Wednesday, January 2

Affluenza: January 2

An Open Flame Is The New Bowl Of Rocks, part of a continuing series:

http://www.pid.se/en/lighting/for_candles/geniol_fireplace_edition_1448.html

Perfect for kids' rooms!

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Ikea's $35 bed:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70122215

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I like this bookcase OK, but I sorta wish it were just a real picture frame:

http://www.absolumentdesign.com/objets-design/etagere-design-decoration-louise.php

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Random, hilarious photobooth portraits of barnyard animals:

http://www.roadsidescholar.com/2007/12/31/kyley-hellhake-photography/

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Glänta, by Johan Carpner:

http://www.belowtheclouds.com/2008/01/01/glanta-lampa-av-johan-carpner/

My 2008 wish is that huge overhead lamps become a thing. (This one is a meter across!)

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Wanna see a gorgeous, mind-blowing wristwatch utterly destroyed by a logo?

http://technabob.com/blog/2007/12/30/seiko-discus-watch-let-the-spinning-wheels-spin/

I've never understood why we tolerate logos on watches (and wall clocks) when we'd NEVER allow a logo on an item of comparable price. This Seiko watch costs nine hundred bucks...can you imagine spending almost a grand on anything with a giant logo on it?

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The Reveal lamp projects the shadow of gently swaying tree limbs against your wall:

http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/2008/01/reveal_lamp_by_adam_frank.html

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Plus Minus Zero's Aromatic Humidifier, designed by Naoto Fukusawa:

http://www.mollaspace.com/product_info.php/cPath/36/products_id/173

I've been seeing this for a couple of years now, and I'll admit it's gorgeous.

But...honestly, I'm not trying to be childish, I'm really not, but the design already looks sorta giggle-inducing, and then the idea of steam shooting out of the sphincter is just too much.

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A table featuring a 3D map of Baghdad. For some reason.

http://www.plushpod.com/products/Baghdad_Table-267-33.html

Forty large!

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I'm not kidding: THIS is how you sell a kitchen appliance to a dude. You make it look appealingly plain, like a piece of laboratory equipment from 1954, then you add a useless but too cool component to it. Like this sorta gorgeous and super-masculine (for once I mean that in a good way) blender that comes with a tachometer:

http://www.tabletools.com/tabletools/showdetl.cfm?Product_ID=3996#

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Chiasso's super-cute fruit holder:

http://www.chiasso.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=53488&sale=1

Speaking of Chiasso, they have tons of stuff half off right now:

http://www.chiasso.com/store/sale.aspx

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Denis Darzacq's photographs of levitators:

http://denis.darzacq.revue.com/la_chute/index.html

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A solid oak coffee table with a cool magazine storage solution, all for under $160:

http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/320320/c390/magtable_coffee_table.html

Oh, wait...I just realized that's $160 in loonies. Still, this is a great deal, and the table only kinda looks like a window shutter. I'm sure nobody will notice. No, really. It's fine.

1 comment:

gigi said...

Hello Baby Ruthless,

Thanks for including me in your Affluenza post. It's very encouraging, especially if you aren't making fun of what I wrote about!

Did you have to look up the word "soigne" because of Project Runway?

Did Angelo Brocato's ever reopen after the disaster?

Have fun with your blog! :)