What will the future look like? That’s the big question posed by a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Eighty designers from around the world have put their imaginations to work, leveraging both anxiety and excitement over the…
By Jeffrey Brown
Legendary designer Alexander Girard fused sleek modernism with playful folk art. At Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art, "A Designer's Universe" highlights Girard's breadth of creativity, from mapping a country to devising a language. That exhaustive approach is evident…
By Kathleen McCleery
The River Tay was once the lifeblood of Dundee, Scotland. But the nation's fourth-largest city is now in the middle of a reinvention. With $1.2 billion in investments, Dundee is hoping to draw tourists and business by becoming a center…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Isozaki, 87, was one of the first Japanese architects to build outside the country, and has been praised over his five-decade career for making a statement that transcends national boundaries through buildings that are simple in design, but also appear…
By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
By Miles O'Brien
In the never-ending hunt for new designs that jump, pump, or run faster and better, scientists are finding inspiration in nature. The field of biomimicry blurs boundaries between living things -- like the butterfly’s proboscis or the flea's powerful legs…
Interior designers say they are increasingly creating spaces with Instagram in mind, making businesses brighter, boldly-patterned, and instantly shareable.
Graphic designers reimagine a U.S. Constitution that acknowledges the American slave trade and mistreatment of Native Americans.
By Corinne Segal
Software errors are front and center in "Constructs & Glitches," a new sculpture series by Christopher Stuart that draws several of its forms from technological mistakes.
Architecture's highest prize was awarded to Chile's Alejandro Aravena, a man little known outside his field who is working to address real world problems of urban housing. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Aravena to discuss his philosophy as a designer.
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