DIY Custom Shelving

DIY Custom Shelving

I wuvvv the practical design of this shelving system. The shelves of the S03 can be assembled to any size or combination to adapt to the desired space. For easy and cost-efficient transportation, the European beech components fit together snugly to create the smallest, most compact packing size possible.

0 Designer: Zhaolei

Rabo Curing Light

Rabo Curing Light

Being a lover of candy, I am all-too-familiar with this little gadget. Curing lights are primarily used in the dental industry for rapid curing of resin (fillings).  This pocket-size pen from Milestone-Studio is cordless but yields high-power LED output. It’s lightweight ergonomic design and interchangeable tips make frequent use a walk in the park.

0 Designers: Oded Shorer & Saar Raz

Soapboxing in Style

Soapboxing in Style

This high-performance soapbox derby kit concept by designer Hyun-Seok Kim is a 3-wheeled speed demon intended to leave competitors behind in the dust. The design was inspired by Italian race car maker, Abarth, and represents the brand’s principles of excellence in performance, exciting user experience, and innovative design. The trike maximizes the soapbox experience with a classic rolling seat and wire-handled controls for the steerable front axle.

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Nest Chair Made of Stainless Steel

Nest Chair Made of Stainless Steel

Take a sneak peek at Pawel Grunert’s newest creation, the Nest Chair (SIE51). As you’ve probably already can guess, the design is inspired by a nest. Handmade from stainless steel, the chair is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. I have no idea how comfortable it is but if it’s anything like my steel scrubber, I’ll pass. The official premier will take place at 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

0 Designer: Pawel Grunert

Ultra Utilitarianism

Ultra Utilitarianism

BLANCORONIS and its unique accessory concept is utilitarianism at the highest level. The round bowl with steep bowl wall, base radius and large diameter are suitable for bulky cooking utensils. The accessories, a glass cutting board and a bridge with two dishes, can be rotated 360° so work can be carried out at any angle. One can comfortably work from the cutting board into the dishes. The accessory bridge can also be used to carry or to hold other kitchen aids, e.g. sieves.

0 Designer: BLANCORONIS

Water Factory In My Bathroom

Water Factory In My Bathroom

Here is a neat way to convert your hot steamy bath into something seductively green! The Waterfactory Bathroom Project is a set of Corian washstand, toilet and bathtub that includes an electrically powered system for filtering the humid air of the loo and condensing it to water for reuse. The water is purified via UV filtering and microfiltration, just to be double sure. Brilliant!

0 Designer: João Gonçalves

The Tron Tug

The Tron Tug

The Universal Plug kinda puts an end to all debates about how a plug should be designed to remind us to yank it out, once we switch off our devices. The convenient hollow center and glowing Tron-esque halo are an intuitive reminder. If nothing else, it doubles up as a cheap night-light, so I’m sold!

0 Designer: Seungwoo Kim

A Missing Limb's Best Friend

A Missing Limb’s Best Friend

The thought of a limb sitting on ice in a picnic cooler en route to the ER makes me cringe.  Now here’s an idea that would put me a little more at ease if that ever happens. The Emergency Transporter Unit or ETU was designed for safe, sterile transportation of body parts from accident to hospital, or hospital to hospital for cadaver transplant limbs. A thermoelectric cooling system, aerogel temperature regulating insulation, and a rigid protective casing ensure all your favorite body parts the best chance of reattachment. (Knock on wood)

0 Designer: Mehrafza Mirzazad

Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Straight out of 007, the BES, or Black Eye Sea concept, is a response to emerging threats at sea that focuses on autonomous navigation to monitor waterways near valuable maritime assets such as navel vessels, oil rigs, or coastal power plants. The 3 jet drive speed boat and stealthy dual-engine submarine are fast and highly maneuverable, providing quick surveillance or powerful force protection if need be. Whether operating by itself or being remotely guided, the Black Eye Sea’s aim is to put human life out of harms way.

0 Designer: Harbaoui Zoubier

For Dish Dummies Like Me

For Dish Dummies Like Me

Grrr, I hate doing the dishes! I never know quite where to start whether I’m loading or pushing buttons, and now that they’re so silent I can never tell if it’s actually on. The Wave was designed to be not only aesthetically appealing but it’s front fluid contours also house a super easy-to-use control panel designed to naturally guide the user into a logical sequence of actions. The aqua window and optional translucent top are a great for making sure everything is running smoothly… or at all.

0 Designer: Guilherme Parolin

Friday Giveaway: Limited Edition TOKYObay DIY Watch Kit

Friday Giveaway: Limited Edition TOKYObay DIY Watch Kit

How about spending a great weekend constructing with a DIY project where you get to customize a really cool watch that speaks to your style! TOKYObay is out to get you all excited with their Limited Edition DIY Watch Kit, which has 8 different looks perfect for work or weekend…and guess what? It’s for you to WIN! Simply tell us why you are the one who should win this amazing kit!

0 Contest Closes: 13th March 2011, 11:59 pm PST

How You Can Help Japan

How You Can Help Japan

So many of you have reached out to us with kind words and condolences. As many of you know YD has roots in Japan. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts but want to rally the design community to help the victims. Here are several ways to help and please spread the word. Share this post, tweet it, post it on Facebook and blog it. Lets get the word out.

0 Donate: How You Can Help Japan

Peugeot XB1

Peugeot XB1

It’s 2025. Cities have outgrown themselves, shifting mobility as we know it. Public transportation is more efficient than ever (ok, maybe it’s 2225), but car use is limited to long distance travel outside urban districts. Q: How do you make those short distance travels that are too long to walk? A: The Peugeot XB1. Ok, so it might just be hypothetical, but can we start getting ready, please? If for nothing else, just so we can zip around town on this cute, human size, wheeled exoskeleton reminiscent of Johnny-5?

0 Designers: Various