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Izakaya Kinoya in Montreal, Canada is the latest restaurant & bar project belonging to interior designer Jean de Lessard.  In his work, the architect emulates the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya, an informal place where people drank beer and sake. We found out the unconventional restaurant has always been full since its opening, despite the fact that one must stand shoulder to shoulder. The soft lighting and the cozy atmosphere makes it a friendly environment where th

The advertising campaigns implemented by Swedish furniture brand IKEA usually rank high in creativity, but wait ’till you see the company’s latest “stunt”! IKEA climbing wall is a vertically designed apartment that anyone with proper feet muscles and a soft spot for adventure can discover. This colorful installation near the massive Gothic Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral is meant to promote the retailer’s 30th store opened in France and it was developed in collaboration

This audio device, called Joe, will be your bestie when it comes to your personal office space at work. When surrounding noise pollution is disturbing your flow, Joe produces white noise (a sound composed of all audible frequencies to the human ear) to essentially “cancel-out” cacophony so you can focus. It’s like being in your own imaginary bubble of isolation when you don’t have the option to close the door! Vid after the jump! Designers: Schmitt Nicolas & Hélène C

Someone rightly said that it is great to have valid competition; it pushes us to do our best! In light of this, we have the announcement of the 2015 A’ Design Competition, one of the Worlds’ largest and leading design accolade. The award winners are privy to many perks including PR, publicity and marketing services and showcasing of award-winning projects in major publications. YD will announce the results on April 15, and there will be 3 exhibitions in 3 countries in 2015. Regular

Smerin Architects have designed the Red Bridge House for a family in East Sussex, England. Project description A new build family house on three floors with an indoor swimming pool and generous covered terrace set in an area of ancient woodland on the edge of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex that although clearly contemporary in the palette of materials and pared back aesthetic used also recalls the honest quality of the agricultural buildings around. Architect: Sme

Set Nomad Collapsible Tub and Frame in the wood or in your backyard to enjoy a nice hot tub with friends and family. Aside from carrying collapsible in your outdoor adventure, thanks to The Original Nomad, now you can also carry a collapsible hot tub. When you list stuff like coffee, matches, pan, BBQ grill, extra batteries, now you should add this gear in your list. This product is extra portable, you can bring it on your camping trip or set it up just anywhere, it takes just minutes to set up

Hi industrial designers, the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design calls out to seek best designs from around the world. It’s time for A’ Design Awards & Competition 2015 calls all of you for submission. This design competition is trying to reach out design enthusiasts in more than 180 countries in 40 languages. Yes, it means that all winning works will be translated to all major languages to connect design lovers, press members, and potential buyers from

Stefan Radev has submitted his latest project for a Danish start-company called Låmpion. The brief was to design and develop high-end, premium, contemporary device that is compatible with both Apple and Android devices as well as the ability to be used as a stand alone audio equipment. The result you can see here, it’s a hybrid vacuum tube amplifer that provides you with premium audio device, the smart design allows you to dock your Apple or Android mobile device while keeping the connection. T

Do you remember this height-adjustable desk that was featured on Freshome a while back? It seems that working while standing gains more and more popularity, as people are facing the dangers of sitting on a chair for hours in a row. Clearly, the lack of inactivity leads to various health hazards and it is believed that standing up may partially fix the problem. LIFT is the newest adjustable smart desk on the market, promising to improve posture and efficiency. Envisioned by the creative team at

A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects for LK House in the town of Hard, Austria. The “boxes” are partially wrapped in concrete, a rough material contrasting the extensive glazing and wooden shading panels. A feeling of lightness is unleashed throughout the residence, despite its imposing exterior. The architectural solution offers a chance for the inhabitants to enjoy various perspective of the s

Say goodbye to the hassle of bending down to sort through tangled up cords and hard-to-reach outlets! The ergonomically designed Tower brings power UP to you when and where you need it most. Modern and sleek, the vertical design features 4 AC outlets, two USB ports, detachable caddy to hold smartphones and tablets, as well as a removable bottom to stand flush against the wall. It’s the ultimate in electrical convenience everywhere from the bathroom to the gym! Designer: The Art of Power

More than just a pouf, Cora is a 4 legged friend designer Manrico Freda describes as being a “half shorn sheep!” The design’s whimsical character and 11 playful color combinations make it a welcoming addition everywhere from the foyer to the dressing room. Topped with super-cozy natural wool felt, it’s simply the perfect place to put your bum! Designer: Manrico Freda - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE -

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