Fallen Log Centerpiece by Jeff Zimmerman

Object: Fallen Log Centerpiece Designer: Jeff Zimmerman URL: http://www.steuben.com 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: The Cut Chair by BLOKmeubel

Object: Cut Chair Designer: BLOKmeubel URL: http://www.blokmeubel.nl/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $1,400 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 […]

Lamp/Lamp by 100%

Object: Lamp/Lamp Manufacturer: 100per URL: http://www.100per.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $30 Lust Factor: Warm Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. Lamp/Lamp is another very simple idea from 100 Per, but their execution is so sublime, […]

Sakurasaku Glass by 100%

Object: Sakurasaku Glass Manufacturer: 100per URL: http://www.100per.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $20 Lust Factor: Warm Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. OK, so what. This is a glass. Well, this is the first glass that […]

Droog Designer: Praq Restaurant Dish Table by Tjep

Through January, the Museum of Arts and Design will be hosting an exhibit on the Netherlands’ Droog Design titled “Simply Droog”. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll spotlight some of my favorite design objects from the Droog Designers. I also highly suggest browsing the comprehensive list of links located in the sitemap. Object: Dishtable […]

Millionaire Fair Finds: Schonbek Crystal Chandeliers

This week marks the annual Millionaire Fair, this year held in Moscow: home to 60,000 Millionaires and 30 Billionaires (The highest concentration in the world). All week, I will be reporting finds from the Fair on more obscure companies that cater to the super rich. What categories of design are on the lists of the […]

The Lexus LS

Object: The Lexus LS Manufacturer: Lexus URL: http://www.lexus.com Category: Automotive Price: $61,000-71,000 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Why did I choose to mention this car? Because this car offers the highest amount of luxury for the lowest price. This automobile has reclining rear seats, the highest level of safety system, extremely clever mobile telephony, sensitive climate […]

The Freitag Store, Zurich

Object: The Freitag Store, Zurich Manufacturer: Freitag URL: http://www.freitag.ch/ Category: Sports and Recreation Price: $250,000-500,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Freitag Messanger Bag is all about recycling “useless” refuse into a finely built product. Their flagship store is no different in its sensibility. It’s thinness scares me coming from California earthquake country. But there is […]

The CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas

Object: CCTV Headquarters Designer: Rem Koolhaas URL(video): http://www.digischool.nl/ckv2/video/koolhaas1.wmv Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $ 1 billion+ Lust Factor: Warm Description: This building is under construction in Beijing, and marks the centerpiece of what hopes to be a 300 tower central business district in Beijing. Rather than go into details, I’ll distill why this design is […]

The 2008 Dodge Challenger

Object: The 2008 Challenger Manufacturer: Dodge URL(unofficial): http://www.dodgechallenger.com/ Category: Automotive Price: $25,000-35,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: I have not owned a car in years, and I never intend to own a car again. However, I cannot deny the beauty of a well designed automobile. The Dodge Challenger is one of my new favorites. If you […]