Milan Design Week Wrapup: The White Album Part I

Before I get started, I have to thank Kay McMahon of Wallpaper* for providing hundreds of fantastic photographs of the 2008 Milan Design Week which includes events from the Zona Tortona and the Salone Del Mobile. Although I don’t have descriptions for each image, leave a comment about any piece you’re curious about and I’ll […]

Confidence pervades Milan Furniture Fair – International Herald Tribune

We’re now in the midst of arguably the most important design event of the year: Milan’s Furnitur Fair, and I’m stuck in San Francisco. SO, to satiate myself with not going to Milan for their fabulous design week, I’m reading great articles like the one referenced below: First the bad news. Recession. Credit crunch. Property […]

Meat Packing District Design Week

Information about New York’s 2008 Design Week is very thin at this point. For now, I’ve only found an interesting press release about the Meatpacking District’s own mini Design Week. I’ll be coming from San Francisco for the events as well as ICFF, will you? The Meatpacking District, New York’s rapidly evolving design destination, will […]

This is Process

I recently found out about these incredible mixtape stickers while running a sticker contest on flickr. I hadn’t chosen the mixtape sticker as the winner, but that should not take away from the power of the mixtape sticker as a medium of expression. The mixtape sticker movement incites people to come up with literary gems […] Creates an Ambitious and Well Curated Collection.

That just about says it all. I urge readers at taking a look at 66 degrees’ collection of fine stuff. There are so many things I like about the concept that I’m going to leave this up to the reader to explore. I might as well tel you what my favorite piece is, though. It’s […]

Case: From business idea to successful enterprise with creative capital

If you are considering opening a small design company then I highly suggest checking out Muuto’s stratospheric launch from two guys with an idea just two years ago to an internationally recognized brand. They did this with laser focus on modern Nordic design. Their goal for Muuto was to seize the position as the only […]

New Dwell Website is Quite Impressive

I’ve read Dwell over the years because they have always impressed me with their commitment to feature young residential designers in their magazine. I’ve had a number of friends with their homes featured in the magazine which has always given me a warm spot for Dwell. But Dwell’s new redesign of their website (and their […]

Inhabitat: YAHGG!

Sorry! I’ve been going gift guide crazy! Here is YET ANOTHER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE from InHabitat for my readers. This one is focused on green gifts for girls which is something I rarely think about but maybe will devote a bit more time to in the future. I mean, look at this handbag! It’s made […]

Sunset Idea House Open

I found this post on the Design Public Blog which I found pretty exciting. They announced that the San Francisco Idea House is open for viewing this winter. The idea house is basically a creation of Sunset Magazine where the house is used to exhibit forms of green urban living.  If you are in San […]


YAHGG! No, it’s not something you scream out in pain when you’re waiting in a massive line at the mall. YAHGG! Stands for Yet Another Holiday Gift Guide! Today, I feature Core 77’s fantastic gift guide. If you’re not familiar with Core 77 they are really the mother of all design websites. Their main focus […]