December 2004

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Building Blocks

Boutique Living

Universal Cooking: Setting Up the Kitchen

Making a Case for Design Research

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

Up Against the Wall

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.

Polidori’s Metropolis

Flower Power

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.

Parental Rites

Improv Theater

A Place to Dock

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

A Backup Plan

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.