Flood Light by Julie Mathias & Michael Cross

Flood Light is a lamp that defies logic. It’s a lamp made from four simple elements: glass jars, light bulbs, electric cables, and water. Doesn’t anyone see anything dangerous here? Live wires and water, my mom always told me, equal an early death by electrocution. I tend to believe my mother, so I developed a […]

Riddled by Steven Holl

Horm is unlike any furniture company I know of. This company has hired a gaggle of famous architects as their designers. One piece I love is Steven Holl’s table. I’m a “star”-chitecture fanatic who has visited a number of Holl’s American buildings and observed his work with jaw-dropping awe. Now, I have an opportunity to […]

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 […]

Bottle by Hapo

Hapo is a glassware design firm that lives by a simple mantra: make glassware that is simple, comfortable, and calming as the design firm’s island home of Okinawa. The bottle Hapo has designed obviously captures this. It’s a warm tropical breeze. It’s Jimmy Buffet in glass. It’s not super stodgy.

Bombay Sapphire Martini Glass by Tomek Rygalik

You may remember several months ago that Bombay Sapphire had a competition to redesign the martini glass. Tomek Rygalik was awarded First Prize. The glass is a totally new concept in martini drinking where the stem is held from above. It looks as if it were a splash frozen in a photograph. I also imagine […]

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 […]

Seagrass Cocktail Table by DYAD

The seagrass table may be one of the first products I’ve featured that uses laser-cut steel as a manufacturing process. I’m still a bit of the fence on the use of laser cut steel simply because every time I see it used, the designer makes a figurative profile as the whole design. This gets a […]

The Star Vent Hood by Elica

When I first saw this, I thought to myself: “This is the most beautiful light fixture I’ve seen in ages.” To my complete suprise, I found that this light was actually a kitchen vent hood. The light is nothing less than a jewel. Yes, it does look a bit like a disco ball, but the […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Word Pendant by Alison Berger

Object: Word Pendant Designer: Alison Berger URL: www.pluglighting.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $check website Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is about to begin it’s 2006 Design Triennial starting December 8th and running through July 29th. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be profiling several of the objects from the […]

Lolita Chandelier by Ron Arad

In this week’s New York Times Style Magazine, they featured a short blurb about Ron Arad’s Crystal chandelier. The chandelier is a crystal spiral with LED lights embedded within the crystals. The LED lights are programmed to allow the owner to scroll messages across the chandelier. It’s absolutely gorgious, so I wanted know a bit […]