Sean Brown’s Bold New Collection: Inflatable Furniture

“Design should be polarizing and free flowing. People should have an opinion to say I like this...

Need to Know
Sommsation Champions Independent Wineries to New Audiences

The interactive wine tasting venture bridges the in-person experience with the ease of digital...

Inside Oslo’s Latest Cultural Draw, the Largest Museum in Scandinavia

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design includes highlights such as Edvard...

Opening Shot
In Qatar, Dior Unveils a Baroque Lounge for VICs

The jewel box of a salon designed by Dimorestudio is a reservations-only portal to the maison’s...

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...

Artist Statement
Wu Tsang’s VR Film and Sound Installation Takes Viewers on a Journey Through the Eyes of a Whale

At the Venice Biennale, the filmmaker, visual artist, and MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow flips the...

Business of Design
A Design Unicorn Flashes Its Horn

Following on the heels of a staggering $100 million fundraise in 2021, the design startup Material

At Home With Japanese Graphic Artist Verdy

On the heels of leading the art direction for NTWRK's Unboxed festival, a livestream retail event...

A Quick-Hit Guide to the Best Activations, Culinary Pop-Ups, and Parties at the Formula One Miami Grand Prix

From Carbone's exclusive beach experience to Red Bull's takeover of the Faena Hotel to the launch...

Culture Club
Mytheresa and Dolce & Gabbana Celebrate the Launch of Capsule Collection

On April 14, Mytheresa and Dolce & Gabbana celebrated their forthcoming capsule collaboration, the...

David Rockwell Brings the Spirit of Broadway to the Civilian Hotel

After a prolific career in both stage and hospitality design, the architect's two worlds collide at

Cosmo in the Cosmos: Suborbital Space Lounge Set to Launch

Miami nightlife impresario David Gutman will design the hospitality experience aboard Spaceship...

Business of Design 
The Euphoria Cast’s Fashion-World Takeover

The show's viral Y2K-era styles and whimsical makeup designs are defining the current fashion...

Set Design
Inside David Korins’ Electric Set Design for the 2022 Academy Awards

The creative director and designer returns to the Oscars for the second time with an ambitious...

Glossier’s Miami Outpost is Packed with Magic City Cues

Vibrant hues, local coral stone, and an experiential "underwater" selfie room set the tone and a...

Aspen Winter Hotspot Snow Lodge Ups its Art Game

With Incubus front man Brandon Boyd curating the art program, Surf Lodge's snowy satellite adds...

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Latvia’s Art Nouveau-Rich Capital Welcomes the Striking A22 Hotel

In Riga, interiors firm CBP Design has transformed the former 1930's U.S. Embassy into a gorgeous...

Project Spotlight
Achille Salvagni Imbues a Manhattan Residential Tower With Parisian Touches

The Rome-based interior designer’s first condo building, The Bellemont, blends 19th-century...

Artist Statement
Joy Yamusangie’s Fictional Jazz Club Traverses Themes of Gender, Race, and Identity

Inspired by the life of Billy Tipton, the talented American jazz artist who lived secretly as a...

Opening Shot
An Iconic Florida Resort is Restored to its Former Glory

With Rockwell Group leading the redesign and Major Food Group debuting a collection of new culinary

With the Debut of the Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, a Sister City Flexes its Glow Up

British designer Tara Bernerd peels back the layers of a spring break capital on the cusp of...

Harry Nuriev On Why 2022 Will Usher in a Design World Renaissance

The founder of Crosby Studios reflects on how his practice has changed during the pandemic and...

Project Spotlight
Detroit Firm Pophouse Infuses a 21st-Century Workplace with 1960s Style

The Mad Men-inspired office for Rocket Mortgage's marketing division flaunts a rich material...

Business of Design
An Hermès Lawsuit Might Push the Value of MetaBirkins NFTs Even Higher

Hermès is accusing MetaBirkins creator Mason Rothschild of using the likeness of its iconic Birkin

Need to Know
House of Léon’s Furniture Collections Build Character With Age

The California founders behind the approachable home decor brand prize generational know-how at...

Project Spotlight
School House’s Global Rebrand for ELEMIS Puts a Modern Sheen on Its British Heritage

Making a beauty brand look its best is no small feat, but the whip-smart New York design firm has...

Project Spotlight
Lafayette 148 Returns to its Roots with a Tranquil Flagship in New York’s SoHo

The luxury womenswear brand celebrates its 25-year anniversary with the debut of a new Manhattan...

Nespresso and Surface Host Sustainability-Themed Café Talks

Featuring some of the most influential names in the worlds of art and design, the conversations...

Currently Coveting
Moleskine and Kaweco’s Custom Pen Sets Will Activate Your Neural Pathways

The cult favorite Italian notebook brand and the historic German pen manufacturer come together to...

Currently Coveting
Wardrobe or Display Case? File Cabinet or Bar Cart? Two Sculptural Pieces at Suite NY Give Versatility an Artful Sheen

From ceramic objects to spring jackets to bottles of your favorite aperitivo, the transparent...

Is Pantone’s Color of the Year Past Its Prime?

The 2022 COTY, Very Peri, is billed as embodying these transformative times. Critics say it's...

Business of Design
The Metaverse Real Estate Market Is Gaining Steam

Real Estate power players Tal and Oren Alexander are partnering with digital developer Republic...

An Exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach Allows Visitors to Mint Their Own NFT 

Artist Mario Klingemann’s AI-controlled, generative art installation stars in the digital art...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Brit Epperson

As founder and creative officer of the women-led design firm, Studio Plow, Brit Epperson brings a...

