Born in Muswell Hill, suburban London, in 1963, to a geography teacher father and an artist mother, Whiteread became prominent among the crop of artists that defined the spirit of 90s London, that include Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas.
She captured public attention by showing us what we don't see - the air and space that make up our familiar surroundings. Above is her most famous work - 'house' where she cast the entire interior of a typical London Victorian.
More tender moments are achieved with the same technique,...
When did you last fry some good white fish in the pan, with just butter and salt?
If you can get your hands on good, fresh white fish, you don't need any sauces or fancy hassle. Fresh white fish will have a taste similar to butter, especially cod, sole and halibut, and you can really tease that flavor by keeping things super simple.
Instead of complicated ingredients, you need to master a few simple principles to get the best out of this dish.
1: Selecting the fish.
Fish should never smell of fish. Good fish will smell...
Some fresh new tracks interspersed with a little evergreen 90s nostalgia for lazy drives through the late August heat and afternoons by the pool.
One of the most important ways to manifest a sense of mastery is to suggest that you are not trying too hard. Like the swan, gliding over the water, and paddling hard below, your personal style should appear elegant, but nobody can ever know how hard you worked to achieve that look, because nobody likes a try-hard.
If you spend a lot of time on pintrest or instagram, or leafing through catalogues and magazines, you will see a lot of perfect interiors.
However the real beauty is achieved not by attaining perfect order, but by nearly achieving...
Bruno Taut is a local hero here in Berlin, a city that was a crucible for so much of the modern movement. Unlike his more famous colleagues such as Walther Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, Taut touted a softer, friendlier approach to architecture and new urbanism that really only started becoming fashionable from the 1970s onward, 30 years after his early death in Turkish exile in 1938.
Hufeisensiedlung, 1925-33. Photo Hiepler,Brunier.
Cold brew coffee is super easy:
If you have a French press (cafetière) you already have everything you need.
Simply buy your favourite coarse ground beans, or grind you beans yourself on the coarsest possible setting.
Make the coffee by pouring 3 parts room temperature water over 1 part coffee grounds, and leave to steep for 24-48 hours, with the press pushed down just a milimetre under the surface of the water, so that no grounds float above.
When you are ready, push the plunger as you would hot coffee.
Now you have a highly concentrated cold brew coffee.
The photographs of Iris Humm caught our eye on Instagram, and we became fascinated with the world they portray. It's a slow, easy, sophisticated world, full of deeply saturated colours, golden sunshine and dark shady corners.
It is an intimate world, full of details. The images don't contain clear heirarchies. There is a sense of intimate anarchy, a feeling of freedom even though the scale of most of the work is small.
Most powerful in the work is a consistent sense of home, despite the fact that the photos show many different...