Does Luxury in Flight Exist Anymore?

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

Venus Williams Pays Very Close Attention to Hotel Design

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

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,...

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.

Why Designing Instagram Moments Equals Failure

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

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.

The Architecture of 2017 in 7 Buildings

From the overexposed to the overlooked, these buildings—and one curious structural...

The Best of 2017

A look back at the year’s most-read stories, top new furniture and objects, most exciting fashion

Surface’s Most Popular Stories of 2017

The 10 articles that captured your attention this year, from our exclusive first look at Kanye...

Please Stop: Menu Minimalism

Chefs, enough with your Brooklyn blackboard haiku. Just describe how your dishes are prepared.

Why the Guggenheim Museum Is a Precarious Music Venue

The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Andrew Bird on his deep connection to architecture...

Silicon Valley Disrupted Hollywood … by Bringing Back Hollywood

Netflix and its cadre of digital disruptors have reshaped Tinseltown, but the shiny new system may...

Does Meaningful Design Have a Place in the Age of Shitposting?

The internet's culture of nihilistic memes and viral absurdity have become a way to speak not...

Alexandre de Betak Has Mastered the Art of Pesto

The renowned fashion-show designer keeps his many obsessions on heavy rotation—the pasta sauce...

Airline Bookings Will Soon Be Like Airbnb and Uber

Surface Media’s CEO on the future of air travel.