Prefabricated Jean Prouvé

Only a modestly sized segment of the design and architecture industries still think of a house as a product. Historically speaking, this is not so new, though the visionaries who took the idea quite seriously are some of design’s biggest names. Ray and Charles Eames are the most notable of the prefab advocates in the […]

Perrier Jouët Small Discoveries

Boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët launched a new initiative this past December at Design Miami/ that garnered some serious buzz. This collaboration with the Viennese creative duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of mischer’traxler debuted with the exhibition Ephemerā, an interactive installation set with an oak table from which plants would rise and retreat when sensing […]

Blurred Ink Treads Softly

The writing was on the floor in this temporary installation at the imm Cologne trade show in January, the result of a special collaboration between Barcelona-based carpet manufacturer Nanimarquina and Shanghai-based interdisciplinary design firm neri&hu design and research office. The exhibition, dubbed Das Haus, represented a perceived home of the future through which visitors flowed. […]

Illusions by Marcel Wanders

Floating feathers, flecked flour, swirling smoke and leaping liquids are slights of hand Marcel Wanders is known to use in creating greater interest when photographing his products. You can see examples of this on his page of wallpaper designs for the UK-based manufacturer Graham & Brown, the newest collection, fittingly called Illusions, the second collaboration […]

A Toast to Mad Men

AMC announced yesterday that Don Draper’s gray suit, fedora and bar cart from the first season of Mad Men are to be included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The honor, which will take place during a ceremony in Washington, DC, on March 27, will be cemented about a […]

A Lee Broom Happy Hour

In a day and age when the standard for luxury cocktails includes fine whiskey that sells for $200,000 a bottle (think Chivas Regal Royal Salute) and mineral/additive-free purist ice cubes at $325 for 50, “on the rocks” means sipping a drink suitable for rarified air. Fortunately, Lee Broom got the memo, designing a glassware collection […]

French Country Patina

I’m a sucker for a French Country aesthetic. When Toma Clark Haines guided me through the Marché aux Puces de Paris St Ouen and Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves during several trips to Paris, I found myself drawn to the patina that serves as the quintessential marker for French Country charm. My […]

Jason Wu Designs for Brizo

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicks off today, and there are a handful of fashion designers Productrazzi will be watching as they debut #FW15 collections; one in particular being Jason Wu, as I’ve been a fan of his since I accompanied eighteen other social media early adopters—as one of the original Blogger19—to experience the fashion designer’s […]

Furnishing 50 Shades of Grey

The long-anticipated film adaptation of  E.L. James’s novel Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters tomorrow so Productrazzi looks at a series of new releases in varying smoky hues by Thomas & Gray, which we believe would make excellent choices for the films’ set designers who were charged with furnishing the well-appointed spaces within the […]

A Luminaire Gift to Flowers

More than any other holiday, the day Cupid is most likely to strike the heart of lovers with his wayward arrows is known as the occasion to romance with flowers. We at Productrazzi are on a campaign this Valentine’s Day: out with the boring clear glass vase and in with the artful vessel that serves […]