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 […]

The Earset 2 by Bang and Olufsen

Object: The Earset 2 Manufacturer: Bang and Olufsen URL: http://www.bang-olufsen.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $200 Lust Factor: Warm Description: The new Bang and Olufsen Earset 2 is everything you would expect from BO. They build this device out of black plastic and brushed aluminum to create their signature styling. Of course, the striking visual design […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: About Time by CULTIVATE

Object: About Time Designer: CULTIVATE URL: http://www.cultivate.nl Category: Consumer Technology Price: $120 Lust Factor: Hot 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 […]

Billy Reid Fall 2006 Collection

Object: Fall 2006 Collection Designer: Billy Reid URL: http://www.billyreid.com/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-500 depending on the piece Lust Factor: Hot Description: I don’t believe I have quite the same opportunity to dress as well as women. I think I’ve always been a bit listless and disappointed with men’s clothing options. Then, my co-worker, Amanda, turned […]

Portland Fashion: Adam Arnold Fall 2006

Object: Men’s and Women’s Collections Fall ’06 Designer: Adam Arnold URL: http://www.adam-arnold.com/ Category: Fashion Price: $100-500 depending on the piece Lust Factor: Hot Description: Adam Arnold is one of many very tanlented designers coming from the Portland area. Adam’s work is, what he call’s, a balance of design and construction. I like his work especially […]

Berlin Fashion: Custom Bags by Tausche

Object: The Weltenbummlerin Bag Manufacturer: Tausche URL: http://www.tausche-berlin.de Category: Fashion Price: $150 +/- Lust Factor: Warm Description: The Custom Bags built by Tausche are very similar in concept to the popular American Timbuk Designs messenger bags. There are a couple of items that set the Tausche bags apart, though. First, theses bags have some very […]

Barneys Finds: The Rotolog Wristwatch by Nixon

Object: The Rotolog Manufacturer: Nixon URL: http://www.barneys.com Category: Personal Technology Price: $250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I’m an architect, and architects are generally well behind the cusp of trends. That being said, I like the way stainless steel and walnut looks together. Yeah, so what if everyone from Wal-Mart to Pottery Barn has worn out […]

Droog Designer: Gobble Coathanger by Thomas Bernstrand

Object: Gobble Coat Hanger Manufacturer: Materia URL: http://www.materia.se/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $250 Lust Factor: Warm Description: It’s gorgeous black rubber construction allows for tons of coats to be jambed onto the rack in such a way that when full mimics a tree.

Droog Designer: The Sponge Vase by Marcel Wanders

Object: The Sponge Vase Designer: Marcel Wanders URL: www.marcelwanders.nl Category: Tchotchke Price: $100 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Marcel Wanders is a multi-talented designer who makes products that range from small vases to buildings. The Sponge Vase is an excelent example of his wit and sculptural abilities.

The Samsung K5 Portable MP3 Player

Object: The K5 Manufacturer: Samsung URL: http://www.samsung.com/sg/k5/ Category: Consumer Technology Price: $210 for 4GB Lust Factor: Warm Description: Why do I like this piece of design? The ethereal display that shows the equalizer levels. From the very begining when Kenwood popularized the car EQ about 20 years ago, I have always been attracted to the […]