design*sponge salutes: thorsten van elten
well folks, i've met my match. i've found my design soulmate and he's only a few thousand miles way. his name is thorsten van elten and i'm smitten. thorsten set up tve in 2002 in order to quote, "work with people i like on products i love". man, this guy has my dream job. when i set out to start this blog, my only goal was to share the things i loved with people who i thought might like them too. i think people who work hard and make interesting, creative things deserve attention and if i'm in a position to help in any way, then gosh darn it, i will. i love that thorsten is doing exactly what i set out to do, and helping scores of talented designers along the way. d*s salutes you thorsten- keep up the wonderful work!
i love thorsten because he does what i wish i could do- he represents great people who make great products. his all-star line up includes: electricwig (love them!), details, czechmania, trico and interior tools. but really, you can't go wrong, the man has impeccable taste. i've chosen a sampling below of my favorite things. but if you must know, the pidgeon light by ed carpenter (see above) is my favorite.
(for apartment therapy's bit on thorsten click here).