La journaliste Farah Keram, fidèle contributrice du MilK, nous confie une précieuse recette familiale puisée dans les saveurs algériennes de son enfance.

An ode to the anchovy, and other tinned-fish wonders.
How to host a fiesta de conservas, complete with a Vénus du beurre.
Laila Gohar for HOW TO SPEND IT

Three ridiculously simple “recipes” to get you thinking like a pro chef on Mr Porter

The watch world has never been hotter, with demand skyrocketing right as supply slows to a trickle. But if you know where to look—and who to talk to, and how to spot value in an ocean of excess—there's no better time than now to find an investment-grade grail.


Not content to stay in his lane, Fiat’s CEO Olivier François is rallying the brand – and its hometown – towards an electric future.

Carsten Höller’s Brutalist kitchen is opening in Stockholm. The Belgian artist will bring Brutalisten—a restaurant concept that adheres to a Brutalism-inspired manifesto—to a permanent space in Stockholm.

Mapping the history of New York on Instagram

Remembering engineer Lou Ottens who led the team at Philips that invested the brilliant cassette tape

Theater of The Bauhaus: An Illustrated Guide to Total Art from 1925.
Paul Serene for FLASHBAK

When cats, peaches, and lunch (and letters) were mailed beneath the streets of NYC.

Adore Madonna, Kenji Wakasugi (1985) on Dazed

Another Jesus was found in Egypt.
Jonathan Poletti on HISTORY OF YESTERDAY


In 1949, the French writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau spent twenty days in New York City. The visit inspired a short book, Letter to the Americans, which will be published in English by New Directions in June. In this excerpt, Cocteau reflects on the different ways that France and America think about poetry, art, and the imagination.


Good morning, America
by Jean Cocteau & Alex Wermer-Colan

Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat made fake burgers cool. These startups want to do the same for fake fish. Meet the leading alternative seafood brands riding the plant-based food wave. While plant-based seafood made up just 1 percent of all plant-based meat sales last year, brands and investors are eager to crack the "white space," says Jen Lamy, senior manager of Good Food Institute's Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

Read full article on Inc. magazine


In a landmark experiment, scientists have found fresh evidence that a subatomic particle is disobeying one of science’s most watertight theories, the Standard Model of particle physics. The gap between the model’s predictions and the particle’s newly measured behavior hints that the universe may contain unseen particles and forces beyond our current grasp.Researchers with Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, announced the first results of the Muon g-2 experiment, which since 2018 has measured a particle called the muon, a heavier sibling of the electron that was discovered in the 1930s.

Read full article by Michael Greshko on
National Geopgraphic

New experiment hints that a particle breaks the known laws of physics.

Tech companies want to run our cities. In Rio de Janeiro, a NASA-style control center aggregates data from hundreds of surveillance cameras and sensors built into the city since it partnered with IBM in 2010. In Phoenix, Arizona, Google spin-off Waymo is shuttling workers around in self-driving cars in partnership with the city’s transit network. And in the Chinese city of Xiangyang, advanced facial recognition technology from one of the country’s many surveillance startups gives residents entry to a housing complex while adding to a police database.

Read full article by Jathan Sadowski on Medium


TV and movies are one way that people, as we go through life, make sense of the world, building on the archive of our personal experiences and opinions of other places.
Absent direct experience with a people or nation, we speculate on what we do not know. This process involves a variety of sources, including reading, Googling, and accounts from somebody we trust. But often it is media that expose people to other cultures, above and beyond our own.
TV and movies fill the knowledge gaps with powerful images and stories that inform the way we think about different cultures. If the media’s messages have consistency over time, we may come to understand these as facts.

Read full article by Paolo Sigismondo on

Netflix’s big bet on global content could change how we see the world

Every day, some new money weirdness crosses our feeds: teenage TikTok stars apologizing for recommending a Star Wars–themed cryptocurrency that turned out to be a scam, a longhair trader best known as DeepFuckingValue and Roaring Kitty testifying before Congress, the R&B singer Akon announcing he’s building a new city in Senegal that will operate on his proprietary cryptocurrency. Naturally, the Jack Bogle of this moment is the fratty founder of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, who launched an exchange-traded meme-stock fund earlier this year and whose sex tape was recently blamed for a dip in the stock of a gambling company he’s heavily invested in.
Welcome to the non-fungible, memeified, cryptodenominated, degenerate future of finance.

