Skull Plate by D.L. and Company

From DL&C’s website: Mr. Douglas Little is a sybarite of the sense who has created award-winning images and ideas for the finest names in beauty. His appetite for rarefied pleasures has compelled him to bring D.L. & Co. into being, so that he might share with others his passion for the hidden treasures of this […]

Pinch by Jos van der Meulen

Pinch is an homage to the trees that give up their wood for the clothespins they produce. Artist Jos van der Meulen has created a sculpture where he has selected tree branches and meticulously carved from these branches perfect clothes pins.This product is a sculptural essay on green design. Pinch piece viscerally recognizes where every […]

Diva by Carina Riezebos

Carina Riezebos has created Diva for the Dutch company GOODS in an effort to help beter display top heavy flowers. This high concept piece turns a conventional vase on its side to mimic the angle at which some flowers grow. Carina’s contention is that the natural aesthetic of certain flowers will be enhanced by lying […]

Spikey Baby by Shin Tanaka

I’m not even exactly sure how this works, but I’ll take a stab. What Shin does is design these little folded paper characters. Then, he puts up the pattern of the folded character up on his website, so anyone can replicate his work or make their own custom Spikey Baby. He also puts up pictures […]

Surikata by Qubus

Object: Surikata Designer: Qubus URL: Category: Tchotchke Price: $see website Lust Factor: Warm Description: The pure white porcelain that qubus makes always gets to me. This piece is one of about a dozen gorgeous pieces. I chose this one because I like the sinuous form of the monkey, and his dynamic posture on the […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Reindeer Games by Blik

Object: Reindeer Games Designer: Blik URL: Category: Tchotchke Price: $35.00 Lust Factor: Hot Description: 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 […]

Fallen Log Centerpiece by Jeff Zimmerman

Object: Fallen Log Centerpiece Designer: Jeff Zimmerman URL: Category: Tchotchke Price: $21,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Ever since I visited the island of Murano outside of Venice, where they make some of the finest (and cheesiest) glass in the world, I’ve had an obsessions with fine glass objects. This log centerpiece by Jeff Zimmerman […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Pancake Rock Vase by Yksi

Object: Pancake Rock Vase Designer: Yksi URL: Category: Tchotchke Price: $N.F.S. Lust Factor: Warm 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 […]

Design Mart: Carbon Copies by Nadine Jarvis

Object: Carbon Copies Designer: Nadine Jarvis URL: Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $1,000 – 2,500 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 The product design, Carbon Copies, is […]

Droog Designer: The Sponge Vase by Marcel Wanders

Object: The Sponge Vase Designer: Marcel Wanders URL: Category: Tchotchke Price: $100 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Marcel Wanders is a multi-talented designer who makes products that range from small vases to buildings. The Sponge Vase is an excelent example of his wit and sculptural abilities.