Milan Design Week 2022: Lighting the Way

Eight expressive lamps and light fixtures that far exceed expectation

One of the most inspiring categories each Milan Design Week (and in interior architecture and design as a whole), the lighting sector continues to transfix thanks to rapid technological advancements and an abundance of creativity. This year throughout Milan, countless design brands and manufacturers released thoughtful fixtures and impressive lamps, and some artful objects even managed to express light in surprising new ways. For our team …

Blanton Museum of Art’s Forthcoming Sound Art Garden

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin will open the Butler Sound Gallery, a first-of-its-kind permanent outdoor space for sound art, in 2022. Blanton is the first major museum to develop a gallery for the medium at this scale. It’s part of a greater revitalization led by acclaimed architecture firm Snøhetta. The first commission for the Butler Sound Gallery is …

Snøhetta’s NYC Green Space Moves Forward

The Phillip Johnson-designed 550 Madison has been a postmodern icon of NYC since its completion in 1984. Now, the midtown structure will receive new life, thanks to Snøhetta. The design and architecture firm has been given the go-ahead by the Manhattan Community Board to revitalize the building’s privately-owned public space and create a community-focused green space. Working with horticulture specialists from Phyto Studio, Snøhetta promises …