Divide and Conquer Your Food

Divide and Conquer Your Food

I am starting to lose sight of what is more important as we all try to move forward in the green movement. As global warming converges on us all, is conserving water or conserving trees more important? Can both these conservation efforts live harmoniously? Case in point: this design by Yang So-yeon called “Foldish”. It is a wonderfully thought out design that creates paper barriers for your meal, therefore eliminating the need for separate disposable dishes for each of your courses.

0 Designer: Yang So-yeon

A Way Better Idea for Tubes

A Way Better Idea for Tubes

You’ve got a lot to say about tubes. Everyone does! Everyone has an opinion for tubes! And I’m sure you know the tubes I’m talking about, rescue tubes! The kind they didn’t have enough of on the Titanic. In fact, I hear all of theres were just crappy sinky tubes. These tubes are much better than those. These are just fantastic. This project is called “Unitube” and it’s made for when a lot of people are about to drown. They just hang on. They just hang out. They rock the Unitube.

0 Designer: Shin Dong-Jin

A Few Branches of Audio

A Few Branches of Audio

You’ve got a lot of audio. Right? You’ve got some music in there, I’m sure. And you wanna split it up, right? Yes, you wanna split up so much, you want not one, not two, but three or MORE people listening to the music at the same time! If you’re a big fan of Chris NG, you know he’s whipped up an audio splitter before that was a bit more for lovers. This one’s for family style. You’ve got all the people in the world on this music. On a three port connection to 3.5mm head phone jacks.

0 Designer: Chris NG for Fadtronics

Make A Paperclip Nest

Make A Paperclip Nest

I want this like yesterday. The aptly names Nest is a magnetic shaped egg you need to coddle and care for by building a nest of paperclips. Keeps it stable and like any good mother, you may get a wonderful surprise after a few months. I’m totally kidding about that although if anything hatches, please write me. That deserves a story.

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng & Bo-Jin Wang

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Holle Mirror by Geoffroy Gillant requires some imagination and a little faith to accept. The concept revolves around the idea of a hole in mirror – absorbs all and giveth back. It won 2nd place in the CINNA Design Competition in the small furniture category. Are you confused? Think of it this way. Hang a scarf but retrieve it thru the hole. OMG it’s like magic!

0 Designer: Geoffroy Gillant

HOW TO STICK IT IN...

HOW TO STICK IT IN…

We have all been there before. It’s late, you’ve had a few drinks, you really want to get your “creative” juices flowing. You have an idea of what you really want to do but unless you get your tools up to speed, you are just limping along. Fumbling with our “lead” and trying in vain to get it in the right hole can be a mission. Precise alignment is often a make or break proposition and getting it wrong can be embarrassing. No one knows these issues more than designers Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jungmin Park.

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jungmin Park

Mario Bros. Garden

Mario Bros. Garden

Had enough of planting fake crops in Farmville, but not quite ready to go totally Martha Stewart in your garden? Designer “Sexin” has created “THE RIPE RADISH” for you. This solar lawn lamp serves many a purpose. First, it’s a solar powered lawn lamp that is white during the day as it collects solar power-ups, then at night it  glows red to light your way, cute! Second, it’s a house for your soon to be born radish buddies, still cute! And lastly, it’s a neat way to play the new Super 3D Mario Garden! (No Batteries Required. Yoshi and Daisy not included).

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Bike Stockholm City

Bike Stockholm City

Iconic bikes ho! Look at these pretty little things, they are so stylish! You will be the looker of the whole world on your new bike with these babies, babies! This is the Stockholm line of bikes for Italian bicycle manufacturer Abici. The thing that makes these bikes unique, as if you needed another reason to own such fantabulous two-wheelers, is their color. Each of these four tones has its own iconic Stockholm building counterpart. There’s yellow, red-orange, white, and blue. See if you can pair them up!

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

The Tyme of Your CPU Life

The Tyme of Your CPU Life

You’ve got your finger still on the steampunk world, that ever-so-pretty subculture embraced wholeheartedly by these friendly internets. YD’s posted their fair share of steampunk stuff, and that tradition of love for it continues right this very moment. The “Woodguy” contacted us and rung our ears off with his excellent new covers for iMacs. Covers? Why that’s madness, you say, only PC computers can have a new level of design on top, Apple computers are already perfect, aren’t they? No way, no way at all! What they need is more wood.

0 Designer: Woodguy for Old Time Computer

Definitely NOT Just a Twisted Fork

Definitely NOT Just a Twisted Fork

Definitely not! It’s an opportunity seized! A problem of joyous, friendly preportions bested! It’s the “Crl”! It’s a napkin holder of 4-pronged satisfaction. It’s metal. It holds the textile. It takes hold of that which it is meant to take hold of. It clasps its prize until the time when you, the top commander of your meal, decides it is time for it to let go. At which point, it remains satisfied. For it has done it’s job well.

0 Designer: Tim Baute of interror design

Hoodie Light

Hoodie Light

I have a vested interest in soft electronics, particular mixing hardware with textiles. It’s nothing new but we are getting closer and closer to wearable clothes and that excites me. Take for example the Skôn which means nice in Dutch and Swedish. The rim of the hoodie has a knitted variable resistor and varies when you play with it. The changing resistance value changes the intensity of the light. There’s something ethereal about this. Even tho summer’s approaching, it makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. 

0 Designers: Paula Kassenaar and Paula Segura Meccia

Recharging With The Rubik’s Cube

Recharging With The Rubik’s Cube

We have seen the Rubik’s Cube do a lot of stuff. In fact if you hit Rubik here, you get to see an MP3 Player, a Braille version and security codes. The Cube Magic here is a battery charger that works on the electro magnetic induction principles; play with the cube, harness some energy and covert it to juice for recharging gadgets. Awesome!

0 Designer: Zheng Weixi

Doggy Bone Is A USB Hub

Doggy Bone Is A USB Hub

The SMART • E is a smart USB Extender that saves you the embarrassment of pulling out the wrong plug out of the hub. Imagine losing out precious data or function just coz you pulled the wrong plug! How lame!

The practical dog-bone shape diversifies the sockets to the four ends and keeps the wires under control. Hopefully this won’t stay a concept for too long.

0 Designer: Emma Design Company