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This DIY Ball Bearing Racetrack is a better desktop toy than a Newton’s Cradle

The orb drop ii is the philosophical child of a Hot Wheels toy set and a Pinball arcade game. Designed to be something that kids can build themselves, the orb drop ii involves an intricate looped 3D track and multiple chrome orbs that follow the routine of running up and down them in a singular file.There’s something enriching and therapeutic about the orb drop ii. The entire kit comes pre-fabricated with laser-cut MDF sheets and plastic rails that can be put together right out of the box. Run...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Newton, Product Design, MDF, orb drop II, Rian Suiter, Rian SuiterClick


This handbook is like Wikipedia for biomimicry and nature-inspired design

Designed to do for nature-inspired design what the Pantone Shade Card did for colors, the Nature of Form handbook captures and carefully documents as many as 1454 forms, patterns, and colors, all pulled from flora and fauna.The book was created by a group of multidisciplinary designers to act as exhaustive reference material for biomimetic design. By breaking down a variety of natural examples by form, pattern/texture, and color, the handbook puts all the nature-based form inspiration you need...
Tags: Deals, Books, Design, Wikipedia, Shop, Product Design, Nature of Form, Bhagvanji Sonagra Bhavin Dabhi Sushmita


A full shower experience with 45% less water, the Nebia is changing how humans shower

People say that a cup of coffee can make or break a person’s day, I say that a good or bad shower has a stronger impact on the outcome of your day. A perfect shower is arguably more exhilarating than a great cup of coffee. It awakens your senses, opens your eyes, pores, and mind, and has you looking and feeling like an absolute champion. A dull, cold, lifeless shower, on the other hand, can have you feeling groggy, bitter, and shivering. The last time I checked, nobody likes a bad, spiritless ...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Shop, Bathroom, Product Design, Moen, Matte Black, Nebia, Nebia Spa Shower, Al Moen, Moen Adjustability, Rainshower, Moen Review Why Nebia


The Unit Bag 2 proves that great backpack design doesn’t have to be expensive

It’s just common sense that if one product is better than another, chances are it’s more expensive too. Form and function are usually followed by a price… but there are instances where the opposite is true, where great products don’t demand the fee associated with better design. The Unit Bag 2 aims at being one of those instances.The Unit Bag 2 is a compact-yet-spacious bag that’s waterproof, lightweight, well-padded and just costs $39. I’d normally reserve talking about the price of the bag f...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Asia, Design, Backpack, Bags, Kickstarter, SBS, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Briefcase, Cross Bag, Unit Bag 2, Updream, Ultimate Budget


The V3 Blaze is to wallets what Marie Kondo is to wardrobes

The genius of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David was in the way they could accurately put their finger on ‘relatable memes’ LONG before it was a thing… one of the many cases-in-point, George Costanza’s wallet. Costanza’s wallet was like a hoarder’s paradise. Filled with things he never needed, but still carried because he could possibly need it someday. Costanza’s wallet was filled with items that Marie Kondo would agree “didn’t spark joy”, but it would be wrong to blame Costanza, because the wall...
Tags: Deals, Design, Wallet, Wallets, Jerry Seinfeld, Shop, Larry David, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, George Costanza, Marie Kondo, Costanza, EveryDayCarry, Saumiya Rachel, V3 Blaze, Valmor Design


The Proclamation Duo was designed to cook the world of cuisines with just a few pieces

The Proclamation Duo from Proclamation Goods is called a kitchen anti-set for a reason. Together, the two-pan (with lid included) combo effectively performs the job of a skillet, a wok, a stockpot, and even a dutch-oven, challenging the idea that home cooks need a cabinet full of cookware. Designed to be versatile enough to use independently, or hinged together to form a heat-trapping oven, you can actually cook everything from phenomenal steaks to pizzas to braises. The iF Design Award-winnin...
Tags: Deals, Kitchen, Usa, Design, Shop, Product Design, Stainless Steel, Yanko, Carbon Steel, Cookware, Tony Leo, Proclamation Duo, Proclamation Goods, Stainless Steel Skillet Wide, Multi Ply Construction High


Nebia by Moen: a perfect shower experience that saves 45% of water

People say that a cup of coffee can make or break a person’s day, I say that a good or bad shower has a stronger impact on the outcome of your day. A perfect shower is arguably more exhilarating than a great cup of coffee. It awakens your senses, opens your eyes, pores, and mind, and has you looking and feeling like an absolute champion. A dull, cold, lifeless shower, on the other hand, can have you feeling groggy, bitter, and shivering. The last time I checked, nobody likes a bad, spiritless ...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Shop, Bathroom, Shower, Product Design, Moen, Matte Black, Nebia, Nebia Spa Shower, Al Moen, Moen Adjustability, Rainshower


