Ettore Sottsass Sketched His Autobiography

Prolific and significant, architect and designer Ettore Sottsass sketched an illustrated autobiography back in 1993. Now published in a new edition of Phaidon’s “Ettore Sottsass,” these sketches offer a fascinating peep inside the brain of a master. They’re incredibly charming and accompanied by poetic notes of interest. (An especially interesting one: as a child, he enjoyed designing cemeteries.) Proving Sottsass was quite a sensitive soul, …

Mobile Architecture’s New Radical Homes

There’s more to mobile housing units than the trailer category. As design writer Rebecca Roke notes in her new book “Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move” (published by Phaidon), everything from floating cabins to trampoline tents now exist—thanks to entirely inspiring developments. From suspended works like Dom’Up, by Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas d’Ursel (pictured here) to huts on wheels by Olson Kundig, these abodes remind …

Phaidon’s “On Eating Insects” Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes’ Playlist

A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab

Centuries of civilizations have relied on insects for sustenance or flavor. And yet, the gourmet-driven resurgence of critter consumption is a relatively new Western phenomenon. Phaidon’s recently published “On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes” acts as a guide for those looking to navigate the field of bugs. From a holistic standpoint, the book addresses how each creature tastes and how they can be used …