Double The Fun

Double The Fun

I always get bummed about trying to hook my USB stick the wrong way; such a simple thing and yet so frustrating! Amends are being made to the design as we speak, which is why the 2-TOP dual-sided USB flash drive makes perfect sense. It’s all about the user experience and convenience I tell ya!

0 Designers: Xing Xing Deng & Shurun Shen

Switch It Up

Switch It Up

Pump up the jam with the Switch Portable Bluetooth Speaker
and Professional Conference Call device. The goodies don’t end here; the thang is also a mobile phone charger! Moreover it is a 3-way speaker that easily pairs wirelessly to Bluetooth devices. Using a full-duplex microphone system, you get clarity of voice. Design-wise I just think it’s clever to shape it like a Lego brick!

0 Designer: Native Union

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

It’s that time of the year when we sit back, relax and reflect on the year gone by. 2014 is fast approaching and here is a quick recap of the Ten Most Amazing Designs in the field of Transportation. Interesting to note that cars didn’t quite make the cut, instead bikes, alternate modes and bicycles made a splash. Free market is such a fun space; you never know how people will react and what catches their fancy! Stay tuned for more creative insights tomorrow.

0 Designers: Various

The Air Walk

The Air Walk

Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used. Air is pumped into a doughnut-shaped fabric tube that extends into a round tunnel.

0 Designers: Lee Yong Ho, Lee Jee Won & Lee Juan

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Greetings everyone! Trust you had a great party these past two days. Team YD wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year. First off, thank you very much for embracing Ken’s last chit-chat with me as a special treat. You guys loved him as much as I do! So here is another session of getting Candid With Ken Koo where he and I discuss why is form and function important to design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

More Than a Board

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes more precision than you might expect. Thanks to its unique yet simple folding technique, product Tank’s Boardbowl makes it easy to be accurate while also saving you time and energy! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Product Tank

An Illusion of Time

An Illusion of Time

At first, the 3P clock might appear to be for your bedside table, but take a closer look and you’ll see something entirely different. It’s a clever twist on time-telling that will garner double-take after double-take! Hit the jump to spot the illusion…

0 Designer: Robocut Studio

We've Got Felt Fever

We’ve Got Felt Fever

The Ivetta chair goes to show that simplistic design doesn’t have to be cold and uninviting! Available in both legged and rocking versions, the frame is composed of solid beech wood with seat back and arms are wrapped in soft felt. Despite its elementary geometries, it’s as cozy as can be!

0 Designer: Giancarlo Cutello

The Coziest Mug Ever

The Coziest Mug Ever

The ToastyMUG is a design that makes you say DUH! The concept focuses on our natural tendency to hold our cold hands close to a coffee mug in order to warm them. The ergonomic, enveloping form of the handle keep the heat in so your both your drink and your hands are kept toasty. Now, tea, coffee and hot chocolate are all that more satisfying!

0 Designer: Sabrina Fossi Design

Rocket Science and Dash

Rocket Science and Dash

It is rocket science and it is earthshattering and YES it is innovative engineering. Ha! I have always wanted to say these lines to the skeptics out there who tend to crush form and function kinda ideas. For the Dash7 Pocket-sized Portable Wireless Soundbar by Soundmatters it took the creative genius of nuclear physics, astronomy, physical chemistry graduate and NASA Project Manager – Dr. Godehard Guenther! Bottomline: with the Dash7 Soundbar, you are assured superior sound quality teamed with Good Design.

0 Designer: Soundmatters [ Buy it here ]

A Scorpion Without the Sting

A Scorpion Without the Sting

The Scorpion chair earns its title from its shape which subtly mimics the form of the creepy crawly creature by the same name… only with 3 legs instead of 8! Formed using a traditional Chinese mortise and tenon joint structure, the nail-less design falls somewhere between a chair and stool with its single extended leg that serves as a small back. Don’t be deceived by the name… it’s friendlier looking than you might think!

0 Designer: Sunnmoo Pan

Locally Sourced Lighting

Locally Sourced Lighting

The Ninebyfour lamp is a combination of neglected local natural resources and the advantageous LED tube light! The minimalistic design is crafted from local Amsterdam elm trees that are cut down due to illness and would otherwise be used as firewood. Using trees that passersby might have enjoyed at one time forms a deeper connection and ensures that no two fixtures are alike despite their archetypical form.

0 Designer: Waarmakers

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

If you are looking at ignoring Steve Job’s recommendation of a completely naked iPhone (iPhone5 / 5S or Samsung Galaxy S4), then we can help you out! Santa’s giving away 15 Autograph Leather Skins that have been lovingly crafted by Truffol. Just let him know which other smartphone make/model you would like Truffol to dress up and in what color.

0 Contest Closes: 22nd Dec Midnight PST