Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2007
Shigeru Ban and Artek pioneer the architecture of recycled sticky labels.
Carpets make a resounding splash at this year’s ICFF and other trade shows.
What began as an experiment in (relative) modesty has been subsumed by raging Hamptons excess.
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Architect Christopher Janney’s playful public art acts as an aural and light-filled salve to the alienating effects of the built environment.
A Canadian architect builds a woodland retreat that doesn’t disturb the forest.
Ilse Crawford creates both an upscale and a casual dining room for a new restaurant in Stockholm.
New York’s circular politics inspire an edgy structure on the Hudson River.
Do baby boomers need their own specially designed telephone? Philips thinks so: its XL 340 is a cordless phone with subtle enhancements aimed at the 47-to-61-year-old set. The keys are large and well spaced (no reading glasses required), the on-screen menus are easy to navigate, and the call quality is crisp and interference-free. Now if only your remote control were…
Among 91-year-old furniture designer Jens Risom’s extensive oeuvre, it’s hard to find an uncomely curve. But beyond his seminal pieces for Knoll, very little of his work is still in production. Two years ago Ralph Pucci International remedied the situation somewhat with a collection of 30 or so reeditions originally issued in the 1950s and ’60s, and recently it brought…
OXO’s new POP containers will put your tired Tupperware to shame. Available in 11 sizes, the stackable bins form an airtight seal with the push of a button, which also serves as a convenient handle to lift off the lid. Prevent foods from going stale—or being invaded by critters—before you’ve had a chance to eat them (the foods, not the…
Now a local landmark, Hugh Newell Jacobsen’s 1967 town houses helped patch Baltimore.
Arik Levy responds to the pervasiveness of athletic wear with a fashion-forward line for urbanites.
A Victorian-era material gets a twenty-first-century update.
Our columnist’s favorite architects? His list of one begins here.
The key to a truly engaging hotel room: a touch of mystery.
Architecture schools use robotics to design buildings that react to the environment.
An outspoken architect points the way to socially responsible practice by building his own designs.
The legendary image-maker talks about the Case Study Houses and the real roots of green design.
Doshi Levien’s daybeds combine Indian craft and European industry.