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Opening Shot
A Fashionable Cannabis Dispensary Debuts in The Berkshires

Farnsworth Fine Cannabis blends serene design sensibility with a luxurious product line and rare...

Project Spotlight
A Miami Beach Estate Inspired by Gio Ponti and Midcentury Magic City

Envisioning the private estate as a "freestanding sculpture," designer Achille Salvagni marries...

Surface Shelter
A Lifelong New Yorker Doubles Down on His Chinatown Sanctuary

A downtown duplex pays tribute to local art and design while putting a Scandinavian spin on the...

Need to Know
A Humanist Approach to Built Environments Positions Woods Bagot for the Future

An ethos of empathetic design and a core belief in "People Architecture" has guided the global...

Partnership
Brizo’s Superior, Stylish Fixtures as Works of Art

Surface reimagines Brizo fittings in scenes inspired by classic art movements.

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...

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
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...

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...

Need To Know
For Architect Neil Logan, Less Isn’t More—It’s Everything

“People should remember that architecture is also a service industry—as humble as that might...

Travel Awards
Trending: Daring Bar Design

The best new cocktail spots include a below-earth horticulturist's dream, an eerie moonlight...

TRAVEL AWARDS
These are the Standout Restaurant Openings of the Year

Whether it was light bites in a geodesic dome, dinner in an architectural wonder submerged into the

Design
The Best New Coworking Spaces of 2019

From the Chicago to Brussels, designers have injected new ideas into what is now one of the...

Retail
These are the Best New Stores and Retail Spaces of 2019

The best new shops of the year include a sophisticated CBD boutique, an epic antiques purveyor in...

Art
The Royal Academy of Arts Continues the Conversation on Environmental Protection

With the upcoming exhibit “Eco-Visionaries,” 21 creatives offer commentary on humanity's...