Courtly Cutlery

Courtly Cutlery

In creating Jarosinksi & Vaugoin’s design No. 192, Thomas Feichtner drew inspiration from the classic methods involved in producing utensils by hand, a process typically used by the manufactory. The resulting product employs a clever combination of clear surfaces and radiuses with a theme of two diametrically intersecting phases that together lend the cutlery a highly individual character. Robust yet refined, the collection is well-balanced for both casual and formal table setting alike.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Happy Hips for Pups

Happy Hips for Pups

This clever canine creation, appropriately named “Hipster,” is a harness that helps rehabilitate dogs with hip problems such as dysplasia. The design serves not only as a harness for walking, but pulls up and strengthens the hip muscles to keep the femur in position to avoid popping out of its socket. With simple velcro straps, it’s as easy for owners to put on as it is for dogs to maintain mobility while recovering!

0 Designer: Galia Weiss

A' Design Competition - Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition – Call for Entries

Someone rightly said that it is great to have valid competition; it pushes us to do our best! In light of this, we have the announcement of the 2015 A’ Design Competition, one of the Worlds’ largest and leading design accolade. The award winners are privy to many perks including PR, publicity and marketing services and showcasing of award-winning projects in major publications. YD will announce the results on April 15, and there will be 3 exhibitions in 3 countries in 2015.

0 Regular Entry Deadline: Sept 30th 2015 [ Register Here ]

Turn on the Quiet

Turn on the Quiet

This audio device, called Joe, will be your bestie when it comes to your personal office space at work. When surrounding noise pollution is disturbing your flow, Joe produces white noise (a sound composed of all audible frequencies to the human ear) to essentially “cancel-out” cacophony so you can focus. It’s like being in your own imaginary bubble of isolation when you don’t have the option to close the door! Vid after the jump!

0 Designers: Schmitt Nicolas & Hélène Casado

Maracas That Light Up Life

Maracas That Light Up Life

Traditional maracas are hollow balls made from dried gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. The new-age version is a kinetic-powered version that self-illuminates whenever used. Ideal for situations like disaster or refugee camps, the modified musical instrument provides some fun and entertainment in an otherwise drab situation.

0 Designers: Jin Won Heo & Chang Man Son

Scented Sculptures

Scented Sculptures

There’s little to not like about a candle, especially if it smells good… but, if there is one gripe, it’s that most are limited (aesthetically) to the following: country, hippy, tribal, or just plain cheesy! For the design-minded, the NAO series of scented candles look as good as they smell. Each unique transparent glass vase is hand blown by expert craftsmen before wax & fragrance by a renowned perfumer in Grasse, France are added. Some simple, others futuristic… they’re meant to last as a sculptural object well beyond the lifespan of the candle itself.

0 Designer: Jérôme Olivet

Your Laptop's Best Friend

Your Laptop’s Best Friend

Introducing, Easel: the comfortable feet for your laptop! However simple, this ergonomic solution has many benefits for both laptop and user. Conveniently kept together with magnets, its easy to set up to keep your computer elevated, safe from surface scratches as well as overheating. This upright position also makes it easy on hands while typing and prevents eye/neck strain with its upright screen angle. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Jordan Mummert

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

DSIGNIO’s Collage Collection is a system of shelving and cabinetry based on the Suprematist art movement (with a dash of Cubism and sprinkle of Neoplasticism!) that focuses on forceful and simple shapes over superfluous elements. The resulting aesthetic is an illusion of overlapping wood blocks, yet each modular layer is functional with its own cover and internal system of cubbies and shelves. Halfway between art and design, it’s first an object of functionality and secondly a sculptural expression for contemplation.

0 Designer: DSIGNIO

3D Printer Reversed

3D Printer Reversed

3D printing is a pretty effective way to prototype and test out products. To scale any mass production of items kinda turns out expensive because of the high cost of raw materials. To make the whole operation a lot more cost effective, we have here the 3D-Reprinter, a machine that recycles plastic into the raw material for printing. So imagine using a plastic soda bottle as the source of your new 3D Printing project! So very wild!

0 Designers: Yangzi Qin, Yingting Wang, Luckas Fischer & Hanying Xie

We Need Illumination Everywhere

We Need Illumination Everywhere

Light tabs that you can tear off just like a pill on a strip – that is what the Enlighten Self-setting OLED Sticker is all about. This innovative light sources its power from the solar panel on its back and works at illuminating your space in creative ways. Stick a couple on your shirt during a disco party or wear them as handy lights while cycling at night. One strip, many light tabs and your imagination can scale to amazing heights.

0 Designers: Si-Qian He and Ding He

Tube Amp Meets Tablet

Tube Amp Meets Tablet

Låmpion is a hybrid tube amplifier and dock designed for audiophiles who want to use their smart devices, including tablets and smartphones, without losing connectability to their other high-end audio equipment. Despite this added functionality, the design maintains a simplistic and balanced blend of materials and accents that support its premium vacuum tube amp style without being too technical in overall form. Definitely a man cave must-have!

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

If Mary Had a Little Pouf

If Mary Had a Little Pouf

More than just a pouf, Cora is a 4 legged friend designer Manrico Freda describes as being a “half shorn sheep!” The design’s whimsical character and 11 playful color combinations make it a welcoming addition everywhere from the foyer to the dressing room. Topped with super-cozy natural wool felt, it’s simply the perfect place to put your bum!

0 Designer: Manrico Freda

Driving Jewelry

Driving Jewelry

As you might guess from the name, the Driving Jewelry concept that visualizes the personal vehicle as a tailored reflection of one’s personal style like a fashion accessory. The car is designed around the symbolic nature of the pearl, carrying precious cargo within its protective shell. Organic yet architectural, its curvaceous exterior is enhanced with a customizable digital display layer that can be changed on command to match the driver’s mood or style.

0 Designer: Young Kwang Nam