Spinal Lamp

Spinal Lamp

The big brother of the original smaller version, the Hanko Large Suspension Light is composed of 80 individually cut plywood pieces held together by an acrylic frame and 3 steel cables. The vertebrae-like structure’s circular illumination is made possible with a flexible, silicon coated, white LED tube light. Mostly diffused by the plates, the light source is visible at different points depending on the user’s perspective.

0 Designer: Ian Cameron

Get To the Point

Get To the Point

Frederic Rätsch’s “mio.sidetable” stems from the designer’s belief that home furnishings can be reduced to the bare minimum without sacrificing personality that makes them not just an everyday household item, but a piece to be cherished for a lifetime. You’ll only find 3 legs on this minimal table, one of which has a curious red point that’s sure to spark your imagination!

0 Designer: Frederic Julian Rätsch

Cutting Edge Cutlery

Cutting Edge Cutlery

Named “Edge” for their single edge design, this cutlery set is produced with a hot stamp which makes it possible to remove the slice present in cold working. This cleaner shape further defines the archetypical silhouette of industrial flatware. As simple as it gets, they’re perfect for any dinner table, formal or casual. 

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Shhh, Dyson Airblades Get 50% Quieter

Shhh, Dyson Airblades Get 50% Quieter

Dyson engineers have been busy perfecting their Airblade technology by re-engineering the sound. Reducing air rush noise and whining motor tones, Dyson has developed the dB hand dryer- 50% quieter than the original Dyson Airblade. This is the next generation of Airblade technology launching this week.

0 Designer: Dyson

2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

On October 16th, 8 finalists out of more than 1700 submissions will go head to head, vying for the top spot in the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition. YD will be reporting live from the event in Stockholm, Sweden to give you instant access to all the drama, blood, sweat, tears, fist fights and hair pulling. Ok… so maybe no fist fights or hair pulling, but something’s bound to go down! Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter and YD. 

0 Finalist Live: 16th October on Facebook, Twitter & YD

Berlin's Water Enhanced Tempelhof

Berlin’s Water Enhanced Tempelhof

The W.E.T. system harnesses solar energy and H20 to enhance public spaces. As it rains, the design collects water used for cleaning & fire emergencies. Excess water is kept in an underground collection tank where it is then dispersed through misters to keep the public cool on hot days. On especially rainy days, extra water is used to supplement the surrounding irrigation. On top of the beacon, a solar panel collects the sun’s energy to power lighting at the foot & top of the system that keeps the area illuminated at night.

0 Designers: Various

Surf the Streets!

Surf the Streets!

DESKA Board’s CitySurf concept brings the thrill of extreme sports like snowboarding and surfing to the streets! It’s hard to compare to anything else because it’s seriously unique. On one hand, it rides like a skateboard with a similar stance and low clearance, but features a hand brake, 3 larger wheels, and a flexible belt on which the rider stands. On the other, it’s akin to a windsurf board with its sail used to propel it and control direction.

0 Designer: DESKA Board

Static Sparks

Static Sparks

Sparks is an ingenious modular lighting system that takes inspiration from a number of naturally occurring geometrical shapes and molecular structures. The resulting aesthetic lands somewhere between a DNA chain and a frozen spark of light! Every module in the system can be rotated 360°, making it easily adaptable to any architectural situation. Layout possibilities are almost endless, so each impression is completely different in its spatial context.

0 Designer: Daniel Becker

Instant Flame Extinguisher

Instant Flame Extinguisher

There is a good chance that when you really need it, the fire extinguisher that you bought eons ago will not work. This is mainly because of poor maintenance and the life span of the system. To counter this problem, we have here the Firearc, a fire extinguisher that uses a chemical reaction to activate. With a simple twisting action, the creation of an instant chemical reaction can activate the salts and help combat the flames.

0 Designer: Eason Chow Wai Tung

Deflecting Flash Floods

Deflecting Flash Floods

Flash floods are such a pain, especially to merchants and street vendors who stand to lose the most in this emergency situation. One of the more aesthetic preventive actions is the 360° Water Barrier. Essentially this is a road barrier that is seen dotting the city roads in the low-lying areas, and has expandable metal shutters that can be used to prevent or divert the flow of the water. With a couple more refinements, this could become a do-able concept. What do you think?

0 Designer: Nicholas Tay

Impossible Joint

Impossible Joint

At the intersection of traditional handicraft and modern design, the TER table and stool look to Japanese joinery to achieve aesthetically puzzling, minimal construction; all without the use of glue, nails, or screws. Each is composed of just nine pieces which are held together with the weight and pressure of the top plate. With the top in place, the design is sturdy and rigid. Remove it and the table and stool are flat pack ready!

0 Designer: Christian Ferrara

Total Babe of a Chair

Total Babe of a Chair

Born out of love for illusion, the Bodice Rocker’s sexy shape reminds us of a shapely bust or derrière. The sculptural seat also performs a unique trick! With the slightest touch, it gently rocks back and pauses mid-air… almost as if it’s weightless, defying the pull of gravity. In this position, its true function is revealed as a body-conforming chaise lounge clad in comfy padded leather.

0 Designer: SplinterWorks

Yube Modular Furniture

Yube Modular Furniture

I am going through the painful process of redecorating my home office. Caught on a tight budget, being picky on the design sensibilities and opting for some sense of eco-consciousness is not helping my case at all. Just when I was about to give up on finding any ‘fashion forward’ thinking styles for shelves, tables and cupboards, I stumbled upon the magic of Yube Modular Furniture. The focus being modularity, sustainability and customization, Yube is ideal for me and those who care about style and functionality.

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