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

King of the Paper Ring

King of the Paper Ring

How pretty a princess you will be! Or prince! Or both! A set of rings, all made of basically what you’d call “regular” paper, each one cut out (by you), rolled or folded, and worn monthly (or daily, depending on how rough you are.) Each flower ring corresponds with a month out of the year. There are two sets: one birthday set, and one “yearly” set. Fancy!

0 Designer: TT:NT

Perfect Backpack Support

Perfect Backpack Support

Nearly infinitely adjustable (overstated by only a little bit) back support for the backpacking experience you’ll love to love. It takes either a very dedicated or very rich or very sponsored designer to spend a giant amount of time on one component of a larger product. What Jacob Howell has done here is to focus not on the carrying capabilities of the pack, but ability of that back to rest as nicely as possible on the back of the carrier.

0 Designer: Jacob Howell

Time Is So Orbital

Time Is So Orbital

It’s a good thing you learnt about planets in school; otherwise this Torbit Time-Orbit Watch Concept would have gone over your head. Apparently its been totally inspired by the fascinating movents of planets in their orbit. “The digital numbers on the annular panel display indicates time while moving clockwise around the circumference of the display; also corresponding to the position of where the hands on a traditional watch would have been.” For me, it’s just a cool looking watch that craves for a SWATCH branding.

0 Designer: Evan Yiwei Ma

Travel Bag-buggy

Travel Bag-buggy

I’m a veteran when it comes to traveling with kids and I know the nightmarish times I went through every time I ventured out. Cranky, jet lagged babies + luggage management is horrid combo. Try pushing a buggy and pulling your trolley bag at the same time! Dreadful! Good folks at Castiglione Morelli have an ingenious idea with their Samsonite Convertible Trolley Stroller Bag. A specialized compartment holds in a folded fabric, which when pulled out, stretches over the pull-out metallic frame; thus resulting in a child seat. Very Convenient.

0 Designer: Castiglione Morelli Design

Indestructible Sunglasses

Indestructible Sunglasses

Don’t mistake the “Fisk” for some pair of pimp glasses. These aren’t flashy. They aren’t gonna make eyes explode with envy. They’re gonna fit perfect and they’re gonna last. Whatchu watchu want? The first of two major features is the Global Fit adjustable nose bridge. Soft low porosity silicone over structural nylon adjustable to your strange nose. Then there’s the Ratchet Hinge. The hinge is made of surgical stainless steel and built with a Metal Injection Molding process for unbreakableness. Not to be left on your dashboard.

0 Designer: Jeff Sand

Vegan Leather? Matt & Nat Archive Bag Review

Vegan Leather? Matt & Nat Archive Bag Review

In my never ending quest for the perfect laptop bag, I stumbled across a French Canadian company called Matt & Nat who have an entire line of soft goods but it was their Archive bag that caught my eye. It’s all vegan leather which is an oxymoron so just think of it as faux leather – really good faux leather. Hit the jump for me review.

0 Designer: Matt & Nat (Buy It Here)