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LOFT CUBE: The compact portable house for modern nomads.
It seems like a spaceship on top of a building. These mobile living units, placed on flat roofs by helicopters or cranes and connected to the building's utilities, offer additional living space in big cities. Utopian loftcube living envisages self-contained rooftop communities, a new way of life with a view and privacy, tranquillity and freedom compared to the condensed living spaces and speeded-up everyday metropolitan existence.

Hot Design in the Desert
The Palm Springs Desert Museum has just pulled off an extremely ambitious exhibition of architecture and design - actually four exhibitions in one. Looking at the architectural history past and present of Palm Springs and as well the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area with a four part show featuring Marmol and Radziner, Charles Hollis Jones, E. Stewart Williams, and Juluis Shulman.

Utopia is Where You Park It
I'll never forget as a kid hanging in the back of our 1966 Ford Country Squire station wagon- complete with real imitation wood paneling as we wound our way across the USA on one of our yearly family vacations...

California Dreaming
With the brutal winter and depressing spring the East coast has endured this year it is no wonder that thinking about the left coast has entered many a mind lately. The Mama's and the Papa's had it right and California Dreaming is what I have been doing recently.
Milan Furniture Fair 2003
This years show was stronger than ever but in ways that were more subtle than years past.  Yes the exhibiting manufacturers tended towards the safe and conservative side, the parties seemed a little more civilized and it was easier to find taxi's - But indeed the excitement and level of work that was exhibited was a nice, albeit brief, respite from the "real" world on our television screens.
AIGA DC/Good Design is Smart Business 7: Integrated Design
Sponsored by Sappi Fine Paper, Good Design Is Smart Business explores the manner in which exceptional design contributes to business success. In 2003 this annual event will inspire you to reconsider conventional notions of the relationship between design and business.
Stockholm Furniture Fair

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