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Project Japan: Metabolism Talks

Posted on April 3rd, 2012

While Rem Koolhaas is perhaps best known for his prolific and influential architectural practice, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, we have always been as enamoured with his writing as his contributions to the built environment. From Delirious New York to S,M,L,XL to the incomparable Content, Koolhaas has consistently produced weighty, compelling tomes that are critical … (More →)

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Henri’s Walk to Paris, Illustrated by Saul Bass

Posted on February 28th, 2012

As our obsession with anything reminiscent of mid-century design shows no sign of abating, we could not be more thrilled about the recent re-issue of the highly covetable, though long out of print, children’s book Henri’s Walk to Paris. While the romantic and whimsical story of a boy growing up in rural France who … (More →)

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Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge

Posted on February 21st, 2012

Soundgarden. Source: Everybody Loves Our Town

Pearl Jam. Source: Everybody Loves Our Town

Kurt Cobain’s untimely death, though hardly unexpected, was a defining moment in our early adolescence and to this day we are overcome with nostalgia whenever we catch the opening riffs of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy.” As soon as … (More →)

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Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan

Posted on February 7th, 2012

When we first held Vahram Muratyan’s charming new book, Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, in our hands we were reminded immediately of the value of a book as an object, the sense of permanence and the experience of holding a book in your hands that cannot be replicated digitally. Although … (More →)

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Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi

Posted on January 17th, 2012

This past summer, New York had a sweltering heat wave, the kind that leads the news day after day. Shortly thereafter, when the stench was still in the air, we headed to New York. Having followed David Chang’s meteoric rise since being whisked in a cab by a New Yorker to Momofuku Noodle Bar several … (More →)

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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Posted on December 6th, 2011

Jeffrey Eugenides is not a prolific writer. Having achieved considerable success with his debut novel, The Virgin Suicides in 1993, Eugenides did not return to the literary world for nearly a decade when he released his second novel, Middlesex, in 2002. Middlesex was a rare achievement, a book that captured both the hearts and … (More →)

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The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Phaidon, the venerable art publisher, has been producing cookbooks since 2006 with its English translation of the Italian classic, The Silver Spoon. Their recent offering, Ferran Adrià’s The Family Meal is a testament to their facility with images, and this cookbook provides simple and beautiful photos of all the ingredients and steps required to … (More →)

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The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Phaidon, the venerable art publisher, has been producing cookbooks since 2006 with its English translation of the Italian classic, “The Silver Spoon.” Their recent offering, Ferran Adrià’s “The Family Meal” is a testament to their facility with images, and this cookbook provides simple and beautiful photos of all the ingredients and steps required to produce … (More →)