Simply a Bright Idea

Simply a Bright Idea

We have all done it. You might be doing it right now. If you are reading this site, then you are probably predisposed to doing it all the time. Over thinking a design. That’s what designer Sungho Lee did when he first approached his LED light design. He started by filling a box with all the requisite parts needed to generate a LED light. After stepping back, he stripped his design of everything that wasn’t necessary. Basically it’s a paperclip, slightly modified to to hug a watch battery and topped with the LED light. Brilliant!

0 Designer: Sungho Lee

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Oh how I envied Phil Collins when he sat behind the drums, crooning so sensually while his hands never missed a beat with the sticks! You folks may be the guitar freaks, but there are many of us who totally dig the Air Drum thing. Feeding our fantasy is this UFO shaped Electronic Drums by Petr Kubík. Designed for personal use, this electronic device sits neatly between your legs, more like a bongo, and reproduces magical beats when your hands strike its surface.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but many people are like dorks in the kitchen! They get two left-feet and splatter the whole place with mess! To top it off, invariable the smoke alarm goes off, thanks to clumsy ventilation and cooking! This situation is both funny and radical, coz you can’t have the smoke alarm go off for nothing! Rectify the situation with an anti-smoke alarm; welcome Smokey the Remote Smoke Alarm Silencer! No more hurrying to remove batteries of the alarm.

0 Designer: Beth Fuller

Why Should I Want This MID

Why Should I Want This MID

Really, why would I want this MID (Mobile Internet Device) over the current iPhone I use? Lord! I know you’re up to your neck with Apple banging, so for a change let’s compare it to an LG Arena, Samsung I7500 or even BlackBerry Storm 2. Where does this MID score over the rest of these Internet efficient phones? Two places: Prime Real Estate i.e. a three screen setup that opens to 210 x 210 mm and an Integrated Stand.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

So I hear you all, all of us, love to eat breakfast. Or wish. Wish we could eat breakfast every day. Check it out. Here’s ten amazing industrial design concepts based on that old timey morning ritual. Most of them are basically made for people who’ve got time to eat breakfast, but yes, there are fantabulous designs for those of you who’ve got no time at all! Designers!

0 Designer: 10 Wild Designers

Blast From The Past Radio

Blast From The Past Radio

Are you still gung-ho about the days gone by? Me Too! Come, let me take you down memory lane with this ultra modern Radio Set. It screams RETRO on the outside and features all the goodness of modern technology on the inside. Alhambra Wi-Fi Internet Radio is a wireless internet radio receiver that streams in music to every corner of your home. As the designer puts it, “In contrast to its modern lines, it brings back details from old tube radios from the past.” I’m loving it!

0 Designer: Carlos Torres

Lunch Box Tray Transformer

Lunch Box Tray Transformer

Who wouldn’t enjoy an elaborate lunch, but to cook and carry a feast to work or school is next to impossible. Alright, even if you cook the hearty meal, how will you carry it? Spills, space, boxes…oh such a pain! Fret not; the new superhero of lunch service is here. Sunch! The lunchbox that does a transformer stunt and converts into a tray with an array of dishes to feast from. Impromptu picnic during lunch hour at work? Sunch will take care of the lack of picnic tables in the vicinity. Just open it up and arrange the tray across your lap and enjoy your meal!

0 Designer: Soo Kang Lee

Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concepts

Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concepts

Instant Apple fame can be got by simply prefixing your design with an “i”; true? FALSE! It takes a lot more grit, determination, sweat and blood; and we can judge that by viewing the efforts of the following concepts. No matter how appealing and industrious they are, the truth is Apple wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. Here’s a look at Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concept Designs that won’t come alive; EVER!

0 Designers: Various

Quality Control On Air

Quality Control On Air

Unless you work at Google or a similar office, ventilating your glass-chambered chubby-hole room can be a slightly tricky situation. This also could be the reason why I see a surge in designs that feature air quality indicators. LULA here is one such device that collects data and indicates the quality of air around your space. When hooked to the net, it deciphers the collected data to pinpoint the potential health side effects and suggests how to rectify the situation with behavioral modifications.

0 Designer: Justin Gargasz

Addictive Measure

Addictive Measure

I’m an instant coffee freak for the simple reason that I don’t have the patience to actually roast and brew my cup. But given a moment of insanity, I’d like to be doing the shindig on this fancy Coffee Maker by Tom Metcalfe. The guy makes it almost a ceremonial process of roasting, grinding and brewing of fresh green beans!

0 Designer: Tom Metcalfe

Guiding My Bike

Guiding My Bike

Frustrated with the lack of cheap and efficient GPS systems for motorbikes, passionate biker Stephen Dettman was driven to conceptualize the MotoMap GPS Device for Bikes. Banking on two really exciting technologies, Powerfilm flexible solar panels and E-Ink flexible displays, to help him realize this project; Steve hopes to give us the mother of navigation devices that doesn’t limit itself to a tablet size.

0 Designer: Stephen Dettman

4 in 1

4 in 1

I wish I could pick one up at the local hardware store. I’m not an “outdoors” person nor do I have a green thumb. I can’t ever recall needing to dig a ditch but I suspect whenever the time comes, I’ll be kicking myself for not having the Divi Shovel. Two kinds of shovels, a hoe (natch!) and a broom –  all in a neatly packed mobile set. The entire surface is begging for Hello Kitty decals, ironic bumper stickers, and gold stars. I’m sold!

0 Designer: Jo Sumin

Creative Tea Drinking

Creative Tea Drinking

Tea drinking and brewing is an art form often patronized on YD. Adding to our growing list is this delightful Turtle Tea Kettle. The kettle doesn’t discriminate against loose-leaf, teabags and compressed-tea, tea drinkers’ coz its comfy enough brewing any of these sorts. The added advantage of a separate glass container for the loose tealeaves makes sure you don’t get any debris while sipping your drink. If the creative-cook gets the better of you; heck you can even use the kettle to brew up some exotic hot beverage and treat yourself!

0 Designer: Andrew Zheng