Each Hour By A Cyclist

Each Hour By A Cyclist

To pay homage to cyclist Graeme Obree’s amazing career, Mr. Jones Watches just released “The Hour” watch. Each hour of the day is revealed by a cutout with words that have particular meaning to Mr. Obree. For example, the 12 o’clock position reveals the numbers 52.713 which is the distance Obree covered to win the world cycling championship in 1995. Inspired by Obree’s flare for the unconventional, the watch uses design cues normally reserved for children’s watches. It’s playful, allows for intricate illustrations, yet very professional and functional.

0 Designer: Mr Jones Watches

For Scenes Above And Below The Sea Level

For Scenes Above And Below The Sea Level

UNDERABOVE is a dual-lens buoy-style camera that can take pictures of the underwater happenings and above the water happening, at the same time. The idea is to experiment and add more dimensions of picture taking while at sea. The clever design incorporates air in the top-half of the body and water in the lower half, to help it stay afloat. An LCD screen gives you a quick preview of the shots taken, and a timer facilitates self-portraits as well.

0 Designer: In Kyung Han

One Component Wind Power

One Component Wind Power

How would you like your very own take-it-home apply-it-yourself wind power generator? How about a whole array of them? This is a design that’s just that, take it home, unpack it, screw it into the wall, connect it to whatever battery you’ve got that can hold generated power, and let it rip! This design is made up of blades, the generator, a telescopic shaft (so that the fan can be extended or “away”, electric power plug, and switch. With an array of 15 of these fans, you can power a household of four people for a month.

0 Designers: Liao-Hsun Chen and Wen-Chih Chang

Exclusive For The Boys! Gift Ideas For Under $25!

Exclusive For The Boys! Gift Ideas For Under $25!

If you are in this zone with a guy and want to keep this Christmas budget-wise a low-key affair for him, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on getting him something less-meaningful or great. Here are 6 wonderful ideas that stick with your budget of under $25! The goods are awesome with a price to match, so hit the jump and discover what you can get for your guy….

0 Designers: Various

Replaceable Earphones

Replaceable Earphones

DIY is a set of earphones that is very smart. Each and every wire in this set is detachable and hooks up to a central module. This means the left earbud, right earbud, central module and line out are all independent and replaceable when busted. The central module works as a remote control for the player and features basic functions like volume, play and stop. This module is proposed to come in two modes: basic and Bluetooth. Obviously the Bluetooth one connects to the player wirelessly!

0 Designer: Choi Hyong-Suk

Virus Beware, The Spuit Is Here

Virus Beware, The Spuit Is Here

There are two sides to a coin, on one side we have groovy gadgets and on the other we have hidden malware and virus to spoil our fun. To combat it we resort to many protective gears and a futuristic attempt is the Virus Spuit. This handy vaccine device is capable of detecting and removing virus in devices like a Portable Hard Disk. It even features the intuitive action of a syringe that draws in or releases liquid, to extract the malicious content.

0 Designers: Kim Hye-won, Kim Ji-eun & Park Na-hyun

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

Question: How do you make a unique lamp? Answer: Use laser cut plexi glass and one hundred translucent micro-cassettes!

I’m talking about the Tape Lamp; gorgeous, snazzy and so DIY, yet classy! Fitted with a 40 watt Vida Large G-16.5 Globe A tribute to the 80’s kitsch style!

0 Designer: Transparent House, Inc

Convertible Shoes

Convertible Shoes

So you’ve got a pair of shoes for the sun, right? Do you have a pair of shoes for when it’s raining so much you’ve got to slosh through the puddles? Oh you do? Well how about a pair of shoes that are BOTH of those things upon a quick adjustment? A cool designer by the name of REN Fangying has a design like that. It’s called “Sunny and Rain” and it works both as a pair or regular shoes AND as a pair of overshoes, whichever you need!

0 Designer: REN Fangying

This Watch Around Wrist

This Watch Around Wrist

Here’s a watch which shows not only hours and minutes, but seconds (like any good watch should) and days and months as well. And not only that, this watch, called Orbit, changes color from transparent to black inverted depending on the time of day, and it works as a bedside clock when it’s off your wrist as well. Lookie! Gravitational sensor!

0 Designer: André Sheydin

Children’s Special - Five Things I’d Pick For My Kids!

Children’s Special – Five Things I’d Pick For My Kids!

One of the biggest USP of the YD Store is that it has something for everyone, including children! Some of the newest additions are adorable and worth having a look at. I have two growing children, so when I asked them to have a peek with me, to pick 5 favorites, we all instinctively chose the following as our best pick for the Children’s Special! OMG, there is a special bonus inside!

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Garden Fresh Air At Home

Garden Fresh Air At Home

Yanko Design is not new to air purifier concepts, however when it comes to the real thing, we have seen very few. To make up for the loss here is the O – Two Air Purifier, a small compact air cleaner that fits into the home environment seamlessly. It uses BioOx organic compounds to remove 99.9% of pollutants from the air you breathe and is silent as a lamb. It generates zero harmful waste, uses no filters, and uses less than 6 watts of energy while running!

0 Designers: Laut Design, Studio Hagler & Montie Design

Measuring Silk Straight!

Measuring Silk Straight!

The SILK is an electronic measuring tape that is not a “tape” per se; it’s a steel wire that winds out to do the deed. An electronic feedback on the screen gives you the measure, plus it does stuff like recording multi-time measurements. Since it’s a steel wire, it can be used as a plumb as well thus making it a very handy tool.

0 Designers: Liao Yuelong, Li Hongbing & Guo Yang

AKA Star Wars Moisture Vaporators

AKA Star Wars Moisture Vaporators

If you’re the sort of person whose been living in the Western world over say, the past 30 years, you’ve seen or at least know about the first Star Wars movie: A New Hope. In this movie they speak briefly about this bit of technology called a moisture vaporator. It collects water in a way opposite of the evaporation process that sucked the land dry of its watery resources. In a very similar gesture, designers Chun Yen Tsao and Hsing-Tan Yang have created “Swater.”

0 Designers: Chun Yen Tsao and Hsing-Tan Yang