And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

We’ve given you [some] frajabulous [lists] of [items] we’ve got just bursting with potential in our YD Store, things you could, oh, I dunno, buy for a loved one or someone similar, but now here’s the magic maker. Here’s the wildness waker. If there’s one category of item I personally love the most in the YD Store, it’s got to be this: Watches. We hold a collection of watches bested by only Father Time himself, and you can tell him I sent you. Behold this list, time after time.

0 Designers: Various

Tea to Perfection

Tea to Perfection

There are few people on this planet who really know what a perfect cup of tea tastes like. I imagine I’m one of them, after reading the process this designer explains in telling us about this new project by the name of “The Perfect Cup.” The designer, Callum Kenny, informs us that 64 million cups of tea are enjoyed every 24 hours. Of those masses of cups, how many have taken time and care enough to create the perfect cup? Not many, I bet.

0 Designer: Callum Kenny

Christmas Gifts For Your Folks!

Christmas Gifts For Your Folks!

I came across this beautiful quote about how Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Tis’ the season of giving they say. What do you plan to gift your loved ones with this year? Here’s a list I’ve complied of some thoughtful items, maybe something from it will strike a cord and bring you and yours Christmas cheer .

0 Christmas Fever at the YD Store

Beauty Lies In A Hard Drive

Beauty Lies In A Hard Drive

Apple kinda kick-started the revolution behind gorgeous looking computers and peripherals and it’s fitting to find new-age designers striving to keep pace. The Octave is an artistically beautiful hard drive that incorporates a simple shape and airy architecture – digital information encapsulated in elegance.

0 Designer: Sequoia-studio

Magic Carp-pet

Magic Carp-pet

I love carp and optical illusions – just a little tidbit about yours truly. The Magic Carp-pet (ha!) is a rug when viewed through a specially designed glass coffee table displays carp majestically swimming across. The technical fx uses the moire phenomenon really effectively. The graphic apparition would fit beautifully in minimalist decor, front and center as it should. Seriously John Leung, can I have one? Speaking of fish, my telescope goldfish once leapt to his death but I never found the body. I blame the dog.

0 Designer: John Leung for ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Music In My Head

Music In My Head

Here’s a wild idea that takes creating music to another level! Imagine having a DAP that instinctively registers the beats of your finger-drumming, or translates your air-guitar antics to pleasurable music? Frostie, a concept by none other than Mac Funamizu, could be a revolutionary tool in making melodies from your hands. Listen to music or fashion your own remixes from your favorite artists and bands. Björk, Kanye, where y’all at!

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight

My alter ego lives in the spotlight. He absolutely craves it. In fact if he had his own place, he’d probably buy something like the TOP SPOT designed by Cristiano of Note Design Studio for RYDENS Lighting. It’s clean, ultra modern and each light pivots to put the shine just in the right place. My alter ego is an aesthetic statement so my lights need to illuminate that lifestyle.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio for RYDENS

Interactive Electronic Jewelry

Interactive Electronic Jewelry

How would you like your bracelet display a bunch of text, the text you desire, the text you love? If Biju Neyyan is a designer who has some clout in the future, you can bet that this project, “eJOUX” will bring that functionality to your wrist and neck. This project consists of a Bluetooth device to which you upload your own specific design, animation, or functionality. One screen all around the band is what it is.

0 Designers: Biju Neyyan

Planting Paper Flowers

Planting Paper Flowers

How many times during the day in the dead of winter do you just sit there and think, gosh! I wish I could plant a flower right now! Well now we all can! Sandra Bautista’s designed a collection of flowers on paper that, with a bit of rolling and basically a simple cup or vase, you’ve got a loverly flower any time of the day!

0 Designer: Sandra Bautista for itunube

Advanced Walking

Advanced Walking

Welcome to the future of walking support, so says Andres Sebastian Sanchez. This is a multifunctional walking helper for moving side to side, forward, and backward, not to mention that super little seat for taking a rest. Folding down is meant to be simple, and multiple assembly configurations are possible. Different heights, positions, and etcetera, all in an attractive black, orange, and gray.

0 Designer: Andres Sebastian Sanchez

Throw The Perfect Christmas Party

Throw The Perfect Christmas Party

Is there a recipe to throwing the perfect Christmas Party? YES! You take a bunch of merry people, toss them with good tidings and garnish with loads of love & cheer. While most of the above ingredients are readily available, hosting in the perfect setting can get a bit tricky. Not to worry, because here are some ideas that’ll make your holiday shindig a success.

0 Christmas Fever at the YD Store

Book Reading Made Haptic And Easy For The Blind

Book Reading Made Haptic And Easy For The Blind

The Haptic Braille is a mouse-like device that’s capable of translating ordinary text into braille on its surface. This means that the blind can read virtually anything the sighted can. The technology uses optical character recognition. Simply skim it over any text and wait for the haptic feedback. I like how you can pocket and carry it over to the library. Just imagine how many books literally become available at your fingertips. Splendid!

0 Designer: Baek Kil Hyun

Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Its slick interface has the media gushing so we decided to give it a go. There’s a diverse collection of content already featured in the Flud ecosystem. Each one you subscribe to gets its own panel and regardless of said content’s CSS, the Flud app overrides it with its utilitarian, yet visually engaging interface. Want it? Act fast because it’s free to download both on the iPhone and iPad for a limited time. Android user? Don’t feel left out. Hit the jump and I’ll tell you a secret…

0 The Flud | @fludapp