Heart Charm by Theo Fennell

Theo Fennell has been hot for a long while, but I just had to include this one piece because I love it! He is the designer of numerous heart charms in every flavor. The charm I’ve included in the Design Crack fold is a ruby encrausted heart with platinum devil horns. It’s completely opulent and […]

Ashleytray by Diplomat Design

Object: Ashleytray Designer: Diplomat Design URL: http://www.diplomatdesign.com/ Category: Tchotchke Price: $see website Lust Factor: Warm Description: The AshleyTray is one of those designs that makes me want to take up smoking just so I can use this product, It’s an elegant piece of glass that smacks of my grandparent’s decor circa 1970. I mean, they […]

Tulipa Vases by Lotte Van Laatum

Here is Lotte van Laatum’s interpretation of 17th century Turkish kaftans worn by royal sultans . The design pattern is based on the abstraction of a tulip which is probably the closest item to a national icon in Holland, but is ironically an import from Turkey and Central Asia. And, Lotte’s intentions when creating the […]

The 2007 Tesla Roadster

Object: The 2007 Tesla Roadster Designer: Tesla URL: http://www.teslamotors.com/ Category: Automotive Price: $92,000 +/- Lust Factor: Hot Description: Tesla Motors has done something remarkable. They have made an electric car that people will actually want to buy. There is no doubt that the Tesla is a beautiful car, but for you speed fiends it has […]

The 2006 Ford GT

Object: The 2006 Ford GT Designer/Manuacturer: Ford URL: http://www.fordvehicles.com/fordgt/ Category: Automotive Price: $155,000 +/- Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Ford GT is the the retro high-end exotic equivalent to every other car company in 2006. But comparisons are not needed with the high end exotics, at least to me. To me fast is fast and […]

Barneys Find: The Coral Reef Serving Set by Michael Aram

Object: The Coral Reef Serving Set Manufacturer: Michael Aram URL: http://www.barneys.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $70 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I’m sure many people have noticed this trend twords natural objects. The Ilog, which is a wooden version of the Apple iPod is a great example. I don’t want to put this object in […]

Design Mart: Baleen by Viable

Object: Baleen Designer: Viable URL: http://www.viablelondon.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $2500-5000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: To Celebrate the London Design Museum’s exhibition, Design Mart, I am including several of their up-and-coming designers they have showcased. For more information about the exhibition, go to www.designmuseum.org Viable is a fascintaing collective of designers based in London […]

The City System Shelving by Marcel Wanders for moooi

Object: The City System Shelves Designer: Marcel Wanders for moooi URL: www.moooi.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $? Lust Factor: Warm Description: The design Marcel Wanders has done for moooi is exceptional in that the shelving system is extremly flexible and modular while still appearing simple. The modules when stacked together also mimic a city […]

The 2008 Dodge Challenger

Object: The 2008 Challenger Manufacturer: Dodge URL(unofficial): http://www.dodgechallenger.com/ Category: Automotive Price: $25,000-35,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: I have not owned a car in years, and I never intend to own a car again. However, I cannot deny the beauty of a well designed automobile. The Dodge Challenger is one of my new favorites. If you […]

The Campfire Pillow by Gama-Go

Object: The Campfire Pillow Manufacturer: Gama-Go URL: www.gama-go.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $34 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I have a soft spot for Gama-Go. I kind of think the whole cartoon as art thing has played itself out except for geniuses like Barry McGee. However, the boldness and crispness of the colors in the […]