Julia Cooke

Julia Cooke's art, culture and travel writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Conde Nast Traveler, Design Observer, Monocle, and other magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York.

The Inescapable Patterns of Garbage

Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

The World's Newest Real Estate Market

In Havana, the purchase and sale of private property became legal just six months ago. Here's how it's changing the look of the city.