Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2010
In retail design, tight budgets can be curiously liberating, inspiring innovation and creativity.
Designers envision new solutions for the impromptu office.
An engaging dialogue with two leading voices in the public-interest- architecture movement
The Syracuse Center of Excellence helps lay the foundation for the revitalization of a struggling Rust Belt city.
A new breed of workplace products aims to block ambient noise and boost productivity.
What if intuition and analysis were equal partners in creating our designed environments?
A Place to Rest Your Head (and Empty Your Wallet) Thanks to Ikea, furniture has cute Swedish names like Malm (a dresser) and Vanvik (a bed). The Scandinavian-name craze has trickled down to the feet. Tretorn, a preppy shoemaker that got its start producing tires and tennis balls, now calls its sneakers Skymra and its rubber boots Längya. According to…
One of the scions of the legendary company talks about design, luxury marketing, and the iPad.
Momentum Textiles introduces a high-performing, PVC-free fabric.
Osko + Deichmann’s kinked, playful Straw chair
Los Angeles’s high school of urban planning welcomes its freshman class.
Two recent controversies demonstrate that in New York proximity is a very relative matter.
Architecture students draw on local folklore and epic poetry to express the unique spirit of a site.
With the publication of a new book, Muji reveals the designers behind its cult favorites.
American architects attempt a European-style piazza in the Pacific Northwest.
The lobby vending machine sells an outlandish array of novelties and luxury items, from a Ouija board to a 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
A London firm designs an appropriately understated workplace for Jasper Morrison.