Friday, May 27, 2005

naos. angel.

Giant lamps can make a statement and look cool, but really, who has the room? The Naos Angel Lamp takes that into account by being an oversized lamp that opens up into an end table, so you can have your big designer light and use your space efficiently too. According to USA Today, Naos calls the Angel a "luminous, poly-functional matrioska: it's a home office, a bar, a serving table, a vanity." (Matrioska means Russian nesting doll.) It's a good thing it does all that, so I can justify the $3,328 it costs to buy the thing.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

roswell. calculator.

I'd have bet good money that something called the Roswell Calculator wouldn't be the nouveau art piece of machinery that I'd want on my tastefully modern desk. And I'm not saying this thing rocks my world...but I don't know, I kind of like it. It's geometrically pleasing with a nice recursive pattern: note the square base inset with the round face plate that is itself inset with round keys arranged in a square pattern. And let us not overlook the fact that it mixes wood and aluminum in a tastefully modern fashion. And it has a transparent floating display for a bit of pizzazz. I'm not sure how the "built in Euro converter" works, since the price of the Euro isn't exactly fixed, but I don't plan to use that very often, since the price is in good old dollars: $60 to be exact.