Good Hair

Good Hair

Here’s an incredibly simple hair dryer called the Shaker. The entire shell is made from ABS plastic that can be removed and recycled. The simple construction also makes it much easier to clean. The rear even hides the power cable. Designs like this may seem arbitrary but I could easily see this in developing countries. However, I need the latest and greatest. You know, 3 heat settings, cool blast, ceramic ionizer, the works.

0 Designer: Alberto Andreetto

All Eggs In One Toaster

All Eggs In One Toaster

What makes Bang Bang (I love the name) different from other egg steamers is that it works more like a pop-up toaster. You place your eggs in the designated holes (inspired by the Sponges & Corals in the movie Finding Nemo) and put sufficient water in the holding tray; lower the egg lever and wait for the steaming action. After they’re done, the eggs pop up, just like your crispy brown smiling toast would! Now that would be a classy combo!

0 Designer: Lo Chi Di

Extended Life Of A Toilet Paper Core

Extended Life Of A Toilet Paper Core

Do you really care about your toilet paper? Is its lifecycle really worth a mention? Do we want to discuss toilet-habits on YD? So many questions…and there is only one answer for this… “Day Re”! The deal is that once you’re done with the tissue part of the toilet paper roll, you toss the brown core into the trash, right? However if you buy a Day Re toilet roll…you just extended its life and purpose on earth! The core comes with a sticker tab that unfolds to a memo pad. Good enough to take daily or weekly notes!

0 Designer: Kim Ji-eun

Fishy Muscle Makers

Fishy Muscle Makers

I’ve got to tell you the name of this project first and foremost. Designed by Sun ho, Sin, this project is called “Barbellfish.” It is so very close to the word “Babelfish” that it cannot be denied. Before we discuss the similarities between the fish and this project, we’ve got to discuss this project’s aim: to make it simpler to lift weights! Rather than attaching them to a bar from the sides, these allow for a top-loading weight.

0 Designer: Sun ho Sin

What Is Odd in This image?

What Is Odd in This image?

Can you pick out what is odd with this image? Look at it carefully, once again….okie time’s up, hit the jump to know more!

As usual, no prizes for guessing; just a pat on your back! And you may leave your original conclusions in the comments, I look forward to them.

0 Designer: Patricia Naves for Design Studio OITI

Ornamental Pluggings

Ornamental Pluggings

Here is a completely refreshing take on the drab power strip! Ornamental almost akin to a Ming classic, the 360° rotating plug sockets are fascinating! Each socket on the Takoyaki has a router function and once you hook in a plug, the rim around comes to life as a nice blue glow. Ideal if you want to use it as a nightlight, because these kinds of power strips, you don’t want to hide anywhere. In fact, you can actually be a show-off and find them a prominent place!

0 Designer: Wang Ning

Measure This

Measure This

The Shell is a sleek digital scale sexified with good modern looks. Lift off the Stainless Steel measuring bowl to reveal a large LCD display and simple controls. Rest the upturned bowl on the unit and it’s ready to weigh both liquids and dry foods. A convenient ‘add and weigh’ function also allows multiple ingredients to be weighed in the same bowl during recipe preparation and an auto power-off feature maximizes battery life. So perfect for all my crazy crafting needs, like changing base metals into gold. Hehehe, hahaha, AHAHAHAHA!

0 Designer: Morph Design for Joseph Joseph

No Scratch Watch

No Scratch Watch

This cool concept watch by designer Allan George is basically aimed at the youth who like to wear trendy fashion, but maybe rough with it. Although latest scratch-proof glass materials are used in Omega, Rolex and ilk, but not all brands use this for their entire collection. And a watch with scratches on its glass looks so lame! Allan’s concept simple does away with the glass face and replaces it with a plastic-rubber finish. The colored hands peep out, behind a transparent rim, giving the watch a trendy and easy look!

0 Designer: Allan George

Cooking Made Efficient

Cooking Made Efficient

The Catalyst is a all-in-one cooking solution designed for the Indian market consisting of a hood, microwave oven, fryer, and cook top. The induction cooking plated slide apart to reveal a fryer for all those delicious Indian foods. All the vapors are captured by the hood above which also happens to be the oven. Quite the efficient design no? I LOVE me some Indian food too but find the fragrant spices to be so strong, my eyes water. That hood better be damn near a vacuum of air.

0 Designer: Vasundhara Parakh

Where Is My Seat? Oh, Now I See It

Where Is My Seat? Oh, Now I See It

These days we can choose our own seats over the internet for airplanes and train travel, thus we know exactly where our seat is going to be. At least for that moment we do know. However in a practical scenario, many people don’t check-in online or our memories fail us on the date of travel. Where Is My Seat? is a concept where a pictograph of your seat location is printed onto the boarding pass. All I can say that it’s more helpful than just printing seat 34A, Economy Class.

0 Designer: Yong-jin Kim

But Is It Faster Than A Rabbit

But Is It Faster Than A Rabbit

It’s a USB flash drive inspired by a turtle. Just slide the toggle to make the turtle head, I mean connector pop open. Pretty straight forward eh? It doesn’t do anything special. It’s just freaking CUTE. Look at the eyes! Hey, I’d buy it. One question tho; is it faster than a rabbit?

0 Designer: Emir Rifat ISIK

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Aerial Capture is a digital camera that can capture precious moments of your life from a height of 20 meters above you. Hovering over your personal stratosphere, this quirky cam is attached to a helium inflatable balloon, which strings onto a hand-held reel and trigger. Some naughty boys would love to capture cleavage and I don’t really blame them for wanting an aerial view of the mountains! The only catch is that the camera doesn’t have flash, so sneaky pictures of folks in the dark are a strict no!

0 Designer: Matthew Clark

Swack On A Backpack Will Ya!

Swack On A Backpack Will Ya!

Necessity is the mother of invention they say, and designer Terence Simmons has firsthand experience with it. Forced to be on crutches for a while, he escaped serious injuries due to a fall he took, when his backpack’s strap got entangled in his crutches. The incident left its mark, and with creative juices on a high….he came up with the Swack! Sweater + Backpack! Revolutionary? No…but functional, cool and handy…YES!

0 Designer: Terence Simmons