Whether you love or hate his stuff, the sheer range of Philippe Starck's career has got to be the envy of every industrial designer. He's worked on everything from $300 million superyachts to wind turbines, from furniture down to the infinitesimal screw-less, weld-less, spherical eyeglass hinges that are about to hit the market.
"The SPHERE hinge, which has no screws or welds, offers unique multidirectional freedom of movement, a natural evolution of Biolink® technology based on the flexibility of the human collarbone."
"Biolink" refers to the "bio-mechanical" articulation Starck's been working on since earlier eyewear collections. While you can buy those earlier designs on LensCrafters.com, for the Sphere collection you'll have to go to Alain Mikli's Madison Avenue boutique later this month. Prices are $205 to $230 (which is actually a lot cheaper than I thought they'd be).