December 2016

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Northern Neglect

Northern Neglect

The cities of the Canadian Arctic are contending with decades-old planning mistakes that ignored indigenous settlement patterns and knowledge.

Staying True

Staying True

Photographer Nick Ballon captures stunning images of Maharam leather being processed in Italy.

Tinkering with Modernism

Tinkering with Modernism

With many celebrated New York projects under its belt, the lighting, furniture, and interior design studio Workstead sets its sights on the South.

9 Taiwanese Designers To Watch

9 Taiwanese Designers To Watch

Taipei's designation as a World Design Capital has put a spotlight on Taiwan and its vibrant, emerging design culture. These nine designers stand out for their craftsmanship and inventiveness.

2016: The Year In Review

2016: The Year In Review

The world of architecture and design had its fair share of challenges and bright spots.

Design in Anxious Times

Design in Anxious Times

The London Design Museum launches its refresh with a compelling exhibition that untangles the complexities of our age.

Design Is the World

Design Is the World

Despite its dazzling, hyperbolic rhetoric, the third Istanbul Design Biennial largely delivers on its assertions.

Q&A: Beatrice Galilee on Micro-Housing, Coliving, and the Importance of Escapism

Q&A: Beatrice Galilee on Micro-Housing, Coliving, and the Importance of Escapism

The Met curator looks back at the year in architecture.

Q&A: Deyan Sudjic on Anxiety, Technology, and the Human Touch

Q&A: Deyan Sudjic on Anxiety, Technology, and the Human Touch

The design luminary finds reasons for optimism in the year ahead.

Millennial-Minded

Millennial-Minded

From coliving to candles, start-up models of efficiency and convenience are beginning to streamline the inner workings of households.

Total Immersion

Total Immersion

With the democratization of virtual reality, architects and designers are discovering new potentials for the technology—and already looking to the next step.

The High Line Effect

The High Line Effect

This has been a great year for parks in America—but is this new generation of High Line-inspired parks embedding social injustice into our cities?

The Build Up

The Build Up

After a period of concepts and temporary installations, a rising generation of practitioners tackles spaces for art and culture.

Rapson Revival

Rapson Revival

The revival of Ralph Rapson's midcentury furniture designs was no simple matter, requiring a close analysis (and at times, liberal interpretation) of the architect's expressionistic drawings.

Todd Bracher’s Year

Todd Bracher’s Year

After a series of successful projects with major American manufacturers, the designer has been invited to kick off 2017 with the Das Haus installation.

Made in Taipei

Made in Taipei

Taipei's designation as this year's World Design Capital—chosen by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design—is a recognition of the city's pioneering, design-led urban strategies.

Publisher's Note: In Praise of Humanity in the Digital-Service Economy

Publisher's Note: In Praise of Humanity in the Digital-Service Economy

In an age of cold and confusing digital communication, Coalesse’s concierge service is an exception to the rule.