Decontaminated Thirst Quencher

Decontaminated Thirst Quencher

I had a roommate who was a Coke fiend, no not the white powdery kind – the addictive pop kind. She needed to drink 2 cans a day. Watching her prepare her favorite drink was  an exercise in monotonous observation. She’d wipe the condensation off the can, then run the top under hot water to kill any festering bacteria. That technically doesn’t work but it gave her peace of mind. The Cole Cleaner was made for people like her.

0 Designer: Leon Peng

Toxic Style

Toxic Style

I have been covering design and technology for many years now and the product design that excites me the most is the Cellphone. If you trace it from its origins, you will be amazed to see how this communication device has transformed from a basic wireless telephone to a fashion gizmo that packs it in all. If it’s not the camera, projector or touchscreen prowess, then it’s the blinged look that this device boasts of. Here’s a look at the Poison that brings a transparent LCD screen to the device. Looking more like a perfume bottle than a phone, it’s toxic!

0 Designer: Ryan Ma

That’s Not A Pretty Picture On The Wall

That’s Not A Pretty Picture On The Wall

That’s an air cleaner, thank you very much! For those who thought that air cleaners need to be these drab objects in the room, take a look at the pleasant NU.AER. Resembling a soothing view, the illuminated surface on it exudes a therapeutic and relaxing environment. If you’re wondering just how “clean” is your room, then just check out the illustrated display and you’ll get the picture. If it’s not what you expected then just change the setting by using the slider.

0 Designer: Jan König

I Can Read Your Language

I Can Read Your Language

YD is a melting pot of varied cultures; we have Asians, Americans, Australians and British in our group. Luckily we all use English otherwise can you fathom the commotion if we all mailed in our respective mother tongues! Funny as it may sound now, language barrier can pose a problem when we can’t communicate effectively with locals on a trip abroad. For vegetarian like me, ordering a chicken dish out of a Chinese language menu would be awful! I’d need something like the ViewTrans to help me out.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

Scorpion and Sting-Ray Rescue Team

Scorpion and Sting-Ray Rescue Team

Horray! Friends amongst killer animals! Animal inspirations. Actually there’s no scorpion involved. Awww. What is involved, is solar power, first off. Solar power charges up the batteries in this lifeguard stand. As the batteries charge, the lifeguard sees danger! He slides down the slide, picks up a battery, inserts it in the stingray skiff, boats on over to the victim, inflates the safety vest, and autopilots back to base.

0 Designer: Davide Anzalone

A Hood That Will Make All The Difference

A Hood That Will Make All The Difference

Blockbuster Hollywood movies can bring on the spotlight to lesser know disease and medical conditions. For example, After Rain Man we all knew what Autism was. That story told us how autistic people suffer from impaired social interaction and communication. In children the condition is heightened with sensory disorders and even minor noises can disturb them. A recent research suggests that stimulants like music, aromatherapy, and textured toys can help alleviate the condition. This where something like the Beagle scarf-hoodie can help.

0 Designer: Leo Chao

Dare You Shake, Tilt or Fart On My Chairs

Dare You Shake, Tilt or Fart On My Chairs

My family is as dysfunctional as the Chairs for the Dysfunctional by Alice Wang. All of us are quirky personalities and the five chairs in the series go perfectly well with our mindsets. For instance the Skilled Tilter is designed for those who tilt their chairs and my son does just that (and falls off very often)! An integrated spirit leveler attached to the side lets us see how tilted he is. For tall, successful people like my husband the Equality Seeker is apt. The chair can be customized so that he sits at the world average sitting height of 140cm.

0 Designer: Alice Wang

Crutch Factor

Crutch Factor

The Collapsible Crutch is designed for nearly all users regardless of their height. The design also increases the load bearing capacity of the crutch. Perhaps the biggest improvement are the collapsable shafts making storage less of an issue when moving in/out of vehicles. They’re still unwieldy looking but if I can sit down in a movie theater or restaurant without awkwardly resting my crutches to the side, I’m all for it. 

0 Designer: Jonathan C. Smith

Simply Connected, Peek Review

Simply Connected, Peek Review

It’s an email device. That’s it. That’s all it does and like the tagline “simply connected,” it don’t get much simpler than this. Meet Peek. I’ve spent the past month using it as my exclusive go-to email device. Tho I have an iPhone, did the Peek meet my standards? Hit the jump to read my review

0 Company: Peek [ Buy It Here ]

I Like Pleats So Much, I Bought the Chair

I Like Pleats So Much, I Bought the Chair

Imagine a sofa so comfortable, you’ll think you’re at a very fancy Fourth of July parade. This sofa is crafted of precision steel. This sofa has a seat and back of clothed polyurethane foam produced and sponsored by Recticel. This seat is gold. Now wake up! You aren’t dreaming. Here is the “Pleats-Pleats” seat for all your pleats and pleats needs and needs.

0 Designer: Daniel Hedner at Imaginary Office

Gigabytes are the New Dollar Symbol

Gigabytes are the New Dollar Symbol

Or perhaps you’d like the Euro coin instead? I’m sure you remember the Lacie “USB Keys” post on Gizmodo earlier this month. That’s clever, and all, but these keys are way cooler. Way, way cooler. Because they are little metaphors. Get it? However much storage space you’ve got – that’s your richness in spirit.

0 Designer: Cinq Cinq (5.5) Designers

Metal Drip

Metal Drip

What if you could freeze mercury as it dribbled down the sides of a surface? You’d probably end up with something like the Flow Side Table – made from polished aluminum, laser cut, and punched drawn into its organic final form. The combination of flowing curves and highly reflective surface creates an ever changing appearance depending on your viewing angle. Brills right?

0 Designer: Timothy Schreiber

Stinking Lazy Slobs Don't Sweat

Stinking Lazy Slobs Don’t Sweat

Laundry Haters here is an easy route for escape, make friends with the folks at Scenario Lab and ask them to ship down the Deodr for you. This lampshade contraption will make sure that you won’t have to do any laundry EVER, except if get clumsy and stain your clothes! Perfectionists don’t wrinkle your nose in disgust, hear the idea through. Deodr is a convenient way to freshen up clothes without having to wash them. The system uses a photocatalyst light tube and fan-induced convection to get rid of the Body Odors and make clothes smell like spring!

0 Designer: Wu Kun-chia for Scenario Lab