December 2004

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Building Blocks

Boutique Living

Polidori’s Metropolis

Reclaiming the River

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

A Backup Plan

Up Against the Wall

Flower Power

Improv Theater

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.

A Greener Shade

Designtex Shades and Screens PVC-free Decorative Textiles.

A Place to Dock

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

Parental Rites

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.

Universal Cooking: Setting Up the Kitchen