Tuesday, October 30, 2007

era. ora.

Era Ora is a wall clock by James Irvine where the minute hand rotates around the outside of the clock instead of pivoting around the center sprocket. Irvine calls it "slightly irritating, because the hands are slightly different from the norm, maybe you look at it twice, if you have time." I call it genius. And hopefully some manufacturer will call Irvine to put Era Ora into production because right now it's just a prototype.

Monday, October 22, 2007

sit. by. sid.

If you like the graffiti look, check out Sit by Sid over at Cite. It's a modern, modular sofa that comes in seven re-arrangeable pieces covered in faux grafitti. Seems like the perfect sofa to pair with the A-Light, another graffiti-based design. Cite is one of those sites where I can't seem to find pricing, but I'll let you know when I figure it out. My guess: expensive.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

al. dente.

Shower heads and colanders are basically the same thing, so why not combine them for that kitchen look in your bathroom? I can't think of quite a few reasons, but that didn't stop the creators of Al Dente, a shower head that works by dumping water out of a faucet looking thing into a colander looking thing. No idea if or how this changes water pressure, or how you'll feel about eating pasta after using it. There's also a matching soap dish.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


At first glance Feel by Animi Causa looks like some sort of couch/bed thing made out of giant tennis balls. And on second glance it seems pretty much the same. But scroll through the photos on the Animi Causa site and you'll see that it's really a reconfigurable system that can be piled and rearranged into whatever you like, thanks to the 120 "extremely soft and pleasant balls" its built out of ("the shape is inspired by a molecular structure" the site tells us). It comes in five colors and two sizes, with pricing available on request. I didn't request it...sorry. I'm guessing quite a bit though.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I hate to use a cliche but the easist way to describe
Omero is that it's like a space age version of the common magazine rack. Designed by Francisco Gomez Paz, it's made of aluminum and stainless steel and looks like just about anything but something used to hold magazines. But as you add magazines to Omero, its shape fills out nicely. The concept is awesome, but not sure how practical it would be for most people. Costs €139 so probably most people wouldn't buy it anyway I suppose.