Kit Kemp By Design

Since this MBE awarded designer launched Firmdale Hotels in 1985, her brand has become synonymous with an individualistic aesthetic that makes quirky properties feel like home

Kit Kemp - photo by Simon Brown

All you need to know about Omer Arbel

Our new book outlines the unique processes and singular outlook of one of the world’s greatest design polymaths

Omer Arbel

Sophie Ashby By Design

The founder of London practice Studio Ashby describes how her peripatetic childhood informs her interior design approach

All you need to know about The Men’s Fashion Book

Our comprehensive, whole cloth overview of the makings of male sartorial elegance covers both big names and under-celebrated innovators

The Men's Fashion Book

Bunny Williams By Design

The acclaimed designer and creative partner Elizabeth Lawrence explain why they make rooms to be lived in, not to be treated as a stage set

Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence in the swatch room - photo by Peter Murdock

All you need to know about Middle Eastern Sweets

Salma Hage’s latest book is a joyful pean to the sweetest treats the Middle East has to offer

Middle Eastern Sweets

All you need to know about African Artists From 1882 to Now

Get an entire continent of carefully curated art, between the beautifully designed covers of one book

African Artists: From 1882 to Now

Take a grand tour of our architecture titles for fall 2021

Flawless mid-century homes, jewel-perfect flagship stores, the globe's best beach houses and works by the world’s leading practices all feature in our new list

Phaidon's new architecture titles. From top left: pages from Louis I Kahn; Architizer: The World's Best Architecture Practices 2021; pages from Peter Marino: The Architecture of Chanel; Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses, classic format; Louis I Kahn; Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech; Peter Marino: The Architecture of Chanel; Universal Design Studio

A preview of our fashion, design and interiors titles for fall 2021

Men's fashion, women's design achievements, and mankind's universal love of pigmentation - all feature in our new season books

All you need to know about The Latin American Cookbook

Access the entire culinary heritage of one of the world’s greatest food regions in a single, authoritative book

The Latin American Cookbook

Bill Bensley By Design

The Harvard-educated, Bangkok and Bali-based interior designer describes how art, parties and nature inform his practice

Bill Bensley in his studio. Image courtesy of the designer

Find out about the fall 2021 additions to our award-winning children’s books

A treasury of classic tales, a whole art museum and a petal-perfect kids’ colour book top our entertaining, educational and stylish children’s list this autumn

A selection of our children's books, including new additions, including The Ultimate Art Museum (centre, left) Rainbows in Bloom (centre, right) and Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books (top left)

Linda Boronkay By Design

The former fashion model describes how haute couture and family trips to vintage markets informed her interior design sensibility

Linda Boronkay

Take a look at our excellent fall 2021 general interest books

Great gardens, cultural icons, modern manners and feathered friends all feature in our new general interest list this coming season

Our general interest list for fall 2021, which includes (from top left, reading down and across): The Garden Book; pages from The Garden Book; Bird; pages from Bird; The Gardener's Garden; The Talks – No Idea is Final; pages from Modern Manners; Modern Manners; pages from The Talks – No Idea is Final

Paul Smith wins a D&AD award!

The fashion legend’s Julia Hasting-designed Phaidon book is rewarded for its design excellence in this year’s awards

Our winning Paul Smith book designed by Julia Hasting

Get to know our new art & photography books for fall 2021

Incredible fashion photography, winning sports shots, the latest contemporary art and a deep dive into our oceans. Find out more about our new list, and how you can buy limited edition signed copies

A selection of our new art and photography books. From top left, reading across: Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea ; Match Point; African Artists; a spread from African Artists; Lorna Simpson; a spread from Agnes Martin; Soft Water, Hard Stone; Agnes Martin; Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

Virgilio Martínez and Pía Léon’s son shares his favourite recipe on Michelle Obama’s TV show

The Netflix show takes a trip to Peru and cooks up a great child-friendly dish, high in the Andes

