Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2005

 

Portal to Fame

A new hotel in Madrid—featuring a roster of big names—serves as a kind of interior design theme park.

March Of The Penguins

The legendary British publisher has in recent years undergone a resurgence led by smart design and an inspired in-house team.

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,…

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.

Flash Light

For creative people in need of a flash of inspiration, Mark McKenna has created the Designer Emulation Kit, a little battery-powered light that mimics three iconic lamps—the Castigliones’ Arco, Richard Sapper’s Tizio, and Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino. For each version a small circuit board is CNC milled to create three stylized parts that the user snaps off a template, fits together,…