Slope Sofa by Council

3 years ago, my wife and I had a child. Since then my design blog has suffered from neglect. Today, I hope to end this. But I’m starting out slowly with a quick post from one of the great American furniture companies: Council. In May, they came out with a collection that I hope will […]

Archetypal House to the Extreme

I’ve recently been working on this project in Berkeley where we’ve abstracted the archetypal house in a modern way. You can see our design for this cottage here shrouded by the palm trees. Herzog and DeMeuron take this archetypal house to the extreme by extruding the form out like house “logs’ and stacking the logs […]

Gift Guide: Sex Toys

Christmas is just around the corner, and it recently occurred to me that a wonderful gift you might consider giving to your lady-friend is a device that can produce ecstasy. I must admit to you, I have not tried any of these stimulating devices myself. In fact, I’ve only chosen them based upon their innovative […]

Table garden brings new perception to the dining table.

I saw this at Yatzer, and I really appreciated the above piece for where it brought my imagination.  The piece by metal garden furniture DeCastelli is not meant to be a dining table, I don’t think. I think it’s meant as pure vision of landscape on a miniature scale. But it occurred to me that […]

Architecture for wine addicts to lust over

Most people’s wine cellars have been relegated to the garage, but if you have the cash I would suggest you go for the super sexy trap door wine cellar. Why do this? because you can. Cool Hidden Spiral Wine Cellars.

Dinner Timer by Emma Caselton

Emma Emma Caselton has created one of the most brilliant inventions i’ve seen in a long time. The beauty is in its simplicity mixed with its usefulness. What is it? it’s a linear timer that tell you exactly when to do what with your recipe. Simply insert the specially designed recipe in the timer’s slot, […]

Lesauskas: Bintoy

Bintoy is one of dozens of objects that this designer has created that makes new uses of everyday objects. many of the experiments are brilliant, like the bintoy. Many concepts fall flat. But the key here is experiment, prototype, and release to the world. | Projects.

Designer Profile: Weltevree

“Weltevree is a Dutch product label. Weltevree develops and produces authentic products for the living environment. Appliances that satisfy our primary desires: distinctive, original and of excellent quality. Weltevree was born out of the need to make these products accessible to all.” That’s their hook. My hook is yet another masterful design studio with a […]

Stop the Presses! Maison Margiela launches an interior collection

I don’t know if I should be pissed off or in love after reading this post at Wallpaper*. Why should I care? For one, the fashions from Maison Margiela pushes the limits of what I should wear into a mysterious abstract art. Although I feel they rule the edge of excitement in fashion, why is […]

Salone 2009: Oh, How I Miss Design!

With the arrival of our son and pressing work obligations, I have gone from a roving design hog to a once per month poster on my blog Design Crack. Still, I can quickly point you to some interesting things via other people’s digging. One place I go for the Milan experience is Wallpaper*. They have […]