Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Shell Bag by Judy Geib

Object: Engina mendicaria Shell Bag Designer: Judy Geib URL: http://www.judygeibplusalpha.com Category: Fashion Price: $2,500 – 5,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Sew Shells into bags. End of story…but wow! What craftsmanship! What obsession! What Style! If you buy one of these handbags, you will be purchasing something that is guaranteed to go up in value.

Van Amburgh by Sam Johnson

Object: Van Amburgh Designer: Sam Johnson URL: http://www.thorstenvanelten.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $80 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Here’s a couple of items from Thorsten van Elten… Van Amburgh is like a black diamond that you can sit on. The gray poly body is lightweight and stackable. I find it to be the perfect touch […]

LED Alarm Clock by Jonas Damon

Object: LED Alarm Clock Designer: Jonas Damon URL: http://www.mattermatters.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $90 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I like when reading time is a game. This simple clock makes telling time an effort in concentration. And, when I wake up in the morning, concentration is key to actually get me out of bed. BTW, […]

concrete shuttering by Established and Sons

Object: Concrete Shuttering Designer: Established and Sons URL: http://www.mattermatters.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $6,785 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Concrete Shuttering is a shelving product that pushes the trend: “I am not as I seem”. In Established and Sons’ take on this they have created what would probably be made from a wood caracass and […]

The Earset 2 by Bang and Olufsen

Object: The Earset 2 Manufacturer: Bang and Olufsen URL: http://www.bang-olufsen.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $200 Lust Factor: Warm Description: The new Bang and Olufsen Earset 2 is everything you would expect from BO. They build this device out of black plastic and brushed aluminum to create their signature styling. Of course, the striking visual design […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: About Time by CULTIVATE

Object: About Time Designer: CULTIVATE URL: http://www.cultivate.nl Category: Consumer Technology Price: $120 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the Dutch Design […]

Yugen Table by Itoki

Object: Yugen Dining Table Manufacturer: Itoki URL: http://www.itoki.jp Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $4000 Lust Factor: Warm Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. The Yugen table by Itoki is maybe the most agile dining table I’ve […]

Chair by 60 Vision

Object: Chair Designer: 60 Vision URL: http://www.60vision.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $425 Lust Factor: Hot Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. This is 60 vision’s gorgeous quilted leather chair. I want this! But, I may […]

The Animal Horse Lamp by moooi

Object: Animal Horse lamp Manufacturer: moooi URL: www.moooi.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $? Lust Factor: Hot Description: Moooi makes some products that are just way out there, and the “Animal Horse” lamp is one of them. I find this design compelling for a couple of reasons: the rendering of the horse, and the way […]

The Transtrap

Object: The Transtrap Manufacturer: The Transtrap Corporation URL: www.transtrap.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $12.95 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I ride the subway here in San Francisco several times per week, so when I saw this product in the NYT Style section I was hooked. The Transtrap is your own personal strap to be used on […]