Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2007



What began as an experiment in (relative) modesty has been subsumed by raging Hamptons excess.

Hear Color, See Sound

Architect Christopher Janney’s playful public art acts as an aural and light-filled salve to the alienating effects of the built environment.

Dial M For Middle-Aged

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…

Risom Redux

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…

Airtight Case

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.…

New Uniforms

­Arik Levy responds to the pervasiveness of athletic wear with a fashion-forward line for urbanites.