UNStudio = UNBelievable!

UNStudio = UNBelievable!

UNStudio is at it again with this ambitious vertical city concept designed for Singapore’s cultural hub. Scotts Tower attempts to redefine the way architects approach modern high-rise residential architecture by reframing public spaces in an aesthetically provocative way. Whether or not a controversial design such a this gets a green light is another story. We can only hope so!

0 Designer: UNStudio

Interfacial Improvements

Interfacial Improvements

The Picostorm Alpha Project aims to improve the intuitiveness and easy of navigation displaying both informational & interactive data on existing large platforms like Facebook & Google. The interface is split into two core features: a super nifty “waterfall” interface on the left side that provides clearly defined shortcuts to messages, notifications and address book/contact information, and a contextually-aware floating dashboard through which a person interacts with messages, photos, videos and other content.

0 Designer: Jonathan "Code177" Blake

Alien Artifact or Lamp?

Alien Artifact or Lamp?

The TOTO Twins lamp series looks more like missing components to an alien spacecraft than a lamp! You’ll dig this lamp if you’re into futuristic style that’s even a little strange. The first of the two lamps consists of two sculptural parts and an asymmetrical “head” that rotates to create various levels of light intensity. The second lamp’s fluid, metallic top hovers above and appears to drip onto the industrial looking sculptural body below.

0 Designer: Andrej Čverha

Sweater Up My Dears

Sweater Up My Dears

Ah, the weather is a perfect reflection of what Christmas should feel like, and I am mighty glad to get the wood fire roaring. Team it up with brand new sweaters and this wonderful Sweater Mug to drink hot Coco from! Cuddle up to this delightful cup and if you feel generous, send me the ones in pink and blue!

0 Available: At the YD Store [ Buy it Here ]

Outta-the-door Reminder

Outta-the-door Reminder

So, you and the family is going on this big vacation and just as you finish locking up everything and shut the main door, your wife calls out – hon, did you check the gas and switch-off all the lights? Sounds familiar? How about if you had the ‘Off’ installed! It is a door handle with connections to your mains like gas supply and electricity. Simply switch off both or either one of the services by rotating the dial and flip it back to activate it all. Super cool and innovative I tell ya!

0 Designers: Eun Ah Kim, Jinhyuk Rho & Maria Rho

Simply, The Apple Hairbands!

Simply, The Apple Hairbands!

Keeping with the tradition of simplistic minimal design, Sang-hoon Lee has designed his vision for the Apple Headphones. Looks more like a hairband with a sleek finish. I think the touch of volume controls within the glowing apple logo is just too clever!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Age-old Material Meets Modern Design

Age-old Material Meets Modern Design

After self-producing two pneumatic extruders to push soft clay through die, designer Max Cheprack put them to use, gently manipulating the material with great precision and complexity. This Clay Stool design is just one result of the process and represents not only a culturally historic material of the designer’s homeland, but also new possibilities in ceramic design and production.

0 Designer: Max Cheprack

The Winner's Rowing Shoe

The Winner’s Rowing Shoe

Winning this year’s Plastics Industry Award for Product Design of the Year is this genius adjustable rowing shoe. Before, shoes had to be manufactured in a range of sizes, meaning rowers had to put up with the wrong size or take time to swap out. Also, previous models of fixed shoes couldn’t be washed & would often end up smelly & unhygienic. The Active Tools 2k Rowing Shoe addresses these problems by being adjustable to the rower’s size & having an outer shell molded from soft EVA/TPO foam so they can be kept clean.

Sand Shine

Sand Shine

The Desert Storm lamp’s use of sand as the main material provides an organic feel in both appearance and touch. The shape of these sand-molded lamp shades brings to mind primitive dessert dome dwellings and the fixture’s overall figure resembles plants that blossom near the Mediterranean seashore. Though they look fragile, the shades’s strength partners with that of the fixture’s metal pole.

0 Designer: Nir Meiri

Volkswagen With a View

Volkswagen With a View

The two-seater Volkwagen Outside concept was designed for the driver who appreciates options! This modern speedster has an emphasis on sporty handling and removable side panels that can be enclosed for a secure and intimate driving experience or left behind for open-air thrills. For nature-lovers who don’t mind a little wind blown hair.

0 Designer: Luiz Antonelli

Million Keyboards in One!

Million Keyboards in One!

Our favorite design studio Art lebedev is back with an update to their Optimus range of keyboards. This time around we have the Optimus Populyaris & Optimus Mini Six. While the Populyaris is a compact keyboard that configures with very many options (like English, Russian, Photoshop etc.), the mini six is an auxiliary device with six customizable keys that can be assigned any function, including displaying information related or non-related to the current program in use. Mini Six is perfect as a Tools panel, remote control, or an indicator with static or animated graphics!

0 Designers: Art Lebedev Studio

Non-Destructive Head Phones

Non-Destructive Head Phones

Love the name of this concept and totally relate to it as well. The personal side of the story is that both my brother and I managed to ruin our hearing thanks to blasting music through our earphones (parental advice IS ignored by teens). Hence the Non-Destructive Head Phones aims at keeping your eardrums safe, minimize bacterial infection and still allow you to enjoy your music on the go. The only flipside is that you will be aware of secondary noises like maybe a honking car. Then again, in the long run it can work out to your advantage…maybe catch up on some street gossip!

0 Designer: Altamash Jiwani

If Pro and Air had a Baby!

If Pro and Air had a Baby!

Given that they really need something bigger than Siri to captivate us, Apple rumors of a fusion version of the Macbook Pro and the Air are gaining wind at great speed. If Creative Soul Jørgen Langevad had his way, then this new Apple MacBook will be the way Job’s legacy will continue. To make the marriage work, Langevad has changed the harddrive to a flash based SSD and completely removed the optical drive. An OLED Display or a LG Shuriken is suggested, plus Quadcore processors being the trend, Intel’s next gen offering Ivy Bridge will be the perfect fit.

0 Designer: Jørgen Langevad