Current Issue Sep/Oct 2008

I.D. — September⁄October 2008
Volume 55, Number 6

Features

42 Being Kathleen Walsh
A day in the mind of a California designer.
by David Barringer

46 To Dream the Impossible Design
Behind every technically challenging product on the market stands a hero, a lunatic, or maybe a bit of both.
by Nicole Dyer

50 The Next Italians
Italy may be the cradle of design, but who’s rocking it these days?
by Susan Yelavich

56 Fringe Benefits
Even if Disturbance Design weren’t located in a subequatorial African city on the Indian Ocean, it would still be out there.
by Sean O’Toole

60 Whittle While You Work
Swedish design duo TAF has more talents than you can shake
a stick at.
by Fiona Rattray

66 Cultivating the Garden
Why Tivoli’s old-world charm will never die.
by Sune Aagaard

72 Student Design Review 2008
This year’s jury honored emotionally evocative objects
and projects that yielded small delights. A sense of humor didn’t hurt, either.
by Sarah Verdone

Departments

12 …letters
Responses from Karim Rashid and Jason Miller to our June story on AMERICAN FURNITURE DESIGN

16 …update
Developments in I.D. stories from SEPT/OCT 2007

18 …note
We’ve been hearing about the END OF PRINT for at least a decade. We still don’t buy it.
by Julie Lasky

21 …expo
A furniture company puts CORNWALL on the map
Nike takes its PreCool technology to BEIJING
PREFABS fill a vacant lot next to MoMA

28 …q+a
Design Within Reach’s JENNIFER MORLA charts a new course.
Interview by Jill Singer

30 …rant
Two design mavens debate the value of CUSHIONS.
by Shonquis Moreno and David Alhadeff

32 …r+d
BMW’s GINA proves there’s more than one way to skin a CAR.
by Phil Patton

35 …n+n
HIDE & SEEK by Farmwork
Andrée Putman’s DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME for Parrot
A retro-futuro FASHION COLLECTION by AvroKo
by Jill Singer

79 …crit
Equipment: CAPULET JULIET D30 POINTE SHOE
(reviewed by Julie Müller Stahl)
Environment: THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS
(reviewed by Alastair Gordon)
Product: POLAROID POGO INSTANT MOBILE PRINTER
(reviewed by Clive Thompson)
Book: TRAFFIC: WHY WE DRIVE THE WAY WE DO (AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT US)
(reviewed by Greg Lindsay)

88 …back story
Throughout history, PUPPETS have done much of our dirty work.
by Susan Yelavich

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