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  1. books
    Walking the Mall With Alexandra LangeThe architecture critic and Meet Me by the Fountain author sizes up her local food court.
  2. 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.
  3. street view
    What’s a Bicycle For?A new book digs into our ambivalent relationship with life on two wheels.
  4. 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.
  5. books
    What Will It Take to Design (Actually) Healthy Cities?The Topography of Wellness explores a century of how we’ve gotten it wrong and the resilient systems we need to get it right.
  6. books
    Walking the Streets, Looking for a Long-Lost MadamThe historian Debby Applegate knows where all the best disreputables once hung out.
  7. architecture
    The Candy-Colored Tudors and Mini Mediterranean Palaces of Queens‘All the Queens Houses’ shows the most diverse borough’s most diverse residences.
  8. books
    The Power Broker Is Still Not Available As an E-Book. Except … It Is.“A myth,” says Robert Caro’s publisher. Yet, somehow, I just bought the Kindle edition.
  9. 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.”
  10. in the stacks
    How the Strand Lost Its WorkersThe bookstore’s owner says it’s hanging by a thread — and staff say they’re the ones paying the price.
  11. up high
    This Artist Posed As a Hungarian Billionaire Buyer to Get Into 25 PenthousesAdopting a new persona, then photographing the view from the 100th floor.
  12. at home
    Your Quarantine Clutter Has a Long and Distinguished HistoryEmbrace the mess.
  13. space of the week
    An Insider’s View of the Grit and Glamour of the Fashion WorldAmy Fine Collins’s new book, The International Best-Dressed List, chronicles the history of stylish, larger-than-life personalities.
  14. space of the week
    Inside a Book Editor’s Legendary Home LibraryMadeline Kripke has been known to walk visitors through her shelves with a flashlight in hand and card catalogue in her head.
  15. space of the week
    Inside a Book Editor’s Legendary Home LibraryMadeline Kripke has been known to walk visitors through her shelves with a flashlight in hand and card catalogue in her head.
  16. design hunting
    Take a Rare Glimpse Inside the Art-Filled Homes of ArtistsA new book takes you inside the lofts, townhouses, and upstate retreats of Will Cotton, Rashid Johnson, and Marilyn Minter.
  17. design hunting
    Design Hunting: Albert Hadley’s Books, Moss and Ferns in Midtown, and Dinner With Anya HindmarchPlus, Simon Doonan — a Fashion Week must.