Darlin: A Magnetic Salt and Pepper Shaker for Lovers by Susanna Vesalainen

Finnish Designer, Susanna Vesalainen, created this ceramic salt and pepper shaker for a competition this year sponsored by DesignBoom. The salt and pepper shaker is comprised of two ceramic halves held together by a magnet that sits in the middle of each half and attracts both sides to each other creating a perfect fit. The […]

The Chicago Spire by Santiago Calatrava

Famed Spanish Architect, Santiago Calatrava, known for such buildings as the recent Milwaukee Art Museum, has moved further down the lake to Chicago to create what might be his most enduring work in a long career of enduring works. This one is not as flashy or anthropomorphic as his previous buildings, but it has one […]

The Aurea HDTV by Philips: A new Paradigm in Television Experience

Philips, one of the most innovative companies in the world, has taken a big leap of faith with their new Aurea HDTV. This is no ordinary 1980 x 1080p LCD HDTV. No. It adds two dimensions to the viewing experience that I think are unique with these types of televisions. First, the Aurea is surrounded […]

Burberry offers an extremely exciting fall winter 07/08 collection

I’ve increasingly been looking at fashion lately, and call me conservative: I love the Burberry collection for this upcoming season. Burberry, as you may know, was a brand that only catered to preppy Hampton sows for years and years. It ranked up there with Ralph Lauren in yawn factor. Today, Burberry has reinvented itself by […]

The Lucifer Match Striker by Clement Eloy

I’ve featured Clement Eloy tons of times on this blog. I’ve never met him or even spoken to him, but I like his design cleverness. He’s always looking for an edge to something such as his laptop power source / foot warmers or his hot doll (don’t ask, just look). Yet another edgy, smart design […]

Orchid by Christian Flindt

About five years ago I bought my first orchid. It was a type of Cattleya with purple and pink striped leaves. It looked very exotic because there were tendrils from the flowers petals that twisted down an inch or two creating a sort of plant peyos. This was not a simple store-bought orchid but one […]

The Symphony Bench by OFS

OFS is a stodgy, boring, but also very capable furniture manufacturer based in the heart of the U.S., Huntingburg Indiana. It’s like one of those companies that is probably a Bershire Hathaway company. It’s deeply seeded in it’s all bread and butter, go to church on Sundays, have a night out at the movies with […]

W’Duck: A Restaurant Whose Mind Is In The Toilet

click to enlarge W’Duck is more than just a noise you make when you slip into a bath tub. It’s also a restaurant in Portugal that has boldly chosen their theme to be a huge bathroom. The restaurant owners did not chince out when they went for this theme, either. You want to eat dinner […]

Jellyfish Sonic by kota nezu of CO/EX

To the best of my knowledge, the Jellyfish Sonic is never going to make it to mass production, which is a real shame. This is a table straight out of War of the Worlds. The table top is a bulbous, alien shape that is made of a clear plastic. Encased in the plastic hovers two […]

Meridienne by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois

I recently went into a Roche Bobois showroom in San Francisco, and I was impressed with this piece called the Meridienne. How do I put this without seeming crass… it’s a sex chair. Or, maybe I just had sex on my mind, because when I saw this chair I couldn’t help but think of all […]