We imagine an entry from a history book 1,000 years in the future will read like this: "Though automobiles were present across the globe, few countries worshipped their cars quite like the United States. In the suburbs, Americans tended to build rooms for their cars in their homes as if they were a ... More >>
Mad Men has returned for the first part of its last season, and if you've been watching, you know that a great amount of wheeling and dealing takes place in restaurants. That's not just fiction. Many business transactions take place in the restaurants of major cities, with the idea being that peopl ... More >>
Oh, the problems of Miami's mega-rich developers. When they weren't busy gentrifying neighborhoods and erecting luxury destinations, developers Craig Robins (currently transforming the Design District) and Ugo Colombo (known for building several Brickell luxury skyscrapers and owning the Collection ... More >>
Real estate developer Craig Robins is going all in to transform the Design District into the flossiest destination in Miami. He's investing $312 million to bring in the biggest names in high-end luxury fashion, from Louis Vuitton to Hermès to Céline. To protect that investment, Robins spends 1 mil ... More >>
In 2012, many notable eateries closed up shop. In some cases, we shed a tear as we watched them go. In others, well, our bets had been placed for quite a while. (Sustain Restaurant & Bar was just a few sad, happy hours away from my late-April wager.) This past year, most losses were felt in the Des ... More >>
For years the Bal Harbour Shops have not only reigned as the premier point for designer shopping in Florida, but as one of chicest in the world. But now a new challenger is about to emerge in Miami-Dade. Developer Craig Robins is quickly making his dreams of turning the Design District into a sor ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMenichetti and his mom at the chef's table in Vino e Olio's kitchenWhen we heard Vino e Olio's executive chef Andrea Menichetti would be cooking with his two-Michelin Star-rated chef mama this past week, we couldn't resist heading in for an interview. While it's true the resta ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenEach December, Design Miami/ is one of the biggest and most distinct Art Basel satellite fairs on the west side of the bridge, but The Herald reports that the fair is looking to move from its annual and appropriate home in the Design District to a parking lot across from the Mi ... More >>
via Toothpaste for DinnerFor all its recent advancements in the field of art, the key piece that Miami is missing is a top tier art school. Local developer Craig Robins, founder of Design Miami/ and a key figure in bringing Art Basel to Miami Beach, is looking to change all of that with his controve ... More >>
German artist Horst Wackerbarth brings his famous furniture to Miami
While by no means is this in any shape or form graffiti, this mural easily is one of the most identifiable symbols of Miami's Design District. It has been there for what seems like forever, draped across the posterior of the building which is occupied by retail spaces selling expensive wares. I'm ce ... More >>
A magical merger of art and architecture
An old Miami Beach family is cashing in on the next new thing
Grotesque sculpture for one, problematic videos for another
Will a starry-eyed proposal for renovating Monument Island burn out before its time?
Making contact and getting spirited
For Miami's social elite, high-end galas are high-calorie affairs
Competing fairs are locked in a battle for collectors
What we talk about when we talk about Art Basel, Dacra, and urban design
The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy
From Basel to Brazil, the world's high priests of high culture invade Miami this week, and the locals are ready
The Design District has a show highlighting its place -- and collectors
Three Stupid Screwballs: What do you expect when you spit in the eye of a wounded nation?
You know things have changed in Miami Beach when a developer looks like a good bet for city commission
The City of Miami and developers are targeting an AIDS group's venerable thrift store
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
Craig Robins has built a reputation as the good developer. Just ask him.
He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
For struggling theater companies in Miami, evictions are as common as old show tunes
Millionaire developer T homas Kramer's Portofino Group baited its hook with $15,000 -- and reeled in a wall at the Bass Museum
And the last parking spot. Get ready, South Beach.
Who should be selected as Miami Beach's new city manager? If the politicians insist on holding secret meetings to discuss it, make sure they meet with you!