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

All you need to know about How To Become A Successful Artist

In his new book the acclaimed art economist Magnus Resch guides fine artists towards their fortunes

How To Become A Succesful Artist

How Catherine and John Pawson celebrate Easter

The Pawsons adopt old country ways in their inimitable, contemporary style

Spring at Home Farm, Oxfordshire, England. All photography by Gilbert McCarragher

Australia in 5 unusual dishes: Asian Coleslaw

Australia: The Cookbook tells the story of the country’s culinary and cultural development - in hundreds of little-known and delicious recipes

Asian Coleslaw. Photography by Alan Benson

The devotion to dough that makes monk perfect

How do you make truly great pizza dough? monk restaurant founder Yoshihiro Imai treats his as if it were another member of the family

Pizza dough at monk

Antique By Design

Our new overview of contemporary interiors demonstrates how new designers are working with classic furniture and furnishings

Soho House Mumbai. Private Members’ Club, Bar Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 2018

Catherine Opie and Friends

Can the fine art photographer’s dignified images of her friends help people become more empathetic?

Pig Pen, 1993. Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 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. Portraits (1993–97)

JR opens up Italian art to all - despite the lockdown

The artist's startling new collaboration with Palazzo Strozzi in Florence raises serious questions about access to the arts in an age of Covid

La Ferita (The Wound) , 2021, Firenze, Palazzo Strozzi. Photo by JR

How Jannis Kounellis and 12 horses made an Arte Povera masterpiece

On the 85th anniversary of the artist's birth, we look back at his most famous work, and how it embodies all the great contradictions in his art

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (Cavalli), 1967, 12 horses, installation view at Galleria L’attico, Rome, 1969. Artwork © Jannis Kounellis

How a childhood without boundaries helped make Bruce Mau

The world-famous designer believes a free and easy upbringing helped shape his boundless ambition

Bruce Mau in the new documentary, Mau

'An artist and a citizen'– Glenn Ligon on Okwui Enwezor and Grief and Grievance

Vintage footage of Enwezor is shown alongside a new interview with his fellow curator in a PBS report on the New Museum show

Glenn Ligon on PBS NewsHour at Grief and Grievance, at the New Museum, New York, beside a painting by Julie Mehretu

Artfulness By Design

Our overview of contemporary interior designers demonstrates the way today’s practitioners work photographs, sculptures and paintings into their artful interiors

Studio Ashby: Floral Court, private residence, London, UK, 2019. Philip Durrant, courtesy of Studio Ashby

Deanna Petherbridge - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3-featured artist uses pen, ink and her internal moral compass to create her detailed images of urban landscapes characterized by vertiginous perspective and dramatic shifts in scale

Deanna Petherbridge - photo by Stephen White (26.02.21)

Nick Kennedy - Why I Draw

This innovative artist removes human gesture from his drawings, relying instead on machines that recall and parody scientific processes

Nick Kennedy. Image courtesy of the artist

Catherine Opie and Sex

In our new monograph, the American fine art photographer discusses Robert Mapplethorpe’s influence and her own work within her community

Angela (boots), 1992. Inkjet print, 8 × 8 in. (20.3 × 20.3 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. From Girlfriends (1987–2009)

Beatrice Galilee praises the 2021 Pritzker Prize winners

The author of Radical Architecture for the Future describes the visionary work of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, photo courtesy of Laurent Chalet and the Pritzker Prize

Here's all you need for a DIY St. Patrick’s Day!

Stuck at home this 17 March? That’s no reason not to celebrate in grand style with some uplifting cocktails and a simple stew!

Dublin Iced Coffee, from Spirited

Ten takeaways from our JR preview

The artist and activist describes how Banksy gave him his big break, why he fibbed about his age, and how his new book How Old Am I? came about


How to make John Pawson’s minimalist Yorkshire puddings

Learn how to make a Yorkshire Man's inherently English recipe from Home Farm Cooking

Roast rib of beef with Yorkshire puddings and horseradish sauce. Photography by Gilbert McCarragher

Ditch social media and pick up Simon Doonan’s book, advises the NY Times

America’s paper of record admires how this British transplant doles out bracing self-help advice in a manner quite unlike today’s influencers

Storytelling By Design

A strong narrative thread sometimes runs through the work of today’s best interior designers as our new book, By Design, reveals

Hecker Guthrie: Piccolina Collingwood, gelato shop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2017. Shannon McGrath, courtesy of Hecker Guthrie

Catherine Opie and Hollywood

Opie gained access to the private home of one of old Hollywood’s biggest icons, and created an incredibly intimate series of images

Untitled #1 (Elizabeth Taylor’s Closet), 2012. Pigment print, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm). Picture credit: 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

Diane von Furstenberg on Warhol, fame and Owning It

The designer, author and philanthropist tells Christie’s about the time she posed for Andy

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Beatrice Galilee on her amazing shows at the Met, meeting Peter Zumthor and why some buildings should be reassessed in the wake of BLM

The author of Radical Architecture of the Future reflects on how the discipline is changing - mostly for the better

Beatrice Galilee. Photo by Sangwoo Suh

Catherine Opie and Architecture

The fine art photographer engages with landmark architecture and simple domestic buildings to reveal hard truths about how we live

