Jennifer Magnolfi

Jennifer Magnolfi is a trained architect and a design consultant in corporate real estate, and her applied research explores high-tech workspaces and startup environments. She is an expert on technology’s impact on how we work, and she is the co-author of Always Building: the Programmable Environment. Previously she worked for Herman Miller R&D and was … Continue reading Jennifer Magnolfi

Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar is a Swiss-born designer and the founder of Fuseproject. He has worked on products from well-known companies such as Herman Miller, Apple, Puma, GE, SodaStream, Samsung, Issey Miyake, Prada and others. The 48-year-old is also the chief creative officer of August and Jawbone. Behar, who now lives in San Francisco, is a keen … Continue reading Yves Béhar

Liam Casey

Liam Casey is a 49-year-old Irish entrepreneur and the founder of PCH International, a contract manufacturing company with operations in China, Ireland and the United States. The company started Highway1, a hardware-focused accelerator based in San Francisco. Casey, an expert in contract manufacturing and supply chain logistics, recently acquired Fab.com and plans to revive the … Continue reading Liam Casey

Vincent Laforet

Photographer and film director Vincent Laforet has worked for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, National Geographic and more, and in 2002 he won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his coverage of post-9/11 events in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Vincent lives in New York and Los Angeles, where he directs commercials for brands like … Continue reading Vincent Laforet

Jenna Wortham

Jenna Wortham is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she worked at Wired before joining the Times in 2008 and more recently, the New York Times magazine. Wortham is an important voice on digital culture and new technologies. Introduction Like any popular mass medium, the … Continue reading Jenna Wortham

Matt MacInnis

Matt MacInnis is the co-founder and CEO of Inkling Systems. He started the digital publishing company after leaving Apple. The rumors of the iPad might have had something to do with his decision. Introduction Almost every day I wonder why the book hasn’t been reinvented. New technologies have helped us make the publishing process and … Continue reading Matt MacInnis

Frank Clegg

Frank Clegg is a Fall River, Massachusetts–based artisan who makes classic leather bags and accessories. He has been making bags and leather goods for almost 45 years and has a unique perspective on the US manufacturing and artisan culture. Introduction Frank Clegg is a Fall River, Massachusetts–based artisan who makes classic leather bags and accessories. … Continue reading Frank Clegg

Bradley Price

Bradley Price is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and the founder and owner of Autodromo, a company that makes watches, sunglasses, and driving gloves that express the spirit of motoring. He loves vintage car racing and puts his 1980s Alfa Romeo through much agony. Introduction From the moment I saw Autodromo’s Stradale watch, I knew I … Continue reading Bradley Price

Cole Rise

Cole Rise is a San Francisco–based photographer and entrepreneur. He recently launched Lite.ly, an iPhone app that commercializes his Lightroom presets and Instagram filters. He has worked for both Yahoo and Apple, and he was a design consultant for Instagram. He was the founder of Subatomic Systems, Particle Progammatica, and Flagr. You may have seen … Continue reading Cole Rise