Best of CH 2018: Editors’ Picks

Design stories, interviews, travel guides and curious cuisine that truly mattered to us

Perhaps it was a quote of unearthly wisdom, a bite of strange deliciousness or simply a breeze on a newly discovered path; 2018 imparted several moments worth honoring. As a team of writers and editors, we spoke to so many and set foot in so much. The following excerpts mark personal high points for us, selected because of resonance. Here, you’ll find design stories, interviews, …

Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern IV” at NYC’s Toth Gallery

The final installment of the beloved Palm Springs photographic series

In 2015, architectural photographer and artist Tom Blachford released Midnight Modern in Palm Springs during Modernism Week. For many (our editorial staff included) it was love at first sight. With this photo series, Blachford captured the desert city lit only by the light of the moon—documenting and defying time all at once. Blachford paused the sublime natural world and honed in on its relationship with manmade splendor. Meticulous framing …

Tom Blachford’s “Noct Angeles” Photo Series

A collection of haunting LA images at night by the talented Melbourne-based artist

Perhaps one of the most photographed cities in the world, there aren’t many angles LA hasn’t been viewed from. But in his new series “Noct Angeles,” the Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford has managed to capture a side of the city not as often photographed. Rather than sunny vistas including palm trees, Venice Beach lifeguards, the Hollywood sign and other clichés, Blachford has created a series …