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How Wrensilva Makes Music Sound Like Liquid Velvet

The founders of the HiFi record console company have true grit and deep roots in music....

Design Dose
The Surface Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

This year’s holiday gifts are all about the pleasures of home, from cannabis to fashion to...

Currently Coveting
A Smartphone Designed To Keep You Off It?

The designers responsible for bringing Palm back think this pared-down device the size of a credit...

Business of Design
Bitcoin Surges As Cryptocurrency Reaches An All Time High

Bitcoin has grown 40% since October, marking the highest valuation of cryptocurrency, a trend that...

Next Frontier
An Art Exhibition That Questions What It Means to Be Human

“Uncanny Valley,” on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, examines how artificial...

Design
Success on Instagram Turns a Digital Design into a Physical Object

Digital designer Andrés Reisinger received orders for a chair that didn’t actually exist. He’s

The Vanguard
Neri Oxman and Sir Norman Foster on the Future of Design

The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.

Design
Devon Turnbull’s Handcrafted Speakers are the Most Premium Audio Experience Around

Commanding and retro, low-tech and sculptural, the speakers have amassed a fanbase that includes...

SURFACING
A Japanese Design Studio Threads the Line Between Human and Nature

Takt Project’s lighting fixtures melt and grow like icicles.

The Boundaries Issue
Google’s Ivy Ross Wants You to Simply Be

Ivy Ross, vice president of hardware design and user experience at Google, has embarked on a...

TRANSPORT
How The Boutique Sports Car Market Became a Lab for Screamingly Fast EV Design

To make their boldest statements—and survive—smaller-scale makers with famed badges are turning

Travel
Take a Look at The Best New Luggage of The Year

Highlights from the latest crop of releases include a duffle designed by Marc Newson, a...

Travel
The 10 Best Travel Products of The Year

The standout offerings from 2019 include sunglasses with earphones, a self-cleaning bottle, and...

Art
With [AR]T, Apple Plants Itself Firmly in Augmented Reality

The tech giant teamed up with the New Museum to help curate its new AR project series.

Surface Shops
The 8 Best Looking Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers

Eight handsome box-, cone-, and disk-shaped, Bluetooth-enabled speakers that bring sound and style...