Different Faces

Different Faces

The UNI watch has a customizable digital face. You can choose fonts, colors, backgrounds and hand designs with just a few clicks in the included software. It’s made of that weird soft touch plastic. Something about that texture keeps me petting it over and over. Even tho the pictures don’t show it very well, the display is a full color OLED. A built-in accelerometer turns the display on only when your wrist turns and the mini-USB port makes it easy to connect to your computer.

0 Designer: Takemura Ori

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

Nooka Dropping Hits Around the World

Nooka Dropping Hits Around the World

Wrath on all imitators! Behold a real Nooka wristwatch. Here we’ve got 100% real, accept no substitutes, brand name you can trust, love and devotion produced Nooka watch. It’s a “luxury” digital watch called “ZON.” It’s a world time watch with graph display and number display for time. Note: This post is pre-cursor to our up-and-coming collaboration with Nooka that will ultimately result in a Nooka Giveaway!

0 Designer: Matthew Waldman for NOOKA

A Marriage Of Style And Technology

A Marriage Of Style And Technology

I don’t think I need to remind you of the quirky sunglasses, MP3s or headsets that we have seen on YD over the years. However is this one of those moments where I bring you an item that’s all three! Bluetooth headset, player AND Sunglasses all rolled into one. Mood is something you would like to wear down Miami Beach and impress the crowds with your style. It’s a multifunctional accessory for your music, phone and eyes.

0 Designer: Akin Bacioglu

Are You Cuckoo for Nooka Fluff?

Are You Cuckoo for Nooka Fluff?

What we have here is a cute little watch. It is flexible rubber, digital, and is basically an arm-cuckoo clock. Kind of like a Rodger Rabbit sort of thing. More fantastic work from the folks at Nooka, right? Actually, not affiliated. Inspired by! Hannes Grebin submitted this to us (and half a dozen other design blogs) and I’m sure it’s about to blow up! Rightfully so?

*Blow up on the internets, I mean. I’m sure it works just fine. Have no fear! lol.

0 Designer: Hannes Grebin

Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

You’ve got no excuse, design student, I know you put that file in your finger last Tuesday. Oh, your finger is corrupt? That’s a tough break. I hope you got the clip-in version. Uh-oh, permanent? Harsh. Better get that chopped off and replaced further up your arm. Gonna have to call you Anakin pretty soon.

Yes, that is a USB device in place of a fingertip.

0 Designer: Alberto Villarreal of Zanic Design

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Surely you caffeine addicts will agree, coffee truly is the sexually oriented drink – It picks you up! It illuminates your world, if I may say so. Designer / Bookmark Maker Wonsik Chae takes this concept to an elegant level by making the drop-in tea bag light up your environment chemically. For those whose eyes are sensitive to brightness in the mornings, I recommend a different cup. For those who love lamp(s), drop it!

0 Designer: Wonsik Chae

Take ME With You This Weekend

Take ME With You This Weekend

Airlines really know how to ruin your vacations and I’m not just talking about flight delays. On my last trip Down Under they managed to screw up not one, but two of my luggage pieces. Thankfully they DID replace both of them, but to be fair for some part my suitcases were to be blamed as well. They were definitely not as sturdy as this Alliance Modular luggage that we see here.

0 Designers: Stephanie Bellanger, Pierre Parmentier & Sophie Martraire

Beepers are BACK

Beepers are BACK

On your wrist. In a moment I’ll get to the main function of this bracelet – but first: when you get an email, you get a notification of it on the bottom of the display. That’s it. Just like a beeper.

Also, the main function of this bracelet is to be a watch that appears to be a simple bangle, where in fact, when you run your finger through the hole, the time is displayed. Wowie!

0 Designers: Andy Kurovets

Time is Creepin on My Wrist and I'm Peepin' It

Time is Creepin on My Wrist and I’m Peepin’ It

What kind of time are you telling? The kind the bell tower is selling, or the time that your Mom is yelling? Check the hour hand on the “ON Air,” it’s got the minutes that you need right there. The red light has the time, as minimal as possible. Ask the siblings Asanaliev if you want one, they’ve got the strings that you’ll have to pull, no bull.

0 Designers: Iskender Asanaliev & Adilet Asanaliev

How To 'Not' Put On Your Earrings

How To ‘Not’ Put On Your Earrings

There’s been a lot of effort in transforming our ugly, but occasionally necessary, bluetooth headsets into something beautiful and ornamental but this headset by Ilshat Garipov almost crosses the line into complete ornament. Obviously designed for, and pulled off much better by, a woman, the piece took inspiration from the formation of a water droplet, housing a single button for receiving and ending calls. Now if only Ilshat would make something masculine for us guys; we occasionally like to look like self-important douchebags too!

0 Designer: Ilshat Garipov

Travel Chomp Chomp Chomping

Travel Chomp Chomp Chomping

Or juice! And you can put whatever you want with it. The top of this container is for the liquid, the bottom is for whatever you want to mix with it. The top seals shut and the bottom seals shut too! Are you a yuppie or are you a construction worker? Or are you a graphic designer? Or a professional wrestler? You’ll all love designer Arjan Brekveld’s little cup.

0 Designer: Arjan Brekveld

Long Wall Clock

Long Wall Clock

There isn’t real need to change the mechanics of a circular analog clock. It’s efficient, compact and can scale to any size from a wrist watch to Big Ben. That didn’t stop Aleksey Belyalov tho. He believes are more functional way (and more aesthetically pleasing) is a clock that fills up with white/black to indicate time of day. Marks along this long clock give you precise readings but even a quick glance is enough to determine the time of day. Unnecessary?

0 Designer: Aleksey Belyalov