In a limited edition of 300, FourFour Records’ black vinyl pressing of The Onassis Foundation Presents: GEORGE by Efthimis Filippou arrives in an orange clothbound box with letter-pressed text and includes a booklet of the complete script. Filippou, the acclaimed Greek screenwriter behind Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and more, penned the descriptive, enveloping and theatrical work about the last days of a man’s life, which is narrated by the actor Ben Whishaw and set to a score by Panagiotis Melidis (aka Larry Gus). It’s a powerful, unexpected piece of art.
Comprising 40 recipes for Italian dishes, the new edition of The Silver Spoon for Children celebrates the book’s 10th anniversary with a refreshed, user-friendly layout. Featuring charming, helpful illustrations by Harriet Russell as well as enticing food photography, the updated cookbook (edited by Amanda Grant) includes instructions on making classics like spaghetti all’amatriciana, stuffed peaches and prosciutto-wrapped melon. Intended for kids seven and older, it’s a useful, fun resource for young cooks.
From LA-based creative collective Cactus Store, an updated version of the original Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed includes new archival imagery, that spans 80 years, alongside expanded notes. Cacti surviving the snow-capped mountains of Bolivia, succulents that grow in lava in the Galapagos Islands, a two-leaf plant that has lived for a millennia: these fascinating photos and more complete this stunning collection.
Exploring Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s apartment on rue de Babylone and the Yves Saint Laurent haute couture maison on Avenue Marceau (both in Paris), Château Gabriel in Deauville and Villa Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent at Home is filled with images of lush gardens and resplendent interiors. The silk hardcover book features photographs by Marianne Haas, as well as text from interior designer Jacques Grange (Saint Laurent and Bergé’s longtime friend and collaborator), model Betty Catroux, journalist Laurence Benaïm and others. Gazing upon the organized chaos of rich tapestries, colorful murals, opulent fabrics, striking light fixtures and more, readers become aware of the couple’s dedication to collecting and their respect and passion for craftsmanship.
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game is a first-of-its-kind book that explores the evolution of soccer and the role design played in creating its international reach. With words by analyst Statman Dave, broadcaster Martin Tyler, architect Jacques Herzog and adidas vice president Sam Handy along with interviews with Justin McGuirk and James Bird, the book spans the style of famous stadiums to team badges, footwear materials and more. Price is in Pounds.
Pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul finally has control of the masters for all six of their albums (3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, Stakes Is High, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, and AOI: Bionix) and will be able to share their music on streaming services this March. The first release will occur on 3 March, which happens to be the 34th anniversary of their hippie-tinged, psychedelic and silly-skit-filled debut, 3 Feet High and Rising. To celebrate, the trio is re-releasing the album—with more to come—on vinyl. Buyers can select between black, magenta or yellow vinyl, all colors that appear in the spirited cover art.
The co-founders of Sight Unseen, Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, explore the emotional significance of objects and how they impact our lives in How to Live with Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors. Within the vibrant, hardcover tome, the duo compiles practical advice and visual inspiration for thoughtfully selecting objects and creating satisfying interiors with notes on different space limitations, styles and budgets. It’s a spirited and pragmatic design guide that delves into the impact of a space.
From childhood friends and co-founders of London’s two-Michelin-starred Ikoyi, Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan’s Ikoyi: A Journey Through Bold Heat with Recipes explores the flavors of sub-Saharan West Africa. The spice-focused menu at Ikoyi is given extra insight in the book, with each of the 80 recipes accompanied by a story explaining how the dish was developed, as well as information about seasonality. The dishes here will thrill home cooks, thanks to their unique blend of technical and rustic styles.
In partnership with Ars Electronica, the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab plumbs the relationship between art and science in The Practice of Art and AI. The book explores the rapid development of AI art and revisits the exhibitions and projects since the lab’s opening, with new insight, interviews and supplementary material. It makes for a thought-provoking meditation on art and technology.
The first issue of Felix Choong’s fashion magazine, Nice Outfit, tackles the rise of military aesthetics, the relationship between clothing and violence and the abolition and ephemerality of the industry. Spanning politics, archives, theory and speculative fiction and featuring contributions from Elizabeth Wilson, Dal Chodha, Eilidh Duffy and more, the magazine takes the temperature of the current fashion landscape with candor and nuance. Price is in Pounds.
The work of the Brontë sisters comes to life in this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Laurence King Publishing. From the Yorkshire moors to Mr Heathcliff and other characters from their novels, the puzzle—which is illustrated by Eleanor Taylor and features a pull-out poster—is suffused with allusions to the stories and figures that shaped the Brontës’ nineteenth century literature. Price is in Pounds.
Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites compiles and contextualizes the pioneering work of sexual anthropologist and designer Betony Vernon. Written by Vernon, the book explores empowering, sensual design, jewelry as a form of the erotic and advice on how to use these tools to heighten pleasure. Tantalizing and riveting, the trove uncovers new sides to desire, sex and design.
From acclaimed commercial and fine art photographer Jamie Beck, An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography chronicles the beauty of the French countryside with profound texture, wonder and majesty. Beck moved from NYC to Provence for a one-year journey that’s since blossomed into five years of breathtaking moments—including the birth of her daughter, Eloise. More than a photo book and memoir, An American in Provence includes photography tips, as well as recipes Beck learned for fresh regional cuisine.
A detailed study of one of the most influential and sought-after Swiss wristwatches, Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon sets the timepiece within its sweeping cultural and historic context—addressing design, technical development and more. Authored by award-winning journalist Bill Prince and published by Assouline, the hardcover tome spans 292 pages and incorporates 400 illustrations. The book is a worthy complement to anyone’s Audemars Piguet collection, and more than engaging enough for those dreaming of having a Royal Oak one day.
Ottessa Moshfegh’s 2018 novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, follows the existence of an unnamed narrator as she attempts a kind of hibernation thanks to prescription medications. Living on the Upper East Side in a pre-9/11 NYC, the antihero protagonist is a beautiful Columbia graduate who works at an art gallery, but feels alienated—and her solution to this feeling is total isolation. A story that sounds devastating when summarized as above, My Year of Rest and Relaxation is darkly funny, tender, insightful and entirely engaging.
From Actual Source Books—a publisher, bookstore, brand and collective design studio based in Provo, Utah—comes a cap (available in black, gray, khaki or desert orange) with the brand’s name embroidered on the front. Made in the USA, it’s one-size-fits-most, and can be adjusted thanks to a marine-grade bungee strap at the back.