Attractive Sunglasses Snap Together With Magnets, Not Screws

Sick of all those times when a screw comes loose on your favorite frames and there’s not an itty-bitty repair kit in sight? Feast your eyes on the Alessi’s new Kompas collection, a series of stylish glasses that hinge with no-fuss magnetic inserts, eliminating the need for spare parts or tightening over time. » 11/04/13 5:00pm 11/04/13 5:00pm

The Most Stunning Way To Start a Fire Since Lightning

The simple form and function of a Zippo lighter has made it an incredibly iconic design. But it could soon be supplanted by Alessi if the Italian houseware manufacturer prices its new Sushi lighter to compete with the Zippo. That, or convince a Hollywood producer to have an action hero prominently use it in an upcoming … » 5/17/13 4:40pm 5/17/13 4:40pm

Duck Doesn't Have To Be On the Menu To Use This Adorable Kitchen Timer

Even if you're roasting a chicken, or just heating up a can of beans over an oil bin fire, it's ok to use this adorable duck-shaped kitchen timer that Finnish designer Eero Aarnio created for Alessi. It's a humorous take on the traditional egg timer that hints at the longtime chicken vs. egg debate. » 2/06/13 4:00pm 2/06/13 4:00pm

Alessi's LED Light Bulbs Don't Need No Stinking Lampshade Covering Them…

I love that you don't need to hide Alessi's first range of LED lightbulbs under a lampshade—in fact, they are the lampshades when screwed into Giovanni Alessi Anghini and Gabriele Chiave's Lumière desk lamp. The AlessiLux collection has several different bulbs to choose from—isn't the green U2Mi2 robot bulb cute?—which… » 4/25/11 8:40am 4/25/11 8:40am