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DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Valdís Steinarsdóttir

Focused on unconventional fixes to social and environmental issues, Valdís Steinarsdóttir embarks

DESIGN DISPATCH
The Standard in West Hollywood Closes After 22 Years, and Other News

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

ART
The Internet Got Really Creative With This Bernie Sanders Meme

After an image of Sanders sitting uncomfortably at the presidential inauguration went viral, the...

Business of Design
Restoration Hardware is Upping the Ante on Experiential Retail

The home retailer announces a $105 million real estate investment in Aspen that will become an...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Developers Push to Open Casinos in Manhattan, and Other News

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DESIGN
Joe Biden Is Already Redesigning the Oval Office

Here’s what you need to know about the new U.S. president’s immediate design interventions.

Business of Design
New York City Renters Owe More Than $1 Billion in Unpaid Rent

As the state amps up vaccination efforts amid the second strain of the Coronavirus, the government...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Landscape by 19th-Century Black Abolitionist Painter Gifted to the U.S. Capitol, and Other News

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FASHION
Kamala Harris’s Pyer Moss Coat Is a Major Win

While attending a Covid-19 memorial on the evening before her inauguration, the Vice President...

DESIGN
Seesaws Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Win a Prestigious Design Prize

The Teeter Totter Wall, a series of seesaws that let people interact across the U.S.-Mexico border,

Business of Design
How Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, and the Castello di Rivoli Museum Could Turn Around the Vaccine Rollout

The decimated travel industry has provided key contributions during the coronavirus pandemic; now,...

DESIGN DISPATCH
An Artist’s Trump Countdown Clock Goes Dark, and Other News

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ART
The “Trump Baby” Protest Balloon Will Float on Forever

The unflattering inflatable, which portrays the outgoing U.S. president as a diaper-wearing infant,

NEED TO KNOW
At Established & Sons, Sebastian Wrong Nurtures Passion and Ingenuity

With an artistic perspective and collaborative spirit, the Established & Sons co-founder empowers...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Hank Willis Thomas Unveils MLK Memorial, and Other News

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DESIGN DISPATCH
New York Ends Contracts With Trump Organization, and Other News

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Design
Harry Nuriev’s Furry Furniture Will Make You Smile

The Crosby Studios founder expands his interiors practice by launching a lively suite of furniture,

FASHION
Bridget Foley’s Most Exhilarating and Horrifying Moments

The stalwart fashion critic recently announced her departure from WWD after more than 30 years....

URBAN PLANNING
Paris Will Transform the Champs-Elysées Into a Massive Green Space

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, greenlights a $300 million transformation of the Champs-Élysées

DESIGN DISPATCH
The Vessel Closes Indefinitely After Suicides, and Other News

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

ARCHITECTURE
The Blanton Museum of Art Taps Snøhetta for Redesign

Renovation plans include unifying the grounds with a canopy shade structure and commissioning the...

ARCHITECTURE
Demolition Scrapped for Louis Kahn Dormitories in India

After plans for the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad to raze Louis Kahn’s dormitories...

Business of Design
8 U.S. Tech Businesses Priced IPOs This Week, Raising an Estimated $5 Billion

In what could be the biggest week for new listings in more than five years, at least eight...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Chelsea Hotel Resumes Renovation, and Other News

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

CURRENTLY COVETING
The Timelessness of Verner Panton’s Panthella Lamp

To celebrate Panthella’s 50th anniversary, Louis Poulsen reissues the late Danish designer’s...

Business of Design
A Record 12,200 U.S. Stores Closed in 2020

The combination of Covid-19 and e-commerce trends decimated brick and mortar, especially...

DESIGN DISPATCH
New York Will Extend the High Line to Penn Station, and Other News

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

FASHION
Loewe Drops a Magical Capsule With Studio Ghibli

Adorned with the vivid landscapes and beloved characters from My Neighbor Totoro, the...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Assessing the Damage from Last Week’s Capitol Takeover

The Architect of the Capitol, the office that preserves and maintains the building’s art and...

DESIGN DISPATCH
The Smithsonian Is Collecting Objects from the Capitol Takeover, and Other News

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FASHION
LVMH Acquires Tiffany, Makes Staffing Changes

Following a bitter legal dispute, the European luxury conglomerate officially acquires Tiffany for...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Richard Serra Sculpture Vandalized in Qatar, and Other News

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

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Woody De Othello

Known for oversize vessels that playfully distort domestic objects, Woody De Othello infuses his...

Design Dispatch
Fortnite Developer Will Convert a Dead Mall Into Its New Campus

Epic Games, the software developer behind the popular video game Fortnite, will transform the...

DESIGN DISPATCH
Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

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

Opening Shot
Tina Frey Brings Her Home Collections to a Breezy SoCal Bungalow

Limited releases and special-edition colorways of Tina Frey's hand-crafted resin vessels, objects,...