Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

SOL – an interactive spatial installation staging the origin of solar energy. In an immersive environment the principles of nuclear fusion can be experienced in a narrative and playful way. Entering a bright and glistening corpus, the visitor experiences the darkness inside the sun and watches the chaotic motion of protons. Thankfully, radiation not included. Interacting with the particles causes them to fuse and produce energy which manifests as light bursts inside “the core” as well as a rising light level on the outside.

0 Designer: TheProduct*

For Turtle Carrying

For Turtle Carrying

If you’re the sort of person who works with and in the sea, you’re probably aware of sea turtles. If you are aware of sea turtles and you’re the sort of person who works with and studies them, you’ll be interested in Tuto: a mobile workstation for studying and analyzing sea turtles. It’s basically a completely fabulous stretcher made exclusively for turtles, a mobile workstation that helps optimize activities such as body measurements, blood and tissue sampling, and tagging with Inconel tags.

0 Designers: 2Y1DEA

To Eat Off A Smile

To Eat Off A Smile

Inspired by virtual imagery and digital computer graphics, specifically the popular “emoticons”, PATTERNED SMILE introduces two new faces designed exclusively for this urban, contemporary tableware set. A delicate and humorous vision by Estudio BIS// CUIT to give your table a distinctive and creative twist. I’m enthralled y’all. Really, this is just BRILLS!

0 Designer: Estudio BIS//CUIT

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Red Dot Concept Design has this niche category called Fashion and the projects seen here range from shoes to backpacks to watches. So what in the future for wrist bling? It’s a diamond encrusted digital edition and an eccentric analogue beauty! Hit the jump to find out more.

0 Designers: Various

Time and Memories

Time and Memories

Wonjune Song sent us his version of how time flows like a river and memories are all that are left behind. Nice esoteric thoughts, but I dig the Memory Time Watch more for its casual looks, and the subtle way the inner mechanics are revealed. Let’s just go with the memory flow!

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do!

Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do!

The festive season is a time when your entire family comes together for the holidays. With a house full of hungry tummies to feed, the kitchen ends up being the hotspot for all to hang out. Here are some ideas to spice up your kitchen and make it feel warm, inviting and elegant. I bet you’re cooking up a handsome feast for all!

0 Kitchen Products Available at The YD Store

Giant Robotic Dust Ball

Giant Robotic Dust Ball

A giant dust ball that cleans dust balls? The idea is too weird and too good. I’m sold. The motor inside doubles as the dust bin and drives the unit by rotating on 2 axes to generate enough force to move. When full, it automatically returns to its starting point and glows. Again, LOVE IT but there’s a reason why most floor cleaning robots are short and squat.

0 Designer: Dave Hakkens

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Oh Alex, how you’ve become my favorite water bottle these past few months. I didn’t think much of you at first but then I found out former Oakley team manager Chris Hotell and pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler founded the company who made you and I become intrigued. You’re so special. You do a lot but there’s two things you do better than anyone else baby.

0 Designer: Nice Reusables (Buy it here)

While You’re Waiting at a Stop Light

While You’re Waiting at a Stop Light

Here’s an idea that’s almost there. The Droplet Traffic Light works like your standard fare but the opposite, inactive side displays the latest news blurbs and weather conditions. Okay WAIT A MINUTE. I need my thinking caps on because this must be designed for traffic systems that move in circular paradigms. Wouldn’t work in the States where traffic takes turns with cross-traffic. Novel idea though and love that it’s solar powered.

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

It Holds Keys and Hangs Coats

It Holds Keys and Hangs Coats

I’m usually pretty good about keeping my keys and travel chotchkies in one place. I’m ambivalent about tossing them in a bowl or hanging them by the door. Ugh, that’s the worse because it’s just a constant reminder of Los Angeles traffic every time I walk by. I digress. If I had something like the Blomp Coathanger – my issues would be alleviated. Love the receptacle to keep all your crap and hide them from view with a coat. Done and done. They look technical but it’s all handmade from poly-resin. Brills!

0 Designer: David Cathro

Think Japanese Minimalism

Think Japanese Minimalism

I’m enamored with two products by Japanese studio h220430. The Tokonoma is a display shelf of sorts that puts Japanese minimalism front and center. It’s different from the minimalism we’re used to seeing from the west which is often described as stark and cold. There’s something intrinsically warm about the Japanese variant. It’s subtle and enriches anything placed on top.

0 Designer: h220430 Studio

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

This Basic Dining Chair is inspired by the Korean letter shape “Zi-Ut.” There’s a playful balance between traditional Asian forms and Dutch mid-century cues. There’s something Eames-ish about it too and it’s one of those chairs that looks good from every angle. Just check out that profile. Gorge!

0 Designer: Heera Jeong

Stainless Steel and Bronze

Stainless Steel and Bronze

Designer Dan McCabe describes his “Two Faced” coffee table as strikingly modern and I totally agree. The juxtaposition between the austere stainless steel and ornate silicon bronze frame is very unique. There’s something creepy about it. Can’t quite put my finger on it but it beckons to be touched. Color me impressed. 16″ H X 52″ W X 20″ D

0 Designer: Dan McCabe