Pía Léon and her four-year-old son, Cristobal on Waffles + Mochi

JR opens the ground beneath the Eiffel Tower

The French artist and Phaidon author has created yet another incredible trompe l’oeil in his home city

JR beside his new Eiffel Tower installation. Images courtesy of the artist's Instagram

Phaidon book names the 100 best and most creative global interior designers

Our new book, By Design, features 100 individuals and studios working at the forefront of innovation and creativity, all selected by an esteemed, expert panel

By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

How David Rockwell thinks Covid will change our cities

The architect and designer tells the Associated Press about his vision for a post-pandemic world

DineOut NYC, outdoor dining pavilions, New York, 2020. Photo by Emily Andrews, from Drama

Introducing our new books for fall 2021!

Phaidon’s fall titles cover everything from men's fashion to African art, interior design to beautiful birds. Find out more about our new list, and how you can buy very limited edition signed copies

A selection of books from our Fall 2021 list. From the top left, reading across: African Artists, Atlas of Interior Design; Bird; Peter Marino: The Architecture of Chanel; The Latin American Cookbook; Woman Made; The Kitchen Studio; The Men's Fashion Book; Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

Paul Smith is shortlisted for a D&AD award

The fashion legend’s Julia Hasting-designed Phaidon book is singled out for its design excellence in this year’s shortlist

Our Paul Smith book

Catherine Opie on surfers, sexuality and caring for one another

In a recent Cornell lecture, the fine art photographer picked out the key themes in her hugely varied body of work

Self-Portrait/Chopping, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hong Kong/Seoul/London; Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples; and Peder Lund, Oslo. Zero to Something (New Zealand) (2011)

Nike harnesses the butterfly effect

How the insect world brought colour to the Air Jordan 3 RTNA - currently on display at Kew Gardens, London

The Nike Air Jordan 3 RTNA. Image courtesy of Nike

The 80's collective still helping to shape our cities

A new exhibition looks at how the work of feminist architecture group Matrix reveals the flaws in a manmade world

Members of Matrix (L-R): Mo Hildenbrand, Sheelagh McManus, Raechel Ferguson. Front (L-R): Janie Grote, Annie-Louise Phiri, Julia Dwyer. Photo by Jenny Burgen. Image courtesy of the Barbican

Adam Pendleton and David Adjaye talk about the freedom and abstraction in their work

The artist and architect discuss politics and mark-making in a new video interview

David Adjaye and Adam Pendleton in their new video interview

Jp McMahon and Matt Orlando talk responsibility, cookery and not striking it rich

The author of The Irish Cookbook talks to the founder chef of AMASS about his recipe for creative success

Jp McMahon and Matt Orlando at Food on The Edge

Diane von Furstenberg on serendipity, Little Island, and Owning It

The designer, philanthropist and Phaidon author is very happy about New York’s magical new public park

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

The peculiar, and peculiarly tasty, history of Australian-Chinese Cuisine

Ross Dobson, author of Australia: The Cookbook reveals how an 1800s gold rush changed Aussie cuisine forever

Salt and pepper squid, from Australia: The Cookbook

The hidden meanings in The Arabesque Table

Discover how a ballet position expresses Reem Kassis's view of her contemporary Arabian cookery

Reem Kassis. Photograph by Dan Perez

KAWS is now offering balloon rides!

Sign up for a trip in the KAWS:HOLIDAY hot air balloon and you’ll get a certificate, a uniform and a collectable from this brilliantly unconventional contemporary artist

HOLIDAY, 2019, Inflatable, Approx. 130 ft. (40 m) long, Mount Fuji, Japan. Photo @nk7, courtesy AllRightsReserved, Ltd / © KAWS

Jonas Wood breaks auction record at Christie's

The Contemporary Series Artist's Two Tables with Floral Pattern broke its $2 million estimate when it sold for $6.5million at this week's 21st Century Evening Sale

Jonas Wood at work in his studio from Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series book on the artist

Diane von Furstenberg on books, feminism, and Owning It

The designer, philanthropist and Phaidon author talks to the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast about her favourite books

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Cooking for Your Kids: child-friendly dishes that will impress the adults too

In our new book, star chefs reveal the recipes that get cries for 'more!' from everyone at the table

Roasted Kelp with Pajarito Cream, by Rodolfo Guzmán.