Winston encrypts your home wi-fi, preventing Facebook, Google, and Amazon from tracking you

Alexa, Google, and Siri. It took just three words to absolutely erode our freedom and privacy. Don’t worry, I’m just as much a part of this as you are. I have a Google Pixel smartphone and an iPad Pro, and flatmate in the room next door has an Amazon Echo. I also spend roughly 3-4 hours each day on Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp everyday. Ambient computing, voice assistants, and the ever-expanding realm of social networks have effectively undermined the private way of life.If you suddenly g...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, Design, Technology, Instagram, Siri, Shop, Product Design, Don, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Google, WINSTON, Google Pixel


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


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


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


The GerTent’s design bases itself on one of the oldest alternative nomadic homes from Asia… the Yurt

The Mongolian Ger (also known by its Russian name, the yurt) is one of those designs that’s stood the test of time pretty well. Developed as not a recreational outdoor shelter, but a traveling house, this circular gazebo-style tent allowed travelers and settlers to migrate from one place to another while literally carrying their house with them.The reason the Ger has stuck around for so long is because of its ability to provide low-cost housing for all four seasons, while being incredibly easy...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, Design, Outdoor, Tent, Shop, Mongolia, Recreation, Product Design, Don, Great Plains, Ger, Yurt, GerTent, Saikhanbayar Sandagdorj


A trauma surgeon redesigned the age-old car-jack to make it much safer to use

The CrossJack’s birth has a remarkable story to it. Invented by James Flippin, a trauma surgeon, the CrossJack came as an instinct to make life better… a trait doctors and designers both share with equal passion. Flippin was a young surgeon, tending to a trauma case where a man was gravely injured after a car fell off its jack and onto him. Flippin had to eventually deliver tragic news to the man’s family, and given that it was his first time delivering news of this nature, it impacted him pro...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Shop, Product Design, Flippin, Car Jack, Crossjack, James Flippin, Scissor Jack, James FlippinClick, Edgard Cremieu Javal, Joseph Jack Lafrance Interestingly, James Flippin Founder of CrossJack


A Scandinavian-styled minimalist cat litter-box that puts IKEA’s furniture to shame

Meet Jackson Cunningham. You could broadly call him a furniture designer, but his job description is a little more specific and a lot more obscure. Jackson designs furniture for cats.Realizing that readily available cat litter-boxes are either boring looking plastic trays or over-engineered, IoT-powered poop-shrines, Jackson went ahead and fashioned himself something that catered to his cat, as well as his space. The Cove is every bit a part of your household’s decor. It isn’t too ugly-looking...
Tags: Deals, Design, Pets, Ikea, Jackson, Shop, Product Design, Litter Box, Cove, Cat Litter, Jackson Cunningham, Tuft & Paw


The X-Scooter LOM solves vehicular congestion by just making mobility smaller

In almost every other industry, progress is always followed by adoption. Vinyls were followed by Cassettes, which were then dethroned by CDs, MP3 files, and finally online streaming. Progress leads to adoption, leads to optimization, followed by evolution, and then more progress. It’s a healthy cycle that allows technology and innovation to constantly provide a better experience to its end-user. Somehow that growth-cycle hasn’t seemed to make its dent in the automotive industry. We’re still, a...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Panasonic, Electric, Shop, Product Design, Lom, Glafit, X-Scooter, Safety Stability and Sustainability Your


This pillow has a built-in cooling pad because nobody likes sweaty necks

When we covered the Dullo pillow last year, we were pretty intrigued by its rather nuanced take on sleep. Unlike most pillows that are just cotton stuffed in a rectangular sack (I’m oversimplifying), Dullo was designed for sleeping anywhere, anyhow. Its specially formed, dual-sided design was made to support you sleeping either on your back or your side, and with its unique layered design, even let you slide your hands in and sleep at your desk. The Dullo is now back as Dullo Plus, with essent...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Pillow, Product Design, Dullo pillow, Dullo, Dullo Plus


This lamp purifies the air you breathe using photons

Is it a lamp? Or a sculpture? Or both? The Guilin is most appropriately described as a ‘lampscape’. With etched acrylic mountains that sit on an illuminated base, the multiple award-winning Guilin lamp lights up your room with an ambient glow, while also adding sculptural beauty to one’s space… and it purifies the air too.Principally, the Guilin lampscape comes with a base that uses edge-lit acrylic mountains to disperse light around the room. The abstractly designed edge-lit mountains come ma...
Tags: Design, China, Shop, Lighting, Product Design, Guilin, Kevin, Coli, Guilin Mountains, Kevin Chu, Kevin ChuClick, Guilin Dawn, Giulia Di Bonaventura, Guilin Lamp


