Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

I’ve been scuba diving once and I’m not sure I would want to undergo the fuss again. Can’t stand the water getting into the goggles, and since I’m not a pro (to own my personal gear) a generic close-to-my-prescription-number-goggles do not help. I’d much rather get clearer vision and view the underwater beauty from the sidelines. Glass bottom boats are more like it, but even better would be the Beriscope!

0 Designer: Jaewon Choi

Yanko Claus: Win a Malcolm Fontier Diplomat Bag!

Yanko Claus: Win a Malcolm Fontier Diplomat Bag!

UPDATE: Congrats Martin!

To start off this happy Tuesday our friends at Malcolm Fontier want to gift one lucky reader with a 13″ Diplomat Bag. YAY! I raved about Malcolm Fontier before so I asked them to share the love with you guys. All the bag deets after the jump but to enter, just leave a comment about your favorite color and why. We’re gifting something away almost everyday so check back!

0 Sponsor: Malcolm Fontier

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

In Part II of Getting Personal With The Designers, YD talks with the energetic Branko Lukic, enigmatic Brandon Perhacs and the articulate duo Liz Kinnmark & Kegan Fisher. It’s quite clear from his talks that Branko is as passionate about food as he is about his venture, Webble. Brandon speaks about how truth, beauty & simplicity can be the defining factors of your works. And if you need a lesson in determination…to turn glut into creative, desirable objects then take lead from Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher of Design Glut.

Penny Saved Is Penny Earned: Unplug Reminder

Penny Saved Is Penny Earned: Unplug Reminder

So how many of you actually remember to switch off your gadgets from the mains and/or unplug them (saves power costs in the long run!). Not many I guess, the Ace Plug is like an eco-voice that makes sure you do a job out of it; otherwise it will annoy the hell out of you with its pesky noises, till you yank out the plug. There is another highlight to the thang, in the darkness, in case you have the inclination to plug-in gadgets; it has this sweet spotlight that you can flick on. Saves you the trip of switching on big lights!

0 Designers: 3 Creative Folks!

Three Limbs Less and Still Rollin

Three Limbs Less and Still Rollin

This particular wheelchair was designed specifically for Bryan Anderson of Pride Mobility. He’s a spokesperson for Pride Mobility that’s had three of his limbs removed. His lifestyle is such that he needs to remain super-active, and thus, designer Mark Veljkovich whipped up this fabulous, highly efficient mobile wheelchair.

0 Designer: Mark Veljkovich

Right in Between These

Right in Between These

So you’ve got a collection of object-shaped seats, have you? I mean seats that are shaped like lips, puzzle pieces, or maybe even birdhouses? Well have I got a treat for you, right here, right in this “post.” I’m not trying to mess with you, it’s a real genuine post, but what we’re talking about right here is a real live parentheses chair!

0 Designer: Pierre Schwenke

OPEN for Bikish Business

OPEN for Bikish Business

All up in Copenhagen. This is a bike system design for the city! An open, “floating” system that allows the people using the bike system to ride a bike, park a bike, do what they came to do, whip out their map, find the closest bike, and ride that bike to their next location. This is the OPENbike system. Fully adjustable, full system in place to place the bikes where they’re needed.

0 Designer: LOTS Design

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part I

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part I

It’s the perfect setting to bring out the Sorapot, brew some tea, get comfy and interview designers. Easier said than done, establishing yourself in the cut-throat design industry takes a lot of grit and determination. Not everyone can accomplish a fan-base as fast as Joey Roth did; his Ceramic Speakers are a pre-booking hit! Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT achievements are marked with her fluidity in design, especially her Tree Hooked Hanger & Meng-Hsiu Ho’s design acumen is evident in his realistic iterations.

Steampunk PC, Oh So Retro!

Steampunk PC, Oh So Retro!

Did you notice the sudden retro wave that’s hit most ID designers? It’s like they’ve gone nostalgic and strung an emotional cord with gadgets from the past. The Philco PC here is a prime example of such inspirations, totally reminiscent of the 1954 design classic Philco Predicta! Indulge in it for the aesthetic value, as for the specs…yea it does host Windows 7. But then again we’re here for the love of design, specs can take a hike for the moment!

0 Designer: SchultzeWORKS designstudio

Scrubbing Veggies to Scrubbing Shoes

Scrubbing Veggies to Scrubbing Shoes

I love this soon to be realized project called Plug-In. The designer, Fredrik Olsson worked within the current process of manufacturing vegetable brushes and extended production to produce these beautiful shoe brushes. The process actually uses skilled labor whom are visually impaired imparting a specialness to these already beautiful brushes. As I said before they’ll soon be available in Iris Hantverk stores this month so go get them and send me one!

0 Designer: Fredrik Olsson

Cooking Right at The Table

Cooking Right at The Table

Designers keep sending me induction cooking table concepts so I figure I better feature one of them. This one uses the tech to bring family into the cooking experience – to create a new kind of domestic ritual. They say a family that cooks and eats together stays together. I love the idea of cooking together but there’s something to be said about cooking in a proper kitchen. Many families bond in there too.

0 Designer: LDI Aramis Herrera

Yanko Claus: Win Herman Miller Select Tops!

Yanko Claus: Win Herman Miller Select Tops!

UPDATE: Congrats Igor and Tyler!

Charles Eames said toys and games are preludes to serious ideas. He is right. There is a link between problem solving, play and creativity. Designers should be having fun so we’re gifting a set of 3 Herman Miller Select tops made from exquisite wood to 2 lucky readers. All you have to do is tell me what the world’s 2nd best toy is and provide a link. Tops take the #1 spot, that’s a given. Remember, we’re gifting all this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Herman Miller

Another Impostor!

Another Impostor!

A few posts ago we discussed how ID guys like to serenade one thing for the other, maybe it’s their kick for getting things intriguing. Why else would you want hand grenades fashioned as Salt & Pepper Shakers, but for their Taste Explosion?

0 Designer: Thabto [ Buy it Here ]