Following in the footsteps of Ai Weiwei, Enric MIralles and Ryue Nishizawa, Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis is the latest in a short line of artists with permission to temporarily alter the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Her exhibition, presented with Side Gallery and titled No Fear of Glass, includes five new works installed at the iconic architectural structure, and is a beautiful update on Mies’ intention for the space as ‘an ideal zone of tranquillity.’ The Barcelona Pavilion embodies the spirit of 20th-century modern architecture and was first built in 1929. Intended as a reception space for the Barcelona International Exhibition, it was designed to be mostly bare: architecture that was a conduit for the views beyond, a continuous space; blurring inside and outside, containing only the famous (specifically designed) Barcelona chairs and a single sculpture .
Berlin has become quite a culinary hub of late: the steady influx of cosmopolitan ‘new Berliners’ to the city has brought with it a broad spectrum of chefs, cuisines and discerning foodies. The young owner and chef of Otto in Prenzlauer Berg is, however, a born Berliner who has travelled the world honing his skills at establishments including Maaemo in Oslo, Lisbon’s Loco, and Noma in Mexico, and bringing them back to his home city to combine with seasonal organic products and wild plants and fruits, all from within close proximity to his test kitchen in nearby northern Brandenburg. Here Vadim Otto Ursus experiments with fermentation and other preservation techniques to create extraordinarily flavourful dishes. As the aim at Otto is to use everything – ‘zero waste’ – the restaurant’s signature dish of charcoal-grilled boned char and wild fresh herbs is, essentially, a fresh brook trout garnished in wild leaves and flowers and bathed in the intense umami delicacy of the house garum- a fermented fish condiment first favoured by the ancient Romans.
From posters and books to paintings, drawings and sculptures, conceptual artist Wade Guyton is fascinated by printed and digital imagery. He continuously explores both their limitations and possibilities, be it on linen or paper or through cast bronze or manipulated metal.
What happens when two of our favourite sustainable brands come together? Something quite magical. Named after the Hindu god of enlightenment, ‘Shiva’ is a new beauty collaboration from Nanushka and La Bouche Rouge that embodies the progressive outlook and elegance of both labels in one effortlessly glamorous lipstick.
A 5.5-acre plot in rural Bridgehampton on which to build a home opens up a wealth of opportunities.
Alice Mann was only 26 when she won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2018 — the first time the award had been given for a series of work. Mann’s Drummies documented young female drum majorette teams in the photographer’s native Cape Town — uplifting and strident. She shot the pictures in collaboration with the girls and young women at primary schools in some of the city’s most marginalised areas
Marking the 10th anniversary of his eponymous studio, Francis Sultana: Design & Interiors reads as a highlights reel of the London-based Maltese designer’s work to date. ‘This book is a bit of my life
Ample communal areas for socialising, outdoor space for everyone, and private quarters for rest and contemplation are all conditions that could easily define contemporary co-housing of the highest design quality; yet it was a different type of resident that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and his team had in mind when they used the same principles on a recent project. Built for the Casa Wabi Foundation, a non-profit art and community organisation based on Mexico’s Oaxacan Coast, this is a chicken coop like no other.
Vincent Ferrané first met model Jeanne Damas through mutual friends during Les Recontres d’Arles in 2015 – back then, the French fashion influencer was still relatively unknown. Still, the photographer was fascinated by the persona he observed her constructing for a virtual audience over the course of the festival