ARCHI-ZINES- The ultimate confluence of coolness

Here is a confluence of two of my favorite fetishes: architecture and zines. This has inspired me to create my own pamphlet on architecture coming out this spring called Bikitechture where I chronicle buildings by bike. Any ideas for stories? ARCHI-ZINES.

Designer profile: Studio LIBERTINY

The work of Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny, a Slovakian-born designer based in the Netherlands, can best be described as obsessive-compulsive. But this complete devotion to his craft also leads to his profound and moving design experiments. As an example, he has recently created a Bic stained cabinet which gets its hue from collecting hundreds of Bic […]

arik levy makes a book brush

Arik Levy’s products are always witty and often times pure genius. The book brush is not genius. It’s not even particularly useful. But something about their combination is so fun it’s like watching a bad Frankenstein movie. ‘book brush’ by arik levy

juxtaposed: religion by mike & maaike

Juxtaposed: religion is called by blankblank, the producers of this shelf, a curated bookshelf. They have brought together the most important religious texts and displayed the in perfect balance and harmony. This is the perfect gift for those family members who are wearing a pink sheet one day and a yarmulka the next. Unfortunately, at […]

DecisionPaper by Paradoxy Products

I recently received an email from this company: Paradoxy Products.  I believe they were writing to make me aware of their chess set, but to be honest I only wanted to write about their DecisionPaper. What is it? It’s a note pad with a cut directly in the middle of the paper. What does it […]

AnAtomic Factory: Milk Gone Bad

Anatomic Factory recently introduced their fantastic lamp series: Milk Gone Bad. WHen the light is off, this simple paper lamp looks like a generic, white milk carton. When the light is on, the carton transforms into a three dimensional canvas that Anatomic Factory has expertly printed with the brightly colored stylings of Bombo. Genius.:AnAtomic Factory: […]

Cities Wall Decoration Collection by Granada Design

Granada Design has created a collection of inexpensive wall art that give props to your favorite internationally loved cities. Of course, my city by the bay, San Francisco, has not made the initial collection which is not doing much for me. But outside of personal prejudices, this simple wall art is striking, fun, thoughtful typographical […]

Green Week: The Matt Gagnon Recycled Paper Side Table

Matt Gagnon, a Brooklyn based designer and manufacturer, has created his side table out of Homasote. This material is made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper. The board is only about as thick as plywood, so the pieces are cut out, shaped, then bolted together. The piece is finished off with linseed oil and accented with […]

Laptop Case by Giles Miller of The Farm

I noticed this post on the Inhabitat blog recently, and I just wanted to point out how lovely the concept for a laptop case is. Giles Miller of The Farm has always pushed the boundaries with his experimentations on recycled cardboard, but he’s made one crucial move on this product design that will win him […]

YouTube Design: FlexibleLove – the flexible chair

Here’s a neat little chair I found on YouTube this evening. FlexibleLove is the accordion chair for those homes short on space and money. Great idea! Learn more here.