Petal-like Pendants

Petal-like Pendants

Folded from a single sheet of aluminum, the GINCO collection of pendant lamps a simplistic yet fun shape and cool neo-retro style. With the seam visible, its unique and sensible construction is made apparent for all to see, and is further highlighted through a single sliver of light shining through. However rigid, the series has a delicate and light aesthetic reminiscent of flower petals and leaves. Get it here!

0 Designer: Valeria Salvo for Formabilio

Swiss Cross Speaker

Swiss Cross Speaker

The SV/BS Swissvoice Bluetooth Speaker delivers great sound in a unique form factor that channels SV’s sporty identity. Precise bass response, upward and outward facing drivers, and detailed mid-to-high range sounds make it a top tier choice for steaming tunes. Unlike most small Bluetooth speakers, it’s equipped with dual screens: one that displays the time, and another that makes it easy for users to navigate their music library even when they’re not near the streaming phone, tablet or other device.

0 Designer: Anton Ruckman

Dousing That Fire

Dousing That Fire

The LBS Portable Fire Extinguisher is established on Location Based Services technology and alerts residents the minute a fire starts in their locality. The purpose of the service is to evacuate the residents in a short, speedy manner and get the fire in control asap. Based on APP management, the extinguishers also help in sensing the core location from where the fire is spreading. An able tool, concepts like this can go on to help fight fire more efficiently.

0 Designer: Shao-Feng Wang

Minimalist Wallet Case or iPhone Cover – You Decide

Minimalist Wallet Case or iPhone Cover – You Decide

There have been several occasions where I’ve walked out of the house with just my iPhone and forgetting to carry cash or cards. Trivial as this may sound, inevitably Murphy’s Law kicks in and it’s on these cashless occasions that turn out to be the ones that I needed money the most. With the QUICKDRAW Phone Wallet, HUSKK assures me that I will never be in such situations again.

0 Designer: HUSKK [ Buy it Here ]

Courtly Cutlery

Courtly Cutlery

In creating Jarosinksi & Vaugoin’s design No. 192, Thomas Feichtner drew inspiration from the classic methods involved in producing utensils by hand, a process typically used by the manufactory. The resulting product employs a clever combination of clear surfaces and radiuses with a theme of two diametrically intersecting phases that together lend the cutlery a highly individual character. Robust yet refined, the collection is well-balanced for both casual and formal table setting alike.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Happy Hips for Pups

Happy Hips for Pups

This clever canine creation, appropriately named “Hipster,” is a harness that helps rehabilitate dogs with hip problems such as dysplasia. The design serves not only as a harness for walking, but pulls up and strengthens the hip muscles to keep the femur in position to avoid popping out of its socket. With simple velcro straps, it’s as easy for owners to put on as it is for dogs to maintain mobility while recovering!

0 Designer: Galia Weiss

A' Design Competition - Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition – Call for Entries

Someone rightly said that it is great to have valid competition; it pushes us to do our best! In light of this, we have the announcement of the 2015 A’ Design Competition, one of the Worlds’ largest and leading design accolade. The award winners are privy to many perks including PR, publicity and marketing services and showcasing of award-winning projects in major publications. YD will announce the results on April 15, and there will be 3 exhibitions in 3 countries in 2015.

0 Regular Entry Deadline: Sept 30th 2015 [ Register Here ]

Turn on the Quiet

Turn on the Quiet

This audio device, called Joe, will be your bestie when it comes to your personal office space at work. When surrounding noise pollution is disturbing your flow, Joe produces white noise (a sound composed of all audible frequencies to the human ear) to essentially “cancel-out” cacophony so you can focus. It’s like being in your own imaginary bubble of isolation when you don’t have the option to close the door! Vid after the jump!

0 Designers: Schmitt Nicolas & Hélène Casado

Maracas That Light Up Life

Maracas That Light Up Life

Traditional maracas are hollow balls made from dried gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. The new-age version is a kinetic-powered version that self-illuminates whenever used. Ideal for situations like disaster or refugee camps, the modified musical instrument provides some fun and entertainment in an otherwise drab situation.

0 Designers: Jin Won Heo & Chang Man Son

Scented Sculptures

Scented Sculptures

There’s little to not like about a candle, especially if it smells good… but, if there is one gripe, it’s that most are limited (aesthetically) to the following: country, hippy, tribal, or just plain cheesy! For the design-minded, the NAO series of scented candles look as good as they smell. Each unique transparent glass vase is hand blown by expert craftsmen before wax & fragrance by a renowned perfumer in Grasse, France are added. Some simple, others futuristic… they’re meant to last as a sculptural object well beyond the lifespan of the candle itself.

0 Designer: Jérôme Olivet

Your Laptop's Best Friend

Your Laptop’s Best Friend

Introducing, Easel: the comfortable feet for your laptop! However simple, this ergonomic solution has many benefits for both laptop and user. Conveniently kept together with magnets, its easy to set up to keep your computer elevated, safe from surface scratches as well as overheating. This upright position also makes it easy on hands while typing and prevents eye/neck strain with its upright screen angle. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Jordan Mummert

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

DSIGNIO’s Collage Collection is a system of shelving and cabinetry based on the Suprematist art movement (with a dash of Cubism and sprinkle of Neoplasticism!) that focuses on forceful and simple shapes over superfluous elements. The resulting aesthetic is an illusion of overlapping wood blocks, yet each modular layer is functional with its own cover and internal system of cubbies and shelves. Halfway between art and design, it’s first an object of functionality and secondly a sculptural expression for contemplation.

0 Designer: DSIGNIO

3D Printer Reversed

3D Printer Reversed

3D printing is a pretty effective way to prototype and test out products. To scale any mass production of items kinda turns out expensive because of the high cost of raw materials. To make the whole operation a lot more cost effective, we have here the 3D-Reprinter, a machine that recycles plastic into the raw material for printing. So imagine using a plastic soda bottle as the source of your new 3D Printing project! So very wild!

0 Designers: Yangzi Qin, Yingting Wang, Luckas Fischer & Hanying Xie