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 …

Photographer Kate Ballis’ “Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism” at Garis & Hahn

Palm Springs and the Southwest colored with intense neon hues in a new series of images

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For locals and visitors, much of the appeal of places like Palm Springs and neighboring southwest regions is the beauty—the remoteness, and the subsequent tension between the naturally barren and the highly stylized touch of humans. Photographer Kate Ballis has captured this strikingly in her new body of work, “Infra Realism,” currently on display at LA’s Garis & Hahn in her …