Wilson's Childrens

Wilson’s Childrens

One of the most enigmatic characters in the cinematic history of the world is the character “Wilson” from the television show “Home Improvement.” Not only did he have the lower part of his face obscured by a fence not all that dissimilar from the one in this post, but on the final episode when the cast stepped out on stage to bow, he brought a bit of fence with him to continue the block! That’s the kind of dedication you need in your room dividers. That’s what you get here.

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko of Adensen Furniture

Friday Giveaway: Win The Full Stix & Stones Necklace

Friday Giveaway: Win The Full Stix & Stones Necklace

Valentines over but those of you who have been hit by the Post Valentines Blue, meaning gave the WRONG gift and got panned badly by your lover; here’s a chance to rectify the situation. Present them the Full Stix & Stones Necklace, just don’t tell them you won it on YD, our lips are sealed too! As you know you can creatively personalize the Stix & Stones Necklace, I give you a choice of 3 styles; to WIN tell me which one you would make: Style 1, Style 2 or Style 3 and why.

0 Contest Closed

The Spicy Hug Of Yin And Yang

The Spicy Hug Of Yin And Yang

There is nothing more comforting than a warm hug from your mother. It’s the most natural form of reassurance, and metaphorically speaking, an embrace can help us conquer our fears and achieve aspirations. My point is that a hug says a lot about human emotions, be it a bear hug or side-shoulder embrace. Depicting this raw gesture is the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers delightful with a zing. Because when viewed from above, they also resembles Yin & Yang!

0 Designer: Alberto Mantilla [ Buy it Here ]

9 Spots For Your Eye

9 Spots For Your Eye

The Motion Global Eye by China Telecom aims to create a humanistic platform for the vision impaired, one that will enable them to interact with today’s modern technologies in a much more natural and intuitive way. The devices has 9 points and a central guide. This setup mimics today’s most commonly used key input – the alphanumeric keypad. The unusual feature is the video recording capability. I’m curious as to what a blind person might record.

0 Designers: Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom Corporation Limited

Entertain Yourself: Sony BRAVIA NX800 3D HDTV

Entertain Yourself: Sony BRAVIA NX800 3D HDTV

In this first of a three-part series called “Entertain Yourself”, I’m going to put together a quick and dirty home entertainment center out of three products I’ve reviewed earlier this year. Mind you, this won’t please the hardcore video or audiophile. I wanted products that seamlessly balance industrial design with home entertainment and as designers, we all know that’s how the general consumer perceives products. I call it utilitarian sex and first up is the stunning BRAVIA NX800 HDTV from Sony.

0 Designer: Sony [ Buy it here ]

Ambient Lights Get Powered By Nothing

Ambient Lights Get Powered By Nothing

Well almost nothing. Here’s how the deal works: you have a multiple socket strip and probably using up all the sockets to power your gadgets. Its switched on and you keep forgetting to unplug or switch off the unused gadget from the strip and waste energy. With the Saving Energy Multitap, the so called wasted energy is no longer wasted….it gets sucked up to power this set of cool looking touch-sensitive ambient lights on the wall. The job of these ambient lights is to subtly remind you that you need to power off buddy!

0 Designers: Dong Hoon Han, Hwa Yong Shin & Dong Jin Shin

Hawking on Table

Hawking on Table

I dare you to decipher that clever two-level title. I dare you. The project I’m about to talk about is called the “Continuum Table,” and it’s really great. It’s made out of chromed steel and folds in space-time. Actually that’s what it’s informed by. Yes, the Continuum Table is inspired by models of space-time in which “spaghetti-like structures form an invisible network of fold of space and time in our universe.” What do you say to something like that? You look at it heavily and give it a thumbs up.

0 Designer: Jason Phillips

Drink More Ink

Drink More Ink

No don’t do that! Only the plant should! No not that plant! This one! This is a plant that’s inside a pen, and it isn’t even alive. Except in your imagination. This is a concept design from Igor Lobanov would have you believe that not only do plants live inside pens just fine, even in the dark, but that also they can live on ink. That’s crazy talk! What are you even saying! Just let it sit there in the inkwell for a little bit and experience the magic.

0 Designer: Igor Lobanov

The Headphones that Captured All

The Headphones that Captured All

Hey so I know you want to capture everything that you experience. Wait you don’t? Then don’t read this. You’ll get all mad probably. This is a concept design about a set of wireless headphones that also have a 10.1 megapixel digi-cam on one side and a digital image projector on the side. You can capture your world all the time and put that stuff on the internet right away. Instantly.

0 Designer: William Gerwin

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast in bed or at Tiffany’s, it doesn’t matter anymore because the adorable Downtown Breakfast Set is what me wants! The modular tray (conceals the lithium-ion battery within) elegantly carries a pad-based coffeemaker, milk foamer, and toaster and is meant to be placed just about anywhere. Question is, what about the ingredients like bread slices, preserves etc. Need to figure out how to make this handier that it already is. But I love this idea!

0 Designer: studioMEM

Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

The Wavelight concept coverts mechanical energy captured by ocean waves into electrical energy to illuminate a series of LED lamps. Each lamp is tethered to its neighbor with a weight anchored to the sea floor. The lights are designed to attract attention for rescue operations or to warn passing ships to steer clear. A very intriguing design but are LEDs powerful enough? What happens if the anchor isn’t long enough to reach the sea floor?

0 Designers: MicroDream

Shopping That Leads To Recycling And Better Living

Shopping That Leads To Recycling And Better Living

Quick question: How many of us think about product life and recycling Before we buy any items? I belong to the group that said “I don’t”, and yes I am ashamed. Luckily for us Philips is developing a concept where product life, recycling methods, shopping environment and client needs are taken into consideration. Welcome to the Circle of Life, featuring a creative shopping environment that considers the product life cycle with recycling options….all before you make the purchase.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Sands Of Light

Sands Of Light

The notion of time slipping through our fingers is well represented by the sand timer, but how about light slipping through? This effect is captured by the Lime Light – Solar Fled Lamp and is well depicted by the tiny glass bulbs that refract light as they cascade down the hourglass and illuminate the room. The clock is ticking….glass balls fall through to the bottom half, and when they run out…the lamp switches off. Elegant and with a strong message to conserve. Time (light) is running out….

0 Designer: Seichi Tomari