No Walls, Only Partitions

No Walls, Only Partitions

Without compromising on privacy, the 4sides4home is an amazing interior option for those who have small apartments and even smaller families. The concept utilizes the given floor space optimally by doing away with the walls and incorporating partitions instead. Imagine a huge + (plus sign) on the floorplan where each wing is a specific room. What you design or expect from the modular room is up to you. For instance the four wings could each be a living room, a bedroom, a study and a dining room.

0 Designer: Studio Stanta

Grow A Bamboo To Get Better Sound

Grow A Bamboo To Get Better Sound

If you get yourself the Forsta Speakers then trust me, this is exactly what you will be doing. Stop splitting your sides; I’m serious about this concept! The idea is to install a speaker inside the bamboo hollow (on the vertical top) as the stem serves as a sound box; hence taller the bamboo grows, the richer the sound gets. Ok summary-time: you nurture a bamboo, which has a speaker inside it and you hook it to your TV/Sound System. Looks aesthetic, but will this concept be functional? Come on guys…you tell me! Leave me your comments.

0 Designer: Jocko Chan

Stack Books in your Grandfather

Stack Books in your Grandfather

He wont mind. Often in history, mashing two things together, furniture pieces, silverware, counties, anime characters, has been the good idea. No exception here. My grandmother has a grandfather clock that’s worked since the 1950′s – but not for carrying books n’ stuff. This new design, the P-Bookshelf, still has the clock, has new shelves, looks modern and could have the same method of distribution if it wanted…

0 Designer: Yar Rassadin

I’m Preggies, I Need New Shoes!

I’m Preggies, I Need New Shoes!

Clothes don’t fit, I feel hungry all the while and don’t even get me started about my excess weight or I’ll shoot you. You have to humor my hormonal moodswings; I’m pregnant after all! In this condition you can expect me to go ballistic about every single fart that squeeze out or simply go drooling over the Piel shoes. They may not be your average style-statement, but what the heck they are comfy for my feet and the organic pattern stretches across to fit so perfectly. Ahh…soft cushy comfort! Don’t laugh at me or else you’ll find a Piel planted firmly in your bum!

0 Designer: Nicolas Winograd

DJ Play That Music! JBL DUET II Review

DJ Play That Music! JBL DUET II Review

The original DUET was a hit with many enthusiasts looking for a complimentary computer speaker system without breaking the bank. JBL went at it again with the new DUET II. New look, new specs and still affordable, but how does it perform? Hit the jump for my review.

0 Company: JBL [ Buy It Here ]

Eames Select Molded Plywood Chair

Eames Select Molded Plywood Chair

Herman Miller is providing its customers with an exclusive program intended to enrich their connection to the world’s most renowned product designs. Called Herman Miller Select, the program offers an opportunity to own a limited edition product released once a year with a distinct characteristic for collector appeal.

0 Designer: Herman Miller [ Buy It Here ]

Even Birds Are Going Green

Even Birds Are Going Green

This is a really simple concept but one I want like yesterday. The Solar Birdhouse is exactly what it says. The roof has a solar panel that charges a small battery. At sunset a sensor turns on the illuminated perch, creating a whimsical glow in your garden and hopefully makes it easier for your birdies to get home. The entire thing is made out of gorgeous meranti wood and measures 7.1 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches.

0 Designer: Studio OOOMS

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