Design

Celestial Lighting

“The concept was to capture the balance and the beauty of the curves of the traditional chandelier, without the weight,” JGoodDesign founder Jeff Goodman says of his newest work, the $5,135 Astral Chandelier. Three mouth-blown glass tubes, suspended by steel…

September 11, 2001

The events of 9/11 brought architecture center stage—an unprecedented opportunity—but was it “good for the profession”?

iMac - 1998

This cheerful computer gave apt form to Apple’s personable interface—and forever changed our standards for technology.

ASID President on Interior Design Education, Legislation

Although the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) concurs with the majority of Shashi Caan’s comments about interior design education and the legal recognition of the profession, I was troubled to read her statements about the proposed interior design title…

Overhauling Interior Design Education Across the U.S.

Although Shashi Caan should be applauded for her concern about these issues, it is disingenuous of her to imply that “there isn’t a serious research-based or masters-level [Interior Design] program.” [“Why Shashi Caan Is Overhauling Interior Design Education”] She might…

Reading Rem: An Exclusive Q&A with Koolhaas

In May, two days before the Seattle Central Library’s official opening, the building’s architect, Rem Koolhaas, discussed the structure with Metropolis contributing editor Christopher Hawthorne. The interview took place in a staff conference room on the library’s 11th floor; the…

What Non-Traditional Design Education Can Teach Us

Institutions of higher learning offer rich opportunities to explore the underlying concepts of design. However, these institutions do not necessarily expose students to ideas outside the mainstream curricula. This lack of innovation is partially due to the physical and administrative…