Vintage Nixie Tubes That Tell Time

Vintage Nixie Tubes That Tell Time

Scores of you are going to drool over this unique time-telling machine! Called the Nixie Concrete Clock, its full-on retro with shiny orange Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete body and can be wall mounted as well. Inspired by the vintage Z560M Nixie tubes, used in former East-Germany, this one’s got 6 different tubes that keep you occupied with its shimmy looks and time telling techniques. Check out the movies on the Nixie Concrete website and learn more on this fully functioning prototype.

0 Designer: Daniel Kurth

Molecular Telephone

Molecular Telephone

Oh fabulous simplicity. Wherefor art thou, the truest form of it? Is it the newest bricks, or the never-made sculpturals without “beer compass” applications? Judge for me! This is a concept cell phone made by Tjep Design for the O2 company. It is based on the same concept as O2, the molecularity, that is. It’s a cell-cell. Get it? It’s only got a few functions, that being on and off, a telephone mode and a text mode. It’s got a number pad and even a * symbol. And a cute little tiny screen.

0 Designer: Tjep Design

Win The $495 Nooka Zon Cuz You’re Worth it!

Win The $495 Nooka Zon Cuz You’re Worth it!

Winner: Alex C. in Saint Louis, MO!

Must there always be a reason to do a giveaway? Hell yes otherwise no one wants to sponsor one!

Luckily for YD and its loyal community, there is a company as honest in its views as ours. I’m talking about the elegant Nooka, who have graciously agreed to do a giveaway for us…simply because they too feel that YD readers DESERVE something special! It’s our (YD& Nooka’s) way of reciprocating loyalty.

Crucify My Love

Crucify My Love

For quite a while I used to believe that infidelity is a state of mind. This was till I realized that porn and men are like inseparable and therefore every man would be a fantasizing infidel! Better than putting a leash on your partner and curbing natural instincts, is the set of TooRings that “Fix Your Love”. The set consists of 4 rings that represent practical advice of tightening your relationship, not screwing it up, smoothing the rough patches and building bridges.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Ten Exciting And Unique Backpacks

Ten Exciting And Unique Backpacks

Summer’s up and as most of you design students must be getting ready to buy supplies for the new term. Before you head out for a new backpack, just browse through this prized collection. I know most of them are just concepts, but they are unique, exciting and desirable.

0 Designers: Various

High Fashion MP3

High Fashion MP3

So the fine folks at high fashion brand Vivienne Tam decided they needed something special for their 2009 VIP customers. So they spoke with the Kit Men. The Kit Men said hay let’s make some real “technology art” and whip up a really hot mp3 player with some sass. And so they did.

0 Designer: Kit Men

Watch Not On My Wrist

Watch Not On My Wrist

I’d much rather wear sweatbands than a watch on my wrist while playing a sport; hence this concept watch by Max Germano makes perfect sense. It fits across the back-of-the-palm and its selling points are easy access to the dial, and a clear view to the heart-rate, stats etc. The flip-side is that it could compromise the grip of the racket or whatever it is that you are holding as the straps may interfere. However, since the watchband is made from super-soft elastomer, it just may-be comfy….I’m on the fence.

0 Designer: Max Germano

For Jogging Underwater

For Jogging Underwater

It gets weirder in here every day. Wouldn’t you agree? Today we’ve got the Nooka Zot-V, and it’s a doozie. I’m sure you’re a bit familiar with the NOOKA line of watches, as Yanko’s definitely had some moments in time with them before. And here’s their new deal! It’s wild, it’s weird, it’s entirely Nookatastic: Nooka Zot-V. You’ll be pressing so many buttons that you’ll forget your smartphone at the coffee shop.

0 Designer: NOOKA

A Bit of a Turtle Shell

A Bit of a Turtle Shell

That’s all you need for the most naturally ninja-tastic backpack you’re ever gonna own. Straight from Shenkar College of engineering and design in Tel Aviv, Israel, here’s Davidi Galid’s “Meiosis.” Three dimensional polygons galore in a grid system that screams naturalistic and it’s probably really really safe on the inside.

0 Designer: Davidi Galid

Saddle Up!

Saddle Up!

The saddle. What’s more classic than the saddle. The HORSE saddle, I should say. There ARE things more classic than the RAT saddle, which of course is ridden by the common cowboy cricket. No, I am talking about the human-to-horse saddle here, and what we HAVE here is a design that re-interpreits that. With a nice, shiny new, web mesh.

0 Designer: Ben Cselley

Nooka Grows a Nose and a Waist

Nooka Grows a Nose and a Waist

I’m sure you being such design-oriented and informed folks know all about the watchmaking group that goes by the name Nooka. We’ve done a post or two in the past about them (as you can see if you clicked the link,) but always about their arm-clocks. What we’ve got here today is a real-deal, honest to god spinoff of the Nooka brand! Designed and manufactured by Nooka – a fragrance and a belt – sure to satisfy your lust for the designer watch underground kings brand.

0 Designer: Nooka

No Stiff Helmet For My Head Please

No Stiff Helmet For My Head Please

I don’t blame the woman in this pic for looking so stiff coz I wouldn’t know how to react to this kitsch helmet. Made from textile instead of rigid materials, the “TopUp Head Protection” for cyclists and walkers is an exploration of the honeycomb pattern and device a protective gear for the head. The brief was to design a gear that was is light and compact and that could deal with minor bumps and falls. The honeycomb was an obvious choice for its impact resistance and shock absorption qualities.

0 Designers: Caroline Journaux & Adrien Guerin for DoYouVélo?

Glaming Up The Fruit Bag

Glaming Up The Fruit Bag

A shopping bag is a bag and nothing more, unless you peak it up with some special effects. Regenesi’s Fruit Bag’s claim to fame is the ingenious use of reclaimed leather, specially sourced from Salamander. The smooth marriage of Italian flamboyance and Japanese practicality is evident in the characteristics of the shopper. Comfortable handles that sit easy on the shoulders and a series of internal pockets render it functional and secure.

0 Designers: Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Regenesi