Origami Glow

Origami Glow

Inspired by ancient art of origami, the Paper Lamp is a simple and beautiful design that is as fun to put together as it is environmentally conscious. The shade is made from sustainable and innovative bamboo paper that’s formed to the frame with wood pegs. The screwless, glueless wooden support is held together with interlocking parts that snap together and keep the structure sturdy.

0 Designer: Milk Design Limited

Forklift Facelift

Forklift Facelift

Focusing on the user experience, the Brachion forklift was designed to make a tough and dangerous job a little easier and safer with enhanced functionality and ergonomics. The design features dual joysticks in place of a steering wheel and pedals, as well as a more open overall design for greater visibility. For added stability and safety, both the machine’s counterweight and cabin can be shifted. A totally electric drive also makes operation quiet and clean.

0 Designer: Gergő Kassai

Friday Giveaway: Mutewatch brought to you by TouchOfModern

Friday Giveaway: Mutewatch brought to you by TouchOfModern

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak calls it the most creative and unique watch that he owns and its on YD’s most desired list. Ladies and Gents please put your hands together for the ‘undetectable’ Mutewatch! This Friday stand a chance to win this simple and intuitive timepiece, brought to you especially by TouchOfModern! Like we mentioned before, TouchOfModern is the hub for finding fantastic designer products that are exclusive and at amazing discounts! To win the Mutewatch simply answer the following question…

0 Contest Closes: 22nd July midnight PST

Light In The Clouds

Light In The Clouds

Simply love this elegant amalgamation of glass and bulb to create a magical lamp. Cleverly titled Untitled Collaboration Work, the lamp sees the blossoming of a unique partnership between product designer Design-JAY and glass-blowing professional Yoowan Yang. Handmade glass, natural cork and 20 watt light bulb is all that they needed to create this beauty.

0 Designers: Design-JAY & Momowani

Braille Bracelet For Independent Train Travel

Braille Bracelet For Independent Train Travel

The Metro Dot is a bracelet type transportation card in Braille for the visually impaired. It relays information like your subway station and how many more stations to go before your stop arrives. The bracelet transmits vibrations to let the user know when to get off the train. The interface uses EAP (Electro Active Polymer) to make a 3 dimensional pattern with electronic signals. The electronic signals are sent to the surface raising the constant magnet to make a Braille pattern on the silicon rubber surface.

0 Designers: Hoyeoul Lee, Jinwoo Kim and Sangyong Choi

eXtreme Crossover

eXtreme Crossover

Futuristic crossover styling meets space-age materials in Marianna Merenmies’ 3-passenger concept, “eXtremes.” It’s is an exploration into the use of Aerogel, a material often used in space exploration, as a lightweight, insulating automotive shell. The material, which is 99.8% gas, can be used for insulation against severe temperatures in areas like the Siberian Tundra that are susceptible to extreme weather.

0 Designer: Marianna Merenmies

The Square Root of Beautiful

The Square Root of Beautiful

This striking desk design is the latest addition to the Incunabular range of handmade contemporary furniture by UK-based design studio, invisiblecity. The design takes its dimensions and ratios from the international paper standard ISO 216, Series A. The geometric rationale behind the entire series is the square root of 2, which maintains the aspect ratio of each subsequent module. Not a math whiz? No worries- all you really need to know is that a lot of thought went into this gorgeous piece!

0 Designer: invisiblecity

Reductive Rocking Horse

Reductive Rocking Horse

The essence of the iconic rocking horse is instantly recognizable in this minimal twist by Remko Verhaagen and Stephen Boom for Blooey. Maybe not as comfortable as the original style, but it’s easy to produce, ship and put together. It might not look anything like the rocking horse that you and I grew up with, but modern design-minded kids and parents will love it!

0 Designers: Remko Verhaagen and Stephen Boom for Blooey

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Hideshi Hamaguchi

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Hideshi Hamaguchi

So far we have had four awesome designers share their wealth of experiences in this Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews series. Robert Brunner spoke about the core DNA of a designer/entrepreneur; Scott Wilson showed us how to rise from the ashes like a phoenix; Karim Rashid taught us his roadmap to success and Yves Béhar spoke about forging partnerships. My recent visit to the red dot award ceremony for product design at Essen, brought me face to face with the charismatic Hideshi Hamaguchi, the inventor of the USB Stick. Yes, the very same stick you use to store data, transfer files etc.

How Does Your Broom Stand?

How Does Your Broom Stand?

Does it lean against the wall or do you make it lie flat on the floor? Mine stands tall and handsome, and like any cheesy Hollywood flick, I use to mock croon a Madonna song! Jokes, aside, the Standing Broom is a clever redesign for the broom. It features a flat-head that locks to a ninety-degree angle and allows you to keep the broom standing independently, especially when you need to stow it. No more bending over to fetch the broom!

0 Designer: Poh Liang-Hock

Clever Minimalist Clock

Clever Minimalist Clock

This minimalist take on the clock is composed of just 3 moving circles that indicate the time in a totally new but intuitive way. The large and medium circles that make up the main clock face rotate to indicate the hour while the smaller circle within the medium “hour” circle indicates the minutes. It also glows in the dark so it’s easy to tell time at night. Gotta love it!

0 Designer: Tamer Koseli

No Green Thumb Needed

No Green Thumb Needed

These days, very few people have the outdoor space to garden and grow their own herbs for cooking. The sleek BB Little Garden was designed with urban dwellers in mind and makes it possible to have fresh herbs all year round. Aesthetically and functionally, it’s more like a modern appliance and will blend perfectly in any kitchen.

0 Designer: François-Xavier Martouzet

Digital Masseuse

Digital Masseuse

eSSage is a massage suit that makes it possible to receive a massage from a  trained specialist or even a loved one no matter the distance. The suit connects through WiFi and uses an Apple/Android app that lets the person on the other end use a stylus to control the suit’s electro-active polymer nodes that change shape when hit with an electrical charge. Create a custom massage of your own or let the “masseur” work out those knots!

0 Designer: André Cofield