Nico Alary is a French photographer who has been traveling Europe, Canada, the United States and now Australia for the past 5 years. Pretty early on his interest drifted towards food photography. Capturing shots of beautiful seasonal products, passionate chefs and food artisans of all sorts, gorgeous dishes and gatherings is something that makes him truly happy as a photographer. When not shooting, Nico is pulling shots in one of Melbourne’s top cafés, learning the trade of being a barista and hoping to one day open is own specialty coffee joint back home in Paris..
Originally from Virginia, William Hereford is a photographer and cinematographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He started his photography career assisting fashion photographer Chris Craymer and learned quickly thereafter that his calling lay in documenting chefs and the lifestyles their dishes inspire. William's work has received honors at the American Photography Awards, the AOP, and APA. When not shooting William sits around and misses his two brothers and sister who rent a house together in New Orleans, LA.
This past summer, five friends went on a back country trip to Fortress Lake at the base of Fortress Mountain in British Columbia. They traveled 15km on bike and 9km hiking (including crossing a big river). They brought all of their food in with them, and came up with a meal plan ahead of time (which required catching fish, and they did) and distributed everything among the bunch. They camped on the beach, cooked on the fire and for a brief half hour in the afternoon, they swam in the ice cold water. For three days, they enjoyed the beauty of their Canadian surroundings and didn’t see another soul.
María del Mar Sacasa is a food stylist and food writer based in New York City and Los Angeles. Her background is in film and fashion, both visual and tactile media that have influenced her way of seeing and approaching food. An avid cook and recipe developer, she is constantly in the kitchen and at restaurants, for work and pleasure. Born in Nicaragua and raised there as well as in Mexico City and Rome, she savors language and the raucous joy of meals shared around a crowded table.
The Wilderness Festival is a celebration of the arts and outdoors that takes place in the wilds of England once a year. Set in the beautiful grounds of Cornbury Park Estate, the surroundings recall all things magical and enchanting; lakes, a waterfall, hidden woods, ancient trees, and open fields. Vanessa Jackman went along and captured the essence of this extraordinary weekend in photos.
The fifth volume emphasizes how with Autumn comes a rush of new sensations. It is an exploration of our eating and entertaining routines in a new way, paying
attention to how we experience them with our senses - sight, smell, touch, sound, and of course taste.
We are continually inspired by folks that share our appreciation for gatherings around the table, which often goes hand-in-hand with a passion for food, and a natural delight in the people who are behind the food. We’ve found one such kindred spirit in Todd Selby, who recently completed a project profiling a series of people who are both food-lovers and creators of cuisine.
During the first five months of this year, six Finnish design students dreamed up and built a complete pop-up cafeteria, from the cafeteria tent itself, down to the details of the tableware, furniture and uniforms. The café was opened in Helsinki mid-May as a participant of the unique “Restaurant Day” food carnival during which anyone can open up a restaurant on the streets, gardens and homes of Helsinki. Students spend the day serving coffee and traditional Finnish food and photograph all of the designed items as they are used by passers-by.
We're happy to share that our friends at Apolis have designed a new bag they're deeming the Apolis + Kinfolk Garden Bag, inspired by the Kinfolk approach to living. Despite the title, we think it's good for lots of things beyond your forays into the weeds. Use it for an evening picnic, a hike with friends, a farmers' market carryall, or beautiful storage for this or that around the house. Or perhaps it will indeed inspire you to get out your garden trowel and plant some bulbs before winter hits!
Latitudinal Tales is a travelogue of southern wandering, captured through the lens of James Bowden. Based in Tasmania, Australia, James is a photographer, surfer and aspiring vagabond. Follow along and get lost in his adventures here.
In early August, 20 friends gathered around a table in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our goal: to celebrate the food renaissance in our city. Generally overlooked as a culinary hotspot, Indy is starting to put itself on the map with an explosion of local farmers and artisans.
On October 5th you can join in the worldwide dinner party and choose a challenge you want to tackle. Join hundreds of others by finding a dinner party already going on in your city or hosting your own. It’s a simple way to get together, eat good food and make a difference.
Inspired by their trip to Cartagena, Colombia, Jamie Wheeler & Tehra Thorp of Ceviche & Co., hosted two architects, a Ph.D. candidate, three actors, two editors, and a writer to join in on some ceviche and cocktails; the crowd as eclectic as the population of their neighborhood, Silver Lake.
I currently live in London in the green Wimbledon Park area. On my days off, I sometimes enjoy walking through Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, and I once stumbled upon the beautiful Petersham Nurseries, a paradise of flowers, decor and homeware objects, and a retired place where to enjoy a meal or a simple tea and cake surrounded by plants and herbs. The style is shabby chic at times, but never cheesy, and the range of objects in the shop is well conceived, with influences from all over the world.