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

All you need to know about KAWS: WHAT PARTY

Our monograph on KAWS, one of the most sought-after artists and creative forces of our time, is the most comprehensive ever and is published in four different colour covers

The black edition of KAWS: WHAT PARTY

Diane von Furstenberg on motherhood, independence and Owning It

The designer, philanthropist and author reflects on her mother’s miraculous pregnancy and her own independent offspring

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

All you need to know about Catherine Opie

Find out more about the first survey on the work of one of America's most important contemporary fine art photographers

Catherine Opie

The easy greens that remind Reem Kassis of childhood walks in the mountains

The Arabesque Table author recalls the wild leaves she foraged at home and the simple substitutes she cooks with abroad

Reem Kassis. Photo by Dan Perez

Today's Special: The culinary couple bringing country tastes to the heart of Paris

Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo combine their native cuisines with a Francophile love of the best French ingredients and techniques

Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo, Virtus, Paris, France. Photo by Thomas Duval

'Remarkable in its quality, force and concision' - the press praises Grief and Grievance

The New York Times and Washington Post laud the New Museum’s brilliant exhibition on black grief and white grievance

Jack Whitten, Birmingham, 1964

Minjung Kim - Why I Draw

This contemplative Korean artist draws on experimental French literature and requires silence and nature when working on her detailed drawings

Minjung Kim studio portrait, 2019. Photo by Gregoire Gardette, courtesy of the artist.

Miriam de Búrca - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3 artist describes her peripatetic childhood, her need for solitude and why she thinks drawing is often like pushing a tractor up a hill

Miriam de Búrca

The strongest (and strangest) ingredient that reminds Reem Kassis of childhood salads

The author of The Arabesque Table recalls a smart recommendation from her father that's stayed with her to this day

Reem Kassis, author of The Arabesque Table

Today’s Special: The Caribbean chef lighting up Australian cuisine

Paul Carmichael is a promising Momofuku chef bringing Bajan flavour to Sydney, via New York City

Paul Carmichael, of Momofuku Seiōbo, Sydney, Australia. Photo by Jason Loucas

Charmaine Watkiss - Why I Draw

This brilliant British artist channels personal history in her beautiful, narrative works

Charmaine Watkiss

Today’s Special: The chef that pairs sushi with stage craft

Takayoshi Watanabe adds a big portion of theatrical flare to his country’s best-loved culinary export

Tayayoshi Watanabe, Teruzushi, Kitakyūshū, Japan. 
Image courtesy Tayayoshi Watanabe/Teruzushi. From Today's Special

The fruit that brings Reem Kassis’s family together

Recipes run through the generations in The Arabesque Table, as its author knows from her own kids' love of fruit picking


Today’s Special: The dynamic duo bringing Southern hospitality and South American cuisine together

Today from our new book of fresh culinary talent we focus on Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo and their restaurant, Lil’ Deb’s Oasis

Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black, Lil' Deb's Oasis, Hudson, NY, USA. Image courtesy of Heidi’s Bridge

Diane von Furstenberg on taming your hair, growing your confidence and Owning It

The fashion designer, philanthropist and author recalls the bad hair days of her youth and what they taught her about being herself

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

Today’s Special: The Mexico City couple drawing on two very different culinary heritages

Find out how Norma Listman and Saqib Keval, the founders of Masala y Maíz, pair diverse cookery styles with convergent views on social justice

Norma Listman and Saqib Keval. Photo by Ana Lorenzana

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings - Why We Draw

What's the one thing these Vitamin D3 artists can't get enough of? Each other. But exercise, travel and dedication also help them create their art

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings

All you need to know about By Design

This incredible new survey showcases the most creative interior designers and decorators working around the world today

By Design: The World's Best Contemporary Interior Designers

Martin Wilner - Why I Draw

The artist and psychiatrist on the link between drawing as an artist and a child, and why one of the oldest forms of expression is the perfect antidote to our present moment

Martin Wilner

Grief and Grievance to open in New York

Okwui Enwezor's remarkably prescient, landmark exhibition brings together works examining black grief and white grievance to reveal the rocky outline of America’s body politic

Nari Ward, Peace Keeper, 1995. Hearse, grease, mufflers, and feathers, 144 x 116 x 264 in (365.8 x 294.6 x 670.6 cm). Installation views: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1995. Courtesy the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul, and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Havana

All you need to know about Australia: The Cookbook

Both proud Aussies and courageous gourmands will love this comprehensive guide to new Australian cuisine

Austalia: The Cookbook

Mick Peter - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3-featured artist channels mid-century cartoon imagery in his lifesize sketches while listening to 'difficult' music

Selfie in the Studio 2020 Photo Mick Peter

The Obamas and The Albers

As President's Day approaches this Monday, we look back at Michelle and Barack’s admiration for Anni and Josef

The Old Family Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 9, 2015. Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon. The rug in this image was inspired by Anni Albers' textiles.

