Enhance Time on Wrist

Enhance Time on Wrist

You’ve seen the movie Blade Runner, yes? Aka the greatest science fiction movie ever made? That’s the one. Even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve probably seen the scene where Harrison Ford is doing some police work and keeps saying “enhance. enhance.” Well that’s what’s going on here! He’d love this watch, this watch called the “Scope Watch” and it’s a total time tracker!

0 Designer: Seahope LTD [ Buy it Here ]

Fold, Fold, Fold, Chair!

Fold, Fold, Fold, Chair!

Inspired by your favorite kind of paper modification in the whole, world, oragami! That’s what this chair right here is. The Opa chair, Designed by Industrial Design student Daniel Levin who is currently in class at Shenkar College in Israel. You’ll see the influence of the ancient paper folding art right away, right when you glance into the eyes of this lovely chair that I’d never be able to have on my wood flooring. You bet!

0 Designer: Daniel Levin

A New Set of P-Wings

A New Set of P-Wings

Designer Evan Jardee takes on a redesign project for one of the most well-known models of modern industrial design in the world. In the whole world! The polaroid camera. If you think about it, you can almost certainly pop up an image or two in your head about what the camera itself looks like. Everyone knows what it does. How about taking that instant-print concept though, and adding more functionality, then also changing the form almost entirely? Sounds like fun!

0 Designer: Evan Jardee

A little Nature Here And There

A little Nature Here And There

OMG this is so freakin’ ADORABLE. These Leaf Ties replace boring plastic ones you may have bundling up cables and wires around the home. Bring a little nature to it by using these ties instead. Of course, I would use it as a decorative element. Hell, I may even just wrap it around my fingers and go out like that. If you want to get really creative, think about how those exposed cables sort of like like vines, except they’re missing one crucial component – leaves! Just let that marinate in your head for a minute.

0 Designer: Lufdesign

Makes Me Want A Salad

Makes Me Want A Salad

It’s so simple yet effective. I love the Hands On Salad Bowl, winner of a 2010 Red Dot Award. A pair of serving sporks are integrated into the bowl blending smoothly into the design. There’s a unique sculptural element to it and hey, it’s seriously fun to look at. The entire thing is made of melamine so easy care is the name of the game. Joseph Joseph is becoming quite the little hot spot for interesting home product design lately.

0 Designer: Pengelly Design for Joseph Joseph

Got Dry Air? Crane DROP Humidifier Review

Got Dry Air? Crane DROP Humidifier Review

We’ve reviewed humidifiers before but if you’re looking for something smaller, you might like the DROP humidifier by Crane. You can pretty much find their humidifiers at many retail locations for under $50 so we always assumed it was another throw away item. Boy were we wrong! Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Crane (Buy it here)

My Chair Is Alive

My Chair Is Alive

If this were a horror movie, it would give me the creeps to announce a chair that comes to life when touched. But this isn’t the movies and we are discussing innovative design! The Astonishing Jack is basically a stool that blooms into a chair when it comes into human contact. Weird? Nope just interactive thinking and loads of fun!

0 Designer: Arthur Bodolec

Asking People What They Want

Asking People What They Want

To answer what is good design is quite tough and has been debated upon quite a bit on the YD Facebook page. While some feel a good design creates desire to possess (regardless of need), others feel that a good design caters to what people want. The Crowdsourcing Headphone Project reflects to the latter, but the twist is that the designers did not conceptualize the headphones. They merely refined the feedback of some 1500 people, who responded to their request for crowd sourcing!

0 Designers: Stefan Kachaunov, Rudolf Stefanich & Martin Zopf

Tall Time Moves Up And Down The Sticks!

Tall Time Moves Up And Down The Sticks!

There’s a myth about time being fast or slow; however I want to shatter it by calling time Tall! Tall and moving vertical; how about that! verTICK is a whacky way to watch the numbers scroll up and down three sticks, with the central horizontal bar aligning the correct time in its frame. Wall mounted and looking chic in black, I reckon it’s ideal for people who like to add some fun element to their room.

0 Designer: Gavin Henderson

Meet My New Laptop Friends

Meet My New Laptop Friends

Allow me to introduce to you Monami, French for ‘my friend’; but here a project by the versatile Andrew Seunghyun Kim. The Monami set consists of Lacie’s pet: an external hard drive, an intuitive mouse and a mighty USB Stick…all packed into this desk-friendly device. The beauty about this project is that it’s quite do-able and simple. Jump ahead for the details.

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Podcast Episode 4

Podcast Episode 4

We chat up James Owen of James Owen Design and discuss everything from his amazing Leo Cat Scratching Post, the Yakima Quickback, to the ins and outs of being an industrial designer. He offers some amazing insight on what it’s really like to work for big companies and why going on his own turned out to be one of the best things he ever did.

0 Episode 4: James Owen

Everlasting Dates

Everlasting Dates

Five months into the year, and I think it’s a tad too late to discuss calendars. Not unless it’s a perpetual thang that will never outgrow the current date. Reflecting into the past, we took fancy to the Living Concept, Napkins and the World’s First Camera Lens Calendar; so this PVC & methacrylate version called (In) Finito will surely find favors with those who don’t rely on their gadgets to tell them the date!

0 Designer: Denis Guidone

Most Buzzed Designs of April 2010

Most Buzzed Designs of April 2010

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in April 2010.

0 Designers: Various