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

Hanging on a FOLD

Hanging on a FOLD

Winter is setting in and one of the biggest concerns is getting towels dry enough for repeated use . FOLD Radiator is a handy solution where you use its bent corners to hang your wet, used towels; keeps them dry and warm. Thankfully it looks nothing like a radiator – easily passable as wall art. Totally want one.

0 Designer: Mikolaj Adamus

Boat Sofa

Boat Sofa

The title says it all. You clever, clever designer. It’s obvious where the inspiration came from but the question is, does it float?  The answer, YES IT DOES. In case you’re caught in sudden flood, removing the cushions reveal a totally buoyant boat with real oars. Designer Bongyoel Yang says he designed it for the “Global Warming Generation.” Damn, it’s a cool concept with dire implications. I’m torn.

0 Designer: Bongyoel Yang

Harddrive with a Trackpad FTW

Harddrive with a Trackpad FTW

So you’ve seen your fair share of harddrives, right? You’ve got the kind that sit inside your computer (lame!) then there’s the kind that you can carry with you and access on multiple computers (getting warmer), now there’s on that you can basically just connect to a monitor and use as a trackpad (whoa, what the?) That’s right, this utterly simple block hunk of technology is a trackpad that doubles as a harddrive that doubles as an all-access machine.

0 Designer: André Silva

Plants of Light

Plants of Light

Schattengewächs begins like any other grow-it-yourself plant kit but the payoff isn’t a real plant, rather it’s a light – shaped like flowers, trees and even insects. Adore the play between real and artificial. There’s no power switch. It automatically “grows” thanks to a photosensor and the whole thing runs on four coin cell batteries. The pot is made of clay and all the inner bits are molded from biological plastic. By the way, Maximilian Winkel is an awesome name. I will say it all day today.

0 Designer: Maximilian Winkel

Double Yacht Time

Double Yacht Time

Yachts for days! I always love a good yacht design. This one goes by the name Submerge and is a 150′ catamaran powerboat. It means business. It’s what they call “the best of both worlds” because not only is it an advanced yacht design, it’s got submarine-like qualities as well. It’s got two decks, one above and one below, creating a double world for the client to immerse themselves in the sea in so many ways more than one. Behold.

0 Designer: Alex Marzo

Perilous Wine Transportation

Perilous Wine Transportation

If you’re the sort of person who carries wine around all day, you know it can indeed get quite perilous. You want to bring that wine around the place but you’re not in to the idea of it crashing down around your feet. You’re also not about the idea of carrying around in a shopping bag. So what do you do? You pick up some Wine Up Series wine transportation products. Carry that red and white in style, grace, and perfect safety.

0 Designer: Averli srl

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

I think the I-Green concept is brills. Designer Fandi Meng already has an iF and Good Design award for previous work so I’d expect nothing less. The I-Green is a small bike peripheral that turns kinetic energy into electrical to charge nearly any portable device. I like to ride my bike with my phone to track my progress but the GPS sensor kills the battery. This seems like an awesome idea to keep my phone juiced up. I’ll take one but please but, maybe in another color?

0 Designer: Fandi Meng

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

It’s an end table with an adjustable arm for your drinks. Mr. Waiter looks permanently bemused but this is the next best thing if you can’t go all out for catering. You can even sit on him. With a couple of these at your next shindig, you can claim “personal butler attention” on the RSVP only invites.

0 Designer: Jose Jorge Hinojosa Primo

Take Picture, Share Picture

Take Picture, Share Picture

Say Cheese! You’re posing for three pictures at one go. It’s no trick photography but a UCIM Camera hosting three USB ports for three memory sticks. The idea behind this concept is to instantly share the same set of photos with 2 other people using their personal USB sticks. I reckon if this were refined to enable custom photo selects and include video recording, then we’d have a winner. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jung Eun Park

Dustbin of Many Sizes

Dustbin of Many Sizes

The Panel Bin has a metal spiral rib that stretches and adjusts to varying heights for your convenience. Simply line it with a disposable bag and you have a dustbin ready for use. The collapsible nature may be its unique selling point, but for me it’s the flat-pack convenience of storing and transporting that scores brownie points.

0 Designer: Zhejiang University, Inno Lab

Wacky Cuckoo!

Wacky Cuckoo!

As you may already be aware, Little Thoughts Group is holding an exhibition by the name of Imprints: Designing for Memories at the National Museum of Singapore. This project (and one other we wrote yesterday, plus more) are currently up at that museum until January 11th, 2011. Take a look! Take a peek here first, of course. This project goes by the name of Kampong Cuckoo and it’s a clock of memories. It recalls the designers time as a child in 1970′s Singapore, where the sounds of growing up are now instilled inside the clocks works.

0 Designer: Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group design collective