1980s Art Captured the Culture of Consumption

Showcasing works by such creators as Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger and Andy Warhol, Washington, D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum dives into the aesthetic legacy of the Me and MTV generation.

by Stephanie Murg
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Seattle Boho Meets Newport Preppy in Brian Paquette’s Interiors

The designer pulls together an appealingly elevated bohemian aesthetic that draws on influences from both his native New England and his adopted home in the Pacific Northwest.

by Jorge S. Arango
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Dale Chihuly Returns to the New York Botanical Garden

Eleven years after his celebrated NYBG show, the glass artist has placed brand-new and well-known works amid the changing seasonal landscape.

by Pilar Viladas
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Our Holiday Roundup of the Year’s Most Luxurious Design Books

As we slide toward the end of 2016 amid a clutch of holiday parties and seemingly endless shopping excursions, there’s a respite on the horizon: vacation. That means we'll finally have time to sit down and read a good book — a luxury rarely afforded by the busy fall season. This part of the year is also when the most sumptuous tomes on decorating, architecture and fine living are published. So, for lovers of good design, it may be time to reinforce the coffee table: The seven monumental selections below are among the best of the bunch, but they are also just the beginning.

by Ted Loos
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Off-the-Beaten-Path Dealers Offer Antiques That Are Unequivocally on the Mark

Lose the big-city chauvinism and meet some of the 1stdibs galleries that are making it work in less-likely locales.

by Cara Greenberg
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Creative Time Aims to Blow Minds with Its Public Art Projects

As its latest offering, the public art group has produced a political haunted house right in line with the boundary-pushing blockbuster installations for which it's known.

by Julie L. Belcove
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The Watergate Hotel Is Still Making Headlines

Thanks to a bold, modern update by Ron Arad, the Washington, D.C., landmark with a scandalous past has an exciting future.

by Andrew Sessa
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5 Designers Imagine White House Interiors for Clinton and Trump

Proposing styles from chic and understated to mirrored and opulent, David Netto, Betsy Burnham, Robert Couturier, Alexandra Loew and Brian J. McCarthy reveal how they would decorate the executive mansion . . . for both candidates.

by Leah Borne | illustrations by Mita Corsini Bland
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Our Late-Summer Reading Roundup, Part II: Design Books That Will Get You Daydreaming

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, August is all about ripeness and the beginning of the true harvest season. And right now, good books are nearly as plentiful as zucchini in our vegetable gardens. The four volumes below all have seductive beauty as their theme, whether it’s the angular lines of a pioneering modernist or the actual flora in a guide to appreciating plant life in the broadest sense.

by Ted Loos
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