This Party Is Headed Outdoors

This Party Is Headed Outdoors

I’m done with the Tupperware era where every party and host-gift excited me no end. I’ve come to the point where I think I own almost everything in the catalog. The only way I think the company can infuse a breath of fresh air (pun totally intended!) into their lineup is, if they consider this Compost Concept. Quite contrary to the food-storage options that company is so famous for, the collection pail and outdoor compost bin offers an easy option for those who believe in recycling garbage.

0 Designer: Ken Jasinski

You Been Dunkin' Long? Nice Cap.

You Been Dunkin’ Long? Nice Cap.

So you’ve got a mess of a tray there, coffee commuter. You look like you’re in the mood for a better top. Small innovations for a gigantic industry. Hot coffee’s new top is the “Coffee Top Caddie;” what basically amounts to a new mold for the plastic top that fits on top of your coffee cup. With this innovation, you can fit everything you need for that trip from the counter to your table or the order window to your car.

0 Designer: Joshua Harris

The View from Book Hill

The View from Book Hill

Welcome to a proposed extension of the Stockholm Public Library. This project, called “The Book Hill” is one that makes use of what were thought to be limitations in the landscape to create a building that not only holds books, but acts as a landmark for the city. These limits include the Observatory Hill that sits next to the site; giant, beautiful, too steep to be useful, and the library in place; the Asplund library, with its three detached annexes that separate the library into four.

0 Designer: JAJA Architects

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

Hello Extreme Sportsmen-and-women. You know as well as I do that the way to go pro, the way to keep your brain on the slopes, the coping, and the air, is to get sponsored be an awesome label that will pay your way. To get seen by these labels, one of the ways to get seen, that is, is to film and/or photograph yourself being extreme. How to do this? Get the “4P.” It has 2 pieces: the camera and the strap-on band. They work in concert using fast GPS to find and film you in major action.

0 Designer: Patrick Nally

Crumpled Rumpled Paper Sofa!

Crumpled Rumpled Paper Sofa!

Ok folks are you ready for some DIY class? Today I’m gonna teach you how to upholster a sofa. Oi, Chris Burns keep that darn thread away, and LT you don’t need your sewing machine for this. Takashi, you’ll do fine trust me on this one; just follow my instructions! Ready? Take some paper, crumple it a lot, now take your sticky glue and apply it to the back of the paper. CB…DON’T STICK THE PAPER TO YOUR COMP! Do it like how my star student Tokujin Yoshioka has done, stick the paper one by one on the sofa! Simple!

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso

Medical Nanny

Medical Nanny

I find it really funny that the guy who gave us the awesome Lounge Bar has devised a medication manager. It’s like first tempting you to drink and then telling you- no worries, tank up, I’ve got the hangover pills ready for you to pop! The Braun Clever Care Medical Coach not only stores all you medicines, but also syncs in your medical records and prescriptions straight from the doc’s office via GSM or Internet. It also provides a database to hold all medical records for the entire family.

0 Designers: Marc Salagnac, Ludovic Diallo and Cédric Dervillier

The Key To My Memory

The Key To My Memory

Let’s rewind a bit here and see what I found on the YD pages with regards to USB Stick designs. Some rectangular blobs with no aesthetic appeal whatsoever! Sheesh! A far cry from the sorry Humping Dog or Star Wars Mimobots, the radical USB’s featured on YD should include elegant alternatives like the Clé. Crafted to look like a Victorian era key, the ceramic bodied stick holds either 2GB or 4GB and would look pretty fashionable with your comp.

0 Designer: Alissia Melka-Teichroew for byAMT Studio

Camping Trip Also Means Cooking

Camping Trip Also Means Cooking

There is no stopping the imagination of a designer, sometimes they come up with fictitious tech-specs and at other times they open up an imaginary company to promote their designs. Our friend Rob here has taken the support of a fictional company called Camplite to tout his Aduro camp stove as a camping essential; I think that’s really sweet! He’s sitting on the fence regarding the kind of fuel that Aduro will use, however he’s very sure about his design.

0 Designer: Rob Prickett & Matt Lundy

Never Stop Folding Bikes Smaller

Never Stop Folding Bikes Smaller

Perhaps you are a bike folding aficionado and/or industrial designer of bikes. Perhaps you’re familiar with the recent Yanko bike folding feature. (It’s still in the top 10 posts for the week!) Perhaps you wanted more? Here you go. It’s called the “IziBi” bicycle; it folds so much, so very much you wouldn’t believe it.

0 Designer: Renato Gschwend

This Ornate Scroll Is A Gadget

This Ornate Scroll Is A Gadget

It’s inlayed with some mother-of-pearl work and looks like the Korean ‘Najawnchilgi’ lacquer ware craft, but Gyo-Ji is actually a translation device. Compared to the ViewTrans that we saw recently, this scroll features a rolled-up screen and allows you to write the foreign script directly onto it for translation. Another way of getting the job done is to place the screen on the foreign script and then hit the translation button. At this rate I think translation dictionaries and handbooks will soon be redundant.

0 Designers: Soonkyu Jang, Taehee Woo, Yonghuk Yim & Chung Lee

3D TV Glasses, Geek is Chic

3D TV Glasses, Geek is Chic

3D TV glasses make the movie or television show you’re watching look exponentially more real – with objects flying off the screen and careening in your direction, and creepy characters reaching out to grab you. Wearing 3-D glasses makes you feel like you’re a part of the action – Good times

0 Designer: HJC Design

Pyromaniacs Hide

Pyromaniacs Hide

For first responders, the performance of their equipment directly impacts their ability to execute their tasks. A fireman’s back-mounted pack exemplifies this need for optimal design. The demands are extreme – the heavy pack must fit the body perfectly and distribute the weight evenly in order to minimize the feeling of bulk and mass. The current backpacks firefighters carry typify the “one size fits all” mentality. Evolving this to the next step requires a fundamentally new approach to the design process.

0 Designer: Scott Summit

Different Faces

Different Faces

The UNI watch has a customizable digital face. You can choose fonts, colors, backgrounds and hand designs with just a few clicks in the included software. It’s made of that weird soft touch plastic. Something about that texture keeps me petting it over and over. Even tho the pictures don’t show it very well, the display is a full color OLED. A built-in accelerometer turns the display on only when your wrist turns and the mini-USB port makes it easy to connect to your computer.

0 Designer: Takemura Ori