Flying Yogi On A Stool!

Flying Yogi On A Stool!

Meet the Meditation Everyday, a seating option inspired by the levitating yogi and his meditation capabilities. The design appeals to my curious mind, which wants to know if it will support my heavy frame in the lotus position. The thing with meditation is that even a trained mind gets fidgety and makes excuses for you to shift in your place, disturbing your balance and peace. So perched on this seat, will my mind be still or keep wondering about Humpty Dumpty’s great fall!

0 Designer: Haeyoen Kim

HUGE Rolling

HUGE Rolling

Hooray for designer Arturo Ariño R! I love so very much to do write-ups on wild vehicles such as this. This spectacular automotive goes by the name Phase 2.0 and it’s an all-terrain three-wheeler. It’s got an auto-pressurized tire for adapting to multiple environments such as desert dunes or swamps, its two smaller tires able to move all over the place for either front or rear-wheel situations (the big tire is of course the one that’s always in charge.)

0 Designer: Arturo Ariño R

Chained Benches in Black

Chained Benches in Black

Thank you Thomas Perz and Petrus Gartler, designers extraordinaire, for today you’ve given me a treat to peek at. It’s called GETIER and it’s a bit of the ol’ public space furniture. That’s right, the kind that sits out there for everyone to see, for everyone to sit on, and for everyone to share. The most important element in this sort of situation, in our human community of course, is to make sure what whatever piece of furniture we’ve out out in the open is bolted down. And they’ve got that worked out real nice.

0 Designers: Thomas Perz and Petrus Gartler of Designerei Graz

One Gigantic White Cabinet

One Gigantic White Cabinet

The cool folks over at KINZO are expanding their office furniture series “KINZO AIR” which we’ve written about before. Now here’s a feature on the cabinet by the name of AIR CABIN. It’s a giant brick, a fantastic monolith which opens up to reveal an abundance of space for all your office supplies and/or whatever else you’d love to stack inside. This AIR CABIN is a low sideboard filing cabinet that “swallows up to 90 files” and hides them away in a piece of furniture that works more like a piece of architecture than a moveable construction.

0 Designer: KINZO

Sun + Flower = Lunchbox!

Sun + Flower = Lunchbox!

The Sunflower Lunchbox is a cute solar-powered appliance that heats and cools food items at the same time. A collapsible petals-like contraption (laced with solar cells) is used to trap the solar energy, which is then stored in an internal battery. With the simple touch of a button, you can then heat or cool down the contents within the individual boxes. It’s an ideal lunchbox for those fussy about eating piping hot food and solid cold drinks!

0 Designer: Edita Barabas

Don’t Blush, Go Ahead And Touch

Don’t Blush, Go Ahead And Touch

I’m trying not to be corny here, but addressing the very serious issue of breast cancer. The awareness is kind of out there, but just leaving messages on Facebook in the month of October is not enough. A practical approach like the Smart Pink is required. It’s a self-adhesive sticker that ladies can stick across their chest and follow the pink-path with fingertips for self-diagnosis. A combination of maneuver-stickers makes the pack and the kit is a certified diagnosis from Korea Breast Cancer Foundation.

0 Designers: Mi Hyun Ryu and So Ra Park

VERY Public Sauna

VERY Public Sauna

Welcome to the Mjölk Sauna! This project is a contribution to the world made by the fine designers over at Mjölk Architekti, a public space utilization in the city of Liberec in the Czech republic. It’s a sauna, a standard enough sauna in which you can go for a nice steam, but the location is quite significant: on an abandoned concrete platform located several dozen meters away from a popular public promenade and beach.

0 Designer: Mjölk Architekti

In No Way Wet

In No Way Wet

This project goes by the name °ßWet ? No Way.°® – or “Wet? No way.” and it’s designed by Huang Tai-Shun. What this project consists of is a fold down (and up) package that you use once you’ve been out in a rainstorm with your fold-down umbrella and now have to enter the office or any other place where you’re probably not going to have the opportunity to set the umbrella out to dry it off. What does this package do? First of all, it’s tiny, then it folds out to be a tube the size of your folded-up umbrella. Place your wet umbrella inside, snap on the cover, and wowie!

0 Designer: Huang Tai-Shun

No Stopping Public Relaxation

No Stopping Public Relaxation

Welcome to the future, where no road, train track, or body of water is barrier to the enjoyment and relaxation a person living in a city finds in a simple day in the park. As designer Mark Warren writes, “the city is made up of many urban barriers. These barriers provide and obstruction of the urban fabric. The area ABOVE these barriers can be used to provide not only a connection to the other side, but a space that can be used [for] more than just a bridge.” What a magnificent discovery!

0 Designer: Mark Warren

Chubbify Your iPhone 4

Chubbify Your iPhone 4

I just find this iPhone 4 case by Arkwhat hilarious. While Apple spends millions on R&D to make their phone as thin as possible, a soft goods manufacturer puts out a case to make it as fat as possible. The Arkhippo I – Love it! It’s made of dense foam in a myriad of colors – super lightweight and shaped like an old school brick. Yes, I’m sure those of you old enough to remember the beginnings of cellular technology will remember how FAT phones were.

0 Designer: Arkwhat (Buy it here)

Sit On Concrete And Wood

Sit On Concrete And Wood

Bench #13 is the latest in the evolving bench series by Nico Yektai. The asymmetrical treatment of the richly colored Sapele components play against the stark white cast concrete legs. These disparate components are tied together by the hand of the artist as pieces are added on and then sculpted back until they become an essential part of the composition. Not usually my cup of tea but I’ve been really interested in wood and concrete pieces lately.

0 Designer: Nico Yektai

Best iPod Nano Watch Strap?

Best iPod Nano Watch Strap?

There are several other companies making watch straps for Apple’s latest iPod Nano but the NanoWatch is by far my favorite. The designers have been working feverishly since the Nano (6G) made its debut and although technically late in the game, I believed it paid off. The back of the strap is debossed to perfectly level the Nano’s built-in clip. It’s the only company I know of that makes their straps out of eco-friendly silicon – that’s no nickel or phthalater. It’s also the only company who makes silicon to perfectly match the Nano’s color range. Only €18.00.

0 Designer: Thomas Frederiksen (Buy it here)

Prized Animal Heads!

Prized Animal Heads!

We are against blood and gore here at YD that hunting or hurting animals is so not our scene! The only way we like to enjoy their company is as pets or these miniature Shot Glasses. Grab a bunch of them and endorse your own select style…use them as candleholders, paperweights or simply for décor! Each glass comes with a pewter animal head: Bull, Bear, Moose, Rhinoceros, Deer, Rabbit and Ram. Balance them on their nose, horns and ears, get creative and have fun!

0 Designer: Goody Grams [ Buy it Here: BlackWhite ]