As architects of the current time, people expect us to have an awareness of what is going on in the design world. It’s important to be up on current design developments and it’s necessary to have a working knowledge of the prominent examples of modernism. We find NYC to be the culture hub of the design world; it is, arguably, the most important city in the world for modern design and culture. And while we’re 2,800 miles away here in Seattle, we find it imperative to get our feet on Manhattan pavement a couple of times each year. As an architectural laboratory and one of the greatest social experiments ever conducted on earth, NYC is one of the best places for the design-minded to observe, research, and learn. We did just that on our recent trip earlier this summer; subsequently we’ve got a suitcase full of new, cool design to share with you. Many, many more on the Modern List.

Brunch | Lunch

Vandaag, 103 2nd Ave, 212.253.0470

Baohaus, 137 Rivington St, 646.684.3835

Brown, 61 Hester St, 212.477.2427

Fonda Nolia, 267 Elizabeth St, 917.727.0179

Salume, 330 West Broadway, 212.226.8111


Eventi, 851 Avenue of the Americas, 212.564.4567

Fashion 26, 152 W 26th St, 212.858.5888

Hotel Indigo, 127 W 28th St, 212.973.9000

MAve, The, 62 Madison Ave (at 27th St), 212.532,7373


Colicchio & Sons, 85 Tenth Avenue, 212.400.6699

Inoteca, 98 Rivington St, 212.614.0473

John Dory Oyster Bar, 1196 Broadway (at 29th St), 212.792.9000

Maialino, 2 Lexington Ave (Gramercy Park Hotel), 212.777.2410

Robert, 2 Columbus Circle 9th Flr, 212.299.7730

Drinks | Trendy

Glass Bar, 127 W 28th St (rooftop at Hotel Indigo)

Jimmy, 27 Grand St (Penthouse of James Hotel)

Le Bain, 848 Washington St (rooftop of Standard Hotel)

Press Lounge, 653 11th Ave (rooftop at ink 48 Hotel)

Sky Room, 330 W 40th St (rooftop)

Terroir, 24 Harrison St, 212.625.9463

Everything Else

Rice to Riches, 37 Spring St, 212.274.0008

Smile, The, 26 Bond St

as always, let us know what we missed…
cheers from team BUILD