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Architecture
Paolo Soleri at 100: A Visionary Lost in a Desert of His Own Making

Paolo Soleri's concepts and work were never more relevant than they are today, and his legacy has...

Opinion
Please Stop: Designer Gingerbread Houses

In this edition of “Please Stop,” our occasional look at design trends that need to...

Best of 2018
2018 Was a Terrible Year. These Products Made It Better.

The 10 imaginative objects that held us back from the void.

WORDPLAY
Why Do All Millennial Companies Look and Sound the Same?

Surface Media’s CEO on the branding trends du jour. Also, pineapples!

TASTE
David Yurman Has a Side Hustle Creating Themed Scarves, Hats, and Jackets for His Crew of Cowboys

For nearly four decades, the famous jeweler has gotten his kicks by escaping to trails with a...

OPINION
How We Could Have Predicted Kanye’s ‘Dragon Energy’ Trump Tweet

All the clues lie in an interview we conducted with Yeezy right before his "psychiatric emergency"...

WORDPLAY
Manhattan’s Starrett-Lehigh Building Is Covered in Fake Furniture

Our CEO points to a problem that pervades real-estate projects around the world: originality.

TASTE
How Apple Inc. Is Like a Classic American Diner

David Rockwell believes that 20th-century diners largely embodied the U.S.’s interest in...

DIALOGUE
Living the Good Life: Valerie Steele and Stefan Sagmeister on Happiness

The FIT Museum director and graphic designer discuss childbearing, Céline dresses, luxury hotels,...

OPINION
Does Luxury in Flight Exist Anymore?

A British writer laments the absurd aspects of modern-day commercial air travel, while longing for...

TASTE
Venus Williams Pays Very Close Attention to Hotel Design

The superstar tennis player and interior-design mind shares her pursuit of the “wow” effect.

DIALOGUE
Naughty by Nature: Valerie Steele and Erdem Moralıoğlu on Vulgarity

The FIT Museum director and fashion designer discuss Jeremy Scott, Jean-Paul Gaultier, reality TV,...

Opinion
Please Stop: Trying to Save Times Square with Valentine’s Day Art

No amount of art or high design can redeem the cheesy holiday or neighborhood.

WORDPLAY
Why Designing Instagram Moments Equals Failure

Surface Media’s CEO pleads with architects and developers to focus on building lasting...

Wordplay
Why Many Artists Need Galleries Now More Than Ever

Surface Media’s CEO on the vital role of representation—even in the age of Instagram.