Razor Blade Pendant by Arash and Kelly

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of NIKE shoes. So, when I saw this pendant available at the Arash and Kelly design store, I just had to have it. It’s a pendant using the (most likely) trademarked NIKE phrase, “Just Do It”. A Phrase NIKE has used for years as a call to […]

Jacket from Spring 2007 Collection by Jurgen Oeltjenbruns

Don’t ask me to pronounce his name is the first thing that came to mind when I first saw the work of Jurgen Oeltjenbruns. Fortunately for me, blogs are a print media, so no pronunciation required. Once you get past the highly unmarketable name you hit the most important men’s fashion designer out there: Jurgen […]

Genius Table by Arash and Kelly

I’m not a genius, but I know more than a couple of them, and if they have a singular trait it would be that they always need a pen and paper handy for sketching ideas. Now, along comes: The Genius Table! OK, Arash and Kelly’s design has been out since 1999. But it’s new to […]

Smoking Mitten by Tobias Wong

Tobias Wong, one of the most prolific and innovative designers I know, created this mitten way back in 2004, but I just had to include this today because the concept is as strong as ever, and I guess I just think it’s funny. Anyone who lives in a cold weather location, and likes to smoke […]

Prada Linea Rossa Sunglasses

Ah Prada. I remember several years ago when I bought my first fake pair of Prada shoes. They had all the details including (and most importantly)  the characteristic red stripe on the back for gawkers to see. They were beautiful in a plastic-smelling, exploited Chinese worker sort of way, but no one suspected they were […]

2007 Collection by Bruno Frisoni

Bruno Frisoni brings to mind: extreme high heels.  Now, I live in San Francisco. In the Mission District to be exact. And if any of you know the Mission, especially around the area of the New College, you would know that a woman would probably get  scoffed at for wearing such a shoe as a […]

The Spin Candelabra by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is sort of the Keith Richards of the London design scene. He’s a man who just did what he did. He was an experimenter and tinkerer with no overtly huge ambition to take over the design world. Yet, despite his early laissez faire attitude, he emerged as a design rock star. He even […]

ID 40 2006: Memento by Tonerico

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Tonerico is a Tokyo based collective of designers with a focus on austere […]

OTO 100 Storage System by Pil Bredahl

One thing that is not apparently clear in the image of the OTO 100 Storage System by Pil Bredahl is that the shelving system is a series of compressed cardboard rings that arrives packed as if it were a Russian Matryoshka Doll with each successively smaller ring nested within the larger ring. That is to […]

Fardos by Ricardo Fasanello

Alright, alright. This ain’t new, but the chair I’ve included by Ricardo Fasanello made me sit up and take notice. Sometimes I forget that every town, every city, in every country has a culture of design in some manner. Since there are several billion people on this planet, that is a lot of design for […]