Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2013 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Anatomy of a Product: Front's Mikado Cupboard Shannon Sharpe, Front achieves an arboreous effect with its Mikado Cupboard 18 Products That Reduce Noise in the Workplace Paul Makovsky, Sound-absorbing designs create an island of calm in any noisy work space. Grcic, Morrison, and Martens Design Special Totes for Maharam Avinash Rajagopal, Maharam collaborates with three leading designers for its first independent collection of bags. Four Healthcare Products Tough Enough for Hospitals Derrick Mead, Top hospital designers pick new and innovative products. A Toronto Hospital That's Part of the Neighborhood Christopher Hume, An impressive new facility in Toronto makes aesthetics an integral part of its vision for health care. The Architectural Flythrough Is Becoming a Potent Promotional Tool Avinash Rajagopal, John Szot and Brooklyn Digital Foundry envision a more humanistic role for computer-generated media. Designing for All Ages: Why It's Time to Retire The American Dream Susan Szenasy, The current design solutions for our older citizens drive them crazy. Emerging Terrain: Engaging Omaha's Citizens in the Built Environment John Cary, Emerging Terrain, the research-and-design nonprofit, offers a new vision for Omaha. What’s the Dean of Healthcare Design Doing in Silicon Valley? Ken Shulman, What’s the dean of health-care design doing in Silicon Valley? Attempting to revolutionize the way hospitals are designed and built. With Help From HP, Karim Rashid Brings Decoration on Demand Shannon Sharpe, HP Latex Printing Technology can change the way wall coverings are designed and produced. Irma Boom and KnollTextiles Collaborate on New Collection Dora Sapunar, Irma Boom and KnollTextiles collaborate on an extremely versatile collection. Ten Design Leaders Handpick Young Talents to Watch Metropolis contributors, Design’s leading voices help us identify the next wave of burgeoning talent. Infographic: China's Museum Mania, Mapped Holly Gressley, China expands its cultural capital at great speed, and with cutting-edge design. Firehouse No. 1 Puts the Needs of Firefighters First Eva Hagberg, The product of a public-private partnership, Firehouse No. 1 puts the needs of firefighters first. Norm Architects Aims to Brighten the Sober Danish Tradition Ian Volner, The refined simplicity of Danish-modern design informs every aspect of Norm Architects’ growing practice. Unfriending Big Brother: We Can't Quit the Internet, But We Can Set Limits Karrie Jacobs, The government collects our texts and emails. Our columnist wonders why we’re so surprised. These Four New Design Entrepreneurs Excel at Finding (and Promoting) Talent Lara Kristin Herndon, Emerging design entrepreneurs refine the art of finding and nurturing new work. Parsons Dean on Creating Curriculums of Choice Joel Towers, Parsons the New School for Design’s multidisciplinary curriculum evolves with the twenty-first century.