#ideas-in-design Stories

This Google Designer Thinks in Circles

Manuel Lima chronicles humanity’s interest in all things round.

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Jader Almeida on Modernism, Globalization, and the Senses

The designer invites us into his seaside home and showroom on the Brazilian island of...

Rice University’s New Arts Building

Designed by Michael Maltzan Architects, the Moody Center fits right in while making a statement.

Yinka Ilori, the Dreamer

The young, London-based designer imagines stories, memories, and more when creating his furniture.

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time”

The late choreographer’s two-museum retrospective embodies his come one, come all ethos.

Knitty Gritty

Tabula Rasa designer Emily Diamandis impressed Design Within Reach with her knitwear know-how.

“Breaking News” at The Getty Center

The show explores the ways in which artists have responded to the media since the 1960s.

Sensory Percussion Lets Drummers Go Electric on Their Terms

The new drum set from the music-tech company Sunhouse is what drummers have been waiting for.

Total Records

A new book from Aperture presents a visual history of photography’s role in shaping music’s...

Okeanos Aquascaping’s Elevate Terrarium Is Next Level

New from Okeanos Aquascaping, this terrarium is as limitless as your imagination.

Germans Ermičs is Crystal Clear

The young designer presents the latest products to come out of his fixation with glass and color at

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Hank Willis Thomas Would Consider Running for Office

In the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York-based artist and super PAC...

Indira Lourenço Renders African Patterns in Three Dimensions

For her first collection, Angola-born designer Indira Lourenço found inspiration by combining...

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Everything Is An Adventure for Alexandra Champalimaud

The globetrotting interior designer, whose work can be seen inside iconic hotels like The Carylye,...

Discovering the Media You Know

Writer Gabriella Fuller knows: big ideas and a copy of Strunk & White don't count like followers in

Cone Denim Mills Weaves Through Time

Denim label 3x1 collaborated with the textile manufacturer to celebrate Cone Denim Mills's 125th...

The Estonian National Museum Transcends a Dark Past

Spearheaded by the young architecture firm DGT, the institution encompasses a figment of the...

Up Close with Terence Donovan

A new monograph highlights portraiture from the British fashion photographer's archives.

Assembling a Permanent Collection

Two curators, both with rigorous academic backgrounds, apply their acumen to a new fashion and...

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The Natural Order of Monique Péan

The jewelry designer discusses her new SoHo space, creating fashionable, wearable pieces from...

When Japanese Fashion Took Paris

Nearly three decades after the fashion capital welcomed an influx of Japanese designers, a new show

“A Kook Milieu” Indeed: Kelly Behun’s Pop-Up at Barneys New York

The interior designer found a muse in Holly Solomon, a pop art dealer whose personality was as loud

Finding Pleasure in Pain (On The Dance Floor)

The appeal and addiction of boutique fitness according to writer Sheila Marikar.

How Sony’s New Television Replicates the Real World

The model, part of the Z series, combines the latest advancements in high-resolution and color...

The Art of the Metropolis

A group show of contemporary artists at Dio Horia in Mykonos, Greece, draws a connection between...

Around the World with Louis XIII

The Grande Champagne label honors its place in the history of luxury travel with specially...

In Madison Tuton’s Arizona, Cacti And Aliens

For the young designer, the American Southwest is a place of desert elegance and sci-fi mysteries....

AHA Front Brings Life to Dumbo

Online store AHA Life opened its first physical location in the Brooklyn neighborhood and designer...

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There Are No Rules at Kara Mann’s Studio

Interior designer Kara Mann discusses Baker Furniture, an upcoming project in Dubai, and her life...

Why I Make Lists and Reject Listicles

Writer Kim Velsey lives in a bulleted world of contrast.

A Simple Design for A Vital Public Service

A new public safety answering center in the Bronx, PSAC II, combines fortress-like durability with...

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Robots and 3-D Printers are Joris Laarman’s Tools of Choice

The Dutch designer lets us into his robotics factory, MX3D, which is spearheading programs that...

Jayson Blair On Where the Facts Lie

The notorious former New York Times reporter tries to see truth in an age of deception.

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present Opens at the Guggenheim

The New York City museum hosts the first U.S. retrospective of the Hungarian artist and designer in

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Gaetano Pesce Embraces Clutter

He's one of the most celebrated Italian designers in modern history, and, as ever, social issues...

Othr is 3-D Printing Real Design

The American brand is freeing designers from mass-production and connecting consumers with...

A.I. Might Be Man’s New Best Friend

Author Elliott Holt asks: In the age of technology, can artificial intelligence cure human...

Speed Art Museum’s Overhaul

The continuously evolving Louisville museum gets a new look.

Google Gets Crafty

The OnHub Makers Series turns the boring wireless router into a functional piece of art.

Elements House in the Desert

A minimal but mighty guest house in New Mexico delivers a raw experience of the landscape.