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

Giant Robotic Dust Ball

Giant Robotic Dust Ball

A giant dust ball that cleans dust balls? The idea is too weird and too good. I’m sold. The motor inside doubles as the dust bin and drives the unit by rotating on 2 axes to generate enough force to move. When full, it automatically returns to its starting point and glows. Again, LOVE IT but there’s a reason why most floor cleaning robots are short and squat.

0 Designer: Dave Hakkens

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Oh Alex, how you’ve become my favorite water bottle these past few months. I didn’t think much of you at first but then I found out former Oakley team manager Chris Hotell and pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler founded the company who made you and I become intrigued. You’re so special. You do a lot but there’s two things you do better than anyone else baby.

0 Designer: Nice Reusables (Buy it here)

While You’re Waiting at a Stop Light

While You’re Waiting at a Stop Light

Here’s an idea that’s almost there. The Droplet Traffic Light works like your standard fare but the opposite, inactive side displays the latest news blurbs and weather conditions. Okay WAIT A MINUTE. I need my thinking caps on because this must be designed for traffic systems that move in circular paradigms. Wouldn’t work in the States where traffic takes turns with cross-traffic. Novel idea though and love that it’s solar powered.

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

It Holds Keys and Hangs Coats

It Holds Keys and Hangs Coats

I’m usually pretty good about keeping my keys and travel chotchkies in one place. I’m ambivalent about tossing them in a bowl or hanging them by the door. Ugh, that’s the worse because it’s just a constant reminder of Los Angeles traffic every time I walk by. I digress. If I had something like the Blomp Coathanger – my issues would be alleviated. Love the receptacle to keep all your crap and hide them from view with a coat. Done and done. They look technical but it’s all handmade from poly-resin. Brills!

0 Designer: David Cathro

Think Japanese Minimalism

Think Japanese Minimalism

I’m enamored with two products by Japanese studio h220430. The Tokonoma is a display shelf of sorts that puts Japanese minimalism front and center. It’s different from the minimalism we’re used to seeing from the west which is often described as stark and cold. There’s something intrinsically warm about the Japanese variant. It’s subtle and enriches anything placed on top.

0 Designer: h220430 Studio

It Sat in Space!

It Sat in Space!

One extraterrestrial seat, that’s what we’ve got here. This is the “Oddbod Chair” by designer Javier Alejandre, a designer straight out of Madrid. This seat was selected to be shown at the Spanish Design Awards INJUVE 2010. In this chair Alejandre hopes to push the bounday between inert object and the outer limits of the imagination, especially along the lines of space exploration. Science fiction, futuristic, organic and lovely.

0 Designer: Javier Alejandre Design

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Here’s something rather spectacular. A very simple concept when it comes down to it, a rather long explanation if you’d like to take the time to understand the intricacy. What you’ve got here is a project called Inconspicuous Matter, a project involving electro reactive wallpaper. What does that mean in a nutshell? Wallpaper that LIGHTS UP!

0 Designer: Celine Marcq

Providing of Garden Access

Providing of Garden Access

Who loves alterations? We love alterations. Especially when they turn a Victorian house in a conservative area with access to the backyard garden only through a utility room between the basement and ground floors. It was just silly! Now it’s spectacular. Architect Tamir Addadi, quickly becoming a favorite of mine, took this space and transformed it into a modern masterpiece.

0 Designer: Tamir Addadi

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

This Basic Dining Chair is inspired by the Korean letter shape “Zi-Ut.” There’s a playful balance between traditional Asian forms and Dutch mid-century cues. There’s something Eames-ish about it too and it’s one of those chairs that looks good from every angle. Just check out that profile. Gorge!

0 Designer: Heera Jeong