Evaporation Cooling for Apples

Evaporation Cooling for Apples

But more than that, it’s made for all sorts of fruits and vegetables. This lovely unit, eva2o, cools foods with evaporating water. This shall, in an ideal world, facilitate your timely apple consumption. Dennis Cheng, the designer of this fabulous countertop unit, notes that he’s found that in the UK, 1/3 of grocery store food purchased is wasted on average, with 60% of this waste being completely avoidable. Enter the eva2o.

0 Designer: Dennis Cheng

Win A Finnish Design Combo - Magisso Cake Server & Magisso Stainless Steel Kitchen Cloth Holder

Win A Finnish Design Combo – Magisso Cake Server & Magisso Stainless Steel Kitchen Cloth Holder

Urban Butik, the folks who bring us some classy Finnish design products are here on YD to give you a chance to win a sleek Magisso Cake Server and a Magisso Stainless Steel Kitchen Cloth Holder. To win this fantabulous combo set, simply tell us about 2 occasions when you would cut a cake, besides a Birthday and Wedding Anniversary, and 1 reason why using a dishcloth beats a sponge.

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Love it or Hate it? You tell us!

Love it or Hate it? You tell us!

While some of you design-savvy critics are vocal about your opinions on design, others use their subtle charms to let us know how the DESIGN SUCKS! A lot of products that are currently being sold on the YD Store were once mere concepts and we’d like to know if they were really worth the efforts? Did these products deserve to make it into the physical world or would it have been better left on the drawing board? We want to hear what you think!

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Mouse-Key-Key-Mouse

Mouse-Key-Key-Mouse

Hail the mother of sustainability! Let me give thee a new offering! I hope you accept this humble submission of a wind-up mouse. Much like those cute toys that McDonalds doles out, at the expense of a Happy Meal! Only this one aptly christened Sustail, and it works in sync with a computer and keyboard. Wind the mouse with the key kept in its underbelly. Keep winding till you hear a distinct feedback of full charge…and then sussstaaillll…..

0 Designer: Ahmet Bektes

Electric Racer

Electric Racer

If given a free hand and will, designer Maarten Timmer hopes to recreate bike-racing magic with an Electrical Powered Motorcycle! Don’t be so lofty and hear his plans out. This is what the VertiGO features: electric propulsion, low noise and emissions, a silent motor, high torque, very fast acceleration, maximum speed on the straights (100 to 150 km ride on a “battery pack”).

0 Designer: Maarten Timmer

Yanko Claus: Win An Altec Lansing MIX Boombox!

Yanko Claus: Win An Altec Lansing MIX Boombox!

UPDATE: Congrats Ian!

You’ve got the tunes but lack a serious stereo system. We’ve got you covered thanks to our friends at Altec Lansing. We’re gifting a MIX Boombox for the iPhone and iPod. Just tell me what’s currently in your playlist – top 5 artists/singers. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight. Remember, we’re gifting something almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Altec Lansing

Poetic Paper Justice

Poetic Paper Justice

For some odd reason I have this feeling that most designers turn poets and philosophers when they get into the description of their products. For instance designer ShiKai Tseng makes complete poetical sense when he describes the relation between waste paper and recycling it into a vase. The philosophy behind the Moulding Paper Recycling Bin is to give meaning to our paper trash. Fair enough, but I’m still to find the logical, technical and feasible reasoning behind this. Can anyone help?

0 Designer: ShiKai Tseng

Carzor! The Stubble Eliminator!

Carzor! The Stubble Eliminator!

Have you ever woken up one day, gotten ready for work, prepared for the biggest meeting of your LIFE, and realize, oh NO! There’s stubble on your face? Well let me tell you about this thing then! It is called Carzor! And it is made for you! It’s the size of a credit card and it’ll be your companion for life!

0 Designer: Kuo Chia Hung

Driftwood Table! Driftwood Table!

Driftwood Table! Driftwood Table!

For years now, people who buy hand-made goods have been pumped up about weathered wood. Barnwood! Shackwood! And the mother of them all, really nice Driftwood! Driftwood is, as you can imagine, wood that’s ideally taken off nice old buildings and thrown in the river for one reason or another, then found by some intrepid craftsperson like the people we’ve got right here. It’s the Flotsam and Jetsam table!

0 Designer: Marcus O'Reilly Architects

The Best Brick for the Job

The Best Brick for the Job

This right here is a cellular phone that will last you five years. After that, it’s just a twist and about a minute of dissembling and you’ve got an 85% recyclable stack of materials on your hands. Kind of nice, yes? Why is it all green, you ask? So that the plastic can be melted down and re-molded without any discoloration! Super neat.

0 Designer: James Barber

Lights Lead The Way

Lights Lead The Way

The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Yanko Claus: Win An ETON SOLARLINK!

Yanko Claus: Win An ETON SOLARLINK!

UPDATE: Congrats Devon!

Today along with our friends at ETON, we’re gifting a SOLARLINK FR360, American Red Cross edition! The Self-powered AM/FM/NOAA radio, flashlight and cell phone charger does it all. A portion of all sales goes to the American Red Cross hence the gorgeous red color. Just tell me what big plans you have for 2010. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight. We’re gifting something away everyday so check back!

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Forgot My Ruler

Forgot My Ruler

“Beg Borrow or Steal”, that’s what I used to get to hear from my class teacher when I used to forget to bring my pencil box to class. Like most diligent girls in school I used to carry a sharpner, eraser, pens, pencils, and ruler. God forbid if you forgot a ruler and had to draw some lines! Like we tend to carry extra pencils or pens, but never rulers! Well this Ruler Pen is a helpful answer. Too bad no one thought of this during my school days. Also there is no cure for being forgetful!

0 Designer: ShiKai Tseng