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 […]

Tubes by Tsunami Glassworks

Tubes by Tsunami Glassworks was one of the highlights of ICFF for me. I’m a sucker for contemporary glass design, and this work surpassed all others in my opinion. Each piece in Tubes is hand blown and finished, and each piece has its own character and hue. When all pieces are assembled to make a […]

The Dosh All-Polymer Wallet Doesn’t Leave You All Wet

A couple of weeks ago, Dosh sent me an anoucment to me. I spent some time on the site, and I must admit that I really like the wallet. The designers of the product have developed a clear and compelling site to promote their product which I think on its own might have been overlooked. […]

The 23/6 Mobile PC by Antenna Design for Fujitsu

This is a prototype design from a firm called Antenna Design for a new type of laptop. It’s basically made of three leaves that fold together to create a much smaller area than the current laptops, but the advantage to this design is the user would have a full size keyboard, which I love. Antenna, […]

Cone Speakers by Broberg Ridderstrale

I’m always on the hunt for items that are designed in such a way that you can’t quite tell what they are unless someone tells you. The Cone Speakers by Broberg Ridderstrale are one of these items. I mean, OK, sure there are wires coming out of the back of them, but the speakers lay […]

The Carlos Night Light by Kathleen Walsh

There is not much to say about the Carlos Nightlight that probably already hasn’t been said. I’m imagining what designer Kathleen Walsh was thinking when she set forward on her journey to make a night light in the form of a Chihuahua with a cone around it’s head. My guess is it’s a tribute to […]

PikNik by Dirk Wynants and Xavier Lust

The PikNik Table by Dirk Wynants and Xavier Lust is an incredibly simple design move. It’s made from a massive 10mm aluminum sheet cut in half. The sheet is then laser cut and formed to give it structure. One of the beauties of this piece is its simple wave gestures at the base and at […]

Van Amburgh by Sam Johnson

Object: Van Amburgh Designer: Sam Johnson URL: http://www.thorstenvanelten.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $80 Lust Factor: Warm Description: Here’s a couple of items from Thorsten van Elten… Van Amburgh is like a black diamond that you can sit on. The gray poly body is lightweight and stackable. I find it to be the perfect touch […]

concrete shuttering by Established and Sons

Object: Concrete Shuttering Designer: Established and Sons URL: http://www.mattermatters.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $6,785 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Concrete Shuttering is a shelving product that pushes the trend: “I am not as I seem”. In Established and Sons’ take on this they have created what would probably be made from a wood caracass and […]

The Resin Filled Teardrop Vase by Derek Chen

Object: The Resin Filled Teardrop Vase Manufacturer: Derek Chen URL: www.greenergrassdesign.com Category: Tchotchke Price: $ 110 Lust Factor: Warm Description: I bought one of Derek Chen’s vases about two years ago, and I’ve found that I look at it each and ebery day. I even touch it because the resin he uses to construct this […]