Christopher Nolan and Will.i.Am in huge digital show

This summer the Barbican and Google stage the biggest presentation of digital creativity ever

The Treachery of Sanctuary (2012) by Chris Milk, a contributor to the Barbican's Digital Revolution

Alan Fletcher estate launches fun archive range

The late, great Phaidon Art Director returns to the Barbican (but this time the shop, not the galleries)

Beware of Artists tee shirt - Alan Fletcher Archive

Mugaritz pioneers smellavision

Andoni Luiz Aduriz collaborates with computing professor to bring the smell of his restaurant to an iPhone device

Andoni Luiz Aduriz and Scentee. Aduriz portrait by Per-Anders Jorgensen

Swiss artists take to the slopes

Gstaad hosts Wild Art show by Olaf Breuning, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn

Mürrischer Schnee (2014) by Thomas Hirschhorn, photo by Stefan Altenburger

Would you curl-up on this book bed?

London artist Ruth Beale's bed-and-book exhibition explores the library's role within the collective imagination

Installation view from Bookbed (2014) by Ruth Beale

Street art Gandhi takes over Police HQ

St.Art Delhi brings modern graffiti to an antique corner of the Indian capital

Hendrik “ecb” Beikirch's Delhi police building mural, St.Art Delhi, 2014

More Damn Good Advice from George Lois

Upon the ibook publication of his guide to creative success, we get extra advice from the maven of Madison Ave

George Lois

Chris Labrooy's Auto Aerobics

Aberdeen-born designer's latest work was inspired by a winter's evening walk through Brooklyn, New York

Auto Aerobics - Chris Labrooy

Rockwell blurs boundaries between office and club

Former NY industrial building repurposed to promote collaboration and creativity among upscale entrepreneurs

NeueHouse New York City - David Rockwell

BIG sweetens the Bahamas with honeycomb homes

Bjarke Ingels' design features plunge pools on every balcony of this residence on New Providence Island

The Honeycomb, Albany, New Providence Island, Bahamas - BIG

Phaidon and the V&A's Degenerate Art inventory

As the V&A uploads its Nazi-seized art list we examine how the documents and our founders took similar paths

The V&A's Degenerate Art inventory

The banned Chinese photographer on show in Paris

Ren Hang has been curated by Ai Weiwei, arrested while shooting and has had visitors spit on his photographs

From La Chine à Nue by Ren Hang

Edmund de Waal donates to the Fitzwilliam

The best-selling author and artist has donated 20 porcelain vessels to Cambridge's art and antiquities museum

On White, installation view, The Fitzwilliam, Cambridge

Wolfgang Tillmans becomes a Royal Academician

The photographer joins David Hockney and Anish Kapoor as a member of Britain's most prestigious art institution

Self Portrait (2013) by Wolfgang Tillmans

Warhol's favourite club turned into pop up gallery

50 graffiti artists are given the run of the Les Bains Douches club in Paris before it's developed into a hotel

Sambre's contribution to Les Bains street-art residency, Paris

International designers reimagine Kartell classic

Nendo, Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni rework Ferruccio Laviani's Bourgie Lamp on its tenth birthday

Bourgie Lamp /Eigruob Lamp - Nendo

Richard Deacon's survey of abstract drawing

Jackson Pollock, Gordon Matta-Clark and Anish Kapoor all feature in the Drawing Room's new exhibition


Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge

The Magnum photographer says that, from Cleveland to India, the world is beginning to look the same

Steve McCurry

The Met's vintage football cards show

The New York museum stages a football-themed trading cards show just in time for the Super Bowl

Sheet of twelve uncut football cards, from the Bowman Football series (R407-1) issued by Bowman Gum, 1948. From The Met's Gridiron Greats show

The disarming message behind these beaded guns

The artist and director Ralph Ziman wants to capture the unseen victims and perpetrators in Africa's arms trade

Ghosts by Ralph Ziman

You can design Foyles' window during Fashion Week

Calling all budding visual merchandisers - put your fashion and window dressing design skills to the fore


How Joseph Beuys went from artist to philosopher

A new exhibition looks at Beuys's transition from a creator of artistic objects to a 'social sculptor'

Capri Battery (1985) by Joseph Beuys

Aitor Throup creates visuals for Damon Albarn

Cutting edge designer featured in our book Pattern creates a new persona for Blur singer with Everyday Robots

Everyday Robots - Damon Albarn creative director Aitor Throup

Frank Thiel's frozen landscapes

Stunning photographs of massive Patagonian glacier feature in Nowhere is a Place at Sean Kelly Gallery NY

Perito Moreno - Frank Thiel

Revealed - the exact moment Monet painted this

A Texas State University study uses celestial and tidal data to pinpoint the moment captured in Monet's seascapes

