Auris Skye: Music And Freedom As It Should Be

Auris Skye: Music And Freedom As It Should Be

Mention Kickstarter in a room and see how people start off with their two cents on the pros and cons. The bottom line on this topic is that crowdfunding is here to stay and innovations like the Auris Skye are in our hands thanks to the concept. The pain of getting seamless WiFi connectivity especially when you move from room to room is a thing of the past. The device is a receiver for your Music Dock that Streams Music Using Airplay or DLNA.

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Dressing Up The iPhone 5/5S With Windsor Wallet Sleeve

Dressing Up The iPhone 5/5S With Windsor Wallet Sleeve

When I met up with the Vaultskin team in London, I was impressed with their passion for bringing quality-designed products to the market. Unlike the mass-produced iPhone wallets that don’t even last you a month, each Windsor Wallet Sleeve for iPhone 5/5S is made from Luxury Italian Leather and luxe micro-suede lining, offering the ultimate protection and convenience. In short the sleeve lasts you long and good!

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Bling Love: LINEA Collection, WIN Jewelry Worth$150!

Bling Love: LINEA Collection, WIN Jewelry Worth$150!

Say Aye: all those who love and get inspired by the iconic architecture in the Bay area and beyond; AYE! Taking her inspiration from shapes and engineering concepts from San Francisco’s diverse urban landscape, designer Vanessa Gade is launching a whole new jewelry collection titled LINEA. Past collections have been inspired by art deco architecture, ikebana, suspension bridges and criss-crossing power lines & I will not be surprised to find a hint of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower and the SFMOMA, in some of these new pieces.

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Thunder…Wait for it…BOLT!

Thunder…Wait for it…BOLT!

For an average person on a busy day, the 10-hour talktime that your Smartphone says it will provide seems like an empty promise. Fact is, you run out of battery even before you make that most important call of the day. Emails need to be checked and answered, SMS and IM’s keep pouring in and all of these are a juice drain. Truth is, you need a BOLT! The world’s smallest portable battery backup and wall charger combined!

0 Designer: Fluxmob [ Buy it Here ]

The Evenflo Story With solidThinking Inspire

The Evenflo Story With solidThinking Inspire

To talk the talk is easy, but to walk the talk is a different ball game. What I mean is that most software companies simply leverage big words to deliver their speech but little else to validate their claims. However with solidThinking you are assured that they deliver what the promise. For example, with the solidThinking Inspire, they promise to offer a common visual language for engineering and ID. This is what infant equipment manufacturer Evenflo have to say….

Mindplar: Designed Differently!

Mindplar: Designed Differently!

Kickstarter success stories seem to be very heart-warming, but the truth of the matter is that there is a great amount of sweat, blood and tension expended, just to get the finished products out to the backers. Mindplar’s story is no different than this, however they have managed to sustain and emerge as design studio that has carved their own path. The DEFENDE & ELITE are two awesome bumpers for the iPhone that are designed differently and boast impeccable lineage.

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The X – Pen Magic

The X – Pen Magic

For a person who gets inspired by fine writing instruments, it should be easy for me to articulate my opinion about the X – Pen, but for some odd reason I have a block! I think it stems from the fact that I equated well designed pens with the high-end brands. The X – Pen has forced me to rewire my thinking & take into consideration that lovingly crafted pens can be equally inspiring, distinguished and exude the same amount of confidence that a Porsche Design TecFlex or a Mont Blanc can!

0 Designers: The Minimal Duck, Arash and Mehdi Malek [ Buy it Here ]

I Heart Stooka

I Heart Stooka

I am writing this article on the Stooka Chair, curled up in my hotel bed, from one of the trendiest boutique hotels of Singapore. The kinds that focuses only on chairs! It’s ironic that this hipster place has all kinds of seating options from eras gone by, but not one that boasts of being sustainable, multifunctional, portable, easy to store and more importantly eco-friendly. Perhaps I should talk to them about the Stooka.

0 Designer: Design Lot 5 [ Buy it Here ]

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

Two kisses on the runway, plenty of dance moves, one South Korean traditionally dressed gal and loads of excitement later, I am finally back in my room. Its almost 2:30 am here in Singapore, and I cannot get sleep until I recap this Bedazzling red dot awards night! Ken Koo and Peter Zec took to the stage and set the ball rolling for an evening of celebrations. This year, many things were done differently; first off yours truly was the onsite video reporter and had a videographer follow me everywhere. Videos coming later…

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

You best know him as the man behind the red dot awards – concept design, Singapore, however I know Ken Koo as the visionary behind many design initiatives across this island country. We almost lost him to the world of finance, with his degree in accountancy; Ken began his career with numbers. But like they say … Accenture’s loss is now the design fraternity’s gain! I hope to turn my many conversations with Ken into a bustling series, and that you readers and I can pick his brains on topics related to the business of design.

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2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

On October 16th, 8 finalists out of more than 1700 submissions will go head to head, vying for the top spot in the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition. YD will be reporting live from the event in Stockholm, Sweden to give you instant access to all the drama, blood, sweat, tears, fist fights and hair pulling. Ok… so maybe no fist fights or hair pulling, but something’s bound to go down! Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter and YD. 

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Yube Modular Furniture

Yube Modular Furniture

I am going through the painful process of redecorating my home office. Caught on a tight budget, being picky on the design sensibilities and opting for some sense of eco-consciousness is not helping my case at all. Just when I was about to give up on finding any ‘fashion forward’ thinking styles for shelves, tables and cupboards, I stumbled upon the magic of Yube Modular Furniture. The focus being modularity, sustainability and customization, Yube is ideal for me and those who care about style and functionality.

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Unraveling The Grain Audio Story

Unraveling The Grain Audio Story

You can’t fault Mitch Wenger and his team at Grain Audio for giving us one of the most compelling portable audio solutions in a long time. While stalwarts were fighting over adding unnecessary features like alarms and loud colors, Mitch and his team of passionate music and design enthusiasts started working on one of the most creative wireless audio solutions with the Packable Wireless System (PWS). Crafted from warm walnut wood and other essential elements, The Grain Audio products are a treat for the true music fan who appreciates audiophile sound quality.

0 Designer: Grain Audio [ Buy it Here ]