The umbrella but no handle UFOCAP

The beauty of this design is it’s so practical yet it’s so stupid looking. The advertising says, ” On a rainy day, it will be the wings for your arms”. Which is a not so good way of saying that the UFOCAP frees your hands from the umbrella. So, it solves a great problem: staying […]

Sunflower Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston

Harry Winston, as you may know, creates the most insane and fantastic diamond jewelry know to man. The proceeds from the sale of some of the Winston necklaces could probably run a small country for a good length of time. It is that opulent. I personally do not practice flaunting excess, but that’s because I’m […]

Retainer Necklace by Kiel Mead at Areaware

Gold teeth have become so pas·sé these days that who wants to wear them anymore? Not to mention, if you are a young rapper, say eleven years old, you are going to want to wear something more appropriate to your age demographic while still retaining a high level of bling. And speaking of “retaining”, how […]

USB Concepts by dialog05

USB Concepts by dialog05 mixes conceptual art, USB technology, and hint of iPod sensibility. The concept are pretty straightforward: take some USB memory and wrap something visually challenging around the device. Then, finish off the device with the cute, blue USB universal icon for credibility. There are a number of concepts that dialog05 has created. […]

Army Trash by Gerhardt Kellermann

What do do with old weapons? Turn them in to luxury fashion accessories, of course! This was the concept that Gerhardt Kellermann adopted when he created his highly refined collection of recycled weaponry: Army Trash. Just take a grenade, defuse it (I’m assuming) paint it with gold and pink enamel, bejewel it with the finest […]

Maarten Baas on Revver

Over the next few weeks, I thought I would start adding some of my favorite architecture and design related videos from the awesome video sharing site, Revver. These next few are from Designguide.tv. I think you’ll find these videos pretty compelling. Maarten Baas presents his “Sculpt” furniture, Rough scale models of different kinds of products […]

Links to the Top International Fashion Weeks

As you may know, I’ve been hard pressed to create good quality posts with the birth of our son Lawrence. He is a tiny but precocious little fellow who has kept us on our toes. Since November 15th, my life has felt like one long and unending day. What do you do under heavily sleep […]

Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2007

If you did not know, my wife and I just had a child 8 days ago. This child has been out of the house for his pediatrician’s appointment among other journey’s, but his real inaugural first day out I’ve decided to take him to the new Barneys in San Francisco. And what might I find […]

Bell & Ross Watches’ Subtle Boxiness Wows

This past weekend, The New York Times had an advertising supplemental that was a slick magazine devoted to the watch, a dying breed of product design. Probably my favorite of the watches was the Bell & Ross BR01-97. It is, quite frankly, one of the ugliest watches I have ever seen, but there is no […]

G-STAR RAW: Denim as Couture

I included G-STAR RAW to the Crack List simply because I’ve never seen denim treated so expertly. Where I live in San Francisco there are only two ways recognized as fashionable for denim: there is the teenage hip-hop style of wearing jeans around your ankles (how can you run from police with your jeans like […]