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Exploring design writing as a cultural discipline (rather than a branch of lifestyle journalism) --> these pieces illuminate, inform, and ignite discussion about design.

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The Interventionist's Toolkit, Part 1 by Mimi Zeiger: Places: Design Observer [Also check out Parts 2,3, and 4.]

Places Journal

Places is a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We harness the moral and investigative power of public scholarship to promote equitable cities and sustainable landscapes.

Reading the City - NYTimes.com

Reading the City - NYTimes.com

The Psychology of Ruin Porn by JoAnn Greco/Atlantic Cities

CityLab - Bloomberg

Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

Sneaking Into Pantone HQ by Tom Vanderbilt

How I Snuck Into a Pantone Color Forecasting Meeting—and What I Learned

In an airy studio on a high floor of the London College of Fashion, featuring a long conference table, white walls, and a view to an adjoining...

Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development | UX Magazine

Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development

Storytellers help build cohesiveness in products and within teams.

Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport: Observatory: Design Observer (More, this time from Michael Bierut, on the piling on of armchair logo critics)

The Insourcing Boom - Charles Fishman - The Atlantic

The Insourcing Boom

After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.

A Critic's Manifesto by Daniel Mendelsohn (tangential but relevant!)

A Critic’s Manifesto

The role of the critic is to mediate intelligently and stylishly between a work and its audience; to educate and edify in an engaging and, preferably, …

“The Fab Mind,” a Tokyo exhibition, celebrates the art of repair with examples of aesthetic creativity applied to humanitarian ends, like recycling and land mines.

“The Fab Mind,” a Tokyo exhibition, celebrates the art of repair with examples of aesthetic creativity applied to humanitarian ends, like recycling and land mines.

An Icon, Despite Itself - NYTimes.com (On why the glass Heinz ketchup bottle is an icon despite breaking the #1 rule of good design)

An Icon, Despite Itself - NYTimes.com (On why the glass Heinz ketchup bottle is an icon despite breaking the #1 rule of good design)

Copenhagen's Waterfront Development by Justin Davidson (Travel & Leisure)

Copenhagen’s Waterfront Development

Long a model for smart urban development, the Danish capital is reclaiming its waterfront with ambitious architecture and pedestrian-friendly thinking.

Designers Versus Inventors - NYTimes.com

Designers Versus Inventors - NYTimes.com

Continuum Redesigns Audi's Car Dealership Experience

Continuum Redesigns Audi's Car Dealership Experience

Design firm Continuum says consumers don’t need better-looking products—they need to enjoy shopping for them