DoNuts by Dirk Wynants

Let me point you in the direction of probably the most innovative furniture company on the planet: Extremis. Extremis is a Belgian design house where cleverness is the top priority. For instance, Dirk Wynants’ DoNuts picnic table is the result of asking , ” Wouldn’t it be nice if I had a place to eat […]

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 […]

giant sketch by rob teeters

Object: giant sketch Designer: rob teeters URL: http://www.mattermatters.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $800 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Holy hell! That is one thick sketchbook! 4000 pages to be exact. This sketchbook tests your concept of seating because, as the retailer Matter claims, this should actually be used as a seat or table. I like […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Woofer speakers by CULTIVATE

Object: Woofer speakers Designer: CULTIVATE URL: http://www.cultivate.nl Category: Consumer Technology Price: $750 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 […]

Barneys Find: Lizzie’s Love by FettY

Object: Lizzie’s Love Manufacturer: FettY URL: http://www.barneys.com Category: Fashion Price: $685 Lust Factor: Hot Description: FettY is not affraid to be playful. The Lizzie’s Love necklace is a take on Lizzie Borden’s object of mass murder, the hatchet. FettY renders the hatchet in gold and diamonds, and adds a broken heart charm for kicks. I […]

IQlight by Bald and Bange

Object: IQlight Manufacturer: Bald and Bang URL: http://www.bald-bang.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $500+ Lust Factor: Hot 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 IQlight is a sign of the times. Wait! It’s 33 years old […]

The Nokia N93

Object: The N93 Manufacturer: Nokia URL: http://www.nokia.com Category: Consumer Technology Price: $699 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Why I love the Nokia N93: a 3.2 megapixel camera IN THE PHONE! a 480 x 640 movie capability, 2 GB of memory, highly integrated with Flickr and other online stuff, comes with Adobe premiere elements which is about […]

The Nike Plus iPod Running System

Object: The Nike+ iPod Running System Manufacturer: Nike ipod URL: http://www.nike.com/nikeplus/ Category: Sports and Recreation Price: $500+ Lust Factor: Warm Description: A lot of people have written this up, but I can’t help but mention this awesome piece of equipment. Why do I like it so? It creates a competitive videogame like environment around something […]

The Duomo Hotel, Rimini by Ron Arad

Object: The Duomo Hotel, Rimini Designer: Ron Arad URL: http://www.duomohotel.com/ Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $300-1,000 per night Lust Factor: Warm Description: The hotel is a new member of the Design Hotels chain. I find these hotels to be a bit like yuppie Disneyland, which is a bad thing. However, one of the joys of […]