The Curbed Appeal

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In the season finale, history buff and Bowery Boys podcast co-host Greg Young sits down with Zoe and Asad to chat about the weird, wild, and wacky relationship between American presidents and New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis
Tony Award-winning architect David Rockwell, of New York firm Rockwell Group, talks with the Appeal hosts about the magic, quirks, and benefits of designing for the stage and how the theater has transformed his thinking about his work in other
San Francisco Bay Area housing policy advocate and tech writer Kim-Mai Cutler sits down with the Appeal to talk about race, class, the tech boom, and a regional affordability crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Interior designer Nicole Gibbons joins the Appeal hosts to chat about her career trajectory, her Oprah Winfrey Network show, and what it's like to be a woman of color working in the racially-exclusive world of interior design. Learn more about
Curbed's L.A.-based Urbanism editor, Alissa Walker, joins the Appeal hosts to talk infrastructure and the election, living car-free in the car-loving City of Angels, and the future of transportation in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices.
Amy Auscherman has the job design nerds dream of: archivist for furniture powerhouse Herman Miller. Amy joins the Appeal hosts to chat about what an archivist does, why the company needs one, and how the notoriously careful set designers of Mad
Aminatou Sow—co-host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, digital strategist, and all around Internet badass—sits down with the Appeal hosts to talk about what it means to make a home online, seasonal dressing for your bed, and why San Francisc
Phil Freelon, one of the architects behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., joins the Appeal hosts to talk about the long-awaited museum's design and the importance of its place on the Nationa
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit talks to the Appeal hosts about virtual reality in documentary cinema, post-Olympics infrastructure, and how his movie Helvetica made typeface lovers out of laypeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic
In the first episode of season 2 of the Appeal, Asad and Zoe sit down with designer Karim Rashid, the man Time Magazine once described as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas.” Rashid discusses his controversial love of colo
Hear what—and who—is in store for the next round of The Curbed Appeal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In the Season 1 finale of The Curbed Appeal, architect, professor, and author Vishaan Chakrabarti visits the studio to talk with Asad and guest host Zoe Rosenberg of Curbed NY. They discuss his vision for cities of the future, and why he is per
Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, co-founders of Sight Unseen, sit down with Asad and Jeremiah and talk about what America’s problem is with contemporary design, how they choose what work to feature in their OFFSITE design fair, and why they do
Renovating an historic townhouse can be a tricky proposal, where the architect has to wrangle crumbling materials, homeowners with a lot of money on the line, and a Landmarks Preservation Commission that has to approve all changes. Asad and Jer
This week we’re delving into the world of home tech, as Asad and Jeremiah chat with The Verge’s Jake Kastrenakes about the current state of the smart home industry. What kinds of products are currently out there? How many of them actually work?
Geoff Manaugh, founder of BLDGBLOG and author of "A Burglar’s Guide to the City" sits down with Asad and Jeremiah. They discuss the love affair the world’s best burglars have had with architecture, why burglary may be a dying art, and what some
Asad and Jeremiah sit down with Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange (also of The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications) to talk about the world of architectural renderings. What is their purpose? How do they get made? An
Natasha Jen, the youngest partner at New York City-based multidisciplinary design firm Pentagram joins Asad and Jeremiah in the studio. An award-winning designer, Jen talks about the many misconceptions around her profession (she's not going to
L.A. designer and Instagram phenom Justina Blakeney talks to Jeremiah Budin and Asad Syrkett, hosts of The Appeal, about her work, the best places to find furniture in the Internet age, diversity and inclusion in the interior design industry, a
In this episode, Jeremiah and Asad talk to Family NY, the firm behind New York City's planned +Pool, the giant volcano on Kanye West’s “Yeezus” tour, and more. We discuss the perils and benefits of designing projects remotely, and why their pro
This episode features guest Daniel Libeskind, the architect famous for master planning the new World Trade Center site in New York City, designing the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and many more projects. Hosts Jeremiah Budin and Asad Syrkett talk t
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