Category Archives: Sunday Reading

| Sunday Reading | We Margiela (2017)

This Sunday, our Journal is dedicated to a movie released last year by the Dutch filmmaker and fashion researcher Menna Laura Meijer.

We Margiela (2017) is a documentary that “tells the untold stories of the enigmatic and singular fashion house of Maison Martin Margiela”. Produced by the Dutch  documentary company Mint Film Office, the movie reveals rare footage of the obscure early years of the studio, including an interview with the co-founder Jenny Meirens. As the less-known history of the legendary label unfold, We Margiela explores the notions of creativity, authorship and financial success in fashion industry today.

http://wemargiela.com/#home

| SUNDAY READING | Broken Nature: a Conversation Between Paola Antonelli and Nikolaus Hirsch on Design

(View of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf. 2016. Image courtesy NASA/John Sonntag)

Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, is interviewed by Nikolaus Hirsch, as a warm-up discussion about her upcoming curatorial project, titled Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. The exhibition is expected to open on March, 2019 in Milan.

Ambitious and grandeur the topic may seems, Hirsch kicks off the conversation with a purposefully naive question, “What is design?”  Coped in a manner of deliberate nuance, Antonelli sees design as a discipline profoundly enmeshed with many others—such as architecture, engineering, science and society at large…

You can check out their conversation here.

| SUNDAY READING | Bread is Gold

Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura

“The recipes are in fact super-accessible… Bread is Gold is worth it for Bottura’s voice alone… He finds a way to pair the intellectual with the personal, and his voice is very clear and very warm.”—Eater

“[Bread is Gold] will make you both hungry and ready to take on the world’s food-waste dilemma.”—Tasting Table

Bread is Gold brings [Bottura’s] mission into homes, turning “wasted” ingredients into creative and nutritious meals. With the help of friends like Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, and Enrique Olvera, Bottura helps home cooks transform on-hand ingredients into easy-to-make, economical meals.” —New Worlder

“What happens when you set the world’s best chefs the challenge of creating dishes using waste food? Something pretty special, it turns out. A recipe book that’ll make you think differently… Delicious recipes.” —Marie Claire

Massimo Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant that he opened in 1995 in Modena, Italy, which was ranked #1 in the World’s 50 Best in 2016. Massimo was interested in cooking from a young age. In 1986, he opened his first restaurant and subsequently developed his love of food while working for Alain Ducasse and Ferran Adrià. Massimo has created Refettorios, soup kitchens that use excess food from supermarkets and local suppliers to provide healthy, seasonal meals for people in need. He is the author of Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef, which was also published by Phaidon.

Recipes and three-course meals created by: Daniel Humm, Mauro Colagreco, René Redzepi, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Enrico & Roberto Cerea, Yannick Alléno, Gastón Acurio, Andrea Berton, Davide Oldani, Sara Papa & Alberto Calamandrei, Antonio, Alberto & Giovanni Santini, Ugo Alciati, Mitsuharu Tsumura, Alain Ducasse, Viviana Varese, Luca Fantin, Daniel Patterson, Mark Moriarty, Joan Roca, Antonia Klugmann & Fabrizio Mantovani, Matías Perdomo, Enrique Olvera & Carlos García & Rudolfo Guzmán, Cristina Bowerman, Alessandro Negrini & Fabio Pisani, Giuseppe Palmieri, Andreas Caminada, Ferran & Albert Adrià, Petter Nilsson, Carlo Cracco, Juan Mari Arzak, Michel Troisgros, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Jessica Murphy, Manuel & Christian Costardi, Alex Atala, Matt Orlando, Niko Romito, George Brown, Virgilio Martínez, Jeremy Charles, John Winter Russell, Mario Batali, Ana Ros, Moreno Cedroni, Mauro Uliassi, Gennard Esposito, Carles Mampel, Antonio Bachour, Oriol Balaguer, Pino Cuttaia and Alice Delcourt.

| SUNDAY READING | Vestoj : Authenticity

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Texts by

Laura Albert, Elizabeth Hawes, Lucy Ives, Alice Hines, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, Eric Wilson, Jacque Mercer, Philippa Snow, Charles Baudelaire, Rob Horning, Rosie Findlay, Johannes Reponen, Andrea Kollnitz, Andrew Potter, Efrat Tseëlon

Fiction by

Guy de Maupassant, William Thackeray

Interviews by

Anja Aronowsky Cronberg

Images by

Torbjørn Rødland, Ed Templeton, Timm Rautert, Hans Eijkelboom, Mimmo Paladino, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Simon Menner, Roshan Adhihetty, Eddy Bofferio, Weronika Gęsicka

First delivery ships directly from Paris.

| SUNDAY READING | National Book Foundation

Check back regularly for what we are reading and researching.

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kimball-hastings/seasons-readings2017

The holiday season is upon us, and as we take stock of all we have to be thankful for, it’s important to remember this is also a season for spreading joy. The National Book Foundation works year-round to make sure that the power and excitement of great books are available to all, and you can be a part of that mission today.

In the meanwhile, please #donate to the National Book Foundation. Thank you Kimball for spearheading the call to arms.

“The happy ending still beckons, and it is in hope of grasping it that we go on.” – Annie Proulx, author and recipient of the National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement

 

| SUNDAY READING | On the dangers of discounts

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Retailers Look to Wean Shoppers off the 24/7 Discount Party, via Washington Post, 2016

It’s Discounted, But Is It a Deal: How Prices Lost Their Meaning, via New York Times, 2016

Ditch the Discounts, via Harvard Business Review, 2011

The Long-Term Impact of Promotion and Advertising on Consumer Brand Choice, via Journal of Marketing Research, 1997

Pricing and Advertising Signals of Product Quality, via Journal of Political Economy, 1986