Sunday, October 30, 2005


Monte Carlo had a pretty good idea when they put the Airlift together. The idea was, create a ceiling fan that doesn't actually appear to be a ceiling fan when it isn't, um, fanning you. Sounds funny, but looks pretty good. Looks, in fact, like a decent if slightly odd contemporary light. Which seems to be a fair tradeoff if you happen to need or want such a contraption.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Futuristic shapes in fiber glass reminiscent of technologies applied to high speed. Sounds like a science experiment to me, but it's actually how the Living Divani site describes the Pi-Air chair. My but it do look good though, don't it? Not many more details on this one, although I don't remember fiber glass being the most comfortable of materials to sit on, so not sure how much more I want to know. I think we should all just spend a few moments admiring this one for its beauty and move on...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


The folks at LA Furniture Seen sent me a link to their site, where I came across the Intrigo by FENDI. This bed brings to mind a lot of "ent" words that are always fun to see in furniture...opulent, elegant, decadent and, um...succulent. (I wanted to say comfortable but then I would have lost the whole "ent" thing so you got succulent. The bed does look juicy though. And yeah, I cheated with elegant.)

rich. yet.
I do think the Intrigo manages to pull off a very rich but also enticingly comfortable look. And the canopy actually helps to make it seem a little less formal, which is a neat trick. Usually I associate canopies on beds with overdone Trump-esque mansions. But his one combines a simple frame with gauzy sheers that creates an almost safari feeling. Wow. Where do I get one?

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Nothing says "I love you" more than making your partner wear an emitting/polling infrared transmitter in the form of loveJacket. With these on, anytime you're within 10 feet of each other and in a line of sight (as two lovers ought to be), a pattern of LEDs embedded in your jacket will light up and blink. This will be accompanied by your jacket "emitting a sound akin to crickets mating."

aiming. to. explore.
Designer Studio 5050 says "While the project aims to explore social interactional patterns and institute new ones, it also elaborates ways in which technology can seamlessly be integrated in garments." As a side effect, you and your partner will probably look like goobers, ensuring that you'll be together forever, as no one else is likely to want to be near you. A small price to pay for love, says I.


So for no particular reason I technorati-ed "funfurde" and ended up on the Ghost Weather blog where they talked about the Bad Table. And in the comments a guy named Pavel Curtis mentioned the Oops chair by Jake Cress. So I checked it out, and now here it is for your amusement. When I move into my ancestral haunted house, I'm buying this chair and putting it in the foyer so it's the first thing people see! (If they dare to ring my gargoyle doorbell that is!)

Sorry for all the links, but it's important to give credit where it's due!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

the. bridge.

If you've got one of those nice city lofts with lots of exposed metal struts that also happens to have an awesome view of some giant landmark-type bridge, then it's practically mandatory that you buy The Bridge from the Andrew James Collection. It's got I-beams, it's got stainless steel connecting rods and it's got presence. Not only does it come in a wide variety of custom colors, they've all got cool names to. See the picture? Think "red" right? Nuh uh. It's "performance red" sucker. Pricing not on the Web site, but I bet it's lots.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


The Phonebook is a telephone, answering machine and message printer from Krohn Design that's really wild. Not only does the design inspiration come from the trusty old file-o-fax, so does the operational inspiration. To change modes on the phone you turn the plastic "pages." Cool. The are also four "common buttons" along the side of the phone that change function as you flip through your phonebook. It never gets confusing, though, because each "page" describes what the buttons do when you're in their particular mode. Genius.