Untitled #14 (Skyways), 2001. Iris print, 9 × 23 in (22.9 × 58.4 cm). Picture credit: 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

Playfulness By Design

There’s nothing too serious about these interior designers, as our new book, By Design, explains

Kit Kemp: Hyde Park Gate, private residence, London, UK, 2020. Photo by Simon Brown, courtesy of Firmdale Hotels

Bouquets, bon mots (and some Great British baking) for UK Mother's Day

We’ve drawn together a little motherly advice from Phaidon authors for the UK's Mothering Sunday

A complementary Peach and pale blue Carnation arrangement from Flower Color Theory. 'When creating a composition with only one type of flower, focus on color variation and the desired shape of the arrangement,' Darroch and Michael Putnam advise.

Diane von Furstenberg on women, liberation and Owning It

On International Women’s Day, we share a few choice entries from the designer’s new book

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Opulence By Design

Our new overview of contemporary interiors demonstrates how our concept of grandeur and luxury has evolved

Humbert & Poyet: Beefbar Paris, restaurant, Paris, France, 2018.Francis Amiand, courtesy of Humbert & Poyet

Catherine Opie and Sports

The fine art photographer focuses on two very different sporting communities to find sources of common humanity

J.D., 2008. Chromogenic print, 30 × 22 ¼ in. (76.2 × 56.5 cm). Picture credit: 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

Catherine and John Pawson’s finely foraged risotto

Most of us would try to avoid the key ingredient in this dish, but the Pawsons pick kilos of it (with carefully gloved hands)

Nettle risotto - from Home Farm Cooking

Today’s Special: The woman pairing Mexico with the Midwest

Illinois-born Diana Dávila draws on her Latin heritage to push the boundaries of Pan-American cuisine

Diana Dávila

INTERVIEW: Thomas Rinaldi: The Patented author talks about sifting through a treasure trove of 800,000 images for his new book

He describes the pride he took in unearthing 'the king of the tape dispenser', and why writing the book was like 'working with a flashlight in a graveyard'

Thomas Rinaldi - author of Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Catherine and John Pawson’s colour coordinated cake

Colour theory meets baking excellence in the pages of the Pawsons' new book, Home Farm Cooking

Lemon and almond cake with pomegranates and pistachios. Photograph by Gilbert McCarragher

Today’s Special just got a little bit more special!

Phaidon has teamed up with S.Pellegrino and Fine Dining Lovers to introduce a whole new audience to a whole new class of chefs

Chefs from Today's Special

Take a look at Diane von Furstenberg’s Reading Recommendations for International Women’s Day

The designer, entrepreneur and Own It author has curated an International Women’s Day book list for Bookshop.org

Today’s Special: The Brazilian pioneer of culinary sustainability

Our new book profiles Manoella 'Manu' Buffara, the chef applying permaculture to fine dining

Manoella “Manu” Buffara

Catherine and John Pawson’s simple, serene brunch

In Home Farm Cooking the couple describe how they like to entertain family and friends at their place in the country

From a menu for a spring brunch: Ham, cheese and leek scones and Broad bean crostini. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

Diane von Furstenberg recalls meeting The Beatles, Jackie O and the Queen

The fashion designer, entrepreneur and Phaidon author tells Andy Cohen on Bravo TV about a few of her notable encounters

Diane von Furstenberg

Kyle Thurman - Why I Draw

Careers advisers suggested this American artist should become a soldier or an athlete. In response, he worked those roles into drawings of normative masculinity

Kyle Thurman

Patented Progression

From the Greyhound bus to the hoverboard, we focus on the development of transportation with examples from our new book Patented

Greyhound Motor Coach, Raymond Lowey, for Greyhound Corporation, 1940/1941. Patent Number: USD 127,174, U.S. Patent Office - from Patented

Diane von Furstenberg on compassion, courage and Owning It

The designer, philanthropist and author describes how her own difficulties gave her inner strength

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Patented Professionalism

Our new patent design book holds some amazing reminders of what the office environment (remember that?) once looked like

Rotary Card File, Hildaur L. Nielsen, for Rolodex Corporation, 1977/1981. Patent Number: USD 258,669, U.S. Patent Office

All you need to know about Jim Hodges

Get to know this important and deeply humane American contemporary artist in the pages of our new book

Jim Hodges

Patented Play

Trace the history of children and adults' entertainment through the pages of our new patent design book

Video Game Cabinet, Lonnie C. Pogue, for Gremlin Industries, 1976/1978. Patent Number: USD 248,885, U.S. Patent Office

Ten takeaways from our Diane von Furstenberg interview

The fashion designer, philanthropist and Phaidon author opens up on the thinking behind her new book, Own It

Diane von Furstenberg during her Phaidon interview

Today’s Special: The Congolese chef pulling Africa together on the plate

Our new overview of promising culinary talent features Dieuveil Malonga, an afro-fusion pioneer, cooking the best food the continent has to offer

Dieuveil Malonga, Meza Malonga, Kigali, Rwanda.
Photo by Chris Schwagga. Chef chosen by Selassie Atadika