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Faena Art Gala Wows with Garden of Earthly Delights Theme

On May 10, Faena Art hosted its annual fundraising gala at Faena Forum in Miami Beach. The theme...

Mercedes-Benz Toasts Miami’s F1 Grand Prix—and Its First North American Residences

On May 1, Mercedes-Benz teamed up with The Concours Club to toast Mercedes-Benz Places, a 67-story...

More Reasons to Visit Miami’s Moore Building

The Moore Building has long anchored Miami’s Design District as a venue for big-ticket cultural...

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Dorsia and Blacklane Toast Miami F1 Grand Prix

Belkis Ayón’s Prolific Legacy Is Not for Sale

In Ayón’s first posthumous gallery exhibition at Miami’s David Castillo Gallery, the dealer...

Cult Gaia Makes a Meditative Entrance in Miami

With deft touches from design firm Sugarhouse, the ready-to-wear label’s latest boutique lets the

Well-Wishers Toast “How to Collect Art” in Miami’s Design District

On Feb. 1, polymath and art market economist Magnus Resch celebrated the publication of his new...

Baccarat’s Stunning Crystal Tent Steals the Show at the Pegasus World Cup

A lush, garden oasis honors the French maison's 260-year legacy with rarefied objects and...

Faena Art Celebrates Shakespearean Love at the Sonnet 18: Fundraising Spring Dinner

On May 9, Faena Art held Sonnet 18: Fundraising Spring Dinner at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The...

James Gardner on Gitano’s Bohemian Nomad-Meets-Fashion Vibe

A decade after launching in Tulum as a jungle-chic mezcal bar, Gitano has cultivated a lifestyle...

Surface x Dorsia Guide to F1 Miami Grand Prix

From AlphaTauri's VIP party at Fabel and Massimo Bottura’s pop-up extravaganza to Dorsia's Boia...

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Ethereal Skincare Destination Alexis Lauren Collective Debuts in Miami

Pairing medical-grade treatments with meditative aesthetics, Alexis Lauren Collective is elevating...

A Quick-Hit Guide to the Best Activations, Culinary Pop-Ups, and Parties at the Formula One Miami Grand Prix

From Carbone's exclusive beach experience to Red Bull's takeover of the Faena Hotel to the launch...

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Mytheresa and Dolce & Gabbana Celebrate the Launch of Capsule Collection

On April 14, Mytheresa and Dolce & Gabbana celebrated their forthcoming capsule collaboration, the...

Is This Brutalist Marvel Next Up in Miami’s Demolition Wave?

The long-shuttered Miami Marine Stadium, once considered a highlight of tropical Brutalism, faces...

Join Surface in Supporting Female Artists and Designers at Woman Made

Surface is excited to announce Woman Made, a group exhibition that celebrates the female voices of...

In Miami, Kathia St. Hilaire Envisions the Divine

Using her novel technique of reduction relief printing, the up-and-coming painter renders a...

Alex Israel’s AR-Infused Self-Portraits “Head” to Miami

With the help of Snapchat, the Angeleno artist brings five AR experiences of his Self-Portrait...

Unpacking Miami’s New 40-Year Plan Against Rising Sea Levels

Miami releases the Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive guide that outlines how South Florida...

Oppenheim Architecture’s Miami Structure is Postcard-Perfect New Age Brutalism

A blueprint for '10s-does-'70s done properly.

Charity Auction to Celebrate Mexican Textile Traditions

The nonprofit sale, Anonimo, in which all of the works on offer are anonymous, will present an...

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Art Basel Through the Eyes of DJ Mia Moretti

The DJ and writer documents The Party Vol. 3 with the Leica CL2.

The Party Vol. 3

Surface hosted its annual party to cap Miami Art Week.

Venus Williams Pays Very Close Attention to Hotel Design

The superstar tennis player and interior-design mind shares her pursuit of the “wow” effect.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Gets a New Home

ICA director Ellen Salpeter offers a peek inside the museum’s new building and groundbreaking...

Best of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

From happy ombre-hued paintings to brash black-and-white photographs of dogs, this year’s Art...

What to See and Do During Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Our selection of this year’s not-to-miss exhibitions, openings, events, and more.

Rene Gonzalez’s Elevated Purpose

As his Miami based firm celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Cuban-born architect reflects on his...

Related Group’s Carlos Rosso

The president of condos at Related Group maintains long-distance focus.

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Twisting Towers by Bjarke Ingels

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels recently took Surface on a tour of The Grove at Grand Bay, a...

Design Dispatch: Dec. 9, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Letter From Miami
Letter From Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

A post-election malaise and concern over the Zika virus didn’t put a damper on this year’s art...

The Party Vol. 2

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


A romanticized art deco heritage and ascending hotel and culture scenes merge in America’s new...

Event Recap: Residences by Armani/Casa in Miami

An evening of cocktails and dinner on the beach, hosted by Gil Dezer and Jorge M. Pérez, to...

César Pelli, 1926-2019

The Argentine architect, who has passed away at 92, elevated even the most basic projects.

The Faena Hotel Ushers in a New Era of South Beach Glamour

Argentinian developer Alan Faena raises the bar in the capital of over-the-top flash.

The New Age of The Celebrity Art Collector

In time for Art Basel Miami Beach, writer M.H. Miller reflects on pop stars like Katy Perry and...

Minotti Opens Miami Flagship Store

The U.S.’s fourth Minotti flagship store has landed comfortably in the heart of Miami’s Design...

A Parking Garage Even Pedestrians Will Appreciate

In Miami, Leong & Leong and Iwamoto Scott Architects elevate a typically overlooked type of...

Raymond Jungles Designs the Wild

The Miami designer lives up to his name.

Louis Vuitton and Marcel Wanders Limited Edition Lounge Chair

“Travel constantly changes, inspires, and surprises you,” says Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.

Nasir Kassamali talks rocky beginnings as he shows us his Miami

For more than 40 years, Nasir Kassamali has built an empire in Miami around quality design.

Is Canvas Painting Conservative? Not According to Ryan Sullivan’s Innovative Abstractions

ICA presents its third exhibition to date: a survey of recent paintings by the New York-based...

An oasis of calmness and relaxation in an energetic and crazed city

A historic beachfront hotel makes a big splash in Miami with a design upgrade and relaunch.