Jacket from Spring 2007 Collection by Jurgen Oeltjenbruns

Don’t ask me to pronounce his name is the first thing that came to mind when I first saw the work of Jurgen Oeltjenbruns. Fortunately for me, blogs are a print media, so no pronunciation required. Once you get past the highly unmarketable name you hit the most important men’s fashion designer out there: Jurgen […]

Smoking Mitten by Tobias Wong

Tobias Wong, one of the most prolific and innovative designers I know, created this mitten way back in 2004, but I just had to include this today because the concept is as strong as ever, and I guess I just think it’s funny. Anyone who lives in a cold weather location, and likes to smoke […]

Fleur Lamp by Atsuro Ueki

Atsuro Ueki is one of those people that has boundless energy. You just want to sit the person down and say, “enough with the creativity!”. He just makes so much important stuff. A bit about Mr. Ueki: He is one of those guys, like John Maeda, who borders on vast knowledge of art and technology. […]

Lux Table by Penny Forlano for Vujj

Here is yet another item from the Swedish manufacturer Vujj. I could blog all day about the beautiful and innovative items they have produced. This one is called the Lux Table. It’s so thin it almost looks fake. How could you manufacture a table so thin and still have some structural stability? By using state […]

Sneaker by Campeggi

Object: Sneaker Manufacturer: Campeggi URL: http://www.campeggisrl.it Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $? Lust Factor: Warm Description: Campeggi is a company that focuses on new ways of experiencing furniture, and the Sneaker is one of the most innovative. It’s a combination of soft, comfy exercise ball mixed with a mini trampoline. The objective is to create […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Embroidered Dress by Maria Cornejo

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 the objects from the 87 designers that have been chosen for the event. In 2005, Maria Cornejo was a finalist […]

Berlin Fashion: Hoodie by Herb

Object: Hoodie Designer: Herb URL: http://www.a-herb.de/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Herb’s closthes are fitted in such a sexy way. The lines of the pieces are fresh and clean, but not overly flashy as to draw too much attention. The hoodie, for instance, follows a woman’s curves in such a seductive way, […]

Berlin Fashion: Dresses by Hasipop

Object: Dresses Designer: Hasipop URL: http://www.hasipop.de Category: Fashion Price: $100-250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Hasipop makes beautiful handmade dresses and skirts in a style reminiscent of 1950s America. It’s all very “Happy Days” with punk rock bent. I really wish I was more familiar with Berlin fashions of the 1950s to know if their fashion […]

Berlin Fashion: Belts by Fasten Seat Belts

Object: Belt Designer: Fasten Seat Belts URL: http://www.fastenseatbelts.com Category: Fashion Price: $100 Lust Factor: Tepid Description: This idea sort of whacks you over the head with its cleverness. The designers have taken the airplane seat belt and repurposed it for fashion. I think this product will be a winner simply because the iconic value of […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Reindeer Games by Blik

Object: Reindeer Games Designer: Blik URL: http://www.whatisblik.com Category: Tchotchke Price: $35.00 Lust Factor: Hot 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 the objects from the 87 […]