David Rockwell + 2X4’s “The Diner” for Surface Magazine

A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Be it Edward Hopper or “Pulp Fiction,” generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell Group and NYC-based design studio 2X4 have partnered to design a fully operational pop-up restaurant in Ventura Centrale at this year’s Milan Design …

Three Art-Driven Christmas Experiences in New York City

Works at the Guggenheim, Brookfield Place and the EDITION Hotel move tradition forward

A period of time that requires tremendous thought, the end of year holidays stimulate creative behavior from decor and design to gift giving and, let’s be honest, time management. All the while, traditional, nostalgia-laden experiences appear around every corner. Many of these are deeply personal—the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with a family, dinner at Rolf’s with a loved one, a stroll by the Saks Fifth …

Dream Hotel, Hollywood

This LA accommodation offers plenty of entertainment, but also allows you to escape

by Andrew Maness It’s hard to imagine a name working on more levels than that of the freshly opened Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. The slim 10-story structure is at the center of a $110 million dollar complex that seeks to breathe new life into a pocket of LA that desperately needs it. Flanked by the over-the-top dining arena that is Tao to the west, …