2020年4月8日 星期三

The T List: Five things we recommend this week

A museum retrospective to enjoy from your couch — and more.

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Try This

Take Care of Your Hair at Home

Clockwise from left: Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel, $35, sephora.com; David Mallett Styling Cream, $48, amazon.com; Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray, $25, ritahazan.com; Deborah Pagani Small Hair Pins, $70 each, deborahpagani.com.Courtesy of the brands

Because of stay-at-home orders and the closure of businesses deemed nonessential, most if not all of us are unlikely to see the inside of a hair salon in the near future, which means taking matters into our own hands. Fortunately, emerging roots or brassy blond strands can be treated with home kits, which are more comprehensive than ever. Maddison Cave, a colorist at the David Mallett salon in New York, likes Rita Hazan’s Root Concealer Touch Up Spray because it’s easy to use and coats hair until the next shampooing. For a longer-lasting option that will cover grays, the Parisian hair stylist Christophe Robin created a Temporary Color Gel, an ultra-gentle treatment that is painted onto damp, shampooed hair and left to sit for 40 minutes. After rinsing, grays appear more blended into one’s base shade. The color begins to slowly fade after five washes, so it’s perfect for those reluctant to commit to a permanent color without the watchful eye of a stylist. For lighter hair in need of toning, or any shade that could use some extra vibrancy, the hairstylist Kristin Ess’s Signature Hair Gloss seals and smooths hair cuticles to boost shine and lock in color. For more tips, visit tmagazine.com.

See This

A Museum Retrospective to Enjoy From Your Couch

Clockwise from top left: Gerhard Richter’s “I.G.” (1993); “Uncle Rudi” (1965); and “Ice” (1981).© Gerhard Richter 2019


I wasn’t able to get to the Gerhard Richter show at the Met Breuer, which was open to the public for all of a week before the pandemic shut down the country’s cultural institutions, so instead, I’ve been looking at the exhibition on the Met’s website. There is something about the 88-year-old German artist’s works that lend themselves to a screen. His paintings are as much about the manipulation of mediums as they are about the struggle to forge an identity in a post-World War II Germany in which no one was untouched by trauma. Most of his great early paintings from the 1960s take photographs as their source material, like the devastating “Aunt Marianne” (1965), which depicts the artist as an infant being held by his beloved aunt, who was killed in 1945 in a Nazi euthanasia program. Richter faithfully rendered, and then complicated this image, dragging a squeegee across his realist depiction and making it hazy, less like a painting of a photograph than one of an actual memory. He doesn’t distract from the anxiety and sadness of the current moment but still offers a kind of comfort, which is ample proof that the emotions that are overwhelmingly present in his work — loss, nostalgia, pain, survival — are shared experiences, and nothing new. I hope I’ll get to visit the exhibition in person at the other end of this. “Gerhard Richter: Painting After All,” metmuseum.org. Additionally, “Gerhard Richter Painting,” a documentary directed by Corinna Belz, will screen online Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. EST and will remain on the site for viewing afterward.

Eat This

The Chicken Biryani Recipe That One Writer Has Been Eating Since Childhood

The finished dish is drier than an Indian curry but shares similarly bold flavors, which Taseer offsets with Greek yogurt.Paul Quitoriano

By Nick Marino

T Contributor

The writer and New York Times contributor Aatish Taseer — who hosted the recent two-part Al Jazeera documentary “In Search of India’s Soul” — has been eating biryani since well before he was an internationally recognized voice on India and the author of three novels and two books of nonfiction (plus one translation from Urdu to English). His family’s cook in Delhi used to prepare the dish when Taseer was a child. “Of all the things he would make, biryani was one of my favorites,” Taseer says. “When I was 18 and on my way to college at Amherst, I thought, ‘I could do without pretty much everything else except this.’ So I got him to teach it to me.” Taseer still has the notebook with the original recipe, inked in his teenage scrawl, and he’s referred to it over the years whenever he needed a culinary showstopper. It’s a patient dish, a fragrant ginger-turmeric-cinnamon potpourri that was long associated with celebratory feasts until it recently became a political symbol thanks to the widespread protests against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act. “If you cook it too fast, it can get out of control before you even know it,” Taseer says. He tends to nurse his for three hours with a tequila cocktail in hand and the classical station WQXR on the radio. For the recipe, visit tmagazine.com.


Wear This

A Knitwear Brand Named for an Imaginary Icon

Looks from Judy Turner’s spring 2020 collection.Kuba Ryniewicz

Conley Averett’s first job after graduating from Parsons in 2012 was as the office manager of a midtown Manhattan knitwear factory that created special pieces for brands like Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren. He grew the factory’s business by bringing on younger designers and soon became a sort of knitwear whisperer, often finding himself with consulting gigs in both New York and Los Angeles and spending his downtime browsing vintage shops. He came to crave the thrill of discovering one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces but also sought activewear-inspired separates (think late-’90s Nike), which became the creative blueprint for Judy Turner, the men’s wear label that he launched in November 2018. The moniker “emerged as this humorous response to a saturated market of esoteric brand names that sounded too serious or complex,” Averett, now 29, told me, mentioning his combined admiration of Judy Garland, the 1980s fashion designer Judy Blame and Lana Turner. His collection consists of reworked staples, like rib-knit clavicle-baring tanks and half-zip pullovers, as well as one-of-a-kind crochet pieces — such as a matching gingham-print blazer and shorts set crafted from merino wool — handmade by his former factory colleagues. And, as of this week, Judy Turner has its own website, where Averett will offer his clothing in exclusive colors and drop new handwoven designs monthly. From $220, judy-turner.com.

Know About This

A Line of Stylish, Gas-Free Grills

Courtesy of Spark Grills

By Michaela Trimble

T Contributor

The entrepreneur Ben West realized that he wanted to make his own line of grills in 2015, while working as the C.E.O. of a cookstove and solar product company stationed in Kenya, where the temperate weather allows for a steady stream of barbecues. “That’s where I fell in love with cooking outdoors, with wood and charcoal,” West told me recently. Now, he is preparing to fill orders for his newly launched brand, Spark Grills. With a barrel shape inspired by midcentury modern design, the matte-finished, weather-resistant grills are available in dark gray, cream, sage and navy and are equipped with double-walled porcelain enamel shells that provide insulation and come with an attached chopping board made from bamboo. They’re also gas-free; West partnered with food and biomass scientists in Boulder, Colo., to create custom briquettes — available, for now, in hickory and apple-wood flavor profiles — using a patented wood and charcoal technology that heats food faster, evenly and at the desire temperature, whether it’s smoked brisket at 225 degrees Fahrenheit or wood-fired pizzas at 905 degrees. Best of all, the brand’s mobile application makes grilling even easier: Users can be notified when their grill is sufficiently hot or their food perfectly cooked. Available for preorder from $799, sparkgrills.com.

From T’s Instagram

Inside a Reimagined Shoreditch Loft

Martin Morrell

#RoomOfTheDay: The London architects @ZoeChanEayrs and Merlin Eayrs (@ChanAndEayrs) transformed this loft in a former shoe factory in Shoreditch. The open kitchen, pictured here, features a custom oak island and cabinetry that flows into a seating area with a Zyklus lounger by Peter Maly upholstered in creamy Pierre Frey velvet and an antique English chair. Read more, and follow us on Instagram.

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