Single Gear Wonder

Single Gear Wonder

The AO stands out for a simple and stylish bike that handles urban life with ease and comfort. It incorporates a ‘single gear’ system using a rubber belt for maximum control and maneuverability. Built in safety features like a dynamo to power the front and rear lights is one of its highlights. The saddle and wheel feature a special suspension system to ensure a smooth ride in your city. A new-age approach to bike redesigning!

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv

Running Out Of USB Ports?

Running Out Of USB Ports?

One of the limitations on notebooks is the lack of USB ports in proportion to the number of devices we would like to hook up. An easy remedy these days is the USB Hub, but YD won’t be YD if we showcased run-of-the-mill solutions! So here’s the Infinite USB – an alternative plug on devices that kinda acts like a tag team. The design speaks for itself, so no point elaborating, however what we can do is talk about its effectiveness and limitations. For starters I don’t think we may be able to tag too many devices one behind the other.

0 Designer: Gonglue Jiang

Helmets for Your Brainskull

Helmets for Your Brainskull

How many helmets does it take to protect a brainskull? One. One helmet is going to save your life one day. It’s the difference between a hard skull and a soft one, and I think you know what I’m trying to say. But I know you’re also concerned with fashion. Fashion over death, we live in that world, make no mistake. So even though these helmets aren’t made exclusively to make your head look nice, they’ve got that going for them too!

0 Designer: Stefan Wallmann

No Time Like The Present

No Time Like The Present

Rarely do we feature a product you can actually buy so if you fancy this timepiece called the Watch3, keep reading. The numerics are printed on the underside of a sapphire crystal only revealed when the hour hand passes over. The dial itself is covered in luminova, a phosphorescent paint that glows for several hours after being exposed to light. The design is clean and unobtrusive. All the materials are of the highest quality steel, crystal and features ETA quartz movement; Swiss made and hand assembled in Biel.

0 Designer: Steven Götz (Buy it here)

A Pod for a Baby

A Pod for a Baby

I believe Superman would approve. I’m reminded of the pod he was sent to Earth in, from the advanced, sci-fi world of Krypton on over to the violent, unkept world of Earth. That little baby Superman had to be kept safe at all costs, even the amount of money it cost to by a flying baby pod. Well check it out. You don’t need space-bucks to buy into this deal. It’s called the “Baby Cot Pod,” and it’s got handles and smoothness.

0 Designer: Shaun Milburn and PER Design

It's A Portable Talking Box

It’s A Portable Talking Box

Designer Bill Gould hates mobile phones but broke down and bought one. Amused at the thought, his coworkers asked for a picture and Mr. Gould came up with the Edi-Mobile concept as a joke. With a background in Industrial Archeology, he designed a phone Edison would have loved. The crank initiates the call and there’s a slide out numeric keypad, but the best bit is the 50 lb lead battery required to operate it. Unlimited text messaging not included.

0 Designer: Bill Gould

Globen Up Your Life

Globen Up Your Life

Lemme ask you this, do you know what a tureen is? Chances are you’ve got one in your home, beware! It’s a dish with a cover, basically. More like a bowl. And lots and lots of people have it, or something like it. Our pal Apostol Tnokovski saw this particular piece of kitchenware as essential, common, and in sore need of an update. So A.T. decided to turn up the volume, making this dish a globe.

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Custom & Tailored, Shirts My Way Review

Custom & Tailored, Shirts My Way Review

First impressions are an important. Once the resumes have gone out, the phone calls returned, and the invitation extends to finally meet; it’s time to seal the deal. You need to convey a sense of professionalism and originality in the most subtle of contexts. Fashion plays a key role in emoting all of those ideas. Start with the basic dress shirt, but I want you to go one step further. Get a custom tailored dress shirt and the easiest way is online. Hit the jump for my review of Shirtsmyway.com.

0 Designer: YOU! (Buy it here)

A Simple Problem Deserves A Simple Solution

A Simple Problem Deserves A Simple Solution

Notice how most umbrella straps and fasteners only work unilaterally? Roll it up the wrong way and you’ve gotta undo it and start over. It’s never been an annoyance for me since I always make sure to roll it up the right way but that doesn’t mean it’s a problem that should be ignored. The Double Sided Umbrella uses a magnetic peg and ring so no matter which way you roll up the umbrella, it fastens in place.

0 Designers: Plenty

Sikker Is For Safety

Sikker Is For Safety

Oh but it’s much much more. The Sikker (Danish for safety) is a jack of all trades baby monitor, radio, alarm clock, and watch. One bracelet stays on baby; the other on parent. The units work in tandem with the base station to transmit basic biometric data about baby’s condition like temperature. The units also transmit sounds and even remotely play music for baby.

0 Designers: Jessica Mendoza & Henoc Monte

This Clock is Not Upside Down

This Clock is Not Upside Down

Hello you late to bedders, did you know we’re awake at the same time? The darkness makes it seem like you’re alone, but I will haunt you FOREVER! No, actually, what I’m saying is that lots of people, especially people who spend the majority of their time on these internets, stay up very late into the night (and usually into the morning then too.) Darkness, that’s where it’s at. It’s where all the good stuff happens if it’s winter, and it’s where it’s funny to run around in a tshirt in the summer. But once inside, we gonna need us a clock.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

What strikes me most about the Playing By Heart (quite a fascinating name for a laptop!) concept is the simplistic way it tries to achieve its set goals. The goals being: portability, smooth looks, multi-level elevation, cooling & sleek form. All it takes is a handle on the back-end of the laptop, steel or aluminum finish for the cover and you have a rocking Laptop Briefcase in your hands! Think about it…no more laptop covers or sleeves either!

0 Designer: Zhang Shouze

All the Canes in All The World

All the Canes in All The World

And this is EASILY the best one ever. Best possible cane. Why? Because it’s made out of a broom handle. That’s right! What better use is there, besides stabbing zombies in their utterly exposed brain matter, for a broom?! None. It goes zombie stabbing, Walking Cane designed by Itay Laniado, then maybe cleaning up the floor. That’s in order of what’s best to do with a broom, not the order you’re supposed to use the broom in. Then it’s just the opposite.

0 Designer: Itay Laniado