Currently Coveting
Art For Change Commissions Six Limited-Edition Prints to Support the Fight Against Hunger in New York

The socially conscious company and City Harvest partner to keep New Yorkers healthily fed through...

Surface x Nespresso Café Talks

Whether it be through innovation or awareness, the creative community continues to sit on the...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Hannah Polskin

Hannah Polskin is the ace of shapes. Whether it be her soothing diptychs and triptychs or amorphous

Pairing Ergonomics and Beauty, Kohler’s Avoir Toilet is a Utopian Vision  

The tankless toilet revolution is here—and Kohler’s latest offering is the commode à la mode.

Currently Coveting
Sudio’s T2 Earbuds Effortlessly Cancel Out Clamor

The Swedish brand enhanced their much-loved Tolv buds with active noise cancellation technology,...

Project Spotlight
Experiential Design Firm HUSH Lights Up Uber’s New HQ With ‘The Stream’

Lanes of custom-made lighting and interactive wall installations channel the transportation...

Project Spotlight
Juniper Brings Hospitality Vibes to Its New Showroom in Manhattan

Housed inside the shell of a 19th-century cast-iron building in Soho, the lighting designers...

Opening Shot
A Landmark Boston Hotel is Reborn

After a tip-to-toe overhaul, the 1927 Ritz-Carlton Hotel begins its next chapter as The Newbury...

Project Spotlight
Studio Plow Brings Faire’s Digital Identity to Life at its New Headquarters in San Francisco 

A light-filled commissary, Parisian–style bistro, and retail shop showcasing products from...

John and Catherine Pawson’s Nettle Risotto with Wild Garlic Pesto

The minimalist architectural designer and interior designer wife share one of their favorite...

Kitchen Creative: John and Catherine Pawson’s Family Meals in the English Countryside

During the pandemic, the Pawsons retreated to their restored 17th-century farm estate in The...

Currently Coveting 
Dedon’s MBRACE Collection is Quintessential Summer Vibes

Designer Sebastian Herkner tapped master colorist Giulio Ridolfo to imbue the outdoor furniture...

An Ornate Cocktail Nook Debuts Inside London Landmark Claridge’s Hotel

Art Deco touches, an Iranian Onyx bar, and a whimsical installation by British artist Annie Morris...

Inside the Set Design of Savage x Fenty Vol 3 with Willo Perron

Architect John C. Portman, Jr.'s Brutalist Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. played host to the...

Stephanie Goto’s Dashimaki Tamago Sando

Drawing inspiration from her childhood memories, the architect’s interpretation of the...

Kitchen Creative: Stephanie Goto’s Design-Driven Cooking Style

For the New York–based architect, the creative process for preparing a meal is synergetic with...

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Lauded Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera Makes His L.A. Debut Inside a Converted Arts District Warehouse

Known for his seminal Mexico City dining room Pujol and two New York City standouts, Cosme and...

Business of Design
Boeing Joins the Space Race

Boeing makes an investment in Richard Branson’s satellite-launching venture, Virgin Orbit.

Project Spotlight
Michael Hennessey Architecture Offers Up a Contemporary Vision of the iconic San Francisco Townhouse

Twin Peaks house optimizes the city's Northern California light and distinctive rolling landscape...

Illustrator Carlo Stanga’s Technicolor World

In the “I Am City” series, Carlo Stanga teams up with Moleskine to publish three visual essays...

Business of Design
Lab-Grown Meat is Coming to a Plate Near You

Investment in cell-cultured meat products ballooned to $3.2 billion in 2020. Thanks to a group of...

Rita’s Berber Tagine

The French-Moroccan interior designer's authentic Berber tagine is rich in aroma and healthy spices

Kitchen Creative: Rita Chraibi’s Meditative Space

For the Miami-based interior designer, cooking is a method to reach a state of zen—and bring...

In the Hudson Valley, a New Hotel Embraces a Spirit of Rejuvenation

A team of decorated hospitality veterans joins forces to breathe new life into an abandoned brick...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Larah Vanessa Moravek

As one of three co-founders of the hospitality specialists Dutch East Design, Larah Vanessa Moravek

Spatial Awareness
The Cabanas at the Beverly Hills Hotel Receive a Retro-Glam Makeover

Champalimaud Design tapped into Old Hollywood nostalgia and the storied history of L.A.'s Pink...

Surface Shelter
An Arts & Crafts Style Pervades a New York City Triplex Stocked with Tony Awards

Within the historic Merchants House building in Tribeca, Broadway actor Nathan Lane enlisted...

Project Spotlight
At the New Beni Rugs Studio in Marrakech, the Subversive Digital Upstart Fashions a Moroccan Oasis

Situated on the Route to Amizmiz, the multifaceted space exudes elements of a showroom, studio,...

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Arlo Hotels’ Third New York Outpost Offers a Refuge From Midtown’s Din

The interior design by Meyer Davis pairs streamlined, unfussy rooms with multifaceted communal...

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Legendary Parisian Den of Iniquity, Lapérouse, Forays into Cafe Culture

The hollowed haunt known for its illicit pleasures and elite clientele—literary titans, prominent

Spatial Awareness
A Facelift Imbues a Collection of Suites on the Amalfi Coast with the Spirit of Italian gardens and the Tyrrhenian Sea

Italian architect Cristina Celestino looked to Palazzo Avino's surroundings in the hilltop town of...

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A Mallorca Retreat That Fosters a Dialogue Between Old and New

At Concepció by Nobis, an elevated design ethos takes hold inside a former 16th-century soap...

Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Debuts Furniture Collection Crafted From Discarded Burnt Cork

Portugal’s 2017 wildfires inspired the French designer's subversive line of chairs, tables, and a

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Neri & Hu Mastermind a Breathtaking Teahouse inspired by an Ancient Buddhist Temple in Fuzhou, China

A skillful blend of old and new, a Qing dynasty official's former Hui-style residence was preserved

Spatial Awareness
Spatial Awareness: The Virgin Hotel New Orleans’ Glamorous Penthouse Bathroom Inspired by 1920’s Parisian Hotels

Local studio Logan Killen Interiors took the reins at the latest outpost of Richard Branson's...

The Pendry West Hollywood is the Self-Indulgent Arrival Summer Needs

With a decadent art deco–style design by Martin Brudnizki, a private member’s club, and a...

Project Spotlight
At a Holistic Studio in New York, Meditation and High-Intensity Fitness Coalesce

Mind Body Project fuses together elements of HIIT, yoga, breathwork, and meditation in a soothing...

A Sustainable Design Marketplace Where the Mission is Buy Less

An e-commerce platform whose goal is to get you to buy less stuff? As implausible as it might seem,

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A Hvar Retreat Where Peace of Mind Prevails Over Partying

The Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea welcomes a serene resort whose elevated wellness offerings...

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Americana Diner Meets Bodega Meets Classic Arcade at This New Cannabis Dispensary

Canadian flower and fashion brand Superette debuts a new outpost in Ottawa that pairs carnivalcore...

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NoMad Hotels Takes its Contemporary Brand of Opulence to London

Roman and Williams put their stamp on the hospitality group's first international outpost with a...

Business of Design
Has the NFT Bubble Already Burst?

The non-fungible tokens frenzy has been one of the top stories of 2021, but new data suggests the...

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An Architect and Artist Couple Transform a Crumbling Castle into a Seductive Italian Stay

Hotel Castello di Reschio is the latest milestone in the Bolza's family's nearly-30-year...

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Rome’s Just-Opened Apple Store is a Skillful Blend of Old and New

Foster + Partners lovingly restores the former home of an Italian senator and bohemian hangout...

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A Canadian Retreat with Mirrored Cabins, Sound Journeys, and Forest Bathing on the Menu

By pairing Leckie Studio and Aruliden's sleek design with science-backed well-being rituals and...

The Haas Brothers Bring Their Otherworldly Creatures to SCAD

The new “Beast in Show” exhibition at Savannah's SCAD Museum of Art puts the imaginative design

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In Hong Kong, a Bar that Channels Japanese Gardens and Kabuki Theater Umbrellas

Up-and-coming designer Myron Kwan and estimable cocktail guru Hidetsugu Ueno team up to bring...

Genesis G80: The Beauty of Curves

Coinciding with the unveiling of the 2021 Genesis G80's swish new design inspired by nature and...

The Principles of Dieter Rams Helped a Start-Up Airline Transform the Passenger Experience

 A matte black aesthetic, kaleidoscopic ambient mood lighting, a custom 360-degree sound...

Need to Know
Sawyer & Company Brings a Touch of Hotel Luxury to Residential Design

After more than a decade of conjuring inspired spaces for lifestyle hospitality clients, Sawyer &...

Maya Lin Debuts Installation of Barren Trees in Madison Square Park

Dubbed Ghost Forest, the work comprises 49 spectral white cedar tree transplants meant to shed...

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A Fashionable Cannabis Dispensary Debuts in The Berkshires

Farnsworth Fine Cannabis blends serene design sensibility with a luxurious product line and rare...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Ivo Bisignano

Ivo Bisignano is impossible to pigeonhole. The multidisciplinary artist and sculptor has spent a...

See the Star-Studded Lineup for the Surface x NTWRK Live Streaming Retail Festival

On April 25 and 26, we'll go inside the studios and workshops Edward Granger, Bond Hardware,...

Project Spotlight
A Miami Beach Estate Inspired by Gio Ponti and Midcentury Magic City

Envisioning the private estate as a "freestanding sculpture," designer Achille Salvagni marries...

Announcing Surface’s First-Ever Covers NFT Auction: Azzedine Alaïa.

We're thrilled to announce an NFT auction of one of our most distinguished covers, the late fashion

A Trailblazing Hotelier On Why New York’s Hospitality Future Is Bright

The opening of the Wythe Hotel, in 2012, was one of the early cultivators behind the rise of modern

Project Spotlight
Far + Dang’s Santa Fe Residence Turns its Desert Surroundings into Art

Though it looked to historic Pueblo Revival architecture for inspiration, the Dallas studio puts...

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An Italian-Japanese Hybrid Brings Creative Cuisine and Harmonious Design to Downtown New York

Local studio Bespoke Only's thoughtful materiality sets the stage for chef Christine Lau's...

The W South Beach Gets a Serene Makeover

The nightlife haven and celebrity magnet trades in its bacchanalian ways for a little mindfulness...

Mapping the History of New York on Instagram

Historian and writer Keith Taillon walked every block in Manhattan to document the city's past and...

A 7,000-Seat Stadium Reveals Esports’ Real Place In Design

Designed by Populus, the multipurpose structure whose roof resembles a turtle shell is slated for...

Project Spotlight
FBC London Carves Out a Permanent Home in Manhattan

The British furniture brand, helmed by Fiona Barratt-Campbell, settles into a sumptuous new...

