Let's talk about feelings. According to Dutch design house Demakersvan, it's a subject not often enough addressed in the contemporary design world, and their assertion just may be true. The vast majority of furnishings either look good or perform...
The Workshopped Design Expo, held annually in Sydney since 2001, is less like a competition and more like a career-builder for a select handful of emerging Australian designers. It was founded as a agency to connect young talent with manufacturers...
Featured earlier this week for its ReadyMade Store has a few other items that piqued our interest. One is their Clock Kit, which allows you to make your own unique timepiece from just about anything. Basically a box of parts, the kit includes everything...
iPod Subway Maps
Our latest addition to the "why didn't we think of that?" list is this package of subway maps for the iPod. It's a simple and genius concept: upload the maps into the iPod's photo albums for easy access in times of underground...
Spell It Out
The craft-loving ReadyMade, a magazine once described to me as "Martha Stewart Living for hipsters," is offering a few great items from the lesser-known retail side of their operation. The customizable "Make-A-Sign" is a cheap...
Banksy on Holiday
Globe-trotting renegade artist Banksy has hit the Middle East, armed with only spray paint and his brazen political wit. The renowned graffitist chose the Palestinian side of Israel's "separation fence" as the target for his latest statement...
We've all long been warned not to judge a book by its cover, but seeing this delectable jacket by designers recent autobiography on spec. The team's online portfolio is a tour of handsomely au courant graphic design. Their works are both modern...
Another prototype from Promise Design, Phytoslim is a modular system for growing plants on walls. Its slim panels are made of coconut fibers and supported by a hidden plastic skeleton. The 2"-thick pieces supposedly attach to any surface, indoor...
The Little Fat Fridge is a fantastic and funky solution for refrigeration in temporary living spaces, small apartments and dormitories. The prototype, designed by Zev Perlmutter for Israel's Promise Design, is made from light, inexpensive materials...
When we stumbled upon Stencilry, what we found was not just a stencil website, but something like a community of D.I.Y. fanatics. This livejournal-based site serves as both a resource and a gallery for stenciling enthusiasts. Those looking to make...
Lounges by Brodie Neill
We don't know much about the works of Aussie designer Brodie Neill except that his space-age furniture designs appeal to both our minds and behinds. Two low-lying lounges by the young RISD graduate particularly caught our attention: his curvaceous...
Nom de Guerre
New York art and fashion collective Nom de Guerre launched its new site just days ago in preparation for the release of its Fall/Winter '05 collection. Their first-ever foray into menswear will feature what the company calls "utilitarian...
After a year of holding out for the perfect wall coverings for my down-south bachelor pad, I've started to gain quite the reputation as a de facto minimalist. It's high time I clear my name with the these superb prints from Scott Hansen. Under...
Flexicomb by PadLAb
As one might deduce from its name, Flexicomb is a new flexible, honeycomb-shaped material with a million possible uses. The design, conceptualized by PadLAb's Dan Gottleib while in architecture school, consists of thousands of synthetic polypropylene...
In an inspired change of pace from their constant re-tinkering of flavors and additives, Coca-Cola has instead chosen to focus on an evolution of their design. The soft drink giant recently comissioned five talented young design groups from five continents...
Fittingly in time for winter, Lapland's famed Icebar is making its way to London's decidedly fashionable Heddon Street later this year. Joining the ranks of the world's most absurdly ambitious clubs and lounges, this 1,000 square-foot...
Next time you're asked to help a dear friend move, send over one of these handy toolboxes by Dina Bean in lieu of your presence and you may just find yourself completely off the hook. The red metal box contains the bare necessities for urban relocation...
Teach your child a harsh but ultimately necessary lesson in mortality with this adorably insatiable plush sea mammal. Because of its vague description, we're not exactly sure what's up with the "Eating Whale Puppet," except that...
"This is what happens when designers and connoisseurs meet for tea," says Gamila Design, creators of The Tea Stick. Touted as one of the most operative ways to brew a perfect cup, this stainless steel device beats out both paper tea bags...
If you're cramped in tight quarters and haven't much of a green thumb, Flowers In A Can provides a convenient solution for brightening up your home or office. A perfect companion to Uncommon Goods.
Lovely Address File
As the modern world speeds toward complete digital integration, we're silently mourning the fact that some of life's simplest pleasures are thrown out the window in the name of progress. Just last week, our copy of The Sunday Times was pointed...
Will Alsop has agreed to take on a new project that's likely to be as controversial as it is visionary. In Leicestershire, England, the esteemed architect will meet this autumn with long-term prisoners at Her Majesty's Prison Gartee to devise a new...
The Barcode Clock
Signals for $35.
More goodness abounds from Relish, online purveyors of fine design. This time it's Zippered Cosmetic Cases and Wallets from designers Chilewich. Made from durable woven vinyl, they're perfect for make-up, money or any other bits and bobs...
Float Pilsner Flutes
The new Float Pilsner Flute from Molo Design is an eye-catching way to enjoy your summer ale in style. Seemingly suspended in mid-air, beers and other potables are instantly transformed into conversation pieces as soon as they're poured. These...