Just Birdieful!

Just Birdieful!

The vivifying energy of pure English sycamore or black walnut, colorful spirits and the warmth of handcrafted workmanship will certainly be transmitted to the people, in whose homes the Bird by SpinterDesign will settle. Available in a variety of colors, it makes for a friendly and natural toy, learning device or simply an ornament to brighten spaces!

0 Designer: Jacob Pugh

Chair Full of Treasure!

Chair Full of Treasure!

Inspired by global economic crisis, the Anti Crise chair merges the notion of saving piggy-bank-style with a modern chair design that you can break open when you’re broke! Like a piggy-bank, simply fill the hollow chair with coins using the slot at the top of the back. When the time is right, remove the saw embedded in the back of the chair and saw away! After collecting the reward, the hollow space that’s left can be use to hold magazines or other items.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Memory Compartments

Memory Compartments

It’s not very clear if the Uniting U disk can compartmentalize your files as per sharing and non-sharing files, but what it can do is increase the storage. In the era where we talk about terabytes, small USBs with GB storage may seem misplaced. However when it comes to the majority population, then simple GBs suffice. So for their sake and the sake of expansion without fuss, the Uniting is the way to go.

0 Designer: Shiyu Xia

Perfectly Tipsy

Perfectly Tipsy

The Hurricane is a fun way to blend and mix your cocktails. Unless you are Bond who likes his Martini shaken not stirred, you can expect this appliance to blend you a mean mojito or a spectacular rum punch. All you need to do is choose your poison and then add in the ingredients as directed. A step-by-step guide is displayed on the screen and it sets the ball rolling for you. Concoct classics like Tom Collins or something new and exotic; just don’t get too carried away with the drinks…that’s all!

0 Designer: Kuan-ting Ho


Better Than Roomba?

Better Than Roomba?

In a way yes, because this robotic vacuum cleaner uses eco-sense for operations! The Giving Tree is as robotic as the next iProduct and it cleans your space with TLC. The eco angle is included via the power system. It has been designed to conserve electricity and in a way harness some juice while it’s working. Before the engineers start their tirade, let me tell you that the idea is worth exploring.

0 Designer: Kim Yo Hwan

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 1

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 1

Over the past 5 years editing YD, I’ve noticed a clear divergence between two kinds of furniture designers – the ones who are pure creatives that rely on manufacturing partners and the “old school” kind – the ones who were craftsman long before they ever thought of themselves as designers. Last year, I embarked on a scary, yet exciting project to create several custom pieces for my home. I met a guy name Curtis Micklish – young, talented, gifted even if he didn’t know it.

0 Designer: Micklish

Scenic Seating

Scenic Seating

This coat rack/bench combination, called “A Tree in the Meadow,” consists of 20×20 thick maple slats situated in 18mm thick birch plywood, creating a visually stunning matrix that resembles the striking vision of a lone tree in a hayfield. The design skews our perception of storage and formal structural stability- umbrellas, newspaper, slippers and other small items can be stored among the slats while coats and bags can be placed on the extended slats that form the coat rack.

0 Designer: Zsanett Benedek & Daniel Lakos

Guessing Game #14

Guessing Game #14

If I use this on you…where are you and what am I doing to you?

Any guesses?

Yes, the Guessing Game is back with a vengeance…Be honest, just look at the small pic and tell us what you think it is, the answer is after the jump. No prizes for guessing right, however you do win our appreciation and our salute!

0 Designer: Moonjeong Choi

Chef-approved Cooking

Chef-approved Cooking

Although they may have the accurate recipe in hand, professional chefs know that the perfect stew or soup is always seasoned using approximations. It’s got to do with gut instincts I suppose, and unfortunately not all of us are blessed with that. So if you are looking for professional chef quality food at home, then you need the help of Ingressure.

0 Designer: Jongwoo Choi

Shades Noone Else Can Have But You!

Shades Noone Else Can Have But You!

Because most of us wear the same pair every day, we often have a deeper attachment to our sunglasses than other fashion accessories. They’re a really a good indicator of someone’s personality! That’s why the customizable Crafty glasses are so great- finally, you can create your own design to express your unique individuality! The material is prepped to take common paint and markers and each side of the lenses are covered with a protective film that can be removed when you’re done! Get ‘em here!

0 Designer: Del Rey & Co.

Tree of Light

Tree of Light

There’s something about rainbows and light manipulation that has captivated people throughout time. The Optical Tree by Lisa Pettibone employs the playful optical effects of light bending in an eye-catching system of hand-blown glass spheres, prisms and mirrors in the form of a tubular steel tree that stands out in the garden at the National Trust Property in Lacock, Wltshire.

0 Designer: Lisa Pettibone

The Modern Man's Pocket Watch

The Modern Man’s Pocket Watch

The Meanwhile timepiece collection combines the traditional characteristics of pocket watches dating back as far as the 16th century with modern minimalism in a series of designs that are as bare as they are beautiful. Like the original designs, these watches lack a minute hand and are secured by leather straps but differ from their overly decorated, chained ancestors in their simplicity and mixture of modern materials like polished steel and concrete with traditional brass.

0 Designer: Nimrod Or

The Two-in-One Team

The Two-in-One Team

Love this simple and functional induction cooker called Two any One. Basically it’s an indoor induction cook top with cooking plates that detach and fold up for portability. They rely on an in built-charging mechanism; hence you don’t power out or need cords when using it outdoors. How cool is that!

0 Designer: Kim Yo Hwan