Catherine Opie is set to light up LA’s billboards

The artist joins The Propeller Group and Pipilotti Rist in a new fine-art initiative for Los Angeles

A rendering of Sunset Spectacular, courtesy of Tom Wiscombe Architecture

The Design Museum celebrates Charlotte Perriand

The London museum’s new show highlights a great modernist overshadowed by her male counterparts

Charlotte Perriand on the chaise longue basculante B306, 1929 © AChP/ © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021

End Ramadan with these sweet treats!

Try these toothsome recipes from The Arabesque Table for Eid-ul-Fitr

Muhallabiyeh and Hibiscus Rose Tart. Photo by Dan Perez

Nike’s new ad proves it isn’t always about winning

The company’s latest clip underlines its commitment to those who don’t always finish first

A still from Nike's new advertisement, Play New

When KAWS sent his COMPANION into space

Our new book, KAWS: WHAT PARTY, looks at the boundary-defying relationship between the artist and his best-known creation

HOLIDAY SPACE, 2020, Vinyl. Courtesy AllRightsReserved, Ltd / © KAWS

'It's all about sympathy, synergy and respect' - the Australia: The Cookbook author on the key to Australian cookery

Ross Dobson describes the 'delicious sense' Aussie cooks have found in mixing up classic recipes

Ross Dobson, author of Australia: The Cookbook

Cooking for Your Kids: Fun food guaranteed to put a smile on little faces

These playful creations from professional chefs will satisfy kids’ appetites and provide welcome meal time fun

Hazelnut Pudding with Raspberry Sauce, by Heinz Reitbauer

Here’s how you can view KAWS’s new NYC installation

The Frieze piece can’t be seen with the naked eye so you’ll need a fine art app for this augmented reality work

KAWS's new work in The Looking Glass exhibition. Images courtesy of Frieze

A ‘Midwest Mexican’ dish for Cinco de Mayo

Our book Today’s Special features one promising chef bringing together the tastes of Mexico and the USA

Ensalada de nopales with burrata and chiltomates

A new Trevor Paglen documentary shows how AI gets it wrong

The artist outlines how machine learning just 'doesn't get art' in a new film, Unseen Skies

Trevor Paglen in Unseen Skies. Image courtesy of Illuminate films

The NY Times rediscovers Aussie cuisine via our new book

The newspaper’s Besha Rodell finds a definitive description of her country’s cooking in Australia: The Cookbook

Austalia: The Cookbook

The winning recipe behind Today’s Special

Emilia Terragni tells Salon how our new book offers a diverse taste of what’s going on in the world of gastronomy

Today's Special

A simple way to give the greatest gift on Mother’s Day

From flowers to fine art, cookery to jewelry, we have the perfect choices, and you can even get them wrapped and delivered before the big day

A selection of Phaidon books just perfect for Mother's Day

JR’s monumental tribute to a dying river

The artist draws attention to the exploitation of one of Australia’s longest rivers in a new series of huge portraits

A still image from JR's Homily to Country. All images courtesy of the artist

David Adjaye unveils memorial to victim of police shooting

Cherry Groce’s shooting sparked the 1985 Brixton Riots in south London - 35 years later, the architect has created a more fitting legacy

6 things we learned from the new Today’s Special talk

Manoella 'Manu' Buffara and Diana Dávila discussed family, creativity, and Beyoncé at our virtual conversation

Chefs Manoella 'Manu' Buffara, Diana Dávila and Tarajia Morrell from the recent Today's Special talk

Snarkitecture fill Kith Paris with plaster cast Nikes

Read on to find out why the Air Max 1 is a fitting addition to the brand's latest French flagship

Snarkitecture's entrance to Kith Paris, complete with its  Air Max 1 plaster cast installation. All images courtesy of Kith

Catherine and John Pawson share their designs for life with Vanity Fair

Sofas and electrical sockets may have sparked a few disagreements, but the couple bonded over the food they create at Home Farm

Catherine and John Pawson. All photographs by Gilbert McCarragher

How David Rockwell turned a station into the Oscars venue

Hidden speakers, classic architecture and neoclassical art all fed into Rockwell’s designs for the 93rd Academy Awards

Renderings for one of the outdoor areas at the 93rd Academy Awards, courtesy of Rockwell Group

The artists who flock to John Audubon

On the great bird artist’s birthday we take a look at the contemporary painters who draw upon his seminal work

John James Audubon, Iceland, Iceland, or Jer Falcon (Falco islandicus), plate 366 from Birds of America, 1837. From Animal

What the early graffiti of KAWS tells us about his later success

The artist made his name in train yards and on the street, and, in the process, learnt some big lessons about art, commerce and communication

UNTITLED (KAWS), 1995, Spray paint on freight train, New Jersey / © KAWS

Share the love (and art) this World Book Day with My Art Book of Friendship

Our new title combines great art with an excellent read-along lesson in making friends

My Art Book of Friendship

Cooking for Your Kids: Fun dishes to make together

Entertain your children and feed them something delicious, by following one of these recipes from our new book of professional chefs' recipes for kids

Garden “fish” finger sticks by Najat Kaanache. Photo courtesy of the chef

Architecture and the future of Earth

On Earth Day, we dig into Beatrice Galilee’s new book, to see how architecture can help - but also harm - our world

Feedlots, Mishka Henner, 2012–13. Tascosa Feedyard, Bushland, Texas (detail), 2012. Feedlots are cesspools ofraw animal waste being treated by highly polluting chemicals.

Why Pace is showing Adam Pendleton’s paintings alongside David Adjaye’s sculptures

Here's why Pendleton’s text paintings complement Adjaye's pyramid sculptures so well at this new Hong Kong show

David Adjaye, Studio Image © David Adjaye. Photography by Tete-a-Tete Productions; Adam Pendleton, Studio Image © Adam Pendleton. Photography by Tete-a-Tete Productions. Image courtesy of Pace

Peter Marino tells the FT about his new passion for bees

The architect, collector and Phaidon author says he can taste the flowers from his garden in his bees’ honey

Peter Marino. © Manolo Yllera

How KAWS and his cartoon sculptures capture compassion and companionship

Our new book describes how the artist’s pop appropriations bring humanity into a highly commodified world

SMALL LIE, 2013, Wood. Photo Jonty Wilde / © KAWS

The British press loves Patented

The Guardian and the Financial Times delight in the hidden histories contained in our new patent design book

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Patience, tolerance, and less screen time: Grace Coddington offers careers advice on her 80th birthday

The world-famous fashion editor looks back on her career in the latest edition of Vogue

Grace Coddington. Photograph: Fabien Baron. Courtesy Condé Nast Publications

The Putnams show us how to make a perfectly pigmented wedding bouquet

Michael and Darroch Putnam discuss color in wedding florals in their latest Instagram video

Darroch and Michael Putnam

The NY Times is won over by Ward Bennett's warm modernism

The newspaper reflects on the simple charms of Bennett’s Sugarman House, on the shore in Long Island

Ward Bennett, Sugarman House, Southampton, New York, c.1968. Picture credit: Adrian Gaut

When KAWS art-bombed phone booths and billboards

Our new book explains how the artist’s subversive advertising interventions helped introduce him to the wider world

UNTITLED (DKNY), 1997, Acrylic on existing advertising poster. Photo: Farwad Owrang / © KAWS

The spiritual location that makes monk so special

How did Yoshihiro Imai know that a rundown, canalside building would make such a perfect spot for his contemplative restaurant?

