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...

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...

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.

Surface Shops
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.

This Creative Consultancy Wants You to Stop and Soak Up Good Design

Noë & Associates applies full-spectrum creativity to encourage people to experience the stories...

Reading List: Means of Production

This month’s titles highlight people who have rolled up their sleeves and left their mark on the...

Naoya Hatakeyama Looks Back to Move Forward

A new monograph and solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art exposes the film...

How the Sausage Is Made, Literally

In her new book "The Sausage of the Future," Carolien Niebling dissects the tubular meat—and it's

Why Architecture and Design Exhibitions Matter

Released today, curator Zoë Ryan’s new book explores the role 11 shows have played in shaping...