Vienna

Reporting from the Third Annual Vienna Design Week

Motor Mouth

James Dyson’s new handheld vacuum boasts the most powerful ?engine ever designed for a home appliance. 

New and Notable 2009


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See a slideshow of the year’s best products in the categories of
Live, Work, Shine, Play, Rest, Move,  Eat, Wear, Exit, Make,  and Buy.
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Q+A: Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders has given the world booger-shaped vases, avant-garde macramé chairs, and his girlfriend on a string. Now, in “Daydreams,” an exhibition opening November 22 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that only Wanders could dream up, the inimitable Dutch designer mixes 14 years of his objects with a hand-picked selection of films, making what he calls a “theatrical forestscape” that is equal parts hagiography and theater of the absurd. “He’s an extremely interesting, humorous designer,” says Kathryn Hiesinger, the show’s curator, “but underneath it, also deeply serious and original.” Boogers with brains. He spoke with I.D. about poetry, airborne furniture, and dropping trou ?in the name of design.

Grey Is the ?New Green

Greyhound’s redesign comes just as long-distance bus travel is beginning to look more appealing again—for environmental as well as economic reasons.

Outsider Art

A vacant city lot turns into a temporary outdoor gallery.

Zen and the Art of Gaming