Thames & Hudson published a new book by design editor and writer Linda O’Keeffe celebrating stripes in all of their many incarnations, across architecture, art, fashion, interior design, and in the natural environment. One of the most enduring decorative markings, stripes can be found everywhere, from early cave drawings to the ubiquitous Breton shirt. Stripes: Design Between the Lines, is a journey through the structural, the horizontal, the jovial, the paradoxical, the tribal, and all other variants of the simple stripe.
Automatic Books with A plus A presents the second edition of The Book Affair. Free and open to the public, The Book Affair is a unique event dedicated to artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers due to be held in Venice during the Art Biennale.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods. Flinn’s “chefternal” instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School includes practical, healthy tips that boost readers’ culinary self-confidence, and strategies to get the most from their grocery dollar, and simple recipes that get readers cooking.
Designer Hisorian Emily King edited a 528-page monograph presenting for the first time twenty years of works by M/M (Paris), one of the most emblematic and influential design practices and art partnerships of the twenty-first century. M to M of M/M (Paris) comes with a foreword by artist Hans Ulrich Obrist, is designed by Graphic Thought Facility and published by Thames & Hudson.
Take a journey through the world’s most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door — Nichole Robertson’s sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. All the photos are taken from a wider project documented on her blog Little Brown Pen.
On the occasion of the release of the 25th issue of Un Sedicesimo series for Corraini Edizioni, 121+ Libreria exTemporanea bookshop in Milan presents an exhibition featuring 18 drawings by artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier. In her works, everyday objects lose their usual gloss of triviality, regaining the witty energy that marks Nathalie’s work. The show starts on tuesday January 17th at 6.30 pm and will be open until February 14th. For more infos about timings and location check the links below.
Mcsweeney’s recently published “It chooses you” a new book by Miranda July. In the summer of 2009, while July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her second film, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic classifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities. Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July’s off-kilter honesty and deadpan humor, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.