How Designers Are Cultivating a New Aesthetic for Cannabis

Can smart branding build the first legal weed empire?

On the Eve of the U.S. Election, a New Exhibition Explores the Relationship Between Art and Conspiracy

The Met Breuer's "Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy" takes a look at alternative...

From the Archives: Surface #27, Fall 2000

Eighteen years ago, Surface recognized the graphic novel by profiling Daniel Clowes, a star...

The Memphis Group’s Peter Shire Just Wants to Feel Great All the Time

From his studio in Los Angeles, the 70-year-old designer talks about leaving a legacy, the...

Weekend Cheat Sheet May 29 – June 3, 2018

A one-day live performance from Joan Jonas in London, ancient Greek sculptures reinterpreted for...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: May 21 – 28, 2018

Women artists disrupt gender roles, fringe communities come into the spotlight, and more cultural...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: May 14 – 20, 2018

Artists tackle climate change, Georgia O’Keeffe on Hawaii, iconic Latin American houses, and more

Weekend Cheat Sheet: May 7 – May 13, 2018

Outsider artists finally get their due, Alaia dresses receive the museum treatment, and more...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: April 30 – May 6, 2018

A first look at The Shed, Creative Time’s new series of high-intensity dance parties, Dan...

How We Could Have Predicted Kanye’s ‘Dragon Energy’ Trump Tweet

All the clues lie in an interview we conducted with Yeezy right before his "psychiatric emergency"...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: April 23 – 29, 2018

Takashi Murakami's homage to Francis Bacon, redefining eroticism with Léon Ferrari, and more...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: April 16 – 22, 2018

Contemporary artists take on Plato in L.A., Elliott Puckette re-approaches the line, and more...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: April 9 – 15, 2018

Doug Aitken’s hallucinatory new installation, radical art and the female body, and more cultural...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: April 2 – 8, 2018

Rarely seen works from Donald Judd, a new collection from architect and artist Tron Meyer, and more

Weekend Cheat Sheet: March 26 – April 1, 2018

Art Basel Hong Kong highlights, MoMA’s massive Adrian Piper retrospective, and more cultural...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: March 19 – 25, 2018

Superstring theory with Mariko Mori, a new foundation for Milton Resnick, portraiture with Cezanne,

Weekend Cheat Sheet: March 12 – 18, 2018

Interrogating Van Gogh's legacy in London, a blue-chip gallery pops up in Brooklyn, avant-garde...

Announcing Surface‘s 2018 Tech Issue Cover: Tony Fadell

The creator of our most addictive devices looks toward the next phase of his career.

Weekend Cheat Sheet: March 5 – 11, 2018

A double dose of Cy Twombly, Barbara Hepworth’s first American appearance in two decades, tips...

Last Night at “The Aesthetics of Matter” Cocktail Gala

Ahead of Volta 2018, opening March 7 at Pier 90, Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont celebrate...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 26–March 4, 2018

David Bowie comes to Brooklyn, Martin Margiela's first-ever retrospective, Chance the Rapper at the

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 19 – 26, 2018

Howardena Pindell's first major survey, a Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami mashup, and more...

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 13 – 18, 2018

"Songs for Sabotage," Picasso pitchers, and more cultural intel to help you make the most of your...

Stuart Parr Owns the Sickest Collection of Vintage Italian Motorcycles

The designer, film producer, and artist manager on why there’s no better way of getting around...

Announcing Surface‘s Jan./Feb. 2018 Cover: Solange Knowles

A side of the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter you haven't seen before.

The Best of 2017

A look back at the year’s most-read stories, top new furniture and objects, most exciting fashion

Surface’s Most Popular Stories of 2017

The 10 articles that captured your attention this year, from our exclusive first look at Kanye...

The Best Designed Hotels of 2017

We look back at the year of openings to isolate the most standout new properties around the world,...

Is Food Art? Chefs, Artists, and Curators Debate

Welcome to the intersection of inspiration and ingestion, where the art and food worlds'...

The Boffi Tomato+ Brings the Mediterranean to Your Kitchen

A new greenhouse system grows 30 types of vegetables and herbs inside a swanky stainless-steel...

Elinor Portnoy’s Juicer Adds Theater to Cocktail Hour

Created with a cold-working technique that peels away layers of glass, this colorful citrus juicer...

Why MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Is Not the Exhibition You Were Expecting

Plus, the behind-the-scenes stories of 10 objects in the show—and one more that got away.

The Sisters Behind Rodarte and Artist Catherine Opie Talk Politics, Periods, and California

With Woodshock their first feature film, premiering in September, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of

Steve Guttman Is the Art World’s Consummate Concierge

The Uovo founder discovered a void in the arts, and filled it with a suite of tech-driven...

Aesop’s Signature Aesthetic Now Comes in a Bottle

The Australian skincare brand has distilled its award-winning design sensibility into three new...

Hermès Finds a New Muse in Downtown Manhattan

The fashion house’s latest silk scarf takes inspiration from the reinvigorated neighborhood...