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Extreme Beauty
Bewitching Heels, Informed by Strip Clubs

The British designer Sarah Ansah fuses chemical experiments and a fascination with sci-fi, pop culture, and pole dancing to make otherworldly footwear and knits.

How It's Made: Renaissance Hotels

Through dynamic contextual design and neighborhood-centric influences, each Renaissance Hotel tells the story of its locale.

Kahlil Joseph

With his riveting short films and installations, the video artist and filmmaker is emerging as one of the most original voices of his generation.

Site Visit
Site Visit: Ivy Ross, VP Hardware Design, Google

Ivy Ross, Google's vice president of hardware design, has embarked on a lifelong journey to ascertain how art and design impact our physiology. Here, she gives us a rare look inside Google's color lab and materials library, as well as her art-filled home in Mill Valley, California.

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Studio Visit: Zaventem Ateliers

The spirit of Middle Age guilds has informed the budding Zaventem Ateliers in Brussels. Can it be a model for the preservation of old-world craft? Go inside one of Europe's most experimental design collectives.

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Studio Visit: Brendan Ravenhill

Brendan Ravenhill’s lighting and furniture studio inhabits an airy post-industrial warehouse in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, that its founder tailored around an intrepid work-in-progress mentality.

The Boundaries Issue
Design Dialogues No. 50: David Lynch and Hans Ulrich Obrist

At an event inside the Serpentine Pavilion at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, Hans Ulrich Obrist spoke with David Lynch about the thinking behind his film, art, music, furniture, and approach to consciousness itself.

The Brando: A Look Inside the World's Most Luxurious Eco Resort

Five years into an extraordinary mission, The Brando’s Richard Bailey offers a new vision of tourism and sustainable design.

Detroit: City of the Past, City of Tomorrow

Detroit has a storied design history full of monumental midcentury figures. Now, a new class of avant-garde furniture makers is carrying on the legacy—and evolving it. Isabelle Weiss, founder of local gallery NEXT:SPACE, on why the city will be a driving force in U.S. design again.

Archi-Tectonics Is Redefining SoHo's Skyline

Surface tours three of Archi-Tectonics’ SoHo structures and chats with principal architects Winka Dubbeldam and Justin Korhammer about the award-winning firm's greatest hits and upcoming projects.

"Flat Lands & Massive Things—From NL to NYC & Beyond," a retrospective highlighting Archi-Tectonics' impact, is on view at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin from March 16 through April 25.

In the Studio With Studio Drift

Founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta talk about their tech-driven, future-focused work, and where humanity fits in.

In the Studio With Cai Guo-Qiang

We spend a stormy afternoon hanging out with the artist and his team in his downtown Manhattan workspace.

Jean Pigozzi and Leica Collaborate on the Ultimate Party Camera

The art collector and photographer tells us about how he invented the selfie and his design for the new Leica Sofort instant camera.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

The opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is putting the spotlight back on a cultural treasure trove.

Site Visit: MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN: The Concept

On view at A/D/O, the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN rethinks the way we live in cities by tapping local residents and culture to inform its experimental solutions.

Ai Weiwei: "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"

The artist's new, very personal project for Public Art Fund confronts New York's five boroughs with the global refugee crisis.

Marc Thorpe and the Leica TL2

The designer and architect heads to outdoor sculpture museum Storm King with the latest camera from Leica.