Kids need to get higher

Kids need to get higher

In the very profitable world of human adolescent development, most focus is put on more cerebral pursuits. Aside from braces or the occasional nose job, not much attention is given to their physical development (no Michael Jackson jokes please). The “Perch” desk and chair design came to be after the result of a two year research MA in Industrial Design with the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland by Simon Dennehy.

0 Designer: Simon Dennehy

Fastest Desktop Ever

Fastest Desktop Ever

Stand back everyone this desk is about to make the jump to light speed. Or so goes the intention of this angular desk design by KINZO :: ARCHITECTURE called “Kinzo Air”. Inspired by space shuttles, imperial cruisers, stealth fighters, right angles and pretty much any sharp edge. Sit back, put your feet up and pretend to destroy someone’s home planet…or really do it, I don’t care.

0 Architect: Kinzo

Design Digest Vol.15

Design Digest Vol.15

Well it is Thursday once again and you know what that means..? yeah, neither do I but here is this weeks installment of YD’s Design Digest; A compendium of easily digestible design delights from around the inter-webs. First up on the hit parade, Scott Amron brings us his “Clock”design… yup, it’s a clock with extra bits thrown in for poops and giggles.

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Listen up, today’s man carries way more stuff than his pockets can hold. You’ve got keys, money, identification, mobile phone, MP3 player, wireless headset, pen, maybe even a checkbook and portable gaming system to pass time. The Setgo line of urban accessories makes this man’s pockets lighter while keeping him at arm’s reach of everything he needs.

0 Designer: Nathan Leon

Another Way To Get Around

Another Way To Get Around

Nothing beats walking. You get fresh air, see the sights, and the much needed exercise you KNOW you’ve been procrastinating on. That’s why you need something like this unicycle transport by designer Regimantas Vegele. It works like an elliptical machine. You get on and pedal except it’s not stationary. Sure, little kids may point and giggle as you whiz by but who cares! You’re on the move, on the go, and doing it all while staying fit and healthy.

0 Designer: Regimantas Vegele

JAL goes LUX

JAL goes LUX

Necessity has always been the mother of invention. That is why limited space is something the Japanese have become experts in. So it is no wonder the fine flying experts at JAL (Japan Air Lines) have created along with James Park Associates’ the new “JAL Suite”. This first class seating will be available in their new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts.

0 Designer: JPA

Bobby Bouché - That's good H2O!

Bobby Bouché – “That’s good H2O!”

One of my biggest pet peeves is plastic water bottles. I can’t stand the water bottle culture that has been raging for years now. Everyone needing 24/7 “hydration” is just a bunch of pseudo-science hooey invented by water marketers. Sure water is essential for sustaining life, but do we really need to be spending so much money and landfill space on simple drinking water? RKS, designers of the MIMIQUE mobile phone concept have gotten together with KOR Water to address the issue of irresponsible water bottlers and consumers.

0 Designer: RKS Design

I HEART this DESIGN

I HEART this DESIGN

Here in the U.S. this week, one of our most respected political journalist and host of NBC’s “Meet The Press” died at the young age of 58 from sudden cardiac arrest. Bringing new attention to the global heart disease issue, his sudden death was not only a shock but could have been prevented if proper life saving techniques were performed. Proper application of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can increase the chances of a victim surviving by up to 50%. Designer Ryan Helps (yup, really his name) has addressed this issue with his “CPR-PAD” design.

The Doors Live!

The Doors Live!

Lately I have been loving everything Swedish. On the top of my personal music charts sits a very hip singer called Lykke Li, on my computer I have old episodes of The Muppet Show featuring The Swedish Chef and of course there is the mother of all pre-packaged instant Swedish culture IKEA. Up next from the land of Saab and fjords comes The Doors! No not those doors, these contemporary door designs by Snickarper, a door manufacturer in Sweden or a peanuty chocolate candy bar… both good. Enjoy.

Danish Do-It-Yourself

Danish Do-It-Yourself

For those of you not aware, kit cars are cars that you purchase and assemble yourself, and are usually based on discontinued cars of the past. Unlike the original cars they are inspired by, kit cars take the frame and mechanics from whatever current automobiles have close-enough specifications. So you may find a Ferrari kit car riding on Corvette frame and engine. Got it?

0 Designer: Jesper Hermann

Starck Reality Contrast

Starck Reality Contrast

Just a few months ago Philippe Starck was announcing the death of design. Never one to be taken too seriously, Philippe Starck is set to contradict himself once again and launch a new reality television show. Produced by the BBC and scheduled to air on BBC 2 next year, Philippe Starck’s “School of Design” will feature ten aspiring product designers that will be given the opportunity to work alongside Starck and his design team over a period of several months.

Make Sens Phone

Make Sens Phone

Seeing is not always believing as mobile phones go. It’s all about the screen and how much info can be managed through the screen. But for the blind or mostly blind of the world, little thought has gone into making a phone that helps them in their journey through life. The “Sens” phone by Takumi Yoshida is a great idea who’s time has come. For the nearly blind, this phone features lighted sides that help convey different alert messages.

0 Designer: Takumi Yoshida

Music a la mode...

Music a la mode…

Gadgets as fashion…don’t want it, don’t try it, can’t stand it… oh wait, unless of course it is done as well as this MP3 player just announced by INNO Design. It’s called the “INNO-B0″ in the Korean market, and takes the form of a pendant or button design. Emblazoned with the Taegeuk pattern, the INNO-B0 comes in fashion colors (ugh, did they really have to say that?) including hot pink, cacao black, white, orange and brown. My Shuffle just got a little passé.

0 Designer: INNO Design