Tourbillon Black Beauty

Tourbillon Black Beauty

Tourbillon is one of the most basic complications that you look for in a watch, the grounding factor and the most poetic one. It is essential in keeping the negative effects of gravity on the accuracy of time telling, away. What we have here is the Tourbillon Black Hole Concept Watch, which is inspired by our universe and especially by the black holes.

0 Designer: Thierry Fischer

Mind Your Step

Mind Your Step

LOOK OUT is a pavement brick concept where the sides of the brick are coated with a naturally illuminating material. The purpose behind this is to make a pedestrian aware of a loose brick and prevent a fall. It happens quite often that the pavement bricks become unleveled and jut out; a simple shiny coat of reflecting Phosphorescent paint is all that it takes to solve the problem.

0 Designers: Wei Cai, YI Fan Meng & Hao Fang Liang

Anthropomorphic Furniture

Anthropomorphic Furniture

From mustachioed wall clocks to hatted lamps and grinning nightstands, DAM & Friends’ collection of home furnishings includes pieces with personality each their own! Crafted using traditional Portuguese techniques, each playful piece has a story to tell about the culture. See the full collection and be one of the first to own one of these DAM products!

0 Designer: DAM & Friends

Beneath the Cambium Layer

Beneath the Cambium Layer

This expertly crafted collection of furnishings takes inspiration from the way in which trees grow, celebrating the tree as both a material and living organism. The ever changing seasonal growth patterns and unique knots change the structure of the wood in subtle ways- this is reflected in the nuance details of each unique piece. The use of a coopering technique can be seen throughout the body of work as a construction method that directly mimics natural growth. The result is an aesthetic of craftsmanship and Danish Modern design paired with raw, organic shapes and textures.

0 Designer: George Dubinsky of Edgewood Made

A Sub for the Masses

A Sub for the Masses

We’ve gone to the moon and even sent probes to Mars, but it’s mind boggling to think that we’ve only managed to explore 10% of our own vast oceans! This is in part because the deep sea has been limited to scientists and research groups. The Manatee submersible concept vehicle was designed to give the rest of us a chance to do a little exploring of our own. More about recreation than scientific discovery, the interior is roomy and comfortable for a relaxing experience. A simple user interface, joystick controls and touch screen controls ensure anyone can get the hang of it.

0 Designer: Eduardo Galvani

No strainer, no problem.

No strainer, no problem.

The OneBowl is a hybrid design that allows you to cook, strain, eat and store all in one bowl! Let’s say you’re cooking pasta- rather than transfer to a strainer from the pan, put it directly in the OneBowl, twist the handle and voila! The water is release through the bottom while keeping your hands out of harms way. Then just cover and store!

0 Designer: Justin Herd

Visible Crossing

Visible Crossing

The Smart Crosswalk is a great way to ensure minimum pedestrian accidents when they use the crosswalk. Basically the crosswalk changes to red as soon as someone sets foot on it. The crosswalk is laced with sensors and during poor visibility (or night), it bears a hint of white illumination, making it perfectly visible to both pedestrians and vehicle drivers.

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

The External Green House

The External Green House

The Garden Pod has one big thing working in its favor – it utilizes the external walls of a dwelling rather than clamoring for space indoors. This modular green house is designed so that it can be fitted onto exteriors of a building and can take advantage of the natural energy sources. A handy app allows you to control the setting of the pod and also relays essential information such as which vegetable is ripe enough and how much compost is available.

0 Designer: Ovidiu Subțire

Be Your Own Weather Station

Be Your Own Weather Station

Weather is a fickle thing, and resources for checking the weather are about as reliable. If you live in a coastal region, you know that conditions can change in the amount of time it takes to get to the beach. BloomSky is a unique crowdsourcing system that consists of a durable outdoor solar-powered camera with various climate sensors and a mobile app. Together they allow users to view live video and data of weather conditions wherever a stake is planted. Before heading out, check the pressure, UV, rain, temp, and humidity from anyone’s personal sensor, anywhere.

0 Designer: BloomSky

Mobile-free Mini Speaker

Mobile-free Mini Speaker

Bluetooth speakers are great n’ all but they’re still dependent on your mobile device in order to access your perfectly curated playlists. It not only drains your battery, but the music can be interrupted by calls and apps or even walking out of range. The Cloudlink speaker explores integrating an OS, wifi/wired connection, and easy touch display into one unit that can access your tunes from the cloud, a Pandora account or other apps. It not only frees up your phone but its slim profile makes it easy to move between your favorite rooms.

0 Designer: Jingwei Dang

YD gets naked with the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07

YD gets naked with the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07

Yamaha brought YD’s Troy Turner to Seattle to put the all new 2015 FZ-07 to the test in a mixed landscape of urban riding and wide-open back roads! Hit the jump to see it in action and find out why it’s the ultimate naked sports bike under $7k.

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 5 – GIVEAWAY For Discoverers

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 5 – GIVEAWAY For Discoverers

The flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love. It’s the perfect selection of what TouchOfModern curation means; unique, unusual, and on the cutting edge. Win ALL Five of them as a special YD Exclusive Bundle!

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Superhero-inspired Airship

Superhero-inspired Airship

The Sting R12 looks like something straight out of a sic-fi movie, and that’s because it was widely inspired by Marvel-Shield’s Quinjet aircraft. The vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft was designed for both military and civilian uses ranging from reconnaissance to short-range transit. At the heart of the design are horizontal stabilizers found on either side of the wings. These, in combination with static dual jet engines, make it highly maneuverable and able to go anywhere a chopper goes.

0 Designer: Ramees Muhammed