Dwell's got a piece in the Aug issue about good design - what it is, where it comes from, if it's nessarily modern. Sarah and I are on the road taking pictures; made our way from DC to NYC to the Adirondacks. I suppose here's a range of form v. function.
Richard Meier's glass buildings along the West Side Highway near our apt:
And finally our cousin Dane's spectacular homemade woodburning pizza oven: