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 […]

Brand Crack: Lady Dior Cannage by Dior

I have always been a huge fan of Dior, so don’t be shocked if I include a Dior piece every month or two. This bag in particular is exemplary Dior. It’s everything you would expect: fantastic construction, beautiful design, and on and on. What separates this bag from, say, a Gucci or Louis Vuitton is […]

Tide Cupboard by Karim Rashid

Horm. an Italian furniture company, has really excelled in signing up some of the world’s greatest contemporary architects to design their collection. One of my favorite pieces is by Karim Rashid called the Tide Cupboard. It’s a pretty standard cupboard or buffet or whatever you want to call this side table, but the fluidity of […]

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 […]

Design Wise- Juicy Boobs by Experimenta

This is a piece of kitchenware with many advantages in mind. The juicy boobs play off of man’s natural tendency to want to squeeze a pair of breasts (or at least my natural tendency). Now getting fresh juice is fun! Regardless of the funny name or the seductive shape, the design is well thought out. […]

Surikata by Qubus

Object: Surikata Designer: Qubus URL: www.qubus.cz Category: Tchotchke Price: $see website Lust Factor: Warm Description: The pure white porcelain that qubus makes always gets to me. This piece is one of about a dozen gorgeous pieces. I chose this one because I like the sinuous form of the monkey, and his dynamic posture on the […]

Luminous Sheep by And Design Japan

Object: Luminous Sheep Designer: AndDesign URL:http://www.anddesign.jp Category: Tchotchke Price: $contact designer Lust Factor: Warm Description: Each season ( I believe ), And Design chooses a theme and then builds a series of products around that theme. This year, their theme is “borders”. As you can see from the luminous sheep, an object that collects sun […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Gradient by Ransmeier & Floyd

Object: Gradient Designer: Ransmeier & Floyd URL: http://www.ransmeierfloyd.com/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $? Lust Factor: Warm Description: This is definitely one of those ideas that people said, ” Why didn’y anyone think of this before?”. Or that’s what I said. I hate drying racks, however this one gets to me because of its ingenious […]

urban cast-away ring from studio dror

Object: Urban Cast-Away Ring Designer: Studio Dror URL: www.studiodror.com Category: Fashion Price: $360-460 Lust Factor: Warm Description: This design house has really pushed the boundaries of experimentation on this project. The rings are made in what I’m sure is a laborious process, whereby second hand fur is dipped in the raw clay used to make […]

The Papton Chair by Fuchs+Funke

Object: Papton Chair Designer: Fuchs+Funke URL: http://www.fuchs-funke.de Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $50-100 Lust Factor: Warm Description: The Papton Chair is here for pure nostalgic reasons. A good friend of mine had bought a similar cardboard chair about 10 hears ago, and it took maybe 2 hours to figure out how the chair was supposed […]