How Hacker-Craft Sport Boats Inspire Buick’s New Avenir Cars

Our factory visit digs in to the essence of boat-building and how it informs auto design

In a warehouse at the northernmost end of Lake George in upstate New York, Jeff Brown walks the length of what will become a 27-foot Hacker-Craft sport boat. Although it’s only a skeleton right now, the mahogany ribs will soon be planked, varnished, and fitted with a motor and interior before being delivered to a proud new owner. Brown is the director of special projects …

Two Galleries Chart the Development of Painting as Art

As figuration finds its relevancy again in painted art, two galleriesthat have been stalwarts in exhibiting the medium since 1998are demonstrating that its re-found popularity is, in part, due to younger generations’ iterations of the style. The exhibit, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” is “museum-scale,” according to The New York Times’ Roberta Smith, but “this show is organized with a minimum of what could …

Autodromo’s Supercar-Inspired Ford GT Owners Edition Chronograph

An exclusive, personalized wristwatch from the NY-based driving-oriented lifestyle brand

After a successful consumer-facing collaboration that drew inspiration from Ford GT models of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, New York-based design brand Autodromo has revealed another partnership with the iconic Detroit automaker. And this time, the timepiece is as exclusive as the vehicle itself. It’s really all in the name with the Ford GT Owners Edition Chronograph—a wristwatch inspired by the current GT’s material palette …

David Adjaye’s First New York Skyscraper: 130 William

Every once in a while NYC gets a skyline addition that contributes to the city in almost untold ways. 130 William is just that. Architect David Adjaye’s in-development masterwork happens to be his first skyscraper ever, and it stretches up 800 feet, comprising 66 stories and 244 residences. Rather than use glass and steel, Adjaye employs custom, hand-cast stonework on the facade, both unexpected and …

Helpern Architects-Designed AC Hotel, Times Square

Inside the first NYC property for the European-inspired brand

An iconic building does more than make a statement of its own; it anchors a block or neighborhood and converses with structures around it. Such is the case with Renzo Piano‘s New York Times building, a towering masterwork in midtown Manhattan. But now, where there was once nothing more than a five-story parking garage, rises the AC Hotel New York Times Square. Designed by Helpern …