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London’s High-Wattage Sexy Fish Opens in Miami

When it crashed onto the London dining scene in 2015, Sexy Fish shifted the center of gravity—it became an instant hotbed of status and extravagance. In its orbit: A-list celebrities, big-name athletes, financial titans, and a legion of clout chasers desperate to get in on the action. In other words, a symbiotic match for Miami.   

The fashionable Japanese-centric restaurant and nightclub arrives in Brickell backed by the same star-studded team as the Mayfair original. With designer Martin Brudnizki as the conductor, flashy nautical maximalism reaches its pinnacle, from the installation of 26 fish lamps by architect Frank Gehry hanging from the gilded ceiling to artist Damien Hirst’s massive shimmering octopus sculpture and expansive 88-foot bronze frieze named Sea Life. Even the loo is surreal: an onyx octopus hand carved by an Italian stone mason and a lifelike statue of Daniel Craig’s James Bond outfit the men’s room, while a human-scale mermaid greets the women. 

Chef Bjoern Weissgerber, an apprentice of the molecular gastronomy pioneer Ferran Adrià who won his own Michelin star at Ca’s Puers in Mallorca, has orchestrated an equally dazzling menu. Signature dishes from the original location such as duck salad and spicy miso black cod made the trip across the pond; new debuts include the gold-flake sea bass finished on the robata and served with caviar.

Olson Kundig’s redesign of the Telluride Arts District Transfer Warehouse in Telluride, CO

Olson Kundig will convert an historic warehouse into an arts venue in Colorado.

The revitalization project will see the transformation of an existing stone warehouse built in 1906, which has sat empty since its roof collapsed in 1979, into an art-focused venue and events space for Telluride Arts. “Our approach embraces the historic character, spirit of openness and community focus of the existing building,” says principal Tom Kundig. “We want to respect and celebrate the elements of the warehouse that people love, including the generous open space that has become a very special venue for the community of Telluride.”

New research suggests that the world’s rivers are dangerously polluted with drugs.

Pharmaceutical drugs have polluted rivers around the world and poses a major threat to environmental and human health, according to a recent study that involved 127 researches from 86 global institutions. For the study, scientists measured the concentration of 61 active pharmaceutical ingredients across 1,000 sites across all six continents, and found that only Iceland and a remote Venezuelan village were unpolluted. “The World Health Organization and UN and other organizations say antimicrobial resistance is the single greatest threat to humanity—it’s a next pandemic,” John Wilkinson of the University of York, who led the study, tells The Guardian. “In 19 percent of all the sites, the concentrations of [antibiotics] exceeded the levels that we’d expect to encourage bacteria to develop resistance.” 

Butt magazine issue no. 30

After a decade out of print, Butt magazine returns in partnership with Bottega Veneta.

The seminal queer title may have ceased publication a decade ago, but is rising from the dead with a new print issue out next month featuring intergenerational dialogues with a diverse group of community figures, including French actor Félix Maritaud and trans-male porn star Billy Vega. Kicking things off will be a three-day installation at Palais de Tokyo in partnership with Bottega Veneta, which is also the new issue’s sole advertiser. Once the installation wraps up, the issue will be available online and in select stores worldwide. 

Supreme appoints Denim Tears founder Tremaine Emory as its new creative director.

Tremaine Emory, the founder of Denim Tears and collaborator with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh, has been named Supreme’s new creative director. Previously, Emory co-founded the creative platform No Vacancy Inn, a music-fashion-nightlife collective that propelled his reputation as an arbiter of taste within New York’s creative sphere. His work has long sought to educate consumers about the Black experience, such as a Denim Tears collaboration with Levi’s that reflected on the relationship between cotton and the history of slavery in America. His appointment to Supreme is the brand’s first major personnel move since it was acquired by VF Corp in a 2020 deal that valued the streetwear giant at $2.1 billion. 

Rosewood Hotel Sāo Paulo. Photography by Ruy Teixeira

Rosewood’s São Paulo hotel combines a medical complex with a Jean Nouvel tower. 

Having hosted the birth of an estimated half-million babies during its run, the 1943 Condessa Filomena Matarazzo Maternity hospital is welcoming a different sort of arrival to the world: a new Rosewood property. The brainchild of entrepreneur Alexandre Allard, the 160-room, 100-residence hotel blends old and new with a modern tower by architect Jean Nouvel, Philippe Starck–designed interiors, and overlapping trellises and brise-soleils framing a vertical forest. Along with 450 artworks by 57 Brazilians, the 1922 Chapel of Santa Luzia has been resurrected by architect Roberto Toffoli Simoens da Silva and showcases a rose window by artist Vik Muniz.

Tate will commission an artwork to be shown in dialogue with a problematic mural. 

Officials at Tate Britain were debating whether or not to remove problematic sections of a Rex Whistler mural, which covers the walls of its former restaurant and depicts a Black child being kidnapped and caricatures of Chinese figures. They ultimately decided to commission a new artwork that will be “in dialogue” with the piece, noting how the mural is “part of our institutional and cultural history and we must take responsibility for it,” says Alex Farquharson, the museum’s director. “This new approach will also enable us to reflect the values and commitments we hold today and bring new voices and ideas to the fore.” 

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