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Get curved toasts with this toaster…because it makes absolute sense!

A toaster is a staple in every household, and toast a part of almost everyone’s breakfast. We’re all used to the usual rectangular box-like form of toasters, however, Jexter Lim’s Arctoas is a breath of fresh air. Arctoas is said to serve toast with a whimsical smile. Intrigued? Me too! Unlike the shape and structure of conventional toasters, Arctoas has a curved circular form. To be honest, it almost looks like a small air purifier! Two cylindrical sheets of mica were combined, with a nichrom...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Appliances, Kitchen Gadgets, Product Design, Lim, Kitchen Appliances, Jexter Lim, Arctoas, Bread Toaster


Student-friendly furniture designs that make your room insta worthy!

When you’re living alone, you tend to choose home spaces that are compact and tiny, befitting the needs of one. Hence, it becomes extremely important to fill up your living space with space-saving and efficient designs that help you make the most of your living situation. Designers have been coming up with cool and innovative designs that not only meet all your solo household needs but also manage to look pretty aesthetic! Check out our collection of bachelor-friendly designs that will take you ...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Living, Furniture, Appliances, Product Design, Seating, Kai Takeshima, Dominic Wilcox, Elmer, Sou Fujimoto, STAK Ceramics, Michael Hilgers, Tiny Living Spaces, YD Design Storm


This maki roll-inspired chair is as fancy as the sushi you crave!

Nothing beats a plate of sushi, dipped in some soy with a pop of wasabi, according to me. It’s my all-time favorite food, and it’s quite exciting to see designers drawing inspiration from it! Jin Kuramoto’s modular chair Maki, has derived its name and inspiration from the Maki roll. I wonder what a furniture design inspired by Nigiri would look like!The Maki easy chair is a simple and minimal piece with a rather interesting curved backrest. Not to mention the backrest is hollow! Though the hollo...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Office, Furniture, Product Design, Seating, Maki, Jin Kuramoto, Kuramoto, Offecct, The Maki Chair


NASA plans to use mushrooms to build sustainable housing on Mars like this one!

Let’s accept it – climate change is the biggest design problem of our lifetime. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, every brand from fashion to mental health and even construction is incorporating sustainable solutions in their work. In fact, a recent exhibition in Somerset, London was dedicated entirely to “the remarkable mushroom” showcasing its versatility. I am curious how mushrooms are used for construction given that that particular industry contributes to 39% of the world’s carb...
Tags: Energy, Home, Design, Living, Nasa, Earth, Architecture, Biodegradable, Green Building, Packaging, Construction, Mars, Sustainable, Product Design, Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design


The doqo case turns your iPad Pro into a MacBook… with a trackpad and multiple ports!

One could argue that doqo’s case does something that even Apple couldn’t seem to do… it gives you a MacBook with a great keyboard.Designed to give iPad Pro users the laptop experience, doqo’s case design transforms your tablet into a full-fledged MacBook. Slip the iPad Pro into the doqo and there’s little difference between this setup and any of Apple’s laptops. The case comes with a gorgeous aluminum design, a full-sized keyboard, a functioning trackpad, and enough ports to make a MacBook Pro...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Ipad, Gadgets, Design, Usb, Case, Keyboard, Macbook, Laptops, Ipad Pro, Macbook Pro, Product Design, Brydge, Doqo, MacBook Slip


Ammar Kalo’s PVC Bench uses a composite material made from crushed, recycled drain-pipes

With an appearance that almost mimics the fragmented beauty of terrazzo, the PVC Bench by UAE-based designer Ammar Kalo relies on a new type of composite material developed by recycling old PVC drainpipes. Designed as a two-person bench, the seating design comes with Kalo’s signature organic aesthetic featuring legs and a base-support made from walnut wood, and its crown jewel, the seating platform, made from multiple PVC parts suspended in a tinted resin. The transparent resin reveals the multi...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Middle East, Uae, Product Design, Seating, Pvc, KALO, Material, Ammar Kalo, Bee'ah, Green/Sustainable, PVC Bench, Ammar Kalo Ibrahim Ibrahim


AusAir’s botanical face-masks help effectively filter smoke as well as trap viruses

