Hand Grenade Lamp by piet houtenbos

I was browsing Unica Home’s website a couple of days ago looking for cool stuff (as always) when I found this. BTW, Unica Home is Located in Las Vegas, and they probably have the best collection of amazing home furnishings anywhere. So next time you feel the urge to gamble, make a side trip to […]

Tire Lounge Chair by Millegomme Collective

The Lounge Chair by the Millegomme (Italian for ‘thousand chairs) Collective is just one of dozens of fascinating creations fade out of old tires. The way Millegomme works is to bring social awareness to the problem of used tires by staging events throughout the world where they gather communities together to make useful objects out […]

Cheerharan Toilet Paper by Design Temple

I’m sitting here at my couch, and quite honestly I cannot concentrate at all because there are pigeons cooing outside of my window and it’s driving me crazy. So, instead of writing a bunch of useless babble because I can’t focus, I would like to present to you a product that speaks for itself: toilet […]

Razor Blade Pendant by Arash and Kelly

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of NIKE shoes. So, when I saw this pendant available at the Arash and Kelly design store, I just had to have it. It’s a pendant using the (most likely) trademarked NIKE phrase, “Just Do It”. A Phrase NIKE has used for years as a call to […]

Pint Glass by Emiko Oki

Are you a staunch beer drinker but your spouse is a wine person? Does he or she give you a hard time for being “lower class” for drinking beer? Well here’s your chance to annoy your spouse: next time he or she forces you to drink wine, stay true to your beer heritage and drink […]


Recstand is one of those products that is trying to be high design but falls short, in my opinion. What is it? It’s a plastic CD stand that comes in dozens of colors. I first noticed it in a beautiful, full paged ad in Surface Magazine. Their advertising design is beautiful as well as is […]

Balloon Lamp by Kyouei Design

Kyouei, a Japanese lighting design duo, has created an ingenious, stand-alone light with great possibilities for parties. It’s called the Balloon Lamp. It’s comprised of a plastic shaft to house the LED light source, a flat lithium battery, and a hook to hang the light. You can choose any balloon you like for the light […]

Handful of Plates by Alissia Melka Teichroew

I get excited when a designer creates a new typology for a product category, and that’s exactly what Alissia Melka Teichroew with her design Handful of Plates. The execution is pretty simple: take a standard plate and squeeze it up a little. The concept is deep: ” How the heck do I eat this soft […]

ID 40 2006: Pillow Cover by Groovisions

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Groove Visions is a Tokyo based design collective with a cool little store […]

“Oh You’re So Beautiful” Mirror by Joop Steenkamer jr.

“Mirror, mirror. On the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” Now, you are every time you use this mirror. No, this isn’t some sort of clever Time Magazine cover, but a simple word of encouragement when you use the mirror: “Oh, you’re so Beautiful.”. I commend the designer for making a product that is […]