Lesauskas: Bintoy

Bintoy is one of dozens of objects that this designer has created that makes new uses of everyday objects. many of the experiments are brilliant, like the bintoy. Many concepts fall flat. But the key here is experiment, prototype, and release to the world. Lesauskas.lt | Projects.

A Smarter Sink Trap

Clearly a better sink trap design – Core77. “Another Sign that the Construction Industry is Behind the Times” was my original article name, but it was a bit too long. Why would I say this? As an architect who has spent a great deal of time in the field trying to save my client money, […]

Doo The Dishes by French Paper

I got a tip from a company called French Paper. They alerted me to their beutiful wood prints that they make, but I’m enamoured with their Doo the Dishes collection of sexy silhouettes printed on plates and backed by a touch of baroque sensibility. It’s rare that I’ve fantisized about a silhouette much less plateware, […]

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 […]

Goodbye Fly by Gulio Lachetti: Commemorate Milan by Killing Flies

Milan has an extremely intricate pattern that makes up its central city. Roads thousand of years old crisscross with modern freeways and light rail tracks. Now you will always be reminded of walking those crooked side streets by whacking a couple of flies.

Waldo/45 Table and Benches by James Burleigh

I was eating an everlasting gobbstopper today. Maybe you remember this candy? It is a candy that has a beautiful, shiny candy coating and within the coating are the multicolored strata of candy goodness. I’m not sure why, exactly, but the Waldo/45 table by James Burleigh when I saw it immediately transported me to 9am […]

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 […]

Bel Air by Mathieu Lehanneur

Let’s face it. We live in a toxic world. Everything we build our home out of or bring our home into is constantly off gassing toxins. Then along comes Bel Air, a product proposal by Mathieu Lehanneur. He proposes with Bel Air to create a new type of air purifier by expertly selecting plants that […]

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 […]