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  • Food: Chef Grant Achatz, of Alinea

     

    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….

    Grant Achatz, of Alinea
    via The New Yorker

    Buy the book: Alinea Book by Grant Achatz

    Rhino for a good cause

    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

    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 WilsonEl Ultimo GritoOscar and EwanPixelgarten,Hiroko ShiratoriPaul WysocanBASE23/DC|DE and more.

    Paper Wars will be on view from May 15-21.

    via: Core 77

     

     

    Palm Springs Retrospective

    It was the heyday of modernism in Palm Springs — some images from that time.

    via: The Palm Springs Modern Committee

    Small World

    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

    Tiny Kitchen for Boffi

    Finally — a well designed kitchen for very small spaces. Perfect for that bolt-hole in the Alps.

    Single, by Alberto Colonello, for Boffi

    Books: Concepts in Space

    Concepts in space

    Concepts in Space — The experimental art of Olafur Eliasson

    Studio Olafur Eliasson is an experimental laboratory located in Berlin. Led by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, it functions as an interdisciplinary space, generating fresh dialogues between art and its surroundings. 
    This rich sourcebook enables the reader to delve into the corners and crevices of the Studio’s diverse projects. The key concepts behind the works are presented alphabetically, and unfold in the course of short conversations with the artist.
    The majority of Eliasson’s thought-provoking installations, photographs, sculptures, and architectural projects to date is included, with additional material focusing on the research processes at Studio Olafur Eliasson.

    Buy it here: Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia (Extra Large Series)

    Exhibition: Yuichi Higashionna at Calm & Punk

    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

    Rent Frank Sinatra’s house in Palm Springs

    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

    via: materialicious

    Icon: A Behrens Fan

    An oldie but a goodie.

    Fan (model GB1). c. 1908, for Allgemeine Elektricitæts Gesellschaft (A.E.G.), Germany, by Peter Behrens

    Editor's Picks

    Brick Flip Clock
    The classic vintage flip clock, reinvented and redesigned, made from a stainless steel case and a precision machine. Mount it on the wall or simply place it on a desk. [more...]

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    Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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    The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
    First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
    A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

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    Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    Design Icons

    Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
    by Hans Brattrud

    A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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    The U.N. Building
    Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    Loblolly House
    Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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    Desire
    The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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    Marcel Wanders
    Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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    How to Wrap Five Eggs
    A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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