Welcome to the party! We are, of course, celebrating the 200th issue of Wallpaper* – out now.
Back with a double helping of provocation and praise is the Power 200, our definitive count down of the creative world's game-changers. Last year's Power 100 caused a considerable stir and provoked strong words – as last month’s editor’s letter made clear, even alarming threats of revenge and recrimination. So this year, unchastened, we thought we would do it all again, but double the dose. (And we still want to know: should Karim Rashid – who took to Facebook last year to express his disbelief at being omitted from our inaugural list – be included? Voting closes 31 October, so cast your vote using #Power200.) Let the debate begin.
In the Smart Art section we bring you the most interesting spaces, places and faces on the global scene today, including David Adjaye's angular build for Aïshti Foundation and gunpowder artist Cai Guo-Qiang's new New York studio among others.
From the front line of contact design, Officepaper* investigates why the office is taking strange new forms and rounds up the most outstanding new builds changing the way we work.
Louis Vuitton's fantastic set pieces – and accompanying tome–- take centre stage too. Alongside the Tudor rules for contemporary interiors, Georg Jensen's bold move in Beijing and a sartorial take on Manhattan's new Baccarat Hotel & Residences tower.
To wash it all down, Alberto Alessi reveals the secret to his ass-burning chicken recipe. Now that is what we call finger-licking good...