Ford’s Driverless Car Fleet to Launch in Washington DC

Starting next year, Ford will test a fleet of self-driving cars throughout Washington DC. This comes before launching a full, commercial autonomous-driving program in the city (and others) come 2021. Many developers of similar programs are vying for cities of their own—Uber in Pittsburgh and Google’s Waymo in Phoenix. Regulation over self-driving vehicles is quite loose right now, and it will be interesting to chart …

Airy + Activism-Driven: The Eaton Hotel, Washington, DC

A new hotel encouraging social and political action, wellness, diversity and inclusion

At the corner of K and 12th St NW in Washington, DC, the Eaton Hotel is open—after a weekend of exciting launch events. Situated half a mile from The White House in one direction and a Trump-branded hotel in the other, Eaton is focused on changing the world—but Eaton exists on the opposite end of the spectrum as the aforementioned property. “The original inspiration for …

Snarkitecture’s “Fun House” at the National Building Museum, DC

After a decade working together, a comprehensive museum exhibition for the experimental designers

Design practice Snarkitecture has succeeded in a way most artists can only dream. Their work, always wildly different from project to project, undeniably bears a visual signature. Often when viewing a new architectural piece in their repertoire, one must stop and address internal awe before a dawn of recognition sets in: this was made possible by Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham and Benjamin Porto. They wear …