Interior Design

Today's Obsession: Luxury is Relative

We’re in downtown L.A. For the next few days, doing a lightning round of meetings for new business. We’re staying at this awesome little hostel called Stay, which really strikes me as a shift in the notions of what luxury actually means. The place is a redevelopment of a dive called the Cecil, a...

Embarking on Permanent Design

I just finished designing a salon and gallery in San Francisco called The Pretty Pretty Collective. It turned out absolutely amazing, the owner did a ton of the physical labor herself and with the help of friends which allowed mountains to be moved. Every person involved gave it her all and it really shows....

MoMA Collects Lustig

On Tuesday night, Elaine Lustig Cohen was invited to discuss the collection of Alvin Lustig materials in the Museum of Modern Art’s Library and Museum Archives. It was as much a celebration of Elaine‘s significance to the history of design as it was for the book we co-authored, Born Modern: The Life and Design...

Redesigning the Fast Food Experience: An Interview with Michael Shuman

I used to buy my file folders and Avery labels there. Now I can get a fully customized burger. And hold a meeting, view digital art, and yelp and tweet about the whole experience from one of the restaurant’s six built-in iPads or on my iPhone via the free wi-fi. The space, on the...