The Cliff, Etretat, Sunset (1883) by Claude Monet

Looking back at Derek Jarman's Blue

20 years after the filmmaker's death, an Art and Queer Culture exhibition examines his final feature film

A still from Blue (1992) by Derek Jarman

Tadao Ando's Dream Chair becomes reality

Danish furniture firm Carl Hansen & Son learned to bend wood like plastic to bring Ando's furniture to life

Tadao Ando's Dream Chair

Alex Prager captures the face in the crowd

Large scale photos shot on an LA soundstage form part of the photographer's most ambitious work to date

- Alex Prager

Why Lord Foster wants us to travel more

And it’s so we can learn from the Pritzker laureate's buildings, airports and plane interiors

Norman Foster

Turin gallery raided over Ettore Sottsass fakes

La Stampa reports that police raided the Turin Gallery after a tip-off from the official Memphis producers

The Carlton bookcase by Ettore Sottsass

Are you ready for The Tate Gallery's robots?

A set of web-controlled remote viewing robots is just one of the ideas on the shortlist for the Tate's IK Prize

An image from #TateText, one of the ideas on the IK Prize shortlist

Barber Osgerby In The Making

New show at London's Design Museum explores what happens between design and the end product

Pure crystal before becoming a Swarovski optic lens - Barber Osgerby In The Making / Design Museum

Have you seen Jeff Koons' birthday cake?

The artist's wife recreated one of Koons' favourite Picasso paintings in icing for his 59th birthday on Tuesday

Jeff Koons' Picasso-inspired cake, made by his wife, Justine

Shigeru Ban perches penthouses above Tribeca

Japanese architect creates a pair of glazed duplex penthouses open to the elements on historic NY building

Cast Iron House, Tribeca - Shigeru Ban (photo via Designboom.com)

First major Actionist show comes to Britain

Violent and sexual precursor to performance art is dramatically laid bare in new exhibition

Rudolf Schwarzogler, 4 Aktion / 4th Action, (1965) Black and white photograph, 24 x 18 cm, © The Artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

Gerrit Rietveld’s classic Steltman Chair is reissued

1963 chair originally commissioned by Hague jewelers as seating for betrothed couples choosing wedding rings

Steltman Chair reissue - Gerrit Rietveld

René Redzepi announces MAD 2014

This year's event looks set to tackle (among other things) the thorny issue of the celebrity chef

The view from MAD 2013

A Japanese view of Frank Lloyd Wright

Images by the late critic and photographer Yukio Futagawa go on show in Tokyo next month

House and Bear Run, Fallingwater (1986/2002) by Yukio Futagawa

Santiago Calatrava's interconnecting bridge for Doha

As the population rises to one million the architect is commissioned to create innovative three-in-one crossing

Doha Bay Harq Crossing - Santiago Calatrava

New show looks at how the diary became public

Neuberger Museum NY presents work that uses online data to mark the beauty and banality of day to day life

Editor Solitario, (2011) by Oscar Muñoz

Will Bacon's George Dyer portrait break records?

After the artist's Freud triptych set a new world record last year, another iconic portrait goes on the block next month

From left: George Dyer in the Reece Mews Studio (c. 1964) by John Deakin, Portrait of George Dyer Talking (1966) by Francis Bacon

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut vandalised

Priceless stained glass window, smashed in the hilltop chapel, is irreparable say authorities

Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut (1955) Ronchamp - Le Corbusier

David LaChapelle takes on Big Oil

Former fashion photographer shows oil-industry maquettes crafted from consumer goods at Paul Kasmin NY

Land Scape Riverside (2013) by David LaChapelle

How many paintings can you name in this video?

Italian director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brings movement to well-known art works in his new montage Beauty

John Everett Millais' Ophelia (1851 – 52) features in Beauty

Danny Lyon's radical ideas for National Geographic

A cannabis-themed issue with a free joint is just one of the special editions outlined by the great US photographer

Danny Lyon speaking to Julian Bond at the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC

Nendo rethinks the office staple

Japanese design practice is out to improve the look of your desktop

Cubic rubber band - Nendo

Design and Violence at MoMA

New MoMA show reminds us that not every designer wants to make the world a better place

Five Classified Aircraft Patches (2007) by Trevor Paglen

Renzo Piano to extend Monaco?

The Pritzker-Prize laureate has been shortlisted to build an additional six hectares out into the sea

Renzo Piano

NYC to lose one of its most familiar works of art?

Harry Roseman's Curtain Wall is to be removed from JFK's Terminal Four due to high passenger numbers

Curtain Wall (2001) 600' linear relief sculpture, modified gypsum, pictured on site - John F. Kennedy International Airport, International Air Terminal, Terminal 4. Image courtesy of Will Faller.

