Kitchens Galore

Kitchens Galore

I have this obsession with kitchens. I’ve spent hours designing my dream kitchen with multiple manufacturers and have yet to put any plan into action. Call me crazy but the ratio of what I want and what I can actually afford is ridiculously large but Henrybuilt just introduced the Viola Park kitchen line promising luxury amenities at affordable costs in this economy. Let’s hit the jump, shall we?

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Wake Up Little Suzie

Wake Up Little Suzie

Aphelion is this concept alarm clock that has a unique snooze function. When the alarm goes off, a ball flies off its cradle to across the room. This also triggers the snooze function. So in essence if you get up and retrieve the ball and place it in its cradle, it’s not like switching off the alarm. It’s like activating the snooze, so in case you hit the sack again, the ball will be triggered off after 10 minutes or so. You need to manually turn off the alarm switch.

0 Designer: Corey Harris

Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Attraction

Aufhanger is the re-design of an ordinary hanger sans hooks. It uses magnets within its body to latch onto the steel rod of the wardrobe. The body of the hanger could be of cast aluminum, but wood or plastic can also be used. Magnets like Neodymium N42 or N50 can also be used for their strength and stability. A hook-less hanger not only looks classy but is quite functional as well. BTW, the magnet part is nestled on the top rim.

0 Designer: Milica Balubdzic

No Can Of Worms This!

No Can Of Worms This!

Tin Can; best used for beans, worms, fruits…but apt for light? Yes! If you make it as simplistic as the Tin Can Lights! A sealed surprise just like your can-o-pickles! Peel open the lid to welcome a soft glowy lamp that creates a pleasant ambience. Strum it as a nightlamp or show it off as an eccentric collectable in the living room. Five hundred of these lamps have been crafted for sale, so all those looking for deal head over to those quaint design shops in Israel or click a button.

0 Designer: Adi Zaffran & David Keller

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

For those of you who have nursed an ill or bedridden family member, you’ll agree that giving them a bath is the most time consuming and fragile moment. Transporting them to and from the showers & keeping them steady during the bath can be a draining experience. The Braun V-Stol System looks at cutting the trauma, by providing a refreshing bath right on the patient’s bed. The system consists of an inflatable container in which the patient lays; a shower with hot water at different pressures, a container of water (3 liters capacity) and controls.

0 Designers: Leonor E. G. & Daniel M. P.

DIY Grass Clock

DIY Grass Clock

Researching for this article I came across the Treehugger post on Ustatic’s Wall Grass Concept. You must understand this concept before you can digest the Hour///Gras Living Wall Clock. Based on Ustatic’s theory that growing grass at home is beneficial, this concept clock encourages you to grow either grass or other suitable plants in a stainless steel and glass body frame and hang it on a wall. The hour and minute hand pass over the patch of grass and trim it via their sharpened edges and help maintain a pre-set level of grass-blade length.

0 Designer: J Yu

Retro Fitted Sound Station

Retro Fitted Sound Station

Cool dude sitting behind the wheels of a vintage car, does your sound system match the classic interiors? Nope? Oh don’t get hung up, take in the Tivoli AutoSound. A player that’s as retro looking as your vintage! But don’t be fooled by looks alone, coz it’s as modern beneath the skin. Features include MP3 player hook-up, FM radio and a Blu-ray player with a prominent touchscreen channel selector. Move the selector to the left to access disc slot. It has one more cool feature….

0 Designer: Niklas Palm

BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

YD brings to you exclusive pictures from one of the most coveted ID Competition for 2009: The BraunPrize. This year’s EUR 12,000 prize money has been claimed by Johanna Schoemaker for the brilliant Clam I OLED Lamp, and she even gets the opportunity to intern for six-months at The Braun design department. Other Top 3 from the 22 finalists include Karsten Willmann for Skylino, Stephan Zimmermann for Anemone and Tobias Stuntebeck for White Cane.

0 Image Credits: Florian Wille & Erol Kursani

You Speak Too Loud

You Speak Too Loud

General rule about public spaces, speaking too loud is akin to invading someone’s personal space. It’s intrusive and sets off a round of evil eyes. I could care less what people think of me which is why this concept came across my desk. “Helmet To Hear Oneself Speak” is a paper helmet you print. Words bounce off the mouth shield into the ear ducts amplifying your volume which is supposed to encourage you to speak softly.

0 Designer: Jessica Frelinghuysen

Playstation 4 Clear

Playstation 4 Clear

Forget all your Playstation 3s. Forget your Playstation 3 thin models with multiple lovely colors, forget even the earlier design by this same designer, Tai Chiem, that PSP 2 concept he whipped up last year, no! Check this thang out. It’s the Playstation 4. Tai Chiem’s Playstation 4 concept: that’s how you know it’s wild. And with clear material and minimalistic aesthetics in play, you’ve got one Tai-tastic amalgamation, to be sure.

0 Designer: Tai Chiem

Suppressed Feelings of a Chair

Suppressed Feelings of a Chair

The theory behind designing the Selfportrait Chair is very honest and simple. As an introvert, graduate student Ka-Lai Chan found it difficult to express her emotions lest her peers ridicule her. The stifled emotions grew like a nagging tumor and are seen as those odd blobs on this chair. Rarely do we come across an emotional side to a design accurately represented as this! Yea we live in a ruthless competitive world and life sucks, so let’s just express ourselves with design! Cheers!

0 Designer: Ka-Lai Chan

Case Of Old Wine New Bottle

Case Of Old Wine New Bottle

This ain’t a hot red typewriter but The Valentine Notebook. A project that was undertaken to explore Ettore Sottsass’ claim, that design should not merely be functional but additionally be attractive and emotionally appealing. This new version is a take on the original Olivetti Valentine, which was considered as the ultimate fashion accessory for the working girl in late 60’s.

0 Designers: Julia Kaisinger, Pia Weitgasser, Martin Zopf & Tony Weichselbraun

Steamy Dishes

Steamy Dishes

Dishwashing techniques are undergoing massive consideration for two factors, one the size and placement of the dishwashers and two, the consumption of energy and water. The Eco-Friendly Steam Dishwasher addresses both these issues in quite a fascinating way. As for the size and placement, it’s a counter-top version good enough for a small family or singletons. So no more bending to load the wash. For the Eco-friendly part hit the link.

0 Designer: Vincent Liew