Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2010
You’ll need a pen to navigate the better part of Martí Guixé’s new offerings for Alessi. The Catalan designer’s first collection for the Italian manufacturer includes three “communicator” vessels that have places—in the shape of an arrow, balloons, and a plant—to scribble notes. A blank clock allows you to fill in any thoughts, images, or other associations you have with…
Overhauling the heart of the crib gives babies a healthier place to sleep.
Sarah Gluck and Robyne Kassen design street furniture to get you moving.
A Brooklyn-based architect takes an aesthetic approach to harvesting solar energy.
answers a few questions on engineering, hands-on work, and protecting your ideas.
Israeli chicken farmers object to the government’s new plan for industrialization.
A better-designed syringe means improved self-treatment for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
In a heroic effort to source and fabricate each part of an everyday appliance himself, Thomas Thwaites produces the world’s most expensive toaster.
Specht Harpman celebrates the uninspired architecture of a 1960s dormitory.
The problems we face may be vast, but individual efforts add up.
The design directors of five leading contract-furniture companies stare into a crystal ball made hazy by a deep recession and fundamental shifts in the way we work.
The flamboyant architect adds another project to her crown of built forms.
Southwest Airlines’ new “green” plane flies on a message of savvy environmentalism and even savvier marketing.
Young designers bring derring-do into a marketplace starved for fresh ideas.
Architects find promise in New York’s rising sea levels.
Is James Cameron’s blockbuster beautiful? No more than Grand Theft Auto.
Smart manufacturing gives new products and updated classics better environmental profiles.
Maya Romanoff looks to traditional Himalayan artisanship for its latest wallpaper collection.
New and notable books on architecture, culture, and design.
An award-winning planning study for Lower Manhattan may act as a model for future development.