I'll Cup Noodles To That

I’ll Cup Noodles To That

Oh Cup Noodle, you fed me all thru college when I was broker than a joke. You flavored my palette with harmonies of sweet and saltiness. How I enjoyed the gummy texture of your noodles and fondly remember burning my tongue several times because I couldn’t wait for you to cook and cool. Sadly Cup Noodle, your styrofoam packaging is a big no-no so I want to show you this one; collapsable, disposable, and much easier to ship.

0 Designers: Joonggeun Ahn , Jeongmi Lee, Hyunseok Moon & Donghee Suh

Slim But Watch It! Wide Load Coming Thru

Slim But Watch It! Wide Load Coming Thru

OM is a wireless, optical mouse with an incredibly slim profile. If you thought Apple’s Magic Mouse was too slim, your hand is probably cramping up just thinking about using this. Wait up tho! Studies show most of the strain on your hands comes from the extremities so this mouse was made extra wide – almost as wide as an average hand to provide full support. At only 10mm at the highest point, it almost feels like you’re using nothing at all – just a bunch of people pawing at their desks. I’d love a picture of that.

0 Designer: Lukasz Natkaniec

Chainless, Electric, And So Urban

Chainless, Electric, And So Urban

The City Cycle is a chainless bike that uses a pedelec system in tandem with new belt technologies. Designed for urban commutes, which on average are shorter than 6 km, the City Cycle is intended for people who would otherwise stick to cars. Ask most people why they don’t ride their bikes to work and the answer is distance. Nobody wants to walk into work exhausted. Comfort is a key factor so before you naysayers poo-poo electric bikes for being an oxymoron, think about what it will take to get masses of people to switch back to two wheels.

0 Designer: Christian Vollmer

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