Breaking bread with design brainiacs.

If you could be invited to any dinner party in the history of mankind, which would you choose to attend? For me, it would be one of the legendary gatherings at Philip Johnson’s Glass House, where the table was often surrounded by the greatest minds in art, design and architecture. Fortunately, I’m not the only one, and a new website is here to satiate our thirst for inspiring conversations. Check it out at – a website experience that begins with a provocation each Monday. People have only five days to respond. After comments have closed a “Final Word” is chosen from the replies. In this week’s conversation, Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic of the International Herald Tribune,

asks: “Throughout design history, designers have aimed to change the world for the better, by solving problems and creating new opportunities. What do you consider to be the most important challenge for designers to tackle today?”