Don’t Iron Bras At Work

Don’t Iron Bras At Work

We are on a Lebedev overdrive today and rightly so. Their concepts are seemingly perfect for today’s fun day! What we have in this batch is a coffee mug re-design that puts the “energy of hot coffee to practical use.” In simple terms, the heat from your piping hot coffee-filled mug “Ironius” can be used to iron out a few creases of your shirt. Perfectly handy for those naughty ones who indulge in office romances. *Nina in her silky black bra are not included in the package!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Magically USB Delicious!

Magically USB Delicious!

It’s a magic tophat! And this magic… it is engineering science. What one hat here does is the work of a much more scientific looking USB hub! But I say to you this! How fun is that box you’ve got, that silly looking, non-fun USB hub you’ve got over there? None at all! That’s not fun at all. What were you thinking! Instead you could be over here having the time of your life using this magic hat! It’s called “Cylindrus” and it contains no rabbits.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

See What Your Pet Sees

See What Your Pet Sees

Pet Vision isn’t the only device touted to record everything your pet sees but it’s small, compact, and actually looks decent compared to some of the monsters on the market. The integrated camera sends live video or intermittent photos to your computer so you can see what poochie and… what do they generically call cats, kitties?… so you can see what kitty are doing. It was originally created to help disabled people keep an eye on their pet but anyone could enjoy it. I plan on raising a cat army equipped with such devices. All shall bow down to me.

0 Designer: TOOUT Industrial Design Co., Ltd

Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

As a writer it never occurred to me how important and valuable a sketchbook can be to a designer. This was till I had an in depth conversation with fellow YD-er Brian Ling about his innovative Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook. Although most ideas are refined on the computer, it’s the basic sketch that gets the design flow going and as Brian says the fastest way to get an idea out of your mind and into reality is to sketch it.

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No More Crumpled Ties

No More Crumpled Ties

The Stick Pin Iron Kills two birds with one stone; it keeps clips your tie in place and can be used as an impromptu iron to remove creases. In short it’s ideal for business travelers and workaholics who don’t have time to change before the party! The design uses ceramic heating plates that get powered by either USB or an electric outlet. It gets hot enough to tackle the ties, but if its more than that, you may as well invest in a travel iron.

0 Designer: Goal Orientation

Getting Screwed Thrice

Getting Screwed Thrice

If you like things in triplets then the Tribulb is surely for you. The eccentric twist to this orgy is that one LED bulb gets screwed thrice…one after the other or simply in one go. What’s funny is that the bulb doesn’t actually screw onto sockets but requires special fitted fixtures! It comes in a choice of colors (white, yellow or their mixture) to set your mood, however the brightness depends upon the number of hook-ups used. I like the versatility of the design, because you can actually customize and fashion the bulb into a floor lamp or a ceiling chandelier. Whimsical!

0 Designer: Shinya Yoshida

A More Powerful Lock

A More Powerful Lock

Not even a lightsaber could bust it. This is the “Energy Lock” from designer Young Suk Kim. Alas it is not the kind of lock you keep your bike secure with, instead it is for your plug-in objects around the house. This project goes by the name “Energy Lock,” and it’s about to totally change the way you plug in your coffee maker at night. Or VCR, if you’ve still got one of those, maybe your computer you keep hooked up all night, basically everything that sucks power while you’re not using it.

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik from the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University came up with this concept called Google Envelopes. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to map the course of mail and how it can tell a story? They came up with Google Envelopes, which can be sent through G-Mail itself. It’s only a concept, but totally viable and something people can immediately understand.

0 Designers: Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik

Sharing Is Caring

Sharing Is Caring

Rotate It is a bookshelf that rotates inside a shared common wall. Queue the herds of collegiate brainiacs in grad school majoring in comparative literature. It’s an interesting concept that if nothing else, certainly keeps your wall looking fresh and new. However I suggest only using this with someone you trust – like your cat, because cats read and have quite discerning taste in literature.

0 Designer: Sherry An

Enchanting Folding-out Laptop With Utopian Specs

Enchanting Folding-out Laptop With Utopian Specs

No matter how advanced, progressive, sleek and lightweight our laptops get, the one thing that we sorely miss is an elaborate keyboard. I know of someone who uses his Macbook but in conjunction with a wireless keyboard. Many hybrids and self-built versions are out there being used by folks, so the question really is, are we happy with what the industry is dishing out to us? Or do we have to lust after Utopian concepts like the iWEB 2.0…with really drool-worthy features!

0 Designer: Yang Yongchang

Money Honey, Glows In The Dark!

Money Honey, Glows In The Dark!

You can be a dork at times and hand out the wrong currency notes, especially in a dim lit cab. Don’t expect anyone to rectify your mistakes…your loss is another man’s gain! Tough luck and be careful till the agencies get the heads up on inventions like the Luminous Paper Money. Notes that emit a soft glow, just enough to ensure you hand out the correct note; nothing more nothing less.

0 Designers: Jaesik Heo, Hojoon Lim & Dahaeng Lim

Chocolate Is Sexy

Chocolate Is Sexy

Chocolate – it’s sensual, sexual, and delicious; known the world over for its mood altering properties and palette pleasuring sensibilities. We’re not supposed to play with food but Forplay is a concept near and dear to my heart. It explores the three main ways chocolate is enjoyed: licking, melting, and pouring. Ooh how scintillating!

0 Designer: Adva Noach

Broken Bricks Makes Lego Dreams

Broken Bricks Makes Lego Dreams

Concrete is a valuable resource yet we burn thru it like it’s free air so companies around the world are looking for ways to make concrete “greener” and sustainable. Last week I heard about concrete made from hemp so the future is bright but what about all the concrete we have now? There is a solution. The Broken Bricks recycling machine turns any old concrete into new Lego-like bricks for use in numerous applications. It’s pretty well thought out and I’m sure our construction mavens would love to pile these life sized toys together.

0 Designers: Youngwoo Park, Hoyoung Lee & Miyeon Kim