What Would a Chandelier Look Like if Were Overtaken by Spiders?

Marcel Wanders, uber designer of the past five years, has created this recent addition to the stable of fantastic, high-concept lights for Flos.  The concept is to take an old school chandelier and treat it as it were in a haunted house with some overzealous spiders which had made the most lethal web imaginable. The […]

Polar: A Mobile Phone Concept by Yuta Watanabe

This is one of those concept pieces where I just think ah-ha! Why did I not think of this first? The idea is quite simple: it’s a phone for cold climates which means it’s designed to be used with thick winter gloves. I really have nothing more to say about this design because it’s such […]

Domu (Home) by WhiteFruits

“Home” is one in a series of ingenious platewares by the Czech outfit, Whitefruits, that uses an illusion relief technique to create a 3D form out of a nearly flat surface. In the case of Home, the plate is faceted to look like a home. The technique it simpl, but unusual enough to awe your […]

Hella Jongerius Four Seasons Teapot for Nymphenburg Porcelain

Miss Jongerius, through master porcelain maker Nymphenburg, has explored the boundaries of the Baroque Rococo with this teapot called Four Seasons. The work has what I consider to be the characteristic marks of Rococo: The piece is stark white, The figures of the teapot are crusty and ornate, and the overall form of the piece […]

Phonofone II by Science + Sons

OK, I’m now on the Phonofone bandwagon. I think I’ve read no less than 10 posts on the topic which will all tell you the same thing I’m about to tell you: The Phonofone by Science and Sons is a ceramic amplification system for you iPod. This mechanism uses passive horn acoustics to amplify you […]

Cocoon by 02

Cocoon is a really fun all-in-one phone that I saw recently. There are a number of features about the phone that I like. First, it comes standard with an MP3 player and a 2 megapixel camera. Pretty standard nowadays, but good. But wait, what’s that on the outside of the phone? There is a very […]

Drink Tray by Martino d’Esposito

I’ve seen this around on a few blogs, and as much as I try to avoid duplicate content, I can’t help but put in a plug for this ingenious design. It’s a Drink Tray by Martino d’Esposito. Build this scenario up in your head: You’re a hot young bartender in one of San Francisco’s trendiest […]

Parametre by 3Form

I almost don’t believe this exists. This is a panel created by the company 3Form. If you’re not familiar with 3Form, and you’re an interior designer than quit now. 3Form is becoming the preeminent interior surfaces and materials company with their plastic sheets embedded with fanciful objects such as grass and their beautiful use of […]

Drop Tiles by Johans Golv

I’ve been spending the last couple of days loading design crack with draft stories. I have hundreds of products that I want to tell you about that blew me away. I would say this product is more mildly warm, though. Drop is a system of ceramic tiles by swedish tile maker, Johans Golv, that are […]

Brasilia Plate and Tray by Bosa Ceramiche

This past weekend was probably the most eventful weekend for design in the history of California. In Monterey, there was a fantastic conference on architecture. In San Francisco, we had the World Design Congress which brings together the top industrial designers in the world to talk shop. What did I do? I went to Napa. […]