Dell XPS

Object: XPS M2010 Designer: Dell URL: http://www.dell.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $3,000-5,000 Lust Factor: Warm Description: The concept is to create a hybrid laptop-desktop computer, and I feel Dell has succeeded at least in aesthetics and convenience. It’s convenient because it has a large 17″ screen and a built-in handle and all the power of […]

Salon Table by Gijs kaayk

I really hope I don’t hear from this designer about this (because I seem to get a lot of ego searches where they find their product here on my site). This will be one product that I can’t fully recommend because its ugly. In fact, all of Gijs’ designs are ugly, but not in a […]

The Dutch Tub

Object: The Dutch Tub Manufacturer: The Dutch Tub URL: http://www.dutchtub.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $6000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Dutch Tub is one of those ingenious ideas where you wonder, ” Why has no-one thought of this before?” It’s a bit like an old-fashioned wood fired hot tub, but it uses a bit […]

Luminous Sheep by And Design Japan

Object: Luminous Sheep Designer: AndDesign URL:http://www.anddesign.jp Category: Tchotchke Price: $contact designer Lust Factor: Warm Description: Each season ( I believe ), And Design chooses a theme and then builds a series of products around that theme. This year, their theme is “borders”. As you can see from the luminous sheep, an object that collects sun […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Neocon West 2006 by Panelite

Object: Neocon West 2006 Exhibit Designer: Panelite URL: http://www.e-panelite.com/ Category: Architecture Price: $varies widely by project Lust Factor: Warm Description: This was Panelite showing of at Neocon West this year. Panelite makes the plastic panels that were used to create this glowing sofa. Neocon, is the most important American interior design expo. The event happens […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Gradient by Ransmeier & Floyd

Object: Gradient Designer: Ransmeier & Floyd URL: http://www.ransmeierfloyd.com/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $? Lust Factor: Warm Description: This is definitely one of those ideas that people said, ” Why didn’y anyone think of this before?”. Or that’s what I said. I hate drying racks, however this one gets to me because of its ingenious […]

iPod Clip by Wolf Udo Wagner

Object: iPod Clip Designer: Wolf Udo Wagner URL: http://charlesandmarie.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $33 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The iPod Clip speaks for itself. It’s a laser cut piece of acrylic which is brought to an ungodly shine. It looks absolutely gorgeous which begs the question: ” Do I need a scratch protector for my […]

War Bowl by MosleymeetWilcox

Object: War Bowl Designer: mosleymeetswilcox URL: http://www.thorstenvanelten.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $180 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The concept is simple and brilliant: melt a bunch of toys in a wok just enough that they form a bowl. The toy of choice is an army soldier. I had a number of these soldiers as a […]

Van Amburgh by Sam Johnson

Object: Van Amburgh Designer: Sam Johnson URL: http://www.thorstenvanelten.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $80 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Here’s a couple of items from Thorsten van Elten… Van Amburgh is like a black diamond that you can sit on. The gray poly body is lightweight and stackable. I find it to be the perfect touch […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Napali Kayak by Clear Blue Hawaii

Object: Napali Kayak Designer: Clear Blue Hawaii URL: http://www.clearbluehawaii.com Category: Sports and Recreation Price: $See Website Lust Factor: Warm Description: 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 […]