5 DESIGN TRENDS YOU’LL BE SEEING EVERYWHERE IN 2018

Ready to say goodbye to Carrara marble?

If our editors’ 2018 design trend predictions hold true, those evergreen neutrals (think: marble, brass, and subway tile) are bound for a shake-up this year. From the introduction of supersaturated color to animal-inspired design, 2018’s trends are looking to be anything but the modest picks we’ve grown accustomed to. Get all of our editors’ 2018 design trend predictions below.

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DESIGN’S NEXT BIG THING? ASK LOST CITY ARTS

James Elkind has a knack for breaking down facades. As in, piece by piece. In the early 1980s, Elkind scaled some of Manhattan’s most storied buildings, salvaging copper cornices, stone lintels and marble sculpture from an impending tide of sledgehammers. He sold his haul out of the basement of a Greenwich Village townhouse (later a sun-lit East Village storefront), to which he bestowed the befitting moniker, “Lost City Arts.”

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92ND STREET Y & THE “CITY OF TOMORROW”

What is American style? Is it C.Z. Guest photographed in front of her white column gazebo in Palm Beach? Truman Capote in his opulent, tchotchke-filled penthouse in Brooklyn? Or is it Bob Hope, who called a modernist, UFO-style structure in Palm Springs home? Not surprisingly, the idea of identifying a singular American style sparks edacious debate. Fortunately, for those of who crave an answer (or even just a bit of spirited interaction on the matter), the 92nd Street Y is tackling the sure-to-be-spitfire topic January 26-27, 2018 as part of their their real estate, architecture, and design summit, “City of Tomorrow.”

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN WEEK 2017

Ushering in its sweet sixteen the way only Miami Design week could, this year’s edition of the epic design week featured none other than a makeover (in the form of a posh new convention center), plenty of larger-than-life party décor (see Miami artist Peter Tunney’s shipwreck-style installation featuring Titanic-sized casino memorabilia beached in the sand just beyond the Faena Hotel), and a pop-up nightclub housed in an old 1920s film studio (courtesy of a partnership between German artist Carsten Höller and Fondazione Prada).

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