ID 40 2006: Hung Table by doha chebib of Loyal Loot

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Loyal Loot is a Canadian collective of women designers one of which is […]

Brand Crack: The Gucci Dog Backpack

Gucci, along with several other luxury goods providers has realized something that I find enormously valuable to their brand. This is: Rich people have pets. And, those pets will need fashion on a higher level as well. This little pet fashion item is especially useful as well. Let’s say, you’ve just done a big day […]

Pillow by Trine Kornum

Trine Kornum’s work is extremely simple and consistent. She takes small irregularly shaped flowers cut from a soft, vibrantly colored felt, and she sews a grid through the felt flowers directly onto a linen pillow. The result is an opportunity to lay your head in a flowing field of flowers. I find her work to […]

Dots Rug by Diane Steverlynck

It’s a good thing that I don’t run a podcast about design because if I did I don’t think the work of Diane Steverlynck would ever make it simply because I could not pronounce her name correctly. I think I’d probably have to learn her name if I did podcast because her work is simply […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Embroidered Dress by Maria Cornejo

The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is about to begin it’s 2006 Design Triennial: Design Life Now starting December 8th and running through July 29th. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be profiling several of the objects from the 87 designers that have been chosen for the event. In 2005, Maria Cornejo was a finalist […]

Berlin Fashion: Hoodie by Herb

Object: Hoodie Designer: Herb URL: http://www.a-herb.de/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Herb’s closthes are fitted in such a sexy way. The lines of the pieces are fresh and clean, but not overly flashy as to draw too much attention. The hoodie, for instance, follows a woman’s curves in such a seductive way, […]

Berlin Fashion: Dresses by Hasipop

Object: Dresses Designer: Hasipop URL: http://www.hasipop.de Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Hasipop makes beautiful handmade dresses and skirts in a style reminiscent of 1950s America. It’s all very “Happy Days” with punk rock bent. I really wish I was more familiar with Berlin fashions of the 1950s to know if their fashion […]

Berlin Fashion: Winter 2006 Collection by Etikette

Object: Winter 2006 Collection Designer: Etikette URL: http://www.etikette-berlin.de/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I like this collection because it is about slight augmentations to clasic pieces using earthy colors. There are lots of browns, tans, and the like on the pants, hoodies, and jackets offered. The outstanding feature to the designs for […]

Berlin Fashion: Pumpin’ by Betty Bund

Object: Pumpin’ Designer: Betty Bund URL: http://www.bettybund.com Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Pumpin’ is a trend in Berlin, it seems. Fantastic cuffs on pants also seem to be a popular theme. This is good. I love pants that reveal themselves as something else with a touch of fabric under the cuff.

Berlin Fashion: Pumped Pants by Hazelnut

Object: Pumped Pants Designer: Hazelnut URL: http://www.hazel-nuts.com/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Pumped Pants are unlike any pants I’ve seen. They are a touch of jadpur with a cuffed ankle. I think this is the perfect high-fashion cycling pant.