N-7 Table by Casamania

N-7 is another beautifully built table that takes on the current trend of what I call origami or faceted design. Where did this trend start? I seem to recall a modern building in Hong Kong built about twenty years ago that sort of kicked off this trend in my mind. Since then, I’ve seen so […]

The Origin Washstand by Nothing Design Group

The concept of  The Origin Washstand by Nothing Design Group kind of hits you over the head with a beautifully sculpted river rock with the strength of its metaphor. But as literal as its form is pulled from nature, there is no denying that being able to control a faucet with something as simple as […]

BKLYN Designs: Vexell

This Sunday, I attended BKLYN Designs in the Dumbo Neighborhood of Brooklyn and was impressed with the level of craft by the offerings. Over the next few days, I hope to feature a few of the most exciting small companies I observed. Today, I’d like to mention Vexell. Vexell’s furniture, as was the case of […]

1 Year Ago at Design Crack: Riddled by Steven Holl

From time to time, I like to pull out pieces from the archives that I’ve found particularly beautiful. This is one of my favorites from December 2006. Enjoy! Horm is unlike any furniture company I know of. This company has hired a gaggle of famous architects as their designers. One piece I love is Steven […]

Peter Zumthor Bruder Klaus Chapel: Sublime, Powerful Beauty

I’ve always been a fan of the work of Peter Zumthor. And a recent article that I’ve read in Icon Magazine has reinvigorated the joy that I get in his work. This work in particular, the Bruder Klaus Chapel, has inspired me to go to souther Germany to see this work in person. Rarely do […]

East Beach Cafe by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick created this beach side cafe in Little Hampton, UK around an extremely strict design cept. The owners wanted to discourage graffiti, which was a problem in the past, by getting rid of any large expanse of flat surface on the building. But it was the building’s intention to be long and thin to […]

Samsonite Black Label Vintage Collection

I sometimes cover luggage. I’m just attracted to the architectural quality I guess. Ever since I covered a $20,000 suitcase designed by Frog Design as one of my very first posts, I’ve been on the hunt for the next ultimate case. This is not it. However, for $600 it is a darn good alternative. The […]

The Seitz 6×17 Digital Large Format Camera

The Seitz 6×17 digital large format camera is something that needs to be seen to be believed. It is, quite honestly, the most amazing digital camera ever made. Where do I start? Well first, the construction of this camera is unparalleled. The body is made from aluminum billets that are hand tooled into the final […]

Dinner Set by Finding Cheska

Finding Cheska’s work really went over well last time I presented it. They produce a lung shaped ashtray that is artistic, refined, beautiful, and probably most importantly, ironic. However, the majority of Finding Cheska’s work does not hold such great irony. It’s just straight ahead beautiful. Like this dinner set. It consists of dinner plate, […]

Gyanze Amp and Speakers

I now issue the challenge for today: if you know any possible way to buy these mythical iPod speakers, then let me know. I honestly doubt that these speakers exist. I’ve even read about them in magazines (our print friend who supposedly checks facts) and still I can’t find these speakers anywhere. So what’s the […]