Pratt's Third+Bond; More Like Third+Awesome

Pratt’s Third+Bond; More Like Third+Awesome

Pratt, in a crazy scheme to promote its students, alumni and faculty, recently outfitted two Brooklyn condos on the corner of 3rd and Bond Street with every manner of design paraphernalia, invited a bunch of people and put up an open bar. Color me there.  Drawing on past and present Pratt faculty and students like Eva Zeisel and Tucker Viemeister, the spaces came alive with conscious, inventive, often green, always cool design.

0 Designers: Pratt Institute

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 4

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 4

The name is Love, Mike Love and he is the winner number 4, of the YD Store Scavenger Hunt. Regretting that your name is not the one called out? Don’t sweat dear…because only ONE MORE 10% Lifetime Discount Coupon at the YD Store is left to be given out. It’s never too late to participate. Join The YD Store Scavenger Hunt, and who knows you could be Winner# 5! Details Here.

0 Winner# 4: Mike Love

Post Baroque Hardcore Violin

Post Baroque Hardcore Violin

For over 500 million years… or wait… 500 years, the form of the violin has deviated from the baroque style very little. This violin right here, it’s different. Made by designer Hopfgartner Gerda to spearhead a new age in 4/4 design, this is indeed the “Gavari” Semiacoustic Violin. Created in co-operation with a professional Viennese violin maker to assure perfect dimensions and sound criteria.

0 Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

War of the Patio Worlds

War of the Patio Worlds

There’s no deflection like reflection! Does that make sense to you? It will in a second here, just wait. As for the title of this post: this products we’re about to explore is a Heat Reflection Canopy and it’s made, quite simply, to keep your patio warm. Oh that didn’t explain it well enough for you then, ey? Well perhaps our alien overlords could explain better?

0 Designer: Russell Zoran Corder

The Green Share A Cab

The Green Share A Cab

In Utopia you can actually find cabs that are willing to take you to your destination. In that same fantasy land, cabs drivers and passengers actually believe in carpooling! For such fantasy situations is the Carpool LED Top Light. This sprightly indicator harnesses the wind energy via the embedded fan to power the indicating lights. Sadly we don’t live in Utopia and we can never find a cab, let alone share one!

0 Designers: Xi Ouyang, Yuanbiao Jin, Yao Sun & Yelu Liu

Skipper Don’t Forget The Rewave

Skipper Don’t Forget The Rewave

Rewave is essentially a design using Reverse Osmosis for desalinating the sea water. More for private consumption in coastal regions where fresh water is scarce or at-sea disaster situations, the Rewave is quite self-sufficient. It floats in water and harnesses the energy from the waves to power itself. Since a great amount of pressure is required for RO, the aperture has been placed at the bottom of body, allowing the seawater to get through to the motor area. After desalinating, the fresh water accumulates at the top and comes out via a pipe.

0 Designer: Yu-Hong Che

Star In Your Own 3 D Shower Movie

Star In Your Own 3 D Shower Movie

The Waterdrop Shower Room brings to life the childhood fantasies of role-playing while taking a bath. Sometimes you’re a beastly pirate and sometimes a brave hero rescuing your ducks. This exciting enclosure comes with a tactile touchscreen that almost envelopes you. Its giant screen happily plays for you soothing melodies of the Chinese Opera to Nemo (although I reckon the big guys will opt for something more seductive!) and transports you to fantasy land!

0 Designer: Wu Chenghou

Go Around The Buttons

Go Around The Buttons

Merry go round the buttons I tell ya! Dang the button area around your starched shirt is tough to crease-out. Some irons do have indents on the side, allowing you to kinda skim around the sweet spot, but it ain’t got a Full U like the “U-Button Iron”. Hit the special button the iron and voilà! The tip retracts to reveal a U that slides under the button to give you a fully ironed shirt.

0 Designers: Jun-kyo Lee & Jin-young Yoon

Luxurious Napkins

Luxurious Napkins

They need luxurious napkin holders. And of course, as always, Yanko Design comes through for you on that. The “Lecygne” is designed to complete the triad- luxurious dresses, luxurious people, and luxurious napkin holders. This napkin holder holds the napkin the way a lover holds their mate, becoming one with the napkin, embracing it. Made of pure beautiful silver, perfect and graceful.

0 Designer: Kim Katinis

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Ever wonder what real impact organized religion has had on furniture design? Me too! I wonder that every day! Designer Guy Keulemans wonders that, and he’s doing something about it! Researching the ethnography of online atheist groups in addition to a historical analysis of the influence of religion on aesthetics, he set out to create a bit of furniture that inverts aesthetic function.

0 Designer: Guy Keulemans

Crazy Cutlery With Identity Crisis

Crazy Cutlery With Identity Crisis

Does the Chopork have an identity crisis? Like would you classify it as a fork or a chopstick or both? Nah! I wouldn’t bother much about the functionality of two sticks turning from a fork to chopsticks. I’d be worried about branding it as Chopork; sounds more like chop-the-pork! Got any better name suggestions?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Elaborate Kitchens Really Need to Be Smart Dressed

Elaborate Kitchens Really Need to Be Smart Dressed

Must it always have to be about kitchens with lack of space? Can’t we for once focus on showing off smart products on counter-tops or wall mounted goodies! I vote for a change in perspective and say that stuff like the SmartSpace Dry Food Dispenser be on the forefront. It’s good to hold pastas, breakfast cereals, pulses etc, plus you can let your creativity get the better of you and fill it up in a very decorative way with color-coordinated dry snacks and beans.

0 Designer: Zevro [ Buy Wall Mounted or Counter Top ]

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

Three Down Two To Go! That’s the score for the YD Store Scavenger Hunt. Those of you joining in late for the show, no worries, you can still get a hold of the 10% Lifetime Discount Coupon for the YD Store. All you got to do is follow the instructions here, and leave the rest to luck! BTW Congratulations and a round of applause for Sharon Ychie who is YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

0 Winner: Sharon Ychie