Umbrella Stand by Take Care

Take Care’s Umbrella Stand brings a little piece of nature into your home. Granted, the image of the stand shows a green grass growing in it which might be impossible, but I’m sure house plants could easily survive in the planter as well. The concept is pretty smart though: the residual water from the stand […]

The Iris Coffe Table by Michael Bihain

I recently covered a chair by Michael Bihain which I liked, but this piece I love. It feels like an instant classic. Why? First because it’s so simple. It is a single piece of plate steel or laser cut into shape and bent precisely into its final form resembling an iris. It’s iconic, easy to […]

Knife Hooks by TC Studio

I love the playful stories that come to mind when you install a number of knife hooks into your wall. For instance, you could tell people that you were attacked by a blind knife thrower who left all these knives in your wall, and when you left them there in your walls as a memento […]

Doc System Furniture a Genius Idea for Small Spaces

This has to be one of the most useful pieces of furniture I’ve seen in a long while. It’s called the Doc System, and it folds from a sofa into a bunk bed. I’m, of course, being heavily biased because of the recent arrival of my first child. Here’s the deal, my wife and I […]

Prosthes by Form Us With Love (FUWL)

Form Us With Love (FUWL) have about the freshest stuff out there. This piece, called Prosthes, for instance. It consists of one simple powder coated piece. You bring its meaning to it by whatever you add. You want a coat rack? add some long sticks. You want a bench? add some short sticks and a […]

Retainer Necklace by Kiel Mead at Areaware

Gold teeth have become so pas·sé these days that who wants to wear them anymore? Not to mention, if you are a young rapper, say eleven years old, you are going to want to wear something more appropriate to your age demographic while still retaining a high level of bling. And speaking of “retaining”, how […]

USB Concepts by dialog05

USB Concepts by dialog05 mixes conceptual art, USB technology, and hint of iPod sensibility. The concept are pretty straightforward: take some USB memory and wrap something visually challenging around the device. Then, finish off the device with the cute, blue USB universal icon for credibility. There are a number of concepts that dialog05 has created. […]

Keep your Guests Guessing with the Gold Door Stop by Arik Levy

Have you ever wanted to give a girl the impression that you were richer than you really were because you thought that would help you get in her pants? Lord knows I have. But sometimes when impressing a girl with your wealth requires more subtle means than just waxing poetic about your yacht. That’s when […]

Army Trash by Gerhardt Kellermann

What do do with old weapons? Turn them in to luxury fashion accessories, of course! This was the concept that Gerhardt Kellermann adopted when he created his highly refined collection of recycled weaponry: Army Trash. Just take a grenade, defuse it (I’m assuming) paint it with gold and pink enamel, bejewel it with the finest […]

What Would a Chandelier Look Like if Were Overtaken by Spiders?

Marcel Wanders, uber designer of the past five years, has created this recent addition to the stable of fantastic, high-concept lights for Flos.  The concept is to take an old school chandelier and treat it as it were in a haunted house with some overzealous spiders which had made the most lethal web imaginable. The […]