Salt, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami are the basic pillars for the many articles out there about learning to cook during lockdown. The now-familiar story feels relatable because it follows a routine of coffee in the morning and then planning for a day mostly consumed by cooking and eating interspersed with work and other commitments. I’ve learned to have the foresight to start early, simmer for hours and enjoy an anticipated meal later in the day.
by Lewis Duncan
30th August 2020
In the case of photography, a medium that has already infiltrated the Internet, the new parameters of the isolation, made not only artists but also viewers take a fresh look at the photographs and other images as vehicles of exchanging ideas at a distance.
by Ellen Wang
18th August 2020
by Aniela Rybak
7th August 2020
Much ink has been spilled to try and convey the reality of the fashion industry, its dreamlike quality and the many sharks that swim its waters. Its status as one of the most controversial industries, the trigger of wide mental health imbalance and ecological disaster as well as its aura of glamour, of desire and beauty, allow it to remain the object of our questions and lust.
17th July 2020
During the first three weeks of Warsaw’s lockdown (two of which I spent alone in quarantine), I read three different biographies that made me reflect on the genre in general, beyond just the lives of the three individuals. I want to recommend to you these three books, because I am pretty sure some of their fragments will linger on in the memory of their readers for a long time.
by Aniela Rybak
15th June 2020
After a year of dedication, creativity, and hard work, Sara is about to step down from her role as editor in chief of The Courtauldian. We personally would like to thank Sara for all she’s done, for leading us and motivating us, and for producing some of The Courtauldian’s best issues that there have been. Lissie Mackintosh sits down with Sara before she hands over her role in October, to ask about her favourite parts of the job, her advice for next year's editors, and her future plans.
14th February 2020
It is generally agreed upon that there is a part of performance in social interactions. How could there not be one? Other than the fact that social interactions can be a whole range of things going from boring to intimidating and that we fight to hide it.
28th June 2020
Harris Reed may have only just finished their final year at Central Saint Martins, but the young designer is well on their way to revolutionising the fashion industry. Their ethereal, non-binary looks are becoming widely celebrated for embracing genderfluidity, and provoking discussion around self-identity and expression in the modern age.
5th February 2020
For this month's recommendations, you've got Lissie to thank. Effortlessly cool and always on the ball, Lissie's London hot spots and reading material won't disappoint...
Try Fresh in Pimlico for homemade goodies and a relaxed, cosy cafe atmosphere.
86-87 Wilton Road, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London, SW1V 1DN
Bored of Veggie Pret?
Try Tibits on Mayfair's Heddon Street. A self service-style buffet/takeaway, Tibits charges by weight.
12-14 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DA
Still bored of Veggie Pret?
How about Wulf and Lamb in Chelsea for some good old fashioned comfort food - vegan style.
243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London, SW1x 0BP
Fancy a condensed retelling of American history in rap?
Watch Hamilton! Lin Manuel Miranda's global sensation is playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre and trust us, you don't wanna to say no to this one...
79 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E 5EA
Netflix just not cutting it anymore?
Head to the Backyard Cinema in Wandsworth for a whole new big screen experience - beanbags included.
Capital Studios, Ram Quarter, 13 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ET
Looking for something a bit more academically relevant?
Leighton House Museum in Kensington is the former home and studio of Victorian artist Lord Leighton and has an interior worthy of both an instagram post, and an acadmic essay.
12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London W14 8LZ
Watched every murder mystery documentary ever?
Read "The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker.
No seats at Vernon Square?
Head to the V&A Library for big windows, beautiful chandeliers and perhaps most importantly: no moving shelves.
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL