Design Finds

Farm-To-Table Lighting Of The Future: An Edison Bulb Carved From Wood

Aesthetes and design snobs, prepare to geek out
Aug 26, 2014 10:00 am

In an awesome display of modern technology blended with flawless craftsmanship that's been perfected over the centuries, Kyoto-based designer Ryosuke Fukusada created an LED lightbulb for Ledon carved from pine wood. And more than its jaw-dropping looks, it actually illuminates!

Cold Butter On Your Morning Toast Is The Worst. Here's A Smart Fix.

A knife designed to grate, aerate, and spread
Aug 21, 2014 9:00 am

Every once in a while, a brilliant new utensil comes along that makes you wonder why it wasn't invented sooner. Say goodbye to the days of cold, stiff butter shredding up your breakfast toast. 

You Can Now Buy A Meatball Shop Skateboard

Stay on the grind with this limited-edition board
Aug 6, 2014 12:30 pm

Meatball Shop chef/owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have upped their game from last year's meatball sub-themed skateboard deck designed with NYC-based SHUT. This year's model goes back to their humble roots, featuring a hand-painted antique meat grinder and the words "NYC Born & Bred." You know you want one.

7 Ways Concrete Rocks Hard In Home Design

Far from basic, this material's hot right now.
Aug 6, 2014 11:00 am

With other lighter materials serving as muses of sorts, designers have been channeling those characteristics with cement to cast and create detailed and attractive products that practically defy their actual weight. More after the jump.

Interview With A Hot Dog T-Shirt Designer

Michael McGloin gets paid to put big food on shirts
Jul 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Michael McGloin is the Creative Director of The Mountain, the self-proclaimed “bold player” in the novelty t-shirt game. The New Hampshire-based company was founded in the 1970’s as a peddler of Grateful Dead and Bob Marley shirts, and has grown into a global seller of shirts that tackles topics from Thomas Kinkaid patriotism to Abyssinians on acid trips. Food is also big for the company, literally, in a series of all-over shirts that cover all the major food groups: blueberries, bacon, two-ton burgers. But our favorite is McGloin’s interpretation of the hot dog.  We reached out to talk about it.

The Best Of Summer Design: Bikes, Growlers, Grills And More

Have yourself a stylish summer, design fanatics
Jul 27, 2014 10:00 am

We keep an eye out for unique kitchen and table items at Food Republic. With summer in full swing, it's the perfect time to gather up some of our seasonal design stories. Included is a look at some new-school growlers, patriotic-inspired tablewares, urban grills, indoor gardens, weight-loss cups – wait, what? – and stuff that'll make you want to eat outside as much as you can. As if you needed more reasons. We also threw in a story about Sriracha nail art. Why? It's the best nail art. Scroll through and get a little inspiration for your next weekend cookout.

Gallery: Awesome Kitchen Objects Inspired By Ordinary Garage Items

Pass the motor...uh, olive oil, please.
Jul 24, 2014 10:00 am

For their aptly-named "Garage Series," designers Philip Stankard and Jon Alling of the Wisconsin-based product development studio Human Crafted, created a functional and amusing collection of housewares resembling typical garage staples like bottles of motor oil, funnels and pegboards. Check out more kitchen-friendly items from the collection (now available for purchase) after the jump. 

Here's A Cool Flask Holder For Your Bike. Not That You Should Drink And Ride!

Get your joyride on (in moderation, of course)
Jul 22, 2014 11:00 am

Although we are in no way condoning drinking and bicycling, it's hard not to get pumped over a new bike accessory that lets you transport your trusty flask without jamming it into a pocket while you ride. Deck out your ride after the jump.

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