The URÆD wristwatch pays tribute to the creator of the world’s first closed lifeboat

If you haven’t heard of the story of Mr. Ole Brude, sit down and grab a cup of hot chocolate, because it’s pretty incredible. Back in August 1904, a Norwegian by the name of Ole Brude designed a lifeboat no larger than the size of a minivan. The unique feature about this lifeboat, however, was that unlike most boats in 1904, this one was enclosed, and shaped like an egg. Brude, perhaps fueled by eccentricity and hope, decided to take this van-sized boat on its maiden journey from Norway to Ame...
Tags: Deals, Usa, Design, White House, Boston, America, Watches, Atlantic, Norway, Christian, West Coast, Shop, Gloucester, Product Design, Atlantic Ocean, Accessories & Fashion


A self-filtering mug that takes care of the tea-bag while you sip your tea

We invented the tea bag in 1904. It took us over a century to invent a place to keep it. Meet the Cupio, a teacup for tea-lovers. Its unique design lets you brew tea right in the cup, and then pull the teabag into its special enclosure, squeezing every ounce of that golden goodness out.The Cupio as an idea isn’t brand new… but it’s the first to be publicly available. It comes with a two-part design featuring a heat-insulated du-ceramic mug and a bamboo-wood handle that’s great to hold and resi...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Product Design, Tableware, Cup, Mug, Cupio, Zeynel Savrun, Zeynel Abidin Savrun


The key to an organized wardrobe lies in just having a better designed hanger

I imagine YD sees at least 5 hanger redesigns each year, each better than the previous one, either improving on its strength, its eco-friendliness, or its function. I said these very words exactly a year ago as we featured the first edition of the Hurdle Hanger. the first edition of Hurdle Hanger (Hurdle Hanger for Pants) aimed at being the best way to organize/hang your pants. The Hurdle Hanger 1.0 could hang pants in a way that conserved space, saved loads of time, and kept the pants wrinkle...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Hanger, Hurdle Hanger, Swen Hong


CIGA’s see-through watch lets you see the 4th dimension in motion

I don’t normally profess a love for complications… unless they are watch complications. There’s a distinct joy in observing mechanical watches and their intricacies, and how multiple pieces of metal choreograph a precisely timed dance to let you literally see time unfold in front of your eyes.CIGA Design’s Z-Series timepieces feature a handcrafted watch body that encases and showcases. The German Design Award-winning watch comes with a precision-machined Grade-2 Titanium body that surrounds th...
Tags: Deals, Energy, Design, Watch, Watches, Shop, Product Design, CIGA, Sapphire Crystal, EveryDayCarry, CIGA Design, Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch, Seagull AAA, Customized Seagull AAA Class Movement, Curved Sapphire Crystal Watch Face Smooth


The Dango M1 Maverick Rail Wallet is an all-metal wallet that looks great and lasts forever

For too long have wallets been constrained by thick sheets of leather, glue, and thread. There’s little place in the digital world for thick, bifold wallets, when cards last for decades and lesser people are carrying hard cash around with them. The Dango M1 Maverick Rail Wallet is a different breed of wallet for an evolved, different age of currency and payment. It features a slim, lightweight, precision-machined aluminum construction and securely grips your cards with a tough silicone band… a...
Tags: Deals, Design, Wallet, Shop, Product Design, Edc, Thuan Tran, Dango, EveryDayCarry, M1 Maverick Rail Wallet, Maverick Rail Wallet


Here’s proof that tech wearables can be smaller, better, and more fashionable

A great way to design useful products is to cut the fluff by removing items that aren’t completely essential to the product experience. In the Circular Smart Ring’s case, that’s practically everything you’d associate in a smart wearable. The Circular Smart Ring is a deceptively tiny smart wearable that tracks your fitness, monitors your sleep, and delivers notifications. Weighing just 4 grams, the Circular Smart Ring sits on your ring finger, with a form factor that makes it look more like a f...
Tags: Google, Deals, Wearables, Design, Technology, Shop, Product Design, Kira, Circular Smart Ring, Sleep Monitoring Circular, Body Signal


This tiny LiDAR sensor lets you control your TV, laptop, or projector (or any display) with gestures

