“Good design is not just subjective. Nor is beauty. Some people think it’s arbitrary, but it’s not,” says Ivy Ross, the Head of Design for Google Hardware. It’s a Friday afternoon and Ross is working from her home, a modernist house with an almighty view of Mount Tam in Marin County. Lily Lin, a Google communications director, peers at us through a laptop camera positioned on the coffee table while Ross and I sit on an architectural sofa by Antonio Citterio. Lin’s video-link presence might feel Big Brotherish if she weren’t so good-humored and sisterly.
Katie Stout catches up with Jim Walrod at her design studio to recount their friendship and the age old question: is it art or or design?Read More
Max Mara’s collaboration with artist Liu Wei resulted in clothing for the forward-thinking urbanite.Read More
New York institution UrbanGlass has quietly supported artists, from Robert Rauschenberg to Tauba Auerbach, for the last 40 years. But with next month’s anniversary celebration, they’re about to make some noise.Read More
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Designer Madeline Weinrib’s rugs may be de rigueur, but as Mieke ten Have learns, zig zags and ikats were at one time an acquired taste.Read More
With a new app called Kabinett, founder Eduardo Costantini, Jr. wants to democratize art criticism once and for all.Read More
The Rug Company continues to bridge fashion and interiors, while expanding into the digital space—geographically in the Bay Area and literally with a new app.Read More
Whether he’s presiding over his annual artist-and-whiskey-fueled Shindig in Alabama or preparing for a long-overdue international expansion, Billy Reid puts his community first.Read More
Fifty years ago, B&B Italia started a revolution in furniture design. Today, innovation remains the driving force behind the Italian powerhouse.Read More
Need a snapshot of the most significant creators in contemporary design? Friedman Benda’s new show is a love letter to those who have shaped the canon—and the gallery—over the last decade.Read More
Designer Robert Stadler takes on New York this spring, with dual solo shows at the Noguchi Museum and Carpenters Workshop Gallery.Read More