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Interview with Irma Boom

When Irma Boom makes a book, it’s not just a book but the book. The 50-year-old Dutch designer can spend years researching a project, and she insists on being a partner, not an employee. But her imperiousness is in the service of creating an object that, whether it’s an acclaimed monograph on Sheila Hicks...

Lincecum in Motion

Tim Lincecum’s precisely choreographed pitching sequence goes like this: First, his eyeballs slide all the way down into the left corner of his eyes like a shark’s. Then, right leg planted, he winds up and starts a huge sweeping stride forward with his left leg—nearly 7 and a half feet, or 129 percent of...

Content For Users on the Move

What is a book, really? For that matter, what is an article, a record, or a movie? For each of these, I have a very clear picture in my mind that says more about when I came of age than about the content itself. When I think of books, my mind retrieves an image...

Design as Dictator

Is it time to put away the apps and leave a bit more to chance?   Illustration by Philipp Hubert A few months ago, I arranged to meet a designer friend to go to an art opening. Neither of us had visited the gallery before, and I had looked at a map to memorize...

Little Black Books

  Fifteen years ago, Moleskine bet on paper and won. Now it ponders its future in the digital world.   At the beginning of my interview with two Moleskine executives in the company’s sparkling new Manhattan offices overlooking the Hudson River, I made a serious faux pas: I pulled out another company’s notebook.  ...

Khoi Vinh

— Scroll above to see more images AS DESIGN DIRECTOR of the New York Times website, Khoi Vinh has set the standard for extending print publications to the online world. He draws a parallel between cooking and learning how to design and code on the web: “A little bit of knowledge and skill leads...

Louise Fili

— Scroll above to see more images LOUISE FILI HAS CREATED identities for hordes of restaurants, designed packaging for Williams-Sonoma, and redesigned the actual Good Housekeeping seal of approval, so it’s hardly surprising that she is attuned to culinary pursuits: “Having grown up in a family of Italian immigrants, I was taught the importance...

Julie Hirschfeld, Stiletto NYC

— Scroll above to see more images JULIE HIRSCHFELD AND STILETTO CO-OWNER Stefanie Barth do a little of everything—websites for nonprofits, films for Lucky, artists’ catalogs. But Hirschfeld only included cooking in her repertoire when she received “nice cookware” for her wedding and decided to “learn to cook for real.” When it comes to...

Tina Roth Eisenberg, Swiss Miss

— Scroll above to see more images FOR TINA ROTH EISENBERG, who has run her seminal design blog out of New York since 2005, making her favorite dish meant reaching out to her homeland: “For a second, I was afraid the cheese and white wine would separate. I called my sister in Switzerland for...

Peter Buchanan-Smith

— Scroll above to see more images PETER BUCHANAN-SMITH in a rarefied world, making elegant lookbooks for Isaac Mizrahi and pared-down packaging for Philip Glass. But his preferred cooking method is very down-to-earth: “The preparation itself is what I love most: selecting wood, chopping wood, making a blazing fire, poking the fire, blowing on...