Knives by MKS Design

MKS Design is a small firm is comprised of Adam Simha. His work is mostly what I would call musings in steel. The knives for, instance don’t necessarily feel like something Adam set out to do. I would guess that they just happened. They are made of extremely high-quality steel and have somewhat unique shapes. […]

Recstand

Recstand is one of those products that is trying to be high design but falls short, in my opinion. What is it? It’s a plastic CD stand that comes in dozens of colors. I first noticed it in a beautiful, full paged ad in Surface Magazine. Their advertising design is beautiful as well as is […]

Handful of Plates by Alissia Melka Teichroew

I get excited when a designer creates a new typology for a product category, and that’s exactly what Alissia Melka Teichroew with her design Handful of Plates. The execution is pretty simple: take a standard plate and squeeze it up a little. The concept is deep: ” How the heck do I eat this soft […]

Alog Shelving System by Johannes Herbertsson & Karl Henrik Rennstam for Vujj

Vujj has produced a brilliant storage solution. It’s possible to combine the shelving in any configuration you like, so the shelving can grow as your collection of stuff grows. I just like the endless compositional possibilities of displaying my stuff. This system could make a collection of dog turds look beautiful.

DollyPop by Dirk Wynants

I haven’t figured out why Extremis has decided to name their sheepskin koozie “Dolly Pop” . Duh! It’s sheepskin. Who’s the most famous sheep in the world? Dolly, the cloned sheep, of course. (God, sometimes I could kick myself for being so dense.) So, if you were ever wondering what happened to the most famous […]

ID 40 2006: Pillow Cover by Groovisions

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Groove Visions is a Tokyo based design collective with a cool little store […]

ID 40 2006: Memento by Tonerico

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Tonerico is a Tokyo based collective of designers with a focus on austere […]

Pillow by Trine Kornum

Trine Kornum’s work is extremely simple and consistent. She takes small irregularly shaped flowers cut from a soft, vibrantly colored felt, and she sews a grid through the felt flowers directly onto a linen pillow. The result is an opportunity to lay your head in a flowing field of flowers. I find her work to […]

Dots Rug by Diane Steverlynck

It’s a good thing that I don’t run a podcast about design because if I did I don’t think the work of Diane Steverlynck would ever make it simply because I could not pronounce her name correctly. I think I’d probably have to learn her name if I did podcast because her work is simply […]

“Oh You’re So Beautiful” Mirror by Joop Steenkamer jr.

“Mirror, mirror. On the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” Now, you are every time you use this mirror. No, this isn’t some sort of clever Time Magazine cover, but a simple word of encouragement when you use the mirror: “Oh, you’re so Beautiful.”. I commend the designer for making a product that is […]