How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective

Leaving straight forgeries aside, any discussion about the “authenticity” of an artwork opens suddenly, like a trapdoor, into the murk of semantics. On the sliding scale of attribution that art historians use – painted by; hand of; studio of; circle of; style of; copy of – each step takes the artist further from the painting.

Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast

[E]verywhere Bourdain goes young cooks greet him as “Chef.” When I asked him if that felt strange, he bristled slightly. “Look, I put in my time, so I’m not uncomfortable with it,” he said. “What makes me uncomfortable is when an actual working chef who cooks better than I’ve ever cooked in my life calls me Chef.”

This is a great article.

Why does a spray bottle work?

I took apart a simple spray bottle to see how it kept fluid flowing only in one direction from the reservoir to the nozzle. It does so with simple check valves made of two pieces of plastic, a spring, and a small sphere. It’s a simple way to solve a tricky problem.

The Calmest iPhone Yet

Because we each will be in control of these settings on our own iPhones, Apple isn’t telling us there is a specific right or wrong way. They are simply saying that, perhaps, contestant use isn’t the best use.

The improvements to the Do Not Disturb functionality in iOS 12 look great.

Tacos from Tortilleria El Pastor

Tortilleria El Pastor
58 Stanworth Street, London SE1 3NY

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

In the early seventies, I dropped out of college and transferred to the Culinary Institute of America. I wanted it all: the cuts and burns on hands and wrists, the ghoulish kitchen humor, the free food, the pilfered booze, the camaraderie that flourished within rigid order and nerve-shattering chaos.

By Anthony Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain, 1956 – 2018

Is there an app that let’s you do crosswords with friends? There should be.

On Eating Alone in Paris

Why should a meal on our own be uninspired or scarfed down as if consumed on the shoulder of an interstate highway? The joys of a table for one.

The Cult of the Complex

As a designer who used to love creating web experiences in code, I am baffled and numbed by the growing preference for complexity over simplicity. Complexity is good for convincing people they could not possibly do your job. Simplicity is good for everything else.

Roast Hake from Cornerstone

3 Prince Edward Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LX

Just bought A couple of fantastic Barnsley lamb chops for the barbecue.