Re-learning The Traffic lights

Re-learning The Traffic lights

For the greater good of mankind I’m willing to do my bit and learn new traffic rules. If it saves a life or time, then why not! What Uni-Signal here is saying, that we have been using round traffic lights for ages now, with only the red-amber-green-colors for aid. How about prepping the system and broadening the spectrum of usage (by colorblind people) and change the shape of the lights! Triangle-Red-Stop, Circle-Amber-Stay, Rectangle-Green-Go! If nothing else, it looks swanky and now we can teach tiny-tots shapes and colors in one go!

0 Designers: by Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Can You Smell What I'm Reading?

Can You Smell What I’m Reading?

“Never judge a book by its cover” or “Never judge a perfume by its bottle”. Unless of course we are talking about this stunning collection of perfume bottles by Polish firm Ah&Oh Studio. They have taken inspiration from some of their favorite and most iconic pieces of literature and interpreted them as men’s fragrance bottles.

0 Designer: Ah&Oh Studio

Advance Pinwheels

Advance Pinwheels

Pinwheels are iconic in the broad minds of children’s terrascapes but with a bit of tech prowess, adults can enjoy them too. The Solarlight is a project aimed at bringing attention to the wonders of wind power and to the current degenerate state of unsustainable energy. Acrylic blades catch the wind and a small generator lights a tube. As for why it’s called a Solarlight instead of Windlight? Umm, translation error?

0 Designer: Eon Tae Yoon

Mercedes Benz Points to 2050

Mercedes Benz Points to 2050

You heard it here first, folks, 2050 is the new 2010. Remember when the year 2000 was the tag people put on their projects to push them conceptually into the future? It’s not that anymore, it’s the year 2050, and that’s exactly when designer Felipe Palermo places his “Mercedes-Benz Arrow” concept. You’re gonna be driving this in 40 years. That’s a long time from now! You’ll have to buy it for… your grandchildren? Man. Future!

0 Designer: Felipe Palermo

Wok Wok Wok

Wok Wok Wok

Mmm, foods taste so good stir fried in a wok. Problem is this culinary technique generates a lot of smoke most of which gets sucked up in overhead hoods but what about people who don’t have full kitchens? The Eliminate Smoke Wok saves the day. The handle hides a carbon filter and fan. Switch on the fan and smoke gets absorbed into the activated carbon.

0 Designers: Yitu Wang & Joy Zhang

How to Read a Door Handle

How to Read a Door Handle

How do you get indoors? How about out the door? How about if you’re a velociraptor?! How about if you’re just a normal person, just looking for a little bit more meaning in your life. How about in a knob? Just as good a place to look as any, right? Here’s one called “Pinnacle.” This knob/handles is made to celebrate form and function with an embossed Braille surface containing a hidden message that I’m just sure you’d love to read.

0 Designer: Emily Kaye Pettitt

Fashionably Buoyant and Alive

Fashionably Buoyant and Alive

How not to sink while still staying nice-looking for all the squirrels and dolphins and mythical forrest animals. That’s the alternate title to this post. This post is about a project just titled “The Lifejacket,” designed by Fraser Reekie. Made for all those potential lifejacket wearers who for some reason or another don’t take that crucial step: putting it on. To show improve, Reekie upped the hotness and lowered the amount of terrible, terrible straps flying everywhere.

0 Designer: Fraser Reekie

Announcing The Father’s Day Sale on YD Store!

Announcing The Father’s Day Sale on YD Store!

What does Daddy Daycare, Father of the Bride, Cheaper by The Dozen, Kramer vs Kramer and Mrs. Doubtfire have in common? Besides Hollywood, these movies showcased amazing TLC by daddies! Although we can’t repay what our parents have done for us, we can however, give them a reason to smile. Celebrating one such reason is Father’s Day (20th June) and YD Store is doing its best to offer you select gifts for Daddy Dearest!

0 10% Discount On Special Father’s Day List

Hammer Time Is So SEXY!

Hammer Time Is So SEXY!

Honest Confession: I got this silly grin on my face as I write this post. Can’t decide if I should to stick to the story of telling you about “Knock Knock”, the personal back massager or continue to fantasize about the hot guy holding a hammer-shaped massager in his hand. I think it’s the combo of brawn and quirky design that’s got me all flustered, either ways…both are good enough to get rid of that scratchy sensation that I have on my back! Oh grow up! I’m allowed to flirt and have a wicked imagination!

0 Designer: Lim Ruiwen

Swanky Bluetooth With A Dash Of Convenience

Swanky Bluetooth With A Dash Of Convenience

If I had to point out the one really good feature in the Aliph Solo Bluetooth Headset, it would be the fact that it doesn’t require separate recharging. Apparently the earpiece is consolidated into the cellphone and charges auto when you hook up your mobile phone for juice. Now plenty of us folks have charging-chores: laptops, phones, MP3 players…get the drift? So one less item to tank up, is a blessing!

0 Designer: Aaron Ricica

Don’t Judge By The Cover

Don’t Judge By The Cover

I read my book everywhere; on the bed, in a chair, on the pot (you do too!), on the park bench… Point is, once engrossed, you really don’t bother about your posture and when that nagging pain in the neck comes visiting, you really wonder why! The Bookmate is a functional cover that protects the book, but can also be converted into a stand by folding out a few indents; encouraging a better posture for you. Although awkward and bulky it’s got 2 things in its favor: illuminating strips that work as light source at night and edges that double-up as bookmarks.

0 Designer: Kwon Jieun

Boxlike Business Interior

Boxlike Business Interior

Welcome to the “Toolbox,” a design interior made for incubating ideas and working in a creative manner efficiently, effectively, and in as lovely an environment as possible. Made specifically to “mediate user plurality and diversity with the coherence of the design concept.” Made of a series of both standard and odd materials such as cork and rubber. It’s all very boxy, as I say.

0 Designer: Caterina Tiazzoldi

Good Head for Sitting On

Good Head for Sitting On

Dearest David, thanks for standing around for so long. You know how many times Michaelangelo’s David has been reproduced? Many, many times, perhaps even endlessly. But almost always in full. How useless is a 20 foot tall nude man? If he’s made of iron, quite. How about if we just chop off his head? Well then! That’s something we can use, innit?

0 Designer: Onur Mustak Cobanli