Monk restaurant, along The Philosopher’s Path, near Ginkakuji, Kyoto. All photos by Yuka Yanazume

Yayoi Kusama’s new show bursts into life at The New York Botanical Garden

The New York institution displays new works exploring one of the artist’s life-long obsessions - flowers!

Dancing Pumpkin, 2020, The New York Botanical Garden, Urethane paint on bronze. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts and David Zwirner. Photo by Robert Benson Photography

Homer Simpson, KAWS and the cartoon mind

An early trip to Japan led the artist to reassess and reintegrate American cartoon culture into his practice

THE KAWS ALBUM, 2005, Acrylic on canvas. © KAWS

Fashionable By Design

The dividing line between fashion and interior design is getting pretty blurred, as our overview of contemporary interiors shows

Romanek Design Studio: The Bu, private residence, Malibu, California, USA, 2019. Justin Coit, courtesy of Romanek Design Studio

6 things we learned from the latest Today’s Special talk

Chefs Hugh Acheson, Mei Lin and Flynn McGarry talked books, ambition and rapid-fire chicken sandwiches at our specially convened virtual conversation

The announcement for our virtual talk

All you need to know about iittala

Our new book, published to mark iittala’s 140th anniversary, is the first to document the influence of the Finnish company's legendary product designs


Cooking for Your Kids: Family meals for cultured kids and evolved adults alike

From pasta, to sandwiches to summer Sunday roasts, our book of chefs' recipes for children has it all

Pasta with Chickpeas, by Will Goldfarb. Photo courtesy of the chef

The Royal Family marks Prince Philip’s passing with an Annie Leibovitz portrait

The Palace posts Leibovitz’s dual portrait of the Queen and her consort following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death

The Royal Family's Instagram post

Google marks The Met’s birthday with a Doodle

The search engine celebrates The museum’s birthday with a homepage illustration

The Google Doodle marking The Met's 151st anniversary

Cooking for Your Kids: Adventurous dishes to push their palate

In our new book, acclaimed chefs from around the world share their favourite children’s dishes. Here are a few to try at home

Vegetable Frittata, by Will Goldfarb. Photo courtesy of the chef

Referential By Design

In our survey of contemporary interior design, plenty of new talents pay their respects to past masters

The bar at Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, Italy 2019 by Cristina Celestino

Introducing Don Marron: Chronicle of Collecting

Phaidon is proud to publish a momentous volume exploring and celebrating the renowned art collection of financier, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Don Marron

Don Marron: Chronicle of Collecting

Cooking for Your Kids: Guilt-Free Treats

Satisfy the kids' demands for something sweet (and your desire to keep it nutritious) with these dishes from our new book

Fonio Coconut Pudding with Fresh Berries, by Pierre Thiam. Photo courtesy of the chef

The firewood that makes monk remarkable

Every part of this incredibly simple, yet refined restaurant is perfectly conceived, including its wood pile

A stack of wood from monk. All photographs by Yuka Yanazume

All you need to know about Cooking for Your Kids

Competent cooks and first-time family chefs will appreciate these home-cooking recipes used by famous foodies to feed those they love

Cooking for Your Kids

The foraged ingredients that bring a taste of the wild to monk

Patron chef Yoshihiro Imai’s love of the natural world comes through in his choice of wild herbs, nuts, fruits and vegetables

Yoshihiro Imai with a maitake mushroom, from monk. All photographs by Yuka Yanazume

Natural By Design

Many of today’s greatest interior designers have a highly cultivated love of nature, as our new book shows

Soho House Hong Kong Private Members’ Club, Pool Bar Hong Kong, 2019, by Linda Boronkay

'Drawing should be a strain' Christina Quarles tells W Magazine

The Vitamin D3 artist describes her early tuition, her racial identity and her love of ambiguity

Christina Quarles - photograph by Elliot Orona © Christina Quarles, Courtesy Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Catherine Opie and Landscape

Discover how and why this fine-art photographer works depictions of the natural world into her varied body of work

Cobalt Blue Sky, 2015. From Yosemite. Pigment print, 30 × 45 in. (76.2 × 114.3 cm). Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hong Kong/Seoul/London; Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples; and Peder Lund, Oslo

The Sportsman tops the 50 Best Gastropubs awards!

