What makes good or bad design happen anywhere depends on who has the most power.
When an interior-design startup collapses, no filter can hide the ugly truth.
To understand this sprawling desert city, you have to understand its canals, whose routes Indigenous people dug as far back as A.D. 200.
Going to a hotel to have a place to sleep is for suckers: it’s influencing or bust.
On the way from the old Brooklyn to the new branded, post-industrial Brooklyn, the city got lost.
What happens to taste when machines become the tastemakers? Kyle Chayka meditates on style, algorithms, and our generic yet lullingly unobjectionable future.
The creators of addictive smartphone technology admit they were too immature to consider the downsides of persuasive design.
How our designer made Longreads even more readable.