Amuen Encourages Our Ilk To Inspire And Be Inspired!

Amuen Encourages Our Ilk To Inspire And Be Inspired!

Fellow YDers, if you are looking for a new place to hang out on the net then I must recommend the swanky Amuen site. Designed by our friends at RKS Design, this is the spot to hobnob with fellow “creative souls – painters, musicians, sculptors, photographers, writers, enthusiasts, and everyone in between.” The social site is even running an intro contest where you can snap up a Mac Book with a custom skin designed by Carson Hill or a 16GB iPod Touch.

0 Designer: RKS Design

Dirty Kitchen Towels Make Me Sad

Dirty Kitchen Towels Make Me Sad

Kitchen dish towels are basically vacation spots for the propagation of bacteria. Put it under a microscope and I’m sure you’d see a whole Club Med resort. Gross! We don’t wash our kitchen towels nearly as often as we should. WIPE-C DISHCLOZ is a mini washer designed just for kitchen towels. Drop it in the very cool iris opening top and voila! Clean kitchen towels. Not sure if it uses water and detergent but I’m already sold on the idea.

0 Designer: Hye-Jin Jang

Zip Up Tangles

Zip Up Tangles

Your trouser fly just influenced my friend Ji. Quit smirking, coz his YI earphones concept will take care of a lot of wire-tangle-hassles in the future, if it ever gets to production. Simple thought process and application! If pants can have a zipper to hold in the essentials then why the idea can’t be used on earphones to manage them when not in use! Zip then open when you want to use them; zip them shut when you want to store them.

0 Designer: Ji Woong

Some Space For Tweety

Some Space For Tweety

I really don’t like the idea of keeping birds for pets as I feel it curbs their freedom to soar the skies. What I do like is the idea of installing birdfeeders instead, this way you can enjoy the scene from afar when an unassuming robin partakes the grains you have left for it. OKKO is as versatile as a birdfeeder can get coz it can either be hung from the ceiling in a balcony (if you have such luxury) or be placed on a post in the garden.

0 Designer: Emir Rifat Isik

Mega Block Motorcyclin' on Down the Line

Mega Block Motorcyclin’ on Down the Line

Lines. Lines and Lines and lines. With the front face looking like a Lego, or a mega-blok. It’s the “2015 Honda CB 750″ by Igor Chak. The engine is powered by a four-cylinder liquid hydrogen engine. POW! A six-speed dual-clutch transmission with electronic lurch and traction control. Electronic tuning by the onboard computer. I’ve decided to call it “Frank”. Hello David, Frank, aka CB750, is here to take you over the canyon top.

0 Designer: Igor Chak

Get Touchy Feely With Time

Get Touchy Feely With Time

Although the blind will not be able to appreciate the simplistic style of Feel the Time, the practical approach of the design will be well received. The watch face features rotating discs with a tangible nub on each. Feeling the nub helps the blind read the time. Three−dimensional rings distinguish the discs from each other and a flexible membrane protects the face of the watch. A break at the 12’O Clock position acts as the guide for feeling the time accurately. Sight or no sight, the watch will look neat on any wrist.

0 Designer: Anna Bieniek

Hot Baby Bottle!

Hot Baby Bottle!

My recent 32-hour train journey across the length of India brought back memories of the times when I last traveled with my son on such a long journey. He was just six months old then and I remember having to sweet talk the Pantry Attendant to keeping the milk bottle in the fridge and later re-heating it on the stove for me. Times have changed and we no longer need to rely on such small mercies. Take this Baby Bottle Thermos for example; it’s the apt design for a mother who is traveling with a baby.

0 Designer: Christopher Lavelanet

Visualizing the Peanut Gallery

Visualizing the Peanut Gallery

Whom amongst you partakes in the art of search engine optimization and general internets traffic-directing? How’s your web-page doing? I’m sure a lot of you use such as Google Analytics or whatnot. But what if you want a giant bowl-clock with pretty amazing lights that help you visualize your traffic fate? It’s big and crazy and good.

0 Designer: Frederik Podzuweit

Enlightened Paper Mache

Enlightened Paper Mache

Given a chance, many of us would like to glam up our décor with some prêt interior lighting and classy furniture. However the likes of Dana Otto prefer to opt for subtlety and the de-glam route by fashioning a lineup of lamps out of recycled paper and wires. Needless to say the outcome is impressive as you can see with this Growth Series. The unpretentious trio can be placed whichever ways you like to project light on walls, ceilings or even the table. Custom Lighting at its best!

0 Designer: Dana Otto

Ode to Das Wine Boot

Ode to Das Wine Boot

Oh, Das Wine Boot, how I wish theoretical science did work perfectly in sync with real-world physics. The three minds at Kyouei Design contain at the very least thrice the creativity that my fake-German brain does – evident here in the wine-holding “Glass Tank.” Get the wine in that bubble and you’ll be booting your way to strange wineglass supremacy. An eye opener, to be sure… or maybe an eye closer? How much you drinking?

0 Designer: Kyouei Design

What a Sense of Direction! Orbita Mouse Review

What a Sense of Direction! Orbita Mouse Review

We don’t often review mice here on YD unless it’s something really unique and or special. When Cyber Sport approached us about reviewing the Orbita, a hockey puck shaped mouse, we thought “hey why not!” My last experience with a puck mouse left a bad taste in my mouth (ahem: iMac) so I was prepared to be let down, or was I? Hit the jump!

0 Company: Cyber Sport [ Buy it Here ]

The Case of the Disappearing Home Interior

The Case of the Disappearing Home Interior

Whoa. Where’d it go? Oh shizzle it’s future day! This particular project is projected for 20 years from now. It’s meant to take full responsibility of the technologies that will be available in 2029. So it uses… buttons? Oh wait. It’s also made to retain the humanity of it’s users: humans. That’s why the furniture and whatnot is made of nice wood, steel, and glass. The entire system of this kitchen is contained under and above it, entirely concealed when not in use.

0 Designers: Magda Masalska & Marta Pala

Eggy-Blob for Television President

Eggy-Blob for Television President

What in the heck is this thing? Is it an egg? Is it a blob? Nay! It’s eggyblob -I mean, actually, the “Infinity Remote Control.” Designed by Damien Crossan, this remote was designed to fit a model of a possible remote 7 to 10 years from now. This remote utilized “4G” technology, lithium polymer batteries, and flexible touchscreens. And for its next trick, separation anxiety!

0 Designer: Damien Crossan