Making a crystal chandelier is such a beautifully complicated process

Making and bending and shaping crystal into what you want it to be looks like so much fun. The piping hot crystal (which is made from a mixture of silica sand, lead, potash and other ingredients) is heavier and more sparkling than glass and glows this vibrant hue that doesn’t look like it’s from this planet. Here is… »9/23/15 5:35pm9/23/15 5:35pm


The making of this black crystal bottle is ridiculously precious

There's a problem when you make things too precious, people are going to be afraid to use it. Take this Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac bottle, it's made by Baccarat Crystal and passes through the hands of twenty people before it's finished. Sure, it's fun to see black crystal transformed into a decanter for liquor… »4/07/15 5:58pm4/07/15 5:58pm

These crazy ice crystals forming on a window make my imagination go wild

There are some pretty nutty patterns that pop up in this time lapse of frost and ice crystals forming on Brenda Loewen's kitchen window. They almost look like the surface of a different planet or a topographical map of miserable wastelands or a microscopic look at creepy organisms. Whatever your imagination sees, it's… »3/15/15 8:57pm3/15/15 8:57pm

Philippe Stark Crystal Clear Watch: Cherry-Colored Wrist Candy

If you haven't ditched the good old fashioned wristwatch for the cellphone clock yet, Philippe Stark would like to reward your loyalty with this beautiful Crystal Clear Watch. While it may not be "clear," the watch does feature a bright red crystal display that looks so good you may be tempted to lick it to see if it… »9/12/08 5:40pm9/12/08 5:40pm

Garmin Has Style Lapse: Releases Faux-Diamond Enhanced Nuvi GPSs

Garmin's had a tiny stylistic brain-fart with some new Nuvi »9/11/08 4:37am9/11/08 4:37am GPSs. Imagine a cheesy glimmering gadget suckered-on to your windshield, sending glittering—and distracting—shafts of light into your car... that's kind of what you've got in the "light rose" and "black diamond" editions of the Nuvi 250 and 760. They're…

Battlemodo of Highest Res Video Goggles: Zeiss Cinemizer vs. Myvu Crystal

Despite the stigma, I've always wanted a pair of video goggles. I never did mind the nerd factor accompanying any piece of gear, at least not after admiring sci fi heroes like Cyclops of the X-men and Geordi from ST:TNG. But they've never been cheap or high-res enough until now. The Zeiss Cinemizer ($400) and the Myvu… »6/07/08 9:01pm6/07/08 9:01pm

Crystal Foosball Tables Suck All of the Fun Out of the Game

We have seen long foosball tables, hi-fi foosball tables and even beautiful foosball tables before, but none can compare to the luxury and elegance that the Teckell Collection can provide. The tables come in a number of different versions, but they all feature a crystal frame with shiny aluminum players—potentially… »5/27/08 9:00pm5/27/08 9:00pm

Ultra-Pretty Dell Crystal LCD Monitor Now Available

Click to viewDell has flaunted this gorgeous monitor for a while in various trade shows and press events, always saying that it's just a design concept and not available yet. That all changes now, because the 22-inch Dell Crystal LCD display is suddenly a real product. Just in time for CES, this beauty is set to ship… »1/03/08 12:00am1/03/08 12:00am