An excellent story from the New Yorker:
1. Grant Achatz, a devotee of molecular gastronomy, torching cinnamon. “He likes to come up with new culinary ideas late at night, when the restaurant is empty, sketching various ‘prototypes’ on pads of paper.”
1.2 Gelled sweet potato, brown sugar, and bourbon, tempura-fried on a torched cinnamon stick.
2. Huckleberry juice thickened with modified starch and frozen.
3. Tropical fruits under a sheet of coconut.
and other creations….
Buy the book: Alinea Book by Grant Achatz
A polished chrome Rhino is up for auction, designed by Scott Wilson in conjunction with Kohler.
Kera, Auction online May 13th, by Scott Wilson, for Faces in the Wild
Paper Wars, an exhibition of paper reproductions of classic weapons, is on view at the Craze Gallery in London, organized by PostlerFerguson, featured artists include Ben Wilson, El Ultimo Grito, Oscar and Ewan, Pixelgarten,Hiroko Shiratori, Paul Wysocan, BASE23/DC|DE and more.
Paper Wars will be on view from May 15-21.
via: Core 77
Eye of Science combines the exacting images of microscopic images with the artistry of photography and color. Started by a biologist and a photographer, EOS captures amazing moments of cellular processes as well as microscopic structures and organisms. The images make you think twice about how well designed the world around us is, down to the smallest detail.
via Sub Studio
Calm and Punk Gallery is proud to present refract!—a new exhibition from Yuichi Higashionna. Yuichi Higashionna is an artist who works with a variety of subjects, using different materials and media, all of which play with our optical experience. His work in painting, film and installlation is unconstrained by form or method. Through his art, Higashionna questions our experience of seeing and what we have seen.
Exhibition, Japan, by Yuichi Higashionn, for Calm and Punk Gallery
Designed in 1947 by Stewart Williams for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, Twin Palms is a spectacular example of mid-century contemporary architecture in the heart of Palm Springs’ Movie Colony community. Features include exquisite period furnishings and infamous piano-shaped swimming pool. Located just around the corner from residences once owned by Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Cary Grant, this vacation rental estate boasts both luxury and historical significance.
Frank Sinatra house rental, $2,600/night, from Beau Monde Villas
A ground breaking new business class seat for Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service. A unique seating layout and mechanism creates a new sense of shared experience and allows the seat back to fold forward to create a completely flat bed. For the first time, a simple and uncomplicated design aesthetic has subdued the typically complex expression of aircraft seating. The functional and visual expression of the ‘chair’ has been separated from the myriad of functions that traditionally layer the visual quality of aircraft seating.
Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service, by Pearson Lloyd
Showcasing Artist Maya Lin’s latest drawings, sculptures and installations.
Exhibition: ”Maya Lin: Systemic Landscapes,”, for Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
via: Los Angeles Times
NEWWORK magazine is a large-format newspaper publication for readers who appreciate the value of new ideas. Designed and published biannually by studio NEWWORK, issue no.1 shows a selection of contributors solely from New York. Seven artists chosen by studio newwork present new ideas and images of art, design, high fashion, culture, and politics. From art directors to business leaders, from design students to curators, audience can find exiting new work and talent. Customized typefaces to reflect each contributors’ work stimulate thinking about typography in graphic design.
NEWWORK, $13.99, by newworkmag.com
One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stig Lindberg created whimsical studio ceramics during a long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory.
“Veckla” vase, white stoneware with clear matte glaze, 1950s, $265.00 – $680.00, by Stig Lindberg, from Freeforms