From Dust to No-Dust

From Dust to No-Dust

Chalkeeper is a very innovative way to contain chalk dust (which causes allergic reaction in many children) and reuse it. It is basically a duster that erases chalk from the blackboard and absorbs it into the system. When enough dust is collected, it molds it back to a piece of chalk….kinda like a never ending chalk! Clever!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

The 30-degree Slope is a bowl specifically designed for folks with trembling hands. This kinda condition is widespread in the silver generation, but it can be predominant in the youth as well. For example my mother has this condition since her teenage years; she can’t even hold a cup and saucer with a steady hand. A very dignified and thoughtful solution is this tilting bowl with a angle at one end.

0 Designer: HO Chang Da

Crown Yourself King

Crown Yourself King

This thought-provoking design by Lina Saleem goes to show that even a simple man can have a kingly throne! The Democracy Rules chair is a laugh in the face of opulence and hierarchical systems that is sure to turn heads and be an immediate conversation starter. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Lina Saleem

Simplicity at It's Finest

Simplicity at It’s Finest

The Nixon Minimalist watch was designed to showcase pure simplicity and the name couldn’t capture it more. The designers’ intention was to rid the user of the anxiety of minutes, and allow the watch focus purely on the hour at hand. No annoying graphics, no overbearing branding… just simple, honest time. We love it!

0 Designers: Hoang M Nguyen & Anh Nguyen

Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure

The Lace Vase by Milk Design Limited provides a super easy way of turning plastic bottles, glass jars, or any other unused container into a simple and elegant vase. The stretchable sleeve is made of silicon rubber and can fit snugly around containers of many different sizes.

0 Designer: Milk Design Limited

High-tech Bag Tag

High-tech Bag Tag

One of the most frustrating things of air travel is to wait by crowded conveyer belts for your baggage to arrive. Besides, one time I almost walked out with someone else’s bag, mistaking it for mine! To avoid such situations, I reckon the Tag Finder can come very handy. The nametag part is attached to your luggage and a ‘finder’ tab stays with you. When the two are in range, the bag-tag automatically detects the counterpart and beeps it a signal for easy location. It is an ideal solution, however given the sense of heightened security measures in place these days at airports, I doubt we will be able to use such products.

0 Designer: Donguk Seo

For The Love of Plants and Cleaning

For The Love of Plants and Cleaning

I love the simple TwoFaced Window, a window that allows you to conveniently clean both the sides of the pane and nurture plants according to the elements. The window pivots and does a full 360-degree rotation. Well the cleaning aspect is one part of the design, however the thoughtful incorporation of a flowerbed and its maintenance, scores it many brownie points!

0 Designers: Junkyung Kim & Yonggu Do

Air Propulsion Yacht

Air Propulsion Yacht

What a beaut!  Aguila Design’s Xi yacht uses a remarkable series of aero and hydrodynamic qualities to maximize steering ability, maneuverability, payload, and of course… speed!  Immediately apparent is the yacht’s unusual, spaceship-like, fluid shape- purely arisen from its functionality. The interior features unique, transformable spaces that are convertible at different levels to accommodate for varying numbers of crew and passengers as well as all the necessities for living a life of luxury at sea.

0 Designer: Aguila Design

Cool Custom Door Handle

Cool Custom Door Handle

There are plenty of options when it comes to adapting the furniture, drapes, doors, and other elements of an interior… but what about door handles? There’s really not much in the way of customization. Geometria gives the user the liberty to choose the shape and color of the components to fit their room perfectly. The handle contains modules made of different materials and colors varying from sharp and sleek to round and wooden, providing a way for the user to tailor the handle to any room.

0 Designer: Simon Stojanovski

Not Just Another Pretty Wall

Not Just Another Pretty Wall

Dent Cube is a 3D porcelain stoneware cladding that can be used to create interior and exterior walls with a unique indented pattern that offers endless possibilities for customization. Pictured here is a version with glass inserts that bring shades of yellow, pink, red, blue and green together in a eye-catching patchwork of color. What’s more is that the innovative ceramic tile can absorb toxic particles, improving the quality of air.

0 Designer: INAX

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Very rarely do you come across a product that is functional, forward fashion, ecofriendly and harmonious in design. 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes is this and more! We love this pair so much, that after writing about it on YD, we decided to host an exclusive giveaway for our readers giving them a chance to sample the world’s lightest shoes upfront. Five Hampers of 3-pairs each (15 shoes in total) are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow the contest rules below…

0 Contest Closes: October 30 2011, midnight.

Bike Buddy!

Bike Buddy!

The adorable Riding Partner is a true bike buddy that glows in the dark to make your street-presence known. It doubles up as an accessory as well as a shoulder-pad. Think about it, an irresistible charmer that cares for your safety in an eco-friendly manner; total winner in my eyes!

0 Designers: Lee Chang-ho & Han Ki-hoon

The Tissue Issue!

The Tissue Issue!

We have scented tissues, soap-tissues, wet tissues and now its’ time to add to the list Light Tissue. Although just a concept right now, given the various uses portrayed I don’t think the time is too far when someone in China will actually come up with this! It’s a known fact that the Pocket Light is do-able, so for novelty sake this paper light will catch the people’s fancy!

0 Designer: OH-Se Won