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The Corky gives bicyclers an instant flip-out rear-view-mirror

When it comes to riding a bicycle, it’s important to be aware of ALL your surroundings… even things that aren’t in your peripheral vision. With some countries not having dedicated bike lanes, it makes absolute sense to keep an eye on the road and the obstacles ahead of you, but also on vehicles that are approaching you.The Corky by THE BEAM gives you the literal power of hindsight. Designed to snugly dock right into your bike’s drop bars, Corky’s universal design retrofits into any bike’s hand...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, Corky, Min Hyeon Seong, THE BEAM, Hyeon Seong, Corky M


YD Talks: With ‘Sam Does Design’ about designing The Weight lamp for Gantri

Sam Gwilt started his fledgling YouTube channel to capture his journey as a designer. Over time, that YouTube channel helped build a community that, along with Sam, ‘does design’. Sam’s channel ‘Sam Does Design’ hosts a variety of videos, from sketching and rendering tutorials, to Q&A’s to even portfolio reviews, and has helped Sam build a strong audience/community of designers and design students. Sam recently designed a lamp, titled The Weight, for Gantri, an online studio that partners with d...
Tags: Design, London, Instagram, Interview, Youtube, Sam, Popular, Lighting, Editorial, Product Design, Random, PAUL, Brunel University, Yanko Design, Brunel, San Pellegrino


The Hashy bottle deserves to be in a contemporary art museum

If I asked you to imagine a water bottle, you’d probably think of a flimsy, disposable plastic PET bottle with a branding-label around its waist. Even if you go a step further to look at reusable plastic bottles or even metal thermoses, there’s an underlying design that unites all of them into an invisible category. This invisible category (which helps you differentiate between the bottle designs for water, or beer, or ketchup) is a nice guideline to follow, but more often than not, it results...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Water Bottle, Product Design, Random, Perrier, Daniel Joo, Hashy, Daniel JooClick, Reusable Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle


Imagine if you just needed one bag all your life… the Onli Pack was designed to be it

You probably have a laptop bag, a travel bag, a sports duffle, probably a camera bag too, a check-in suitcase for flights, and a handy carry-on case. Designer David Logan was audacious enough to ask the question, what if you didn’t need that many bags? Quite aptly titled Onli, Logan’s bag design aims at being the only bag you need to own. Whether it’s to carry a laptop strapped to your back, or to carry your luggage on a plane, the Onli Travel Venture Pack shapeshifts between a conventional ba...
Tags: Deals, Design, Backpack, Nepal, Bags, Tsa, Popular, Product Design, Random, YKK, David Logan, Onli Venture Pack, Onli Logan, Onli, David LoganClick, Onli Venture Rolling Pack


The TIMIO is a child-friendly tech-toy that introduces learning without the tech addiction

I heard something extremely interesting the other day. Children in homes with smart speakers had gotten so used to talking to the AI that they would often begin projecting human-like behavior on these voice assistants. Saying please, saying thank you, etc. While at first, I thought about how lovely that sounded, my second reaction was quite the opposite. These are artificial lines of code! They aren’t humans! They shouldn’t be humanized, and more so, children shouldn’t have to live in a world ...
Tags: Deals, Toys, Design, Children, Popular, Product Design, Random, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Peter Gal, Basile Fattal, TIMIO, Peter GalClick


The Twist Pen is all about creating an unforgettably satisfying user-experience

“What we experience, and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things.” – Jeremy Finch.That’s what the Twist Pen is all about. Creating a UX that’s so good it instantly gets etched in one’s memory. Whether it’s the pen’s satisfying twist-and-click actuation, or the textures around the grip and the twisting knobs, or even the pen’s weighted, cool metallic feel. The Twist is a modern classic. It isn’t edgy, it doesn’t over-innovate, and it isn’t disposable. It’s...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, US, Popular, Pen, New England, Dlc, Product Design, Random, Edc, Parker, Jeremy Finch, Adam Ryan, Machine Era, Twist Pen


MUJI X Sensible 4’s Self-Driving Bus premiered in Finland. We got a chance to sit in it!

It’s only natural that the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving bus would come out of Finland. Finland, believe it or not, is often considered to be the ‘Silicon Country’ that gave the world Nokia and pretty much set the very blueprint for mobile communications. Nokia was founded in Finland, and for over two grand decades before Apple launched the iPhone, Nokia was the standard to beat. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that your first phone was a Nokia (I know mine was). Post-2010 whe...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Japan, Design, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nokia, Automotive, Finland, Popular, Editorial, Helsinki, Product Design, Muji


