Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

As a writer it never occurred to me how important and valuable a sketchbook can be to a designer. This was till I had an in depth conversation with fellow YD-er Brian Ling about his innovative Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook. Although most ideas are refined on the computer, it’s the basic sketch that gets the design flow going and as Brian says the fastest way to get an idea out of your mind and into reality is to sketch it.

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No More Crumpled Ties

No More Crumpled Ties

The Stick Pin Iron Kills two birds with one stone; it keeps clips your tie in place and can be used as an impromptu iron to remove creases. In short it’s ideal for business travelers and workaholics who don’t have time to change before the party! The design uses ceramic heating plates that get powered by either USB or an electric outlet. It gets hot enough to tackle the ties, but if its more than that, you may as well invest in a travel iron.

0 Designer: Goal Orientation

Getting Screwed Thrice

Getting Screwed Thrice

If you like things in triplets then the Tribulb is surely for you. The eccentric twist to this orgy is that one LED bulb gets screwed thrice…one after the other or simply in one go. What’s funny is that the bulb doesn’t actually screw onto sockets but requires special fitted fixtures! It comes in a choice of colors (white, yellow or their mixture) to set your mood, however the brightness depends upon the number of hook-ups used. I like the versatility of the design, because you can actually customize and fashion the bulb into a floor lamp or a ceiling chandelier. Whimsical!

0 Designer: Shinya Yoshida

A Tubular Salon

A Tubular Salon

From the hands of Katerina Soukhopalov and Maren Sostmann, MSK Design Group presents the Vasken Demirjian Salon. It’s just excellent. Red and white sets the pallet for the room, bright highlights accent all pieces. All hair designers in this room work with the ideal environment for cutting, coloring, and styling their masterpieces, the heads of hair that make up the business of Vasken Demirjian. Above them, the ceiling is “an intricate blanket” of white cylinders that project a diffused glow of light, perfect for the activities that go on within the room.

0 Designer: Katerina S & Maren S of MSK Design Group

A Full-On Kitchen Table

A Full-On Kitchen Table

It’s everything. Oh my goodness it is everything, all at once. Everything you need in the kitchen, even the coffee! It’s got coffee in it! But it only appears at first to be a very sleek, very sophisticated long table! That’s crazy. But you get up close and you start to see it, yes, you see! Buttons! Hatches! Ways to expand! Truly this is what you’ve been looking for in an elegant kitchen experience. It is the “Mono” office kitchen concept.

0 Designer: Michael Scherger and Dennis Kulage

A More Powerful Lock

A More Powerful Lock

Not even a lightsaber could bust it. This is the “Energy Lock” from designer Young Suk Kim. Alas it is not the kind of lock you keep your bike secure with, instead it is for your plug-in objects around the house. This project goes by the name “Energy Lock,” and it’s about to totally change the way you plug in your coffee maker at night. Or VCR, if you’ve still got one of those, maybe your computer you keep hooked up all night, basically everything that sucks power while you’re not using it.

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik from the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University came up with this concept called Google Envelopes. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to map the course of mail and how it can tell a story? They came up with Google Envelopes, which can be sent through G-Mail itself. It’s only a concept, but totally viable and something people can immediately understand.

0 Designers: Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik

Sharing Is Caring

Sharing Is Caring

Rotate It is a bookshelf that rotates inside a shared common wall. Queue the herds of collegiate brainiacs in grad school majoring in comparative literature. It’s an interesting concept that if nothing else, certainly keeps your wall looking fresh and new. However I suggest only using this with someone you trust – like your cat, because cats read and have quite discerning taste in literature.

0 Designer: Sherry An

Enchanting Folding-out Laptop With Utopian Specs

Enchanting Folding-out Laptop With Utopian Specs

No matter how advanced, progressive, sleek and lightweight our laptops get, the one thing that we sorely miss is an elaborate keyboard. I know of someone who uses his Macbook but in conjunction with a wireless keyboard. Many hybrids and self-built versions are out there being used by folks, so the question really is, are we happy with what the industry is dishing out to us? Or do we have to lust after Utopian concepts like the iWEB 2.0…with really drool-worthy features!

0 Designer: Yang Yongchang

Money Honey, Glows In The Dark!

Money Honey, Glows In The Dark!

You can be a dork at times and hand out the wrong currency notes, especially in a dim lit cab. Don’t expect anyone to rectify your mistakes…your loss is another man’s gain! Tough luck and be careful till the agencies get the heads up on inventions like the Luminous Paper Money. Notes that emit a soft glow, just enough to ensure you hand out the correct note; nothing more nothing less.

0 Designers: Jaesik Heo, Hojoon Lim & Dahaeng Lim

Rollin and Buggin!

Rollin and Buggin!

Keep on buggin, that’s what I say. Keep on buggin in the free world. Do it on this. This is the “City Bug” scooter, designed by Omer Menashri for all the world to keep buggin. It’s electric, designed for urban life, created in the abstract form of the ever-so-inspirational grasshopper. Made to overcome obstacles, like fashion, which it totally rips a hole in with its new-age form. And bumps on the ground! Which it completely takes care of business over with it’s front AND rear suspension which allow for you to be grasshopping across the landscape.

0 Designer: Omer Menashri

Heavy Coffee Observation

Heavy Coffee Observation

Hello all you people out there with a healthy addiction to joe. Every one of your lives are about to change, for the BETTER! And yes, believe it or not, that doesn’t mean getting rid of your coffee in any way shape or form, no! Designer Omer Deutsch wants you to drink as much coffee as you want, and in as comfortable a position as possible. This right here is a brand new cup, with a brand new giant handle. All for you, all for love.

0 Designer: Omer Deutsch

Not a Trash Ball

Not a Trash Ball

Nay! For we know that the much more appeasing term for a container of trash is, of course, the “Bin!” The project you are about to look at here is called the “Bin.Ball” because it is not only a bin, it’s a ball. And it’s made for using during the times when you happen to be having a ball too, as in, having a totally rockin time at a party. You’ve got to be bin-conscious! In these modern times of interior design perfection, you’ve got to think ahead, or rather, on your feet. Put that trash you’ve got in these big colorful balls!

0 Designers: 3 Creative Designers