KeyPing Grandma Satisfied

KeyPing Grandma Satisfied

The project you are about to behold is called “KeyPing Touch” and it’s made for people who wish to keep an eye on everyone all at once without being overly intrusive or big-brotherish. But I tell you what. There’s no real way to keep an eye on everyone all at once without being totally intrusive… so says I and mine. For all you other people out there, the ones who aren’t bothered by their friend/relative/mate’s unwillingness or inability to “cut the umbilical” -this is a fun little gadget for you!

0 Designers: Mariska Rooth, Robert Leufkens & Tristan Weevers

Many Hues Of Songs

Many Hues Of Songs

What is life without color and what is design without innovation? Addressing the two is the Hélio DAB Radio. The design uses colorful solar Grätzel panels that are transparent and add a bit of psychedelic creativity to the room. The Grätzel solar panels get their color from vegetal ink, upping the green quotient. The LED panel and Speakers compliment the radio and are in sync with the form. It’s the sort of thing we would love to bring home!

0 Designer: Léa Longis

Coat Rack of Many Colors

Coat Rack of Many Colors

Let’s pretend for a moment that you live in the same state I do. Not the same state of mind, but the same physical location in the United States of America. I live in Minnesota. It is here on this ring of Earth that we have four very distinct seasons. For at least 2 of these seasons, we’ve got no use for a coat rack.* What does the rack look like then when you have no need for it?

0 Designer: David Scott

Baby Bowl and Spoon Creatures

Baby Bowl and Spoon Creatures

Oh kawaii! Super cute! These are made for any baby that’s on the top of cute, in the head of tableware fashion! It’s the Easy Meal product line from Chicco! Designed by Continuum to be an integral part of a baby’s journey toward independence and youngpersonhood. This project includes a series of plates and cutlery based on fanciful imagery made to work between parent and child during the whole meal ordeal. Whatever works, I am sure you parents are always saying…

0 Designer: Continuum Milan

Kitchen Module - Fully Equipped

Kitchen Module – Fully Equipped

Welcome to tomorrow’s kitchen. Designed by Eliza Shubert for the new generation. First, and maybe most importantly to aesthetically-concious designers such as yourselves, it transforms. When it’s not in use, it’s out of the way, it’s nice. Looks like some regularly lovely decor. Touch-screen technology, cooking board, work board, sink, water delivery, air extraction hood, and fabulous lights (for the ability to see.)

0 Designer: Eliza Shubert

Curvy Bike

Curvy Bike

How would you re-define a bike? Tinker with it to get greater speed and performance? The curvy Hidemax Cycle is born out of the notion to enhance speed, functionality, looks, comfort, resistance and durability. In short it tries to address all major issues that bog a bicycle designer. Here’s what it’s got: adjustable height achieved by loosening the grip apparatus around the steering wheel. Instead of an up/down axis, the saddle of the bike can be adjusted to left/right through its 2 different joint points.

0 Designer: Servet Yuksel

Sugar Pot Honey Pot

Sugar Pot Honey Pot

Designer Johanna Hartzheim here explores in two kitchen items my favorite thing in the whole world: Simplicity. We’ve got here (as the title suggests) a sugar pot and a honey pot, pot and pot. Exciting! Both items in question were explored as far as their context of usage, their situation at the dinner table, and their formal integration (the normal stuff such as materials, functions, and yes! Symbolism.)

0 Designer: Johanna Hartzheim

One Tent Two Tent One Tent

One Tent Two Tent One Tent

So! Winter is well on it’s way. There’s no way around it. As the world turns, so do the seasons *unless you don’t live in Minnesota, and you’ve got to understand that camping season is almost over! So make the best of it with the greatest tent invention since the tent itself: the tent connection device. Called “Abri Socio” by its mad-scientist creator, it will change the way you camp… FOREVER!

0 Designer: Becky Greenwood

Guessing Game Deuce

Guessing Game Deuce

We have only this on YD once before, right now we’re gonna go ahead and play the GUESSING GAME again, RIGHT NOW!

Just by looking at this Pre-Picture can you guess what the item is? The explanation is in the Permalink, but be honest with yourself and tell me what exactly did you think this was?

0 Designer: Giulio Sbarigia

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

I never really understood the elaborate ritual of brewing the perfect cup of tea. Maybe I’m uncivilized and vulgar to assume that you simply need to boil the leaves in hot water, add milk and sugar, and you’re done. Ok you snooty people stop cringing… do it your way with the Dione Tea Set. Described as a set of teacups with two hemispheres and a thin net preventing the tea leaves from entering the cup and involving some 180 degrees of rotation, the fuss is about keeping the aroma of the tea leaves alive.

0 Designer: Vuk Dragovic

Music and Time On Your Wrist

Music and Time On Your Wrist

We’ve evolved from Walkman to iPod (plus whatever else there is, let’s be honest) and from wrist watch to cellphone-held-clock. Now. What would have happened if instead of the clock merging with the cellphone, the clock merged with the music device? We’ve got wrist tunes, contact!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Oh I see you! Peek!

Oh I see you! Peek!

Such a lovely object, this little thing. Yes indeedy. Just the thing I need to put up there with all of my other lovely things, all sitting there in a row. But what’s it’s function, this mystifying object? Well let me take you on a mysterious journey! A journey into the unknown! The “PEEK!”

0 Designer: Lucas Saule Design

The Ball is The Game is The Stadium

The Ball is The Game is The Stadium

The following stadium was designed by the wonderful folks over at UNStudio, especially one Ben van Berkel. He (they) won a limited competition to design a gigantic football stadium for the most successful football (soccer for you USA residents) team in the Chinese Super League: Dalian Shide FC! The design reflects vividly the breathtaking amalgamation of the ancient Chinese cuju football. A must peek.

0 Designer: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio