Queen of the understated

As her anticipated debut album hits the airwaves, offbeat Australian songstress Courtney Barnett spins some yarns with Glass

Dreams of literature

In a celebration of the enduring pleasure of literature, Glass speaks to four prominent varied voices on its place in the future

The powder and the glory

Glass has a long weekend skiing in Niseko, Japan

A delicious secret from Japan and Peru

Glass reviews our latest dining discovery Amaru, St Katherines Docks, London

Re-envisioning kitsch

Glass reviews a new series of drawings from Misha Milovanovich at the Cob Gallery, London

Beauty from within

Glass investigates how to look and feel good from the inside out …

Contrarian couturier

Glass talks to Yohji Yamamoto whose clothing designs revolutionised the sartorial codes of the late 20th century

Eldorado in Amazonia

Glass journeys to the Amazonian rainforest and discovers Eldorado

Chinese painter Mao Yan’s American debut

Louise Lui
Louise Lui

Glass Online fashion, arts and culture writer

The contemporary art world tends to favour Chinese artists who use a blatantly “Chinese iconography”. Defying this aesthetic, portrait artist Mao Yan’s work seems to borrow much from the traditional European sensibility. With close visual ties to Rembrandt, Delacroix, and… Continue Reading →

Eldorado in Amazonia

Sean Sheehan
Sean Sheehan

Glass Online food writer

Eldorado, a mythical place in South America where a tribal chief covered himself in gold dust and dived into a lake, was searched for in vain by explorers but in the process the Amazon River was mapped for the first… Continue Reading →

Glass sees trip-hop legend Tricky perform in Hackney, London

Arjun Sajip
Arjun Sajip

Glass Online film editor and music writer

Tricky’s tricks are best confined to the studio. Seeing him judder about the stage of St John-at-Hackney Church last Friday night made one miss the finer sonic details of his 1995 breakthrough album Maxinquaye, in which atmosphere and beat enliven… Continue Reading →

Last chance to see Between East and West

Louise Lui
Louise Lui

Glass Online fashion, arts and culture writer

This week marks the last chance to see Between East and West: The British Chinese. The exhibition by photographer and oral historian Mike Tsang delves into the heritage and stories of British-born Chinese. Ten photographic portraits, archival imagery and written… Continue Reading →

Hayv Kahraman exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York – How Iraqi Are You?

Louise Lui
Louise Lui

Glass Online fashion, arts and culture writer

This spring, Jack Shainman Gallery presents How Iraqi Are You?, an exhibition of large scale linen paintings by Hayv Kahraman. This new series is based aesthetically on medieval Iraqi illuminated manuscripts, notably the Maqamat al Hariri, a canonical 12th century… Continue Reading →

Documenting landscape and tracing memory – Michelle Stuart at Parafin gallery, London

Louise Lui
Louise Lui

Glass Online fashion, arts and culture writer

American artist Michelle Stuart will showcase an exhibition of recent works at London’s Parafin gallery. Known for her synthesis of Land Art, drawing, and sculpture, Stuart’s work explores the overlapping of nature and culture, and also engages with the physicality… Continue Reading →

Contrarian couturier

Peter Yeoh
Peter Yeoh

Glass Magazine New York and Tokyo editor

Yohji Yamamoto, whose clothing designs revolutionised the sartorial codes of the late 20th century, reveals to Peter Yeoh his views on how intelligent fashion can transcend sexuality, cultural boundaries and passing trends Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion constructs, renowned for their unconventional… Continue Reading →

Beauty from within

Viola Levy
Viola Levy

Glass Online beauty editor

It’s a hard-won truth that beauty is more than skin-deep. When I first began working in beauty journalism several years ago, my priority was looking for make-up that didn’t budge, skincare which lived up to its claims, perfumes that didn’t… Continue Reading →

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects pieces for Whitechapel Gallery’s new show

Emily Rae Pellerin
Emily Rae Pellerin

Glass Online Fashion & Arts Writer

Turner Prize-nominated Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is assistant curating an exhibition this spring at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. Running now through mid-June, the presentation, titled Natures, Natural and Unnatural, is a carefully selected group of contemporary multi-media artworks from both some of the… Continue Reading →

Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillan new show at Copperfield Gallery, London

Emily Rae Pellerin
Emily Rae Pellerin

Glass Online Fashion & Arts Writer

Oscar Santillan brings a new level of commitment to the rampant physicality of contemporary art. The self-taught Ecuadorian artist, for his first UK solo exhibit, will scale England’s highest point at Scafell Pike – a total vertical accomplishment of 922.93… Continue Reading →

Re-envisioning kitsch

Emily Rae Pellerin
Emily Rae Pellerin

Glass Online Fashion & Arts Writer

The London-based, Serbian-born artist Misha Milovanovich’s latest series of works is a collection of drawings that depict found objects floating amongst sepia clouds. The curio are supposedly random, each an artefact of purpose, a formerly loved or useful or regarded… Continue Reading →

Ralph Pucci – The Art of the Mannequin at Museum of Arts and Design

Emily Rae Pellerin
Emily Rae Pellerin

Glass Online Fashion & Arts Writer

New York City’s Museum of Arts and Design presents a pioneering exhibition, the first in a museum to focus on mannequin design. The retrospective, of sorts, highlights the industry and innovation of New York-based mannequin, lighting, and furniture designer Ralph… Continue Reading →

A delicious secret from Japan and Peru

Vicky Paterson
Vicky Paterson

Glass Online dining writer

Sandals and socks, pizza and prawns, some partnerships should never see the light of day. But a new Japanese Peruvian restaurant proves two is sometimes better than one. Bijou and as yet unknown, Amaru is one of a handful of… Continue Reading →

Cool as a cucumber

Arjun Sajip
Arjun Sajip

Glass Online film editor and music writer

Glass was delighted to catch up earlier this week with Fisayo Akinade, the actor who plays Dean in Channel 4 TV shows Cucumber and Banana (whose season finales air tomorrow). Dean is an effervescent, sexually adventurous 19-year-old with an active… Continue Reading →

The powder and the glory

Samantha Kuok Leese
Samantha Kuok Leese

Glass Magazine travel and arts writer

The day begins with an explosion. Several, in fact, rumbling like thunder through the early morning snow. “Do you know what that is?” “If I had to guess, I’d say avalanche control.” “Very good guess. Well done.” Seasoned skiers must… Continue Reading →

Auerbach & Steele’s new eyewear collection

Emma Walsh
Emma Walsh

Glass Online fashion writer

Auerbach & Steele have stocked a new eyewear collection, in both ophthalmic frames and sunglasses. Updating traditional spectacles into bold statement pieces, the collection has gathered inspiration from both modern and contemporary styles. With classic tortoiseshell contrasted against turquoise; the mixture of… Continue Reading →

Ladurée joins forces with Emilio Pucci

Amanda Bernstein
Amanda Bernstein

Glass Online fashion, travel and arts writer

For the most stylish and on-trend macarons of the season, look no further than Parisian patisserie, Ladurée. Macarons are all dressed up and ready to go in a smart, limited edition gift box set swathed in Pucci’s iconic Capri design,… Continue Reading →

Dreams of literature

Glass Archive

Literature has a remarkable gift. It touches each of us in a unique and incomparable way, aligns us with our fellow mankind and, at its very core, typifies what it means to endure the human condition. Glass had the privilege… Continue Reading →

Susan Sarandon honoured at Hong Kong’s Art Basel

Kim Ing
Kim Ing

Glass digital editor (APAC)

  The Liberatum Cultural Honour was awarded to Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandan at a dinner hosted at Upper House, Hong Kong, this week. Celebrating the actress’ outstanding contribution to cinema and theatre. The gala dinner was attended by leading figures from the… Continue Reading →

PFW AW15: street style

Don Carlo
Don Carlo

Glass Online photographer

  Glass photographer Don Carlo was in Paris for the recent RTW AW15 womenswear collections and documents here some of the most striking and stylish non-catwalk looks to be seen in the city. by Caroline Simpson All photographs: Don Carlo

Queen of the understated

Ben Olsen
Ben Olsen

Glass Online music editor

  She’s the Melbourne singer-songwriter who’s been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus for her superlative way with words. Such praise followed her introduction to the world last year via a double-EP bundle Split Peas;… Continue Reading →

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