The world of “erotic photography” can span from the truly tasteful to the baseline pornographic, from the salacious to the elegantly subtle. The masters — as underscored in Ellen von Unwerth’s superb Fräulein Book — can make the art seem dignified and worthy of coffee table tome status. The more sophomoric, on the other hand, can […]


18 Jul
Jan Leslie's functional gentleman's accessory

A proper gentlemen wears two things around his wrist: the cufflinks used to secure his collared shirt and the perfect wristwatch. But how about combining the two? This is where Jan Leslie comes in. The designer draws inspiration from her diverse background (which includes studies at Parsons’ The New School For Design as well as […]


23 Sep
Jan Gunneweg creates bike made from all wood, tires not included

From glasses to tables, desks to benches, Jan Gunneweg has made a career out of working with wood — the Dutch industrial designer has become known for his re-creations of everyday items using fine lumber. His newest wonder is a wooden bike unlike any before — on par with Polish designer Stanislaw Ploski’s Bonobo Plywood Bike. […]


30 Sep
Wool and silk scarves for Autumn/Winter 2010

Épice have released a collection of flowing scarves based around the themes of relaxation, amusement and the wonder. Suggested by flower designs the stripes, dots, checks and flowers of these wool and silk scarves are the product of Bess Nielsen and Jan Machenhauer. Creating a bridge between Occident and Orient, the designers take inspiration in […]


28 Jun
Taschen gets in on the badonkadonk action

It appears that high-end design/coffeetable book publisher Taschen has decided to go the route of King magazine and collect a compendium dedicated to the female rump. The Big Butt Book is the fourth installment of editor Dian Hanson’s critically acclaimed body parts series (following editions dedicated to breasts, penises and legs), and features over 400 […]

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