Milan Design Week 2015: Transforming Historical Spaces

Site-specific installations in neoclassical palazzos wowed at the annual design fair

When you walk in the streets of Milan, you immediately realize that its classic architecture can somehow be cold and austere. But behind many façades, there are gardens—beautiful and carefully hidden. Some of the installations at the latest Milan Design Week seem to have focused on this quintessential aspect of the Milanese spirit, allowing visitors to gain access to some of its most magnificent palazzos. …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun, an LV waffle maker, a flock of umbrellas and more in our look at the web this week

This Week’s LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker Artist Andrew Lewicki’s newest creation is a full-blooded child of capitalism. Featuring Louis Vuitton’s signature LV-and-lily print, Lewicki’s waffle maker promises to make your breakfast prettier, if not more expensive. Unfortunately, for now not even an Amex black can buy you this prototype. 2. Matchbook Ever wondered what your favorite book would …