Designed over the past 3 years in conjunction with the University of Sydney, brothers Isaac and Elias Honor teamed up with their friend Jack Graham to launch AusAir… a face-mask that’s preparing for a world where masks may become as ubiquitous as wearing sun-block every time you step out. What makes AusAir worth noticing is its nuanced approach to masks, considering a variety of external and user-based factors. As parts of the world struggle with declining air-quality, environmental hazards, a...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Medical, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Bush, University of Sydney, Isaac, Berkeley Earth, Jack Graham, AusAir, Elias Honor, Isaac Honor, Anti-pollution mask


Jaguar Land Rover’s Project Vector is a self-driving pod that focuses on zero emissions/accidents

Joining the ranks of companies like Toyota, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, and many more, Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its hitherto secret Project Vector, a self-driving pod that aims to usher the company into the future of mobility and achieve its goal of reaching Destination Zero. What is Destination Zero, you ask? “Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Automotive, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Coventry, Autonomous Car, Self Driving Car, Vector, Ralf Speth, Project Vector, Jaguar Land Rover 's Project Vector, Toyota Honda Volvo Volkswagen


Library Designs every book addict will add to their bucket list!

I’m a complete bibliophile! In fact, give me a good book and I can cuddle up with it, completely forgetting about the rest of the world. Hence, it’s no surprise that a library is one of my favorite places in the world, and I’m sure others share the same sentiment. Libraries are warm and comforting spaces with the promise of unlimited knowledge, and are the entryway to another world. So, we’ve curated a collection of exquisite and intriguing libraries that will awaken the bibliophile within each ...
Tags: Design, France, Germany, Architecture, Mexico City, Libraries, Harry Potter, Dublin, North America, Cornell University, Library Design, Gensler, Trinity College, Calgary Canada, Central Library, Snøhetta


Stationery addicts now have a ‘concrete’ reason to buy another pen!

Good stationery can really change my productivity quotient for the day and I am sure I am not alone. Writing with a new pen brings out the calligraphy artist inside me and looking at the concrete pen, I am so tempted to start journaling again! The studio that designed this beautiful pen, 22Studio, is proud of their contribution to keeping the tradition of writing on paper alive by sparking inspiration through their products.The stationery created by 22Studio is no less than art, these are made t...
Tags: Design


This packaging design knows the heart of every cheese (lover!)

Okay, I am going to cut straight to the chase…or shall I say let’s cut to the cheese? I apologize in advance for puns, I hope they stink less than blue cheese! This old Amsterdam cheese cover brie-longs with your cheese because it understands the matters of the heart. No, it literally does – this cover is built in a way that it showcases the heart of your cheese and also protects it. The conceptual cheese cover is appropriately named ‘El Corazon’ which translates into ‘the heart’.The center of t...
Tags: Dining, Kitchen, Lifestyle, Packaging, Product Design, 3D Printed, Cad, Cheese, Cheese Case, Cheese Container, Cheese Cover, Concept Design, Concept Product, Erik Veenstra, Mike Broekman, Old Amsterdam Cheese


Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two lo...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Office, Furniture, Desk, Product Design, Multifunctional, Elmer, Storage Cabinet, Bastien Chapelle, iRESISTUB, The Elmer Desk, Elmer Desk


The Ferrari GT Cross concept integrates the company’s racing DNA with SUV-design

The Ferrari GT Cross isn’t just a large, red SUV with the raging-horse logo on its front. It isn’t a Lamborghini Urus or Maserati Levante-styled SUV that dilutes their respective brands’ DNA to build something more conservative. It’s every bit a Ferrari. Styled as a raised coupe in the spirit of a classic GT Ferrari, the Ferrari GT Cross concept from Jean-Louis Bui (you may remember his Citroen SUV concept from a couple of years back) stays every bit true to the evergreen Ferrari racecar. The SU...
Tags: Transportation, Design, SUV, Automotive, Ferrari, Jean Louis Bui, Coupe, Maserati Levante, GT Cross, Ferrari GT Cross, Jean Louis BuiThis


This damage-proof hoodie is made with the same ceramic technology used on the space station

To put things in perspective… the only material tougher than the ceramic used in Vollebak’s latest jacket is literally diamond.Making the world’s most indestructible clothing does require constant reiteration, and Vollebak’s constantly believed in pushing the boundaries of material science. Having made hoodies out of everything from Kevlar to carbon nanotubes, Vollebak now returns with a material so resistant to wear and tear, it’s used on the international space station. The ceramic hoodie come...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Product Design, Vollebak, Ceramic Hoodie


Meet VOIXATCH, a smartwatch for an alternate world where watches and earphones are one product

