Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is one of the world's leading design firms.

Architecture's Test Kitchen

In SOM's Chicago model shop, sawdust flies, 3D printers hum, and buildings take shape for the first time in three dimensions. Go behind the scenes.

Sweating the Details: An Interview with Architect Nicole Dosso

The technical director behind many New York City landmarks, including One World Trade Center, talks about her journey, the future of the skyscraper, and more.

The Chicago Picasso, From Dream to Reality

Pablo Picasso's 50-foot-tall sculpture in Chicago has left an enduring impact, not just on its hometown, but also globally. Learn how the vision and tireless work of an SOM architect realized this seminal work.


Lonny is an online magazine that focuses on design and home decor.

5 Places to Go During London Design Festival 2015

With hundreds of events taking place, the annual London Design Festival cannot be missed—or ignored. Lonny distills the best that the festival has to offer.

An Ethereal Art Installation with a Life of its Own

For his first public installation, French artist Charles Pétillon has brought a billowing cloud of 100,000 illuminated balloons to Covent Garden’s iconic Market Building, delighting locals and tourists alike.

Rodarte and Jonathan Saunders for The Rug Company

With open arms, The Rug Company has welcomed venturesome creators for nearly two decades, fostering a hotbed for collaboration at the natural intersection of home and fashion. 


TechnoServe is an international nonprofit that promotes business solutions to poverty.

A Sewing Machine and a Dream

Rose Amachi, an alumna and mentor of TechnoServe's Young Women in Enterprise program, is working to empower girls and young women in Nairobi's Kawangware slum.

TechnoServe Highlighted in New Book on Food Security

With a growing world population and unstable food security in developing economies, how will the impoverished feed themselves in years to come? 

Photo of the Week: Planting Seeds for Growth in East Africa

Training is critical to help farmers build skills that can lead them out of poverty. TechnoServe's work in Kenya and Uganda is doing just that.


Valet is an independently-published men's lifestyle website. 

The Launch: Derringer Friday

After all the weekend's flag waving, we won't blame you for still seeing stars and stripes. But a new tie and accessory brand out of the nation's capital has other patterns in mind.

Green Living

Green tea's good for you. This much we know. And though the best and most nutritional form has been around for more than 800 years, it's largely been ignored by mainstream leaf-lovers.

The Cult of Creed

Few indicators of style are as immediate and potent as a signature scent. Who better than Creed, the storied, Parisian fragrance house, to illustrate the point?

Harvest Brew

Munich's official bash may've ended, but any aficionado will tell you that Oktoberfest is a state of mind. Here's a look at three Fall-favorite craft beers made right here in the United States.