This gardening system can grow up to 90 fruits and veggies at once

Growing fresh produce at home brings an array of benefits, from the assurance that they haven’t come into contact with any pesticides, through to the satisfaction of successfully harvesting your own food… and with OGarden, this process just got a whole lot simpler!OGarden is the indoor gardening system that makes growing fruit and veg a breeze! By bringing the produce into the home, you are no longer reliant on the weather, therefore having greater control of the entire process. An incredible ...
Tags: Deals, Gardening, Design, Popular, Product Design, U S Department of Agriculture, Ogarden, Pierre NibartClick, OGarden Smart, Bag of Virgin Earth, Automatic Watering OGarden Smart


A Sports Duffle that also doubles up as your gym locker

The Tribal sports bag is an aggregation of a number of good ideas, tied up well into a sports bag that’s a pleasure to own, use, and occasionally flaunt. Touted as the world’s first anti-theft sports bag, the Tribal comes with three security measures. A 3-digit combination lock sits on the front, protecting your sports gear and your belongings stashed in the main compartment. The Tribal even packs a YKK 8RCW double layer, anti-puncture zipper that can’t be pried or broken apart to access your ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Bags, Popular, Tribal, Product Design, Random, Anti-theft, Stealth Black, Activcargo Design, Sports Bag, Igor AndradesClick, Navy Teal Chrome Pink, Grey Volt


Inspirational toys, made from inventive materials

You could give a child an iPad. It would hopelessly addict them to screens, and have them consuming digital content for hours, attached to the array of pixels you call an ‘educational app’. You could give them an action figure that would spark their fantasy, surely, but wouldn’t encourage creativity the way a build-it-yourself toy would. Toys that require interaction and imagination in larger quantities help a child question certain realities, and imagine newer possibilities. Lego, Meccano, or...
Tags: Deals, Toys, Design, Popular, Product Design, Random, Beechwood, Babies/Childcare/Toys, SWOODZ, VITO Design, Lego Meccano, VITO DesignClick


The OBSBOT camera is so advanced it doesn’t even need a cameraman…

A camera is only as good as the human wielding it. A professional with an iPhone can shoot better images than an amateur with a DSLR. The OBSBOT Tail doesn’t want to empower the person wielding the camera. It wants to remove them.You wouldn’t think AI would so quickly replace someone as critical as a cameraman or a director, but OBSBOT has started that process. The OBSBOT Tail is a fully maneuverable camera capable of capturing photos and videos by using a 3-axis gimbal to track objects and su...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Camera, Ai, Popular, Product Design, Random, Lu, HOYA, Shar, Sony CMOS, Obsbot, Obsbot Tail, Lu Gan, Rapid Mode and Group Mode Based


Your laptop’s very own utility belt!

Pardon the comparison, but Batman wouldn’t be half as effective if he carried all his equipment in a backpack, constantly opening it every time he needed a Batarang or that explosive gel/goo he so famously uses. It’s called a utility belt for the exact reason that it’s a belt that’s got an impressive feature list aside from just holding your pants up.Although laptops don’t have any pants, this scenario should feel extremely familiar. You’ve set your workspace up and begun work on your laptop, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Batman, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Random, Blau, Drop-innovation


The WESN Allman is a purebred modern classic

The WESN Allman takes on a pretty bold task of perfecting one of the most already-beloved quintessential knife designs. The classic drop-point flipper. One of the most popular knife styles in the world, the drop-point is called so because the spine of the blade (above the edge) drops downward, giving it a more pronounced tip. The edge of the blade travels upwards to meet the gently dropping spine at this somewhat centrally located tip, making it a knife that’s almost as functional as a spear, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Knife, Popular, G10, Product Design, Random, Edc, Allman, WESN, Billy Chester, WESN Allman


The WESN Allman knife is a purebred modern classic

The WESN Allman takes on a pretty bold task of perfecting one of the most already-beloved quintessential knife designs. The classic drop-point flipper. One of the most popular knife styles in the world, the drop-point is called so because the spine of the blade (above the edge) drops downward, giving it a more pronounced tip. The edge of the blade travels upwards to meet the gently dropping spine at this somewhat centrally located tip, making it a knife that’s almost as functional as a spear, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Knife, Popular, G10, Product Design, Random, Edc, Allman, WESN, Billy Chester, WESN Allman


The WESN Allman EDC knife is a purebred modern classic

The WESN Allman takes on a pretty bold task of perfecting one of the most already-beloved quintessential knife designs. The classic drop-point flipper. One of the most popular knife styles in the world, the drop-point is called so because the spine of the blade (above the edge) drops downward, giving it a more pronounced tip. The edge of the blade travels upwards to meet the gently dropping spine at this somewhat centrally located tip, making it a knife that’s almost as functional as a spear, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Knife, Popular, G10, Product Design, Random, Edc, Allman, WESN, Billy Chester, WESN Allman, WESN Allman EDC


