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

It's Not a Block of Wood

It’s Not a Block of Wood

Moku might just look like a plain ole’ 4×4, but it’s actually a minimalist product that makes paper rolls for sketching a little easier to use. Inspired by kyoto woodworking, the handcrafted design is deceptively simple and fits together without any hinges or hardware. Perfect for brainstorming or mind-mapping, Moku makes it easy to create and save your work chronologically in space-saving, replaceable rolls you can reference at any time! Awesome vid after the jump! —>

0 Designer: Kozen Gray

Fashion-Inspired Insulin Delivery

Fashion-Inspired Insulin Delivery

Devina Kothari’s innovative solution for insulin delivery easily integrates into the user’s lifestyle with fashion-inspired wearable tech they can set and forget! It uses a closed-loop delivery method that detects blood glucose levels before slowly dispersing the appropriate insulin dosage. Not only automated, the process is also made pain-free by use of a micro-needle array where the diameter is smaller than that of a mosquito’s probe!

0 Designer: Devina Kothari

Power Of The Sunflower

Power Of The Sunflower

Trust Emami Design to come out with concepts that refine present iterations and take them to the next level by adding that extra layer of innovation. The Powerflower takes on the typical sunflower as solar power hub and what makes it innovative is that like the flower, this mechanical version follows the sun. Simple, clean design with an edge! Great going!

0 Designer: Emami Design

Light Powered by YOU

Light Powered by YOU

Flashlights can be your best friend in a power outage, but the last thing you need are dead batteries, so it makes sense that it charge from the most reliable power source available… YOU! That’s precisely the inspiration behind the Lume flashlight. It uses peltier plates to turn heat from your hands into usable energy. Its sculptural design is also more ergonomic and encourages the user to keep it displayed and handy rather than hidden.

0 Designer: Lane Stith

Time For A Griffin Emblem Watch

Time For A Griffin Emblem Watch

No matter how many digital versions you may get, none can replace the romanticism of owning a mechanical watch. It has the advantage of living through generations, and being passed on the family as a legacy. The showcasing of the movement through a skeletonized dial, the magic of the construction … irreplaceable! Perhaps this is why we encourage innovations like the Griffin Emblem Watch.

0 Designer: Alain Recuze [ Buy it Here ]

The Invisible Umbrella

The Invisible Umbrella

SRSLY! You won’t find any delicate nylon material to rip, or flimsy metal rods that’ll break… in fact, no canopy at all! Instead, this innovative design uses air flow to protect the user from rain. Call the Air Umbrella, it creates an invisible shield with multidirectional air-jets that dispel raindrops and keep the user dry. Though it looks high-tech, it’s actually quite simple. Better yet, it might just be available sooner than you think. Jump to the vid!

0 Designers: Various

The London Tube Transformed

The London Tube Transformed

PriestmanGoode’s concept for the New London Tube is inspired by contemporary London, its culture and architectural landmarks, and iconic British transport design. The walk-through train features air-cooled cars, digital screens for live updates, and wider doors for quicker turnaround. Natural finishes and materials in a palette of colors including charcoal, grey and oxblood were derived from looking at the heritage, architecture and landmarks of London. Watch the animation after the jump!

0 Designer: PriestmanGoode

Perfect Portable Tea

Perfect Portable Tea

Mychai is a personal, portable tea maker that helps you get your fix anytime, anywhere! Simply open and load the device with your favorite leaves and select one of four tea categories displayed on top. Then, drop it in 1-2 cups of water and it will automatically start heating to the ideal brewing temperature before dispensing the leaves. When brewing is complete, it scoops up the wet leaves for disposal, leaving you with the perfect cup each time!

0 Designer: Uttara Ghodke