Hospitality by Design


From checking in to a hotel, to entering a new restaurant, to booking a reservation, the hospitality design industry is always finding creative ways to draw people in. On this month’s episode of The Mic, guests Little Wing Lee, Design Director of Ace Hotel Group and founder of Black Folks in Design, and Catherine Piccoli, Curatorial Director at the Museum of Food and Drink explore how design influences the ways people come together, with our host Debbie Millman. Touching on everything from food and cultural connectors to ease in public space, Lee and Piccoli discuss the power of storytelling, the relationship between interiors and cuisine, and what it means to design meaningful experiences in today’s world.


The Mic

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic offers an inside look into New York City’s most creative minds.

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Debbie Millman

Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters. 

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