Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2003 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Good Design for the Great Outdoors Paul Makovsky, Products that will get you ready for warm weather.Public Enemy No. 1 Kristin Palm, Why America loves to fear Detroit.Fearmongers Philip Nobel, In the wake of 9/11, is triggering fear a responsible act for public architects?Born to Ride Paul Makovsky, Danny Venlet talks about the freewheeling design of his Easy Rider chair.Scores for Stores Julien Devereux, Activaire brings avant-garde music to avant-garde architecture.Livable L.A. Ken Coupland, A new nonprofit brings green building and affordable housing together for Angelenos.Norwegian Wood Jonathan Ringen, A new firm boosts Norway’s design reputation, starting with a classic chair.Clinical Detachment Matt Steinglass, Can an innovative design bring medical treatment to the remote villages of AIDS-stricken Africa?With the Grain Jesse Will, “All the fun things that can be done with plywood are in the past,” designer Kevin Walz says about one of the most important innovations in wood furniture design. In order to bring something new to his recent collection of…Sound Barrier Andrew Blum, A musical art piece approaches the delicate subject of suicide prevention with an affirmation of life.A Question of Civil Rights Site Staff, We have the right to clean air, clean water, and clean food.The Next Wave Andrew Blum, Aboard a new firm called Lolah, an unlikely crew of traditional boat builders and high-end designers finds itself riding high on the sometimes choppy waters of modern furniture design.Starting Small Peter Hall, Step by step, David Small’s design innovations are moving technology off the screen and into your life.Thom Mayne’s Moment Adam Davidson, Six years ago he was the rowdy prince of paper architecture. Now he’s got eight major projects in the works. Has success tamed this confrontation artist?