The Material World

It shapes the way we move and see and feel. It's an integral part of the way we articulate who we are and what makes us different. It's the realm of fashion, style and design, and increasingly, it's moving to the forefront of our culture and becoming a topic of critical discussion. From the ever more deafening hype surrounding the ensembles worn to the Oscars to the millions of people who have taken a vital interest in the proposed plans for ground zero, design is registering in people's minds. To take account of this growing phenomenon, TIME is launching, with the...

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