The Best Fish Tank Ever. Period.

The Best Fish Tank Ever. Period.

It’s called Avo and it’s the first truly self-maintaining tank! Its unique filtration system creates a balanced ecosystem where the plants, fish and bacteria work together and thrive. It’s so effective in fact, the prototype has been going strong for 18 months without a cleaning and still has healthy fish, plants and clear, clean water! Lots of extras, including a discreet heater, magnetic color-changing light, and modular plant pods make it not only the easiest for owners to care for, but the happiest place for fish! The vid is a MUST-WATCH so hit the jump!

0 Designer: Susan Shelley / Noux

The Modern Memo

The Modern Memo

This modern stationary concept reimagines the sticky note as a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to wasteful paper notes. Simply called Reminder, the gadget works similar to a kid’s magnet doodle board, where magnetic particles are brought to the surface and made visible with a magnetic pen. Better yet, you can assign a timed alarm to each note via the smart dock. When it’s time, the sticky note will light up as a reminder!

0 Designer: Sun Jin

Light and Day

Light and Day

The Bright Pole is an innovative lighting system aimed at the hawking community and street stalls. The flexible pole not only features safe lighting but also holds sockets for plugging in electronic devices. The pole eliminates unsafe lighting practices like naked wires etc. that can lead to short circuits and fire.

0 Designers: Tae Min Kim, Se Mi Kim and Hee Yeon Hwang

Transfusion Woes

Transfusion Woes

Getting a transfusion is no fun and upon that the worry of the thang being administered properly is quite a worry amongst patients. To put ease on the situation and help out the nurses, we have here the Relieved Transfusion kit. It not only oversees a smooth transfusion, but also intimates the nursing staff that the procedure is about to finish up, so that they can take the next step in the process. Innovations like these are quite the requirement of the day!

0 Designers: Zhao-Feng Wang, Jia-Hua Lv, Xiao-Rong Wu & Jian-Sen Su

Pack In A Punch

Pack In A Punch

The Puncho is an innovative boxing glove that integrates sensors. These help make the gloves ‘intelligent’ and measure details like the force of the punch, the speed and the result of the impact. Such feedback helps the athlete to measure their performance and improve their game.

0 Designer: Emami Design

The Modern Harvest

The Modern Harvest

The Nurture project began with an exploration into the usage of the term “fresh” in the food industry. Super-fresh foods are in high demand with the nutritionally-concious, but the delivery of some is limited because of short shelf life and storage issues. This unique solution allows fruits to be nestled within their own roots in the form of a basket in order to keep them alive and fresh efficiently until the time of consumption. Genius! Jump to the video to learn more.

0 Designer: Hyunhee Hwang

Other-worldly Theater Now a Reality

Other-worldly Theater Now a Reality

UNStudio’s completed design for the Theatre de Stoep in the Dutch town of Spijkenisse responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypical function of a theatre- that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment – with the specific requirements to cater to the needs of the local community. The resulting venue is designed to fortify and inspire the magic of live theatre, providing at once a place of performance, a social gathering and experience of contrasting realities.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Every Dish in Perfect Harmony

Every Dish in Perfect Harmony

Vacimi’s cleverly crafted collection of tableware is the ultimate in space-saving design! Each nesting set includes 5 ceramic pieces and a handy bamboo board for draining and organization. No larger than a rice bowl, the set saves valuable real estate in the kitchen while providing the perfect size dish for you and your guests. Glossy on the inside, matte on the outside, their soft finish also gives em’ grip so they never slip!

0 Designer: Vacimi

Launching My Clothing Line

Launching My Clothing Line

Hello there YD’ers. As some of you may know, I’ve started a fundraising campaign for my men’s fitness clothing line called TRANISM. YES, I’m going to launch a clothing line! But I need your help. I have a $5000 goal I need to reach before sample production can begin. With the help of you loyal readers, I know that goal can be reached! Hit the jump for more info.

0 TRANISM Tilt Campaign

The Bedside Guardian

The Bedside Guardian

Ottone, the latest in Formabilio’s collection of modern furnishings, is simplistic without lacking personality. Like a playful bedside guardian, Ottone’s eager eyes give life to the design. These double as functional handles for a drawer where you can keep all your nightstand necessities. Get it here!

0 Designer: Laura Pirrone for Formabilio

The Transformer of Coffee Tables

The Transformer of Coffee Tables

More of a functional sculpture than furniture piece, the REK coffee table series is as beautiful as it is versatile. The adaptable design can be extended in a variety of ways, straight or sideways, depending on necessity or desired aesthetic. In seconds it changes from monolithic block to multilayered unit. Watch the transformation after the jump!

0 Designer: Reinier de Jong

Little Fishy Life Saver

Little Fishy Life Saver

To reduce overfishing and help maintain the ocean’s ecological balance, the Little Fish Protector was developed to prevent the problem of bycatching (the accidental capture of untargeted species). The device works by emitting sound waves to herd non-target fish schools away from nets and major fishing areas. Though it doesn’t detect species itself, the stringed, floating units can be deployed by experts and fishermen within minutes to deter unwanted catches and preserve homeostasis.

0 Designers: JiaChen Du, GuangHao Wu, WenZai Ye, Jooyoung Joen

Compact Cookware

Compact Cookware

The Vacimi collection makes cooking a cinch with minor innovations that have a big impact. A few of these include a diamond pattern on the underside of each aluminum piece that helps to evenly distribute the flame from a burner. The glass lids feature a convent flip-top that controls steam and pressure with a simple press of the hand. Lastly, the stackable design makes better utilization of storage space in cramped kitchens.

0 Designer: Vacimi