The OLKA collection of mobile accessories aim to add a little extra oomph to your charging, cable, and smartphone case needs! Designed to be intuitive to use, minimal in form and yet totally fun, the vibrant series includes cables that can be tamed quickly, a super-portable battery charger and slim cellphone cases. In vibrant colors and a fun polkadot pattern, OLKA is sure to spruce up your mobile style.
Let’s talk about the Evoke, one of the most pleasant looking wireless speakers I’ve seen in a while. The front grill has a beautiful pattern that reminds me of Jawbone’s Jambox. It’s almost become a symbol for portable audio, hasn’t it! The Evoke has a pillow-esque design machined out of aluminum. It gives the illusion of being soft and he anodized metal feels great to touch. While we’re on the subject of touch and everything tactile, Evoke’s product experience relies on hand proximity in an unusually beautiful way. The volume controls are capacitive and flush on the surface. You see them only when they light up, and they light up only when they sense your hand nearby. It’s quite a nifty feature to add, don’t you think! Makes sure the product’s design remains pure and becomes functional only when it needs to!
The Troval system eliminates the need for traveling with multiple, cumbersome devices so you can pack lighter and more efficiently! The system includes a modular array of interchangeable heads ranging from shavers to toothbrushes. Depending on your needs for each specific trip, you can leave behind or take along more options to suit your travel needs. Better yet, it doubles as a power bank for your phone or other devices. Compact and easy to carry or stow, it’s a super-convenient to keep in your carry-on, backpack or bag.
I dare you to try finding a microwave that doesn’t kill your kitchen’s look and vibe! It’s next to impossible… until now. This minimalist microwave has a funky, retro, Jetsons-esque aesthetic that you won’t mind keeping on your countertop.
With just one dial to operate, its interface avoids looking cluttered and is as easy to use as it is stylish.
What if I told you you’ll never have to search for the perfect birthday or anniversary gift ever again? Once you get the concept behind the SpaceTime Coordinates Memento, you’ll agree it’s the best way to commemorate an important day in the life of a person you care for. The STC Memento is a simple, unsuspecting looking disc with rings and holes on it… at first glance. However, these designs aren’t arbitrary. They’re a portrait of the solar system, and its exact formation on the day of your choice. So the pendant for your birthday in your year literally is a map of the position of the planets around the sun on that day, in that year! That pattern is unique to you and doesn’t recur for at least another 500 years. Plus, these coordinates are backed by NASA data, if the idea itself wasn’t impressive enough!
The STC Memento is one of those products that are at the convergence of a great idea, and marvelous execution. Each disc shaped Memento is 3D printed in either plastic or metal. They come in two sizes and a wide array of materials (including precious metals, for those perfect jubilee moments!) Each material brings a different dimension to the STC Memento and you can choose between polished and matte finishes. The STC Memento’s design makes it a beautiful choice for a pendant, or bracelet ornament. Especially if you opt for the silver, gold, rose gold or platinum build. The plastic/aluminum/steel variants can be hung in a keyring too, or converted into a push-pin for your bag. They even come with custom-made story cards, and image files that you can use to make your own memorabilia. Is there any better way to celebrate a special day?! I think not! So go ahead, gift yourself a solar-system selfie!
There have been loads of times where design and art have blended into each other so much, I couldn’t tell the difference. This happens to be one such time. The Moon Clock series aren’t industrial, or don’t boast of functionality, or cutting edge production. They’re just beautiful artistic representations of a rather poetic idea. The clock series turn the face of the timepiece into a perfect full-moon, while putting nocturnal animals in a corner, of the dial, making it almost like you’re gazing at a full moon with a nightly animal companion. Not the conventional brief-based functional design you’d usually see on YD… but beautiful design nevertheless!
The Belyse air purifier is a part of that era of products that celebrates ‘form follows emotion’. The designer raises the question that everything in the modern day house has an element of emotional design today. Home Decor is bought purely out of personal tastes and emotions, so appliances must follow suit. The Belyse is a result of that outlook, thus being a Scandinavian inspired design that celebrates purity with its white and grey color scheme and clean surface treatment. The upper white element works as a purifier while the base is responsible for being a charging dock. The purifier can be hung over the cooking or dining area and even doubles up as a lamp. You can also use it in ‘air-wash mode’, while having it docked and running on the charging base. While the air-purifier doesn’t really break barriers in the functionality department, it’s a wonderful exercise in creating an aesthetic that is triggered by emotional cues. What do you think?