AutoCamp Announces New Outposts in Joshua Tree, Zion National Park, and The Catskills

Founder Neil DiPaola’s elevated camping concept is perfectly suited for the age of pandemic, when

Business of Design
New Buyers and Millennials Are Driving Record Online Art Sales

Artsy, Sotheby’s, and Christie's have seen a surge in digital buying since the pandemic thanks to

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An Innovative Culinary Space in Tokyo Brings Together an All-Star Team of Creative Collaborators

A progressive architecture firm, viral Bronx chef collective, cult speaker maker, and experimental...

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A Mediterranean Spirit Pervades L.A.’s New Cara Hotel

In East L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood, a formerly seedy motel has been reincarnated as an ethereal...

Miami’s Famed Nightclub Is Launching a Hotel and Residences With AvroKO Design

Architect Sieger Suarez and hospitality interiors firm AvroKO are spearheading the design of the...

Business of Design
Can Prolific Polluter H&M Solve Fashion’s Waste Problem?

The fast-fashion retailer is investing $100 million into a new garment recycling technology...

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...

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,...

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
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...

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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,...

At the Clark Art Institute, Sculpture and Scenery Share the Spotlight

The museum’s first-ever outdoor show, “Ground/work,” explores themes of duration,...

Trump Wants All Federal Architecture to Be “Beautiful”

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order making neoclassical architecture the preferred

Currently Coveting
These Arizona Furniture Designers Give Quaker Simplicity a Punk Rock Edge 

The work of Baker + Hesseldenz Studio is impossible to typecast. 

Neon Will Transform an Athens Tobacco Factory Into an Arts Center

Neon founder Dimitris Daskalopoulos is currently leading a top-down renovation of the nearly...

Should Chernobyl Be Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Officials hope recognition from the UN’s culture agency will boost the site as a tourist...

Art First, Sink Second: Daniel Arsham’s Pebble-Shaped Rock.01 for Kohler is a Thing of Beauty 

Pairing organic forms and 3D-printing technology, the Rock.01 sink is a poetic fusion of nature’s

Currently Coveting
A Vibrant Chair that Subverted the Outdoor Furniture Industry Earns its Due

With bold colors and a sleek minimalist form, Bend Goods’ Lucy Chair has spawned a legion of...

Business of Design
Human-Made Objects Now Outweigh All Living Things on Earth

Artificial materials such as steel, plastic, and concrete now outweigh animals, plants, and...

High Design
The House Votes to Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

“For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of as a matter

Architects Ask MoMA to Remove Philip Johnson’s Name Over Fascist Ties

The architect's problematic political inclinations are well-documented: he personally translated...

Business of Design
Amazon’s Unprecedented Growth

Amazon has added a record-breaking 427,300 employees in the past 10 months—1,400 workers per...

Design Dispatch
A Strange Monolith Straight Out of 2001: A Space Odyssey Appears in the Utah Wilderness

"Imagine it’s an art piece, but what if it isn’t?”

Business of Design
The Rich Are Aviation Super Emitters

One percent of the global population causes more than half of all carbon pollution emitted by the...

Miami Design District’s Ever-Expanding Collection of Public Art Adds a New Piece Just in Time for Art Week

To mark the arrival of Chilean design studio gt2P's Conscious Actions, a series of playground-like...

Business of Design
Your Social Media Endorsement Could Save a Small Business

Social media recommendations account for 23 percent of revenue for small businesses, a new study...

A Cultural Institution Resembling a Suspended Cloud is Planned for Siberia

The Vienna-based architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au is behind the design of the Kemerovo Museum...

Business of Design
Unpacking The Draconian Decline in Luggage Sales 

Luggage brands saw a jaw-dropping 80 percent decline in sales because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business of Design
What Airbnb’s IPO Listing Means in the Battle for Travel Booking Supremacy

"We believe that the lines between travel and living are blurring, and the global pandemic has...

The Museum of Fine Art Houston’s Monochromatic White Expansion Wins a Color Award

Steven Holl Architects takes home Vanceva’s annual World of Color Award with a monochromatic...

La Prairie’s New Collection Is Inspired by a Platinum Meteor Shower that Lasted 200 Million Years

With the release of the Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation collection, the Swiss beauty brand adds...

Design Dispatch
Working From Home Could Lead to a Housing Emissions Crisis, Royal Institute of British Architects Warns

In the U.K., RIBA is cautioning the government that the increase in people working from home will...

Design Dispatch
Orlando Slated to become a Hub for America’s First Regional Electric Aircraft Network

Munich–based manufacturer Lilium says its eVTOL air vehicle, a flying taxi of sorts, can travel...

Business of Design
New York Retail Rents Drop 13% Year-Over-Year

The news comes as the retail sector is facing an industry-wide reckoning due to e-commerce trends...

Design Dispatch
Better late than never? Berlin’s New Airport Finally Arrives Nine Years Past its Projected Opening Date

Plagued by corruption scandals, engineering mistakes, and $4 billion in budget overruns,...

Business of Design
Alibaba’s Singles Day Bolstered By Live-Streaming Retail Market’s Projected $125 Billion in Sales This Year

“Within five years in America, if you don’t do livestreaming, your company will just disappear...

In Eny Lee Parker’s Hands, Clay Has Unlimited Potential

The Brooklyn ceramicist’s sculptural furniture is puffy, playful, and will make you smile. Here,

Neil Bardon, the Designer’s Designer

An obsession with detail and narrative-centric design guides the fastidious founder of Saint Rita...

Business of Design
What Jean Nouvel’s New Resort Means for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 

The French architect has unveiled a truly groundbreaking design for the Sharaan by Jean Nouvel...

