Monday, July 30, 2007

eclipse. light.

Eclipse is a lamp cut out of a single piece of steel that puts the focus on the bulb with an artful frame and some cunningly placed reflectors. It's about two feet high and makes a perfect table lamp as well as a great statment. Costs €189,00. It was created by Ronen Kadushin, who is clearly a stylish person indeed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Qoffee is an oversized plastic cup that's big enough to be used as a wastepaper basket or sturdy enough to be used as a small stool. Desgined by Rainer Spehl, it comes in white, beige, dark grey or orange. Qoffee is 34cm in diameter, 46cm high and costs £55. I have no idea why they are being displayed in what looks like someone's backyard. And an unkempt backyard at that.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

plenty. chair.

The Plenty is just a concept by Design Nobis but what a concept it is. The overall design is gorgeous in a sleek-modern way and as a bonus the base is an ottoman that slides out when in use, and the arm has a built-in magazine rack. I feel certain UFO technology is involved somehow. Someone go commission this as a salable product please.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Science and Sons not only makes that cool Phonofonics II thing you may have read about, they also make a cool set of "lasersmithed," life-size acrylic animal trophies called Plastidermy. Each piece comes as a set of flat parts that you assemble via slots, sort of like a kid's toy. You can also combine any three of the same animal heads to create a chandelier.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


The ULO is an unidentified luminous object from designer Angele Riguidel. Actually, it's identified as an old Electrolux canister vacuum recycled into a stylish light. ULOs come in grey and blue, with each color having slightly different accoutrements and dimensions. Both use a 40 watt bulb and cost $350.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

iraq. rug.

Ricardo Casas, Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy, Cecilia León de la Barra, Óscar Núñez have created an interesting project with their Iraq rug. In their words: "A rug shaped after the map of Iraq features soldiers advancing from many direction into Bagdad. Through newspapers and television, the image of Iraq is continuously depicted with graphics similar to board games and action figures, giving it a game-like imension which somehow shifts the character of the war. The rug, with cute little felt soldiers walking on a soft and warm surface, denounces this confusion, and the way in which the tragic reality of war is somehow diluted by using these images."

Nice job. Not something I'd personally want to own, but as an artistic statement it gets high marks.