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The Surface Orbit
Surface covers the most important figures in design, architecture, art, fashion, travel, and other creative disciplines. Our audience represents leaders in each of those fields who have a discerning eye and a passion for great design.
The List
With The List we created the definitive directory of companies producing exemplary design with a commitment to craft, quality, and innovation.It allows our audience to cut through the noise and discover the best—from emerging designers changing their industries to legendary brands doing fresh work—because every member of The List is reviewed and approved by our editorial team.

The List Profile
As a List member you have a permanent home on Surface that’s as well-designed as your work. Every page includes a brand story—detailing company history and philosophy—and a changeable gallery highlighting your commitment to design.
A Profile is Only the Beginning
List members connect with our network of creative leaders through all of our channels.

The List Member Profile

Print Inclusion

Social Media

Editorial Coverage

Email Campaigns

The List Badge

The List Network
Every List member has their profile promoted on our Facebook page and has the opportunity to partner on custom Instagram campaigns. We also follow, engage with, and amplify your social media channels.

Access to exclusive offers from other List members—including hotel and product discounts, event invitations, and more—as well as the opportunity to promote your work to the List community through your own offers.

List members receive preferred consideration for editorial coverage both on and in Surface magazine. They have access to custom storytelling opportunities. And we connect all editorial coverage back to your member profile.
The List Editors
Spencer Bailey
Spencer Bailey is the editorial director of Surface Media and editor-in-chief of Surface magazine. Previously, he has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and worked at The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. He is the author of the book Tham ma da: The Adventurous Interiors of Paola Navone (Pointed Leaf Press). Bailey is a trustee of the Noguchi Museum and served on the juries of the 2016 James Beard Restaurant Design Awards, 2016 Rado Star Prize, and 2017 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award.
Tiffany Jow
As Surface’s design editor, Tiffany Jow leads coverage of interior, product, and emerging design. She has contributed to Art Review, Artsy, Cultured, Dwell, New York Magazine, Wallpaper*, and Wallpaper* City Guides, among others. Jow spent a year in the research department at the Victoria and Albert Museum and contributed to the 2011 exhibition “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990.” She has also helped designers, such as architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, implement their voice across platforms and articulate their work and process.
Nate Storey
As the travel editor at Surface, Nate Storey oversees travel content operations across Surface Media’s many platforms, and manages partnerships and brand extensions within the travel space including the Surface Travel Awards, an annual program that celebrates the best of travel and design, and the online travel agency Surface Hotels. His previous stops include Travel + Leisure and Men’s Journal, and he’s contributed to publications such as The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveller.
Surface Design Badge
Coverage by Surface verifies that your work meets the highest standards for great design. Show the world that you made The List with the Surface Design Badge on your website, social media, and packaging.
The List Packages
Memberships included everything from a List profile to custom content created by our team.

Apply for The List

Please submit your application below, and it will be reviewed by our editorial team. Your card will only be charged if you are approved.

1 Year Membership to The List