Surface Shelter
A Lifelong New Yorker Doubles Down on His Chinatown Sanctuary

A downtown duplex pays tribute to local art and design while putting a Scandinavian spin on the...

Design Dose
ICYMI The Week in Design Dose

From a sculptural armchair by Studio Razavi to Verdi's sumptuous seashell handbag to a Peg...

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A New Hotel in Rockaway Pays Homage to the Storied Beach Town’s Past—and Pulls It Into the Future

A facade inspired by the neighborhood's historic bungalows, a reinvented landmark restaurant, and...

Need to Know
A Humanist Approach to Built Environments Positions Woods Bagot for the Future

An ethos of empathetic design and a core belief in "People Architecture" has guided the global...

Design Dispatch
A “Cocoon Hotel” in Tulum, Diesel’s New Creative Lead, and Other News

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

An Iconoclast Gabonese Photographer Subverts African Stereotypes

Yannis Davy Guibinga’s conceptual portraits sit at the intersection of fashion and fine art,...

An Esoteric Publisher Pops Up at MoMA’s Flagship Museum Store

With a catalogue full of titles blurring the line between art and literature, Siglio is subverting...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: CK Reed

The L.A.–based artist and designer brings mixed-media canvas works and painted furniture to life...

Project Spotlight
Studio PCH and Nobu: Kindred Spirits

The design firm and culinary empire share both their California heritage and a holistic ethos...

George Byrne’s L.A. is Beautifully Eerie

The Australian artist's forthcoming monograph documents the past five years of his life in L.A....

Announcing Design Dose, Your New Portal for Exclusive Product Drops and Discoveries

Surrealist Dreamscapes Fill This Digital Designer’s Instagram Feed

Barcelona–based Simon Kaempfer renders transcendental scenes that transport viewers to an...

A Men’s Grooming Brand with a Fashion Ethos

Homme fuses its founder's fashion background with natural ingredients that reflect its Swedish...

A Movie Theater Seat for the COVID-19 Era

Designer Benjamin Hubert's Sequel Seat features UV light sterilization technology, antibacterial...

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Hotel June’s Carefree Terrazzo Energy Reinvigorates a Modernist Building in L.A.

The offshoot of the popular Proper Hotels brand debuts on the Westside with a relaxed atmosphere...

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A Renowned Photographer’s Childhood Home is Now Mexico’s City’s Most Distinctive New Stay

Situated in the late Manuel Álvarez Bravo's grand house, Circulo Mexicano's Shaker-inspired...

Need to Know
Assembledge+ Embodies Laid-Back California Cool

"I’d like to think that California Modernism is appealing because it is more about a lifestyle...

 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Opens in Colorado

With a facade designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to personify a discus thrower's motion, a...

Need to Know
Virserius Studio’s Joyful Design Ethos

Reflecting their passion for art, the firm's sister co-founders imbue their hospitality projects...

YOOX’s New Fashion and Design Edit Captures the Essence of the Italian Summer

The Ciao Italia! initiative showcases a selection of artisanal brands that evoke the country’s...

Surface Summer School
Announcing the Winners of the Surface Summer School Design Challenge

Surface’s partnership with the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at Penn culminates with the...

Need to Know
Kitchen, but Make it Opera

Fueled by the design studio Arteim’s performance art ethos, drama pervades the bespoke...

Currently Coveting
A Hospitality Brand for the Post-Pandemic Future

With digital services like contactless check-in and virtual concierge, and a collection of stylish...

Project Spotlight
This Hillside Home Is Quintessential California Modernism

The matchbox concept of rotated rectangle structures finds harmony with its location in the...

Surface Summer School
Dror Benshetrit’s Passion-Based Design Philosophy

Speaking about his own desire to bring ecological harmony to architecture and design, Benshetrit...

Surface Summer School
Marc Miller to Students: Consider the Long Tail Impact of Your Projects

"Architecture becomes something that is part of the future," he said, challenging students to think

Surface Summer School
Marion Weiss: This Is the Perfect Moment to be a Designer

The architect and co-founder of Weiss/Manfredi pronounces to the students of Surface Summer School...

Surface Summer School
For Joe Doucet, Optimism and Empathy Are the Keys to Good Design

"If you don't start with the belief you can change things, then you’ll never change anything,"...

Surface Summer School
An Ecuadorian Doctor and Architect Duo Recount the Coronavirus Peak in Guayaquil

The UPenn students at Surface Summer School glean the lessons of COVID-19 in Ecuador as they...

Surface Summer School
Michael Rock on the Role of Social Imaginary in Shaping Belief

The founding Partner and executive creative director of 2×4 shows students at Surface Summer...

Surface Summer School
Thom Mayne’s Design Philosophy: Break the Rules

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect and founder of the firm Morphosis encouraged UPenn students...

Surface Summer School
V. Mitch McEwen: COVID-19 and White Supremacy are Dual Pandemics

The Assistant Professor at Princeton University and co-founder of design collaborative Atelier...

Surface Summer School
Ferda Kolatan Champions Iconoclastic Design

The founding director of SU11 Architecture+Design finds virtue in unlikely affinities.

Surface Summer School
Yves Behar on the Power of Design’s Reactivity

The designer and founder of the San Francisco–based Fuseproject kicks off the Surface Summer...

Surface Summer School
Announcing the Speakers for the Surface Summer School Lecture Series

Yves Behar, Thom Mayne, Susan Sellers, and Dror Benshetrit are among the names speaking during our...

Surface Summer School
Architect Winka Dubbeldam Previews the Upcoming Surface Summer School

The Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture at Penn discusses the program for Surface's...

