There’s a natural compunction to measure creatives by the choices they make in the exact fields in which they work. Where do chefs eat? What do authors read? And now where do architects live, which is the subject of a show planned for this year’s Milan Salone.
Having photographed the houses of the likes of David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid and Shigeru Ban, the curators will build an interactive exhibition recreating their spaces. Let’s be honest here; on one level this works simply by satiating our nosiness into their lives. But more than that they can be studied in the hunt for clues as to whether theses creatives practice what they preach. Are their rooms packed full of discernible distillations of the ideas that underpin their work, or in actual fact even architects separate the professional and the personal with spaces that bear little resemblance to their practice. Either way, this promises to be one of the highlights of Milan 2014.
- Sam Pilling, Hattie Newman, Phil Sharp and Kit Caless at Nicer Tuesdays September
- Stephanie Unger’s instinctive illustrations use bright colours and simple shapes
- Graphic designer Timo Lenzen fuses hyperreal, architectural forms with vivid colours
- Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
- Photographer Laura Pannack finds inspiration in a Romanian folk tale
- Ho Tam, the one-man band publisher
- “Nymphomaniac” photographer Casper Sejersen's explosive images
- Anja Wicki's sarcastically sweet comic illustrations
- Logo Pizza is selling 50 ready-made logos that increase in price with each one sold
- Google and INT Works commission 19 illustrators to create over 500 works for Allo app launch
- The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf