Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Being a hardcore Urbanite, I don’t think I really appreciate the need for really dry shoes. Not that it doesn’t rain in my city; we do get our fair share of monsoons, but it’s just that I can’t fathom the need for a specialized drier for my shoes. On the other hand folks who tend to spend much time outdoors (like farmers) and work in damp environments would really value the Windry Boot Drier. This device works by directing air into the boot, accelerating the evaporation of moisture, thus drying the gumboots pronto.

0 Designer: John Lee for The Ideas Foundry

VitameatavegiMIX

VitameatavegiMIX

Are you tired, rundown, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unPOPular? The answer to all your problems is this little digital audio player from iXing. Dubbed the “Vitamin”, this tiny tune toter supports both MP3 and WMA files, features a seven preset equalizer and has USB 2.0 connect-ability. Controlling your tunes is almost as easy as popping a pill.

0 Designer: Sangnam Park

Schneider Cup Dreams

Schneider Cup Dreams

Daniel Simon has quickly become a household name in industrial design circles as a result of his Cosmic Motors series. It’s inevitable then that designers would begin popping up with concepts that take obvious inspiration from his work.

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

Variable Frame Bike

Variable Frame Bike

The bike is up, then the bike is down. You sit on the bike upright in the city, then set it down to cruise in the suburbs. It’s intuitive. It’s wild. It’s a thesis project. It’s got a video to go with it. It’s already mocked up. The final version will have a battery and hubmotor for a little kick in the pants. Environmentally friendly city and country transportation in one bike.

0 Designers: Daniel Knuepfer & Stefan Wallmann

Power Your Spice

Power Your Spice

The “Salt&Pepper Cell” shakers belong to the “I’m not product series” by Antrepo Design. They previously gave us the Minutuner, which was an awesome design for a clock. While that one confused us to believing it’s a Radio Tuner, the Salt&Pepper Cell serenade as a pair of whimsical D size battery. Fashioned from stainless steel and glass, the power indicators on the sides correlate to the amount of spices left in the shakers, before refill time. The Red&Turquoise and Black&white color options look fantastic!

0 Designers: Antrepo Design Industry

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

Kitchen and people have a love-hate relationship. Many love to hate the chores involved in the process of cooking. Others simply can’t just stop boasting about their culinary skills. For me the toughest part is the chopping of veggies and managing my refrigerator. For you it may be doing the dishes. What we can’t deny is the lure of a prim and proper kitchen that is fitted with the best of best appliances and aids that make cooking a pleasure. Here’s a look at Ten Creative Kitchen Companions that can make you the perfect chef!

0 Designers: Various

Worst Idea: Cords

Worst Idea: Cords

So you’ve got cords. I know you do. Here’s the solution for you. That’s assuming you’ve got beef with cords! Which most people generally do at one time or another in their cordy lives. Here it is. It’s DOTZ. It’s made up of three different kinds of accessories: Dotz™ CordIdentifiers™, Dotz CordStraps™, and Dotz ™ CordWraps™. I imagine that you’re hardcore enough to guess which is which and what they do, generally. Worth it? Cute enough colors and icons?

0 Designer: Micah L. Maraia

Use Your Water Twice

Use Your Water Twice

It goes in the sink, then it goes in the toilet. What’s that? It’s your water bill! You’ve got to conserve in any way you can. Here’s a lovely simple system that makes use of the fact that toilet water never needs to be as clean as it usually is. The “Eco Bath” concept uses 50% reused water and 50% new water for a toilet system half-ways to nature friendly.

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Nokia Pulse Projector is a project aimed at expanding the mobile communication experience and finding new ways to interact. It’s a device that has been designed to expand and strengthen mobile applications while working in conjunction with mobile phones. It combines a LED-projector and a NXT-speaker with Dolby sound processing in to a solid multimedia device. Using the accompanying Pulse software and Bluetooth, one can convert a mobile phone into an interactive remote that controls this unique multimedia player.  

0 Designer: Miika Mahonen

Travel Bag-buggy

Travel Bag-buggy

I’m a veteran when it comes to traveling with kids and I know the nightmarish times I went through every time I ventured out. Cranky, jet lagged babies + luggage management is horrid combo. Try pushing a buggy and pulling your trolley bag at the same time! Dreadful! Good folks at Castiglione Morelli have an ingenious idea with their Samsonite Convertible Trolley Stroller Bag. A specialized compartment holds in a folded fabric, which when pulled out, stretches over the pull-out metallic frame; thus resulting in a child seat. Very Convenient.

0 Designer: Castiglione Morelli Design

Flaming Auto Daydream

Flaming Auto Daydream

Bora Kim uses my favorite first step to create this automobile from the heavens: sketching. Take a look below to see Kim’s amazing illustration skills. This auto is inspired by the light that enters a room through an open door. From Kim’s mind: “darkness and desire, eternal sunshine, the road to realization, and collision of senses.” What kind of mystical nightride could this possibly be?

0 Designer: Bora Kim

Why Sprinkles Don’t Have Earth-Shattering Designs

Why Sprinkles Don’t Have Earth-Shattering Designs

Although some folks really swear by their green thumbs, most of the population tends to their gardens for formality sakes. This is probably why we don’t see many concepts for the gardening community on YD. To rectify the situation, allow me to introduce the Water Wheel Lawn Sprinkler System. What’s cool about this rolling lawn sprinkler is that it harnesses the power of water pressure to propel itself forth on the garden hose (which it uses as a track) and get about the business of watering your garden.

0 Designer: Matthew Wyatt Martin

Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted

Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted

Technology maybe overwhelming for most us, but the future generation is so with it! They have the hang of ever little new gadget and gizmo that comes our way. Which brings me to robots; I can’t fathom the need of an electronic being to do chores for us. I can understand their presence in the medical and industrial arenas; but Irona suits Richie Rich the best. However looking at the current crop, I think it’s best to compile a list of Ten Robots that they never knew they wanted.

0 Designers: Various