Currently Coveting
Beni Rugs’ New Garden Collection Pays Homage to Yves Saint Laurent’s Marrakech Retreat

The vibrant hues and Moorish motifs of Le Jardin Majorelle imbue the Morrocan brand's latest...

In Oaxaca, a Hotel With No Name

An artist-and-architect team turned to Mexican craftsmen when kitting out Hotel Sin Nombre, an...

The Best Places to Escape New York City This Winter

An upscale resort on the Jersey Shore, a cluster of secluded Catskills retreats, a wabi-sabi...

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John Pawson Lends His Clean, Natural Touch to the West Hollywood Edition

Ian Schrager makes his triumphant return to Sunset Boulevard, this time alongside the British...

A Global Hotel Brand with a Local Spirit

Through dynamic contextual design and neighborhood-centric influences, each Renaissance Hotel tells

The Immaculate Pan Paintings of B Wurtz

The New York artist gives the humble aluminum staple of corner delis the luster of stained glass...

Can an Unorthodox Berlin Gallerist Succeed in Tokyo?

Johann König debuts his first outpost in Asia with a Juergen Teller exhibition.

The Enduring Charm of Chile’s Midcentury Design Classic, Hotel Antumalal

For more than 70 years the Chilean lakeside hotel has lured guests to the Andean foothills by...

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A Brooklyn Bathhouse Takes Root Inside an Erstwhile 1930’s Soda Factory

On the menu at Bathhouse: soaking pools, a tropical sauna, a sensory deprivation tank, and an...

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An Ethereal Gallery Marries English and Korean Influences in Bath

Cereal magazine founder Rosa Park showcases Korean ceramics and European artwork at Francis...

Devon Turnbull’s Handcrafted Speakers are the Most Premium Audio Experience Around

Commanding and retro, low-tech and sculptural, the speakers have amassed a fanbase that includes...

Jorge Pardo’s Travel Picks for Merida, Mexico

The prolific artist and weekend fisherman enjoys the low-key pleasures of his adopted Mexican...

Nicolas Party’s Audacious Sense of Color

With his radically modern pastel works and flair for the uncanny, the Swiss artist has grabbed the...

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The Refashioned Motel Trend Pops Up in L.A.’s Silver Lake

At Palisociety's Silver Lake Pool and Inn, Mexican modernist design touches are buoyed by...

This Barcelona Boutique Channels an Art Deco Film Set

Even in the era of the multifaceted concept shop, the cinematic Darial stuns.

A Manhattan Trattoria Transports Patrons to Tuscany

Warm interiors with soft natural light, a menu of authentic Italian staples, and a colossal...

Stockholm’s Alma is the Anti-WeWork

Fredrik Carlström, founder of the co-working space and members' club aimed at creative industries,

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,

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

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...

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...

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...

Inside One of Europe’s Most Experimental Design Collectives

The spirit of Middle Age guilds has informed the budding Zaventem Ateliers in Brussels. Can it be a

City Guide
The Essential Design Guide to Marrakech

Long a muse for prominent artists and designers, the Red City is gaining steam as a cultural force.

Rising: Denver’s Arts District Has a Newfound Energy

Call it the RiNo, downtown, or whatever you wish, the River North Arts District promises pleasures

Mumbai’s Doyenne of Restaurant Design

From Bollywood nostalgia to art deco motifs, Shweta Kaushik brings flair to the city’s...

A Jersey Shore Hotel That Feels Like Santorini

If a five-star hotel on the Jersey Shore doesn’t seem real, it’s because designer Anda Andrei...

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A Historic Catskills Farmhouse Gets a Contemporary Makeover

Preserving the feel of its past life as a Borscht Belt–era country inn, the newcomer shows off...

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This L.A. Restaurant is the Pinnacle of Atmospheric Design

Custom ceramic plateware designed for specific dishes on chef Eric Bost's menu is just one example...

The Hotel-As-Social-Hub Concept Comes to Rome

With activated communal spaces and contemporary aesthetics, Chapter Roma hopes to become a local...

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Designer Joseph Dirand Imbues a Greenhouse Vibe into a New Vegetable-Driven Restaurant in Manhattan

Inside a new condo tower by architect Norman Foster in Midtown East, Michelin-grade chef Alain...

A Celebration of South African Design at Cape Town’s New Stay

Gorgeous George merges 18th-century grandeur with an industrial–style interior and local artworks

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Michael Schwartz Moves into a Paola Navone-Designed Space in Miami

Floridian flavors with Southeast Asian influences take center stage at Traymore, inside the Art...

Why Monograms Withstand Fashion’s Shifting Trends

Burberry, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Valentino—stylized logos seem to maintain their cachet...

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Belgian Heritage Handbag Label Delvaux Pays Tribute to Ancient Rome at Its New Flagship

The oldest fine leather goods house in the world recreates a period Roman familia mansion to...

A New Los Angeles Creative Space Pays Homage to the Beauty of Print

Owl Bureau is a multifaceted concept offering up exhibitions, an artist-in-residence program, and a

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An Indian Beauty Brand Unveils an Art Deco–Inspired Home in the Country’s Ancient Blue City

Forest Essentials is the first retail project to open as part of an intensive restoration of the...

The Legacy Issue
Detroit: City of the Past, City of Tomorrow

Detroit has a storied design history full of monumental midcentury figures. Now, a new class of...

Checking In
Martha Stewart’s Former Hamptons Bungalow is The Hamptons’ New Stylish Stay

Co-owner and designer Lucy Swift Weber transforms a Bridgehampton estate into a quintessential...

