Stories

Wisdom
Graphic Design Legend Milton Glaser on Walking the Tightrope Between Art and Commerce

The designer behind the iconic "I ❤️ NY" logo shares a lifetime of experience.

The Legacy Issue
Mining the Surface Archives: We’ve Got You Covered

A deep-dive into Surface’s history reveals 26 years of art, design, and fashion at the bleeding...

Surface Shops
Stylish, Quick-Pick Gifts For The Fashion-Conscious Woman

From an Alexander McQueen wallet to a Barbie coffee table book, here are nine winning luxury gift...

Hotel
Opening Shot: New Orleans’s Maison de la Luz

Atelier Ace and Studio Shamshiri bring a modern, global aesthetic to the Crescent City.

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...

Watch Wednesday
Watch Wednesday: Tudor Black Bay Bronze

The Tudor Black Bay Bronze, winner of the "Petite Aiguille" prize at the 2016 Grand Prix...

Surface Shops
10 Stylish Indoor Gardening Essentials for Under $100

Planters, watering cans, and everything else you'll need to bring some greenery into your space.

The Legacy Issue
Your Field Guide to Celebrating 100 Years of the Bauhaus

It was many things: a movement, a school, a style, a mixed-up social set. As an actual institution,

The Legacy Issue
Mining the Surface Archives: Gone, But Not Forgotten

A deep-dive into Surface’s history reveals 26 years of art, design, and fashion at the bleeding...

Design
Book Report: 21 Designers Relay What They’re Reading This Summer

Scroll through this guide for the best of the written word.

SURFACE SHOPS
This Father’s Day, Help Dad Release His Inner Burner

Send your pops to The Playa with this high-end camping equipment.

The Find
Nike’s Latest Air Fear of God 1s Are the Perfect Summer Sneaker for Imperial Snowtroopers

The newest select from the brand's collaboration with Jerry Lorenzo's label is so, so frosty.

Art
For NYC Pride, the WorldPride Mural Project Paints the Town

All throughout Pride Month, 50 artists will drop heavy palettes of color across the five boroughs...

Fashion
Alexander Wang Subverts the American Flag at Rockefeller Center

The fashion designer presents his Collection 1 2020 with the famed venue as his backdrop.

On The Rise
The Scenic Route

Set designer and Tony nominee Laura Jellinek reimagines a musical from Broadway’s golden age with