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Business of Design
This Is Why Retail Chains Are Reducing Construction Spending

U.S. retailers have decreased construction spending, moving away from brick-and-mortar, which has...

Architecture
Architects Ask MoMA to Remove Philip Johnson’s Name Over Fascist Ties

The architect's problematic political inclinations are well-documented: he personally translated...

CURRENTLY COVETING
This Insect-Like Table Clock Looks and Feels Alive

For the Swiss watchmakers MB&F and L’Epée 1839, Maximilian Maertens devises an intricately...

Business of Design
Amazon’s Unprecedented Growth

Amazon has added a record-breaking 427,300 employees in the past 10 months—1,400 workers per...

NEED TO KNOW
Martin and Anastasija Lesjak Liken Design to an Organism

The founders of Austrian firms Innocad and 13&9 forgo abstract thinking in favor of real-world...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Covid-19 Victims Who Lost Sense of Smell Are Leaving Bad Reviews for Scented Candles, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

NEED TO KNOW
The Family-Like Ethos of Suite NY

Chris Kraig, the New York furniture showroom’s longtime creative director, explains his deeply...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Salone del Mobile Postpones 2021 Edition, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Business of Design
Why Black Friday Looks Different This Year

The coronavirus has drastically changed our spending habits. While many Americans remain jobless...

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT
Virserius Studio Is Carefully Transforming a Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece

Established in 1929, the Biltmore Waldorf Astoria in Scottsdale embodies Hollywood glamour. Nearly...

Design Dispatch
A Strange Monolith Straight Out of 2001: A Space Odyssey Appears in the Utah Wilderness

"Imagine it’s an art piece, but what if it isn’t?”

Business of Design
The Rich Are Aviation Super Emitters

One percent of the global population causes more than half of all carbon pollution emitted by the...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Forensic Architecture Reconstructs the Beirut Port Blast, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Partnership
Miami Design District’s Ever-Expanding Collection of Public Art Adds a New Piece Just in Time for Art Week

To mark the arrival of Chilean design studio gt2P's Conscious Actions, a series of playground-like...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Sherwin-Williams Fires a Viral TikTok Paint Mixer, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

DESIGN DISPATCH
The White House Scores a Noguchi Sculpture, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

ARCHITECTURE
Is Four Seasons Total Landscaping a Historic Site?

An online petition calls for the bizarre location of the Trump campaign’s infamous press...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Benjamin Langford

Benjamin Langford’s illusory plant-like works bloom and drape across walls, enveloping onlookers...

Business of Design
Your Social Media Endorsement Could Save a Small Business

Social media recommendations account for 23 percent of revenue for small businesses, a new study...

DESIGN DISPATCH
The Boeing 737 Max Is Ready to Fly Again, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

ART
Daniel Arsham Scores a Slam Dunk

The in-demand artist has been named the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new creative director, a...

Business of Design
How Akari Lanterns Are Keeping The Noguchi Museum Afloat During COVID-19

Amid COVID-19, the Noguchi Museum has managed to retain all of its staff without pay cuts, while,...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Yesomi Umolu Heads to the Serpentine, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Anna Jewsbury

Having studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford, Anna Jewsbury channels her divergent interests

STUDIO VISIT
Mimi Jung Finds Her Inner Balance

Through a new body of deeply personal fiber-based works that harness the emotive power of...

Obituary
The Man Behind the Past 40 Years of Salone del Mobile Dies at 83

Manlio Armellini made Salone del Mobile a world renowned trade show, and, in doing so, championed...

Urban Futures
Floating Islands Will Soon Scatter Copenhagen’s Center

In response to rising sea levels, Studio Fokstrot and Marshall Blecher designed a series of...

Architecture
A Cultural Institution Resembling a Suspended Cloud is Planned for Siberia

The Vienna-based architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au is behind the design of the Kemerovo Museum...

Business of Design
Unpacking The Draconian Decline in Luggage Sales 

Luggage brands saw a jaw-dropping 80 percent decline in sales because of the coronavirus pandemic.

DESIGN DISPATCH
Frieze Los Angeles and Art Basel Hong Kong Delay 2021 Editions, and Other News

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

FASHION
At Accra Fashion Week, 5 Rising Talents Reflect on the Times

In lieu of a physical event, Mercedes-Benz tapped the photographer Carlos Idun-Tawiah to capture...

Architecture
Sea Sponges Are The Secret Sauce For The Next Generation of Architecture

Invertebrate marine creatures are paving the way for stronger and lighter bridges and skyscrapers.

Art
The Black Painters Academy Is Here To Shift The Paradigm

A new dedicated school will teach the history of Black art, completely free of charge.

Business of Design
What Airbnb’s IPO Listing Means in the Battle for Travel Booking Supremacy

"We believe that the lines between travel and living are blurring, and the global pandemic has...

ART
This Book Chronicles A Side of Abstract Art You’ve Never Seen

Less white, Western, and male: Joseph Low (“Pepe”) Karmela's new book chronicles the lesser...

News
Despite Opposition, A Road Tunnel Near Stonehenge Is Approved

Druids, green campaigners, and archaeologists battle to oppose the controversial $2.2 billion road