Handful of Plates by Alissia Melka Teichroew

I get excited when a designer creates a new typology for a product category, and that’s exactly what Alissia Melka Teichroew with her design Handful of Plates. The execution is pretty simple: take a standard plate and squeeze it up a little. The concept is deep: ” How the heck do I eat this soft […]

Ripples Bench by Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito is a world famous architect who has taken to the stable of designers who have made the transition into furniture for the Italian furniture company Horm. In my opinion, Toyo Ito’s work is high concept and not based on an existing style, however the materiality of his projects tend to be on the […]

Riddled by Steven Holl

Horm is unlike any furniture company I know of. This company has hired a gaggle of famous architects as their designers. One piece I love is Steven Holl’s table. I’m a “star”-chitecture fanatic who has visited a number of Holl’s American buildings and observed his work with jaw-dropping awe. Now, I have an opportunity to […]

Brand Crack: The Gucci Dog Backpack

Gucci, along with several other luxury goods providers has realized something that I find enormously valuable to their brand. This is: Rich people have pets. And, those pets will need fashion on a higher level as well. This little pet fashion item is especially useful as well. Let’s say, you’ve just done a big day […]

Conto Chair by Julian Mayor

A number of Julian Mayor’s work focuses on the synthetic representation of topography, and this item is no different. What I mean by “synthetic representation of topography” is hard to explain: In architecture school, we were required to make topographic models of the land surrounding our building. We could form and sculpt the land however […]

Berlin Fashion: Winter 2006 Collection by Etikette

Object: Winter 2006 Collection Designer: Etikette URL: http://www.etikette-berlin.de/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I like this collection because it is about slight augmentations to clasic pieces using earthy colors. There are lots of browns, tans, and the like on the pants, hoodies, and jackets offered. The outstanding feature to the designs for […]

Billy Reid Fall 2006 Collection

Object: Fall 2006 Collection Designer: Billy Reid URL: http://www.billyreid.com/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-500 depending on the piece Lust Factor: Hot Description: I don’t believe I have quite the same opportunity to dress as well as women. I think I’ve always been a bit listless and disappointed with men’s clothing options. Then, my co-worker, Amanda, turned […]

SKAT by Franke | Steinert DesignStudio

Object: SKAT Designer: Franke | Steinert DesignStudio URL: http://www.frankenstein-berlin.de Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: Prototype Lust Factor: Warm Description:OK, this product has been around for a while, but it’s new to me. Here’s the deal: I’m obsessed with foldable furniture. My wife and I live in very small confines, and I’ve always wanted to have […]

The PPhone Headset by HULGER

Object: The P*Phone Manufacturer: HULGER URL: www.greenergrassdesign.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $ 70 Lust Factor: Hot Description: People! Please forgive me for going through the greenergrassdesign catalog, but these people have got a knack for finding awesome products. This is my latest find: The P*Phone. There is something indescribably nostalgic about using an old headset […]