June 2016

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Factory on the Rise

Factory on the Rise

A massive new volume makes the case for manufacturing to return to cities, albeit in a vertical format.

Crosscurrents: From Home to Work

Crosscurrents: From Home to Work

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy discussed designing for both privacy and collaboration in the workplace with the Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig.

Back to the Fold: Jake Dyson's Return Puts Dyson In A New Light

Back to the Fold: Jake Dyson's Return Puts Dyson In A New Light

A new LED line brings fresh clarity to Dyson's commercial offerings—and marks Jake Dyson's return to the company after 12 years.

Luxury on the Frontier

Luxury on the Frontier

One of Phoenix’s newest boutique hotels, the Camby embraces its southwestern roots without delving too far into cowboy territory.

Redefining (and Redesigning) The Way WeWorK

Redefining (and Redesigning) The Way WeWorK

Drawing on feedback from its coworking locations around the world, WeWork is constantly refining the best practices for collaborative workspaces.

New York's New Design District?

New York's New Design District?

Metropolis’s new neighborhood is fast becoming a hub for design businesses, from established companies to up-and-coming initiatives.

Where We Work: Inside the New Offices of Metropolis Magazine

Where We Work: Inside the New Offices of Metropolis Magazine

After almost two decades, Metropolis moves to an airy, light-filled office that supports a collaborative model of media production and considers evolving ideas of workplace design.

Visibly Active

Visibly Active

Warby Parker’s office perfectly reflects the eyewear company’s ethos—sophisticated but energetic.

Total Engineering

Total Engineering

The first retrospective on Ove Arup reveals the man behind the global engineering firm.

A Glass of Its Own

A Glass of Its Own

Glass is often emblematic of transparency. So it makes it an odd choice when privacy is what’s needed. Scholten & Baijings’ new architectural glass collection for Skyline Design not only promises coverage but adds an exciting visual counterpoint to the typical office arrangement.

Truly Transparent

Truly Transparent

Digital fashion retailer Everlane pulls back the curtain, both on its business model and its new headquarters.

The Complete Guide to NeoCon 2016

The Complete Guide to NeoCon 2016

Everything you need to know about Chicago's annual design celebration.

Changing the Warp

Changing the Warp

The newest entrant into the American contract textiles industry, Luum is based on artisanal approaches, material exploration, and a keen sense of how commercial spaces are evolving.

NeoCon 2016 Preview

NeoCon 2016 Preview

A sneak peek at the products that will be on display at NeoCon in Chicago, June 13th through 15th.

A Snapshot of Modern Indian Design in 200 Objects

A Snapshot of Modern Indian Design in 200 Objects

A new book questions which parts of India's past its designers should hold on to.

Getting Under the Hood: Is the TWBTA Renovation Really As Bad As Critics Claim?

Getting Under the Hood: Is the TWBTA Renovation Really As Bad As Critics Claim?

The Tod Williams Billie Tsien renovation of the Hood Museum has spurred considerable controversy. But does the proposal truly deserve the criticism it's inspired?

In A Digital World, RIT Proves The Artifact Remains Relevant

In A Digital World, RIT Proves The Artifact Remains Relevant

When everyone seemed to jump on the digital bandwagon, R. Roger Remington, RIT's Vignelli distinguished professor of design, went the other way.

Dystopia in the Sky

Dystopia in the Sky

The first film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s classic novel "High-Rise" is a decadent romp set against a background of Brutalism.