Snow Print Ceramic Tile Concept by Tuukka Tujula and Maija Puoskari

These are two young designers who’s names I cannot pronounce but whose design concepts I immediately get. Both Tuukka Tujula and Maija Puoskari are members of the design collective JuJu Design Party, a Finnish group with a massive amount of talent. I’ll be featuring a number of designs and concept from their collective in the […]

Loft Changer by Netto Collection: The Killer App For New Parents

From time to time, I like to feature some products from my sponsors, and 2Modern’s stuff is just so good to resist. I’ve personally focused on browsing the awesome selection of baby furniture and accessories because my wife and I are weeks away from having our first child. And what could be more perfect than […]

Carafe Jacket by Eva Solo

It’s very rare that I look at a product and just say to myself “Awwww, you are so cute!”, but I must admit that I did this when I saw the carafe and jacket by Eva Solo. The object is a simple glass carafe that is quite wide at the base and tapers up. Surrounding […]

Light Plumbing by Claus Bjerre

Claus Bjerre creates a witty take on a candle holder. The holder, of course, mimics the form of some plumbing pipe with a valve. The valve, besides looking beautiful in its industrial simplicity, actually serves a purpose in that it is used as the handle for the candle, meaning you will never get hot wax […]

The Flamenco Chair

Here is an item that I think breached a curatorial focus in me, and I’ve decided to show it anyway. It does not seem terribly innovative. It’s not particularly clever. It doesn’t use materials in a striking and unexpected way. Really, the only reason I have shown this chair, the Flamenco Chair, is because I […]

Salvatore Ferragamo White Pump with Mosaic Heal: A Break from Tradition

I have been contemplating giving who I am and everything I do in life a catchy tag line that will help an audience identify with me. Design Crack, as of yet, has no tag line. It pretty much explains itself, I think, with the mental visual of a design object that is irresistibly addictive- thus, […]

Peter Zumthor Bruder Klaus Chapel: Sublime, Powerful Beauty

I’ve always been a fan of the work of Peter Zumthor. And a recent article that I’ve read in Icon Magazine has reinvigorated the joy that I get in his work. This work in particular, the Bruder Klaus Chapel, has inspired me to go to souther Germany to see this work in person. Rarely do […]

Emilio Pucci Wood Clutch Purse: Modern Art as Fashion Accessory

Now that another fashion week in New York has passed, all my future fashion posts for the next several weeks are going to be old news. So, if you really want to stay on top of the latest fashion trends, then this may be the wrong blog. If, however, you are simply in the mood […]

Self Healing Tape: Finally, a way to break something without breaking anything

I recently covered the fun and innovative Nature V2.0 chair by Dream Me a Sheep which is so clever in itself. But the designers at dream me a sheep are constantly finding smart and witty ways to reintroduce old product concepts. One of their recent designs is Self Healing Tape. It’s a new take on […]

Funky Shoe: Peu by Camper

I only include this shoe on the site for Camper’s design innovation concerning it’s shoe string. The name of the shoe is Peu and it has that characteristic Camper look. But the shoe is just so much easier to put on with its one elastic shoe string, that it makes me wonder why shoes have […]