Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine May 2013 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Metropolis Awards Best Products at New York Design Week Kimberly Taylor, Editors called out the top spaces, products, and ideas for New York Design Week. Minimal Al Fresco: Five Subtle Products for Outdoor Living Shannon Sharpe, The latest outdoor decor puts the focus back on nature. LED Bike Light Lights The Way for Design Start-Up Sparse Jade Chang, Colin Owen rides into the world of design entrepreneurship with a new bike light. The Enduring Impact of Edo-Era Japanese Prints Kimberlie Birks, The influence of Japanese prints from the Edo era is still felt in art and design today. Apps for Kids: Designing for Tomorrow's Digital Natives Andrew Blum, For today's kids, the line between the physical and the digital is often a seamless blur. Will the Faena Arts Center Really Renew Miami? Ian Volner, Argentinean developer Alan Faena likes to add culture to his large and glitzy real estate ventures. Will it work in Miami? Your Source to the Best of New York Design Week Metropolis, Find, shop, see, and experience the best of design in New York City 2013 The Go-To Source for All Your Luxury Wood Needs Shannon Sharpe, LV Wood finds the perfect locally sourced (and locally made) floor for any space. This Patient Room of the Future Is Unapologetically Modern Ken Shulman, A comprehensive, ongoing research effort, involving architects, designers, health-care professionals, and more than 30 manufacturers, has resulted in Patient Room 2020. This Year's New York Design Week Is Bigger Than Ever Site Staff, Design Week activities kick off on May 10 and run for 11 event-filled days. As always, the festivities coincide with ICFF, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. Preview: What to See at New York Design Week 2013 Paul Makovsky, The city's weeklong celebration of design will be vibrant as ever this year. After the Floods: Australian Design Takes on Rising Seas Peter Hall, Living in Australia provides a glimpse into our climate-challenged future. DUMBO's Dominotown: A Magnum Opus of 21st Century Urbanism? Karrie Jacobs, A Brooklyn developer asks for more height in exchange for a livelier public realm. A good deal? Design vs. Compliance: The Problems With So-Called "Accessible" Design Susan Szenasy, A stay in an “accessible” hotel room frustrates our editor-in-chief. Six Hotel Leaders Opine on the Industry's Future Metropolis contributors, In an increasingly smaller and more wired world, the challenge for hotels today goes beyond the logistics of lodging, and now includes illusive and ephemeral offerings. This Sleek Watch Connects Parents to Their Kids Shannon Sharpe, Evado Filip introduces a timepiece that will be a boon for anxious parents. These 8 Stylish, Energy-Saving Lighting Solutions Set the Perfect Ambiance Paul Makovsky, Today, there’s a perfect lighting solution for any kind of space. A Pair of Minimalist Hawaiian Houses, Built on Volcanic Ground Avinash Rajagopal, Craig Steely embraces the volcanic landscape of Hawaii’s Big Island with his minimal designs.