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
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
Harry Nuriev’s Furry Furniture Will Make You Smile

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

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...

Business of Design
How Iran Found a Lifeline in Domestic Economy

Despite crippling U.S. sanctions and the ongoing pandemic, Iran’s diversified economy is...

IN MEMORIAM
The Creative Visionaries We Lost in 2020

As this tumultuous year draws to a close, we remember the memorable architects, designers, artists,

(Online) Experiential Exhibition
Can the Noguchi Museum’s Serene Atmosphere Translate Online?

A new film series, Distance Noguchi, attempts to recreate the passage of time inside the museum’s

Need To Know
How Wrensilva Makes Music Sound Like Liquid Velvet

The founders of the HiFi record console company have true grit and deep roots in music....

Business of Design
39% of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Caused by Construction

Amid COVID-19, multifunctional buildings and mixed-use projects will be the face of transformations

Design Dose
The Best Designed Gifts of 2020

The annual Surface gift guide is here to bring beauty to your holiday festivities in the strangest...

Design Dose
ICYMI The Week in Design Dose

From a marble lamp by Salvatori to Rimowa x Moncler's shiny reflective suitcase to Issey Miyake's...

Business of Design
There Are 1 Billion Unsold Hotel Rooms In The U.S.

Even as vaccine approvals seemingly anticipate better days, a long recovery stretches ahead for...

Design Dose
The Surface Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

This year’s holiday gifts are all about the pleasures of home, from cannabis to fashion to...

Currently Coveting
A Smartphone Designed To Keep You Off It?

The designers responsible for bringing Palm back think this pared-down device the size of a credit...

Design Dose
ICYMI The Week in Design Dose

From a porcelain banana by WRK Katie Ridley Murphy to AMASS's super yummy smelling Four Thieves...

Business of Design
How Airbnb Navigated The Coronavirus Pandemic To Valuing its IPO at $100 Billion

How does a travel company go public during a pandemic? While COVID-19 restrictions shut off...

Partnership
Armani/Casa’s Black Leather Gym Equipment Makes Fitness Fashionable

Giorgio Armani’s new fitness accessories are soft to the touch, handsome, and exquisite design...

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...

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...

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,...

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
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.

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

ART
The First-Ever National Memorial for Native American Veterans Graces Washington, D.C.

The first national monument dedicated to Native veterans is the shape of the circle, holding...

ART
A Campaign To Fund A Statue of Virginia Woolf Receives A Sudden Influx of Donations

After a naked sculpture of the Mary Wollstonecraft was deemed a missed opportunity, fundraisers...

Business of Design
Bitcoin Surges As Cryptocurrency Reaches An All Time High

Bitcoin has grown 40% since October, marking the highest valuation of cryptocurrency, a trend that...

Architecture
The Robot’s Head in Kaliningrad Will Be Demolished Next Year

The Russian brutalist building designed by architect Yulian L. Shvartsbreim has been abandoned...

Art
John Waters Donates His Entire Personal Collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art

Tending towards the naughty, the perverse, and the ironic, the filmmaker's collection of 372 works...

Business of Design
How Uber Became The Largest Food Delivery Enterprise

As the ride-sharing economy grapples with low ridership, platforms pivot to food delivery and to...

News
For The First Time, The Met Appoints Two Leaders—One of Whom is a Woman

The Met will elect Hamilton E. James and Candace K. Beinecke to replace Daniel Brodsky, the current

OPENING SHOT
At Hoff Sneakers’ New Storefront in Madrid, Simplicity Abounds

Awash in earthy tones and textures, the Spanish footwear brand’s latest pared-down flagship by...

HIGH DESIGN
Drink Up to Wind Down: The Rise of Snazzy Non-Alcoholic Beverages

People are tired of drinking. At least I know I am.

Design Dose
ICYMI The Week in Design Dose

From a folding chair by departo to Allbird's super soft TrinoXO Tee to Issey Miyake's Bao Bao Prism

CURRENTLY COVETING
Make Your Own Luck With Auvere’s Talisman Collection

The high karat gold jewelry purveyor’s latest collection elicits positive emotions with symbols...

CURRENTLY COVETING
Anony’s Calder-Like Lighting Fixtures Will Make You Happy

The Canadian lighting studio Anony conjured a pendant lighting system that illuminates the fixture...

CURRENTLY COVETING
A Group of Glasgow Designers Make the Ultimate Lounge Chair

Instrmnt Applied Design diversifies its dossier with an industrial-inspired seat.

CURRENTLY COVETING
This Interlocking Handblown Glassware Emulates Somatic Connection

Brooklyn glassmaking studio KEEP devises colorful drinkware that combines the intimate process of...

DESIGN
Santiago Rodriguez Tarditi on Designing a New Cannabis Culture ‘High On Design’

As more countries legalize it, marijuana has grown into a good-looking industry.

Project Spotlight
This Los Angeles Backyard Home Has Views For Days

With backgrounds in architecture, software, automotive, and aerospace, Cover thoughtfully designed...

Currently Coveting
Suite NY’s Handpicked Furnishings Challenge Convention

With three new collections from Sweden and Germany in tow, the venerable New York City showroom...