The TWA Hotel Debuts Inside Eero Saarinen’s Historic Terminal at JFK

The Finnish-American architect's Jet-Age icon takes flight again.

The Legacy Issue
Maya Lin’s Soft Power

From making monuments to moving mountains, the artist and architect's whisper speaks volumes.

Opening Shot: An Eleven Madison Park Alum Brings Buzz to Lower Manhattan

A Del Posto vet and Michelin–grade pastry chef by his side, James Kent comes correct with his...

Iddris Sandu is Going to Change the World

The 21-year-old has coded for tech's biggest names, collaborated with hip-hop stars, and received...

Checking In
The Spirit of Portugal’s Ancient Spice and Material Trade Imbues a New Stay

From silk to paprika, Torel 1884 finds inspiration from distant cultures.

Checking In
In Paris, the Former Hennessy Family Residence Is Recast as a Gilded Hotel

French architect and designer Jean-Philippe Nuel fits a heritage building with contemporary touches

Bright Orange Blocks, Translucent Trees, and Rainbow Arches Pop Up in California’s Desert

The second edition of Desert X turns the Coachella Valley into a vast sculpture park, with works...

Checking In
First Look: At Moxy Hotels’s Third New York Outpost, a More Grown-Up Feel

Yes, there are bunkbed rooms but the newest iteration forgoes the cheeky amusement park overtones...

Checking In
A Beijing Hotel Inspired by the City’s Hutongs

Crowning the Ole Scheeren–designed Guardian Arts Centre, PuXuan Hotel and Spa adds culinary and...

High Design
Hotels Are Getting into the Cannabis Game

From in-house dispensaries and THC dinner parties to CBD cocktails and spa treatments, cannabis may

Art Basel Diaries

This year during Art Basel Miami Beach, Surface partnered with Lyft to document the experiences of...

Surface x Leica Photo Studio at Summit L.A. 2018

We teamed up with photographer Mark Mann to document the thinkers, artists, activists, and...

Jenny Holzer Teams Up with March For Our Lives to Get Out the Vote

The artist's mobile installation traversed L.A. displaying a rotating montage of political...

Opening Shot: Hollywood’s New Bed and Beverage

A former seedy bikini bar is reimagined as an 11-room stay and recording studio, inspired by New...

Opening Shot: A Seasonal Restaurant Brings Tulum to New York

With a tropical atmosphere and wood-fired Mexican cuisine, fashionable Gitano NYC channels the boho

Nearly 70 Years Later, Le Sirenuse is Still the Most Desirable Hotel in Positano

Owner Antonio Sersale treats his family's famed Italian resort like a living organism, layering in...

Opening Shot: SLS LUX Brickell Debuts With a Museum-Worthy Art Collection

Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, it’s also the brand’s first property without Philippe Starck’s...

Opening Shot: In Athens, a Fashionable Stay Takes Root Inside a Revived Neo-Modernist Shell

K-Studio, the Greek design house that brought Scorpios Beach Club to Mykonos, brings contemporary...

Opening Shot: A Moscow Seafood Shop With a Clandestine Wine Bar

In Rybtorg, Russian-born, British-educated designer Yuna Megre elevates the everyday fish market.

Opening Shot: Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte Breathes New Life into One of Paris’s Grand Palace Hotels

Built by the Boucicaut family, founders of Le Bon Marche, the century-old Hotel Lutetia...

The Second Iteration of EMP Summer House Is Even Better Than the First

In partnership with American Express, chef Daniel Humm and Eleven Madison Park have returned for...

Opening Shot: John Pawson Gives a 19th-century French Hospital a Stunning Makeover in Tel Aviv

The British designer teamed up with a local architect for The Jaffa hotel, bringing his minimalist...

Opening Shot: One of Zaha Hadid’s Final Designs Has a Westworld-Like Exoskeleton

Inside Macau’s ambitious City of Dreams entertainment complex, the Morpheus Hotel’s stunning...

Opening Shot: In Tbilisi, Art Deco Vibes Permeate a Soviet-Era Publishing House

The team behind the artisan-led Rooms Hotels in Georgia repurpose a Brutalist structure for their...

Opening Shot: Next-Wave Indian Cuisine at a New York Gastrobar

After introducing San Francisco to a contemporary vision of high-end Indian gastronomy at the...

Opening Shot: Dramatic Lines and Invigorating Color in Germany’s Largest Port Town

Milan-based Matteo Thun teamed up with set designer Robert Wilson for an eye-popping revamp of The...

Opening Shot: LINE Hotels Plants a Flag in Austin

Designer Sean Knibb and architect Michael Hsu used the city's creative energy as inspiration for...

Opening Shot: Soho House Takes Over the BBC Headquarters

White City House pays homage to the Television Centre’s heritage with a midcentury design and...

A New York Hotel With Hushed Townhouse Vibes

The NoMad newcomer brings some chill to a frantic neighborhood along with the widely praised...

Opening Shot: Legacy Records Is New York’s Most Exciting New Restaurant

The team behind local favorite Charlie Bird unveils a stylish, multiconcept venue designed by Ken...

Opening Shot: Nanushka’s Debut Flagship in Budapest

Fresh off its first showing at New York Fashion Week, the contemporary womenswear label debuts a...

Our Copy Editor Makes Really Amazing Mini Furniture

She crafts midcentury pieces from household trash, and even fills tiny cocktails with real booze.

How a Historic Italian Winemaking House Looks to the Future

Alessia Antinori uses contemporary art to bridge the gap between her family’s 633-year winemaking

How Contemporary Art Transformed the World’s Best Chef

Bold gestures, the principles of minimalism, and a Picasso painting powered Daniel Humm to the...

