A More Inclusive Shower

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Due to the nature of showers, they are not the most inclusive of products. As we stand in showers, the shower head must be a considerable distance off the ground, this can be an issue when an individual in a wheelchair comes to utilize the same shower as the showerhead will be far too high for effective use.

This rather ingenious device is designed to make showering accessible to people of all heights and disabilities. It consists of a sliding bar that’s default position is at the lowest point, making it within reaching distance for all. Its height can be adjusted with ease, along with its orientation and water temperature.

In addition to all this, it certainly makes for a welcome change to the more conventional and mundane shower head!

Designers: Kuang Wei, Ruipeng Wang & Jing Lv

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A Wall-Mounted Hairdryer?!

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On initial glance you would be forgiven in having to question what the primary function of this very visually interesting product is, this is due to its minimal form and concealed features. This is ANYWHERE, and it is in fact a hairdryer!

ANYWHERE beautifully solves the ever-frustrating issue of storing the bulky devices, by conveniently mounting to the wall. This has been achieved by using a suction cradle that the device resides in. What’s so unique about this particular solution is that the product can still be operated while in the cradle, so in essence it is a wall-mounted, hands-free hairdryer! At the press of a button the device can be easily removed to cater to the user’s more precise, styling needs.

Clearly indicated touchpoints and carefully considered design details, paired the elevated functionality makes ANYWHERE a wonderfully unique product that would make for a welcome alternative to the conventional hairdryer.

Designer: Youngwoo Lee of Storyform

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Not Your Conventional Hairdryer!

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Sometimes we come across designs that we certainly didn’t expect to ever see, and this unique design falls into this category. The Clankin is the result of combining the functionality and use of a hairdryer, with the aesthetics and design style of a firearm… that’s not something that you hear every day! But it unarguably creates a really interesting device that is sure to add a bit of interest into the hair drying process.

The conventional, and somewhat mundane, temperature switch has been replaced by a bolt action lever that will make adjusting the temperature feel slightly more badass! Clankin’s organically shaped design has been finished in a combination of matte and glossy black plastic… there’s even a scope decal present!

This is undeniably a unique design that you probably didn’t expect to ever come across, but if it’s going to add interest into the extremely boring task of drying hair, then it’s a worthwhile product to me!

Designer: Hyeonil Jeong

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A Hairdryer for Lumberjacks?!

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While, for many, using a hairdryer is part of our daily routines, a convenient storage method for such devices hasn’t quite made itself noticed yet! Instead we must make do with either shoving them into an already crammed draw, which could lead to them getting damaged, or leave them on the side to clutter up the room!

However, this quirky looking hairdryer may just hold the answer to our problems, and it goes about it in such a clever way! Greatly inspired by how lumberjacks hold their axe in a piece of wood, ‘Lumberjack’ mounts gracefully onto the wall-mounted cradle, giving the hairdryer a place to live when it’s not in use.

The lumberjack analogy continues further into the form of the device, where the conventionally round barrel is instead far more rectangular, adding to the device’s uniqueness! What a wonderful solution to an annoying problem!

Designer: Jae Kyung Oh

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Zap Your Razor Clean

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If you did a test to see what was floating around your bathroom, you might think twice about the way you clean your everyday items like toothbrushes, contact case, and razors! Designed to eliminate all those things you can’t see, the Sterilizable Razor does exactly as the name suggests. It features a built-in sterilizing system that utilizes UV light to kill potentially harmful microbes and bacteria. All you have to do is flip the razor section on the device and push it in to activate the UV. Perfect for traveling, it also keeps the delicate blades safely tucked out of harm’s way.

Designer: Minho Lee

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The Bathroom Scale Just Got Better

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Why shouldn’t your bathroom scale do more than just tell you your weight? The PEBBLE was designed with this question in mind and provides an innovative solution that might just make you wonder why this doesn’t already exist!

After showering, you can step on the scale and it will air dry your feet and sanitize with infrared light. The upward facing fans help you dry off faster and ensure you don’t carry excess moisture which can result in a number of unwanted health scenarios. Synced with the PEBBLE app on your smartphone, it will automatically upload and track your weight stats and give you daily, weekly and monthly status updates to maintain a healthy BMI.

Designers: Hyo J, Jinsu Lee

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This Hairdryer Doesn’t Belong in A Draw!

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Hairdryers are not the easiest of product to store in draws, they are large, they are bulky and most of all, they are an incredibly awkward shape! As well as this, due to the nature of their use they are used extremely often so a lot of the time we leave them on the side, and in doing so we just litter the room with clutter.

‘Vase’ is a very different approach to solving this problem, but one that we think works beautifully. The elegant, sculptured form of the body is reminiscent of a flower vase, this metaphor is continued with the gently colored vent, that represents beautiful flowers in full bloom. Towards the bottom of the device is the power cable, that’s green in color to take on the form of the roots.

These subtle design cues create an alluring product that looks wonderfully at home on the side-table.

Designer: Eui Ju Lee

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A Bathtub for Our Four-legged Friends!

If you’ve ever had to endure the undesirable task of washing a dog, you will be familiar with the inevitable struggle that occurs each time. However, for some individuals it also brings with it significant levels of physical discomfort and pain that is caused by bending down for prolonged periods of time. This is the exact issue that designer, Seung Hyo Lee, identified, and the solution came in the form of Bath Cradle.

Bath Cradle essentially creates a bathtub, within a bathtub; the dog-specific bathtub is elevated slightly to reduce the distance that the user has to reach down, while also providing a comfortable place for the dog to sit.

The design also includes a second feature, a seat just for the user! Just like the doggy-bathtub, it too spans the width of the bath and rests on the top. It provides a comfortable place for the user to sit as it takes the strain off their legs.

Designer: Seung Hyo Lee

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YD Design Storm #2

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The YD Design Storm takes a look at products, services, and spaces that are storming the internet. The idea? To turn internet-storming material into brainstorming material! Scroll down for our collection of handpicked works from design websites, portfolios, and social media. Get inspired, save projects, pin images, or share links with fellow design enthusiasts!

Watch this space for your digest of design brain-fodder… and an ever-evolving map of design trends!

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By Jose Navarro.

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By Daniele Lago.

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By Jan Barič.

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By Duncan Meerding.

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By Evan Fay Design.

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By Fred Segal.

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By Stefan Zwicky.

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By DX Architects.

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By SA BO.

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By Eda Architect.

Purity in a Faucet

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From the designer who made even a walker look kinda sexy, the Essence faucet has a robust yet refined aesthetic that puts chrome spouts to shame. The minimalistic design features a gentle curve of the neck, emerging from the floor or wall without any base or superfluous elements. The touch-sensitive switch makes it possible to increase or decrease flow with a simple tap while the outer rings handles temperature which is indicated by a hidden LED light.

Designer: Manuel Hess

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