Just How Sexy Can a Lamp Be? The Moschino Dress Lamp Answers

Moschino, that clever Italian fashion house, is always jabbing a stick in the eye of what fashion should be. They are a creative lot that does not like to be tied down by any sense of tradition. One of their recent forays is in the realm of lighting design. They have taken a number of […]

Nazi Couture: Raf Simons Autumn/Winter Collection 2007-2008

I live in San Francisco where a multitude of strange subcultures coexist. However one that has never taken a foothold which I think would give the city a new dimension is what I will refer to as Nazi Couture. In one sense, I imagine Nazi Couture as a group of self absorbed young males who […]

The floating frame BA4 by Alias

I was in an airport a few weeks ago, and I sat in one of these floating frame BA4s by Alias, and damn, was it comfortable! The design is simple and beautiful, but maybe not crack-like. I’m not addicted to this item like I am so many others, but when you can fall asleep for […]

Carrie on Bike by Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm is a company that finds and creates great Scandinavian design, and they’ve been doing so since 1992. They probably have dozens of designed products that I could easily show on this site, but I’d like to start with a bike basket called Carrie. This piece gets to me because, as a daily […]

The Space Lounge Chair and Table by Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen is one of the top manufacturers of modern luxury furniture in the world. But despite this reputation I’ve neglected to feature their work on Design Crack. Why? It’s called laziness. I’ve been really lazy in tracking down images of their furniture. Finally, I’ve nicked a couple from their site, and I will now […]

The Leaf Lamp by Yves Behar: Fabulous or Flimsy?

ID Magazine has recently come out with their 53rd Annual Design Review where they award a number of products and project top honors for design. They have named top honors in the consumer products division to the Leaf lamp by Yves Behar. I’ve been tempted to write about this product for a while now, but […]

The Seitz 6×17 Digital Large Format Camera

The Seitz 6×17 digital large format camera is something that needs to be seen to be believed. It is, quite honestly, the most amazing digital camera ever made. Where do I start? Well first, the construction of this camera is unparalleled. The body is made from aluminum billets that are hand tooled into the final […]

Rocking Sheep by Povl Kjær

I’ve been looking at a lot of Danish design and craft lately, and while on my electronic journey of discovery, I came upon a new interpretation of a child’s rocking horse by Povl Kjær. He has dropped the valiant horse and gone for the plusher more comfortable Rocking Sheep. I really had nothing much to […]

Orchid by Christian Flindt

About five years ago I bought my first orchid. It was a type of Cattleya with purple and pink striped leaves. It looked very exotic because there were tendrils from the flowers petals that twisted down an inch or two creating a sort of plant peyos. This was not a simple store-bought orchid but one […]

Tubetop Lamp by Pablo

In the mission district of San Francisco, there’s a guy (or girl possibly) that tags everything he sees with a pi symbol. You know, it kind of looks a bit like a “TT” mashed together. Sometimes, the pi is on a sticker. Sometimes, the pi is in paint, Sometimes even, the pi is coupled with […]