February 24, 2012

Striped Decor

(Slide show) Whether thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, stripes are a timeless classic. As our portfolio from the AD archives illustrates, they can also be quite versatile
February 23, 2012

Doug Aitken’s Latest Video Installation

The façade of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. will display the artist's moving imagery
February 22, 2012

Q+A with Thomas Heatherwick

The cutting-edge British designer talks about thinking small while building big, re-creating the London bus, and why every project should feel like a new invention
February 22, 2012

Artist Alex Katz’s SoHo Loft

The figurative master readies new artworks of wry exuberance in the New York City space that has served as both home and studio since 1968
February 21, 2012

Oscar Producer Brian Grazer’s Sleek Office

The Michael S. Smith-designed Beverly Hills office provides a calm backdrop for a man known as a supreme multitasker
February 21, 2012

Oscars Preview: The Year’s Best Sets

AD spotlights the 2012 nominees for Best Art Direction and talks to the designers behind the five visually stunning films
February 21, 2012

Watches Made for Ottoman Market Draw Big Interest

The competition for these antique pieces is a reflection of the rising purchasing power of Turkish buyers.
February 21, 2012

Reaching Into the Past to Build Future Success

Van Cleef & Arpels revives a men's model first designed in 1949 and commercialized in the 1970s.
February 21, 2012

A Return to Artistic Roots, to Stand Out in the I.T. Age

The need to reinvent watchmaking for the digital age has brought esoteric arts like miniature painting and micro-mosaic work back from the brink of extinction, placing them on equal footing with mechanical innovations.
February 21, 2012

Bling or Works of Art? A Flood of Sparkling Watches

There is a growing convergence between jewelry and watchmaking, a phenomenon that is elevating the previously unsung work of the stone-setter to new heights.