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What Healthcare Should Look Like

In 2002, I was riding the bus with my friend Andrew when my cellphone rang. I remember answering, putting the phone away and turning to him to say, “I have to get off the bus …

Growing Up Green

Do a Google search for “It’s not easy being green,” and you’ll get more than 50 million hits. Humble Kermit had no idea what he was starting back in 1970 when he first lamented spending “each day the color of the leaves.” Even though the contemplative Muppet sang of trees, mountains and oceans, it’s kind […]

People’s Choice

I was a little disappointed to learn over the weekend of the People’s Design Award, a contest introduced by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and sponsored by Target.

And They All Look Just the Same

Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with the idea of neighborhoods. It probably has something to do with how much I enjoy my own.

From Aeron to Airstream, Things That Work

Design is inextricably linked to our lives, from the toothbrushes we clean our teeth with in the morning, to the roads we navigate en route to work, to the chairs we sit in at our desks, to the beds we sleep in at night.