Architecture critic Alexandra Lange takes issue with the $65K worth of donated West Elm pieces now furnishing the Gracie Mansion, NYC's official mayoral estate, writing that "there's the whiff of something unseemly about taking such a large donation from a...
Alexandra Lange compares the two technologies and finds that the 3D printing comes up short.
An appreciation of Lucia Eames (1930-2014).
A photographic tour of Mexico City, house by house, wall by wall.
Taking a break from thinking up hilarious awards, architecture critic Alexandra Lange leads Dwell on a tour of Brandeis University, a little-known hot spot for midcentury modern design. Many significant features of the campus were master planned by architect Eero...
The Folk Art Museum, David Adjaye's market hall, and the first addition to the Morgan Library. If three makes a trend, then premature demolition qualifies.
Why you have to love design to be a critic.
Add Fredun Shapur to the pantheon of modern designers making winning and sculptural objects for children.
Over on Dezeen archicritic Alexandra Lange argues for a more thoughtful, robust use of social media by architects, as opposed to what she sees Bjarke Ingels doing: "Selfie, LEGO selfie, girlfriend (I hope), Gaga, monograph, fog, fox socks. His Instagram...
A year-end wrap-up of my favorite stories. The common theme? Women and the making of design.
Archicritics Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange have released their annual year-end awards, honoring Zaha Hadid with the "MegaBuilder of the Year Award" (she's "displaced Norman Foster as the go-to architect for projects of mythic national aggrandizement"—naturally!), and the "supertall luxury...
Our intrepid critics, Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster, celebrate (and castigate) the best and worst architecture and design of 2013.
On this episode of Insights Per Minute, Alexandra Lange contemplates performance.
A review of the renovated Blaffer Art Museum and James Turrell's latest skyspace, "Twilight Epiphany."
If you're thinking of picking up Dave Egger's new novel, The Circle, in hopes of finding solace by relating to his portrayal of Silicon Valley tech culture, architecture and design critic Alexandra Lange would say: don't get your hopes...
A Kickstarter for an upcming exhibition on the wotk of Deborah Sussman in Los Angeles.
A Kickstarter for co-working space Makeshift Society points to the light, space and tools creative freelancers need to be productive.
The Museum of Modern Art's new installation, "Designing Modern Women," could have made a bolder statement about the transformative role of women in 20th century design and architecture.
FX has shared 10 images from “American Horror Story: Coven”, Episode 3.02, “Boy Parts,” debuting on October 16. Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, and Denis O’Hare... Read More
One of the incidental pleasures of Judith Major’s new book on pioneering architecture critic Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer is the glimpse it gives into the life of a cultural journalist at the turn of the past century.