Designer/director Karim Zariffa was recently tasked with a restaurant redesign, something he’s never done before. The project included a host of elements, including repurposed furniture, custom fixtures and a wild mirror installation in the bathroom. The results are amazing.

For the Royal Monceau Hotel

08 January 2012

Short film about the conception and fabrication of an armchair created for the Royal Monceau Hotel. Design by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet. Fabrication by Domeau & Pérès.


28 September 2011

ODLCO, formerly known as The Object Design League, is making object design in Chicago exciting. Cofounded by Caroline Linder and Lisa Smith, ODLCO has an impressive backlog of projects and events. Never dull or clinical, the approach is something that comes from a genuine fascination of objects and their context in the world. A perfect example is the wonderfully engaging and surprising “Balloon Factory” , installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago back in July.

Their latest product (and the first under the new ODLCO banner) is a cast iron cooking pot by designer Gabriel Hargrove. Check out the Kickstarter –– this one will go fast!



14 April 2011

FiZZZ BZZZZ! is a Paris and Berlin based studio working in the field of book publishing, printed matters and industrial arts. Thanks for the email.

Today we’re launching the TSA Library. What’s that, you say? Well, periodically we’ll be adding new titles (the very best in art/design books, publications, and movies) to a section of our site called ‘TSA Library’. You can get there by clicking the banner in the left column under ‘Features’. Every time we add something new, we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To enter your name into the drawing, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Less and More
The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Editors: Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet
Language: bilingual German/English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: January 2010
Format: 19 × 23 cm
Features: 808 pages, full color, PVC cover, in slipcase

In over 40 years at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Elucidating the design philosophy of Dieter Rams, Less and More is the ultimate collection of images of all of Rams’s products as well as selected sketches and models. In addition to the complete visual presentation of his designs, new texts by international experts reevaluate his work in a contemporary context.


Enter to win a free copy of Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Gestalten has kindly sent us a copy to giveaway. To enter into the drawing you can either become a member of our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, or comment on this post. Doing all 3 will up your chances.

Fine print: Drawing ends Sunday, June 27, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France. ****

Hector Serrano Studio

10 March 2010

Hector Serrano Studio is a London based studio with a very diverse portfolio. The studio’s activities are divided into what they call product design, space design and laboratory work. For anyone who attended Festival 8 of the band Phish last fall you may have seen their piece called Borealis.

The Hansen Family

04 February 2010

The Hansen Family

Great new scandinavian design by The Hansen Family.

Ana Bidart

19 November 2009




Last month I met Ana Bidart who is one of the uruguayan artists that I admire the most.
Her work flows between illustration, industrial and graphic design.

Ferrari 458 Italia

29 July 2009

We don’t regularly post about cars here on TSA, but seeing as how Ferrari just revealed their latest model, and it’s exceptionally beautiful, I figured it deserved a mention. This is the 458 Italia (replacing the F430), designed by Pininfarina, interior by Donato Coco. The car is set to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this year. If I was 13 again, this thing would definitely be on my wall…