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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...

Fashion
Kanye West’s YEEZY Foam Runners Are What Would Happen if Zaha Hadid Designed Crocs

A teasing image of the multihypenate star's latest footwear release suggests curves and shapes...

RETAIL
Fashion Label or Arts Patron? With COS, It Can Be Hard to Tell

In its first dozen years, the brand has become just as well known for supporting art and design as...

On The Rise
Designer Peter Do’s Incognito Plan to Fashion Fame

A star is born by remaining purposefully under the radar.

Obsession
A Furniture Collection Immortalized in Stone

One of creative icon Karl Lagerfeld’s most impressive contributions to design makes its stateside