Remembering New York’s Seminal Artist-Run Restaurant FOOD

A collaborative project conceived by artists Gordon Matta-Clark, Tina Girouard and Carol Goodden in 1971, during its relatively short lifespan, FOOD established itself as a seminal moment in New York art history. The restaurant-come-relational-artwork occupied the corner of Prince and Wooster Streets, neighbouring 112 Greene Street, the longstanding and instrumental art space. It is perhaps…

London Fashion’s Obsession With Graduates

As a discipline, architecture has a well-known reputation for being a slow burner, a trade which requires a gradual building of trust over many decades, likely for good reason. There has been a stereotype of the architect as a grey-haired white male which has only in recent years been somewhat disrupted by a younger and…

What Is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi, also known as kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Directly translating to “golden joinery,” as a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to conceal. The thinking behind kintsugi is…

The Aesthete’s Wish List: 10 Of The Best Things You Can Buy Right Now

Covering July’s new drops, restocks, and promising auctions, Something Curated has compiled a list of ten of the most coveted items available for purchase this month, spanning art, fashion, home and more.   Fashion Eataly T–Shirt || Jamian Juliano–Villani New York–based painter Jamian Juliano–Villani has created an exclusive t–shirt for House of Voltaire. Juliano–Villani’s paintings…

Cultural Representation & Eating Out

Britain’s love for “Indian food” was perhaps epitomised when the Foreign Secretary Robin Cook named chicken tikka masala a British national dish in 2001, highlighting the omnipresence of foreign influences. Interestingly, the dish, comprising chunks of roasted marinated chicken in a spiced sauce, is “a dish which does not exist in Indian cuisine,” journalist Amit…

One To Try: Parsons, The Seafood Specialists  

Buried in the bustle and verve of Covent Garden, it is easy to miss Parsons: a quaint, and decidedly understated seafood restaurant. Dedicated to traditional dining, Parsons serves exquisitely crafted seafood alongside thoughtfully prepared accompaniments and an extensive wine list. The space was opened in December last year by Ian Campbell and Will Palmer on…

Video: Inside Blue Mountain School

Founded by James Brown, the mind behind cult store Hostem, Blue Mountain School is an interdisciplinary space dedicated to nurturing engagements between diverse practices. The 6a designed building is host to Mãos, a kitchen, table and wine room, Grace’s, a listening room, Blue Projects, an exhibition space, and Hostem, an open archive. Exploring the extraordinary…

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