Interview: A Vision of “Earth 2100” from ATRA Studios

The Mexican-Swedish firm on designing for the future

Design as a practice and designers themselves center on solving a problem, but at this year’s DesignMiami/ we saw fully fledged visions of the future—from a metallic bed by Tom Dixon to Grand Seiko‘s rumination on the flow of time through nature. With the unprecedented pace at which we are traveling as a society, the future continues to serve as a source of inspiration. One of …

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021: Eight Inspiring Artistic Works

A diverse range of highlights from this year's fair

Headlines can be made of astronomical sales figures, luxury sponsors and exclusive parties, but the reason to attend art fairs is to see inspiring works we might not ever have the chance to see again. For this Miami Art Week—and Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 in particular—an overwhelming amount of art made its way onto the walls and floors of fairs and galleries in the …

Interview: Artist Julie Mehretu on Radical Imagination

We speak with the illustrious MacArthur Fellow about her career, influences and her new American Express collaboration

Evidenced by this year’s career-spanning exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (which began at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Julie Mehretu has established herself as one of the world’s most accomplished artists—and she’s only just getting started. Having already been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, in addition to having received a MacArthur Genius Grant, Mehretu is on an inspiring …