Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazilian modernist architect, dies at 92. On Surface

Universal experience by Catherine Hyland on This is Paper

Architectural gardens around the world to soothe the soul, on Wallpaper


Jacques Brel parle à chaud après un concert.






Driving the undriveable Ferrari on How to Spend It

Brilliant celeb photos from the 1970s by Carinthia West on Flashbak

The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop opens a touch-free automat in Manhattan, on Architectural Digest


NFTs are not the art revolution you’ve been waiting for.
Non-fungible tokens represent a mammoth missed opportunity, propping up a flawed and damaging system. Alice Bucknell argues the case for change.

Read full article on Elephant

Meet the innovators who are pushing change forward from the lab to landfill

As we face an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change, where can we turn for solutions? Where are some of the innovative answers coming from? Dr Maytha Alhassen spoke to three innovators who are developing solutions by invoking a circular economy philosophy, harnessing Najavo ethno-agriculture and redesigning cities to prepare for rising sea levels. Through their work each of these scientists and agriculture experts are innovating their fields and decolonising scientific and social practices with a view to creating a more sustainable future at scale.

Full article on Riposte


Growing up in southern Spain, Ángel León paid little attention to the meadows of seagrass that fringed the turquoise waters near his home, their slender blades grazing him as he swam in the Bay of Cádiz.
It was only decades later – as he was fast becoming known as one of the country’s most innovative chefs – that he noticed something he had missed in previous encounters with Zostera marina: a clutch of tiny green grains clinging to the base of the eelgrass.

Read full article on The Guardian

The rice of the sea: how a tiny grain could change the way humanity eats

Lab tests hinted at its tremendous potential: gluten-free, high in omega-6 and -9 fatty acids, and contains 50% more protein than rice per grain, according to Aponiente’s research. And all of it growing without freshwater or fertiliser.The find has set the chef, whose restaurant won its third Michelin star in 2017, on a mission to recast the common eelgrass as a potential superfood, albeit one whose singular lifecycle could have far-reaching consequences. “In a world that is three-quarters water, it could fundamentally transform how we see oceans,” says León. “This could be the beginning of a new concept of understanding the sea as a garden.”


Mysterious radio burst from space is unusually close—and especially baffling.
Bright, fleeting blasts of radio waves coming from the vicinity of a nearby galaxy are deepening one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries. The repeating bursts of energy seem to be coming from an ancient group of stars called a globular cluster, which is among the last places astronomers expected to find them.

Read full story on National Geographic

Social media makes us feel terrible about who we really are. Neuroscience explains why – and empowers us to fight back

Levi Jed Murphy smoulders into the camera. It’s a powerful look: piercing blue eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a razor-sharp jawline – all of which, he says, cost him around £30,000. Murphy is an influencer from Manchester in the UK, with a large social media following. Speaking on his approach to growing his fans, he says that, if a picture doesn’t receive a certain number of ‘Likes’ within a set time, it gets deleted. His surgeries are simply a way to achieve rapid validation: ‘Being good-looking is important for … social media, because obviously I want to attract an audience,’ he says.
His relationship with social media is a striking manifestation of the worries expressed by the French philosopher Guy Debord, in his classic work The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Social life is shifting from ‘having to appearing – all “having” must now derive its immediate prestige and its ultimate purpose from appearances,’ he claims. ‘At the same time all individual reality has become social.’

Full article on Aeon

The Weird, wonderful design objects at Collectible Salon. On Surface

The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin on Freunde von Freunden

Inside the ‘digital cleanse’ on FT's How to Spend It


The story of the Smiths, with previously unseen performance and behind-the-scenes footage. Includes interview with Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Sandie Shaw, John Peel, Stephen Street and many others.



Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on Apartamento magazine

Nick Cave shares the story behind his subversive online store on Vogue

Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giantNovartis, on Monocle's The Chief podcast

Pierre De Valck op Sabato

Patti Smith on Instagram

The future of neuroscience on Slow Journalism


In a landmark experiment, scientists have found fresh evidence that a subatomic particle is disobeying one of science’s most watertight theories, the Standard Model of particle physics. The gap between the model’s predictions and the particle’s newly measured behavior hints that the universe may contain unseen particles and forces beyond our current grasp.Researchers with Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, announced the first results of the Muon g-2 experiment, which since 2018 has measured a particle called the muon, a heavier sibling of the electron that was discovered in the 1930s.

Read full article by Michael Greshko on
National Geopgraphic

New experiment hints that a particle breaks the known laws of physics.

Tech companies want to run our cities. In Rio de Janeiro, a NASA-style control center aggregates data from hundreds of surveillance cameras and sensors built into the city since it partnered with IBM in 2010. In Phoenix, Arizona, Google spin-off Waymo is shuttling workers around in self-driving cars in partnership with the city’s transit network. And in the Chinese city of Xiangyang, advanced facial recognition technology from one of the country’s many surveillance startups gives residents entry to a housing complex while adding to a police database.

Read full article by Jathan Sadowski on Medium

Yvesmark Chery on Paper

Yvesmark Chery on Instagram


Morrissey meets Russell Brand.







TV and movies are one way that people, as we go through life, make sense of the world, building on the archive of our personal experiences and opinions of other places.
Absent direct experience with a people or nation, we speculate on what we do not know. This process involves a variety of sources, including reading, Googling, and accounts from somebody we trust. But often it is media that expose people to other cultures, above and beyond our own.
TV and movies fill the knowledge gaps with powerful images and stories that inform the way we think about different cultures. If the media’s messages have consistency over time, we may come to understand these as facts.

Read full article by Paolo Sigismondo on

Netflix’s big bet on global content could change how we see the world

Following an epidemic of bubonic plague that wiped out 10% of the population, Amsterdam’s economy quickly rebounded, a new study shows.
The study, which also examines the economic effect of cholera in 19th century Paris, complicates the vision of how cities have been affected historically by epidemics. It shows that rather than being waylaid, cities can actually prosper after serious health crises. They do so, the study suggests, partly because the shock can force through changes that create better living conditions more conducive to prosperity.

How Amsterdam recovered from a deadly outbreak in 1665. More on Bloomberg City Lab.

The discovery of the mount Owen claw on Ancient Origins

Tom Holland on Esquire

Irish Painter Genieve Figgis on WePresent

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un grand amour suffit

by Philippe Vandenberg

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cover girl 2018

by Leonhard Hurlzmeier
16 x 21 cm

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Morrissey - Live At The Hollywood Bowl







fitted dress, summer 2014 collection

by Céline

Source: Old Céline Market

mini clasp bag

by Céline

Source: Old Céline Market

Tendance food: comment faire un café dalgona?


Princess Diana’s niece is now an “influencer.” I mean, who isn’t these days, right? Everyone wants to shake some part of their anatomy on social media—such as this 16-year-old girl with 5.3 million followers who hates the platform she’s a star on.
“TikTok sucks,” says Sissy Sheridan. “Like, TikTok is the most toxic thing. But if you’re not on it, you’re not popular and you’re not relevant, and kids know this.”
“Oh, look, here’s a ‘youth-promoting moisturizer.’ So I can look, what, 10 years old?”

Photographer Quentin de Briey on Instagram


The Amazing Adventure is a 1936 British romantic comedy film directed by Alfred Zeisler and starring Cary Grant. A bored millionaire (Cary Grant) steps into big business without his fortune or position just to prove he can survive on his own.