Valextra White Leather Backpack

Something moving happened to me when I saw this bag by Valextra for the first time a few weeks ago. I was flipping through the pages of Wallpaper (I think) when I saw the advertisement showing this bag. Of course, the bag was perched on a rock overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It brought me back […]

Boom Bag by GRO Design

Boom Bag is a prototype by Gro Design that combines two great accessories into an awesome final concept. It’s one part purse and one part portable iPod stereo. This is one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?!…Hey, pass me that bong, dude” moments in product design. If you look at most portable iPod […]

Sweet Home Laptop Power / Foot Warmer by Clement Eloy

OK. I wouldn’t call this product exactly “green” per se, but it does make something that is not so efficient into something useful. What I’m talking about is the laptop power / foot warmer by Clement Eloy. He’s created a design that takes your overly warm transformer that is required for every laptop to function, […]

Smittens by Wendy Feller

I’ve been combing through the latest ID Magazine and I’ve found a number of pieces that were extremely compelling. One of my favorites is Smittens by Wendy Feller. They couldn’t be more aptly named. These are mittens for couples who are smitten (sorry for the obvious observation). This seems like such unique novelty design at […]

Bretz Sofas: Possibly the Ugliest Sofas Ever Made

The website for Bretz Sofas is, and, quite honestly, you would probably need to be in a cult to own one of these pieces of furniture. Because only someone who has been brainwashed would pay thousands of dollars to buy a Bretz Sofa. They are truly the ugliest sofas I have ever seen, and […]

Laptop Sleeve by Red Maloo

Red Maloo began its existence when the company was originally asked to design a laptop case presented in 2004 at the Tokyo Ambient Lifestyle Fair. The initial design was constructed of the finest Japanese Linens and used similar design and construction as kimonos. Soon after, Maloo introduced the Red Maloo Laptop case made of a […]

Fleur Lamp by Atsuro Ueki

Atsuro Ueki is one of those people that has boundless energy. You just want to sit the person down and say, “enough with the creativity!”. He just makes so much important stuff. A bit about Mr. Ueki: He is one of those guys, like John Maeda, who borders on vast knowledge of art and technology. […]

DollyPop by Dirk Wynants

I haven’t figured out why Extremis has decided to name their sheepskin koozie “Dolly Pop” . Duh! It’s sheepskin. Who’s the most famous sheep in the world? Dolly, the cloned sheep, of course. (God, sometimes I could kick myself for being so dense.) So, if you were ever wondering what happened to the most famous […]

ID 40 2006: Pillow Cover by Groovisions

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Groove Visions is a Tokyo based design collective with a cool little store […]

Norwegian Designs: The Sacco Funny by Hareide Designmill

Object: The Sacco Funny Designer: Hareide Designmill URL: Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $Still In Prototype Lust Factor: Warm Description: The Sacco Funny is now just a prototype for the Norwegian furniture manufacturer, Ekornes. The design is a bit of a tke off of the bean bag chair refined to fit the body’s shape. […]