When flying out to Minneapolis this weekend, I was reminded how much I love the airport environment. I know some people who hate traveling for the simple reason that they don't like being fondled by the TSA... I get that. But, I think the reason why airports are really appealing to me is because a lot of them incorporate modern aesthetics. A lot of you are familiar with the neon-lit corridor in O'hare. Not too long ago, I was at the Detroit airport, and I walked through a similar walkway area. I immediately geeked out when I saw it. The passenger tunnel itself is an 800-foot passageway designed by the Smith Group (http://www.smithgroup.com/?id=525) The walls are made with glass panels and are illuminated with LED lights. And to top it all off, there was ambient music playing in the background! I really enjoyed the airport tunnel, because it takes the person out of the everyday rhythm by putting them in a surrealistic and peaceful atmosphere. I think one crucial aspect of design is doing just that, and exposing a person to a brief yet inspirational moment.