If a $4,000 Toothbrush Doesn't Make You Happy, Nothing Will

How much was the last toothbrush you bought? Probably not enough to be worth remembering. That sort of casual indifference to your toiletries is a kind of luxury for those without any luxuries at all. More specifically, for those without a $4,000 toothbrush staring them in the teeth every morning. » 10/06/14 12:39pm 10/06/14 12:39pm

Scroll and Click a Clit With the G-Spot Vagina Mouse

Just in time for your holiday gift-giving, it's the G-Spot: a mouse that's shaped like a vagina, with a scrolling clitoris, and a button in place of the eponymous spot. With all the hand-wringing over women orgasming less during casual sex, perhaps these mouses can provide an anatomy lesson, kinda, for hapless men and… » 11/15/13 6:45pm 11/15/13 6:45pm

This Horizontal Shower Is Dope as Hell and You Need It Immediately

According to Homes and Hues, this decadent shower was designed by Sieger Design, with interior design by Scienbein + Pier, and it includes six separate shower heads that produce six different "water bars" over a reclining space. Oh temptress, thy name is six separate shower heads that produce six different "water… » 11/11/13 5:45pm 11/11/13 5:45pm

It'll Take Months to Get a Bride Out of This Lego Wedding Dress

Japanese artist Rie Hosokai, of Daisy Balloon, created this amazing piece of high Lego fashion for Tokyo's "Piece of Peace" charity exhibit at the Parco Museum. Structurally it's simply stunning (albeit a bit Disney Princessy). The construction, contour and shape are based on Hosokai's balloon dress. As an item of… » 6/24/13 12:42pm 6/24/13 12:42pm

Easter Eggs So Cool Even a Design Nerd Could Love Them

If you have an obsession with simple beauty of Pantone chips—which, why wouldn't you—then these are the Easter eggs for you. They were created by designer Jessica Jones of How About Orange, and they look so good that it almost seems a shame to crack ‘em open and eat them. True, they might be a little high-minded for… » 4/08/12 9:00pm 4/08/12 9:00pm

This Five-Year-Old Girl's Thoughts on Famous Logos Will Blow Your Mind


Graphic Designer Adam Ladd sat his daughter down and showed her famous brand logos—from NBC to Starbucks. He recorded her impressions of each one, and the results are both adorable, insightful, and kind of heartbreaking. When it's laid out like this, you realize just how much commercialism kids her age are bombarded… » 1/30/12 11:15pm 1/30/12 11:15pm

Gifts For Your 'Design Snob' Best Friend

It's time for the holidays and you have almost everybody on your list checked off except for that one picky friend with seemingly exquisite taste that changes as fast as the seasons do. You can't walk by a store-front window without her making some kind of comment about how "last season" that is or how the look of the… » 12/13/11 3:40pm 12/13/11 3:40pm

Conceptual Contraception For The Cool Uterus

Berlin-based designer Ronen Kadushin has come up with an open-source concept for a cheaper kind of IUD that incorporates a copper 1c coin. This IUD is not ready for market — IUDs must be collapsible, so they can pass through an un-dilated cervix during insertion, and Kadushin's is not — and there are obvious safety… » 9/06/11 5:15pm 9/06/11 5:15pm

Sexist Hollywood Movie Clichés Look Much Prettier In Well-Designed…

To promote the New York International Latino Film Festival, ad agency Wing New York came up with a slew of stereotypes in major motion pictures and designed the crap out of them. I guess the point of the ad campaign is to say that this film festival is above all of the following clichés? All I know is that I will… » 8/24/11 1:20pm 8/24/11 1:20pm

Courthouse's Glass Staircase Clearly Not Designed With Ladies' Skirts…

Apple stores have brought plenty of good things, like free internet kiosks and the security that the dude declaring our pricey devices unfixable is a "genius." However, their futuristic, transparent design (as seen above in a New York store) may have created a monster. Thanks to an effort to emulate Apple's look, an… » 6/09/11 11:18am 6/09/11 11:18am

Fashion's Most Obnoxiously Privileged Designer

What a thrill it is, every once in a while, to read a rip-roaring take-down! Today's specimen is Reed Krakoff, the Coach designer who launched his own super-expensive namesake brand last year, who is profiled by Ariel Levy in this week's New Yorker. Levy — whose last fashion profile was an exceptionally warm » 4/18/11 7:00pm 4/18/11 7:00pm