Monthly Archive: December 2008

2008 Year In Ideas

The New York Times has just submitted its Year In Ideas 2008 collection for your approval. This alphabetical hit-list of great ideas was compiled for viewers to look back into a year of substantial ideas...

Assessing your Assets

 Imagine taking the time to sort through all of your belongings in your home — minimizing what you want to keep, discarding useless items deemed unnecessary and streamlining how your home helps you function as a person....

A Mold to Behold

This food grade silicon cake mold is not only cool, but it is non-stick, oven safe to 570 degrees, as well as microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. The cake reminds me of the Jefferson Memorial — just a little smaller,...

Designers Within Reach

For those of us who love to soak up a fact or two, Design Within Reach offers this catalog of designers to sort through and absorb a variety of personal and professional biographies. This takes me back to design...

Four Festive Firs

No matter how you show your holiday spirit, make sure it is unique to you. How clever is this pencil shaving Christmas Tree? I would love to know where I could see this donut Christmas Tree...

Thinking Inside the Box

Being one of those people who filters home drinking water, the Britafrigerator is the ideal product design. Not only is this design functional, but it has a clean, slimline design with the aesthetic of the counter-top version of the Brita water pitcher....

Box o’ Designs

No designer’s Christmas stocking (or book shelf) is complete without this collection of titles. This box set includes an idea index, color index and layout index for reference to any design challenge. With over 1,900 illustrations, you don’t...

Right On Target

Target has found an innovative way, time and time again, to keep customers coming back and giving them money. In many companies, the creation of gift cards is dominated by the legal and accounting...

Winebrella

I can never resist the temptation of a cleverly designed umbrella. Whoever invented this wine bottle umbrella design did a good job concealing the contents. This would make a great gift for that wine connoisseur who...

Animal Cookie Cutter

William Sonoma offers this set of animal cookie cutters to make your own detailed assortment of homemade zoo cookies. The spring-loaded handle presses details into the cookie to get your kids’ imaginations roaring. And not only...

Designers Galore

There is something about knowing about the designer, as well as the design, that has always intrigued me.  By learning more about the designer’s thought process, I can better understand their failures and successes to...