Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2013 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Collaboration Was a Theme Shared by the Best Designs at NeoCon Grace Ehlers, Metropolis editors spot emerging design trends through our social media-based award program. Hearth Cabinet: A Fireplace For Every Room Shannon Sharpe, It is now possible to have fireplaces anywhere, even in code-bound New York City. Petrus Palmer on the Design Process for "The Hood" Shannon Sharpe, Form Us With Love's modular Hood pendant is much more than just a light fixture. Midlife Crisis Fred Moody, Long after its glory days at the very top of the tech-world heap, a now-mature Microsoft turns to workplace design in the battle for young programming talent. Will Smart-Surface Technology Overtake Us? Mason Currey, Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything—walls, floors, ceilings, even carpets— we’re just starting to sort out the implications. New Exhibit Asserts Koloman Moser's Place in the Canon Kimberlie Birks, The modernist Koloman Moser gets his first American retrospective. Tahoe City's New Architecture Showpiece Makes Mass Transit More Appealing Tim McKeough, By getting tourists out of their cars, the Tahoe City Transit Center protects its surroundings. To Judge Good Design, You Have to Get Past the Pictures Susan Szenasy, Two competitions underscore the value of research, innovation, and collaboration. Marissa Mayer Is Right: We're Not Meant to Work From Home John Hockenberry, The controversy has our columnist thinking of his first home office. The Living Office—The Action Office for the Digital Age? Marc Kristal, Almost 50 years after the Action Office, Herman Miller embarks on the next big rethinking of the workplace: the Living Office. It is the ultimate twenty-first-century work-in-progress. Think Again: Steelcase's Think Chair Gets an Environmental Update Lara Kristin Herndon, Steelcase develops a more comfortable and sustainable version of its groundbreaking chair. Why Carpet Manufacturer Interface Is Embracing Biophilia Martin Pedersen, In the post–Ray Anderson era, Interface sets itself even higher goals. Office Frontiers: The Best Workplace Products from Neocon Paul Makovsky, New releases at the NeoCon fair push boundaries in the workplace. What's Inside Gensler's Secret Sauce? Ben Ikenson, Just two years after the worst recession in decades, the firm is reporting record-breaking revenue. The Ad Man Whose Visionary Workplace Was 20 Years Too Early Karrie Jacobs, The ad man had some visionary ideas about workplace design - 20 years too early. Designing for Autism: Enabling Independence with Good Design Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, A young designer creates an ingenious set of cooking tools (with accompanying app) that enables her autistic brother to cook for himself. Making Good on the "Universal" in Universal Design Ken Shulman, The Runners-up: A new generation of designers takes on an ambitious set of pressing social challenges.