It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Watch, Watches, Google Voice, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Voixatch


TCL is working on an expandable phone with a ‘scroll-style’ sliding display

These images that were leaked to CNET show that TCL could have possibly unveiled the most interesting phone of the year in a week. You’re looking at the world’s first phone with a sliding/scrolling flexible display courtesy TCL, which they would debut at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Sadly the trade show was canceled on account of concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in China, but that hasn’t stopped TCL from getting everyone’s eyes on this new breed of smartphone.Think of...
Tags: Design, China, Barcelona, Cellphones, Mobile World Congress, Cnet, Product Design, Tcl, Sliding Display, Sliding Phone


Vinyl turntables designed to turn you into a vinyl junkie!

Vinyl turntables never seem to go out of style! They are classic collectibles that have reached iconic status. Any vinyl record owner or audiophile loves to showcase their beloved turntable. After all, they seem to wash over everyone with a wave of nostalgia. One glance at a turntable, and you’re taken on a trip down memory lane, and a very retro one that is. Hence designers have been exploring when it comes to turntable designs, and we’ve curated a collection of exciting and innovative ones!Sat...
Tags: Design, Audio, Saturn, Turntable, Product Design, Dieter Rams, Edison, Enso, Barky, Vinyl Record Player, YD Design Storm, Kozmophone, Design Storm, Braun PC


A Japanese charm redesigned to keep you healthy by syncing with the earth!

Omamori (お守り) are traditional good luck charms in Japanese culture that protect the wearer of the charm. The Japanese word “mamori” (守り) means protection, while prefix “o” gives the word an external movent connotation, transforming it to “your protection” and there are Omamoris for every area of life: love, health, luck, trips, success, protection. The concept of Kenkō is a futuristic take on the traditional Omamori, it does not cure illnesses or ward off evil spirits but it helps you stay heal...
Tags: Wellness, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Medical, Lifestyle, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Everyday Carry, Japanese, Healthy, Concept Design, Japanese culture, Product Design, Minimal, Edc


Intern Alert! Named the most innovative in design, Ammunition Group is hiring an intern!

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, their real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create a new business territory and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, Ammunition’s approach is to create new, exciting experiences for their c...
Tags: Design, Technology, US, San Francisco, Cameras, Job Board, SolidWorks, Ammunition, YD Job Board, Polaroid Mint, Ammunition Group, San Francisco CA Click, Industrial Design Intern, Polaroid Mint Instant Camera Printer


Healthy living gets an upgrade with this classic-looking smartwatch that diagnoses your arrhythmia

Withings’ lastest ScanWatch is a health wearable in a league of its own. Surpassing its predecessors, the smartwatch has been equipped with a built-in ECG to help detect atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. The ScanWatch monitors the wearer’s heart rate and notifies them if an irregular heartbeat is detected. If an irregular heartbeat is indeed detected, you can take an ECG reading, via the three built-in electrodes placed on the watch’s bezel. The final results are available in the Health Mat...
Tags: Design, Technology, Wearable, Withings, Medical, Watches, Accessories & Fashion, Health Wearable, ScanWatch


The Polestar 1K is a self-driving robocar concept that really looks down upon human drivers!

Meet the Polestar 1K, a concept that went from design-challenge to fully-detailed concept prototype. The Polestar 1K’s journey started on Instagram as a part of the Polestar Inktober Challenge. Designer Fabian Breës took it upon himself to reinterpret the automobile company’s simple, almost architectural form language into something aggressively racy.The Polestar 1K is a racing car no doubt, but without a driver. Its Speed Racer-inspired aesthetic doesn’t include a cockpit, is developed entirely...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Instagram, Automotive, Polestar, 1K, Fabian Breës


This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li


Fujifilm’s ‘infinitely flexible’ projector lets you project literally anywhere!

I doubt there’s any surface the Fujifilm’s FP-Z5000 can’t project on. The projector comes with a two-axis, rotat­able lens design that allows users to position the lens to face practically anywhere. The projector works normally, projecting forwards onto a wall or screen, but can also project upwards onto the ceiling or even downwards on the floor. Its adjustable neck gives you the ability to independently rotate and move the lens in any direction, facing it anywhere, as well as in any orientat...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Awards, Fujifilm, Projector, Product Design, FP-Z5000, Kunihiko Tanaka


This retro-inspired camera records dreamy-looking GIFs that replicate vintage 8mm film!

