Tree + Eat = Treat

Tree + Eat = Treat

Treat is a seamless way of storing and managing the leftover food. It employs classic food storage techniques like vacuum sealing and modern remote mobile technology to ensure your food is always consumed fresh. The appliance has a clever and intuitive way of communicating its warning when the food is expiring. It changes its color as the food ages (like the ripening of a fruit!) and then drops down to the carpet below.

0 Designer: Amy Mon-Chu Liu 


Making Kitchens Less Ugly

Making Kitchens Less Ugly

There are an overwhelming variety of range hood and air ventilation options out there, but almost none are aesthetically pleasing or discreet! The Hidden Air Diffuser was designed for application into most types of ceilings to provide an unobtrusive, near-invisible way of circulating air and ridding smoke. Available options include minimal recessed light combinations or flush decorative vents and all can be painted to blend into any room style for a more open, cleaner look.

0 Designer: Daniel Pearlman

Modern Mini Washer

Modern Mini Washer

Designed for compact spaces, Washa|part is a small (and way cute) wall-mounted washing machine that enables users to do their personal laundry at home even though they might not have room for standard units. The concept relies primarily on steam to release particles from clothing, and even sprays detergent onto items in the form of a fine mist to better suit the steam operation. The beltless, gearless design is also super quiet- great for small apartments where larger washer/dryers can be deafening.

0 Designers: Buse Üstün & Fulya Pekserbes

Cookie for a Tweet

Cookie for a Tweet

This clever design called the UID Cookie Box focuses on the idea of reward marketing in the form of a simplistic box that distributes a single cookie when a user (usually a random passerby) posts a designated hashtag on Twitter. Simply check out the display to see what to tweet! I know what you’re thinking – more tweets more cookies, right? Well calm your cookie craving because just one hashtag is allowed per username. Sad face.

0 Designers: Various

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

As an avid MasterChef fan, the appliances that the participants get to use, stump me. Imagine dabbling with molecular cooking and cooking meats in a water-bath. The Mo’Sphere hopes to recreate those magical moments in a regular kitchen. With bringing molecular cooking techniques to everyday homes, the possibility of experimenting with flavors and textures become limitless.

0 Designer: Yunuén Hernández

The Original Air

The Original Air

The Original Breath is a window based air purifier that brings in purified air into your room and employs a very unique way of doing this. It features a system where the external part consists of a solar panel (to power a mini suction fan), an outer glass and plants. So basically what happens is that the air enters the room only after passing through this sealed ventilation box. Regular air is sucked in with the help of the fan and the plants do their thing by absorbing the carbon dioxide and expelling oxygen.

0 Designer: Yu-Cheng Wang

Urban Escape

Urban Escape

Lysning urban park proposal by Norwegian design firms Space Group & Superunion will be a modern public hub in the midst of a historical waterfront district in Sandnes, Norway. An architectural ring provides relief from sun & rain, & connects the various public spaces of the interior, including a water fountain area for cooling off, skate park, running track & plenty of gardens, foliage & grass for laying about. Inspired by NYC’s Central Park, the center also aims to be a space for community events & celebrations.

0 Designers: Space Group / Superunion

Sticky Illusion

Sticky Illusion

The Stuck chair gets its name from the visual trickery created by its unique construction of pieces that seem to “stick” in place. The form was achieved by deconstructing the archetypical chair and rearranging components to appear as though they are attached by an unseen gravitational force. The simple and minimal design consists of an oak seat and legs and just a single powder coated steel rod that forms the back rest, giving it potential for a variety of custom colors.

0 Designer: Oato

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Orchids have long been a symbol of love and beauty and have been grown by enthusiasts in admiration of their elegance. One of these enthusiasts is designer YoungJae Kim who created this design, the Orchid Lamp, in honor of the flower. Following the signature tall form of the orchid, the lamp extends upward but still maintains an aesthetic lightness as it looms over the workspace. In stainless steel and genuine leather, it’s an elegant desktop accent perfect for the professional office.

0 Designer: YoungJae Kim

Expanding The Light Theorem

Expanding The Light Theorem

How would you like a tube light that expands into the length of your holder? Something like one standard tube that fits all sizes. So if you have a small width holder, let the tube stay tightly spiraled. Need to fit it to the longer size? Expand the spiral! The idea is pretty straightforward; the only cause for concern is the kind of materials that will be used in the construction of the tube light. Any thoughts?

0 Designer: Zhen Zhou

Kitchen Tweezers

Kitchen Tweezers

The Kitchen Tweezers (obvious inspiration) are a modern reinterpretation of kitchen tongs that solve the main problem with the former design’s lack of spring, making them much more efficient and easy to use (not to mention way better looking!). The minimal, seamless design can be cut from a variety of materials that have tensile strength. I’m digging the raw solid wood and carbon styles!

0 Designer: CARRASCOBARCELÓ design studio

A Couch Potato's Best Friend

A Couch Potato’s Best Friend

The NF Tab aims to be an all-in-one solution for controlling, well…. EVERYTHING at home! The limitlessly programable platform aims to make syncing your home theater, peripherals, computer system, and even aesthetic details like lighting and window shutters easily adjustable all at the touch of a button or swipe of the screen.   Similar systems exist but the NF stands out in ergonomics and straight forward, intuitive, touch screen functionality that’s got most everything covered!

0 Designer: Michaël Imbert

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

You can define concept design as creative energies that think more efficiently. One of the benchmarks of this genre is the red dot award: design concept. By the time you read this, team YD will be Singapore bound to capture the events live, as they unfold. October 19th is when the winners will be unveiled for the 2012 edition. This year was special as YD’s publisher Takashi Yamada was one of the jury members. In Takashi’s own words, the whole experience was empowering!

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