Wearable Water Reminder

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and actually want to keep your resolution, this twist on the fitness band is exactly what you need! It’s called tH2O and it playfully reminds you to drink up the good stuff while also keeping track of your daily and weekly hydration. Genius!

0 Designer: Maeva Berthelot

Floating Spheres

Floating Spheres

The simplistic, spherical pendant is one of my favorite choices for lighting a room. so the more the merrier! The Multiball system is a cloud-like cluster of different size spheres that seem to float in mid air. Perfect for larger spaces, the light compositions (available in 5, 8, or 12 spheres) can be shaped and tailored to suit any interior area.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Takashi Yamada has been a jury member of the red dot award: design concept for the past two years. As a person who has seen the inside of how it all works, trust me this is one competition you do not want to miss. Name, fame, recognition and instant key to the doors of opportunities are some of the many perks. I love Tak’s interview that they captured, which can be seen after the jump; incase you are wondering, the backdrop is of the permanent Tupperware exhibition at the red dot museum in Singapore.

0 Early Bird Closes: 29 January 2014

This Sign Speaks

This Sign Speaks

Like the name suggests, the Smart Sign Language Interpreter is a convenient device that allows hearing-impaired people to communicate with those who are can hear, using sign language. Apparently, Sign Language is the first language learned by hearing-impaired people and as a wristband device it makes use of an EMG sensor, a gyro sensor, and a distance sensor to decode hand signs. How awesome!

0 Designers: Jeon Sung-Su, Ku Ja-Yun & Lee Seo-Young

Light in a Light

Light in a Light

The peculiar Lampslamp is a true oddity in the world of lighting. Not just because of its ultra-flexible, even wobbly shade, but because of what’s actually inside the shade… burned out bulbs. Yes! It’s like a pink jellyfish ate your old light bulbs and now they’re permanently suspended in its belly! Strange, but definitely a statement, nonetheless!

0 Designers: Various

Give Bodysurfing a Boost

Give Bodysurfing a Boost

There’s bodysurfing… and then there’s slyding. The G6’s sleek design gives hand-boarders the ultimate ride every water-sport enthusiast dreams about. The G6′s tight rails, deep concave and double swallow tail with wings allow for excellent grip and hydrodynamics. Carbon fiber’s high tensile strength to low weight ratio makes it the perfect material for the perfect slyde.

0 Designer: Slyde Handboards

Yanko Design Top 50 - Best of 2013

Yanko Design Top 50 – Best of 2013

If we reflect upon the trends predicted for 2013, then some of the prophecies have come true. For example, Contextual Design is no longer a buzzword and neither is it just restricted to user application. With research tools at their easy disposal, a consumer is no longer taken in by marketing ploys. Authenticity in the design, value, emotional context and above all simplicity; designs that reflect these core ethics have made their place in the free market.

0 Designers: Various

Best of Appliances in 2013

Best of Appliances in 2013

We love our coffee! Period. Of all the innovative cook-tops, washing machines and cleaners, the java maker has won the competition hands down. Three out of the ten most inventive appliance concepts from 2013 has something to do with coffee. Nothing like a steaming cuppa brew to get the day going! Here’s the recap for you to follow…

0 Designers: Various

Tablet Desk 2.0

Tablet Desk 2.0

Deceptively simple and highly adaptable, the Bee9 Tablet Desk 2.0 is designed to redefine not what a desk is, but where you can put it. Its simple yet effective tablet sliding system adapts to the user’s needs quickly and easily. The drop-leaf design’s material frugality and small footprint make optimum use of limited space, making it perfect for the apartment or small studio. Watch it in the making!

0 Designer: Bee9

Worry Free E-trike

Worry Free E-trike

The KAYLAD-e trike makes getting around the city a cinch! The electric pedal-assisted design focuses on safety and security to give the rider peace of mind both on and off the trike. Head, tail and direction LED lights give the rider visibility while integrated locks secure the bike and any cargo from theft. In the event that someone is able to make off with it, built-in GPS makes it possible to track down.

0 Designer: Dimitris Niavis

EV for Equality

EV for Equality

For years, cars have been retrofit with systems that allow disabled individuals to drive, but never before has an entire car been adapted from the ground up for those with mobile disabilities. The first of its kind, the EQUAL concept extends the compact car experience to disabled individuals in an easy-to-use, stylish vehicle that blurs the lines between what is and isn’t possible. Check out the inspirational video after the jump!

0 Designer: Absolute Design

Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

When you got you go…you got to go! But after you’re done and take stock of your environment, then it really sinks in, are you using a classy bathroom or is it just another crappy (pun intended) place to relive yourself? Truth is, we all love innovations in the bathroom space, be it a tushy-warming toilet seat or a high-tech bath. 2013 saw some radicle trends that addressed the space crunch by merging the living and bathing space, as well as elegance in designing techniques.

0 Designers: Various

Your Best Friend In the Morning

Your Best Friend In the Morning

VOX is a the ultimate addition to any bedroom that aims to maximize your sleep schedule! Ideal for couples, the system features directional lighting and speakers so individual users can enjoy their favorite TV show, read a book, or snooze the alarm without disturbing the other. Its “personal assistant” feature will also read your emails, tell you the traffic and weather, or keep you up to date on your social media while you get ready in the morning!

0 Designer: Fábio Martins