Wallpaper* Magazine: April 2007

As usual, the design-hungry folks at Wallpaper* magazine from around the globe have searched high and low for the next big thing (and currently hot things) in design, interiors and lifestyle, and, as usual, have found a good deal of very pretty, sleek accoutrements for the modern lifestyle. With a focus on design first, you know that anything that makes the cut has been designed to be thoughtful and sexy, so it's great to see more and more examples of sustainable and green design in the glossy pages. They were taken by David Trubridge's work (above, center -- we've featured his furniture before), which they found in Shanghai (page 076), and determined that rattan, once maligned in the design world for its "1970s hippy look", has entered something of a renaissance and has been discovered as a useful material suitable for modern furniture and interiors (above, right, and page 092). In Los Angeles (page 126), they peeked at the restaurant owned by Michael Wilson (son of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson), which is part of MODAA, the Museum of Design Art and Architecture, a LEED-certified, mixed-use development leading the way in Culver City's emergence as a new center for architecture worth paying attention to. Lastly, they make a trip to The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland (page 172), a car-free town that presents some interesting design challenges, met with solutions like an electric buggy customized with an Eames-like veneered wooden interior. As always, lots more inspiring eye-candy and forward-looking design in the print mag, and improved month-to-month coverage at wallpaper.com. ::Wallpaper*

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