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All Tomorrows’s Taxi

Sometime early this year, New York City’s taxi and limousine commission will announce the winner of its “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition. Or it won’t. The project was begun in 2007, and in December 2009 a “request for proposals” went out to automotive manufacturers and designers. The bar wasn’t set all that high: the Taxi of […]

Can Airports Be Fun?

Few who fly — or fly coach, anyway — would disagree that the entire experience of air travel from check-in to landing carries with it an overwhelming sense that everyone involved has simply given up. Watch people as they enter airports: shoulders rise, expressions grow steely, civility erodes. Things that shouldn’t be a big deal […]

Blueprints for a Better Burb

A design competition addresses how to improve the modern suburb, with a focus on Long Island.

Q&A with Emily Pilloton: Design That Matters

GOOD January 2010 Founded by 28-year-old Emily Pilloton in 2008, Project H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference. For the past year, Project H has focused on designing for public education in the U.S., specifically through […]

Rethinking the Mall

At a convention for shopping mall designers and developers, a glimpse of the future and, unfortunately, the past.

Searching for Value in Ludicrous Ideas

Especially today, the whimsical inventions of Steven M. Johnson offer something beyond amusement.

Designing Through a Depression

In the design world, a recession might mean fewer platinum cellphones but also more worthwhile ideas.

PREFAB

Prefab, by Allison Arieff and Bryan Burkhart. Book design, modernhouse design and editorial. Published by Gibbs Smith.

Trailer Travel

A whirlwind of a project I developed with Phil Noyes, Allison Arieff. Trailer Travel is a bold and graphic book offers a look at motor-camping trips in the early 1900s, the unparalleled innovations in trailer design during the thirties, rare and unique trailer models and interiors, and an extensive array of bold and graphic promotional material, literature, and postcards that illustrate the undeniable attraction of living on wheels. Trailer Travel is the perfect book for the fan of the open road and the fervent collector of trailer ephemera.

SPA

Published by Taschen, written by Allison Arieff with contributors: Adrienne Arieff, Deborah Bishop, and Irene Ricasio Edwards. SPA covers the globe, covering some of the world’s most exceptional historical, thermal, thalassic, wellness and health resort, new age, adventure, day, and hotel spas from around the world are reviewed in this volume that also contains pricing, service, and contact information.