Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.
Renowned for their lavish photography and top-notch text, Phaidon’s books elevate cultural writing to an art form. Find inspiring tomes here on fashion, food, design, and lots more.
We're celebrating Fashion Week's kickoff in NYC with these chic reads. They're page-turners that celebrate the best of fashion, style, art, and more.
Need a stylish getaway? Then consult the fantastic Wallpaper* City Guides, which provide a tightly edited list of each destination’s most design-forward hotels, tastiest places to eat, chicest stores and coolest sights. Pick up the Asia bundle (Beijing, Delhi, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai) if you’re heading to the Far East, or try the South America bundle (Buenos Aires, Caracas, Havana, Mexico City, Sao Paulo) if you’re seeking some Latin flair. Each will help you make the most of your trip, be it for 48 hours or 48 days.
Clean silhouettes and arresting colors: that’s what you need to make a room pop. We've got plenty of Pop Art–inspired lounge pieces here, from retro lounge chairs in lime-green leather, to an ottoman woven from tomato-colored wire. There are plenty of accessories too (like bright resin roller skates, for one). Think big and small: even a hot pink Bodum coffee press or a replica of Andy Warhol’s iconic “Brillo Box” can transform a space.