Put A Smile On Your Toast

Put A Smile On Your Toast

Does your toast smile at you in the morning or is it a grumpy old man? Quirky as it may sound, I think small nuances (or gimmicks) like this can really make a difference in your day. Bring out your shiny smile for the Smile Cooking Toaster! Think hair straightening iron for a moment, similar to that clasp design is this appliance. Difference lies in the electric-heating nano-membrane and different smiley faces you can use to singe on the bread.

0 Designer: Xu Yan Xiang

Satisfying Drag

Satisfying Drag

Don’t we just love to drag things around? We drag our commitment issues, our luggage; our emotional baggage….ah the list is endless. So what’s new to drag around here (besides some hippie ciggies), why an umbrella that is innovatively called the “umbROLLa”. A rolling ball at the peak tweaks the simple design and adds fun dimension to it. Totally cool wouldn’t you say?

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

Hangin Hallway Fun

Hangin Hallway Fun

What’s the greatest thing you can ever put on the wall? Is it a car? Is it a hanger? Is it a happy whale? I’ll tell you what it is, all of those things at once. It’s called “TODO” and it’s a bunch of accessories that you can hang in your houses entryway hallway. Sounds weird? It totally is! And it’s totally wonderful. It’s a collection of 16 different items for children and adults to put all over their walls.

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko of Adensen Furniture

Every Degree Above

Every Degree Above

Plastic with a mirror surface. What more do you want? That’s all I want in life, is a mirror surface on at least one out of every three items I own in life. So I’ll need one of these. It’s the “360° Lamp” designed by Pavel Sidorenko for Adensen Furniture. It’s plastic with a mirror surface. Deja vu. “This lamp will fill your home with soft calming light.” Several designs, original laser engraving. Available with one to four patterns. And there’s a weird part!

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko for Adensen Furniture

To Kiss With Cold Kindness

To Kiss With Cold Kindness

Here’s a rather warm gesture to be holding such a cold set of objects. It’s an ice bowl made to kiss your hosting problems goodbye! ‘Bear’ this tip in mind: the lips are where the cuteness ends, and the functionality begins. Each of these bowls was made with an anodized aluminum inner layer that can be used to cool 6 Peroni lager bottles (small) or 12 Peroni bottles (large.) In fact, it was made with Peroni in mind, as the designer, Chi Dang, finds Peroni just kissably delicious.

0 Designer: Chi Dang

For The Aging Chinese In A Western-styled Care Facility

For The Aging Chinese In A Western-styled Care Facility

The LUNE Dinnerware may have noble intentions but somehow it negates the pure essence of porcelain and art. Craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal is top-notch: the dishes incorporate culturally familiar forms and symbols that are raised to promote better posture and thermal for keeping the food warm. Design Philosophy-wise; it’s this Chinese style dishes meant for retirement homes and homes for the aged where Western-styled cuisine is served to Oriental folks.

0 Designer: Christine Lieu

A Watch With No Face

A Watch With No Face

Aurora is a watch that doesn’t have an apparent dial. There’s more of a transparent face with no signs of the hour or minutes hand. It’s not as if the designer forgot to put them there, he just got innovative and decided to perk up this analog piece by including funky laser light beams for the hands. The red beam indicates the minutes and the blue depicts the hour. They appear only when you tap the bevel edge around the watch ring; until then it’s just a hip jewelry around your wrist.

0 Designer: Jihun Yeom

Pretty Sleepy Dream Machine

Pretty Sleepy Dream Machine

Hallo! All mein liebe. I am about to show you exactly what you might fall asleep upon. And it’s not because it’s got a good voice for storytelling. Nay! It is because it is a bed! It’s called the “Private Cloud Model 1.2″ and it’s a real rocking bed. Really, really, for real, it will rock you to sleep. Or, if in some situations you’re going to be sleeping with a glass of water on your chest, you can also lock the rock.

0 Designer: Mkloker Design

Reddest Red and Whitest White to Pour

Reddest Red and Whitest White to Pour

Let me show you this lovely lady I just met. Her name is Vin-Eau and she’s not human, no, she is much more elegant. She is a carafe, and she is made of pure porcelain. Her designer is Scott Henderson and on her, he crafted nothing less than a magnificent swan with two fabulous DEVO hats on its head. What more could a lady ask for? Perhaps a bit of wine? Well lucky you, this container pours just that.

0 Designer: Alberto Mantilla [ Buy it Here ]

The Light Bulb Effect

The Light Bulb Effect

Let me put on my monocle and tell you a story. You see long ago before Swan or Edison invented the lightbulb, people used candles. When lightbulbs became the norm, the candle went the way of the wind. DUH right? Well I’m feeling a bit nostalgic so I’m keen on The Light Bulb Effect – a wax candle shaped like a bulb. The interior cavity melts straight down without deforming the outer wall and you can screw it into a standard socket. A soft light but one that’ll make everyone look gorgeous.

0 Designers: Helbert Ferreira, Remi Melander - SYSTEM DESIGN STUDIO

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.

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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 ]