The world’s strongest umbrella uses an automotive-inspired rib suspension system

Umbrellas… Easy to lose, easy to break. Now while you can only constantly remind yourself to not leave an umbrella behind, there’s little you can do when the umbrella catches a strong breeze and breaks apart. Statistics say that as many as a billion umbrellas get broken each year (I probably account for 1% of that alone), amounting to enough waste metal to build 25 Eiffel towers, and enough polyester to cover the entire city of New York.This is the Hedgehog Umbrella aka an umbrella that’s so u...
Tags: Deals, New York, Design, Popular, Product Design, Random, Kevin Truong, Cahay Ho, Hedgehog umbrella


This e-bike’s detachable battery is also a music-pumping boombox

We gushed over the Noordung bike nearly two years ago. Sleek, streamlined, and just a pleasure to look at, the e-bike showcased an organic design that housed electronics within it, and a silent motor that sat within its wheel. The e-bike was powered by a fuel-tank-shaped battery-pack that sat exactly where the fuel tank on a motorcycle would. The pack’s volume would immediately alter the perception of the bicycle, making it look more like a cafe-racer. This battery pack also played another pre...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Eu, Automotive, Popular, Electric Bike, Product Design, Random, Li, Aleksander Praper, Gregor Fras, Klemen Čepirlo, Noordung, Samo Fortuna, Žiga Gorjup


An easy-to-carry every-day-carry!

The KLIP is one of those EDC products that doesn’t try to take on too much. It does one thing and does it right. Made with a robust titanium body, the KLIP is a convenient little blade housed inside a compact pocket clip, allowing you to fasten it to your pocket or your belt. Its tiny size and portable nature make it not just an EDC but an EEDC (an easy-to-carry everyday carry). The size of a single key, the KLIP works as a keychain too, allowing you to carry/fasten your keys to your pocket wh...
Tags: Deals, Design, California, Popular, Titanium, Product Design, Random, Edc, Pocket Knife, Klip, Dapper Design, EDC Suspension Hook


Designers, this is how you make a backpack refreshingly different and beautiful

I write a lot about bags. It’s the nature of my job. It’s also the nature of my job to find the best in each bag and highlight it, making sure the reader who’s looking for that exact feature finds a bag that they’ll end up owning and loving. Every now and then I come across a bag with a nice feature. It’s either anti-theft, or it’s modular, or trackable, or just darn stylish, but the Wings bag by Wool & Oak is different.Around 15 seconds into the video above, I knew I was looking at something ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Wings, Bags, Popular, Product Design, Random, Johnathan Webster, Wool & Oak, Gizem Mut-Webster


Someone finally invented a suitcase with an inbuilt item checklist

Genius Pack has slowly and steadily become a pretty hard-to-forget name in the travel-accessories circuit. Not operating like traditional companies like Delsey, Samsonite, Rimowa and such, Genius Pack’s business model has always been a research-driven design company. One of those classic crowd-built crowd-funded companies you hear about that put heavy focus on what the target audience wants, Genius Pack’s suitcases have quite a lot of features you still don’t see in mainstream luggage companie...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Bag, Luggage, Tsa, Popular, Carry On, Alfred, Product Design, Random, Power Pack, Alfred Chehebar, Genius Pack, Delsey Samsonite Rimowa, Alfred ChehebarClick


The ExpoWanted Design Competition is the first to use Instagram as a Launchpad

It seems only natural that Instagram, a purely visual social network, would be the perfect ‘battleground’ of sorts for a design competition. ExpoWanted, a design competition organized by the minds behind the design blog DesignWanted, aims at helping use the ubiquity and leverage of Instagram as a social platform to launch and award products, individuals, and teams. ExpoWanted is accepting design submissions currently on their website, and aim at showcasing the work of 10 winners at the Milan Des...
Tags: Deals, Design, Milan, Instagram, Competitions, Popular, Product Design, Random, Milan Design Week, Design Competition, ExpoWanted, Kohler Nendo Samsung, Tortona Design District, Ogilvy Tatic Designstudio Ventura Projects


I could totally go for this sturdy, collapsible paper bed

Just a mere 100mm thick when folded, the Extendable Flatpack Paper Bed is quite incredible for a few reasons. Made entirely from paper, the bed uses an accordion-style folding mechanism to allow the bed to extend and collapse when needed. The paper’s vertical layout gives it incredible strength, allowing it to easily take the weight of two people (up to 300 kilos, or 661 lbs) sleeping or sitting on it (the mattress helps distribute the pressure too). The bed’s foldable nature may give it the adv...
Tags: Deals, Home, Design, Living, Popular, Product Design, Pro Idée, Extendable Flatpack Paper Bed


Twelve South made this discreet looking picture frame that also charges your phone

Turning a pleasant, memorable piece of home-decor into a useful product seems to be this year’s general consensus. Twelve South’s PowerPic is, outwardly, a photo frame, but it also happens to hide a wireless charger within it. The PowerPic sits on side tables, mantelpieces, workdesks, or coffee tables, and can hold any 5×7 photo of your choice within it. When not in use, the PowerPic is just another photo frame with a picture of your dog, parents, kids, siblings, or favorite artpiece. However,...
Tags: Deals, Home, Gadgets, Design, New Zealand, Popular, Product Design, Twelve South, Wireless Charger, PowerPic, Photo Frame, Picture Frame


Apple made the AirPods, Pitaka made them better!

