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  1. furniture design
    The City’s Newest Design Gallery Is in a Chinatown MallSuperhouse Vitrine opens with an exhibition of Sean Gerstley’s ceramic furniture.
  2. why this looks like that
    Meet the Designer Making Custom Fonts for Spike LeeTré Seals sifts through Black history and culture to leave Helvetica behind.
  3. shopping
    This Online Shop Sells Only Architect-Approved Home GoodsFive things to buy from Civilian Objects
  4. architecture
    The Candy-Colored Tudors and Mini Mediterranean Palaces of Queens‘All the Queens Houses’ shows the most diverse borough’s most diverse residences.
  5. public art watch
    The Nation’s Monuments Are Male, Pale, and StaleA new audit makes the case for a more fluid landscape of public memory.
  6. design edit
    BTS at the United Nations, Doughy Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, Richard Neutra’s VDL House reopens in L.A.
  7. streets
    The Street Fight Is BackEverybody wants a piece of your block, and it’s going to take a lot more than planters and metal barricades to resolve who gets what.
  8. streets
    I Wish I Liked the New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane MoreA hard-won symbolic victory that’s a baby step.
  9. streets
    We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm FloodingPlugged-up drains should be the most straightforward problem to solve, and the city can’t keep up.
  10. design edit
    Charlie Watts’s Drawings, 58 Cities Named Columbus, and Other Design FindsPlus an exhibition of Push Pin’s posters.
  11. exhibitions
    How Cooper Hewitt Revived Willi Smith’s Radical ShowroomsIn the ’80s, the architect James Wines tore off building façades to find materials. This time, he went through more official channels.
  12. upstate
    When the Office Is a Fly-Fishing MotelA creative agency ditched its Manhattan studio and went upstate for good.
  13. design edit
    Blobby NFT Chairs, Reinvented Shaker Design, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a book on the Tokyo Olympic Stadium’s architect, Kengo Kuma.
  14. architecture
    Why Was It So Hard to Sell a House That Promised Eternal Life?The strange Bioscleave House took an even stranger path to find a buyer.
  15. streets
    A Napping Corner in Hudson Square (That’s Also a Playscape and Lunch Spot)This is the curbside architecture New York City needs.
  16. design edit
    Tinned Fish Lamps, a New Home-Goods Shop, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a film that turns the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a sound sculpture.
  17. department of education
    The Green New Deal for Public Schools Goes Way Beyond ClassroomsIncluding fruit trees, solar panels, lead-free pipes, and community-resiliency centers.
  18. anatomy of a streetery
    A Super-Streetery Comes to KoreatownMaiden Korea riffs on Seoul’s street-food stalls.
  19. design edit
    A Thorny Table, Max Lamb’s Newest Chairs, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a café with seating inspired by brownstone stoops.
  20. benchgate
    Are We Ever Going to Get a Place to Sit Down in Moynihan Station?The corporation behind the Penn Station expansion says more seating is coming.
  21. design edit
    A Mosaic Stool, Fiberglass Mezcal Cup, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a London Design Biennale exhibit on the “archaeology” of 700 plastic spoons.
  22. good fences
    Spotlighting Flushing’s Ubiquitous Stainless-Steel FencesArtist Anne Wu reflects on an immigrant aesthetic at the Shed.
  23. architecture
    After MoMA, the Black Reconstruction Collective Plots Its Future in ArchitectureIts members talk institutional change, practicing refusal, and what comes next.
  24. design edit
    A Nick Cave Installation, a Squiggly Lamp, and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding the city’s best new rooftop.
  25. public art watch
    New York’s Storefront Plywood Finds a Second LifeFive public art projects transform the material in citywide installations.
  26. investigation
    Who Made That Ear-Shaped Mirror That’s All Over Instagram?Trying to solve a mystery, 40 years on.
  27. design edit
    A ‘Ghost Forest,’ Slice of L.A. Architecture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding a furniture series inspired by Black identity.
  28. furniture
    A Design Exhibit of Work Made Entirely by MothersThe story behind five pieces in Egg Collective’s new show.
  29. zizmorcore
    The Mayoral Merch Race Is HereEnergy auras, union iconography, and bikini bottoms.
  30. 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?’”
  31. 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.”
  32. furniture design
    The Chiclet Is BackHerman Miller reissues its “friendliest” seating collection.
  33. design edit
    A Glacial Chair, 1,000 Design Patents, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus an intersection specifically designed for pedestrians and cyclists
  34. 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.
  35. the unforgettable year
    What the Museum of 2020 May Look LikeCurators and archivists on the items they’ve acquired from our pandemic year.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. preservation watch
    Why Were the Nivola Horse Statues Sawed Off at the Knees?NYCHA insists they were removed only for the time being.
  42. 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.
  43. design edit
    Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a Japanese carpentry exhibition and portraits of artists at home.
  44. 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.
  45. nypd
    The NYPD’s New Robot Dog Can’t Hurt Us. Yet.Everything you wanted to know about the latest police pet.
  46. 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
  47. executive reorder
    Call in the Brutalists! Biden Implodes Trump’s Classical Architecture MandateGood riddance to “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”
  48. public art watch
    Awol Erizku Brings His Afrocentric Symbolic Universe to NYC’s Bus SheltersCourtesy of a new Public Art Fund exhibition.
  49. furniture
    Ikea’s New Gaming Chair Is Not HideousLevel up.
  50. 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.”
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