use of paper


Dragon God, created by Origami Artist Satoshi Kamiya.

picture of the day


Steven Torres, photo of Terence Koh

dueling bike


We saw this on designsponge, posted by jaime, and thought……when will we see this on ever critical mass bike, or every “I am a bike messenger,when I am not in class”, williamsburger kid. Designer Jenny Nordberg created King of The Road, it is not the most practical bike for riding the city streets but but when did that matter.

Quicksiver ad

When there are no waves, what

way to burn down the house


These hand grenade oil lamps are made from actual US Army surplus grenades and available in their natural color, or gilded in either gold or silver.

gravity challenged


The Ming Oil & Vinegar Set from Dutch design firm Jansen + Co. takes the classic form of the wine glass and turns it on its head, literally. The stem reduces the flow just the right amount, so it’s easy to measure as you pour. Ships in a stylish box and includes a funnel for easy filling, plus a cleaning brush.
Get it here.

substitute for the iphone


While your waiting for the iphone, feast your i’s on The KDDI AU Meda Skin. It’s only available in Japan, but still. It’s comforting to know that it’ll exist soon and make people just stick with my Sony Ericsson M600i. Via Jeansnow, via Storm from the east.happy.

resort on Providenciales Turks and caicos


Amanyara sits on the Northwest edge of the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. Secluded from touristy Grace Bay, the resort boasts tourist-free waters and a blissful calm. The design of Amanyara is eastern influenced, with the buildings positioned to let the breeze flow through casually. There are no palm trees at Amanyara, instead the the owners Aman Resorts shipped in trees native to the Phillipines to grace the grounds. While relaxing one must have the Amanyara mojito, a rendition of the cuban classic only substituting the soda water for Veuve Cliquot. Rates start at $1350 a night and move upwards to $8600 during the period of January 3rd to May 31st. The Turks and Caicos is just a 3 hour flight from JFK.

Picture of the day


Jason Orton

mp3 blog reader for the mac


Peel is an MP3 blog reader and player rolled into one. Never miss a hot track again. Subscribe and stream music the minute it becomes available!

self proclaimed movie of the year

From director Julie Taymor comes the self-proclaimed “most original, exhilirating, spectacular, groundbreaking motion picture of the year”: a musical with Beatles songs. With lines like, “Music’s the only thing that makes sense anymore, man,” you’ll be pleased that the stoner you knew in 9th grade finally got his script made.

piggy bank




Superbitus is a one-piece bomb-shaped ceramic money box. Supplied with a white marker to write the purpose of savings. Designed by: Art. Lebedev Studio. A privately held company founded in 1995. It is the largest design company in today