This Watch Around Wrist

This Watch Around Wrist

Here’s a watch which shows not only hours and minutes, but seconds (like any good watch should) and days and months as well. And not only that, this watch, called Orbit, changes color from transparent to black inverted depending on the time of day, and it works as a bedside clock when it’s off your wrist as well. Lookie! Gravitational sensor!

0 Designer: André Sheydin

Children’s Special - Five Things I’d Pick For My Kids!

Children’s Special – Five Things I’d Pick For My Kids!

One of the biggest USP of the YD Store is that it has something for everyone, including children! Some of the newest additions are adorable and worth having a look at. I have two growing children, so when I asked them to have a peek with me, to pick 5 favorites, we all instinctively chose the following as our best pick for the Children’s Special! OMG, there is a special bonus inside!

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Garden Fresh Air At Home

Garden Fresh Air At Home

Yanko Design is not new to air purifier concepts, however when it comes to the real thing, we have seen very few. To make up for the loss here is the O – Two Air Purifier, a small compact air cleaner that fits into the home environment seamlessly. It uses BioOx organic compounds to remove 99.9% of pollutants from the air you breathe and is silent as a lamb. It generates zero harmful waste, uses no filters, and uses less than 6 watts of energy while running!

0 Designers: Laut Design, Studio Hagler & Montie Design

Measuring Silk Straight!

Measuring Silk Straight!

The SILK is an electronic measuring tape that is not a “tape” per se; it’s a steel wire that winds out to do the deed. An electronic feedback on the screen gives you the measure, plus it does stuff like recording multi-time measurements. Since it’s a steel wire, it can be used as a plumb as well thus making it a very handy tool.

0 Designers: Liao Yuelong, Li Hongbing & Guo Yang

Stacking with Age

Stacking with Age

As a child grows, so to their toes grows – so do their legs grows, and so do their torsos grows. As a child grows, a parent might mark their height up against the wall with their age written close by. It is the warmth and positivity that this activity provides that designer Ho-Chieh Hsu hopes to capture and re-present in a chair which can be raised and lowered upon application or subtraction of books.

0 Designer: Ho-Chieh Hsu

For Coats, Not Zapping!

For Coats, Not Zapping!

Our ol’ pal Michael Sholk is back, this time with something so simple, something so neat you wish you’d thought of it, that we’ll go ahead and call it Pop Art. That’s what Pop Art is, right? Something amazing, simple enough you could have done it yourself, but woops, you didn’t, so the person who made it gets all the genius points? That’s right! Michael Sholk’s a smart fellow. Once he put 2 and 2 together on this power-lines to coat-hanger idea, he got to hackin away at it, and poof! Here it is!

0 Designer: Michael Sholk

AKA Star Wars Moisture Vaporators

AKA Star Wars Moisture Vaporators

If you’re the sort of person whose been living in the Western world over say, the past 30 years, you’ve seen or at least know about the first Star Wars movie: A New Hope. In this movie they speak briefly about this bit of technology called a moisture vaporator. It collects water in a way opposite of the evaporation process that sucked the land dry of its watery resources. In a very similar gesture, designers Chun Yen Tsao and Hsing-Tan Yang have created “Swater.”

0 Designers: Chun Yen Tsao and Hsing-Tan Yang

We Want Your Empathy

We Want Your Empathy

For their sponsored project held by RIM Blackberry at the Art Center College of Design, designers Kiki and Daniel had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking. The result of this exercise was the Empathy concept. The phone is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect “emotional data”. Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The front is all touch surface, while on the back there is a physical keyboard.

0 Designers: Kiki Tang & Daniel Yoon

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this time we’ve put together a gift guide for all you design-heads. The most precious gift is time and love but if you have the money, splurge a little and remember don’t hesitate to treat yourself too. Thanks for another year of bliss and support. You guys are awesome. If you don’t like what’s in the guide, try our store. Might be something in there for ya. Now hit the jump for YD’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Top 20 Best Of Best From Red Dot Concept Designs 2010

Top 20 Best Of Best From Red Dot Concept Designs 2010

Dot, dot, dot…The Red Dot Concept Design Awards 2010! Yes, the results are out and for many young-guns its time for jubilations! A high-profile presentation ceremony in Singapore, love and envy from your peers and acknowledgment from the best in the industry; that’s what Red Dot is all about!  As Media Partners for Red Dot Concept Design, we showcase here 20 Best of Best Concept Design Winners in random order, just to let you know which way the future of concepts is heading. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show….

Nuke on Wheels

Nuke on Wheels

Inspired by the $50,000 hand-made vehicles by the name of Ariel Atom, this fabulous automotive goes by the name “A REAL ATOM” and is designed by Imran Othman. This project is of course a concept, and is on the whole an aesthetic exercise. On the other hand, it’s got a lofty goal in mind: to be the world’s first nuclear powered car. I think you’ll see how clear even these renderings make that goal, right in front of your eyes in bright red.

0 Designer: Imran Othman

Your iPad Wants This, Wallee Review

Your iPad Wants This, Wallee Review

The iPad is a very useful and portable device but you’d be surprised at the number of poorly designed wall mounts for it. The Wallee is one of the better ones and we’ve got your review right after the jump. Designed in the land down under – why wouldn’t you want something semi related to a kangaroo?

0 Designer: Wallee (Buy it here $49.95 AU)

One Fantastical Technology Campus

One Fantastical Technology Campus

Those architecture masters over at UNStudio have their work cut out for them, and they’ve got the knives to do it. Today their project is Plot A of the Singapore University of Technology and Design campus (SUTD.) This location is Singapore’s fourth and most prestigious university, located on a site equalling 76,846 m². This set of buildings will be a place where technological innovation and economic growth will be driven, where advancement is their middle name, where people, ideas, and innovation spring forth and flourish!

0 Designers: UNStudio