Steve Kaufman

"America's coolest city" undergoes a transformation

The Numbers
Even Houstonians wondered about being tagged “America’s coolest city” by...

With all the data you’re collecting, you know what they’ll want and need before they do

In The New York Times this summer, Cass Sunstein, director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public...

If it’s Amazon or Google, store designers had better figure out what they should do next

It was a pop-up on a pop-up – you know how that goes. You’re surfing, it looks interesting, you click on it, something...

More photos of Karl Lagerfeld's Chinese locales

For the main article on Chinese retail, please click here....

A closer look at Ash Footwear in China

For the main article on Chinese retail, please click here....

A growing middle class is transforming China’s once booming luxury market

Communist China is fast becoming the world’s largest capitalist country. The...

Want proof? Dubai is building The Mall of the World

When I was in Dubai in 2007, the sky was the limit. Literally!

The Burj Khalifa, proposed as the world’s tallest...

This San Diego architect’s personal challenge is to improve the planet

What drew you to architecture?
My father was a builder in Seattle and I used to accompany him to...

Saks Fifth Avenue created a new menswear concept in Chicago by moving the department across the street

Saks Fifth Avenue once had its men’s store in Chicago across Michigan...

Since 1945, Japan has gone from cheap plastic to powerful electronics to a roaring, successful apparel empire

As Godzilla reappears on our movie screens, I’m reminded of a time when “made in Japan” was code for “junky.” It was the...

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