Here’s a camera that arguably does for the social-media generation what the Polaroid did for the generations before us. Inspired by Super 8, the Fragment 8 is a handheld camera that lets you record almost as if you were using Instagram filters. The camera mimics recording using 8mm film, giving your videos a uniquely vintage touch, and features rotating, interchangeable lenses that add a variety of dreamy filters and bokeh to your videos. In a world that’s increasingly looking at new ways to c...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Instagram, Digital, Kodak, Camera, Cameras, Keystone, Shop, Polaroid, Product Design, Lens, Li, Fragment 8 Retro Camera, Martin Chan


Zero waste living is easy with these products designed for the conscious customers!

A zero-waste lifestyle is something we should all aspire towards. Whether it’s by trying our hand at composting, reusing products, or buying products that are recyclable and eco-friendly, we can all start by taking a few steps. Luckily designers have been coming up with designs that support a zero-waste lifestyle. So, here are a couple of designs that will help you kickstart your zero-waste journey!Ditching the notion that computer peripherals must always be made of plastic, the Ice Mouse is a n...
Tags: Design, London, Zero Waste, Product Design, Benjamin Hubert, KardeN, Abidur Chowdhury, Federal University of Minas Gerais, YD Design Storm, Alphapot, Tommy Cheong, Design Storm, Green/Sustainable, Coolpaste, Allan Gomes, Saksham Mahajan


This concrete bubble-filled greenhouse comes together like a puzzle!

Architect Gerardo Broissin designed an intriguing pavilion that sits on the lawn at the contemporary art museum Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. The structure looks like it’s right out of another dimension, but it functions as a greenhouse of sorts! The pavilion has been created using concrete panels that come together like a puzzle. Named Egaligilo or equalizer in English, the puzzle-inspired panels of the pavilion are spread out across a steel frame, with bubble-like circles protruding from them.D...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Architecture, Green/Sustainable, Museo Tamayo, Gerardo Broissin, Broissin, Egaligilo, Gerardo BroissinThe


This pill-shaped wardrobe comes with an mirror to give you instant escapism!

When you tell a child to draw a wardrobe, he will always make it in the shape of a rectangle. Even as an adult when I go out shopping for room furniture, I can say about 99% of the closets I see are rectangular. Orior made a simple switch to the shape and it’s got everyone thinking “Wow! I never imagined a pill-shaped wardrobe” which just goes to show how conditioned we are to live within the walls (or doors) or what we know. But Orior decided to shatter the notions of regular expectations by ad...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Vintage, Wardrobe, Product Design, Furniture Design, Closet, Furniture Style, Orior, Narnia Orior


This ecological public restroom is the future of public amenities!

Overlooking the River Miño and Deva in O Valińo, in Trado, Spain, is a unique structure or to be more specific, an ecological restroom. The location is a popular hiking route, which attracts a growing number of visitors, with a healthy population of local citizens residing there. In an attempt to meet their needs, MOL Arquitectura unveiled plans for these ecological restrooms. The aim was to create a space that complements the natural environment and merges seamlessly with it. A container create...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Mol, Deva, Green/Sustainable, Ecological Public Restroom, MOL Arquitectura, River Miño, Valińo, Trado Spain, Local FSC


Warm organic products for you and your pet to bond over!

Pets are an integral part of our lives, in fact, it’s safe to say that we share our lives, homes, and hearts with them. They’re always around us, while we sleep, eat, rest, watch TV, basically as we go about our daily lives. In an attempt to emphasize and encourage this connection between humans and their pets, designer Laia Fusté Cusó designed Cluc. Cluc is a collection of objects designed especially for cats, a series of products for them to play with and learn from. These products encourage i...
Tags: Design, Pets, Product Design, Pet Product, Cluc, Laia Fusté Cusó, Pet Furniture Collection, Cluc Cluc


This no-screws Dougong Table assembles like Lego and looks like art

Alright, who is ready for a table that looks like art and does not come with a frustrating IKEA assembly guide? Because Boston-based designer Mian Wei has created this beautiful piece of furniture that marries minimal aesthetic with cultural heritage. The Dougong blocks from ancient Chinese architecture play a central role in the build and concept of the grid table – think of it as an advanced Lego challenge! Mian Wei won the Silver A’Design Award for this grid table in the homeware and furnitur...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Boston, Lifestyle, Competitions, Lego, Furniture, Chinese, Ikea, Interiors, Table, Product Design, Homeware, Accent, Woodwork