Design Observer

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An impossible hike in Western China.

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"I turned to see Eva padding around the room, naked, dipping a small plastic wand into the bottle of bubble soap she’d bought at the market... Sometime in the far future, when I was lying on my deathbed, I said, this was the moment I wanted to remember."

On the relationship between travel and photography.

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On the evolving design and industrialization of the American outdoors.

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When (temporary) cities swell; a short history of the Burning Man festival.

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The uneasy dance of the architecture critic, the big-name architect, the towering new building, and the city beneath it.