The Silver Spoon

Phaidon Press is widely admired for making some of the best looking, best designed, and best printed design, art and photography books. When they announce the first cookbook in their catalog you know it's going to be something very special. The Silver Spoon has long been considered the bible of Italian cuisine. Originally published more than 50 years ago it was the first cookbook that …

Design Italiano

The Repertorio Del Design Italiano 1950-2000 is an indispensible guide to modern Italian design of the last fifty years. It took the authors more than ten years of research to assemble this thorough resource. If your Italian is a bit rusty you can rely on the 2,000+ images to follow the work of one of the dozens of designers or firms covered. $250, in Italian, …

Mobile HCI, Visions of the Future

Chris Heathcote recently attended Mobile HCI in Italy. He’s shared his notes on the Visions of the Future panel discussion featuring: Mathias Schneider-Hufschmidt, Siemens Harri Kiljander (director of UI), Nokia Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research Marco Combetto, MS Research Matthias Hilpert, Orange Bruno von Niman, Ericsson (systems, not SE)Mathias Schneider-Hufschmidt, Siemens Can’t wait 5 years for technology to be adopted (like SMS) Have to have …