Richter card from the 2009 sale

Mugaritz in Chicago – some tickets still left!

Join world-renowned Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz during a rare visit to Chicago this Sunday

Andoni Luiz Aduriz, head chef of Mugaritz, will host a lunch Q&A in Chicago this Sunday

Smiljan Radic creates 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

White, translucent and made of fibreglass The 48-year-old Chilean's plans for the summer pavilion are unveiled

Smiljan Radic's plans for the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

Vitsœ reissues Dieter Rams’ noble plastic side table

Originally produced in 1962, the high end furniture brand has revived the occasional table, adding adjustable feet

Dieter Rams' 621 plastic table, recently reissued by Vitsœ

Andy Smith's font-based fun

Illustrator turns awful puns into typographical prints at Soma Gallery

We don't serve your type here - Andy Smith

LAPD opens its archives for Paris Photo

Most famous police department on earth gets its mug shot in the second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles

Bank robbery note, 1965. © LAPD, Image courtesy of Fototeka

The World We Made style hybrid air vehicle unveiled

Airlander can take-off and land on any surface, emits few greenhouse gases and can stay airborne for 5 days

The Airlander

Daniel Gordon wins the Paul Huf Award

The 33-year-old American photographer wins the young photographers award, for his still-life collages

Ratatouille and Smoke Bush, 2014 © Daniel Gordon. Courtesy of the artist and Wallspace, New York

When product design meets political resistance

From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, the V&A's Disobedient Objects examines the role of making in rebellion

Inflatable cobblestone, action of Eclectic Electric Collective in co-operation with Enmedio collective during the General Strike in Barcelona, 2012. © Oriana Elicabe/ Enmedio.info

Understanding Alice Aycock's Park Ave. Paper Chase

The artist says her new series of artworks are "the metaphorical visual residue of the energy of New York City"

An accompanying, limited-edition print for Park Avenue Paper Chase (2014) by Alice Aycock

First building in new district is a concrete church

Nameless Architecture eschews the usual shopping centre or office block for something more spiritual in Korea

RW Concrete Church, Byeollae, South Korea - Nameless Architecture

Ferran Adrià on the road (and in the air)

A short report from the first few days of the Spanish super chef's US tour

Peter Tittiger, Sofia Perez, Ferran and associate Gisela Rosell

Sou Fujimoto's tree-inspired apartment building

The Japanese architect's Arbre Blanc brings outdoor high rise living to a rejuvenated Montpelier

Sou Fujimoto's Arbre Blanc

Martin Parr on Paris, pants and photobooks

To mark his Paris show, the photographer reveals his personal likes and dislikes to France's Le Figaro newspaper

Paris, 2012 by Martin Parr

How to read Bruce Nauman's works on paper

A new show in Toronto examines how the innovative artist explored the breakdown of printed language

Raw War (1971) by Bruce Nauman

Why Nan Goldin focused on children in her new book

In an accompanying essay the Italian writer Guido Costa offers insight into the inspiration behind Eden and After