Christina Quarles - Why I Draw

The Vitamin D3-featured artist describes the great accessibility of drawing, her childhood influences and how she knows when a picture is finished

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

All you need to know about Drama

Our new David Rockwell book focuses on the thrilling intersection of architecture and performance

Drama

Michael and Darroch Putnam are hosting a book launch, and everyone's invited!

The authors and floral designers will chat with William Norwich about their new book, Flower Color Theory, this Thursday

Darroch and Michael Putnam

Diane von Furstenberg tells Reuters about her first job and her latest business strategies

The designer, philanthropist and Phaidon author recalls her entry into the workplace and how she’s adapted to the pandemic

Diane von Furstenberg. Photo by Jesse Frohman

All you need to know about JR's new book How Old Am I?

The artist’s new book for children lets young readers understand age, with profiles of people around the world, aged one to 100.

How Old Am I?

All you need to know about monk

Read about this evocative chef monograph and evocative meditation on wood-fired cooking from an exciting Japanese chef

monk: Light and Shadow on the Philosopher's Path

Nathaniel Mary Quinn - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3-featured artist channels tough early memories into his visceral and fragmented drawings

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

5 Books for Black History Month

From fire hoses to free jazz, these art books will make for compelling and thought-provoking additions to your bookshelf

Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (policeman), 2015, from Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

Jean Jullien shares a simple lover's cartoon, in time for Valentine's Day

The author and illustrator proves he can charm adults as well as children with this witty cartoon

The bed with you, by Jean Jullien. Image courtesy of Jullien's Instagram

Make this simple, delicious Vegan pasta sauce

Think vegan means spaghetti is off the menu? Think again! There are plenty of uses for the pesto in Vegan at Home

Green Hazelnut Pesto. Photography by Hildur Ársælsdóttir

All you need to know about Living in Nature

Our new book features a breathtaking collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape

Living in Nature

Ogata Kōrin's Flowers make a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Searching for a timely yet timeless lover’s gift? Here’s why, this February 14, you should pluck a copy of Flower for them

Irises at Yatsuhashi (Eight Bridges), c.1709 by Ogata Kōrin

All you need to know about This Is Still Not A Book

Jean Jullien is back with another fantastical take on the printed page for children

This Is Still Not A Book

Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw

'Drawing is meditation and observation. Drawing connects me to my roots, allows me to follow, to honour and to own them,' says this Vitamin D3 artist

Jade Montserrat

Emma Talbot - Why I Draw

The Vitamin D3-featured artist tells us about the immediacy and freedom that she finds in works on paper, and what she listens to on her drawing marathons

Emma Talbot. Photograph by Thierry Bal

Putnam & Putnam have some great Valentine's Day advice for you!

The floral designers favoured by Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow tell us how to send something more adventurous than 12 red roses this February 14

Accent Color: Beige, plum, and black with apricot accent. Cymbidium orchid, Cantaloupe, Ranunculus, Sweet pea, Rose, Calla lily, Privet berry. Color blocking allows for multiple points of emphasis. The inclusion of large fruit, such as the cantaloupe here, is an easy way to create a brilliant concentration of color. From Flower Color Theory

This emotive Victorian card makes a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Among its beautiful floral imagery our book Flower peels back the touching origins of this international day for lovers

Valentine’s Day Card, c. 1800s; cut paper and chromolithograph. Private collection. As reproduced in Flower

INTERVIEW: Reem Kassis tells us about The Arabesque Table

Following the global success of The Palestinian Table the multiple award winning food writer returns with a new title

Reem Kassis - photography by Courtney Apple

Abelardo Morell's Flowers make a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Searching for a timely yet timeless lover’s gift? Here’s why, this February 14, you should pluck a copy of Flower for them

Flowers for Lisa #1, 2014 by Abelardo Morell, from Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

John Wood and Paul Harrison - Why We Draw

The Vitamin D3-featured artists tell us how being clueless can be a good thing, why uncertainty is the only certainty, and that all politicians should go to art school

John Wood and Paul Harrison

All you need to know about The Family Meal, 10th Anniversary Edition

One decade on, Ferran Adrià revisits his seminal book of everyday recipes

The Family Meal, 10th Anniversary Edition

All you need to know about Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi uncovers more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design history via 1,000 patents