First Look: Maserati Levante 2.0

Chief exterior designer Giovanni Ribotta dishes on the 2018 release of the Italian brand’s...

Surface x Leica Photo Studio at Summit L.A. 2017

We teamed up with photographer Mark Leibowitz to document the thinkers, artists, activists, and...

Getting to Know Nobu

Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the most famous chefs in the world, but only his friends get to see the...

Can Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Stay Smiling?

He pioneered a new cuisine, earned a legion of celebrity disciples, and became the culinary...

21c Brings Its Museum Hotel Concept to Nashville

The Music City outpost opens with a hit restaurant and suites designed by artists, including actor...

Hotel of the Week: A Design Hotel Lands in Charleston

The Dewberry melds its midcentury roots with a low-country disposition.

Can a Lifestyle Brand Succeed at Elite Universities?

After a successful debut in New Haven, Study Hotels heads to West Philadelphia.

Studio Mai Coaxes the Tinder Generation to Look Up From Their Phones

The L.A. firm behind hit restaurants and the new Made Hotel in New York forces interaction through...

Surface Travel Awards
Dana Cowin’s Favorite Restaurants For Design

For the culinary personality and Surface Travel Awards juror, ambiance is as important as...

The DNA of a Boutique Hotel Fills a Manhattan Coworking Space

NoMad newcomer Blender Workspace’s custom design and well-edited programming set it apart...

Eleven Madison Park’s Greatest Hits Menu

The newly anointed world’s best restaurant gave Surface an exclusive look at the...

A Manhattan Restaurant Fit For a House Party

Chinatown’s Flower Shop is a roadside diner meets ’70s basement hangout.

Surface x Summit at Sea

A look at the characters of Summit Series, aboard the final voyage of its floating conference.

Studio Visit
Stephanie Goto’s Food for Thought

Inside her Manhattan space, the architect and designer dishes on her love of food, dream passengers

Scotland Remake: The Century Bar

The Gleneagles Hotel’s hallowed drinking den gets primed for a new generation of travelers.

Joe Ginsberg on his Process and the Marmara Park Hotel

The Manhattan-based interior designer talks about his many sources of inspiration.

A Catskills Getaway with a Brooklyn Feel

A former motor inn near Hunter Mountain is now the Catskills’ most stylish stay.

21c Hotels Brings Contemporary Art to the Heartland

Ten years after its conception, the irreverent hotel group has become an important ambassador for...

Trump’s Victory Hangs Over Summit at Sea

The election was inescapable at the floating conference.

Simon Chaput Reveals His Photographs of India’s Ancient Sundials

The French artist and photographer tells us how he discovered the Jantar Mantar, a series of...

Cocktail Code: Silicon Valley Giants on the Rocks

These 12 drink recipes reimagine iconic technology companies as lavish speakeasy cocktails.

The Watergate Hotel Reopens in Washington, D.C.

The scandalous American landmark gets a stylish overhaul from London-based Ron Arad Architects.

Sonos Opens an Audiophile Paradise in SoHo

A collection of eclectic listening rooms shows off the sleek sound systems and encourages customers

Insider: Kinjil Mathur’s Guide to Dallas

At Foursquare, the e-commerce whiz doesn't miss a beat on cities' cultures, and her hometown is no...

Maderas Collective’s Mighty Wind

Can an American-led furniture company be a force for change in Nicaragua?

Simon Birch Goes All In With &lquou;The 14th Factory &lquou;

The artist's ambitious anti-capitalist exhibition sets up shop in capitalism's epicenter.

A Bistro Makeover in East London

A popular Hackney bistro tosses off it's Egyptian kitsch and focuses on serving great seafood in a...

Sketches of Spain

A craftily conceived hotel arrival in Barcelona sits at the center of an artisan renaissance.

Western Expansion

Singapore-based architect Soo K. Chan brings his signature tropical aesthetic stateside.

A Brooklynite Takes His Urban Bed and Breakfast Concept to Music City

Urban Cowboy founder Lyon Porter opens a new Nashville stay.

Ranjana Khan’s guide to Mumbai

This Mumbai-born jewelry designer has a new passion: giving street art an Indian touch.

Adrian Cheng is spearheading a new wave for the Chinese contemporary art scene

The founder of K11 Art Foundation wants to introduce emerging Chinese artists to the world.

Quirk Hotel is Bringing Attention Back to Richmond’s Arts District

Richmond’s arts district was an eyesore of crumbling infrastructure and panhandling vagabonds...

1 Hotel’s Second Outpost in New York Fuses Scene and Sustainability Without Being Preachy

For the second outpost of 1 Hotels, the flourishing dynasty of stylish, sustainable properties that

Southwestern Design Meets Art Deco at This B&B

A Brooklynite takes his urban bed and breakfast concept to Nashville.

Inside Charles Atlas’s World of Drag Queens, Dance, and Porn

The New York–based visual artist opens his work space to discuss ’80s nightlife, a new...

An Infamous 30-year old private club in London gets a tasteful facelift

Grupo Habita’s Insanely Cool New Hotel in Guadalajara

There isn’t another hotel group right now with more cojones than Grupo Habita.

Book: Vladimir Kagan

A Converted 17th-Century Palace is Provence’s Most Stylish New Stay

The new Hotel de Tourrel combines a French region’s rich history with a contemporary touch.

Design Hotel Stunner: Puglia’s La Fiermontina

A French collector honors his Italian roots at a discreet art-focused hotel in Puglia.