Shelves Inside Shelves Inside Shelves

Shelves Inside Shelves Inside Shelves

Take a peek at this neato shelving arrangement. It’s made entirely out of wood, it looks totally nice, and it’s called “Dado.” Marc Haldermann of Dear Bird Design Products has taken the idea of modularity in shelving units and chopped it down to its essential elements, making a selection of box shelves and C-shelves fit precisely in a set of bigger boxes. How super neat! Then, to differentiate from the IKEA shelves (the ones I personally have in my living room), he added a bit of a stand below the whole construct.

0 Designer: Marc Haldermann of Dear Bird Design Products

Create Energy Stepping

Create Energy Stepping

This fancy little object goes by the name “Slide” and with it, you can generate energy walking up and down steps. By simply placing your hand upon the green and pushing it along the railing aside the stairs you’re walking on, you’ll generate energy! With that energy, the several arrohead-shaped LEDs in the object are lit so that you might see where you’re going in a power outage or other emergency situation!

0 Designers: ShuoYang, Bolong Huang and Qiao Yang

Sink in Space

Sink in Space

Let me take you on a fancy journey into the deep thought involved in a sculptural sink design. This is a world where a spaceship floats over a sea of porcelain, bringing you only what the title of the project implies: “The Dream of Water.” Of course this sink is fully functional, and using it will be like a dream to you. Come with me into the poetry that is water delivery, brought to you by no less that designer Jerome Olivet.

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Billiard Revolution

Billiard Revolution

Welcome to a total top-to-bottom re-design of the classic billiard table, designed by a crew of 5 young designers on their way to the top and manufactured by Toulet, one of the sweetest billiard table manufacturers in France or the USA. The innovative shape of this table is instantly recognizable. Where the classic table design was made based on the single surface and four legs concept, this one’s basically a giant ribbon. Then it gets really fun…

0 Designers: Various

Nature Doth Office

Nature Doth Office

I once saw an episode of Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy show of note, where a woman had an interview with an architecture firm that had created a building in the woods – but there was no building. Instead the woods WERE the building, an absurd look at integrating design into natural surroundings. Here’s a set of objects by Robert Bronwasser for Cascano that’s pulled back the lever a bit to deliver nature-inspired objects (for the most part) that’re just the right mix.

0 Designer: Robert Bronwasser for Cascando

Never Too Late to Learn How to Read

Never Too Late to Learn How to Read

Adult illiteracy comes with social stigmas that prevent many people from trying to learn how to read. The abcDARIAN is designed to discreetly help them achieve their goals. The two-sided, touch enabled device is transparent. You skim over written matter and it phonetically reads it out into an earpiece. It comes with a stylus but the most unique feature is the ability to slowdown speech feedback, just in case it’s reading too fast.

0 Designer: Sandra Brügmann

A Motorcycle and Sidecar? I'm Sold!

A Motorcycle and Sidecar? I’m Sold!

The NEOS is an enclosed motorbike and modular sidecar system for the 21st century. It delivers enhanced safety features far beyond your conventional bike but still encapsulates the pure thrill you get from traditional ones. Ideal for a work commute or a weekend trip up twisty roads, the NEOS remains flexible as the sidecar pod can easily be removed. Using the latest 3-phase AC induction motor and lithium battery tech, the NEOS provides power while being economical and green. Hit the jump for the full list of specs. Catch me if you can.

0 Designer: Daniel Munnink

From Devastating Bomb to Floating Coat Rack

From Devastating Bomb to Floating Coat Rack

Well here’s a unique way to memorialize Hiroshima. Hirosima (sic) combines the magical wonder that is the “Red Balloon” to prop up a weapon the forever changed history.  Put your esoteric thinking caps on. The balloon keeps the bomb from landing, therefor preventing devastation. The bomb is turned into a mundane utilitarian object by becoming a coat rack, essentially castrating it of its original intent.

0 Designers: Mehmet Erdi Özgürlük & Anıl Ercan

Hot Gas Plate is What I Need!

Hot Gas Plate is What I Need!

I can’t help but notice how sterile this conceptual cooking range looks in white; a color that easily soils in the manic frenzy of cooking! However I totally love the induction cooking plate and gas burner combo, with matching exhaust hood no less. It’s called the EEH-Ventilator & Gas Stove. Could be quite beneficial in countries where the delivery of gas cylinders can take weeks! Yeah, not all of us are piped up!

0 Designer: Chao Gao

Red Dot Basin for You!

Red Dot Basin for You!

This is a lovely basin faucet that lets you know exactly what’s going on with your hot and cold water. How? Take a peek! It’s not one of those newfangled digital display sorts of things, nay, this is just fabulous sculptural design. Across the head of the faucet you’ll see two paths, one for cold water, and one for hot. As they meet at the tip of the spout, a magical combination brings you warm.

0 Designers: ISMA Creative Faucet

Mirror Mirror Snap My Face

Mirror Mirror Snap My Face

Snap a photograph, please and thank you. Freaked out yet? It’s not a spy concept! This is a friendly through-camera photo session, and it goes all year around. This concept goes by the name “Daily you,” and it’s a mirror with a camera embedded into it. Each time you stand in front of the mirror in the morning to touch up your face (or whatever you do there), it detects you looking into it, focuses, and takes a single photograph. Once there is a collection of photos of your face, there’s a “Play” mode which can show you images by week, by month, or annually – or of course, however often you’d like.

0 Designer: Albert Chengsyun Tang

What a Sterile Door!

What a Sterile Door!

Until we can cure common communicable diseases, our best defense is prevention. Door knobs and handles are huge breeding grounds for those microscopic bastards so why not create self-steralizaing door handles? BAM, we’ve got one here for you called wait for it… the Door Handle with Self-Steralization System. Uses UV light to do the dirty work. Simple design and effective. Explains why it won a Red Dot concept award.

0 Designer: Choi Bomi

It’s never too late to shop at The YD Store

It’s never too late to shop at The YD Store

Hey guys, I just wanted to remind you about the awesome collection of gift ideas we have at the YD Store. There is something for everyone…and in case you think you’ve found the perfect gift and is wondering if it will reach on time; I got GOOD NEWS for you! The YD Store pinky-swears to deliver the goodies in this list by Christmas (USA only!), just in time for you to show your tender loving care!

0 YD Store Promises USA Delivery By Christmas