Read full article by Max Read on New York magazine


Dispo, a new photo-sharing app that mimics the experience of using a disposable camera, is taking off. People are clamoring for invites to test the beta version. Early adopters are praising its social features. And investors are betting big on its future.

"A brilliant Taylor Lorenz explainer has made me, a 26-year-old, feel old, uncool, and out of the loop—again. A hot new app is in their invite-only beta testing phase, and I want in. Youtuber David Dobrik’s photosharing app promises the serendipity and surprise of the disposable camera experience, cashing in on the often undervalued thrill of delayed gratification."

Read full article by Taylor Lorenz on
The New York Times

Dispo, a new photo-sharing app that mimics the experience of using a disposable camera, is taking off.

In the app, users frame photographs through a small rectangular viewfinder. There are no editing tools or captions; when the images “develop” — i.e. show up on your phone at 9 a.m. the next day — you get what you get. Multiple people can take photos on the same roll, as might happen with a real disposable camera at a party.
“When I used to go to parties with my friends, they would have disposable cameras all throughout the house, and they’d urge people to take pictures throughout the night,” said David Dobrik, a YouTube star and a founder of the app. “In the morning, they’d collect all the cameras and look back at the footage and be like, ‘What happened last night?’”


The local food movement has promised to disentangle ourselves from the ills of commercial agricultural production. At the movement’s core is the notion that what is far away is out of the control of our communities and produced without the regard for our needs.

The Geographic Dispatch critically examines issues in our global food system in ways that transcend space and place.

How can ecological thinking attend to race?


And yet, “local” foods are not devoid of sins. Considering geographic proximity alone will not free us from reliance on plantation ecologies rooted in racial capitalism and environmental destruction.

Read full article by Britt H. Young on Mold

Het HEM: a new Mecca of contemporary Art in Amsterdam.


Adwoa Aboah's podcast Gurls Talk

The talking Victorian bouquet on Messy Nessy Chic

An interview with Enzo Mari on apartamento magazine


'Enzo Mari Costellazione' is a podcast in which Mari’s friends and collaborators share their memories and observations of the designer.  Click to listen.

Link to Podcast on Triennale Milano.


If you don’t know, now you know. South Korea is a full-blown coffee haven, far exceeding any notions of kimchi-eating, sriracha and tea slugging. In fact, coffee shops in Seoul reached a whopping 18000 spots in 2016, surpassing the coffee-per-capita in Seattle and San Francisco.

Read full article on Compendium

‘Beeple Mania’ on Esquire

An explainer of NFTS on Nylon

Beeple on Instagram

Design lessons from Axel Vervoordt in The Financial Times

Fran Lebowitz on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Louis Vuitton's Tokyo flagship on Frame


Writer Junyuan Feng on how the Chinese countryside is being revitalized with markets, libraries, and hotels.

Source: Gestalten


Whether alone or with friends, some spaces give tea another dimension. ‘Spaces for tea’ is an ongoing archive of memorable cups and places by acclaimed photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud.



From Lolita fashion and latex couture to neon-drenched big-rigs, anime-plastered vans, and chrome-heavy hot rods, subcultures in Japan are as varied as they are fascinating.
Co-editor of The Obsessed Irwin Wong is known for his punchy portraiture and insightful documentary photography.
We sat down with him to discuss his relationship with otaku culture, and his experiences in creating The Obsessed, in collaboration with gestalten.

Here’s what he had to say.


Irwin Wong, co-editor of The Obsessed, delves into the world of Japanese subcultures in order to reveal the extraordinary passion devotees have for their hobbies and lifestyles.



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“So much of the climate conversation is centered on extremely important information that can feel hard to connect to, like datasets, or it is inaccessible, like an Arctic ecosystem. I’m operating off the mindset that working people have essential information to provide about the environment and how it is changing.”

