Despite our famous passion for modernisms, Nordic and tropical, our groundbreaking BRIC special issues, our hub-hopping internationalism and dedication to truly global coverage, Wallpaper* has always had a special interest, a special relationship you might say, with the US. We are, after all, US-owned. And a full 30 per cent of our readership is in the US. American design and architecture – from California’s Case Study Houses to Chicago’s Miesian towers, from the midcentury optimism of Charles and Ray Eames to the techno-optimism of Yves Béhar today – are our touchstones.

As we hit the 200th issue mark, a milestone of which we are inordinately proud, we thought it was time to take that special relationship a stage further and launch a just-for-you US edition. This first issue beautifully packages three months’ worth of US-angled coverage – from a guided tour of Tommy Hilfiger’s art-crammed New York eyrie and an interview with Seattle architect Tom Kundig, to a collection of dog-meets-design images from William Wegman (see the full portfolio here) and a look at Restoration Hardware’s contemporary turn – with despatches from further afield, including David Adjaye’s mall and museum complex in Beirut and the shortlist for this year’s Best Urban Hotels gongs.

There is also our usual sharp-eyed, market-leading mix of the latest in fashion, food, beauty, technology and travel.

We did it all for you and we hope you like it. 

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