Peter Zumthor Bruder Klaus Chapel: Sublime, Powerful Beauty

I’ve always been a fan of the work of Peter Zumthor. And a recent article that I’ve read in Icon Magazine has reinvigorated the joy that I get in his work. This work in particular, the Bruder Klaus Chapel, has inspired me to go to souther Germany to see this work in person. Rarely do […]

The Cocaine Ring by Lydia Courteille: The Closest Thing to Wearing Real Crack

I was recently rummaging through dozens of French design websites when I found this ring. I wish I spoke French because France has so many wonderful designers, but consistently French websites never translate any of their pages for an English audience. It’s fine if they don’t, I just wish I could read the French. Because […]

SGAE Central Office by Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio, a Madrid based architecture firm, is solidifying their place within architectural history by creating solid, monumental, and almost alien buildings that truly create a new paradigm in architecture with each building. For instance, the still under construction SGAE (the Spanish equivalent of the RIAA, blah) Central Office is unlike any building ever constructed […]

Voronoi Shelf by Marc Newson

This is one of those pieces that skirt between art and design. Marc Newson’s Voronoi Shelf looks simple enough at first glance, but after further inspection you may ask yourself: What is this thing made of? How about white Carrara Marble. I know what your thinking. I thought the same. How the F**k did Newson […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: The Cut Chair by BLOKmeubel

Object: Cut Chair Designer: BLOKmeubel URL: http://www.blokmeubel.nl/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $1,400 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the Dutch […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Pancake Rock Vase by Yksi

Object: Pancake Rock Vase Designer: Yksi URL: http://www.yksi.nl Category: Tchotchke Price: $N.F.S. Lust Factor: Warm Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the Dutch Design […]

The Karpov Chess Set

This week marks the annual Millionaire Fair, this year held in Moscow: home to 60,000 Millionaires and 30 Billionaires (The highest concentration in the world). All week, I will be reporting finds from the Fair on more obscure companies that cater to the super rich. What categories of design are on the lists of the […]