Sterling Silver Spiny Clamshell by D.L. and Company

D.L. and Company have created some of the most curious objects that I’ve ever seen. The spiny clamshell definitely sits high in this category. I really do like this pendant, however I must admit that I think it looks like a production mistake. I mean, look at it. I can somehow imagine the designer visiting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brand Crack: The Gucci Dog Backpack

Gucci, along with several other luxury goods providers has realized something that I find enormously valuable to their brand. This is: Rich people have pets. And, those pets will need fashion on a higher level as well. This little pet fashion item is especially useful as well. Let’s say, you’ve just done a big day […]

Nike Air Max

Aight. It’s true you can pick up the Nike Airmax shoe from about any outlet that sells shoes in the world, but wouldn’t you want to give props to a store as cool as 90 sq. meters? They have a beautiful little site, both physically and online. The nike airmax happens to be one of […]

Square the Circle by Hubert Verstraeten

Hubert Verstraeten has managed to Square the Circle – with rings which are round when worn on one side, and square when worn on the other side. Without any perceptible transition, the inside of the ring changes from a circle to a square. A geometric puzzle game in gold and platinum, with or without diamonds, […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Embroidered Dress by Maria Cornejo

The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is about to begin it’s 2006 Design Triennial: Design Life Now starting December 8th and running through July 29th. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be profiling several of the objects from the 87 designers that have been chosen for the event. In 2005, Maria Cornejo was a finalist […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Shell Bag by Judy Geib

Object: Engina mendicaria Shell Bag Designer: Judy Geib URL: http://www.judygeibplusalpha.com Category: Fashion Price: $2,500 – 5,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Sew Shells into bags. End of story…but wow! What craftsmanship! What obsession! What Style! If you buy one of these handbags, you will be purchasing something that is guaranteed to go up in value.

Berlin Fashion: Hoodie by Herb

Object: Hoodie Designer: Herb URL: http://www.a-herb.de/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Herb’s closthes are fitted in such a sexy way. The lines of the pieces are fresh and clean, but not overly flashy as to draw too much attention. The hoodie, for instance, follows a woman’s curves in such a seductive way, […]

Berlin Fashion: Dresses by Hasipop

Object: Dresses Designer: Hasipop URL: http://www.hasipop.de Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Hasipop makes beautiful handmade dresses and skirts in a style reminiscent of 1950s America. It’s all very “Happy Days” with punk rock bent. I really wish I was more familiar with Berlin fashions of the 1950s to know if their fashion […]