Smartphone Diabetes Management

Smartphone Diabetes Management

The Gluco diabetes management device incorporates smartphone connectivity for super-easy functionality. The diminutive, modern design is portable a& discrete. Operable with just one hand, simply slide in one motion to both prepares the lancet & dispenses a test strip. In less than 5 seconds users can finish their reading with results displayed on the LCD screen. Better yet, results are automatically transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone where they are stored for viewing and sharing.

0 Designer: Sam Whipp

A Different Kind of Anti-Theft

A Different Kind of Anti-Theft

When it comes to bicycle theft, the saying remains true- “if they want it bad enough, they’ll take it.” The designers at Cycling Boom believe bigger chains and bulky locks are just one solution to deterring theft, which is why they’ve created a unique tag system that is effective in a different way. These discrete metal tags can be placed anywhere on the bike and feature a custom identification number that can be looked up in an online universal registry system.

0 Designer: Cycling Boom

Radiating Bonfire

Radiating Bonfire

The Urban Bonfire is a classy modular radiator that is inspired by its namesake. This independent heating device emits strong visual cues that ensure you don’t forget to shut it off! With the upcoming winters in the horizon, handy and thoughtful details on heating devices can go on to help save energy bills to quite an extent.

0 Designer: Lee Hee Young

The Flip Headphones

The Flip Headphones

The Flip is a hybrid speakers and headphones concept, something that is getting very popular these days. With two modes to use them, the flick of a switch allows you to stream music straight into your ears or share it with friends. Both modes work with your devices using a headphone jack or USB, depending upon how you want to go about it. Awesome!

0 Designer: Oliver Sha

One Stealthy Little Tender

One Stealthy Little Tender

The 7 meter D23 tender was designed with elegance in mind, focusing on simple lines & angular shapes that add to both its style & hydrodynamics. The D23′s standard teak deck, fender-style seats, carbon fiber details, & complete customizability are appealing, but the paramount innovation is the unique placement of the 175HP engine which provides the benefits of an outboard with the aesthetic & spatial advantages of an inboard made possible by a thoughtful combination of the boat’s volumes and proportions.

0 Designer: Ubica

It's Time for Art Crime

It’s Time for Art Crime

Inspired by the growing street art craze, this clever watch design displays time in an eye-catching, graffiti-tag style. All 4 digits for hours and minutes are realized in vibrant, changing segments that give it an original aesthetic that’s sure to be a conversation starter. Everyone from hipsters to delinquents will love this trendy timepiece!

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Glowin' Garlic

Glowin’ Garlic

The Garlic Lamp (as you might have guessed by the moniker) is a simple and literal interpretation of its namesake. The shape of the pungent bulb actually makes for a great pendant shade that produces downward directional lighting as well as an ambient glow through the translucent material. Ok, ok… so it’s not for everybody, but I can totally see it in an Italian restaurant or maybe a country kitchen!

0 Designer: Anton Naselevets

Does Camera Size Matter?

Does Camera Size Matter?

At a recent event I was up in arms, struggling with my DSLR in an awkward stance, trying to capture the best shots for the day. In walked my friend with an adept digital camera and took some amazing photographs (if not better), and he didn’t even have to struggle with his equipment. So the question is, does high-tech photography equipment have to be bulky and difficult to manage? The IO Camera Concept says no!

0 Designer: Andre Pokhodzey

Balls to the Wall

Balls to the Wall

The Ball Claw is a quick and easy way to organize your sport balls in the garage, basement, or any other imaginable place the device can be mounted. Preserve the life of your equipment while hanging them in an organized fashion. It’s also a great interior addition to any bachelor pad – display your prized signed collections in a clean, minimal way!

0 Designer: John R. S. Kurcheski

Choose Your Lean

Choose Your Lean

The INDU chair is composed of two entirely separate structures that allow the seating angle to be adjusted simply by shifting the position of the seat on one of three notches on the backrest. No mechanical systems to worry about or replace over time- just simple, intuitive construction that’s easy to work with. Further increasing the object’s lifespan, the fabric seat and back are easily removable and safe to machine-wash, making it super-easy to clean too.

0 Designer: Stefan Hrusovsky

Dual Purpose Plate Holder

Dual Purpose Plate Holder

This plate holder design by Snezana Jeremic adds dual functionality to the common drying rack by simply rethinking the shape. Eliminate clutter in the kitchen by using it as a plate holder when dishes are ready to dry or as a strainer when washing fruits and veggies. The straightforward design is dishwasher safe, durable, lightweight and easy to use!

0 Designer: Snezana Jeremic

With Click & Grow Everyone Can Become A Gardener

With Click & Grow Everyone Can Become A Gardener

When Click & Grow became a part of the YD Roadshow in Chennai, I was both ecstatic and weary. Ecstatic that YD will be showcasing such an innovative product and weary that I was to nurture and grow the plant for the event. A beautiful Basil and Cockscomb smartpot arrived at my doorstep and I got started almost immediately. I’ll skip the details on how-to-grow, as it is explained adeptly in the video after the jump and get to more about the experience of growing my first plant ever!

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This Smartphone Packs a Hidden Earbud

This Smartphone Packs a Hidden Earbud

It’s time to get serious about mobile phone radiation – and what better way to do it than with a lovely design concept to completely do away with it? This is the “ER”, a smartphone that works with a Bluetooth-connected detachable microphone/earbud combo. When it’s docked, the earbud charges up. When it’s out, it’s instantly connected wirelessly to your phone.

0 Designers: National Chiao Tung University