Stack by Shay Alaklay and Raw Edges for Established & Sons

I remember back in college the first time I ever saw a Rem Koolhaas house. I cannot remember the name of the house, now, but it was built for a wheelchair bound man and his wife. The house seemed simple enough at first glance, but it always seemed odd to me. Much later, I realized […]

Blu Dot Chicago 3 Box Shelf

Blu Dot Chicago 3 Box Shelf The 8 Box’s smaller sibling. Part of Blu Dot’s critically-acclaimed Chicago collection, this substantial shelf is simply and solidly constructed of thick wood and powder-coated steel tubes. Classic styling makes it fit with anything from mid-century modern classics to today’s contemporary pieces. Available in cherry or maple veneer or […]

OFFI Duoplane CD Shelf

OFFI Duoplane CD Shelf These colorful wall-mounted shelves can be installed vertically or horizontally. They are perfect for the tight spot in the bathroom, and they work well in in groups of 3 or 4. One Duoplane Shelf holds 75 CDs.

Up Yours Ashtray by Jean Marc Gady

If you’ve read this blog from the beginning, you know I have a propensity to write about things finished in gold, ashtrays, and witty titles of design objects. This piece brings all three of my loves together in the golden “Up Yours” Ashtray. It gives a big fuck you to all the smokers out there […]

Handpresso: Make Espresso While Getting a Workout

Handpresso, available at Charles and Marie, is your ticket to never being stuck on a back country hiking trail without a good shot of espresso easily available. I used to carry something called a Jetboil. My friends raved about this thing, so I had to have one. And as it promises, the Jetboil boils water […]

Perch Ergonomic Furniture for Primary Schools by Simon Dennehy

Perch, a furniture concept by Simon Dennehy, is one of those aha! ideas that you wonder why you have not seen this concept sooner. The Perch system is comprised of a table and a chair that have been expertly contoured to meet a massively lacking area of furniture design. There is an endless host of […]

Circumflex Accent Chair by Zoe Mowat

Zoe Mowat has come up with something I find quite special. Her Circumflex accent chair is a perfect triumvirate of steel, cast plastic, and walnut which creates something that is forward thinking and yet retains an old-world richness. Usually, when I see chairs like this they’re either too clumsy or look like a robot made […]

MKD Outdoor Furniture

MKD Outdoor appeals to the anyone who grew up playing with an erector set. Their furniture is made up of dozens of parts and pieces and fit together elegantly into a perfect symphony. The furniture is quite elegant, but it certainly appeals to anyone who might have more of a fetish for industrial machinery. MKD […]

Periodic Table by One and Co for Council Design: Fourty Two Grand of Pure Luxury

Back in Early 2007, Council Design came out with a fabulous new collection they called “Optimism“. At that time, they were just prototyping the periodic table which they showed on their website for a while. But Derek Chen, owner of Council Design, had not yet perfected the table which he had commissioned from design superstars […]

Die Electric by Scott Amron

Scott Amron sent me a link to his Die Electric project months ago, and I loved it so much that I wrote a post about it and but somehow it was lost in the ether. Finally, I’m back on the case: Die Electric is a play on dialectic mixed with a little die and a […]