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DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Julian Mayor

Julian Mayor’s mesmerizing gem-like pieces toe the uncharted yet fruitful lines between digital...

Surface Travel Awards
The Standout Cultural Institution Debuts of 2019

A museum inspired by a desert rose in Doha, a Canadian library festooned with curvaceous red cedar,

CULTURE CLUB
Roman and Williams Toasts a Nature-Driven Palette by Farrow & Ball

On Oct. 10, Robin Standefer and Stephan Alesch of Roman and Williams hosted the United States...

Travel
Opening Shot: A Historic London Hotel’s Restaurant Gets a Modern Revamp

Architect Pierre Yovanovitch and Hélène Darroze team up to recast the chef's two-Michelin-starred

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Luke Hope

Luke Hope’s exquisitely hand-crafted wooden tableware is both meticulous and contemplative,...

Travel
California Has the Most Exciting Hotel Scene in America

From Napa Valley to Los Angeles, a newfound dynamism has entered the Golden State’s hospitality...

PARTNERSHIP
A Special Edition Grand Seiko Collection Offers Watches for All 24 Seasons (Yes, 24)

The Japanese reputation for precision is not unearned. Even their traditional calendar offers 24...

Watch Wednesday
Watch Wednesday: Arraw Joker by RJ Watches

Created as a fitting tribute to DC Comics’ villains, RJ Watches reimagines the character watch...

DESIGN
A Playful Ode to Decorative Ceramics

Hem enlists ceramists John Booth and Ian McIntyre, who recently formed a partnership called...

OPENING SHOT
In Los Angeles, a Laid-Back Men’s Boutique Channels the Showtime Lakers Era

David Fishbein and Joseph Miller debut the Optimist, a Jeremiah Brent–designed lifestyle hub...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Erez Nevi Pana

Erez Nevi Pana is a student of the earth, traveling far and wide to research how vegan design can...

Partnership
Resetting What Metal Means, One Facade at a Time

As Pure+FreeForm’s Geoffrey Hahn tells it, new technologies have created a new materials...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Hopie Stockman

The process of Hopie Stockman, who co-founded Block Shop Textiles with her sister and fellow artist

FASHION
The Arrivals Wants You to Go Outside

At a pop-up inspired by extreme microclimates, the cult outerwear brand drops a rugged collection...

Travel
The Spirit of Jose Ignacio Pervades a Montauk Getaway

Two talented chefs bring the Uruguayan beach town's laid-back rhythms and fire-cooked culinary...

DESIGN
The Most Anticipated Pieces at PAD London 2019

Ambitious pieces are aplenty at the acclaimed collectible design fair, which showcases one-off and...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Victor Li

Victor Li’s ready-to-wear collections, tailored for the worldly male traveler, feel subtle,...

DESIGN
Harry Nuriev’s Bookable Moscow Apartment Turns Brutalism Blue

The Crosby Studios founder harnesses the sharing economy to bring his colorful design language to...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Ingrid Donat

Ingrid Donat’s painterly approach imbues bronze, her tried-and-true choice material, with warmth,

Travel Awards
The Best New Hotels of 2019

From Mexico to Macau, micro to massive, the Surface Travel Awards finalists in the hotel and resort

Mood Board
Francisco Costa Sniffs through the Brazilian Coastline for Inspiration

Francisco Costa is bathing in the sun for his second act. The former creative director of Calvin...

Exhibition
teamLab Brings its Mind-Bending Visuals to Australia

This October in Melbourne, the collective behind the world’s first digital art museum explores...

Art
In Helsinki, an Underrated Arts Scene Gets Its Own Biennial

Set to debut on June 2020, the large-scale exhibition is geared to give Finnish contemporary art...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Liubasha Rose

After cutting her teeth at Starwood Capital Group, Liubasha Rose set out on her own to launch Rose...

DESIGN
Fall Favorites from the MoMA Design Store

In anticipation of MoMA’s long-awaited reopening after a four-month renovation, we share...

The Boundaries Issue
The Breakout Year of Ini Archibong

Embracing the tenets of spirituality and mysticism, Switzerland-based designer Ini Archibong is...

Travel Awards
The Best-Designed Wellness Retreats of 2019

Otherworldly hot springs in China, a Medieval spa in Tuscany, and a marriage of Mexican and Asian...

Exhibition
How Rimowa Got its Groove: A Retrospective Debuts at Sotheby’s

The heritage luggage brand's first-ever retrospective is a window into its visual evolution, and...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Erwan Boulloud

Whether working with precious gemstones or raw concrete, Erwan Boulloud is constantly pushing the...

The Boundaries Issue
Wisdom: Clodagh, Designer, New York

"I didn’t grow up wanting to be a designer. My father planned his children’s lives, and I was...

STUDIO VISIT
Brendan Ravenhill’s Constant Work in Progress

Brendan Ravenhill’s lighting and furniture studio inhabits an airy post-industrial warehouse in...

DESIGN
A Rising Vanguard of Collectible Design

Preeminent Milan gallerist Rosanna Orlandi lends her curatorial eye to Fernando Mastrangelo’s...

Fashion
The Cuban Mambo, Space-Age Prints, and Other Highlights from London Fashion Week Spring 2020

Five designers prove why the city is a creative force in the fashion industry.

Commission
Eight Design Firms Imagine a Border Without Walls

Takes on a more playful, inviting, and humane meeting of the U.S. and Mexico.

On The Rise
For This Architectural Curator, Buildings Are Not The Main Event

For Storefront for Art and Architecture executive director José Esparza Chong Cuy, humanity...

Watch Wednesday
Watch Wednesday: Bulgari Octo Roma Monete

Fabrizio Buonamassa employs an ancient Roman coin into a modern day timepiece.