Smoke Chair by Ugly Home, Paris

A trend that has been going ’round is to blacken baroque design objects. I seem to recall that is started by blackening crystal chandeliers and sconces. Not too long after this, I noticed this chair at a few different shops. This chair goes to a bit more of an extreme to give the chair a […]

The Star Vent Hood by Elica

When I first saw this, I thought to myself: “This is the most beautiful light fixture I’ve seen in ages.” To my complete suprise, I found that this light was actually a kitchen vent hood. The light is nothing less than a jewel. Yes, it does look a bit like a disco ball, but the […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Shell Bag by Judy Geib

Object: Engina mendicaria Shell Bag Designer: Judy Geib URL: http://www.judygeibplusalpha.com Category: Fashion Price: $2,500 – 5,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Sew Shells into bags. End of story…but wow! What craftsmanship! What obsession! What Style! If you buy one of these handbags, you will be purchasing something that is guaranteed to go up in value.

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Ring by Tobias Wong

Object: Ring Designer: Tobias Wong URL: http://www.brokenoff.com/tobias.html Category: Fashion Price: $500-5,000 depending upon material Lust Factor: Warm Description: Tobias Wong has created a deeply personal and poetic ring where the diamond is encased on the inside of the ring rather than on top of the ring. The diamond contacts the skin, and only the wearer […]

Track Bike by Mercian and Paul Smith

Object: Track Bike Designer: Mercian and Paul Smith URL: www.mercian.com Category: Sports and Recreation Price: $4,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Paul Smith Bike manufactured by Mercian is true design crack. Paul Simth is what I consider to be the Tommy Hilfiger of the UK. That is, he takes an interesting fashion concept, like the […]

Design Mart: Either Oar dining table by &made

Object: Either Oar dining table Designer: &made URL: http://www.and-made.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $2500-5000 Lust Factor: Warm Description: To Celebrate the London Design Museum’s exhibition, Design Mart, I am including several of their up-and-coming designers they have showcased. For more information about the exhibition, go to www.designmuseum.org &made’s design dining table design, Either Oar, […]

Design Mart: Baleen by Viable

Object: Baleen Designer: Viable URL: http://www.viablelondon.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $2500-5000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: To Celebrate the London Design Museum’s exhibition, Design Mart, I am including several of their up-and-coming designers they have showcased. For more information about the exhibition, go to www.designmuseum.org Viable is a fascintaing collective of designers based in London […]

Chair by Tendo Ply

Object: Chair Manufacturer: Tendo Ply URL: http://tendo-ply.jp/ Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $4,800 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. Need a solid chair for your living room? I’ve got it! You will need […]

Yugen Table by Itoki

Object: Yugen Dining Table Manufacturer: Itoki URL: http://www.itoki.jp Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $4000 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. The Yugen table by Itoki is maybe the most agile dining table I’ve […]

Droog Designer: The Porkring by Ted Noten

Object: The Porkring Manufacturer: Ted Noten URL: http://www.tednoten.com/porkstock/ Category: Fashion Price: $3,000 +/- Lust Factor: Hot Description: Ted Noten brings a fresh wit to his products, and the Porkring is no exception. The Porkring concept is pretty deep. The price of the ring is based off of the cost of gold in a very literal […]