The Glamos promises a future where touchscreens (or any screens) don’t need to be touched anymore. It sounds a little counterintuitive, but the Glamos is a ridiculously tiny little device that creates a LiDAR field in mid-air that you can swipe through, sort of similar to how Tony Stark interacted with his holograms by simply pushing, pulling, swiping, and tapping at them. While we’re far from that future, Glamos offers us the next best thing by helping us interact with screens (even regular n...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Samsung, Netflix, Shop, Product Design, Tony Stark, Charles Lee, Glamos


A Scandinavian-styled minimalist cat litter-box that puts IKEA’s furniture to shame

Meet Jackson Cunningham. You could broadly call him a furniture designer, but his job description is a little more specific and a lot more obscure. Jackson designs furniture for cats.Realizing that readily available cat litter-boxes are either boring looking plastic trays or over-engineered, IoT-powered poop-shrines, Jackson went ahead and fashioned himself something that catered to his cat, as well as his space. The Cove is every bit a part of your household’s decor. It isn’t too ugly-looking...
Tags: Deals, Design, Pets, Ikea, Jackson, Shop, Product Design, Litter Box, Cove, Cat Litter, Jackson Cunningham, Tuft & Paw


This cordless, touch-sensitive lamp provides the perfect upgrade to home decor in 2020

It’s strange that we haven’t had the audacity to reinvent basic home decor along with our tech products. Meet Cuppa, a completely cordless lamp and shade that travels with you, allowing you to place it practically anywhere without worrying about having it near a socket. What sets Cuppa apart from any battery-powered or USB-powered lamp (or even the portable oil-powered ones) is its ability to look contemporary while being sufficiently advanced. Designed as truly portable home decor, the Cuppa ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Ikea, Shop, Lighting, Product Design, Kevin Smith, Cordless Touch Lamp, Marco Wen, Kevin Smith Marco WenClick


The Egret creates non-toxic cleaning solution just using water and salt

You’d be surprised what water and salt could do if combined in the correct way. Say hello to the Egret EO Blaster, an all-purpose cleaning spray that relies on the power of electrolyzed water to replace practically every other cleaning agent you use. When electrolyzed, the water and salt turn into a solution of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide, which acts as a remarkable detergent and disinfectant, instantly killing bacteria, cleansing off harmful chemicals from food, purifying the air, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Product Design, SGS, Egret, Egret EO Blaster, Egret Labs, Jonathan WangClick, TVOC


The Award-winning Guilin Lamp reflects the tranquility of staring at sun-kissed mountains

Is it a lamp? Or a sculpture? Or both? The Guilin is most appropriately described as a ‘lampscape’. With etched acrylic mountains that sit on an illuminated base, the multiple award-winning Guilin lamp lights up your room with an ambient glow, while also adding sculptural beauty to one’s space.The Guilin lampscape is a good example of how design awards can catalyze a business. After securing an A’ Design Award, a Red Dot Design Award, and a Lexus Design Award, designer Kevin Chu took the idea ...
Tags: Deals, Design, China, Shop, Lighting, Product Design, Guilin, Kevin, Guilin Mountains, Guilin lampscape, Kevin Chu, Kevin ChuClick, Guilin Dawn, Giulia Di Bonaventura, Guilin Lamp


Meet your Macbook Pro’s trusty sidekick, the invisible hub!

With Apple launching its latest 16 inches MacBook Pro, it was fairly obvious that accessories for it would follow ensuite. One such intriguing product is the DGRule. The designers of DGRule describe it as an “invisible hub” and I guess we can see why. The DGRule promises to be a convenient alternative to the limited Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports since they aren’t always compatible with all devices. Subtle, discreet, and far from bulky, DGRule snaps onto both sides of the MacBook Pro. The cushion p...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Shop, Macbook Pro, Product Design, CNC, Space Gray, DGRule, USB C Mini DP, Nicole ChangClick, MacBook Works


Recycled plastic, waterproof build, & a secret pocket… how a humble cap is daring to be different

On a normal day, you wouldn’t really see me talking about caps. Apart from the odd novelty cap on Alibaba.com with a solar panel and fan attached to it, caps haven’t really seen much innovation. They’ve always been made the same way, with practically the same fabric, and have always had a reputation of being brand-heavy. Caps aren’t innovative, and haven’t seen a creative overhaul in decades. The Persef Ecap is hoping to change that.The Persef Ecap starts by making a small but significant chan...
Tags: Deals, Design, Alibaba, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Cap, ECAP, Greka King, Persef Ecap, Greka KingClick, Spain Onem Sea, GRS Global Recycled Standard



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