Design

China in Flux

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto launches a new exhibition about the morphing city of Shanghai.

Art Gone Bad

A museum in Massachusetts celebrates the best of the worst and they need your help.

Lighting the Way

A series of stunning art installations, located in first-class and VIP lounges, enlivens the passenger experience at  London’s Heathrow Airport.

Dog's Breakfast

It was gray all over New York City yesterday morning, except perhaps on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The latest splashy sculptures in Jeff Koons’s Celebration series make their debut at the museum today, and yesterday the…

The Storefront Moves Out West

Everyone’s favorite avant-garde gallery, SoHo’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, brought out the LA crowds for their first-ever Pop Up Storefront. Setting up on a neon-lit stretch of Sunset Blvd (between an old motel and a strip joint), Storefront showed…

Building Art at the Armory

Courtesy Olaf Breuning At this year’s Armory Show, which ended last month, a Mapplethorpe diptych of Philip Johnson was prominently hung near the entrance. It could hardly have been a coincidence. Design is increasingly swallowed up by the art world,…

Our Cups Runneth Over

There’s nothing quite like the lure of alcohol to drag New Yorkers from their homes on a cold, wintry night. That, at least, is the conclusion one might draw from the capacity crowd that showed up last Thursday evening in…

The Correal Life

At Greene Naftali, in New York, until March 15, gallerygoers will find the latest batch of work by Bjarne Melgaard, a semi-infamous Norwegian artist known for incorporating imagery from underground subcultures like heavy-metal music and S&M into his paintings and…

Ben Katchor's Playful Side

Attention Ben Katchor fans. After universally good reviews (including an unabashed rave by Ben Brantley in the New York Times) Ben's musical, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, or The Friends of Dr. Rushower, has extended its run at NYC's…

Trends: Lighting

Could Mies van der Rohe possibly have imagined how widely his famous maxim about less and more would be so broadly and almost indiscriminately co-opted? He would probably applaud the way it’s become a mantra for lighting design. Energy efficiency…

Ilse Crawford

Ilse Crawford answers a few questions on interior design, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.