Thursday, December 29, 2005


The Nuit side table is your basic phone stand with one neat trick: twist a lever and you can raise or lower part of it so it either looks like a short one piece table or a taller bi-level ensemble. Not hugely amazing, but it does give the Nuit an interesting appearance and, I suppose, makes it somewhat more versatile than the average side table. If you like it, you're in luck. It's on sale from its normal $798 for just $649.95. Hurry, get two.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Pencils are boring. Putting pencils into the Sebastiano pencil holder, however, is the height of entertainment. At least, it's as entertaining as putting pencils into a holder can be. Unless you don't like stabbing them into the belly a tubby plastic guy lying spread eagled on your desk, in which case this item is not for you. (Since we're told Sebastiano lives, I don't think it's as sick and twisted as it sounds, but I'm also trying to justify owning one and not come off as weird.) Anyway, this guy is an "homage" to St. Sebastian, the young martyr who was shot with a bunch of arrows during an execution attempt but lived. (I'll spare you the part where he was later beaten to death, since that's not relevant to our story.) Sebastiano will cost you $20. From Giacon Massimo, the designer who brought us the Mr. Suicide drain plug, another crowd pleaser.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

soft. light.

Over at Butter they have a project called Soft Light that's 18 feet of luminescence wrapped in woven fiberglass. And that, sadly, is all I know about it, other than it looks like it would be nicely at home in a David Cronenberg film with its vaguely spine-like appearance(I mean that as a positive thing, by the way). Hopefully we'll hear more about this one soon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Every now and again someone makes an umbrella stand that I don't really need, but that I'd like to have. Such is the case with the mo1 from the Marco Zanuso Jr. collection. It's a very simple piece that somehow speaks to me. It says, "go out and get an umbrella so you'll have a reason to buy me and use me." Now if only they made a Zanuso umbrella I felt compelled buy, they might have a customer. If you feel compelled to buy the mo1, it will cost you $520.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Sometimes the perfect design requires the perfect fabric to go with it, and such is the case with the Shahara Chaise. The "demo" fabric it comes in shows off its elegant curves and sassy tassle in a way I can't imagine any other fabric doing. Although it works well, it's such a specific look I'm not sure how many people will actually be able to make it fit in their homes, but for those who can: you should. Cost $2,395. Plus, you'll get to say "Shahara Chaise" a lot, which is just pleasing to do. (And no, they don't mean Sahara, I checked.)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

sit. painter. sit.

The guys over at Bertendennis have an awesome design for an eating nook called Sit Painter Sit that looks amazing but doesn't take up much space. The hype text is a little confusing because it says "just hang the paintings on the wall and sit, and you can even paint on it if you wish." So I'm assuming that means you can hang the table and chair pieces on the wall (like, hanging, say, a painting) then sit on them, and possibly even paint while you're sitting on them. Or you can paint them. Or both. Anyway you read that, this is great and I want one! It's not completed yet, sadly. Hopefully soon!