The Aurea HDTV by Philips: A new Paradigm in Television Experience

Philips, one of the most innovative companies in the world, has taken a big leap of faith with their new Aurea HDTV. This is no ordinary 1980 x 1080p LCD HDTV. No. It adds two dimensions to the viewing experience that I think are unique with these types of televisions. First, the Aurea is surrounded […]

The Illoiha Climbing Gym Explores the Childlike Joy of Climbing Over Fine Furniture

The Illoiha spa and Gym in Tokyo explores a number of fun and interesting concepts in pampering and working out, not the least of which is this climbing gym. This climbing space designed by Nendo Akihiro is made of a number of baroque pieces of furniture, mantles, and picture frames built to a high durability […]

Self Healing Tape: Finally, a way to break something without breaking anything

I recently covered the fun and innovative Nature V2.0 chair by Dream Me a Sheep which is so clever in itself. But the designers at dream me a sheep are constantly finding smart and witty ways to reintroduce old product concepts. One of their recent designs is Self Healing Tape. It’s a new take on […]

Saanen Table by Philippe Cramer

I will file this wood and clear acrylic coffee table in my YANRO file. YANRO, of course, stands for Yet Another Noguchi Rip Off.  If you’re wondering who Noguchi is and don’t care then please leave this site immediately and don’t come back. If you’ve heard your high-brow friends throw Isamu Noguchi’s name around at […]

Claim(p) by Maya Goldblum

I have been cordially invited by 2Modern to do a weekly guest blog which I’m extremely excited about. As I was reviewing the posts in this blog trying to find what my niche might be, I was blown away by the the depth and diversity of the blog. I find Design Crack similar in nature […]

Eyeglasses by Sara Eliris for Mikli

Mikli is a glasses company that is not afraid to let their designers experiment. I have chosen to show probably the most conservative piece in their stable of designs. This pair I’m showing above is unique in that it’s clear plastic, but the shape is still defined by the black inlay. I could not find […]

Blue Pyramid Bracelet by Mark Jacobs: Ethereal Superchunky

Have you ever wanted to wear something that looked like it came from an ancient alien civilization?  Your only choices in the past were pretty much either a Halloween costume store, where most of the items are made from some Chinese rubber that smells as if you wore it too long you might get cancer […]

The floating frame BA4 by Alias

I was in an airport a few weeks ago, and I sat in one of these floating frame BA4s by Alias, and damn, was it comfortable! The design is simple and beautiful, but maybe not crack-like. I’m not addicted to this item like I am so many others, but when you can fall asleep for […]

Carrie on Bike by Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm is a company that finds and creates great Scandinavian design, and they’ve been doing so since 1992. They probably have dozens of designed products that I could easily show on this site, but I’d like to start with a bike basket called Carrie. This piece gets to me because, as a daily […]

The Lucifer Match Striker by Clement Eloy

I’ve featured Clement Eloy tons of times on this blog. I’ve never met him or even spoken to him, but I like his design cleverness. He’s always looking for an edge to something such as his laptop power source / foot warmers or his hot doll (don’t ask, just look). Yet another edgy, smart design […]