Tomorrow’s technology enters today’s living rooms in Design of Our Time, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through May 13. In fluid shapes and eye-catching colors, the show’s international designers turn high-tech materials to domestic ends à la Philippe Starck’s aluminum stool, Ron Arad’s Narrow Paparadelle Chair (left), and the Vermelha Chair, made of enameled steel and cotton cord (right). “Our Time” ushers in a trio of consecutive MFAH exhibits, each exploring the evolution of contemporary design in various eras. For details, call (713) 639-7300 or log on to —