3 Great Design Shops:

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Here’s the deal: I forgot to write down these three showroom names. But if you just walk around SoHo you’re bound to find these three stores. Up First, a $17,000 hanging paradise made of such great quality that there is basically no maintenance required. They make a dog size as well. Much cheaper. Does your […]

Electro Luminescent Vases by Voon Wong and Benson Saw

How bad ass are these items? Okay, it’s maybe a bit hard to tell what these are at first glance, so I’ll add a bit of description: These are vases where the designers have woven an electro luminescent (EL) wire around a ceramic vessel. EL wire is a low light emitting wire used in the […]

Six Pack Paper Weight

These are solid aluminum paperweights brought to a high polish. There is really not much more you can say about this except that, heck, shiny things are kinda sexy. I don’t know why, but I think this piece will be worth something some day. Maybe it’s because these objects are somewhat similar to the work […]

ID 40 2006: Pig Bank by Harry Allen of Areaware

Areaware is a New York based design collective whose focus is on the design of everyday objects. Harry Allen, in particular is an extremely talented individual who is probably more well known for his interior design work which include several high profile retail interiors. And although Mr. Allen has had great success in product design, […]

ID 40 2006: Re Ciclos by Culdesac

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. Culdesac is a Valencia, Spain based design collective with a multidisciplinary approach. Their […]

ID 40 2006: Love is Blind by Jessica Lertvilai of Vest Collective

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. The Vest Collective is a Canadian group of designers with a bit of […]

Butterfly Cachepot by Etel Carmona

I’m not really sure why I chose Butterfly Cachepot as an object to include on Design Crack. Maybe it’s the name. Butterfly Cachepot could as easily be an indy band from Seattle or Austin as easily as it could be an exotic Brazilian object des arts. Or maybe I like it because it’s a piece […]

Ashleytray by Diplomat Design

Object: Ashleytray Designer: Diplomat Design URL: http://www.diplomatdesign.com/ Category: Tchotchke Price: $see website Lust Factor: Warm Description: The AshleyTray is one of those designs that makes me want to take up smoking just so I can use this product, It’s an elegant piece of glass that smacks of my grandparent’s decor circa 1970. I mean, they […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Vase Maker by Ron Gilad

Make any vessel a vase with Vase Maker by Ron Gilad. The Vase Maker is a magic trick in the making. Imagine the Vase Maker sitting on top of a table. On the table top is a concealed hole directly under the vase with a bucket of water inside the table directly under the hole. […]

BronzeKnuckle by Diplomat Design

“Punch him in the face with style and grace.” could be the pitch for the BronzeKnuckle by Diplomat Design. Not Really! This is actually an artistic centerpiece which could double to display fruit. Diplomat Design has gone all out with the finish of this bronze piece. The outer edges of the piece are polished to […]