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  1. housing
    Obama Blames Liberal NIMBYs for the Housing Crisis TooAt the American Institute of Architects’ 2022 convention, he criticized “bipartisan resistance” to affordable, mixed-income housing.
  2. 21 questions
    Ruoyi Jiang Hates the Lower East Side’s Bad Public ArtThe founder of Chop Suey Club answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  3. 21 questions
    Dario Calmese Misses His Jean Paul Gaultier CorsetThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  4. why this looks like that
    A ‘Comical Dungeon’ Designed in VR Takes Over a Chinatown GalleryNeo-feudalism and medieval creatures inspired Ryan Decker’s first solo show.
  5. public art watch
    What a Wood Boat and a Concrete Chaise Reveal About the African DiasporaA sculpture exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park explores modern Black identity.
  6. 21 questions
    Laura Raicovich Thinks Museums Should Have Fewer Shows a YearThe writer and curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  7. design edit
    Architect-Designed Birdhouses, a Busway Mural, and More Design FindsPlus fashion designer Duro Olowu mines the Cooper Hewitt’s archive.
  8. objects of desire
    Inside the Obsessive World of Taschen’s Custom Book StandsThe publisher’s 50-pound editions are too big for most furniture, so it’s been making its own.
  9. 21 questions
    Signe Nielsen Thinks 5G Towers Will Be a ‘Horrible Imposition’ on Our StreetsThe landscape architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  10. design edit
    Bioplastic Sculptures, an Okra-Inspired Rug, and More Design FindsPlus glass vessels for environmental causes.
  11. why this looks like that
    Designer Minjae Kim Translated His Mom’s Paintings Into Chairs“I sent her a photo of the chair. She was like, ‘Oh, it’s my painting.’”
  12. 21 questions
    Coco Fusco’s Best View of the City Was From a Birthday Boat RideThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  13. why this looks like that
    This Filipino American Designer Is Reclaiming the Peacock Chair“To me, it’s about more than designing a collection; I’m inventing a style,” says Cheyenne Concepcion.
  14. design edit
    Rope Masks, Nubby Vases, a Steel Bar Cart, and More Design FindsA special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th anniversary.
  15. local lore
    The Williamsburg Building That Painted Over BasquiatWere the residents of a former factory on South 11th Street living in the “Sistine Chapel” of SAMO graffiti?
  16. exhibitions
    A Mexican Design Exhibition Has Taken Over a Rockefeller Center Post Office“Intervención/Intersección” celebrates creative kinship.
  17. our mayor
    Eric Adams Is Design’s New Hype ManAnd by design, he means fashion.
  18. green building
    The City’s First Mass-Timber Condos Are Now for SaleDesigned by Mesh Architectures, 670 Union almost didn’t happen.
  19. 21 questions
    Deborah Berke Wants to Live in the 79th Street Boat BasinThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  20. on set
    Building the Corporate Menace of SeveranceSaarinen’s impeccable Bell Labs campus conveys the terror of utopian office design.
  21. mysteries
    The Untold Story of the Met Gala Red CarpetAs in the actual carpet.
  22. public art watch
    Artist Sam Van Aken Wants You to Taste Governors Island–Grown Apples“I’m hoping you bite into something and you’re like, Why have I been kept from this? What sort of compromised existence have I been living?
  23. design edit
    An Olmsted Index, Archive of Nakagin Capsule Tower Images, and More FindsPlus ideas for a 100 percent affordable-housing skyscraper at the World Trade Center.
  24. 21 questions
    Ifeoma Ebo Wants Eric Adams to Appoint a Public Realm CzarThe urban designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  25. 21 questions
    Justin Garrett Moore Gets Inspired by Watching Judge Judy Yell at PeopleThe urban designer and architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  26. design edit
    Death Masks, Dopamine Décor, Antiquarian Books, and More Design FindsPlus Julio Torres’s story about a plunger that just wants to be a vase.
  27. why this looks like that
    Artist Shaina Tabak Likes a Table That Inspires Double Takes“My furniture makes you work to figure out what to do with it,” she says.
  28. 21 questions
    Suchi Reddy Lives Happily in Her 375-Square-Foot Micro-ApartmentThe architect and artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  29. 21 questions
    Glenn Adamson Is Still Drinking From the Mug He Got at His First JobThe design historian and curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  30. preservation watch
    The Nivola Horses Are Finally Getting Their Feet BackArchitectural conservationists are restoring the sculptures for an eventual return to public space this fall.
  31. second city
    Chicago Has a Newspaper Architecture Critic AgainLee Bey will write a monthly column for the Chicago Sun-Times.
  32. design edit
    Marimekko Wallpaper, a Transit Zine, and More Design FindsPlus an art and design lending library at the Tribeca art gallery 52 Walker.
  33. shopping
    The Founder of Yuns Wants You to Have a Well-Stocked ToolboxStarting with the “Maybach of hammers.”
  34. 21 questions
    Robert A.M. Stern Was Called ‘Yellow Socks’ By George W. BushThe architect, historian, and educator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  35. why this looks like that
    Designer Sean Kim Sticks Strange Things on Practical ThingsAfter 3-D printing 2,000 lamps in his closet, Kim just wants to find his next hit.
  36. public art watch
    A Memorial to the Atlanta Spa Victims Reimagines the Massage ParlorAn installation by Red Canary Song set up massage tables as altars in Washington Square Park.
  37. 21 questions
    Dong-Ping Wong Is Proud (and Ashamed) That He Lived in the McKibbin LoftsThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  38. design edit
    Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts, a Minimalist Vacuum, and Other Design FindsPlus, an exhibition about lower Manhattan’s malls at the Abrons Arts Center.
  39. shopping
    The Crown Heights Design Shop That Began As a Teenager’s Bud-Vase CollectionOf the Cloth’s owner is happy to part with his collection of vintage textiles, ceramics, and furniture.
  40. 21 questions
    Legacy Russell Wants to Live in the Whitney’s Tiny Adobe HousesThe Kitchen’s executive director and chief curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  41. on trend
    Weird and Wild Florals Are Everywhere You LookFrom Katie Stout’s bronze chandelier to the cotton petals on Pelle’s light post, furniture is in bloom.
  42. why this looks like that
    Chris Schanck Goes Cosmic With His Surreal Chairs and ChandeliersAnd branches out into more personal, story-based work for his show at MAD.
  43. 21 questions
    Jamel Shabazz Will Always Ask Before Taking Your PictureThe street photographer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  44. design edit
    Ebony’s Groovy Test Kitchen, Euphoria’s Bedrooms, and Other Design FindsPlus, a gravity-defying installation by Tomás Saraceno at the Shed.
  45. 21 questions
    Mabel O. Wilson Has Been Collecting Black Plastic Snow Globes for 25 YearsThe historian and designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  46. industrial design
    Michael Graves Design and CVS Made the Next Generation of Canes and WalkersThe new line treats the products more like home goods and less like clinical equipment.
  47. on set
    What Went Into Building The Gilded Age’s 19th-Century New YorkSometimes it’s CGI. Other times it’s a soundstage. And it can also be another city that stands in for the long-lost Upper East Side.
  48. design edit
    Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This WeekPlus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  49. streeteries
    The DOT Wants to Kill the Streetery ShedIn place of plywood shacks, the agency envisions barriers in roadways with tents or umbrellas for protection.
  50. public art watch
    Theaster Gates Is Bringing Part of a Demolished Chicago Church to LondonFor his Serpentine Pavilion commission.
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