41 Design Shows to Watch Now

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacting people’s daily lives and routines across the world, folks are increasingly turning inward and hunkering down for what may be several more weeks of social distancing. What better time, then, to start watching a design-focused TV series that is informative, heartwarming, and/or aesthetically pleasing? Happily, there is no shortage of design shows to choose from during this period, whether you’re more into stories about life-changing renovations or elaborate, gravity-defying feats of architecture. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most bingeable design-centric series on streaming services and cable now, with hopes that they will offer a small respite from an exhausting news cycle. Beautiful imagery aside, these series will remind you of the importance of these places we call home.

Selling Sunset

<h1 class="title">2</h1> <div class="caption"> The <em>Selling Sunset</em> agents at one of their multimillion-dollar listings. </div> <cite class="credit">Courtesy of Netflix</cite>

The Selling Sunset agents at one of their multimillion-dollar listings.

Courtesy of Netflix

Plenty of drama keeps things interesting on this Netflix

Read More

Exclusive Tour of MAD Architects’ Stunning New Residential Design

In the world of architecture, like with writers and artists, there’s a proverbial baton that’s passed from one generation of virtuosos to the next. Examples abound: Toni Morrison and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zaha Hadid and Ma Yansong. Indeed, it’s with Yansong’s latest project—the verdant Gardenhouse, a residential design in the heart of Los Angeles—that the young Chinese architect has secured his status of progressing the practice of architecture from one era into the next.

Ma Yansong, 45 and founder of MAD architects, has become China’s most exciting young architect. For years he’s been compared to his mentor, the late Zaha Hadid. And for good reason. His bold, free-formed, futuristic designs stand out—as if a spaceship parked in a suburban neighborhood. In many ways Yansong, like Hadid before him, is showing us the future of design. “My goal with Gardenhouse is to introduce a new and

Read More

Retro Cues, Rugged Looks, And Modern Tech

The new Ford Bronco is as tough on the inside as it is on the outside.

The 2021 Ford Bronco (and the smaller Ford Bronco Sport) is finally here. After what felt like an eternity of teasers and leaked images, today we see the rugged SUV in the metal for the first time – and it looks great. Available in both two- and four-door options, the Bronco comes powered by your choice of two engines: a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine or an optional twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. The four-cylinder pumps out 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 newton-meters), while the optional V6 produces 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 400 pound-feet (542 newton-meters).

But equally important as what’s under the hood is what’s inside the new Bronco – and Ford made sure not to skimp on the details. The 2021 Bronco has a number of retro cues, rugged

Read More