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Diana Budds

  1. design edit
    A ‘Ghost Forest,’ Slice of L.A. Architecture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding a furniture series inspired by Black identity.
  2. furniture
    A Design Exhibit of Work Made Entirely by MothersThe story behind five pieces in Egg Collective’s new show.
  3. zizmorcore
    The Mayoral Merch Race Is HereEnergy auras, union iconography, and bikini bottoms.
  4. museums
    The Queens Museum Has Become a Pandemic Community Hub“The answer to ‘What can we be as a museum?’ comes from the question of ‘What do people need us to be?’”
  5. the group portrait
    How the Oldest Family-Run Business in Chinatown Keeps the Lights On“Throughout the COVID year, we had a half a dozen family members here every day. It’s our family living room.”
  6. furniture design
    The Chiclet Is BackHerman Miller reissues its “friendliest” seating collection.
  7. design edit
    A Glacial Chair, 1,000 Design Patents, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus an intersection specifically designed for pedestrians and cyclists
  8. design edit
    A Tarantula Stool, a Molded ‘Dragon’ Chair, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus ceramic relics that comment on plastic waste and Memphis-y wall hooks.
  9. the unforgettable year
    What the Museum of 2020 May Look LikeCurators and archivists on the items they’ve acquired from our pandemic year.
  10. mutual aid
    A New Network of Little Free Libraries Stocks Exclusively BIPOC Authors“A lot of people don’t have exposure to Black authors; I didn’t.”
  11. best of new york 2021
    The Best Custom Woodworkers in New YorkWhether you want a Judd-like plywood bench, a full wall of bookshelves made of rift-cut oak, or just some simple, inexpensive cabinets.
  12. design edit
    A Design Fundraiser for Atlanta and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding a meditative public sculpture and a tie-dye interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work
  13. why this looks like that
    Ellen Pong Won’t Design the Same Thing TwiceFrom a charcuterie-draped tissue-box cover to a massage stool for sore muscles.
  14. the covid memorial project
    HECTOR Imagines a Monumental Party Ramp for a Disability ActivistPart 15 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  15. preservation watch
    Why Were the Nivola Horse Statues Sawed Off at the Knees?NYCHA insists they were removed only for the time being.
  16. the covid memorial project
    Marvel Reconvenes a ‘Social Block’ for Brooklyn’s Last Puerto Rican Social ClubPart 5 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  17. design edit
    Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a Japanese carpentry exhibition and portraits of artists at home.
  18. why this looks like that
    Jolie Ngo’s Ceramics Are Made for Instagram (And That’s A Good Thing)How the artist creates her wildly popular, 3D-printed vessels.
  19. nypd
    The NYPD’s New Robot Dog Can’t Hurt Us. Yet.Everything you wanted to know about the latest police pet.
  20. design edit
    Slouchy Ceramics, Deconstructed Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekSelected pieces from four new design exhibitions and one crowdsourced Instagram account focused on graphic design finds
  21. executive reorder
    Call in the Brutalists! Biden Implodes Trump’s Classical Architecture MandateGood riddance to “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”
  22. public art watch
    Awol Erizku Brings His Afrocentric Symbolic Universe to NYC’s Bus SheltersCourtesy of a new Public Art Fund exhibition.
  23. furniture
    Ikea’s New Gaming Chair Is Not HideousLevel up.
  24. public art watch
    Murals on 9 City Buildings Will Help You Process Your Pandemic Feelings“How we’re experiencing this time is something we’ll be unpacking for years to come.”
  25. shopping
    The Next Generation of Componibili Is Designed to DissolveThe modernist Italian design icon now comes in bioplastic.
  26. department of interiors
    What We Know About Joe Biden’s Design Sensibility“Biden blue” comes to the White House
  27. anatomy of a streetery
    GRT Architects Designs Streeteries That Can Outlast the PandemicOutdoor dining spaces at Cote, Don Angie, and Quality Eats demonstrate how the firm is experimenting.
  28. paying respects
    The MTA Has a New Citywide Memorial for Its Workers Lost to COVID-19“It’s so important for New Yorkers to understand the price that has been paid by so many.”
  29. shopping
    5 Things to Buy from Crosby Studios’ New Home-Goods LineDesigner Harry Nuriev wants to make it easier for people to reinvent their homes in his image.
  30. brick and mortar
    First Look: Ace Hotel Brooklyn Is Opening this SpringDowntown Brooklyn finally gets a destination hotel.
  31. at home
    Why Is it So Hard to Design a Good Can Opener?Bean Dad was only part of the problem.
  32. shopping
    5 Things to Buy From Yinka Ilori’s New Home Goods LineThe British-Nigerian designer’s color-obsessed work is about joy, hope, and optimism. And now you can bring it to your table.
  33. streets
    Anatomy of a Streetery: Guevara’sIt’s Cuban-inspired and stands solidly on the corner of Clifton and Grand.
  34. brick and mortar
    Visiting LAAMS, the LES Street Culture Lab“We tell kids: ‘Just pull up. Show us what you have and if we like it, and the price is on point, we’ll put it up on the wall.’”
  35. hobbies
    These Designers Have an (Emoji-Inspired) Basketmaking ClubLast week, they each wove something based off the peach.
  36. on trend
    During COVID-19, TikTok Made It Cool to Make … Fluffy RugsHere are six TikTok Tufters you should know.
  37. mutual aid
    Public Assistants, a Resistance Community Space, Opens in Crown Heights“It’s meant to feel like a family, like an enclave, like an oasis.”
  38. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Place I Got In Shape (and Stayed Sane)Wyatt Cenac, Cat Marnell, and Joshua David Stein on losing their favorite workouts.
  39. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Places That Made New York What It WasSaying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
  40. design news
    On Display at Chinatown’s Oldest Shop: Napa-Cabbage CeramicsPlus chile-oil vessels, fungi vases, and yoni-inspired incense holders.
  41. institutions
    Artists to MoMA: Take Down Philip Johnson’s NameThe founding director of the museum’s Architecture and Design department was a known white supremacist.
  42. design news
    5 Things to Buy From Nest’s New Capsule CollectionThe interiors magazine with a cult following is back with home goods and apparel.
  43. public art watch
    Artist Shaun Leonardo Is the New Co-Director of Recess“For change to happen, folks have to move aside and actually allocate power to the people.”
  44. streets
    Anatomy of a Streetery: RangoonIt’s kinetic and inspired by Burmese design.
  45. public art watch
    Carrie Mae Weems Made a COVID PSANow at Lincoln Center.
  46. why this looks like that
    Nick DeMarco Imagines a Future in Which Plastic Comes Alive“It’s kind of like making the best of a bad situation.”
  47. design news
    What Caused the Design World Meltdown Over Tiny Wooden Stools?Three days of antiquarian-related hysteria.
  48. design news
    Buy One of These Artist-Designed Plates and Help Feed the UnhousedTauba Auerbach, Glenn Ligon, Kenny Scharf, and more made them for the Coalition for the Homeless.
  49. design news
    The Year in Design That Would Have BeenAs seen in a new exhibition at Friedman Benda.
  50. design news
    First Look: Inside Coming Soon’s New Retail StoreIt is bigger and more Brutalist.
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