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In Illustrations, The Big Apple vs. the City of Lights

Vahram Muratyan creates delightful illustrations, depicting New York and Paris' most notable symbols side-by-side.

Sometimes they’re more alike than you think, Paris and New York. You just have to be looking, and it helps if you live in both cities, constantly, as does Vahram Muratyan. Growing up in Paris, Muratyan always dreamed of living in New York. These days his work keeps him straddling both the City of Lights and the Big Apple. In…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Midtown

One of the world’s busiest commercial districts, Midtown is a unique mix of moxie and polish, packed with not just skyscrapers but top-flight showrooms, restaurants, shops, and museums. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best spots. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design Week events and highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods.  And look for the printed version of the…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Flatiron

Centered around the iconic Flatiron Building, the area boasts an array of design destinations, lovely parks, celebrated dining options, and a glut of retail shops and showrooms. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design Week events and highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods. And look for the printed version of the Metropolis Design…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Tribeca

This downtown neighborhood has become a sophisticated spot where buzzed-about restaurants and well-curated shops fill grand old commercial buildings along cobblestone streets. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design Week events and highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods. And look for the printed version of…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Chelsea

One of the city’s top arts districts, chockablock with showrooms, galleries, fabrication studios, art and design schools, retail flagships, and a host of great restaurants. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design Week events and highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods. And look for the…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Hudson Square

Designed as a town house-lined plaza in the 1700s, the Hudson Square district was taken over for commercial use by publishers and printers in the nineteenth century. It has lately been reemerging as a hub for creative industries. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Brooklyn and beyond

In recent years, young designers have flocked to Brooklyn for more affordable work spaces and for the lively, burgeoning creative scenes. Here, we’ve listed showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries in a few Brooklyn neighborhoods, particularly Williamsburg and Dumbo. We’ve also included a few spots in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, and beyond, for when you find yourself outside…

Design Guide NYC 2012: Soho

In Soho, landmarked cast-iron buildings speak to the area’s industrial past, though the interiors hold cutting-edge showrooms, galleries, and shops. Soho is bustling during the day, quiet in the evenings, and always a great spot to stroll or people-watch. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums, institutions, and galleries. Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design…