The AirPods are pretty great the way they are, but ask any designer and they’ll say that they could be much more. Ask designer Tang Gan of Pitaka and he’ll straight up tell you that the AirPods should A. Wirelessly charge, B. Have a longer battery life, and C. Not be so difficult to find inside a backpack. Combine those three insights and you get yourself the AirPodPal, an attachment that augments the abilities of the AirPods… or as Tang says, “Makes your AirPods easier to carry, charge & find...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Popular, Product Design, Random, Tang, AirPods, PITAKA, AirPodPal, Tang Gan, AirPods Pitaka, EDCP Everyday Carry Power Bank Crafted


The ProCarSaver is your car’s very own black-box

The Black Box plays a very important role in every aircraft. Given how complex (and incredibly expensive) aircrafts are, even a small malfunction can have large ramifications, causing everlasting losses and damages. The function of this black box is to gather every single bit of data during the flight and comprehensively present it to anyone surveying the data to see where the malfunction occurred. This black box helps engineers and technicians understand exactly where the malfunction occurred...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, BLUECAL, ProCarSaver


Flectr’s Award-winning bike-reflectors are back with color variants!

You may remember the FLECTR 360 OMNI from last year. The German Design Award and Eurobike 2018 Award-winning sticker promised to make bicycling safer without any extra effort than installing these film-based, adhesive reflectors on your bicycle rim. Using a microprismatic film, these stickers reflect ambient light in all directions with full intensity, making them instantly visible. Just attach them on the rims of your bike and they enhance your visibility manifold, making your otherwise silen...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, Jorg Neugebauer, Kai Wiehagen, Kai Wiehagen Jorg NeugebauerClick, FLECTR, FLECTR 360 CL


YD Talks: Should I follow my passion? Or the paycheck?

The irony of me being an Asian posing this question doesn’t escape me. I fully get that I’m absolutely following the cliche here, but let’s stop and really think about it. I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this too at some point of time. Do I continue doing what I love, if it doesn’t pay me much? Or do I do something that I absolutely dislike, but feels more stable? HOW BIG SHOULD I DREAM? (AND, SHOULD I HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?) Let’s just dive right into the topic and get to the point I’d like to ma...
Tags: Design, Passion, Mark Cuban, Popular, Editorial, Chris, Stability, Don, Chris Do, The Futur, YD Talks, Sam Gwilt


The Tanuki Ninja fly-fishing rod brings the ancient Japanese art to the mainstream

Tenkara, or Japanese fly-fishing borders on pure artistry. You don’t reel a line out or reel a fish in. You rely purely on physics, mechanics, handwork, and an understanding of your gear. Just a rod, a line, and some artificial fly lure, or ‘kebari’ as the Japanese call it, and you’re set to go.Designer and Engineer Luong Tam has devoted a significant part of his life to this hobby of his, turning it into a profession of sorts. The creator behind the Tanuki Tenkara fishing rods, Tam makes some...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Product Design, Random, Tam, Luong, Rod, Fishing Rod, Toray, Luong Tam, Tanuki Ninja, Casting Flex Rod PowerFlex Power Flex, Tanuki Floating Line


An ambient-music-playing ambient light

Now this is a purely personal opinion so don’t @ me, but when I think of a good smart-light or a good smart-speaker, I’m thinking of a product that’s ingenious and creative, not internet-connected. I personally think Alexa-enabled speakers are great, but they’re not something I’d own. I don’t need myself a speaker or a camera in my house that spies on every single thing I do or say in the interest of ‘internet connectivity’ and convenience. I’m saying, if I want to play a song, I’ll play a son...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Silicon Valley, DAL, Popular, Lighting, Alexa, Product Design, Random, Jay Lee, Dal Light and Sound, Jay LeeClick


Re:ease doesn’t organize your desk. It redesigns it.

Here’s my desk scenario. I have a pencil holder from Amazon, a stapler from Maped, a hole-punch from Kangaro, and an off-brand planter with a mini succulent in it. It’s a collection of products I love individually, but combine them together and they end up making my workspace look like there’s a whole lot going on. That’s where the problem lies. Desk items aren’t always designed to be a part of a family. They’re just made to be good products that look wonderful on shelves, and perform well eno...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Design, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Random, Organizer, Desk Organizer, Laurent Hartmann, Marc Stueber, Re:ease, Kangaro, Marc Stueber Laurent HartmannClick



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