•street design week in istanbul: Fresh Turkish design photos from swiss miss and Ozgur
•Martha Stewart aims for another medium - Web: Martha's moving into cyberspace next year! As everyone now knows, the web isn't a magazine and it's a far more democratic medium. The journalists are already ribbing her: it won't be MySpace, it will be MarthasSpace.
•Multifunctional furniture set by Javier Bone-Carbone of Parsons: "...inspired by the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) work in Aceh, Indonesia."
•Giovannoni TimeSphere from ICFF: "...a wireless projection clock with an induction charged projection unit (the wireless ball) that can be moved and positioned any way you want to give you the best possible view of the time."
•Kwarx Unbreakable Wine Glass: Jealously garded secrets in Hong Kong... this is handblown crystal, retains lustre and transparency and is unbreakable.
•The Bonjour Millennium Towel: Made from 100% beech wood, "these towels are a great alternative to those made of conventionally grown cotton, a crop whose production takes an enormous toll on the air, water, and soil, not to mention the health of people living and working in cotton country." Writer's Almanac: •It's the birthday of novelist Thomas Mann. •POEM: "Games with God," by Virginia Hamilton Adair