The New York Times this week looks at what happens when people with high-design homes bring children into that environment. Some parents in the article were forced to give up their formal dining room to become a playroom, while others got even more creative. Take Kipp Cheng and his partner of 15 years, Mark Jarecke for example. That couple turned to foam to childproof their Barcelona chairs and Noguchi table. Mr. Jarecke thinks that the foam “transformed this beautiful modernist piece of furniture into a piece you’d find in a ’70s rec room.” I’m actually happy the table stayed in the picture. As the photo above illustrates, the table’s still a looker, with or without the foam.