Word of Mouth: Athens, Greece

Classic cuisine, contemporary cocktails, concept stores, modern art and more in the Greek capital

Athens is overflowing with ancient treasures and modern-day gems, with views of the Acropolis at almost every corner and a decidedly vibrant, contemporary vibe. Named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and courage, the Greek capital buzzes with character, culture and creativity. From the historic hillside Plaka neighborhood to the Acropolis Museum, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and striking views from Mount Lycabettus, there are countless …

Architecture: the Whole Story

Living up to its lofty title, “Architecture: The Whole Story” satisfies designophiles and the uninitiated alike with a primer on everything we humans have built. From the pyramids to ancient temples and gothic churches, right up to Eero Saarinen’s singular TWA terminal at JFK, and into today, structures get a thorough but digestible rundown on design features and greater societal impact.

Nendo: 10/10

Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph “10/10″—a showcase of Nendo’s sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring experiences through their designs. This most lavish of hardcovers brings these impactful moments in spades, as it catalogs an abundance of boundary-pushing work, from Nendo’s iconic sculptural …