Chic Sport Optics

Chic Sport Optics

When it comes to sport optics, the Leica brand of binoculars and telescopes is unmatched in high-tech functionality. It goes with the territory that each of their advanced designs has more switches, slots, knobs, buttons and functions than the average user knows what to do with. Until now. The H1 binoculars are a stripped-down, simpler version that retain the same ergonomic design, high-quality finish and rugged construction.

0 Designer: Sasoham Studio

The Buddha Chair

The Buddha Chair

There is a scientific reason why the great masters ask you to sit in the lotus posture for meditation. It’s easier to get to the Zen moment and it does wonders for your spine. The Meditation Seat Ware is a step in this direction. To keep it as organic and Buddha-like, the designers have used bamboo sheets to give the definitive design. Like it, hate…let me know.

0 Designer: NANOIN Design

The Clip Advantage

The Clip Advantage

Wi-Fi on the go is such a great idea and for those of us who are dependent on it for survival (read online geeks), it’s a matter of life and death! The CLIP 4G Portable Hotspot Device sounds like a dream. Available in 3G HSPA & 4G LTE network, the device can be connected via micro USB or Wi-Fi interface. The fact that it supports limitless data services is amazing grace!

0 Designer: Kihyun Jeong for LG Innotek

Bicycle Lights of the Near Future

Bicycle Lights of the Near Future

The Arc taillight makes ordinary strobing LEDs seem not only outdated but almost unsafe! This revolutionary design finally addresses the issues left/right signaling and even braking for added security on the road. For brake signaling, the system tracks wheel speed to alert other vehicles when slowing. As for turning, wireless activated handlebar signals indicate the intended direction with riders hands firmly in place. A must-have for day and nighttime riders alike!

0 Designer: Revolights

Life-Share in Real Time

Life-Share in Real Time

Introducing… Lightbox- the smallest, live-streaming, wearable camera… ever! Instead of manually taking photos with your phone or hand-held cam, Lightbox makes it possible to invite friends and family to experience life WITH you rather than AFTER it’s already happened. With its super-easy app, your smartphone becomes the viewfinder and lets you control everything from audio and video to social sharing. Watch the vid to see the endless possibilities —>

0 Designer: CA7CH Motion Inc.

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 1!

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 1!

Hey lucky readers. It’s been awhile since we did a proper giveaway so we’re going all out and giving one Boskke Cube Planter every day this week until Saturday! To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment with your three favorite YD concepts. I need links people. Open to all North Americans and Europeans. The Cube is brand new from our friends at Boskke. Hit the jump for more info!

0 Sponsor: Boskke, Winner: Lee Hyde!

Be a Supahero... Safely

Be a Supahero… Safely

“Sporty Supaheroe” is a stylish cycling jacket for the urban warrior! This new kind of digital apparel proves that safety gear doesn’t have to look lame. Using stretchable circuit board technology, it offers improved visibility and security in the dark with bright LEDs.

0 Designer: Utope

Calling Designers: 2014 Electrolux Design Lab Is Now Open

Calling Designers: 2014 Electrolux Design Lab Is Now Open

Simply put, by entering the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab Competition you can pocket some handsome booty, secure a paid internship for a year and learn a lot more than what traditional classrooms will teach you. In short, you will not only win € 5000 but also get a head start to life. YD has been media partners with the Design Lab for over three years now and each year we see a phenomenal growth the value that this design competition brings to young talents.

0 Submission Close: April 6, 2014

Sanitized and Charged!

Sanitized and Charged!

The UVC Dock is one of those crazy ideas that has it all. What I mean is that it’s a wireless Bluetooth enabled charging dock for mobile phones and other devices. It shows trivia like time, weather and calendar but more importantly the UV light within sanitizes your devices as they charge. Now here is something radically different and original that just being a storage or space-saving product. Good job!

0 Designer: Lin Shu Kai

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Before you discard your old cell phone, think of the possibility of it lighting up a child’s life. Allow me to explain, data suggests that millions of phones are discard globally but very few make it to the recycle bin. If we take a fraction of these discarded phones and convert them into a low-cost camera for the under-privileged, then we can encourage a new breed of trigger-happy kids.

0 Designed by Lee Jee won, Lee Yong ho, Lee Juan

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Coulda, Shoulda, WOOD-a!

Maple Set investigates an alternative emotional response to everyday kitchen knives! The project was undertaken as an exploration of unique materials and visual combinations of an industry stale with repetitive designs. No matter how you slice and dice it, this collection is one like no other!

0 Designer: The Federal

The Card Car

The Card Car

Biff Mobile started out as a simplistic wood toy car for children, but with a few modifications it’s become fun for all ages. Whether you’re a car buff or an avid toy collector, you’ll find that it’s a whimsical way to showcase your business cards or even hold your phone.

0 Designer: Fowler Custom Works

Medical Third Leg

Medical Third Leg

Sit & Stand is a hands-free walking assistance device for people with temporary foot, ankle or leg injuries. The design challenge was to create a crutch replacement that eliminates the limitations of traditional forearm and underarm crutches. Thanks to its adaptable form, users of any gender or size can enjoy simple daily activities like opening doors, using stairs, and carrying objects with ease and independence.

0 Designer: Behzad Rashidizadeh