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Rachel Goodyear - Why I Draw

The Vitamin D3 featured artist tells us about the immediacy of drawing, the hardest thing to get right, and the difference between drawing as a child and as an artist

Rachel Goodyear in her studio - photograph courtesy Michael Pollard Photography

Michael and Darroch Putnam set the floral colors spinning in these new pictures

The Flower Color Theory authors push the boundaries of floral photography with some striking new images

Michael and Darroch Putnam's new floral pictures

All you need to know about Home Farm Cooking

Take a look at the long-awaited cookbook from celebrated architect John Pawson and his interiors specialist wife Catherine Pawson

Home Farm Cooking

nendo reinvents the football

A flatpack design that can be clicked together and doesn’t need a pump to stay bouncy, is the latest cool innovation from the agency

My Football Kit by nendo. Photographs by Akihiro Yoshida.

Rihanna and Lorna Simpson collaborate for the new Essence cover

The visual artist and the recording artist have produced a series of images exploring contemporary beauty

Rihnna by Lorna Simpsn by Lorna Simpson “Of Earth & Sky, 2020” Photographic Collage, Dimensions Variable © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth. Creative Direction and Fashion Styling, Jahleel Weaver. Hair Yusef/the Y by Yusef/factory Downtown. Makeup: Raisa Flowers Using Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin. Manicure: Maria Salandra/dior Vernis/art department. Tailor, Grace Ryung Kim. On Rihanna, a diamond necklace from Michelle Ong from Siegelson and drop earrings from Thelma West.

The enduring power of Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Day, we look at how Dr King’s work is remembered and celebrated in art, architecture and text

Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos (2012). Image courtesy of the architects. As featured in In Memory Of

All you need to know about Architizer: The World's Best Architecture 2020

See the greatest new buildings from 2020 and learn where the architecture world is taking us

Architizer: The World's Best Architecture 2020

All you need to know about Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

The book is a timely exploration of the ways artists have grappled with race and grief in modern America, from the great curator Okwui Enwezor

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

All you need to know about Own It: The Secret To Life

Read why you really need Diane von Furstenberg’s manifesto for personal growth

Own It: The Secret to Life

All you need to know about The Arabesque Table

Bring the tastes of the Arabian diaspora to your kitchen, with this beautiful, authoritative new cookbook

The Arabesque Table

All you need to know about Vitamin D3

This indispensable survey of contemporary drawing captures the beautiful range of new works created in this oldest of media

Vitamin D3

All you need to know about The Origins of Cooking

Want to know how early man made the jump from simple nourishment to cultured cookery? Ferran Adrià's elBullifoundation has the answers

The Origins of Cooking

All you need to know about Today’s Special

Get to know 100 of the most exciting rising-star chefs from around the world — as selected by 20 culinary masters

Today's Special

All you need to know about Radical Architecture of the Future

Beatrice Galilee’s revolutionary survey looks towards tomorrow’s built environment via today’s most exciting architectural projects

Radical Architecture of the Future by Beatrice Galilee

Tasty dishes to help you through Veganuary

Signed up to a meat-free start to 2021? Then it's time to tuck into Vegan: The Cookbook - here's a taster to get you started

Caribbean jerk chili, salty caramel cake, and daikon rolls with avocado and micro greens, all from Vegan: The Cookbook

Have you seen Jim Hodges' and Elmgreen & Dragset’s new pieces in NYC stations?

The artists have installed two very different works across Manhattan’s public transport network

I dreamed a world and called it Love (2020) © Jim Hodges, NYC Transit Grand Central-42 St Station. Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. Photo by David Regen. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

The Wall Street Journal identifies Anni and Josef Albers as the preeminent modernist power couple

For longevity and aesthetic give-and-take, no one beats Anni and Josef, argues the newspaper’s Ann Landi

Josef and Anni Albers, c. 1935. Courtesy and copyright © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Sober up with these Spirited but alcohol-free drinks

Going dry for the first month of 2021, or just ‘sober curious’? Either way, there’s great drinks for you in our new cocktail book

Highball, as featured in Spirited. All photographs by Andy Sewell

2020 in 20 stories

Here are the things we learned, that surprised us, that made us laugh, (or stifle a tear) and generally got us through this year - all from Phaidon.com