Foster + Partners' recyclable desert pavilion

The firm’s 2015 Expo Pavilion has been designed to be rebuilt in the UAE once the show is over

Foster + Partner's designs for the United  Arab Emirates pavilion at the Milan Expo

William Burroughs: artist, author, photographer?

A new show at London’s Photographers’ Gallery examines a less familiar side of the beat author’s work

Unknown Photographer Burroughs in the Hotel Villa Mouniria Garden, Tangier Scan from negative
5.6 x 5.8 cm © Estate of William S. Burroughs. Courtesy of the William S. Burroughs Estate

Why is Frieze NY recreating a 1970s LA hotel?

Frieze Projects will pay tribute to Allen Ruppersberg’s installation, Al’s Grand Hotel, at this year’s fair


Snøhetta’s landscaping of Times Square is a hit

Norwegian architecture practice of the moment landscapes iconic New York area to great acclaim

Times Square pedestrian landscaping - Snohetta

Kenya Hara on the future of Japanese design

The Muji design chief says his country’s manufacturing should be a little more like Swiss cheese

Kenya Hara

Stan Douglas' jazz-funk utopia

The artist's new film, Luanda-Kinshasa, resurrects a lost NY studio to raise questions of cultural equivalence

Still from Luanda-Kinshasa (2013) by Stan Douglas

Bouroullec brothers sitting pretty at Vitra

Design duo's latest sofa for the Swiss firm domesticates their much-loved office breakout area design

Plume sofa - Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

David Walsh considers MONA's future

Maverick gambler and Museum of Old and New Art founder on how he's made sure the museum won't last forever

MONA founder David Walsh

How Soviet posters brought colour to a B&W era

This month London's GRAD gallery presents a stunning, rare selection of Soviet film posters from the silent age

From left: Oil (1927) by Aleksandr Naumov; Three Million Case, (1926) by Vladimir and Georgi Stenberg. Courtesy GRAD and AntikBar

Discovering Picasso studio by studio

Madrid's 2014 blockbuster Picasso show examines the artist's output based on his places of work

Pablo Picasso (1957), Villa La Californie, Cannes, France, by René Burri

Harvey Quaytman paintings on show in New York

McKee gallery shows one of the 20th century's least classifiable painters (and the subject of our new monograph)

Redwing (1997-98) by Harvey Quaytman

Alain de Botton curates online auction for Paddle8

Art website asks best selling author to put together a themed auction along the lines of Art as Therapy

Alain de Botton - author of Art as Therapy

What is it about Dan Graham's pavilions?

The US artist produces another signature, large-scale sculpture for a show at the Dutch De Pont museum

Dan Graham pavilion and model from his 2012 show at the Lisson Gallery, London

The Circle Skyscraper is complete

China's latest 'round building' tops out in Guanghzou courtesy of Milanese architects AM Project

Circle Skyscraper, Guanghzou - AM Progetti

Simon Starling selects art for New Contemporaries

The British artist joins Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Enrico David to chose the best work from British graduates

Simon Starling

Is Banksy headed for Moscow?

The state broadcaster claims the Russian capital is due to host a show by the British graffiti artist

Kissing Coppers, Brighton, by Banksy

How to get ahead in architecture by Eva Jiřičná

Czech architect says site visits aid learning and lead to international projects in Architects' Journal interview

Cultural Centre City of Zlin, by Eva Jiřičná Architects

Iconic London taxi changes shape again

Another revised look for black cab but do design cues go far enough in preserving its heritage?

NV200 - Nissan

What will Jeff Koons create with Sean Penn's guns?

The artist plans to rework all of the actor's "cowardly killing machines" into a sculpture to raise money for charity

From left: Balloon Dog (Orange) (1994-200) and New Hoover Deluxe Shampoo Polishers (1980) both by Jeff Koons

James Franco stars in Isaac Julien film

An international dramatisation of art and the financial crisis premiers at Victoria Miro in London this month

Still from Playtime by Isaac Julien

Thomas Struth goes to Disneyland

The Dusseldorf School photographer shoots the quaint side of America's most famous theme park

Ride, Anaheim, California, 2013, by Thomas Struth

Good manners go underground in Tokyo

Latest graphic designs from The Metro Foundation urge users not to sneeze or squeeze through the closing doors

Tokyo Metro Foundation poster for 2013-14

The one billion euro railway station

After a hundred years at the planning stage a new railway tunnel reunifies the residents of Leipzig in Germany

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz - Max Dudler

Meet the lady who turned Europe onto US pop

MoMA honours the Romanian-born dealer Ileana Sonnabend with a new-year show

Ilena Sonnabend (1973) by Andy Warhol

42,000 plastic men adorn new Louis Vuitton store

Do Ho Suh's Cause and Effect sculpture, built from tiny acrylic figures, graces Tokyo's newest LV boutique

Do Ho Suh's Cause and Effect in Louis Vuitton's Shinjuku store

Could Lord Foster's SkyCycle scheme take off?

