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During the closure of Paris in the winter of 2020, Rose Chalalai Singh, the chef and owner of the popular Thai Rose Kitchen in Marais, complained about the tsunami that appears on the city streets every day due to an increase in take-out orders. “I’m not willing to serve my food on anyone plastic,” he says. He recalled that his friend, the artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, once suggested that he pack the takeaway lunches in tiffins, in stackable metal containers often used by schoolchildren, farmers, and office workers in Thailand and other parts of Asia. (At a young age, Tiravanija transported them to Bangkok for her grandmother’s catering business.) Around the same time, Chalalai Singh’s catering business partner Petra Lindbergh saw Ritesh Batra’s 2013 film “The Lunchbox,” in which tiffins play a prominent role. So Chalalai Singh got 100 pieces from Thailand and then sewed covers for them from old military blankets. It currently offers three-, four- or five-pile containers to its catering clients, Hermès and Desselle Design Agency. Partners among them. Your team will then collect them for reuse. From March, however, Rose Kitchen regulars can join the promotion: they can buy a tiffin for a fee, drop off a used pot in the morning, and pick up the newly filled one at lunchtime.

Starting this month, this month’s “Selection: Art, Architecture and Design from Ronnie Sassoon’s Collection,” a sensory feast for a book that gives a stunning picture of one of the esthete’s vision of coexisting with radical art and pioneering design, will be released. Inside, images of three architecturally significant homes by art historian, designer, and collector Ronnie Sassoon include the Levit House of Richard Neutra in Los Angeles; Stillman II, Marcel Breuer, Litchfield, Conn .; and Dean / Ceglic Loft in Soho, New York. In each, he collected important works, from pieces from the radical 1960s to the Italian era in the 70s. artists and designers (in his Connecticut house, the white fiberglass Bazaar sofa of the Florence-based Superstudio avant-garde architectural collective meandering through the TV room) to heavyweights like Jean Prouvé and Carlo Scarpa in the middle of the century. “It was great to see it all together,” Sassoon says. “I noticed a kind of improvement in my collection and focus.” In the book, the pictures of the food he makes (Sassoon’s avid home cook) are a reminder that these homes also serve as a backdrop for everyday life. $ 65

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In 2017, Amber Mayfield launched her event agency, To Be Hosted, with the goal of collaborating with other minority-owned small businesses and bringing together a wide range of canteens. Nonetheless, the stories about the entertainment space seemed frustratingly whitewashed, so he decided to change the landscape himself with While Entertaining magazine, which features black delicacies, essays and recipes, and playlists and hosting tips. His third issue, “The Culture of Joy,” will be released next month and, as Mayfield writes in the editor’s letter, “is about the food that makes us dance after the first bite”. This includes pecan bread pudding, a recipe for a sweet potato-centric dinner by David Benton, a confectioner at Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio in Oakland, California, and Thérèse Nelson, chef and founder of Black Culinary History. . Turning around, one feels Mayfield is a warm and generous host who takes care of guests and readers alike. At the back of the book is a place to write a diary – or to plan a gathering. “I want people to share food with the people they love,” Mayfield says. The number is currently pre-orderable online, and will be available at a variety of bookstores, including Kitchen Arts & Letters in Manhattan, Archestratus Books + Foods in Brooklyn, and Skylight Books in Los Angeles.

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In 2017, Marshall House, a former herring factory built in Reykjavík’s Grand Harbor, reopened as a multi-purpose art space, where the Living Art Museum and Olafur Eliasson are tenants. Starting this month, there’s also the i8 Grandi, a descendant of the i8 Gallery, a 26-year-old guy around the corner. The new space will feature works by the same artists as the original, but follow a completely different model: it is planned to host year-round solo exhibitions to encourage both artists and spectators to be wider and deeper. The first long-running presentation appropriately focuses on ideas of space and time, and says gallery owner Börkur Arnarson, “breathes, grows, shrinks and evolves” as the year progresses. He presents the work of Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade, who is interested in the evolution of mathematical principles and material objects – see “Star Day,” which consists of a rock and statue that rotates 360 degrees counterclockwise in 24 hours. a chair made of an old bicycle. The show, whose initial iteration is titled “Compared to the Sun,” runs through December 22 this year.

Artist and jeweler Arje Griegst, who has designed everything from the Tivoli Gardens Conch fountain in Copenhagen to the porcelain of the Royal Copenhagen to the tiara of the Queen of the country, is a well-known name in Denmark. After his death in 2016, his son, photographer and filmmaker Noam Griegst, took over as creative director of his father’s naming studio, and last fall he opened the brand’s first boutique in 30 years in Copenhagen, “gathering the universe. About Griegst in my own way while still embodying his hallucinatory and luxurious spirit, ”as he puts it. This meant, in part, that Georg Jensen had to restart Spira, a series of silver cutlery with Rococo handles that Griegst began designing in the 1970s. It is now available for the first time in nearly two decades, exclusively at the Griegst store, and further reissues are expected. Noam plans to “re-import something from our archives every four to five years,” although he suggests a porcelain collection may arrive as early as this year.

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