Style + Design
One of my favorite quotes about architecture is inscribed on the exterior wall of San Francisco’s already fabled The Battery. Speaking about the need to rebuild the British House of Commons after World War II air raids, Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” With that utterance, the British Bulldog distilled the essence of why architecture matters. Good buildings are not just pretty to look at; they can inspire collaboration and community. Because they work better, they make our lives better.
Looking out our windows, all we can seem to think about is outdoor brunching, rooftop drinking, and park lounging. After a bundled up winter, we're ready to shed our layers and put on something shiny, a little showy, and new. Our go-to? Acrimony, of course.
Menswear's well-established love affair with old-school Scottish prints is heating up for spring.
More than 500 design–industry professionals gathered for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, the second annual conference that proved to be another blockbuster of inspirational programming. Once past a few Space-Age prototypes (is it a car? A motorcycle? More on this later) attendees heard from a slew of industry leaders, including Makerbot founder Bre Pettis, High-Line architect Elizabeth Diller and young gun Sha Hwang (inventor of Gifpops and currently tasked with overhauling Healthcare.gov).
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Valencia Street just got a little bit prettier with the addition of The Balm Cosmetics' flagship store. The Balm's founder Marissa Shipman launched her unique line in 2004 with a focus on paraben and cruelty-free products. Now– thanks in part to her clever packaging and overall message of women empowerment – theBalm products are sold worldwide in nearly 60 countries to date.