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

H2O Inspired Gallery

H2O Inspired Gallery

Zaha Hadid Architect and Roca announce the opening of the Roca London Gallery – a design inspired by the power of water as a transforming element to carve a sequence of dynamic, porous spaces for the gallery. Fissures and slices in the walls give permeability consistently throughout the gallery. The design theme of water extends to the facade, which appears as a set of ripples in movement across the exterior.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects

Mo'bility is Mo'betta

Mo’bility is Mo’betta

MO is a flexible, affordable and sustainable combination of bike rental systems, local public transportation, and car sharing that aims to ease the tension of getting around in the city. Using a human-centered design approach, Mo would also mean less cars on the street, a quieter environment, less oversize roadways and more room for walking paths, improving the overall quality of life for everyone.

0 Designer: Lunar

Sweet Lil' Coffee Table

Sweet Lil’ Coffee Table

Around, the latest addition to the Muuto furniture collection, is a minimal yet durable (and of course round!) coffee table series that is sure to be a timeless piece in any contemporary setting. In two sizes and a multitude of finishes, they work great as a single piece or in groups of two, three or more.

0 Designer: Muuto

The Dew Trap

The Dew Trap

Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, a mock up of a succulent plants. It helps collect and filter in the morning dew, directly into a bottle and is easily portable.

0 Designer: Yu-ru Chen

Another Huggable Light

Another Huggable Light

On the lines of the dºlight Huggable pillow (makes an excellent Christmas present), we have here the In Soft pillow. The difference lies in the intuitive way the lights go on and off with a simple touch. Thanks to the LED lights used, heat is no longer a problem with touching lighting interfaces. Would love me one, just to celebrate this special occasion of Diwali…the ultimate festival of lights! Happy Diwali YD readers!

0 Designer: Takaaki Oguchi

Geometric Beauty

Geometric Beauty

So my birthday was this week, and all I wanna know is who is going to get me this chair?!  Gotta love Thomas Feichtner’s latest, the M3 chair. This geometric piece exhibits an open, wooden cantilever construction that highlights not only the tension between closed and open, heavy and light, and surface and line, but also the symbiosis between traditional workmanship and contemporary design. Though it may not be space saving, it’s sure to complete any existing space.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Super Efficient PreFab

Super Efficient PreFab

PicsaHouse, the latest from Kassen Lifestyle, is a unique and cost-effective prefab housing solution that looks to relieve some of the problems with current housing systems. Most prefab houses use the same techniques as stud-fram building, leading to the same inherent structural and insulation issues, but the PicsaHouse has adapted techniques from bridge building, making it quick to build while requiring less maintenance over time… exactly how a prefab should be.

0 Designer: Kassen Lifestyle

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Juha-Pekka Rautio’s Citroen CCrab concept is a small electric vehicle designed for zipping around efficiently in city traffic. Like the name suggests, the CCrab also takes inspiration from the crab, and is able to move sideways with individually powered wheels that turn independently. The CCrab also draws inspiration from the quick and precise maneuvers of footballers – not a bad place to start considering that rush hour can often be like a mad game of running and dodging.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio