Stories

Design
The Design World’s Most Influential Person (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

Rossana Orlandi’s Milan space is a bastion of groundbreaking contemporary design.

Fashion
Sterling Ruby: Stretching the Canvas

Sterling Ruby combines art and fashion with his close friend Raf Simons.

Fashion
Provocateur-in-Chief: Sarah Shotton

How a shopgirl from the North of England became the creative director of a global lingerie brand.

News
Design Dispatch: Mar. 29, 2017

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

News
Design Dispatch: Mar. 28, 2017

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

Travel
The Surface Guide to Salone del Mobile

The fairs, installations, and local spots not to miss this year in Milan.

Exclusive
Kanye West Releases His Calabasas Collection

The much-talked-about line is here—and it comes with a zine.

News
Design Dispatch: Mar. 27, 2017

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

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Liz Diller

A glimpse at the architect’s thought process by way of illustration.

Travel
A Tastemaker’s Vibrant Shop in Cape Town’s Creative Quarter

Meet Barbara Lenhard’s Kloof Steet boutique, Opulent Living Concept Store & Gallery.

Travel
Announcing the Surface Travel Awards

Introducing our inaugural tribute to the spaces, products, and innovators that inspire and connect...

News
Design Dispatch: Mar. 24, 2017

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

Hotel
The Warehouse Hotel Harkens Back to Singapore’s Seedier Times

This converted 19th century "godown" may look contemporary, but it hasn't completely shed its...

Restaurant
Let Alma Handle Your Work-Life Balance

A shared workspace in Stockholm embraces the social-club-as-office model—plus fine dining for all.

Hotel
The New Venice Hotel We’re Dying to Book

Design director Diego Paccagnella engineers a boutique stay with provincial credibility.

News
Design Dispatch: Mar. 23, 2017

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

Books
Organic Chaos in Rick Owens’s Furniture Designs

A new book delves into the fashion icon’s furniture designs—and how his life partner, Michèle...