We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

Arriving at 31 Rathbone Place, the home of Lima in Fitzrovia, I’m told, after some confusion as to who I was and why I was there, to make my way downstairs, where I should find Virgilio Martinez . Descending from the long white, naturally lit restaurant to the dark blue basement area with its own…

Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

In his latest collaboration with Phaidon, Olafur Eliasson has created the most comprehensive collection of his portfolio to date. To pigeonhole Eliasson as an installation artist is to do him a disservice; his work is kaleidoscopic is scale, medium, and thought. The Icelandic landscape is where the Icelandic-Danish artist awoke to the idea of perception…

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest…

The Cocktail Book

The Cocktail Book

Originally published in 1900, The Cocktail Book, is said to be the first book ever published that was solely dedicated to cocktails. Not as famous as the likes of The Savoy Cocktail Book, it is nonetheless a little gem, so it’s unsurprising the British Library has republished this American guide and interspersed it with illustrations…