Barbara Iweins Catalogued Every Single Item She Owns

Faced with the prospect of packing and moving everything in her house post-divorce, the Belgian...

A Photographic Ode to New York’s Vanishing Mom-and-Pop Shops

In their latest book, photographers James and Karla Murray document the independent storefronts...

How Leonora Carrington Built and Dissolved Worlds

A new book penned by the late Surrealist’s cousin explores the far-flung physical places in which

A New Book Tracks the Past and Future of Dyestuffs

Anthropologist and textile artist Lauren MacDonald details the difficulty with which traditional...

Unpacking Isamu Noguchi’s Affinity for Ancient Greece

In a new book, Objects of Common Interest founders Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis reflect...

The Barbie Dreamhouse Has Always Reflected the Times

A new book presents the ever-evolving Barbie Dreamhouse, which turns 60 this year, as a curious...

Madonna and Saint Laurent Bring “Sex” to Art Basel

To celebrate the groundbreaking book’s 30th anniversary, the French label is mounting an historic

12 Books on Our Summer Reading List

The illustrious history of the humble Polaroid, an exploration of contemporary beauty, decorated...

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The Surface Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

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

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...

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.

Gucci Pays Tribute to the Inspiring Works at the Doge’s Palace

The Italian fashion label, in partnership with photographer Marina Cicogna and publisher Marsilio,...

Surface Shops
Rediscovering the Forgotten Women of the Bauhaus, A Reading List

Influential, brilliant, bold, essential—the Bauhaus women come alive again in these books.

Book Report: 21 Designers Relay What They’re Reading This Summer

Scroll through this guide for the best of the written word.

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Six New Coffee Table-Worthy Books We’re Obsessed With Right Now

With a new season upon us, it's time to update your rotation.