Monday, April 26, 2010


May 11th will mark the 100th annual anniversary from when Ermenegildo Zegna's founded his Wool Mill. Although I have only bought their undershirts and underwear, I really enjoy Zegna's simple but masculine designs. Their signature pinstripe is a classic and their collections are enduring. To celebrate their centennial, Zegna will be releasing a series of special edition products that includes a rose gold Centennial Watch (with Girard-Perregaux movement), fountain pen, cufflinks, and more.

Interestingly enough, when you make a purchase at Zegna they put you into their system but it turns out they already have someone with my exact name who entered their system in Las Vegas; likewise, every time I make a purchase they make me point to my personal information on their screen and it eliminates any manufactured feeling of individuality that such a store might give. Nonetheless, the service has always been impeccable and incredibly friendly and their selection is great.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Chanel comes out with a range of outdoor sports gear each year and the latest is their futuristic bocce ball set. There's little information on the Chanel website but the translucent bocces make a beautiful collection perfect for a beautiful day. I know I'd be a little scared to roll them across the lawn into each other, but on the flip-side, this set is stunning enough to replace golf as the new game of business deals.

Yet another design where form meets function, this minimalist hairdryer keeps the cord in place, eliminating the mess one usually creates haphazardly in a drawer. According to MocoLoco, Dryerhair was created by Industrial Facility for Wallpaper Handmade and is on exhibition in Milan. It doesn't come with all the bells and whistles of techy hairdryers coming out today but hair drying is as simple as heat to hair -- your hair dryer shouldn't be any more complicated than the process.


This combination is a packaging concept by Swann Marcho that I found while perusing LovelyPackage. The functional simplicity makes them bold but useful, a compliment to any modern desk (especially if it lacks drawers).


The ASUS EeeKeyboard, found on, takes a different approach to portable. I'm sure netbooks reign supreme in undersized mobility but the EeeKeyboard is a unique concept that grabs eyes. The self-contained computer would probably be better served as complimentary to a desktop but the Apple-esque keyboard still has style, even if its $600 price tag has it competing with the iPad.