EV for Equality

EV for Equality

For years, cars have been retrofit with systems that allow disabled individuals to drive, but never before has an entire car been adapted from the ground up for those with mobile disabilities. The first of its kind, the EQUAL concept extends the compact car experience to disabled individuals in an easy-to-use, stylish vehicle that blurs the lines between what is and isn’t possible. Check out the inspirational video after the jump!

0 Designer: Absolute Design

Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

When you got you go…you got to go! But after you’re done and take stock of your environment, then it really sinks in, are you using a classy bathroom or is it just another crappy (pun intended) place to relive yourself? Truth is, we all love innovations in the bathroom space, be it a tushy-warming toilet seat or a high-tech bath. 2013 saw some radicle trends that addressed the space crunch by merging the living and bathing space, as well as elegance in designing techniques.

0 Designers: Various

Your Best Friend In the Morning

Your Best Friend In the Morning

VOX is a the ultimate addition to any bedroom that aims to maximize your sleep schedule! Ideal for couples, the system features directional lighting and speakers so individual users can enjoy their favorite TV show, read a book, or snooze the alarm without disturbing the other. Its “personal assistant” feature will also read your emails, tell you the traffic and weather, or keep you up to date on your social media while you get ready in the morning!

0 Designer: Fábio Martins

iPhone Case Up In Da Club

iPhone Case Up In Da Club

Fun, functional, and a bit funky. That’s Sparkbeats. This wild case takes your iPhone LED flashlight (the same light used for taking flash photos) and bends the light rays through its patterned back. An easy to use app lets you customize the motion depending on your music or other notifications. From the boardroom to the club, Sparkbeats brings a spark of light to your life!

0 Designer: Sparkbeats [ Buy it Here ]

No More Woof!

No More Woof!

Ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Well, the No More Woof project might be the first step in answering that question. The concept uses the same EEG technology that’s previously only been used to analyze human neural patterns, to decipher the animal’s unique electro-brainwaves. Simple patterns are identified on a loudspeaker, including: “I’m tired,” “I’m hungry,” and even “Who are you?” when seeing a new face!

0 Designer: The Nordic Society for Discovery & Invention

Smarty Pants Packaging

Smarty Pants Packaging

The Transforma t-shirt package will be adored by retailers and fashionistas alike! The clever design has a window that allows customers to both see the color of the t-shirt and feel the texture of the material. Once the user brings the package home, it can be recombined to double as a hanger! Composed of moulded paper pulp, it’s both recyclable and affordable. Watch the transformation —>

0 Designer: Asli Ozcivelek

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct visions the designers wow-ed us with their approach. Here is a quick recap of the watch concepts that you loved and wished adorned your wrist…or finger! Take a look…

0 Designers: Various

Double The Fun

Double The Fun

I always get bummed about trying to hook my USB stick the wrong way; such a simple thing and yet so frustrating! Amends are being made to the design as we speak, which is why the 2-TOP dual-sided USB flash drive makes perfect sense. It’s all about the user experience and convenience I tell ya!

0 Designers: Xing Xing Deng & Shurun Shen

Switch It Up

Switch It Up

Pump up the jam with the Switch Portable Bluetooth Speaker
and Professional Conference Call device. The goodies don’t end here; the thang is also a mobile phone charger! Moreover it is a 3-way speaker that easily pairs wirelessly to Bluetooth devices. Using a full-duplex microphone system, you get clarity of voice. Design-wise I just think it’s clever to shape it like a Lego brick!

0 Designer: Native Union

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

It’s that time of the year when we sit back, relax and reflect on the year gone by. 2014 is fast approaching and here is a quick recap of the Ten Most Amazing Designs in the field of Transportation. Interesting to note that cars didn’t quite make the cut, instead bikes, alternate modes and bicycles made a splash. Free market is such a fun space; you never know how people will react and what catches their fancy! Stay tuned for more creative insights tomorrow.

0 Designers: Various

The Air Walk

The Air Walk

Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used. Air is pumped into a doughnut-shaped fabric tube that extends into a round tunnel.

0 Designers: Lee Yong Ho, Lee Jee Won & Lee Juan

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Greetings everyone! Trust you had a great party these past two days. Team YD wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year. First off, thank you very much for embracing Ken’s last chit-chat with me as a special treat. You guys loved him as much as I do! So here is another session of getting Candid With Ken Koo where he and I discuss why is form and function important to design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

More Than a Board

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes more precision than you might expect. Thanks to its unique yet simple folding technique, product Tank’s Boardbowl makes it easy to be accurate while also saving you time and energy! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Product Tank