Stephen Harris’s Michelin-starred seaside pub wins again, thanks to its inspired, local menu

Stephen Harris's restaurant The Sportsman in Kent, southern England

The Putnams create the floral designs for Kirsten Dunst’s W Magazine photo shoot

Michael and Darroch Putnam contribute to Sofia Coppola’s Director’s Issue cover, which heralds a return to glamour

Kirsten Dunst beside the Putnams' floral display in the new W Magazine. Photograph by Zoë Ghertner. Dunst wears a Valentino dress; Beladora bracelet; her own ring

Massimo Bottura opens Refettorios in NYC and San Francisco

The philanthropist chef can’t quite welcome diners to these places yet, but they're already sending meals to those in need

A food bowl produced by Refettorio Harlem and its collaborators Hot Bread Kitchen

Take a look at the beautiful brick hospital the Albers Foundation is building in Senegal

The foundation is putting an ancient building material to a new use with architect Manuel Herz

The Tambacounda Hospital Paediatric and Maternity Clinic, Senegal by Manuel Herz. All images courtesy of the architect

Australia in 5 unusual dishes: Poached Quince

Australia’s answer to Alice Waters resurrected this long-forgotten fruit, explains Australia: The Cookbook

Poached quince, from Australia: The Cookbook. Photograph by Alan Benson

The interior that adds a poetic flourish to monk

Japanese craftsmanship, vintage British furniture and happy accidents add to this restaurant’s magical interior

Yoshihiro Imai inside his restaurant, monk. All photographs by Yuka Yanazume

Diane von Furstenberg on the pandemic, procrastination and Owning It

The designer, entrepreneur and Phaidon author admits that lockdown may have helped her write her new book

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Australia in 5 unusual dishes: Lamb Ragù Pappardelle

This Italian-inspired dish encapsulates the kind of European cooking that took hold after WWII says Australia: The Cookbook

Lamb Ragù Pappardelle. From Australia: The Cookbook

The seasonal produce that sets monk apart

In his new book, patron chef Yoshihiro Imai explains how picking great local herbs and vegetables has given him newfound purpose

Yoshihiro Imai at a farm in Ohara valley. All photographs by by Yuka Yanazume

Enjoy Today’s Special in your own kitchen

Chefs featured in our new book of hot culinary talent are now offering dine-at-home boxes. This is how you can get a taste

A Today's Special dine-at-home box from chef Gavin Kaysen at Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis

Australia in 5 unusual dishes: Colonial Goose

Australia: The Cookbook features this fowl-free substitute, popular with early settlers who couldn’t get goose, but still pined for their homeland

Colonial Goose, from Australia: The Cookbook

David Rockwell is setting the scene for this year's Oscars

You can look forward to a little intimacy and depth when Rockwell oversees the production design for this year’s Academy Awards

Stage design for the 81st and 82nd Academy Awards, 2008, 2009, Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre), Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photo by Eric Laignel

Australia in 5 unusual dishes: Bugs with Aioli

Australia: The Cookbook describes the odd looking crustacean that actually tastes better than lobster

Bugs with Aioli. Photography by Alan Benson

The wild flowers that fill monk with delight

Patron chef Yoshihiro Imai doesn’t just create the food at his 14-seat restaurant - he also looks after the floral arrangements

A flowering plant from monk. Photograph by Yuka Yanazume