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A New Antiques Gallery, Utopian Furniture, Bubble Glass and More Finds

A special dispatch from the 2023 edition of NYCxDesign.
  1. These Chairs Were Made in 3 Days “Make-do,” curated by the L.A. gallery Marta and auction house Catalog Sale, is an homage to not overthinking things.
  2. You Could Make a Movie in This 1885 Park Slope ‘McMansion’ In filmmakers Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi’s brownstone, “there are all these stories within the walls.”
  3. An ‘Old School’ ’80s Soho Loft Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover “You want a place where the kids can run around or knock something over,” says father of four Greg Griffith.
  4. A New Infinity Room, Architecture for Ants, I ♥ NY Knockoffs, and More Finds Plus a COVID memorial at Greenwood Cemetery.
  5. Hiba Schahbaz Pictured Herself Painting Here She found the Bushwick building after walking by one day and admiring the windows; she imagined that it would be a great place to work.
  6. Have You Seen the Courthouse Where George Santos Surrendered? Richard Meier’s behemoth is the Death Star of the Southern State Parkway.
  7. A ‘Greater New York’ for Designers At the new Bushwick gallery International Objects.
  8. Hannah Levy’s Two Studios in One The sculptor took over a floor of this South Bronx building with ten friends, each carving out their own space.
  9. Artist Firelei Báez Has Always Kept It Moving “I think growing up in precarity prepared me for the life of an artist because I knew that poverty wasn’t the end of things.”
  10. Mining the Milton Glaser Archives From never-printed Broadway posters to a Manhattan phone-book cover, seven works from the designer’s early decades.
  11. Hugh Hayden Makes Art in a Former Fruit Warehouse Zebras and Barbies and bears and a dog named Mars.
  12. How to Design a King Charles III’s coronation is ultimately a performance of majesty. The props matter.
  13. Ikea’s Answer to Inflation? Make Things Flimsier. With hollow table legs, paper veneers, and more plastic.
  14. The Interior World of Photographer Richard Avedon On the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, a look back at the photographer’s Upper East Side apartment on the year of his death.
  15. Jake Gyllenhall Is a Teacup Guy Now Luxury porcelain company Ginori 1735 has picked the actor to star in its latest campaign.
  16. A Museum’s Pollinator Garden, Rare Pierre Paulin Furniture, and More Finds Plus a design scandal at the Milan Furniture Fair.
  17. The Collectors Offering Thousands for Vintage Pyrex Raiding Grandma’s cupboards is no longer enough.
  18. The Zaha Hadid AI Feedback Loop Patrik Schumacher is one architect eager to hand over design work to Midjourney.
  19. The Artist Making Furniture Out of Felted Concrete “People think the fuzziness is cute. Or they’re a little weirded out by it,” says Susannah Weaver.
  20. Wendy Goodman’s Postcards From Milan Design Week The 61st edition of the Salone del Mobile celebrated history while ushering in the new.
  21. There’s a Monument to South Central L.A. on Top of the Met Once the run in New York ends, it goes back to its home community for permanent installation.
  22. Shallot Is Le Creuset’s New Color The inside of one, specifically.
  23. Casa Fornasetti Is the Most Captivating House in Milan They let me take pictures when I visited.
  24. Beef Gets the Design World Right From its bland, beige Calabasas minimalism to gloopy vases.
  25. Old-School Decorating in a West Village Bing & Bing Co-op Dan Lobitz, a partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Mark Jacobson, a photographer, were meticulous with the details of their home.
  26. Gaetano Pesce’s Drawings, Helen Levi’s New Ridgewood Store, and More Finds Plus a furniture collection that captures “the explosive feeling of cuteness.”
  27. A Trippy-Looking Place to Make Your Life Better Through Ketamine Randy Polumbo made pieces in the new Cardea offices out of mycelium, “the understory of the mushroom people.”
  28. The Tiny Antiques Gallery of an Avid 31-Year-Old Collector Find French tapestries and Murano glassware in Christopher Cawley’s Chinatown storefront.
  29. A Tribeca Loft With a Kitchen Swing and an Old Convent Door “Everything changes in this house,” says its owner, Grimanesa Amorós, who has filled it with her organic light sculptures.
  30. Rare Akari Light Sculptures, Alexander Girard Posters, and More Finds Plus, Public Records’ new “living room.”
  31. What Happens When an Architect Designs Their Own Family Getaway Two different upstate homes — one modern, one cozy.
  32. From a Decaying Bohemian Skylit Garret to a Modern Home Kay Lee and Jonathan Chong were beguiled by this Village walk-up owned by artists for decades. But then they had to live in it.
  33. Tom Sachs Promised a Fun Cult The sculptor likes to call his studio part of his art practice. Working there could often be scary.
  34. The 9 Best Architecture, Design, and Urbanism Books Out This Spring Including a compendium of Milton Glaser’s illustrations and a delightful collection of underground weed ads.
  35. A Visit to the Home of Dansk’s Most Prolific Designer An excerpt from Jens Quistgaard: The Sculpting Designer.
  36. This Year’s Pritzker Winner is a Surprise, But Not in a Good Way After a decade of experimental, diverse winners, David Chipperfield feels like a safe choice.
  37. Lili Chemla’s West Village Apartment Has a Tub With a View It’s as cozy and elegant as her fashion line, Leset, and she insisted on keeping the sticky old windows for charm.
  38. Havana-Influenced In Washington Heights Adam Rolston’s Deco co-op looks across to the Palisades.
  39. An Installation of Clothes, Cardboard, and Plywood Takes Over the Japan Society Artist collective CFGNY brings a fashion show to Japan Society after 50 years.
  40. How Luam Melake, Designer of Furniture with Feelings, Furnishes her Harlem Co-op It’s a three-bedroom; she works in two of them.
  41. Let the Light In Peter Vits and Zoe Vidali opened up their Noho triplex with a 27-foot-high atrium.
  42. A Minimalist Ashtray, a Carved-Wood Lamp From the 1970s, and More Design Finds Plus a new bar in Greenpoint designed to look like it was always there.
  43. How to Sauna, the Ikea and Marimekko Way With rhubarb-print robes, ripply towels, and birch benches from their new Bastua collection.
  44. A Prewar Studio Made Suitable for Two Kristoffer Cusick and Dan Hickle bought the 600-square-foot West Village co-op as a pied-à-terre, then redid it to live in it.
  45. I’ll Miss You, Design Bots The loss of Twitter’s open API will probably finish off the accounts that put random visual delights into my feed.
  46. What the Gallerists Brought Home How Patrick Parrish and Alex Gilbert decided what they wanted to live with in their Clinton Hill apartment.
  47. The Rainbow Hellerware Revival, Artist-Made Dream Houses, and More Design Finds Plus, an architect’s quest to perfect the tiny wood stool.
  48. Floating Bedrooms in a Williamsburg Loft Matt Spangler asked architect Keith Burns for more space and light in his new place: Before and after photos.
  49. U.S. Department of State Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Serifs For memos, Times New Roman is out, Calibri is in.
  50. Push and Pull on a Park Avenue Co-op Renovation Interior designer Olivia Song’s clients were a couple with “polar opposite” tastes: he liked contemporary, she was more traditional.
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