PURISME Bracelet: The Black Diamond

PURISME Bracelet: The Black Diamond

Our friends at PURISME are at it again with their latest offering – a Bracelet made of carbon fiber. If you’re a regular reader, you know YD LOVES carbon fiber. We’ve always been a huge fan of PURISME’s products – even if it is pricey but luxury this exquisite is on par with precious stones and metals. After all diamonds and carbon fiber are made of the same stuff. The bracelet is high-tech, rich and timeless. I’ve always loved the idea of carbon fiber jewelry. It sparkles, it’s incredibly lightweight yet stronger than steel. Stay glued for more info.

0 Designer: PURISME

Blinded by the Price

Blinded by the Price

A device to see without sight, adding distinguishable sound to objects that can’t be identified by sound. Dubbed “Info Jewelry” by designer Ryoji Takahashi, this ring and earpiece combo are used to scan products in stores. Once scanned with the ring, the signal is sent to the earpiece which conveys the product name and expiration date, where applicable. What other use could such a thing be? Perhaps many things could come of it!

0 Designer: Ryoji Takahashi

Food Balls Around the Neck

Food Balls Around the Neck

You remember the ubiquitous Candy Necklace, right? Many of you probably still indulge in edible jewelry now and again. While the Candy Necklace might not have been designer His-Ju Chang’s primary inspiration, she has certainly refined the art. Using the surplus of the world, here’s the solution to global hunger: the Food Necklace!

0 Designer: His-Ju Chang assisted by Yu-Lei Chu

Wristlet Gets Young'ins Back in Time For Supper

Wristlet Gets Young’ins Back in Time For Supper

Until such time toddlers are given mobiles on their 5th birthdays, parents will have difficulty keeping them wrangled in and safe from danger. This Wristlet from Petr Hampl might be a useful solution in the mean time, allowing parents to send messages, alarms or graphic symbols to the solar powered display. Better hope they come in other colors, I don’t think pink would fly very well with boys.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Viral Jewelry

Viral Jewelry

Well it has been nearly 17 years since AIDS was first recognized as a problem in the world. Since then, AIDS has taken more than 25 million lives. Designer Andriy Kurovets believes it is time to bring new attention to a virus that has brought so much misery around the world. This jeweled cross sectioned accessory is modeled in detail after the virus that causes AIDS.

0 Designer: Andriy Kurovets

Ringmarks Be Gone

Ringmarks Be Gone

Pilo Pilo ring is a finger ring with a mini cushion attached to it, designed to be both stylish and useful. I myself know I leave all kinds strange marks on my face as I ponder the genius bestowed upon me. I’m not really a ring wearer but I’ve had more impressions of my wrist watch than I care to admit. A cushion on a ring? Hey, I’ve seen stranger and this concept actually makes sense to me.

0 Designer: Sae Shigeto