How do you make your home look clean, comfortable, contemporary and stylish? Just ask Frank Roop. If you've ever lustfully looked through interior design magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, or Metropolitan Home you've probably seen his work. His calm, colored rooms are carefully put together. Frank began his firm in 1998 after a career in fine men’s specialty…
This totally cool custom bookcase was designed for a condo in DC's DuPont Circle area by dbd studio. They designed the whole thing digitally then cut it from sheets of birch plywood using a CNC machine. The result is both a storage area and an art object itself.
The bookcase had to avoid interfering with various impediments that were already in the space such as the recessed lights, sprinkler… Continue
Now here's a clever idea! Serbian designer Damjan Stanković has created this cool drinking glass called Cipher, which recognizes drinks. Pixels on the glass get filled in as a drink gets poured. Hidden in those looks random colored pixels is a word: milk, juice, coca-cola or coffee!
How does it work? "The pattern of shapes and empty… Continue
Redefining everything we ever thought about window shopping, these creative window displays will stop anyone in their tracks. As a mix of art, fashion, design and marketing, they not only have to quickly grab our attention they must compel us to enter a store. By giving people an experience, these displays also have the important duty of helping define a brand's…
What better way is there to de-stress than by playing a little table tennis? Table&Tennis was an idea to merge beautiful design with a conference/dining table. Built to the official specs of a ping pong table, the table has the ability to transition simply and instantly between the different uses.
I'm super impressed with how beautiful yet versatile this table is. It seems like it would belong perfectly inside…
"Zontik believes that recreation is exactly that: the re-creation of something that is more than the sum of its parts."
I remember my sister telling me that if you've work hard and always striven for excellence, you should indulge yourself sometimes with things that are made with the same ingredients. So I guess she's gonna purchase one of those Zontik's Rubik cubes one day.… Continue
As a Christmas gift to its top advertising clients, Facebook typically gives money to donate to a charity of their choice, along with a special item like last year's reusable shopping bag. This year they decided to do an art poster and the in-house Communication Design Team got to work.
The result is a 19 × 19-inch-square poster that is printed, embossed and foiled with a delicate, intricate… Continue
Seems we can't get enough of luxury mobile phones these days. And when Russia's Isse is involved, you should know not to expect simple cell phones of any sort. And right now their newest model, The Monaco, is reduced in price by over $1000 each. And P.S., each comes in an exotic wood music box.
ISSE was established in 2005 and unites the efforts of…
Here's a cool little video that furniture company Blu Dot recently put together. On November 4-5, they put a couple dozen of its ultra-modern chairs out in the streets of New York, free for the taking. The only catch? GPS was hidden on the chairs, and a film crew would videotape the swipe and monitor where the chairs ended up.
"When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we were introduced to the resourceful culture… Continue
What's the best way to diffuse your anger? If have no more walls left to punch, pick up one of these notepads from Knock Knock, instead. Not only will these give you a chance to vent, you'll probably end up rolling on the floor, laughing so hard you almost pee your pants. My favorite? Bitch Citation. Check out the bottom - But You're So/So Not My Bitch. Too… Continue
Easily one of the happiest days of my life was my wedding day. Sam and I were lucky enough to work with the best wedding planner ever, Jeannie Savage from Details Details. Not only did Jeannie understand our design taste, she introduced us to Sunny Ravanbach of… Continue
As the 2009 World Auto Design Contest Winner, Audi Shark promises to be the sleekest car of the future. Inspired by both plane and motorcycle, the Shark's futuristic design will not have wheels but will be a flying machine. The outside paddles are designed by the effect of a shark and will provide not only speed but balance and control. The seats are similar to…
I think my heart just stopped. Check out this beautiful house. Award-winning architecture firm Swiss Fine Line created this stunning coastal house that's beautifully designed inside and out. Though I can't get enough of the details - the indoor swimming pool, the modern fireplace, there was only…
London-based graphic designer/artist, Ashley Browning, has a huge passion for video games and digital design. Here he's taken some of our favorite video game characters and given them a minimalist makeover. As he states, "This is an exploration of how a few key shapes from well-loved characters are instantly recognizable even when reduced to these simple… Continue
It's that magical time of year again. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, yadda yadda yadda. I know you're all sick of all that warm and fuzzy stuff so let's just get down to business. Here are some interesting facts and figures about your favorite time of year.
If only everyone could be this honest! If your store is closed (or even open), just tell me the real reason why. Let's not beat around the bush. We're tighter than that. These humorous signs can be found at… Continue