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Event Recap
Chilewich Toasted Its Newest Store with a Cocktail Party in New York City

Hosted during NYCxDesign, the textile studio's party gave festival-goers a chance to take in the...

Business of Design
Absurdly High Spenders are Driving Luxury Fashion’s Pandemic Rebound

Brands in turn are shelling out for private stores and super exclusive experiences to keep their...

ART
Sicily Is Resisting Mafia Influence with Poignant Public Art

A program called Spazi Capaci organized by anti-Mafia organization Fondazione Falcone brings public

DESIGN
Bi-Rite’s New Rug Collection Is a Sleek Study in Negative Space

Hand-tufted with New Zealand wool and mimicking perforated sheet metal, the series forgoes...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Álvaro Siza Finishes His First Building in the U.S., and Other News

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

FASHION
Forecasting the Complicated Future of Footwear

Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum chronicles the innovations that have pushed the design, materials, and

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: FreelingWaters

The decorative painter Gijs Frieling and psychedelic penmanship practitioner Job Wouters first...

Travel
Major Food Group’s South Florida Takeover Continues with Upscale Residential Tower

Named Major, the Studio Sofield–designed building will feature 259 apartments that flex to hotel...

Event Recap
Surface and Rottet Collection Co-Host a Cocktail Party at ICFF

New York City’s design community and friends of Surface and Rottet celebrate the brand’s new...

DESIGN DISPATCH
A Covid-19 Memorial Meant to Be Burned Down, and Other News

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

ART
JR’s Latest Project Is a Big Collective iPhone “Places” Map

The award-winning artist teams up with experiential art venture Superblue and developer Niantic to...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Emily Weiss to Step Down as CEO of Glossier, and Other News

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

ART
Staggering Sales Suggest a Booming Yet Cautious Art Market

A recent spate of high-value auctions and widespread fair sales suggests that the art market is...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Kanye West Is “Reimagining” McDonald’s Packaging, and Other News

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

FASHION
Virgil Abloh’s Vision for Nike and Louis Vuitton Soars in Brooklyn

The French maison presents 47 of Abloh’s interpretations of Nike’s Air Force 1 sneaker, putting

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Jan Ernst

Through his creative practice, Jan Ernst pushes clay into exciting new forms that are narratively...

CULTURE CLUB
At Worthless Studios, Miles Greenberg Reflects on the Ecstasy of Heartbreak

On May 22, the artist and sculptor Miles Greenberg staged a seven-hour live performance of his...

Design
With the Return of the Disco Ball, Social Media Anoints Its Next Design Obsession

Following in the footsteps of viral design objects such as Ettore Sottsass’s Ultrafragola mirror...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Kitsuné’s Paris-Meets-Tokyo Cafe, Gallery, and Bar in Brooklyn, and Other News

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

DESIGN
Will Co-Living Ever Be Viable?

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio introduces Unity, a micro-housing concept that plans to open...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Kin Euphorics Expands With a Mood-Boosting Rosé, and Other News

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

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Dana Arbib

After starting out making fashion accessories through her New York studio, A Peace Treaty, the...

ART
An Intimate Frieze New York’s Satisfying Return to Form

Under the wing of newly appointed director Christine Messineo, Frieze New York brings a distinctly...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Reebok and Eames Office Drop Elephant Sneakers, and Other News

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

CULTURE CLUB
Miami Celebrates OffLimits Cereal’s New Boxes by Typoe

Plant-based OffLimits Cereal partnered with acclaimed Miami-based mixed media artist Typoe for its...

ARCHITECTURE
Google’s Latest Entry to Silicon Valley’s Starchitect Arms Race

After five years of construction, Google unveils a sustainably minded new campus designed by Bjarke

DESIGN DISPATCH
A Jazzy Warsaw Pierogi Bistro Puts an Inventive Twist on a Culinary Staple, and Other News

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

CULTURE CLUB
A Twerk ’n Jerk Barbecue to Kick Off Frieze Week

On May 16, MATCHESFASHION and Lehmann Maupin hosted a Twerk & Jerk Barbecue with Nari Ward and...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Alexandre Joncas

Each of Studio d’Armes’s lighting fixtures is a stunning peek inside the mind of Alexandre...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Nina Chanel Abney and Jacolby Satterwhite to Land at Lincoln Center, and Other News

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

Art
Teresita Fernández Creates Glimmering “Walled Garden” Made of Stainless Steel Above Brooklyn

Fernádez spoke with Surface exclusively ahead of the unveiling of Paradise Parados to discuss the...

Currently Coveting
Two Designs from Lasvit Capture the Fleeting Beauty of Nature

With Herbarium and Dancing Leaves, the lighting and glassware company toes the line between art and

DESIGN
Sight Unseen’s Debut Furniture Line Is a ‘70s-Inspired Ode to Camaraderie and Craft

The beloved design magazine enlists Thevoz-Choquet, Studio Anasi, and Home Studios for its...

DESIGN
What If Design History Was Rearranged by Color?

Sabine Marcelis reimagines the Vitra Design Museum’s vast holdings by color, flexing her...

DESIGN DISPATCH
OMA Finishes the Taipei Performing Arts Center, and Other News

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

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Sophie Lou Jacobsen

From her wildly successful ripple cups to colorful glass pitchers adorned with wavy stems, Sophie...