Cut With Attraction, Repel With Force

Cut With Attraction, Repel With Force

90% Magnetic Scissors is an awesome tool for folks who go snip-snip all day. The scissor-head houses power-magnets in their internal seam, which uses the repel action to cut an easy snip. A good thing is that you can change the poles at the flick of a button, to keep the blades locked into place. Apparently 90% of the force used for cutting is sourced from the magnetic power, and 10% comes from your end. Easy cut-cut I say!

0 Designers: Sang-in Lee & Yun-je Sung

Color Time Keeping Identification

Color Time Keeping Identification

How would you like to keep time with not hands, not digits, but with colors? How about we keep the numbers, and instead of pointing to them, we light them up? How about that?! Designer Daniel Will-Harris has just the watch you’ve been searching for all your life, you lovers of blue and red and silver tones, yes! This is the “Iridium Watch” and you’re about to identify lunchtime with the power of color tone. And what’s this? We’ve got it in the store? How handy!

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [Buy It Here]

Make a Square Clock Your Own

Make a Square Clock Your Own

Design A Clocks! We got Design A Clock here- peek at em! They’re called “Design A Clock” and they’re here for you to paint on. That’s what they do, they let you paint on em and they tell the time. What else could you possibly want from something so square? A multi-canvas clock is what this is, allowing you to produce you own unique design. Pine frames and primed canvas, make it big or make it small. Count the time, paint the time.

0 Designer: Sarah Beth Harrison

Organic Seat of Sharpness

Organic Seat of Sharpness

Let me introduce you to this lovely, organic chair. I say organic because of the aesthetic of the whole thing. Look at it! Or rather, look at them, there’s more than one. This is the “Zeren Chair” designed by Njegos Lakic of Belgrade. The Zeren Chair is characterized by it’s low weight, thin structure, and high hardness. Each of these chairs is made of magnesium and wood and magic. It reminds me rather of something the master surrealist artist H.R. Giger would make.

0 Designer: Njegos Lakic

YD Store Offers 5% Discount On The Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph

YD Store Offers 5% Discount On The Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph

It’s Monday and you really need to add zing to your day, because a drab day will result in a damp week! Start this week with a refreshing new offer; spice your treats with the Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph! Nothing like some hand-crushed ingredients to make your cooking finger-licking-tasty! The Orb Pestle & Mortar is being offered at a special 5% Discount at the YD Store; hit the jump to get the details.

0 5% Discount Offer Closes: 21st July 2010, 11:59pm PST

Washing Machine Goes Wall Mount

Washing Machine Goes Wall Mount

As promised, I’m here with the details on the Dismount Washer. It’s a concept that looks at space saving and hygiene at one go. The way it works is like this, you have your own personal tub for your laundry that can be mounted on an “energy stick”. Using high-pressure steam as its source for cleaning, the washers does its job, and gives a fresh batch of washed clothes. A touchscreen display is integrated for easy navigation and menus. Ideal setup for those who prefer using Laundromats or don’t have space for a washing machine at home.

0 Designer: Lichen Guo

Gloves For Women, We're Not Sexist

Gloves For Women, We’re Not Sexist

NordicPul outdoor gloves are used for light duty outdoor work during the winter season.  Designed specifically for women, the elastic cord sewn into the top of the glove controls tension around the hand, individually fitting every woman’s hand.  The thin layers of Thinsulate and Hipora materials make the glove both flexible and waterproof.  The bright colors and graphic palm design mimic images of winter but also stand out to easily identify.

0 Designer: Heather Bybee

Visualize Your Finances, Ouch!

Visualize Your Finances, Ouch!

Apparently a lot of Swedish households are having difficulties paying their bills so designer Hampus Edström created the Budget Tool to make even Suze Orman happy. His research brings some hilarity as he concludes the main problem is Swedes rarely respond to a situation unless it’s visually appealing. Hey, I’d agree with that!

0 Designer: Hampus Edström

Phone Support For Beauty

Phone Support For Beauty

You got to agree that the skeletal system is a genius of design; it protects the delicate organs inside while giving support to our lustrous skin. If we were to apply the same design for our mobile phones then it’s quite possible to wipe out the peripheral “phone covers and cases” industry. I’m talking about the LG Exo Smartphone Concept. The key feature in this concept is a high strength polymer exoskeleton for protecting the delicate internal components while supporting its external rubber skin.

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Wet then Dry - Rack and Roll

Wet then Dry – Rack and Roll

Adaptation – that’s what this project is about. Designer Keith Xianrong Zheng presents “Diator Rack,” a research project based on the book: “Thoughtless Acts” by Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO. This is one of those fantastic senior projects that design students do, this one from Zheng, a student at Central Saint Martins – smart, well thought out, well executed. This one’s a rack which is super simple, sturdy, and heats up your clothing as it hangs up on the rack. Toasty!

0 Designer: Keith Xianrong Zheng

Automotive Yellow Power

Automotive Yellow Power

This car right here goes by the name “AMV-R”, an acronym which stands for Automotive Visual Racing. And it’s fantastic. Your eyeballs are going to explode when you peek at the images in this post’s gallery, if you haven’t already. But then again, if you had already, you wouldn’t have eyes. Designer Alexei Mikhailov presents a spectacular vision that mixes Italian and German styling with an “exotic” and precise surface flow.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Skeletal Electrics on Two Wheels!

Skeletal Electrics on Two Wheels!

Oh my goodness, this is a shiny, sharp looking triad of motorcycle vehicles. Before you get down too far in the description, take note that the red and the black are diesel/electric engines while the gray is an electric only, working with the battery. Then below that in this project post’s gallery you’ll see the “shared” battery station, which is quite the looker and something I’d sure like to see in the real world for real. Designer Paolo De Giusti presents three Naked bikes.

0 Designer: Paolo De Giusti

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

If you have a bone to pick with regards to the designing of the Hydra Piano, you better fight Lady Gaga then. Apostol Tnokovski was enjoying one of her performances on the telly, when he realized that the old, boxy piano was a misfit on her stage! Aghast, he took to the drawing board and came up with this unique, some-what flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy white or black. To make matters complicated, the inspiration also comes from the mythological sea monster “Hydra”. Wonder who would perform better on stage shows…monster Hydra Lady Gaga or the piano!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski