As far as the basic tenant of the article, I think it's great that we're having people start to think about all the other things associated with inhabiting space for long duration. For a long time we've only focused on rockets and living in un-aesthetically pleasing tin cans. The ISS could use a good visit from Extreme Home Makeover, that's for sure.
If any of us are genuinely serious about getting humanity into space, creating visually and ergonomically appealing habitats, in addition to more user friendly and safe ones, is paramount to the evolution of the private space industry with respect to tourism and long term habitation.
At least this is geared in the right direction, and I applaud that.