How do you use a brick?

YouTube – How do you use a brick?. This is my first post in a while, but I had to get this out. I’m currently participating in the YouTube Competition sponsored by the advertising firm Ogilvy, and I’m giving myself some props. I hope you enjoy!

Mobile Record Players: Chrysler, God Bless Ya

If you were ever wondering how the car companies got into the mess that they are in to today, one only has to look at this particular innovation. At first glance, I thought this was ground breaking and sort of experimental in a good way. Then I thought about Chrysler’s inability to look beyond the […]

mini rickshaw in beijing

DesignBoom is so good. They always point me towards where I want to go. Even if I didn’t know I wanted to go there. Today, they pointed me to the Mini Pedicab (DesignBoom calls it a rickshaw, but I always though rickshaws were pulled on foot). This is essentially a modified Mini Cooper in the […]

Ikea Takes One Step Back

The New York Times reported on August 14th that Ikea has now embraced Chintz. Chintz defined is overly frilly and excessive decoration in design. It’s sort of the opposite of funtionalist where clean lines and no clutter rule. Now, Ikea has taken up the chintzy trend borrowing from the hotest current designers Jaime Hayon and […]

American Express: Membership Can Get You Laid

Equals I’m a fashion addict. Being a fashion addict means I sign up for all the press releases to all the major fashion shows. Today I got one for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Smiw 2009 in Miami. The MBFW really does a fantastic job of making you feel like a million bucks especially if you […]

Paul Smith Spring 2008 Collection: Straight from a Wes Anderson Film

I’m one of those guys who wishes that Paul Smith was my best friend. Paul and I would hang out walking the streets of London looking for affected youth to star in his advertising campaigns. Every once in a while I would look over at Paul and say, ” Hey Paul, would it be possible […]

B&B Italia’s Canasta Lounge Chair and Loveseat by Patricia Urquiola: Chair Caning to the Extreme

Back around the turn of the 19th century, one of the most common cafe chairs in the world featured bent wood and caning at the seat. This chair caning was a narrow hexagonal pattern that almost mimicked the delicacy of Moorish windows. I have a sof spot for this chair because my parents owned several […]

Armani Casa: Classic Big Brand Design Perfection

I’ve made it a point to cover big, chunky fantastically fashionable brands over the next few weeks, and today is one of my favorites: Armani Casa. Armani Casa is like the stage set for a highly stylized 1940s noir film with a good budget. Each piece evokes one of two feelings in me. Armani Casa […]

Ten Luxury Holiday Gifts That Will More Than Impress

This past year has been so much fun at Design Crack. Over the last year, I’ve featured several hundred products from the insanely clever to the fabulously opulent. Today, I’ve decided to focus on the opulent ones and pull out ten from the archives that just made my jaw drop when I saw these. Seriously, […]

Dior rekindles a Japanese flair with their Samourai 1947 handbag

This bag is soooo old news. However, The Dior Samourai 1947 handbag is still one of my favorites even though Dior has probably gone on to market bigger and better pieces. This handmade gem by Dior is nothing less than a work of art. The handbag comes in a variety of colors, but I like […]