America in the 1960s was a wild place for lifestyle ideas. People demanded convenience above all else, achievable via newfangled modern technologies: Salad could be made in advance and kept fresh—sort of—by adding Jell-O. Playing fields didn’t need to be watered if they were made of plastic ChemGrass (now known as AstroTurf). Best of all, the banality of wearing the same well-made, long-lasting garments year after year could be history with the decade’s most bizarre forgotten bad idea: disposable paper This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Design Partnerships Clair de Lune A celebration of moonlight, in partnership with Marset. Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 Hella Jongerius The industrial designer on style at every scale. Design Issue 42 The Low-Down An architectural conversation starter. Design Issue 42 My Favorite Thing The garden designer, Fernando Caruncho, shares the story behind a painting of his mother.