From top right, reading left to right: Kate Moss in Supreme; soda bread in The Irish Cookbook; Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, from the eyes, the ears, 2005, in Flower; Anni and Josef Albers from Anni & Josef Albers; a container garden from Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots; Rihanna: Queen Size; John McKendry, 1975 by Robert Mapplethorpe, from Robert Mapplethorpe; Paul Smith from Paul Smith; Nike: Better is Temporary

Now Available - Rihanna: Queen Size

The statement volume for Rihanna fans, this new luxury edition is limited to just 500 copies worldwide

A spread from Rihanna: Queen Size

INTERVIEW: Adrienne Stillman on classic cocktails, today’s great mixologists, and which drinks are due a renaissance

The Spirited author talks us through today’s great drinks, the importance of good ice, and picks the long lost bar where she would love to have placed an order

Spirited author and mixed drinks expert Adrienne Stillman

Pentagram reveal the hidden messaging in their Fäviken cover design

How the acclaimed design agency captured Magnus Nilsson’s restaurant and career trajectory in one fell swoop

Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End

The Haas Brothers line up an exhibition, a bar and an adult cartoon for 2021

The artists and Rihanna collaborators have an action packed year coming up!

The Haas Brothers

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021? Anni & Josef Albers got there half-a-century earlier!

Pantone’s pigments for the New Year capture something of the months ahead, but they also reflect the work of these 20th century pioneers

Study for Homage to the Square: Impact, 1965. Oil on Masonite, by Josef Albers

Jp McMahon guides us through that other great European Christmas tradition, fish on Christmas Eve

Are you going to dine seafood on the night before Christmas? Here’s how to do it properly, courtesy of the Irish Cookbook author

The Irish Cookbook author JpMcMahon

Holiday decor tips, 2020 style, from the Putnams

The A-list floral designers know just how to get your place looking extra Christmassy to round out a tough year

Michael Putnam at his Southern Californian home, December 2020. Image courtesy of Michael and Darroch Putnam's Instagram

Give the gift of beautiful books filled with fantastic food

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, and taste the difference

The Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon and Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End by Magnus Nilsson

Give the gift of beautiful books on great lives

Exquisite books are a great way to bring us together during the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, you’ll both revel in the lives of the greats, past and present

The Lives of Artists

Watch the Haas Brothers in their studio

The Californian artists shared their working space and practices with Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley, authors of our new book Open Studio

The Haas Brothers

Give the gift of beautiful books for their home

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love and spark a great interiors monologue

Life Meets Art and The Garden: Elements and Style

Give the gift of books filled with beauty

Beautiful books are a great way to bring joy to loved ones this holiday. Give these gifts to someone you love and share in that joy

Art= and Flower

Give the gift of beautiful books for celebrations

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, and let the merrymaking begin!

Spirited and The Silver Spoon Classic

Putnam & Putnam share a Christmassy, Candy Cane-like display from their new book

The floral designers and Phaidon authors pull out a wonderful red-and-white composition from their 2021 book, Flower Color Theory

A red and white accented spread from Flower Color Theory

Simon Doonan recalls Joan Rivers' rude Christmas joke

The author of How to Be Yourself pays tribute to another great, idiosyncratic talent

Simon Doonan's latest How to Be Yourself retail display arrangement. Image courtesy of Simon Doonan's Instagram

Read Magnus Nilsson’s simple tips for roasting the bird right

The chef and Phaidon author shares some very effective culinary advice with Monocle Radio

Bird’s head grilled over birch charcoal, from Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning. Photo by Erik Olsson

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots is The Times’ gardening book of the year!

The paper’s Ann Treneman praises Aaron Bertelsen’s practical and inspirational new book

Grow Fruit & Vegatables in Pots

Mark Bradford shares his pandemic memories with the Smithsonian

The artist is one of 85 artists, teachers, curators and administrators looking back on 2020

Mark Bradford. Portrait courtesy of The MacArthur Foundation

Announcing a landmark publication - Nike: Better is Temporary

This immersive visual survey offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike's ethos-driven design formula, placing industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more

​Nike: Better is Temporary

Magnus Nilsson's Momentous Moments: The point he understood that fame helped with cookery, just a little

The chef, Nordic food authority and Phaidon author doesn’t mind posing for selfies, just maybe steer clear of him when he’s queuing for the log flume

Faviken's front-of-house manager Hatim and Nilsson in the combined office space and staff dining room, one storey above the guest dining room. All photographs by Erik Olsson

Who was the jeweler who created feathers made of gold?

Our new book Coveted profiles the emigrée family at the forefront of the contemporary Latin American jewelry scene

H. Stern, Feathers Bracelet, 2004. Gold. Image courtesy of H. Stern