H&H is back after a lazy August and hot on Katrina's trail (who isn't?). The lead story is a gem, In Mississippi, History Is Now a Salvage Job, and the first detailed report we have seen of the damage to these historical homes.
- Can Design Prepare for Disaster?
MoMA is preparing for a new show, "Safe: Design Takes On Risk," in October. This is a good introduction, with Q&A from Rob Rogers, Gregg Paquarelli, Sulan Kolatan, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Rakowitz, Masamichi Udagawa, Tobias Wong and Paola Antonelli.
- In Her Hands, Felt Is Fashionable
Covered in Metropolis Mag last month, Claudy Jongstra is getting a lot of press for her felting. This is a softball profile. Maharam is selling her interiors felt this fall.
- Polished Primitives in the Dunes
Raul Barraneche is back! This time with CHARLES MILITE'S weekend home in the Hamptons, designed by Andrianna Shamaris. (Photo by Laurie Lambrecht)
- Personal Shopper: It's Getting Easier To Be Green
Marianne Rohrlich does a great run down on easily accessible "green" products. There are some good links here.
- Q. Are kitchen materials like copper and marble more trouble than they're worth?
The answer is "yes," but they are still real pretty.
- The new de Young Museum opens in San Fran next month designed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
- Watch out world! Rob Forbes of DWR says "Kids are born Modernists," and is launching a new catalog, DWR Jax this fall
- The Reef Collection by Michele Oka Doner is Steuben's latest effort.
- Felissimo Design House shows off the winners of their international contest called "Love/Why?". It's on display in midtown until the 28th.