December 2004

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Parental Rites

A Backup Plan

Boutique Living

Northern Renaissance

Harri Koskinen’s Muu collection melds Finnish style and Italian technique.

What Comes After Modernism?

Apparently nothing: Modernism is like the universe, an infinite loop with no beginning or end.

Building Blocks

Design is Universal

After doing battle in kitchens for many years, our author embarks on another epic struggle to realize a space accessible to all.

Making a Case for Design Research

When academic research and pent-up human needs come together, we all benefit.

Up Against the Wall

A Place to Dock

Architect Lira Luis’s temporary shelter would give Manila seafarers someplace to come home to.

Reclaiming the River

Pete Seeger and friends promote a permeable swimming structure for the newly cleaned-up Hudson River.

A Greener Shade

Designtex Shades and Screens PVC-free Decorative Textiles.

Improv Theater

Flower Power

Universal Cooking: Setting Up the Kitchen

Polidori’s Metropolis