Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2005


Place Setting

“The Brooklyn Bridge is so compelling—it has been inspiring designers and artists since it was erected,” says Jennifer Carpenter, of Truck Product Architecture. A walk across the iconic structure spurred Carpenter to design her Bridges dinnerware collection, just released by Studio Nova. The pattern formed by the bridge’s crisscrossing steel cables became the modern motif encircling her porcelain plates, bowls,…

Welcome Restraint

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, something strange happened: architects kept their mouths shut and their hands off their pens.

Growth Potential?

Now home to an influx of refugees from New Orleans, Baton Rouge—and its new planning agenda—is being put to a very real test.

Replacing Home

A visit to the site of her childhood home—and the tragedy in New Orleans—has our columnist thinking about how we rebuild as a society.