Sanitized and Charged!

Sanitized and Charged!

The UVC Dock is one of those crazy ideas that has it all. What I mean is that it’s a wireless Bluetooth enabled charging dock for mobile phones and other devices. It shows trivia like time, weather and calendar but more importantly the UV light within sanitizes your devices as they charge. Now here is something radically different and original that just being a storage or space-saving product. Good job!

0 Designer: Lin Shu Kai

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Before you discard your old cell phone, think of the possibility of it lighting up a child’s life. Allow me to explain, data suggests that millions of phones are discard globally but very few make it to the recycle bin. If we take a fraction of these discarded phones and convert them into a low-cost camera for the under-privileged, then we can encourage a new breed of trigger-happy kids.

0 Designed by Lee Jee won, Lee Yong ho, Lee Juan

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Maple Set investigates an alternative emotional response to everyday kitchen knives! The project was undertaken as an exploration of unique materials and visual combinations of an industry stale with repetitive designs. No matter how you slice and dice it, this collection is one like no other!

0 Designer: The Federal

The Card Car

The Card Car

Biff Mobile started out as a simplistic wood toy car for children, but with a few modifications it’s become fun for all ages. Whether you’re a car buff or an avid toy collector, you’ll find that it’s a whimsical way to showcase your business cards or even hold your phone.

0 Designer: Fowler Custom Works

Medical Third Leg

Medical Third Leg

Sit & Stand is a hands-free walking assistance device for people with temporary foot, ankle or leg injuries. The design challenge was to create a crutch replacement that eliminates the limitations of traditional forearm and underarm crutches. Thanks to its adaptable form, users of any gender or size can enjoy simple daily activities like opening doors, using stairs, and carrying objects with ease and independence.

0 Designer: Behzad Rashidizadeh

Care to Know What Lucciola Means?

Care to Know What Lucciola Means?

Our Italian friends tell us that lucciola means fireflies and the Lucciola here is an integrated hat, coat and umbrella stand. Love the lights that illuminate like fireflies and blend of cement and iron in its construction. A very stylized way to welcome people home, I can see it adding chic to the décor.

0 Designer: Flou and DORODESIGN

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

Being practical is the main reason behind shunning Siri, speakers and mobile connectivity in this new iWatch concept. As a typical SmartWatch, this concept hosts some very non-typical features. For example, to save on battery consumption, the design includes solar energy and wireless recharging. Siri and cellular connectivity are not included because of their power draining capabilities.

0 Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano

A Different Kind of iPad Cover

A Different Kind of iPad Cover

Twelve South presents SurfacePad for iPad mini, a multifunctional, luxury leather cover for iPad mini that introduces several innovative features never before seen in an iPad cover. Made with genuine Napa leather, the super-smooth cover doubles as a hands-free viewing stand and desktop typing wedge. Check out its many uses –>

0 Designer: Twelve South

A Pal of a Pillow

A Pal of a Pillow

1 is no longer the loneliest number thanks to the “My Name Is” bean bag! Whether your bed is lonely or you just want a pal to rest on in front of the TV, this friendly human-shaped twist on the bean bag chair has comfort and cuddles to share. It’ll even hold your drink with its built-in cup holder! Name your new bestie by writing on the “My Name Is” label included on each design!

0 Designers: Eglė Stonkutė and Povilė Šlepetytė

Pedro, Juan and Diego

Pedro, Juan and Diego

They’re the latest handsome home furnishings from Chilean design studio Nueve. These floating shelves pair simple and functional geometries with contrasting colors and materials that give them a minimal yet fun aesthetic. Constructed in tepa, ulmo and lenga wood with iron sheet mounts, they’re easy to mount and perfectly sturdy for mounting on any wall.

0 Designer: Nueve Design Studio

Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

There is no other place, this time of the year that I’d like to be other than Munich. The pride of Bavaria played host to the 2014 iF Design Awards Ceremony. As media partners, YD was at the event, covering the Awards Night & Gala. We (Nancy Wang and I) got to see and meet some interesting people. Stefan Diez, Claus Potthoff, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Ralph Wiegmann, BMW Welt … ring a bell?

Sanitary Hand Saver

Sanitary Hand Saver

We’ve all thought about it: you use a public restroom, wash your hands and then have to touch an unsanitary doorknob to leave the restroom?! Gross. It’s no secret that not everyone who touches that doorknob is washing their hands. Ewwww. What’s the point in washing your hands anyway?! The Foot Latch was designed with this problem in mind. After you’re finished doing your business, just use your foot to unlatch the door and go on your way with fresh and clean hands!

0 Designer:Behzad Rashidizadeh

Have a Whale of a Tea Time!

Have a Whale of a Tea Time!

Enjoy your favorite infusions with a little help from the lovable Dreaming Whale Tea Infuser! Made of food-friendly silicone, it’s soft to grip and never too hot to touch. Its detachable decorative spout stream also makes for a perfect muddler or stirrer. Get it here!

0 Designers: Juhyun Yu & Changbong Heo