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Designer of the Day: Alireza Razavi

The architect discusses creating design value, the key moment in a project, and why he collects art

Katja Novitskova’s New York Landing

Public Art Fund’s latest commission materializes sci-fi and the internet.

Urban Space
Planet Earth’s Concrete Jungles

Director and producer Fredi Devas answers our questions about Planet Earth II’s...

Jonathan Anderson’s Sculptural Silhouettes

The designer behind JW Anderson curates an exhibition with playfully defiant takes on the human...

Artist Meets Architect in “Memento Mori”

Why Peter Marino curating a show on Robert Mapplethorpe makes perfect sense.

Palm Springs by Night

For the photos in Midnight Modern, Tom Blachford captured local architecture in a new light...

San Francisco’s Tartine Manufactory Aims to Show, Not Tell

The eatery takes the same exhibitionist approach to baking as Heath Ceramics takes to pottery.

A 19th-Century Warehouse Finds New Life as a Sumptuous Eatery

Melbourne studio Biasol transforms a heritage-listed building into Clerkenwell Grind, a London...

Sex in the Age of Technology

Charles Curkin reflects on an era before technology made mating easy.

Raf Simons Makes His Debut at Calvin Klein

The new chief creative officer presents the fashion house’s fall 2017 collection.

Watch Wednesday: Blancpain’s St. Valentin

The Swiss manufacturer created a watch inspired by eternal love—something that, with any luck,...

February 2017 Reading List: Shades of Green

From backyards to city streets to Apple’s industrial design, this month’s picks show that green

Carmel Ilan Talks Travel

The artist behind one of Florence’s most stylish hotels shares the experiences that continue...

Please Stop
Please Stop: Writing Open Letters

Our regular look at a design trend that needs to end.

Highlights From Singapore Art Week

The shows, parties, and more that made an impression.

Emil Lukas: Perception is Everything

We tour an exhibition of work by artist Emil Lukas at Sperone Westwater gallery.

A Recent History of Black Fashion Designers

At The Museum at FIT, a show chronicles the achievements and contributions of black fashion...

City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture, and Design Summit

A New York conference’s inaugural edition gathers top minds in design and building.

Watch Wednesday: Panerai’s Luminor 1950 for the Year of the Rooster

The Swiss watch manufacturer’s newest tribute to the Chinese Zodiac features an ancient engraving

History Lesson
Hamilton’s Set Designer Digs Into to the Real Hamilton’s Archives

David Korins, the set designer behind Broadway’s Hamilton, curates an exhibition at...

Surface and American Express Platinum Celebrate the Art Issue

American Express Platinum and Surface host a dinner in celebration of the magazine’s...

Scotland Remake: The Century Bar

The Gleneagles Hotel’s hallowed drinking den gets primed for a new generation of travelers.

Looking Back on Take Five

Inside the retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands that aims to commemorate the African diaspora through

Louise Bourgeois Holograms

An exhibition in New York City brings together a little-known series of works.

Joe Ginsberg on his Process and the Marmara Park Hotel

The Manhattan-based interior designer talks about his many sources of inspiration.

Limited Edition
Jeff Koons Designed a Snowboard for Burton

It’s inspired by Plato and transcendence, he says, but the famously oblique artist is...

Snapshots From Miami

Candid shots taken by the Surface team during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016.

Please Stop
Please Stop: An End-of-Year Roundup

Looking back on the design trends that need to end before 2017.

The Party Vol. 2

Nearing the end of Miami Art Week, Surface Media threw one last party to celebrate the Art Issue...

#TLKS by Adidas Originals at Miami Art Week

Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey moderated the inaugural Adidas Originals #TLKS event with...

In Conversation: Diana Widmaier Picasso, Craig Robins, and Ximena Caminos

Visitors convened at the Faena Art Time Capsule for Surface’s final talk of Miami Art Week 2016.

December 2016 Reading List: Modern Moment

From minimalist art to the art of blues to angst over constant change, the themes that caught our...

Surface and 21c Museum Hotels Throw a Miami Art Week Party with The Skins and Mia Moretti

The pajama party-themed bash celebrated the hotel's 10th anniversary and forthcoming property in...

The New Adidas Originals EQT Sneaker Updates the Line’s No-Frills Ethos

Marked by confident colors and tech-enhanced details, the new Adidas Originals EQT Support 93/17...

Design Dialogues No. 31

Designers Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston joined fashion editor Courtney Kenefick to discuss the...

Design Dialogues No. 32

In the middle of Miami Art Week, Surface’s editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey talked to the president

Revisiting Design Dialogues No. 6 with Jacques Herzog, Kanye West, and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Our never-before-published conversation between Jacques Herzog, Kanye West, and Hans Ulrich Obrist...

Design Miami’s Most Anticipated

The global design fair is back and bigger than ever. Surface and Perrier-Jouët highlight the best...

Miami Art Week, Beyond the Fairs

The top activations and exhibitions at venues around town.

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Debuts New Pieces at Design Miami

Additions to Objets Nomades are reminiscent of natural evolution.

First Look: American Copper Buildings

A duo of angled towers bring architectural excitement to a Manhattan neighborhood.

Surface During Miami Art Week 2021

From our Miami Design District gallery and event space, Surface Area, to sustainability talk series

Surface During Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

A list of everything Surface is up to this year, from Design Dialogues to a pajama party.

Fashion Photographer Chen Man Goes Pink in the Peninsula

The Peninsula Hotel's "Peninsula in Pink" initiative invited Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man...

DapperQ Brings Queer Style to New York Fashion Week

The brand's fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum had style that looked beyond menswear and...