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Design
The American Diner Gets a Mediterranean Makeover by a Famed London Restaurateur

Mourad Mazouz, the creative force behind Momo, Sketch, and Au Bascou, can't stop reinventing the...

Design
In Los Angeles, a Design Gallery Goes Home

For its third West Coast iteration, The Future Perfect’s game-changing gallery concept christens...

Critical
Mark Foster Gage is the Most Prolific Architect of Buildings That Don’t Exist

Blade Runner meets The Wizard of Oz in the New York architect's fantastical work.

Design
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...

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,

Partnership
Resetting What Metal Means, One Facade at a Time

As Pure+FreeForm’s Geoffrey Hahn tells it, new technologies have created a new materials...

Travel Awards
The Best New Hotels of 2019

From Mexico to Macau, micro to massive, the Surface Travel Awards finalists in the hotel and resort

The Boundaries Issue
The Breakout Year of Ini Archibong

Embracing the tenets of spirituality and mysticism, Switzerland-based designer Ini Archibong is...

The Boundaries Issue
Wisdom: Clodagh, Designer, New York

"I didn’t grow up wanting to be a designer. My father planned his children’s lives, and I was...

Commission
Eight Design Firms Imagine a Border Without Walls

Takes on a more playful, inviting, and humane meeting of the U.S. and Mexico.

Design
Designtex Continues the Tapestry Woven By the Bauhaus School

The textile company recreates the designs of Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers, Bauhaus’s master...

High Design
Yoga, Tea, and Fine Design, Today’s Cannabis Shops Offer More Than Bongs and Buds

CBD and marijuana retailers have turned from hocking papers and pipes to offering complete...

The Boundaries Issue
State of Clay

These six fine artists add new energy to California’s celebrated ceramics tradition.

Design
For The Couple Behind Danish Powerhouse HAY, Marriage Is an Act of Design

The Rolf and Mette Hay are keeping up a long tradition of successful partnerships that cross the...

The Boundaries Issue
Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu Mixes Architecture and Activism for the third Chicago Architecture Biennial

This year's biennial expands its scope to engage every fiber of the urban fabric. Yesomi Umolu...