Interviews

"Zaha stood out from the start" says son of former AA head

"Zaha stood out from the start" says son of former AA head

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Zaha Hadid was "part of a mini-rebellion" as a student at London's Architectural Association, setting the tone for the career that followed, says Nicholas Boyarsky, son of former AA director Alvin Boyarsky. In this exclusive interview, he shares some of the drawings from his father's collection, and remembers growing up under Hadid's influence. More »

"Americans are not savvy when it comes to design brands" says Ahalife founder Shauna Mei

"Americans are not savvy when it comes to design brands" says Ahalife founder Shauna Mei

American consumers who learned about design through Ikea are starting to appreciate other brands and are "very ready and ripe" for online retailers like Ahalife, according to Shauna Mei, founder of the e-commerce site that has just hired former Net-A-Porter director Christopher Colfer to drive the brand's global expansion (+ exclusive interview). More »