Monday, December 12, 2011 8:35AM - By Diana Cook
Tree trimming, holiday parties, gathering with loved ones, the holiday season means different things to different people. For us, it’s the chance to ogle the over the top gifts found in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. Those one percenters really know how to live. Last year, we profiled the $15,000 gingerbread house created by Dylan’s Candy Bar. For 2011 the posh retailer has put together some extravagant gifts and this time it’s a table-tennis table that’s caught our fancy.
Friday, April 15, 2011 2:05PM - By Diana Cook
The Numi toilet from Kohler has every feature you could ever want in a toilet and then some. Remote control operation and retractable bidet are just the beginning. Motion sensors at the floor-level react when you enter the room for hands-free opening and closing of the cover. Ambient lighting illuminates the toilet with a futuristic blue glow. Built-in speakers allow you to play a selection from the Numi toilet’s pre-programmed audio (can only imagine the play list), FM radio or to connect your MP3 player through the audio input jack in the remote docking station.
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:45AM - By Diana Cook
This week’s Etsy Find Friday features incredible hand crafted items made from wood. From a carved iPhone case to a bed shaped like a pirate ship, the wood working artisans over at Etsy have been busy little beavers. Links and images after the jump.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:45AM - By Diana Cook
The Octopus Chair is the first piece from artist Maximo Riero’s Animal Chair Collection. The collection promises to pay homage to a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. As Riero explains, “Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. It is an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing.”
For us, the slithery tentacles and inky black leather would make it the perfect spot for curling up with an H. P. Lovecraft novel or perhaps some Japanese erotica. More images after the jump.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:57PM - By Diana Cook
Crafted with crushed silk velvet and embellished with Italian mosaic tile, the Lucky Charm chair is part of an exotic collection of chairs and settees from Italian design house, SICIS. Created by artist and designer Carla Tolomeo, this shamrock styled seat fuses sculpture and traditional Italian furniture making.
Friday, December 31, 2010 11:02AM - By Diana Cook
The New Year is upon us, and with it brings drunken revelry, half-assed resolutions and the unavoidable acknowledgment of time passage. While you may think wall clocks are so old school- what with everyone carrying the time on the ubiquitous cell phone, we’ve found 30 creative clocks are just too cool to ignore.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:49AM - By Diana Cook
The Lost in Sofa by DAISUKE MOTOGI promises to hide your keys for you – what do you think?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:09AM - By Diana Cook
Kittypod – “modern organic”, sculptural and sleek. Artist/designer Elizabeth Paige Smith creates contemporary furniture for the discerning feline (and their owner).
Monday, November 8, 2010 11:02AM - By Diana Cook
Now that we’ve fallen back, and smugly gotten up “so much earlier” today, time to take stock of our timepieces. Counter Evolution’s “Strike” wall clock is a stylish, eco-friendly way to keep track of time. Part of the Buffalo Green Series, the Strike is constructed of reclaimed heart pine bowling lane wood.