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.
Product Category: Books + Music + Film
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.
Represent pioneering riot grrrl band Bikini Kill with this limited edition T-shirt designed by Steve Dore. Available in black or white and in XS to 3XL, the garment features a pooch flipping its middle finger—an apt gesture when celebrating the girls-to-the-front punk rock of Bikini Kill.
Iconic rock’n’roll magazine CREEM published its first issue in 1969 before going on to cover punk and then-nascent bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple until 1989, when the publication folded. Now, 33 years later CREEM is back with its renewed first issue which traces generations of artists and genres, from the making of The Osmonds’ “Crazy Horses” to new punk bands like Special Interest.
Featuring the same psychedelic artwork by Lisa Rampilli that adorns the cover of Conclave’s self-titled album, the Conclave Slipmat is a mushroom-themed way to keep turntables dust-free. Made with polyester felt and printed with dye sublimation, the entrancing mat nods to the vibrant music it’s named after.
During the 1960s Black Arts Movement, Amiri Baraka, AB Spellman and Larry Neal’s experimental music magazine, The Cricket, covered poetry, reviews and politics across four issues, canonizing and empowering Black artists while also embarking on their own radical approach to music journalism. This anthology collates all four editions, alongside contextualization by author David Grundy, for a compelling and rare dive into the publication. Price is in Pounds.
From D’Angelico’s Excel Series Tour Collection comes the Mini DC, a powerful, compact and vintage-inspired guitar, thoughtfully designed for the traveling musician. It’s a 14-inch-wide, semi-hollow instrument with deep cutaways and a lightweight centerblock, all of which makes it easily wieldable. Featuring Supro’s Bolt Buckers, the DC is fitted with custom, versatile pickups, from warm and snappy sounds to growling tones. Finished with 1930s-inspired diamond f-holes and other retro aesthetics, the guitar looks and plays with panache.
Travel is intrinsically linked with food, and this new book from Design Hotels explores and celebrates the culinary offerings and practices at properties including Jamaica’s Rockhouse, Italy’s Rastrello, Mexico’s Círculo Mexicano and Japan’s Satoyama Jujo. Through images and words by photographers, chefs and culinary experts and writers, Taste and Place traces terroir to table settings, tradition, sustainability and beyond. The company has also promised to donate a portion of the proceeds to humanitarian aid organizations that were suggested by their two Ukrainian member hotels: 11 Mirrors and Bursa Hotel. Price is in Euros.
Written by Grady Hendrix, My Best Friend’s Exorcism combines horror, adventure, comedy and ’80s nostalgia for a story that ultimately celebrates friendship. Set in 1988 Charleston, the tale of high school sophomores and best pals Abby and Gretchen quickly gets tricky when Gretchen begins acting differently—moody, rude, manipulative and cruel. After trying to reason it away, Abby understands something is very wrong and embarks on a mission to save her best friend.