I’m Kelsey Keith, a creative director by day and a writer/editor for life. After a dozen years in New York design media, I up and moved to the Bay Area where—among other things—I started this newsletter.

Ground Condition might be for you, if

  • you agree that design is culture.

  • you miss shelter magazines.

  • you follow at least three archival interiors accounts on Instagram.

  • “undercover architectural gem” is your favorite genre and you go out of your way to walk/bike/drive by it.

  • you want to buy communal land and build your own Sea Ranch-style utopia.

  • you appreciate everything from conversation pits to Shaker cabinets, brick to stainless steel.

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Published on a not-so-regular cadence, Ground Condition is an exploration of today's design terrain. Consider it your terra firma for all things design, from the biggest idea to the smallest detail.


Kelsey Keith

Editor specializing in design and architecture.