Issue 1 Carlo Brandelli Creative Director


Carlo Brandelli

Dia:Beacon, New York

Whenever you find yourself in New York, a pilgrimage to Dia:Beacon is essential. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s reason enough to make the trip over the Atlantic: it is the “real thing”. It is about two hours’ train ride north along the Hudson River from Manhattan. Dia houses some exceptional art in a former factory setting and the overhead natural light is very special. There’s a Carl Andre exhibition until 9 March, but permanent seminal work from Beuys, Flavin and Serra are always on show.’

3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508, United States;

Fera at Claridge's, London

Claridge’s is old-world Mayfair glamour - a classic luxury hotel within a perfect example of architecture at its period best. And now it has just upped the stakes with the addition of Fera - a contemporary restaurant serving light, natural and seasonal food that is presented in the way “forward-thinking people” want to eat. The courses are beautifully arranged on each plate. It’s not pretentious in any way, but rather elegant, precise and ordered, and beyond that, they work with nature.’

49 Brook Street, London W1K

'Whenever you find yourself in New York, a pilgrimage to Dia:Beacon is essential'

The Bookartbookshop, London

It’s so difficult to find interesting bookshops in this digital age. This art-book space in north London offers editions by artists from the very obscure to the well established, with lots of interesting one-off specials, handmade by relatively unknown creators and publishers. I can heartily recommend losing an afternoon in there.’

17 Pitfield Street, London N1