My next big design project?

A photo I took of my mom, Elizabeth Shapiro, at age 89, during a visit to the Getty Center.

My mother occasionally mentioned that she escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria on a faked domestic servant visa. Once in a while, she reminisced about the night in 1940 when she returned to her London flat after the theater and found a piece of bombshell in her bed. Every so often, she’d tell us that the troop transport ship that brought her from England to America in 1943 was firebombed, and she…