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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...

Matteo Bologna, Mucca Design

— Scroll above to see more images HAVING WORKED WITH the likes of star restaurateur Keith McNally, it seems as though Mucca founder Matteo Bologna would be right at home in the gastronomic world. Nope. “I was deported from Italy because I don’t know anything about soccer and I don’t cook,” Bologna jokes. “This...

Archive of Print’s webcasts

All of our webcasts are recorded and available for purchase. Please click on a title in order to purchase that webcast in our store.   May 29, 2009 The Brave Zig While the Rest Zag A Packaging Perspective on Creating Stand-Out Work The shelves of America’s supermarkets and drug stores are cluttered with bland...

Alan Dye, Apple

— Scroll above to see more images APPLE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Alan Dye thinks his design and cooking practice have plenty in common: “Design to me has always been about a plan for action. And in this way, cooking is very similar. You always start out with a problem to solve, but how you push...

What a Gentleman!

— Above: Photograph of book covers by Joel Voelker IN 2006, THE BRITISH designer David Gentleman blanketed London’s Parliament Square with 1,000 large paper cards, each one holding 100 splatters of blood-red ink. This installation, a protest against 100,000 lives lost in the Iraq war, was a stark new turn for the veteran artist,...