Carga Bags Review

Carga Bags Review

One of the most commonly asked questions I get are, “what’s a good bag?” That’s a loaded question. I answer, “it depends what you need it for.” As for me, I was on a quest to find a bag that was both stylish and functional. Carga Bags here I come.

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Light My Fire

Light My Fire

Two persistent devices in an emergency system are lights and water, but why do they have to be separate components? Duck Image Studio went about to create a unified ceiling sprinkler system incorporating a bright LED light. The light beam, which also comes from the nozzles, illuminates the scene making work easier for rescuers.

0 Designer: Duck Image Studio

What Time Is It Really?

What Time Is It Really?

Time actually moves on a scale millions of time smaller than most of us perceive. At the atomic level, time changes so rapidly we wouldn’t even notice it if it punched us in the face. The Digital Time concept by Freddie Yauner displays time right down to a millionth of a second. So if you’re the obsession compulsive type who needs to know the exact time – now you’ve got it.

0 Designer: Freddie Yauner

Where's The Hole?

Where’s The Hole?

Do sinks really need a paradigm shift in design? Designer Maja Ganszyniec seems to think so. Check out this Plugless Sink. From the name you should be able to figure out what’s different about it. There’s a reason behind this altruistic design though. Since you have to manually pour the water out into a spillway, you’re consciously aware of how much water you’re using. Great, I’m a total water hog so this sink would definitely make me think twice about leaving the faucet running.

0 Designer: Maja Ganszyniec

The Empire Strikes a Chord

The Empire Strikes a Chord

Let’s face it, taking over the universe or shooting womp rats in your T-16 back home should be as easy as making music with this Chewbacca, Darth Vader and the Death Star bluetooth musical instrument/midi controller collection. Actually these designs by Benjamin Males are called “The Singer, The Drummer and The Dreamer” but which is which? I like my Star Wars naming system better.

0 Designer: Benjamin Males

Viral Jewelry

Viral Jewelry

Well it has been nearly 17 years since AIDS was first recognized as a problem in the world. Since then, AIDS has taken more than 25 million lives. Designer Andriy Kurovets believes it is time to bring new attention to a virus that has brought so much misery around the world. This jeweled cross sectioned accessory is modeled in detail after the virus that causes AIDS.

0 Designer: Andriy Kurovets

Design Digest Vol.16

Design Digest Vol.16

Tuesdays, the most boring day of the week. I mean, whatever happens on a Tuesday anyway? Sure, they release new music and movies on DVD but thats pretty much it. Except today is also the day for the all important, randomly placed weekly installment of YD’s Design Digest; A compendium of easily digestible design delights from around the inter-webs.

Dream Machine by Microsoft?

Dream Machine by Microsoft?

What is the best way to fix the ill fated Zune “iPod killer”? Let’s start with cramming a mobile phone in it, then while you are stuffing it full of dreams, wishes and pixie dust, let’s shove in a mini-XBOX. Now we can take all three of those features, wave a magic wand, say “gibbidy gobbidy goop” and click our heels three times and we get nothing at all like this most excellent render from the fine folks at T3 magazine. One can only dream someone in Redmond reads T3…or at least Yanko Design.

Squeeze Me and Beat Me

Squeeze Me and Beat Me

We all have pressure sometimes since we have to face different kinds of challenges and obstacles every day. When the pressure is too much, we experience stress. Sweety is a virtual character who helps people understand where their stress is coming from and what they can do to conquer it in a friendly and cuddly way.

0 Designer: Haishu Zhang

This design is sooo money

This design is sooo money

Scott Amron is one of those designers that I can’t tell if he is poking fun at the design industry or more an idiot savant that designs some of the most simplistic ideas that actually make sense on a very rudimentary level. Case in point, this latest idea called “Cash Money Clip”. It’s a money clip made from a couple of magnets and a bill of currency.

0 Designer: Scott Amron

Heat Pressed Bags, Fun Accident

Heat Pressed Bags, Fun Accident

Check out this very cool bag. The structure, form, and seal are all created using heat presses. It’s a single inexpensive process that yields some pretty good results. Reminds me of old school lunch bags my mom used to pack for me. They kept my hot foods hot and cold drinks cold. I’d love to see that come back. I can image guest artists design and screenprint limited edition runs. Any takers?

0 Designer: Gregor Timlin

Stealth Satellite Dish

Stealth Satellite Dish

Stealth satellite technology is usually very expensive and only available to a handful of powerful countries…until today. Introducing the most sophisticated stealth satellite technology I have ever seen NOT seen. Just when we thought we had seen the end of ugly rooftop arial tv antennas dating back to the time of Charlemagne, satellite dishes began to sprout up and be an even worse eye sore to urban and sub-urban landscapes the world over.

Nintendo Wii 2010 Style

Nintendo Wii 2010 Style

When it comes to the future of gaming, opposable thumbs are so passé. At least that is what the dreamers at T3 Magazine think when they started to commission future designs for their “future tech” feature. They are showcasing a Wii headset accessory that uses brainwaves to control characters and also features immersive in-ear headphones. They envision a streamlined Wii Remote with just the one button. Just point and press, and let your frontal lobes do the rest.