There’s this pretty viral disease out there that’s really picking up among readers of YD. I like to call it the I-Want Syndrome, and its defining symptom is the want to own something you see on YD with incredible urgency. The Solid Gray backpack gives me the I-Want Syndrome… it looks so incredible, that I can’t help strongly wanting to own it!
The bag is just unbelievably lightweight and that’s because its body is literally made from plastic sheet. This not only gives the bag its low weight, it even provides a rather stiff outer shell that absorbs impact, protecting your stuff inside. Plus it’s even entirely responsible for the bag’s beautifully hypnotic low-poly design. I WANT!
The Solid Gray Bag is available in five different colors and you can even choose between five varied strap colors, although honestly, all of them look absolutely dope! Did I mention earlier how badly I want this??
Designers: Herman Lijmbach & Jasper de Leeuw
BUY IT HERE: $200
Normally shape-shifting furniture sounds like something bachelors would have. A bed that’s also a couch? Bachelor dream come true! However, the Zipline Loveseat’s design makes it fit into any household. It exudes a certain finesse that’ll make it look great in any and every home!
The Zipline comes in four separate parts that when put together, can be turned into either a bed, or a sofa, or even a divan. Separate elements can be used individually too! For example the small units that you’re left with after turning Zipline into a sofa, can be used as either footrests, or really chic ottoman stools! You choose what furniture you want or need, and the Zipline Loveseat will shapeshift to fit your demands!
Designer: Dan Basmajian
BUY IT HERE: $749.00
I’ve said this before… the future has smart cameras everywhere. In your car (the VAVA Dash Cam), and now at your doorstep with the dbell HD live. The dbell HD live is an all-in-one video doorbell that allows you to answer your door using your smartphone! It comes with a rather advanced camera that uses audio as well as motion detection to alert you when someone’s at your door. HD video streaming with a 160° viewing angle and night vision gives you crystal clear footage of who’s at your doorstep.
You can use it with your smartphone, or any wifi enabled device, including your TV. Along with the dbell, comes an indoor alert system that you can plug into any traditional plug-point. Not only does this notify you when the doorbell has rung, it also acts as a wi-fi extender/booster, allowing you to listen to your doorbell from anywhere and even connect to your dbell (or the internet) from afar!
dbell HD live’s design is minimal, yet authoritative. Use of black, white, and silver give it a no-nonsense character, while still allowing it to look approachable. Functionality, however seems to be the strongest character in dbell’s design philosophy. It comes along with an angled viewing attachment, allowing it to face its subject even if its placed beside the door. As for the dbell, it’s literally jam-packed with features that make it arguably the best video doorbell there is. It uses wi-fi to allow you to see who’s at your door no matter whether you’re at home or even outside. It comes with an in-built intercom that lets you communicate with the people at your door. You can stream video to see what’s happening outside your door, and even record video clips (of the neighbor’s dog trespassing your lawn, or the UPS guy manhandling your couriers). Night vision ensures you get a clear view even in low-light conditions. The dbell integrates smartly with your existing home security systems, allowing you to even lock or unlock your door remotely, just through your smartphone!
The dbell HD live… The most advanced video doorbell for your home, so that when opportunity comes knocking… you’ll know!
Designer: Naz Kawsar of dbell
BUY IT HERE: $129.00
Gema might appear to be a precious piece of baby jewelry, but this wearable device does so much more than just look good! It provides parents with real-time statistics and vitals related to their baby’s health.
Worn on the baby’s wrist, it detects and monitors their heart rate, oxygen levels, temperature and sleep cycles. Data is transmitted wirelessly to parents via a comprehensive smartphone app. They can keep track of their little one’s progress and even share information remotely with healthcare professionals!
Designer: Fabrizio Colasanto
Dare I say, I like this Apple more than any post-Jobs release?! Despite being an exploration in automotive design and not tech gadgetry, its minimalism and purity look quintessentially Apple and it feels like something straight out of the brand’s heyday. Little is known about the conceptual specs except that it’s electric (of course) but put our pre-order in! We think Jobs might just approve of this one.
Designer: Alexander Imnadze