12.05.11: Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange
Lunch With The Critics: Second-Annual Year-End Awards
From Twitter to Apollo, Barbie to Occupy Everywhere: The best and worst moments in design for 2011.
12.24.10: Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange
Lunch With The Critics: Year-End Awards
Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange pick the best and worse moments in design for 2010.
If These Walls Could Talk
On the ABC sitcom Modern Family
, three different families are visually defined by their living rooms.
The Costs of Ownership: Why Copyright Protection Will Hurt the Fashion Industry
New copyright protection for fashion designs is only going to hurt an already struggling industry.
Why do Most Designer Toys Suck so Badly?
Though they exude an organized playfullness, designer toys are rarely as practical as they look.
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Nicolai Ouroussoff might turn out to be the last architecture critic, which makes it even more imperative to say: He is not making a good case for keeping the breed.
An Open Letter to Nicolai Ouroussoff
Architect Andrew Bernheimer challenges the claim by Nicolai Ouroussoff that New York has produced no architects of consequence since the 70s-era "New York Five," suggesting that The New York Times
critic "grab a Metrocard" and see for himself.