The Pritzker laureate wants to build 220 kilometres of cycle routes above London's train lines

Renderings of the SkyCycle scheme

New Picasso linocut series shows how he worked

13 recently acquired sequential Picasso linocuts go on display at the British Museum tomorrow

Still Life Under The Lamp (1962) by Pablo Picasso. Courtesy of the artist's estate.

Robert Indiana's regrets over LOVE

"It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake" artist says about the work that came to define his career

Robert Indiana and LOVE

Damien Hirst makes a spot Mickey Mouse

Artist's version of the cartoon character is to be auctioned off for charity at Christie's in London next month

Mickey (2012) by Damien Hirst; Hirst and the Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh

Steve McCurry's camera phone advice

The world-renowned photographer tells the BBC how to take a great picture - on a smart phone

Untold author and legendary photographer Steve McCurry

A 'coral' clad home for 74 lucky students

Atelier Fernandez & Serres creates interesting scenery at an oceanic observatory in the Pyrénées

Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer student housing - Atelier Fernandez & Serres

How MoMA made its own René Magritte typeface

The museum's graphic designer took the painter's writing and transformed it into blockbuster signage

L'Apparition (The Apparition) (1928) by René Magritte

Join NADA and Phaidon in New York this Sunday

Come and hear Art Cities of the Future contributor Pablo Léon de la Barra and others at our NADA talk

MOCAD Woodward Ave. Exterior: NEKST Murals, 2013 by DONT, VIZIE, POSE OMENS REVOK, and SKREW. Photograph by Colin M. Day

Does this wild art work remind you of Ed Ruscha?

Irish graffiti artist Maser transforms derelict petrol station in a tribute to the American pop artist

No.27 nod to Ed Ruscha by Maser, in Limerick, Ireland

Pentagram and Joel Meyerowitz brand NY wilderness

The design agency has used Meyerowitz's shots in its new identity for NYC's Natural Areas Conservancy

Pentagram's new identity for the Natural Areas Conservancy uses photography by Joel Meyerowitz

Artist angered by Taiwanese copy of his duck

Florentijn Hofman is offended by local attempts to recreate his Rubber Duck, which burst on New Year's Eve

Hofman's Rubber Duck in Keelung harbour

René Redzepi's travel habits and vintage carrots

The Noma chefs talks through his winter menu with CBS, and his holiday plans with the Sunday Times

René Redzepi, 2011

Richard Serra tells Charlie Rose how art works

The sculptor tells the talk show host it's easy to talk about the 'how' and the 'what' but not the 'why'

Richard Serra

Our Meryl Streep author talks through her new book

Karina Longworth explains why Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor is both an overview and a worthy feminist study

Streep in Sophie's Choice (1982)

Amazon's new HQ boasts some lush vegetation

The mail-order giant's new Seattle office development will feature botanical-garden style biospheres

Amazon.com's biosphere office, designed by NBBJ

Alain de Botton to curate an "anti-blockbuster"

The Art as Therapy author brings his Art as Therapy ideas to bear at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

Alain de Botton

Daniel Patterson's Google lecture

Innovative Californian chef joins a prestigious list that includes Barack Obama, Lada Gaga and David Beckham


Ai Weiwei's floral bike protest

Why is the Chinese artist and dissident leaving bouquets in a bicycle basket outside his compound every day?

Flowers in Ai's bicycle basket

Opening Warhol's time capsules

The Andy Warhol Museum has 612 boxes of Warhol ephemera, which they're currently opening and cataloguing

Items from one of Warhol's Time Capsules

The Insider's Guide to Hamburg

Product designer Alexa Lixfeld lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


Ferran Adrià's drawings go on show in NYC

The Drawing Center will host the elBulli chef's gastronomic illustrations in Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity


How was 2013 for Danny Lyon?

The legendary American photographer on rediscovering the joys of film and finalising his career retrospective

Danny Lyon (right) with Chuck Kelton his silver printer in Galveston, Texas, 2011

The Insider's Guide to Brussels

Editor Aurélie Bunneghem lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


How was 2013 for Chris Johanson?

The artist on spending time with his art, his wife and his dog (and rustling up some good food)

Chris Johanson with his wife and fellow artist Johanna Jackson

When Justus Dahinden went to Uganda

How the Swiss architect's coconut shapes were influenced by Japanese group the Metabolists and organic growth

Mityana Pilgrims' Centre Shrine - Justus Dahinden

The Insider's Guide to Prague

Designer Zbynek Krulich lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide