When a Chair Becomes a Light

This post comes via Moco Loco. It’s a baroque chair re-purposed as a piece of neon art. The chair is striking, straightforward, iconic, classic, and fresh at the same time. The designer Lee Broom, is a baby faced kid, with a big career ahead of him. I’m excited to see what happens next. BTW, Mr. […]

Claim(p) by Maya Goldblum

I have been cordially invited by 2Modern to do a weekly guest blog which I’m extremely excited about. As I was reviewing the posts in this blog trying to find what my niche might be, I was blown away by the the depth and diversity of the blog. I find Design Crack similar in nature […]

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

I know nothing about the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, but quite frankly I don’t have to. (If you’re a car freak, you’ve come to the wrong place, unfortunately). Still I feel compelled to feature a couple of pictures just to allow people to dream. Sigh… Can you feel the beauty? Not to make anyone jealous, […]

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 […]

Smittens by Wendy Feller

I’ve been combing through the latest ID Magazine and I’ve found a number of pieces that were extremely compelling. One of my favorites is Smittens by Wendy Feller. They couldn’t be more aptly named. These are mittens for couples who are smitten (sorry for the obvious observation). This seems like such unique novelty design at […]

Laptop Sleeve by Red Maloo

Red Maloo began its existence when the company was originally asked to design a laptop case presented in 2004 at the Tokyo Ambient Lifestyle Fair. The initial design was constructed of the finest Japanese Linens and used similar design and construction as kimonos. Soon after, Maloo introduced the Red Maloo Laptop case made of a […]

Jawbone by Yves Behar for Aliph

Yves Behar is San Francisco’s rival to someone like London’s Tom Dixon, but arguably more talented and certainly, more versatile. Not to take away from Tom Dixon, but I am from San Francisco, so I may have a bias. Really, the work cannot be compared. Yves Behar and Fuse Project crew derive design from pushing […]

The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500

Please don’t hate me because I love muscle cars. I know the Ford Shelby gets an estimated 13mpg, but it is hot. Mind you, I do not even own a car, and I haven’t for the past ten years. I’m what you might call a granola cruncher when it comes to fuel consumption. But when […]

Fleur Lamp by Atsuro Ueki

Atsuro Ueki is one of those people that has boundless energy. You just want to sit the person down and say, “enough with the creativity!”. He just makes so much important stuff. A bit about Mr. Ueki: He is one of those guys, like John Maeda, who borders on vast knowledge of art and technology. […]

Flood Light by Julie Mathias & Michael Cross

Flood Light is a lamp that defies logic. It’s a lamp made from four simple elements: glass jars, light bulbs, electric cables, and water. Doesn’t anyone see anything dangerous here? Live wires and water, my mom always told me, equal an early death by electrocution. I tend to believe my mother, so I developed a […]