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Diana Budds

  1. urbanism
    Designing Cop CityWhat the evolution of the tactical village, from Riotsville to Atlanta, reveals about policing.
  2. interior design
    Why Young Collectors Are Buying Fussy AntiquesTalking with Michael Diaz-Griffith, author of The New Antiquarians, about the renewed interest in very old things.
  3. why this looks like that
    The Artist Making Furniture Out of Real Flowers and Toy AntsChris Wolston’s “Flower Power” is on view at the Future Perfect through June.
  4. books
    New York City’s Latest Specialty Libraries for Design ObsessivesFrom critic Michael Sorkin’s collection at CUNY to the Brazilian modernism archive at R & Company.
  5. design edit
    A New Antiques Gallery, Utopian Furniture, Bubble Glass and More FindsA special dispatch from the 2023 edition of NYCxDesign.
  6. design
    These Chairs Were Made in 3 Days“Make-do,” curated by the L.A. gallery Marta and auction house Catalog Sale, is an homage to not overthinking things.
  7. design edit
    A New Infinity Room, Architecture for Ants, I ♥ NY Knockoffs, and More FindsPlus a COVID memorial at Greenwood Cemetery.
  8. openings
    A ‘Greater New York’ for DesignersAt the new Bushwick gallery International Objects.
  9. design
    Mining the Milton Glaser ArchivesFrom never-printed Broadway posters to a Manhattan phone-book cover, seven works from the designer’s early decades.
  10. furniture
    Ikea’s Answer to Inflation? Make Things Flimsier.With hollow table legs, paper veneers, and more plastic.
  11. design edit
    A Museum’s Pollinator Garden, Rare Pierre Paulin Furniture, and More FindsPlus a design scandal at the Milan Furniture Fair.
  12. mirror mirror
    The Zaha Hadid AI Feedback LoopPatrik Schumacher is one architect eager to hand over design work to Midjourney.
  13. why this looks like that
    The Artist Making Furniture Out of Felted Concrete“People think the fuzziness is cute. Or they’re a little weirded out by it,” says Susannah Weaver.
  14. architecture
    There’s a Monument to South Central L.A. on Top of the MetOnce the run in New York ends, it goes back to its home community for permanent installation.
  15. 21 questions
    Liz Diller Wears Zippered Sweatpants to Black-Tie EventsThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  16. on set
    Beef Gets the Design World RightFrom its bland, beige Calabasas minimalism to gloopy vases.
  17. developing
    Everything We Know About 270 Park AvenueThe JPMorgan Chase supertall is scheduled to open in 2025.
  18. urbanism
    The Smart Bin Is Designed to Make You ThinkThe bright-orange compost bins are supposed to keep you from mindlessly throwing a trashed umbrella in with the eggshells.
  19. design hunting
    Gaetano Pesce’s Drawings, Helen Levi’s New Ridgewood Store, and More FindsPlus a furniture collection that captures “the explosive feeling of cuteness.”
  20. openings
    The Tiny Antiques Gallery of an Avid 31-Year-Old CollectorFind French tapestries and Murano glassware in Christopher Cawley’s Chinatown storefront.
  21. getting around
    New York’s War on Seating Continues at Grand Central MadisonThe MTA is voting on conduct rules for the LIRR train hall that include a 90-minute time limit on its benches.
  22. design edit
    Rare Akari Light Sculptures, Alexander Girard Posters, and More FindsPlus, Public Records’ new “living room.”
  23. 21 questions
    Interior Stylist Colin King Actually Likes BeigeThe interior stylist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  24. openings
    O’Flaherty’s Is Back, This Time With Tubs of VaselineThe East Village gallery inaugurated its new space with naked men sculpting themselves into a messy copy of a Greek statue.
  25. streets
    New York City Finally Has a Public-Realm CzarYa-Ting Liu, a former transit advocate, will work on projects like Open Restaurants and the pedestrianization of Fifth Avenue.
