Julia Chiang: My Rotten Apples

Drawn to things considered unworthy and unwanted, artist Julia Chiang's sculpture series My Rotten Apples embodies her unmistakable ability to transform the undesirable into covetable objects. This unique edition of 21, smaller-scale rotten apples stems from an upcoming large-scale floor sculpture entitled "Never Enough," in which Julia cast apples in porcelain and stacked the resulting "perfect" apples in a large pile to represent desire, excess …

Three Menorahs

Even goyim can appreciate the charm of lighting menorahs during dark winter months. These three—whether tongue-in-cheek, made from inventive materials or an unobtrusive modular set— lend just the right amount of irreverence for surviving the season. Acrylic Menorah This acrylic menorah (pictured above left) by Italian design team Sawaya & Moroni combines a classic shape with modern materials. Reminiscent of the Mahua Huni acrylic candelabras …

12 Bags for Guys

From tricked-out messengers to a rebirth of the proper satchel, men's bags are experiencing a design evolution and losing their stigma as sitcom fodder. Evolving to accomodate the gadget- (or diaper-) toting needs of the modern male, we've rounded-up 12 of our favorite daybags. Ting Small Canvas SatchelInghua Ting set up her company in London in 2000 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. …