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  1. 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.
  2. winter preview 2022
    30 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This WinterWith new releases from Bora Chung, Matthew Salesses, Prince Harry, Kashana Cauley, Cormac McCarthy, and more.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 21 questions
    Stephen Burks Wants to Finish a 20-Year-Old Conversation With Fran LebowitzThe industrial designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  6. shopping
    What to Bid on in the Joan Didion Estate AuctionA rattan Peacock chair, a slipcovered sofa, and powder-pink pressed glassware, for starters.
  7. interior design
    Tiwa Select Moves to New YorkWith an exhibition of textile screens and collages by Megumi Arai.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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.”
  11. 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.
  12. on set
    The Watcher in The Watcher Is (Probably) a Trad-Arch GuyThey don’t just have strong opinions about your countertops.
  13. 21 questions
    Mary Mattingly Wants to Live in a Brooklyn Navy Yard Shipping CraneThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  14. 21 questions
    Mario Gooden Holds On to All of His Early Mac ComputersThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  15. design edit
    NASA-Inspired Lighting, Kid Cudi’s Netflix Special, and More FindsPlus labor-as-artwork in the 1970s.
  16. streeteries
    We’re Getting Closer to Permanent Outdoor DiningThe State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit that threatened the program.
  17. 21 questions
    Nader Tehrani Recommends the Plane’s Left Side (When Flying Into La Guardia)The architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  18. furniture
    A Design Gallery With Literary Roots Opens in TribecaGertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons inspired Jacqueline Sullivan’s first show of British antiques, Gaetano Pesce chairs, and contemporary objects.
  19. celebrities
    Kim Kardashian’s $355 Bathroom Vanity Set Is Brutalist MujiKeeping up with koncrete.
  20. furniture
    Gaetano Pesce Designed 400 Gloopy Chairs for Bottega VenetaAnd you might be able to snag one at Design Miami in November.
  21. 21 questions
    Ebony L. Haynes Was Obsessed With the Encyclopedia Britannica As a KidThe director of 52 Walker answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  22. design edit
    Nature-Inspired Glass Lighting, Soft Seating at Lincoln Center, and More FindsPlus a monument to a historic Filipino settlement in Louisiana.
  23. on set
    The Best Part of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Is the Set DesignMid-century Palm Springs stands in for a utopia that devolves into something sinister.
  24. housing
    Unsurprisingly, Dwell Magazine is Now Selling Its Own Prefab ADUsFor just $389,000.
  25. furniture
    ‘We Weren’t Afraid to Fall on Our Face.’A new exhibition honors the rebellious Soho design gallery Art et Industrie.
  26. 21 questions
    Duke Riley Once Owned H.P. Lovecraft’s Front ToothThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  27. design hunting
    Minecraft at MoMA, Barbie Dreamhouse Paint, and More FindsPlus a furniture and design exhibition in a landscape architect’s historic midcentury house.
  28. interior design
    Designers Are Getting Horny“Sexy,” curated by Eny Lee Parker, features a phallic grill, racy candle holders, a squeezable vase, and more libidinous designs.
  29. 21 questions
    Joseph Guerra Is Obsessed With ‘Italian Red’The industrial designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  30. hot garbage
    It’s Time to End Our ‘Rat Nutrition’ ProgramThe case for containerized trash.
  31. interior design
    The Wing’s Lasting Legacy Is the FurnitureIt makes sense that everyone’s trying to strip the co-working spaces for parts.
  32. 21 questions
    David Rockwell Has a Collection of 75 KaleidoscopesThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  33. design edit
    Psychosexual Furniture, Raf Simons’s Shaker Home Goods, and More FindsPlus a new documentary on the global fight for safe streets.
  34. public art watch
    Friends Seminary Is Getting Its Own Turrell ‘Skyspace’And it will be open to the public.
  35. 21 questions
    Anne Pasternak Rearranges Every Hotel Room She Stays InThe director of the Brooklyn Museum answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  36. interior design
    Did a Retouched Architectural Digest Photo Cover Up Stolen Relics?Now you see the Cambodian antiquities; now you don’t.
  37. 21 questions
    Architect Michael Chen Sneaks Fluorescent Yellow Into Every ProjectThe Design Advocates co-founder answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  38. design edit
    A LEGO Playscape in Harlem, a Squishy Chair, and More FindsPlus, a mural for Little Ukraine.
  39. remembrances
    Issey Miyake Was A Designer’s DesignerThe Japanese fashion designer was not just a favorite of architects; he was an early supporter of many young practices.
  40. 21 questions
    Magda Sawon Is Always Too EarlyThe co-founder of Postmasters Gallery answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  41. streets
    Eastern Parkway Was Never Meant to Be a HighwayThe case for making the street more like the pleasure road Frederick Law Olmsted intended.
  42. 21 questions
    Chella Man Wants to Redesign Headphones As ArmorThe artist and activist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  43. design edit
    Candy-Inspired Tables, an Archive of NYC Water, and More FindsPlus, a new ashtray from Seth Rogen’s weed brand Houseplant.
  44. preservation watch
    It’s Actually Good News That Google Bought the Thompson CenterHelmut Jahn’s iconic Chicago building now has a chance at being preserved.
  45. 21 questions
    Qualeasha Wood Wants to Get Crab Legs With Cardi B.The textile artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  46. hot in here
    So You Want to Build a Sex Room …Interior designer Melanie Rose thinks you should have a place to explore pleasure (sex swing optional).
  47. 21 questions
    Design Gallerist Jean Lin Used to Bedazzle Skullcaps for J. LoThe owner of Colony answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  48. design edit
    Tables Inspired by Pasta, Hudson Square’s Walkable Upgrade, and More FindsPlus new stormwater flood maps for New York.
  49. life after roe
    Architects Are Getting Ready for an Abortion-Clinic Building Spike“This became a way to start taking action rather than sitting there being incredibly angry and feeling lost.”
  50. 21 questions
    At 90, James Wines Never Goes a Day Without DrawingThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
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