  26. design edit
    A Minimalist Ashtray, a Carved-Wood Lamp From the 1970s, and More Design FindsPlus a new bar in Greenpoint designed to look like it was always there.
  27. design
    How to Sauna, the Ikea and Marimekko WayWith rhubarb-print robes, ripply towels, and birch benches from their new Bastua collection.
  28. 21 questions
    Ekene Ijeoma Has Removed All Bad Design From His Life (Except for Streets)The artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  29. architecture
    A Fight About Putin’s Reach Erupts at the Cooper UnionA show about a century-old Soviet school is at the heart of a debate over academic freedom and the school’s relationship to its Ukrainian neighbors.
  30. streets
    Clearing Vendors From the Brooklyn Bridge Won’t Solve Its Overcrowding ProblemThe bridge deserves a more comprehensive plan.
  31. design edit
    The Rainbow Hellerware Revival, Artist-Made Dream Houses, and More Design FindsPlus, an architect’s quest to perfect the tiny wood stool.
  32. public art watch
    The Problem With Boston’s MLK Memorial Isn’t That It Looks Like a PenisIt’s how it reminds us of how little Boston — and other cities — have advanced the civil-rights leader’s racial-justice agenda.
  33. design
    How Did a Plastic Box Come to Symbolize Everything Wrong with Retail?The Keeper’s unlikely journey from record stores to guarding Spam at your pharmacy.
  34. architecture
    Bolsonaro’s Mob Targeted a Modernist MasterpieceIn attacking Brasilia, the Oscar Niemeyer–designed capital, rioters carried out a familiar far-right agenda.
  35. goodbye 2022
    Wall-to-Wall Carpeting’s Very Good YearIt made a dramatic, dreamy entrance in galleries, homes, bars, and museums.
  36. urbanism
    A Sealed-Up Midtown Arcade Opens Back Up to the CityWith a lush new Snøhetta-designed garden, 550 Madison finally has an exceptional privately owned public space.
  37. design edit
    A Takashi Murakami Pancake Pan, Cold Picnic Sweaters, and More Giftable FindsPlus a long-awaited tableware collection from Laila Gohar and Hay is finally for sale.
  38. interior design
    The Objects That Sight Unseen’s Jill Singer CollectsIncluding a vase with too much sentimental value to let go of and a custom desk.
  39. 21 questions
    Stephen Burks Wants to Finish a 20-Year-Old Conversation With Fran LebowitzThe industrial designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  40. shopping
    What to Bid on in the Joan Didion Estate AuctionA rattan Peacock chair, a slipcovered sofa, and powder-pink pressed glassware, for starters.
  41. interior design
    Tiwa Select Moves to New YorkWith an exhibition of textile screens and collages by Megumi Arai.
  42. streeteries
    What Happens to All Those Temporary Dining Sheds Now?In the twilight of the city’s emergency Open Restaurants program, Chinatown’s small businesses are preparing their dining sheds for the long run.
  43. 21 questions
    David Korins Keeps a Hand-Drawn Sketch by Alexander Hamilton in His ClosetThe creative director of Beetlejuice and Hamilton answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  44. 21 questions
    Rosalie Genevro Wants to Redesign the City’s Diners and Coffee ShopsThe outgoing executive director of the Architectural League answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  45. historic preservation
    The Last-Ditch Effort to Save the United Order of Tents’ Bed-Stuy HeadquartersA bureaucratic hurdle over tax and vacancy laws threatens the survival of this Black history site.
  46. on set
    The Watcher in The Watcher Is (Probably) a Trad-Arch GuyThey don’t just have strong opinions about your countertops.
  47. 21 questions
    Mary Mattingly Wants to Live in a Brooklyn Navy Yard Shipping CraneThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  48. 21 questions
    Mario Gooden Holds On to All of His Early Mac ComputersThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  49. design edit
    NASA-Inspired Lighting, Kid Cudi’s Netflix Special, and More FindsPlus labor-as-artwork in the 1970s.
  50. streeteries
    We’re Getting Closer to Permanent Outdoor DiningThe State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit that threatened the program.
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