Highlights From the London Design Festival 2020

From large-scale installations to covetable homewares, eight exemplary debuts this week

An annual extravaganza of thought-provoking work, elevated dialogue and exploration, the London Design Festival showcases artistry and innovation from students and professionals alike. For this most uncommon of years, the festival cautiously proceeded, both online and in real life. Thus, from our homes in New York City, we perused the many installations, activities and items that comprise this year’s gathering of talent. Below, a handful …

Stockholm’s Art-Filled Subway Captured by Photographer David Altrath

From Lars Arrhenius’ 8-bit-inspired tiles at Thorildsplan station to Ulrik Samuelson’s “ghost garden” at Kungsträdgården, and Björk and Åberg’s mural at Solna Centrum Station, artwork saturates Stockholm’s subway system. German photographer David Altrath explored the underground (or tunnelbana in Swedish) over several late nights last year, capturing images at a time that, “it seemed like I was the only person there,” he tells Wired. Altrath …

Red Herring, DTLA’s New Art Deco Sanctuary

An airy, thoughtfully-designed space that matches the playful nature of the owners

The tropical birds, monkeys, and colorful jungle foliage in Mike Willcox’s mural set the Art Deco-inspired tone for Red Herring in downtown Los Angeles. Chef Dave Woodall and Alexis Martin Woodall’s new restaurant invites diners from the bustle of Grand Avenue’s financial district into a classic Hollywood-meets-Miami haven—one both lush and glamorous. Willcox collaborated with Alexis to develop the mural. “We were aiming for a rich tropical …