Stories

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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.

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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...

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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.

Opinion
The Architecture of 2017 in 7 Buildings

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

OPINION
The Best of 2017

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

OPINION
Surface’s Most Popular Stories of 2017

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

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Please Stop: Menu Minimalism

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