Photographer Greta Rybus on Climate Change in Senegal.

Source: This is Paper

“The bullshit reality has bent real reality"


A longtime star of the Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York, Ryan Serhant has 1.5 million followers on Instagram and a million subscribers on YouTube. He is into video production and motivational speaking. The self-promoting performance is all meant to support his new brokerage, Serhant. He calls it “the future of where real estate, tech, and media collide.”

Read full article on Curbed

In an essay in Harper’s, Martin Scorsese advocates for human curation over algorithms.


Ad-supported journalism means we get journalism targeted at people who will click on ads. Thus, the net impact of venture capital to this point has been prolonging the suffering of 
the ad-based model by creating perverse incentives that reward bad content. Silicon Valley (and some old-guard media companies) simply fell in love with the ability to reach large audiences.

Read full article on Medium


With digital platforms transforming legacy countercultural activity into profitable, high- engagement content, being countercultural no longer means being counter-hege- monic. What logic could possibly be upended by punks, goths, gabbers, or neo-pagans when the internet, a massively lucrative space of capitalization, profits off the personal expression and political conflict of its users?

Read full article on Document Journal

Longing to hear poetry? There’s a phone number
for that, thanks to the late artist John Giorno.


While public funding for the arts has plummeted since the ’80s, however, the web has increasingly encouraged public sharing of its consumption on social media. Online, we look more traveled, more cultured, more inclusive than ever before. And it’s difficult to argue that wider access to art, that our increasing proximity to foreign cultures, could be wrong. But if you look closer, you notice that all this connectivity is largely superficial — it is heavily prescribed and strongly overlaps.
Triggered by images of empty Italian piazza's, Soraya Roberts shares her thoughts on our obsession for sharing culture.

Read full article on Longreads

The Instagram sensation that is Volker Hermes.

Photographer Quentin de Briey on Instagram

François Halard's editorial imagery and book publications have established him as the most prolific and well known interior and architectural photographer of our time. Click to buy his latest book here.

François Halard on Instagram.

Film maker, photographer, painter, sculptor Sebastien Alouf in his atelier.

Interview by Les Amis du Mouton, Schaap Tailors.

More eye candy on Sebas' Insta.

Swedish born, China based photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud specializes in architecture and interior photography.



Read full article by Chang Che on SupChina

How China’s ecommerce helped stamp out the pandemic


We can protect the economy from pandemics. Why didn't we?
A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Nobody was interested.

"“It’s really a 100-year thing,” Nathan Wolfe said. The '100-year thing' he was thinking about was a global pandemic, and how history would judge humanity’s efforts to prepare for it. His biggest fear, he said, was a virus unknown to human immune defenses starting a human-to-human transmission chain that would encircle the globe

Read full article by Evan Ratliff on Wired


"So the first thing that needs to be said in the effort to keep our heads is that everything never changes. More, the idea that everything will change usually plays into the hands of those who want nothing to change. The cycle of revolution and reaction has never been the most effective engine of progress. Nothing suits the interests of the old regime like utopianism. The thirst for change will not be slaked by the cheap whiskey of apocalyptic thinking."

We should welcome every person we meet as a small blow against blindness.

"The only certain outcome of the apocalyptic temper is catharsis, and one way of describing the decline of our politics in recent decades is that it has increasingly become a politics of catharsis, in which crisis is met mainly by emotion. (Populism is just mass emotionalism, and the emotions are often ugly ones.) Apocalypse is not an analysis, it is the death of analysis. It sets the stage only for salvation, but salvation must never become a political goal. This is especially true in a democratic society, where the only saviors are, alas, ourselves."

Read full essay by Leon Wieseltier on Liberties


Revenge Eating in Taipei. Escaping to eat in the world’s safest country, by Clarissa Wei.

Source: Vittles Newsletter

The secret economics of a VIP party


Google Director Of Engineering: This is how fast the world will change in ten years.
"It wasn’t supposed to be like this."

Read full article by Michael Simmons on Medium