During the closure of Paris for the winter of 2020, Rose Chalalai Singh, chef and owner of Thailand’s famous Rose Kitchen, in the Marais, lamented the tsunami of garbage that hits the city’s streets every day. days thanks to the high volume of take-out orders. “I refuse to serve anyone my food with plastic,” she said. She remembers that her friend, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, once suggested that she pack take-away lunches in caskets, stackable metal boxes used by students, farmers and office workers in the city. Thailand and other parts of Asia frequently use. (When he was a child, Tiravanija delivered them around Bangkok for his grandmother’s catering business.) At the same time, Chalalai Singh’s food service business partner, Petra Lindbergh, saw the 2013 film. by Ritesh Batra,”Lunch box, ” Of which tiffins feature prominently. So Chalalai Singh took 100 pieces from Thailand and then sewed covers for them from vintage army blankets. Currently, she offers containers, which come in three, four or five and each contain something different – spiny larvae or sea bass wrapped in banana leaves – to her catering customers, Hermès and company. Desselle Design Partner among them. Then her team collects them for reuse. Starting in March, however, Rose Kitchen regulars can join the action, buy a low-cost tiffin, drop the used container in the morning, and pick up a new one that’s full by hour lunch. rosekitchenparis.com
Launching this month from the August Edition is “Selection: Art, Architecture, and Design from the Ronnie Sassoon Collection,” a sensory feast of a book that offers a fascinating glimpse into the vision. of an aesthetician about living with radical art and groundbreaking design. Inside are pictures of art historians, designers and collectors Ronnie Sassoonthree architecturally important houses: Richard Neutra’s Levit House in Los Angeles; Stillman II by Marcel Breuer in Litchfield, Conn.; and Dean/Ceglic Loft in Soho, New York. In each piece, she has collected a wide range of important works, from 1960s and 70s Italian works. artists and designers (in her Connecticut home, a white fiberglass sofa in the Bazaar by Florence-based avant-garde architecture collective, Superstudio crosses the TV room ) to mid-century heavyweights like Jean Prouvé and Carlo Scarpa. “It was really gratifying to see everything together,” Sassoon said. “I see a kind of evolution in my collection and focus.” Interspersed throughout the book, photos of meals she’s prepared (Sassoon is an avid home cook) serve as a reminder that these homes are also settings for everyday life. $65, august-editions.com.
Black gourmet magazine
In 2017, Amber Mayfield launched her events company, Saved, with the aim of partnering with other small minority-owned businesses and bringing together many diners. However, stories about the entertainment space felt frustratingly whitewashed, and so she decided to change the landscape herself with While Entertaining, a magazine featuring Black foodies, Includes essays and recipes, plus playlists and storage tips. Its third issue, titled “Culture of Pleasure,” is due out next month and, as Mayfield writes in the editor’s letter, “is about food that makes us dance a little after a little while after dinner.” take the first bite.” That includes pecans bread pudding, a recipe provided by David Benton, pastry chef at Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio in Oakland, California, and a sweet potato-centric dinner from Thérèse Nelson, head chef and founder of Black Culinary History. Flipping through the pages, one gets the impression of Mayfield as a warm and generous host, always taking care of guests and readers. At the end of the book is a space to journal – or plan a gathering. “I want people to share dishes with the people they love,” says Mayfield. Issue is now available for pre-order Onlineand will be sold at various bookstores, including Kitchen Arts & Letters in Manhattan, Archestratus Books + Foods in Brooklyn and Skylight Books in Los Angeles.
An Icelandic gallery modeled after slow art
In 2017, Marshall House, a former herring factory built on Reykjavik’s Grandi harbor, reopened as a multi-purpose art space with the Living Art Museum and Olafur Eliasson as the to rent. As of this month, it is also home to i8 Grandi, an offshoot of i8 Gallery, a well-known 26-year-old company located just around the corner. The new space will feature the same number of artists as the original, but follow a completely different model: It plans to hold year-long solo exhibitions to encourage artists as well as people. see deep and wide. Fittingly, the first feature-length show to focus on the ideas of space and time, the gallery’s owner, Börkur Arnarson, says, will “breathe, grow, shrink and evolve.” “by the years. It features the work of Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade, who is interested in mathematical principles and the evolution of physical objects – see “Day of the Stars”, which includes a rock that rotates 360 degrees backwards clockwise in less than 24 hours and her sculpture of a chair is made from an old bicycle. The show, whose iteration was originally titled “In Relation to the Sun”, will run until December 22 of this year, www.i8.is.
Artist and jeweler Arje Griegst, who has designed everything from the Conch fountain in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens to porcelain for the Royal Family of Copenhagen to the crown for the country’s queen, is a household name in Denmark. Circuit. After his death in 2016, his son, Noam Griegst, a photographer and filmmaker, took over as creative director of his father’s eponymous studio, and last fall he opened the brand’s first store in 30 years, in Copenhagen, “gathering the whole Griegst universe in my own way, while still embodying his psychedelic and extravagant spirit,” as he he said. That meant, in part, partnering with Georg Jensen to relaunch Spira, a line of silver rococo-handled cutlery that Griegst started designing in the ’70s. It’s now available for the first time in nearly a year. two decades, exclusively at the Griegst store and will have multiple reissues. Noam plans to “reintroduce something from our archive every four or five years,” though he suggests a porcelain collection could arrive as early as this year. griegst.com
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