Aromas Of China

Aromas Of China

The Tea Drinking rituals of China are quite intriguing as it has a lot of hierarchy practices to it. For instance a Boss will never pour a cup of tea for his juniors and the youngsters pour tea for the elders in the family. Even apologies, thanksgiving and peace offerings are made via tea. The cha.t Chinese Tea Set is crossbreed of contemporary equipment with these conventional values in mind. On one hand the kettle, cups and intentions are traditional. The tray on the other, is infused with modernization by including a heating element to it.

0 Designer: Ning Ning Li

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 5

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 5

This isn’t the end of the road you know. So what if you’re not as lucky as Alex Chandra to be declared the YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 5! Your time will come….you will be a winner no doubt! Plenty of surprises are in store for you and if you keep a tab on the YD Store, you’ll come to know of the exclusive offers and exquisite creations available. For now, the 10% Lifetime YD Store Discount Coupons Scavenger Hunt is closed, but I promise,  sexy offers are yet to come.

0 Winner# 5: Alex Chandra

Tanker That’s All Rolly

Tanker That’s All Rolly

On the lines of the pet Rolly by Sony is the Mint Tank Music Player. It’s the sorts that follows you around, obeys your commands and doesn’t complain if you ignore it. Features include USB connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, 2 High Output Speakers, Remote Control and endless track system to follow you around. When two tanks are within the same vicinity, they kind of communicate with each other and playback music with 3-D sound effects. Quite an awesome pet!

0 Designers: mintselect @ mintpass

Carving Out A USB Love Relationship

Carving Out A USB Love Relationship

Somewhere down the line bonding and reconnecting with loved ones in this digital world is all about doing special projects together. For instance the Presence in Absence DIY USB Carving Set is for those lovers who stay apart often, yet want a tangible piece of each other. The set comprises of a wooden Digital stick that you and your partner craft into two with the help of the special knife. This is where words like legacy, heirloom and devoted love come into play.

0 Designer: Colm Keller

Sticky Carpool Window Clingys

Sticky Carpool Window Clingys

A carpool concept for a perfectly trusting world. That’s what this is. Our designers here, Gwang Hoon Lee, Chan Il Jung, have concocted a simple window-sticky device that displays statistics about the contents of the vehicle it inhabits. It shows availability, maximum number of passengers, destination, and ETD estimated time of departure. Sound just fine to you?

0 Designers: Gwang Hoon Lee, Chan Il Jung

What Is The Tube

What Is The Tube

Any Guesses? Ok the only clue is that it measures temperature, but then again what’s so special about The Tube! If you think you know the answer, leave me a message in the comments. Be honest about your guess though!

0 Designers: Murat Ozveri & Anil Dincer For Design Quadro

YD Store Gets RSS

YD Store Gets RSS

Just a note to let you wonderful people know that the YD Store has added RSS. Now you can get updates on the new products in your feeds. Stuff like specials and discounts will come to you automatically and you can even be specific about the categories you wish to follow. RSS subscription is available all over the store, however, an ‘index’ of available feeds is located here.

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Are You Levitating Your Globe

Are You Levitating Your Globe

Still not mastered that art? Something wrong with your magnetic field I suppose! But rest assured this Levitating Globe won’t let you down by losing its magnetism and rolling off. Simply because the built-in computer chip at the base of the unit, constantly keeps adjusting to atmospheric changes, ensuring that the globe remains suspended. Quite neat! It comes with a US 120V power supply and spins real neat even when levitating!

0 Designer: Cram [ Buy It Here ]

Super Sexy Bathroom

Super Sexy Bathroom

It’s always about the future, and in the future you guys are going to realize the need of doubling up your interior spaces by adding more than one function to a room. Like, you may want your bathroom to double up as a gym when you’re not taking a bath. So how about you get the Roca Active & Relax Bathroom? It’s this luxurious room where the sunken bath is really sunken, invisible till you don’t open up the floorboards. No windows too, instead 3 floor-to-ceiling LCDs giving you the illusion of a panoramic view.

0 Designer: Michał Mitek

UNIKEA: Make Your IKEA Unique!

UNIKEA: Make Your IKEA Unique!

What do you do when you reach a design roadblock? My favorite solution is to ADD LIMITATIONS. Often doing such a thing forces you to make decisions you might never have allowed yourself to make under other circumstances. From that, beauty emerges. What’s happened in this project is just that! Designer Kenyon Yeh takes IKEA furniture and hits the remix button!

0 Designer: Kenyon Yeh

Shave Your Beard For Life

Shave Your Beard For Life

Shaving design: just what you woke up for this morning! This amazing shaving machine was made by designer Kristen Beck to be a shaving device that’ll work for life, not just for a couple years, only good for one type of facial hair. No! This is the one, the only one you’ll ever need! It’s got a ball and socket connection!

0 Designer: Kristen Beck

Not Another Brick In The Wall

Not Another Brick In The Wall

The Save Water Brick design is really unique; the brick is a mixture of discarded plastic bottles and dried rotting leaves molded into bricks. There are funnels within the brick to channelize the rain water to nearby plants or underground tanks. So the basic idea is that it collects rainwater for consumption. Obviously the bricks are intended for external walls so that they can absorb the water, but the question is will they be strong enough to endure the elements?

0 Designers: Jin-young Yoon & Jeongwoong Kwon via IIDA

Scribble A Beautiful Masterpiece

Scribble A Beautiful Masterpiece

One of my biggest regrets is that I don’t have a good hand at drawing. I mean I can copy someone else’s sketches but there’s a lot room for improvement. Incidentally, the ScribbleBot is a drawing tool for people like me. Ones who crave to draw neatly, but just don’t have the in-built talent for it. The device can be fed with a preconceived drawing paths downloaded off the internet, to maneuver your hand and pen in way that results in some awesome sketching. The video gives you the hang of how things are done.

0 Designer: Jon Cumberpatch