Stealthy Faucets

Stealthy Faucets

It’s not every day you see bathroom fittings inspired by stealth aircraft but hey, why not? The sharp angles compliment the fluidity of water. The Stealth Collection looks like it came out of a secret design center in the Pentagon, but it’s actually from award winning manufacturer GRAFF. This ultra modern faucet is capable of a 1.5-2.2 gallon/per minute water-saving flow rate and comes available in polished chrome or Steelnox satin nickel finishes. My personal favorite is the Steelnox satin. STUNNING, just absolutely stunning.

0 Designer: Graff Faucets

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

SOL – an interactive spatial installation staging the origin of solar energy. In an immersive environment the principles of nuclear fusion can be experienced in a narrative and playful way. Entering a bright and glistening corpus, the visitor experiences the darkness inside the sun and watches the chaotic motion of protons. Thankfully, radiation not included. Interacting with the particles causes them to fuse and produce energy which manifests as light bursts inside “the core” as well as a rising light level on the outside.

0 Designer: TheProduct*

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Let me be the one to let you in on this magically amazing idea for clothing tags. What Yong Jin Kim’s idea consists of is a tiny version of whatever clothing item the tag is attached to printed on the tag that’s attached. What does this mean for you and your kids? It means that you (and/or your kids) will be able to take your entire clothing collection (provided you only buy this one brand) and dress up paper dolls the same as you to your heart’s content! Hooray!

0 Designer: Yong Jin Kim

For Turtle Carrying

For Turtle Carrying

If you’re the sort of person who works with and in the sea, you’re probably aware of sea turtles. If you are aware of sea turtles and you’re the sort of person who works with and studies them, you’ll be interested in Tuto: a mobile workstation for studying and analyzing sea turtles. It’s basically a completely fabulous stretcher made exclusively for turtles, a mobile workstation that helps optimize activities such as body measurements, blood and tissue sampling, and tagging with Inconel tags.

0 Designers: 2Y1DEA

Hearing Spaces

Hearing Spaces

Presenting the ICC Kids Program 2010 “What Sounds Do We Hear?”, held at the NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC]. It’s a space that focuses on sounds that we’d otherwise only casually encounter in our everyday life. This exhibition asks the questions “What is it that our ears hear and what kind of information do we receive? How is “hearing” different from “seeing”?” This space is composed of 82 wavy shaped cloths hanged at 250mm clearance in a space of changing shape. Fabulous.

0 Designer: Nobuaki Doi (SOUP DESIGN)

To Eat Off A Smile

To Eat Off A Smile

Inspired by virtual imagery and digital computer graphics, specifically the popular “emoticons”, PATTERNED SMILE introduces two new faces designed exclusively for this urban, contemporary tableware set. A delicate and humorous vision by Estudio BIS// CUIT to give your table a distinctive and creative twist. I’m enthralled y’all. Really, this is just BRILLS!

0 Designer: Estudio BIS//CUIT

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

The first decade of the 21st century has been frequently accused of lacking coherence. Ironically, coherence emerged as one of the prevailing themes of some of the decade’s most important design work. Target’s Clear Rx bottles—hailed by IDSA’s esteemed jury as the standout Design of the Decade receiving a gold award and it’s designed by a student no less.

0 Credit: Deborah Adler, Klaus Rosburg of Sonic Design, Patrick Douglas, Matthew Grisik

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Red Dot Concept Design has this niche category called Fashion and the projects seen here range from shoes to backpacks to watches. So what in the future for wrist bling? It’s a diamond encrusted digital edition and an eccentric analogue beauty! Hit the jump to find out more.

0 Designers: Various

Buoy oh Buoy

Buoy oh Buoy

Presenting the full future of sea traffic control. This is a new kind of buoy designed by Tae Hoon Lee and Sung Yong Kim, designed to be not only self-sufficient, but radio controlled. Each one of these devices is powered by EPAM, aka the undulating energy of waves. According to Lee and Kim, the EPAM is “shrunk or extended by the undulating force of the wave, such distortion of EPAM creates the electricity by induction of current drift.” How much power? Hows 5w of current per second? Enough? I think so.

0 Designers: Tae Hoon Lee and Sung Yong Kim

Time and Memories

Time and Memories

Wonjune Song sent us his version of how time flows like a river and memories are all that are left behind. Nice esoteric thoughts, but I dig the Memory Time Watch more for its casual looks, and the subtle way the inner mechanics are revealed. Let’s just go with the memory flow!

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

Wild and Wacky, Super Weird!

Wild and Wacky, Super Weird!

Welcome to the crazy person list. This is a collection of ten items we’ve got available in the YD Store that are sure to touch the funny bone in anyone’s body when they find themselves eye to eye with the madness of each. Such a lovely list made of things that can’t possibly fail when given as gifts not only to a friend, but to yourself. See if you can find the secret warrior!

T-Shirt Reality

T-Shirt Reality

Welcome to your fantasy! Ever since the days of Teletubbies, people across the world have been dreaming of having a television in their stomach. Now that dream can become a reality with AR-Tees, augmented reality shirts! Each shirt features a television set with a special combination of symbols printed inside. When connected to the special viewer via their computer and a webcam, they too can enjoy the ability to watch movies and documentary films on their belly. Hooray!

0 Designer: Sebastian Merchel

Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do!

Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do!

The festive season is a time when your entire family comes together for the holidays. With a house full of hungry tummies to feed, the kitchen ends up being the hotspot for all to hang out. Here are some ideas to spice up your kitchen and make it feel warm, inviting and elegant. I bet you’re cooking up a handsome feast for all!

0 Kitchen Products Available at The YD Store