The Brit Speaker's Marriage

The Brit Speaker’s Marriage

The designers of the Josiah DAB Radio and Bluetooth Speaker call their creation the marriage of British ceramic heritage from Stoke-on-Trent with the simplicity and playfulness practiced by the Soho design team. An interesting explanation for a handmade ceramic creation! Anyways, the speakers are deigned with wit and functionality and will look great right next to my Buddha plant.

0 Designers: Kwame Ferreria and Yayo

Divide And View

Divide And View

The Always With Three is a very innovative approach to making smartphones easier to use. Most of them are now offering a decent size screen, however the multiple tasks and features that are packed make them a tad overwhelming to use. The idea here is to have three dynamic pop-up screens that expand when used in the pop-up mode. One screen is dedicated for use as a keyboard (and joystick) while the other two navigate between media player and display. Basically an expandable device, but with innovative variations!

0 Designer: Jeonghwan Bae

An iPhone Dock and So Much More

An iPhone Dock and So Much More

When it comes to iPhone accessories, the Lumawake breaks expectations, blowing other dock designs out of the water both aesthetically and functionally! Why functionally? Well, to say it charges just barely scratches the surface – it also tracks sleeping patterns, integrates with home theaters, has an open API for developers to develop compatible software, and waaaay more! Hit the jump to see all the specs!

0 Designer: Lumawake

The Night Gestures

The Night Gestures

The Night Communication is a solar empowered, LED silicone glove concept that allows people to communicate with gestures even in pitch darkness. Imagine yourself trekking in the woods and there is a considerable distance between you and the others in your party. In situations like this, using common gesture like how we use in scuba diving can help in communicating over the long distance.

0 Designer: Wang Lili

When it Couldn't Get Easier...

When it Couldn’t Get Easier…

Especially compared to digital clocks, analog ones are easy enough to change when daylight savings time hits, right? WRONG- there’s always room for improvement! Proof- the Ambigu wall clock has a hanging element on the reverse side that’s very similar to standard designs but with one major difference: dual-positioned hook spaces that make it possible to easily rotate the clock one hour forward or backward in accordance with the time changes.

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Laser Shirt! Pew Pew!

Laser Shirt! Pew Pew!

The popularity of glow-in-the-dark graphics on t-shirts has faded somewhat over the years, but this new line of threads aims to bring the signature neon back in an entirely new & innovative way. Utilizing a specialized material, each shirt can be completely customized from front to back by applying a UV laser light. Apply your unique designs or text from up to 40 ft away. Better yet, the shirt can be redesigned after it fades! Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Glow Threads

Everything but the TuTu

Everything but the TuTu

Who knew that with the introduction of gaming systems like Wii and XBox Kinect that the stereotype of lazy, couch-potato gamers would fade and be replaced with modern, home-fitness freaks?! This smart-app, called Pas de Ballet, is a great example of how interactive gaming systems can be used as supplemental training in a variety of sports and other physical activities. Using Kinect’s motion-sensing technology, it helps ambitious users perfect their skills even when a coach isn’t available. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Michal Bar-Yoseph

Guessing Game # 15

Guessing Game # 15

What is this? Hair…maybe, but definitely not on your face! I am in a Christmassy-giving mood already, so this much hint will suffice.

YD regulars, you know the rules…new folks – this is just a fun game where you have to guess what the product is by looking at this preview. Details are inside. No prizes for guessing but just loads of admiration and love!

0 Designer: John Caswell [ Available @ YD Store for $39.00 ]

Clustered Lighting

Clustered Lighting

Though at first glance it looks like a singular unit, the Square Bell hanging pendant is actually 5 lamps in 1. Smaller, pyramid-shaped shades surround a larger central shade, creating a functional cluster that is at once united and separate. The unique placement and angle of each individual shade casts expansive directional illumination, making it an ideal choice for lighting larger spaces.

0 Designer: Francesco Fazio

Audio Couture

Audio Couture

The first in a series of audio products that take aim at design-conscious female consumers, Stellé’s new Pillar speaker combines tech and fashion-sense in a seamless portable music capsule. Embodying the idea of functional decor, the bold yet simple silhouette makes an elegant accessory from room to room while providing crystal-clear audio that streams directly from any Bluetooth devices within 50 feet. In anodized brushed aluminum, matte black,  high gloss white, or wood veneer, there’s a style for every aesthetic taste.

0 Designer: Ashcraft Design for Stellé

Modern Woodware

Modern Woodware

Out of all the fancy metal, plastic & other kitchen utensils I own, my wooden set is still the one I most often look to for a variety of uses. There have been plenty of metal, magnet, wall-mounted designs- so why not design a set for the ones people like me use most? Well now there is! Gigodesign’s Woodware series is the most modern & sleek use of natural wood in a utensil I’ve seen. The fork, spoon & spatula are easily kept handy with embedded magnets that can be attached to the wall mount or any other metal surface.

0 Designer: Gigodesign

Life’s Good

Life’s Good

So how would you go about rebranding and redefining and iconic company, which has dished out some cutting-edge innovations over the years? If you the likes of Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang, then this is probably what you will do: design a whole new range of tech products and try and make it as top-notch as the original, if not better. Say hello to The Define Mobile Phone, Lift Protective Tabs for the phone, Boom dock, Aux dongle and Snap Camera. All packaged in one sleek look!

0 Designers: Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang

Smartphone Diabetes Management

Smartphone Diabetes Management

The Gluco diabetes management device incorporates smartphone connectivity for super-easy functionality. The diminutive, modern design is portable a& discrete. Operable with just one hand, simply slide in one motion to both prepares the lancet & dispenses a test strip. In less than 5 seconds users can finish their reading with results displayed on the LCD screen. Better yet, results are automatically transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone where they are stored for viewing and sharing.

0 Designer: Sam Whipp