Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Vase Maker by Ron Gilad

Make any vessel a vase with Vase Maker by Ron Gilad. The Vase Maker is a magic trick in the making. Imagine the Vase Maker sitting on top of a table. On the table top is a concealed hole directly under the vase with a bucket of water inside the table directly under the hole. […]

Pinch by Jos van der Meulen

Pinch is an homage to the trees that give up their wood for the clothespins they produce. Artist Jos van der Meulen has created a sculpture where he has selected tree branches and meticulously carved from these branches perfect clothes pins.This product is a sculptural essay on green design. Pinch piece viscerally recognizes where every […]

Spikey Baby by Shin Tanaka

I’m not even exactly sure how this works, but I’ll take a stab. What Shin does is design these little folded paper characters. Then, he puts up the pattern of the folded character up on his website, so anyone can replicate his work or make their own custom Spikey Baby. He also puts up pictures […]

Grassland Tape by And Design

Object: Grassland Tape Designer: AndDesign URL:www.anddesign.jp Category: Housewares Price: $15 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The grassland tape is an attempt to capture nature in a roll of adhesive plastic. What I love about the new trend towards wall apliques is how fresh the ideas are when the amount of work to produce those ideas goes […]

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 […]

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 […]

X-Ray Hand Mirror by Helmut Newton

Object: X-Ray Hand Mirror Designer: Helmut Newton URL: www.paulsmith.co.uk Category: Fashion Price: $50 Lust Factor: Warm Description: There’s not much to say about this particular product except that I really like handmirrors, and I really like X-rays. There is nothing particularly innovative about the mirror, but I wanted it the second I saw it so…

Spoon with Pin by Lukas Huber for Faces Design

Object: Spoon with Pin Designer: Lukas Huber URL: http://www.facesdesign.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: approximately $25 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I wanted to say “hot” on this item, but I refrained because how hot could a spoon be? The spoon seems simple enough, but the concept is revolutionary: design a spoon where aromatic herbs are held […]

Lamp/Lamp by 100%

Object: Lamp/Lamp Manufacturer: 100per URL: http://www.100per.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $30 Lust Factor: Warm Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. Lamp/Lamp is another very simple idea from 100 Per, but their execution is so sublime, […]

Sakurasaku Glass by 100%

Object: Sakurasaku Glass Manufacturer: 100per URL: http://www.100per.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $20 Lust Factor: Warm Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. OK, so what. This is a glass. Well, this is the first glass that […]