Dutch Design Week 2006: About Time by CULTIVATE

Object: About Time Designer: CULTIVATE URL: http://www.cultivate.nl Category: Consumer Technology Price: $120 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the Dutch Design […]

Barneys Find: Tulip Ego Laptop by thecommunicationgroup

Object: The Tulip Ego Laptop Manufacturer: thecommunicationgroup URL: http://www.barneys.com Category: Personal Technology Price: $5,000 Lust Factor: Tepid Description: The design is perfection, there is no doubt. The innovation on this machine is the computer’s ability to change skins from white to red. Also, it is somewhat of an innovation for the computer to look more […]

Design Mart: Natural Deselection by Tim Simpson

Object: Natural Deselection Designer: Tim Simpson URL: http://www.timsimpson.net Category: Consumer Technology Price: $? 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 Tim Simpson’s Natural Deselection machine is powerful on many […]

The Transtrap

Object: The Transtrap Manufacturer: The Transtrap Corporation URL: www.transtrap.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $12.95 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I ride the subway here in San Francisco several times per week, so when I saw this product in the NYT Style section I was hooked. The Transtrap is your own personal strap to be used on […]

Droog Designer: Bootleg Objects

Through January, the Museum of Arts and Design will be hosting an exhibit on the Netherlands’ Droog Design titled “Simply Droog”. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll spotlight some of my favorite design objects from the Droog Designers. I also highly suggest browsing the comprehensive list of links located in the sitemap. Object: Bootleg […]

The Samsung K5 Portable MP3 Player

Object: The K5 Manufacturer: Samsung URL: http://www.samsung.com/sg/k5/ Category: Consumer Technology Price: $210 for 4GB Lust Factor: Warm Description: Why do I like this piece of design? The ethereal display that shows the equalizer levels. From the very begining when Kenwood popularized the car EQ about 20 years ago, I have always been attracted to the […]

The Nokia N93

Object: The N93 Manufacturer: Nokia URL: http://www.nokia.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $699 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Why I love the Nokia N93: a 3.2 megapixel camera IN THE PHONE! a 480 x 640 movie capability, 2 GB of memory, highly integrated with Flickr and other online stuff, comes with Adobe premiere elements which is about […]

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 […]

The Sony 8GB Micro Vault

Object: 8GB Micro Vault Manufacturer: Sony URL: www.sony.com Category: Personal Technology Price: $50-100 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Maybe I’m easily impressed by extremely large memory in small packages. I don’t know. But 8GB! Damn if I will ever need any other device for storage again! I’m buying one of these… that is unless the 10GB […]