Halloween 2006: Three Ghost-Themed Finds

The flowing ghost shape may be the most emblematic of Halloween. (Does it get any simpler than a sheet with holes?) Some of our favorite artists and designers have embraced the classic silhouette and created a few non-traditional ghosts to help celebrate the macabre holiday. The new offbeat book on entertaining by Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (above right) includes crafts, …

Three Nature-Inspired Lamps

100% Design, the London design fest's main event, usually focuses on the slick and often boring end of the market, but this year these three lamps stood out from the crowd for their beautifully simple organic forms. Diffuse. Their minimal forms with beautiful textures and floral details (pictured above left and right) are elegantly understated additions to any room. FOC (or Freedom Of Creation) is …

Lee West

Lee West is a young English designer who has been working in Paris since 2000. He's quickly made a name for himself "Create(ing) useful objects with maximum material quality" for Ligne Roset, Cinna, Arc international, Paco Rabanne perfumes and Seiko. We like his sensibility for organic forms and mirrored surfaces. Here are a few of his works (more after the jump): His Boss table lamp …