Cut Throat Or Wrist

Cut Throat Or Wrist

Rarely do we cover jewelry on YD and rarely does a design studio like Art Lebedev come up with some. Presenting here is the Punctirus Bracelet or Necklace, which according to the designers can “never go unnoticed.” I daresay I agree, not for the clever styling but for the fact that it goes well around the neck and the wrist. Anything multi-functional these days is a bonus, especially in “expensive” category! But I must add, as a choker the Punctirus gives a vamp-ish look! I love it!

0 Designers: Art Lebedev

Haoshi X Rings Review

Haoshi X Rings Review

I’m a sucker for unique things and the Haoshi X Rings more than satisfy my wanton needs. I love the Animal Series of rings made of resin set in sterling silver. They’re eye catching, high quality, beautifully designed and unisex. My only regret is not knowing about them sooner to include in our DO WANT! Gift Guide but who needs a holiday to shop! At $75 a ring with 10 animals to choose from – I say go treat yourself and buy one!

0 Designer: Haoshi Design Studio (Buy it here)

If Those Little Lights Aren't Cutting It

If Those Little Lights Aren’t Cutting It

So you’re hearing impaired. And the telephone rings. But you aren’t looking at the phone, so you can’t see that little light flashing on it.* Or you’re looking for a new solution for waking up in the morning. Or the doorbell rings. What ever do you do? You come over here and check this right out, right now! It’s a wristband that informs about all of that at once, through sensations in the skin!

0 Designer: May Wilson

Replacing the Backs of Chairs

Replacing the Backs of Chairs

What we’ve got here is a casual clothes rack that wonders why, since the body that the clothes are going to be on is all smooth surface and lumpy contents, why then, is the clothing hanger made to hold clothing flat? Well, probably to save space, right? Well heck, not every bit of clothing is meant to sit in a closet. Some articles are just so pretty they’ve gotta sit pretty on this “Lean” rack.

0 Designer: Dennis Cheng

iSkin Solo Review

iSkin Solo Review

iPhone cases are a dime a dozen but a handful stand out combining functionality with beautiful design. iSkin is synonymous with protective soft goods so it didn’t surprise me how good the Solo was for the iPhone. It’s crazy affordable and there is a color/design option for every taste. The hardest part is deciding which one to get. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: iSkin (Buy it here)

Umbrella For Graffiti

Umbrella For Graffiti

Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling quite poetically brings out the relationship between an umbrella and the rain. Simple pleasures from the past that we have long forgotten; jumping into puddles or using a stick to draw in the sand! Her take is this Rain Brush Umbrella designed with a paint-brush (silicon) like tip, so that you can dip it into the nearest rain puddle and start drawing water graffiti on the sidewalk. A nice past-time if you’re waiting for a bus or something.

0 Designer: Liu Hsiang-Ling

Get The Message?

Get The Message?

If you like something, it’s neat to endorse it in your day-to-day lives. Like when you go to Disneyland you buy Mickey stuff, likewise with this delightful set of Icon bags. They do nothing but carry your stuff in style! Bottom line we have a Windows range available, so let’s make the most of it: Message (Messenger Bag), My Photo (Camera Bag), Documents (Laptop Bag) & My Document (Laptop Bag)

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy it Here ]

Stix n Stone May Break My Bones

Stix n Stone May Break My Bones

Ah, no one is breaking anything here, I simply wanted to say this aloud that’s it. But here’s a reason why you’ll love this 2-version jewelry called Stix & Stones; it has discreet magnets in place so that you can play with the design and create your own pendant. A different one every day! The Basic Necklace includes four magnetic spheres of silver and black nickel. The Full Necklace cord comes with six brushed stainless steel stix of assorted lengths, and six magnetic spheres of silver and black nickel. Take your pick!

0 Designer: Brandon Perhacs [ Buy Basics | Full ]

What Time is it? It's Time to Refill

What Time is it? It’s Time to Refill

Marty! It’s time to turn your clock back upside right. This is a wristwatch that’s got two titles. Alternates, if you will: one is “Liquid Time” while the alternative is “From Nowhere to Nowhere.” And as you may have guessed, this wristwatch has a clever little take oh how the 5th dimension TIME works.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Malcolm Fontier Mojito Wallet Review

Malcolm Fontier Mojito Wallet Review

Only $20! I bet that caught your attention. It’s no joke. The Mojito Wallet is available at a reduced priced direct from Malcolm Fontier. If the name isn’t familiar – the company makes vegan (synthetic) leather soft goods with lots of style at a fraction of the price. Male readers can probably empathize with my wallet woes. I carry a bulky leather wallet big and heavy enough to change the way I walk. The Mojito is one of the slimmest wallets I’ve seen and for $20, there’s no competition around.

0 Designer: Malcolm Fontier (Buy it here)

Biker Bags

Biker Bags

Carrying a purse or bag while riding a bicycle has been restrictive thus far. What I mean is that either you end up carrying a backpack or have those geeky baskets in front of the handlebars. Revolutionizing the way we carry our stuff is this absolutely fashionable set, simply called the Handlebar Bag & Bike Rack Bag. What I love is the way it hooks onto the bike, and then simply comes off as an elegant bag; loops, extra straps, and attachment clips detach and can be hidden.

0 Designer: Po Campo [ Buy Handlebar Bag & Bike Rack Bag ]

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

Mine smells like a cat, and sneezing. It’s kind of like a survival course. But for Vivian Chun-Yen Wang as a design student, it’s the school’s natural odor, of course! Her project here deals with the olfactory portion of everyday working in a non-culinary environment. Why non-culinary? Because they’re basically the only ones that already have their smells mastered!

0 Designer: Vivian Chun-Yen Wang

Crystal To Open Doors

Crystal To Open Doors

The Open-Me is a fancy crystal ring that doubles up as a security agent. Besides looking like a hip piece of jewelry, the geometric cut of the crystal is the key to opening your doors. A 3-D scanner embedded in the door lock scans the facets of crystal, and pops open only after authenticating the cut. Only probs is that in a fit of rage, if you ever smash that crystal, you’d be locked out forever!

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane