YD Design Storm #26

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!

Fallen tree bench by Benjamin Graindorge

Olab Lamp by Gregoire de Lafforest

Bo vase by Bau Design

Bedside Tables by Fail Gilmanov

Colombina Collection by Alessi Studio

Brooks credenza by Croft House 

45 table system by LaSelva Studio 

YD Design Storm #25

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!

The Vessel by Hudson Yards

S.M.O.K.E. Onyx light by Mathieu Lehanneur

Service Trolley from the “Crews of Hermes” collection by Gregoire de Lafforest

Margot glassware by Felicia Ferrone

Talisman Lights collection by Apparatus Studio

Walnut Blinds by Elish Warlop Design Studio

The 3 Legs coffee table and side table collection by David Tarcali of Studio Nomad

YD Design Storm #24

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!

Copenhagen Islands CPH 01 by Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg from Danish design studio Fokstrot

PDP Caramel Lamp by Studio Botte

Thin table series by Kin & Company

U Light by Studio Ripatti for Axolight 

The Boston House Staircase design by Steven Harris Architects

Either/Or Light by The Coast Studio

Ways Of Reinforcement stools by Teresa Berger

YD Design Storm #23

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!

De Medici by Ihor Havrylenko

Breastfeeding Bench by 52hours

Pet Teepee by Hello Pets

HELIA pendant and table light by Ardoma Concrete Creations

Silo Clock by Beyond Object

Vases by LIGHT+LADDER

The Study Light by M-S-D-S STUDIO

YD Design Storm #22

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!

Tao Guitar by Serge Michiels and John Joveniaux

The No.39 Ovals Lamp by Alex Groot Jebbink

Inverted Gravity Sideboard by Mathieu Lehanneur

Exocet Chair by Stéphane Leathead at Designarium

St Andrews Beachhouse by Austin Maynard Architects

Utility stool design for Fogia Collection by Norm Architects

Diffuse light suspended lighting device by Michael Anastassiades

Cardboard Bed by Room in a Box

YD Design Storm #21

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!

Alba L Modular shelf with hidden storage by Woodendot

The Elephant chair by Mathieu Lehanneur

Otaku bathtub by Tal Engel

The Setareh circle lamp designed by Francesco Librizzi

The Kuba Disco headphones by Kuba Audio

Wood burning spoons by Loïc Bard with Ceramic plates by Antoine Pillot exclusively for souk @ sat

Cocoon lounge chair by the Danish duo Kevin Hviid Studio and Martin Kechayas

YD Design Storm #20

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!

Alato Cabinet by Jumphol Socharoentham and Pakawat Vijaykadga (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand)

Megaphone by en&is

Vox Suru Knife by Fox Knives

Ostrich Side Table by Mario Tsai

Stag Pour-Over Kettle by Fellow

Hoop Light by Zero Lighting

Lale Stool by 15weststudio

YD Design Storm #19

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!

Circular Shaped Staircase at Wiedeb+Kennedy by WORKAc

New Eclipse Chandelier by Lee Broom 

Four Seasons Keyboard by Lofree

Neva SideBoard by Regular Company

Breakfast with Mondrian by Brani & Desi

The Wabi lounge by Guilherme Torres

Perchero Vintage Valley by Woodabu

Type9 Wall Planters by AABSTRACT Studio

YD Design Storm #18

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!

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Kalk OR Motorcycle by Ride Cake

Delta Clock by LAWA Design

Brussels Armchair by Baxter

Coco Table Lamp by Mickael Koska

Triflora Hanging Planter by Umbra

Cloverleaf sofa by Verpan

The Hera vase by Sovrappensiero

YD’s top 10 entries from the #renderweekly razor challenge

If you’re an industrial designer who hasn’t heard of Render Weekly, stop everything you’re doing and head down to their website to have a look at the community of designers and render-artists who come together week after week to showcase their talents in modeling and rendering. The idea is simple. Render Weekly suggests a product every week, and you have a week to upload your work on Instagram with the hashtag #renderweekly. The best designs get picked and showcased on Render Weekly’s Instagram account, and their modelers/renderers get immense designer street-cred.

The prompt for Week 45 was Razor. Pretty open ended if you ask me. Designers were required to design as well as model and render out their razor concepts and the results ranged from sleek and minimal, to chunky and masculine. Some designs even redefined the razor as we knew it. Among hundreds of entries, we picked our favorite ten based on their concept, choice of material, CMF, and lighting!

Credits: Render Weekly


Jake Lee’s Z-Razor is simple, beautiful, and looks like it would be an absolute pleasure to hold and use. The stainless steel body comes with its share of curves and a nice weighted design that looks like it would feel great to grip. The blade has an innovative docking mechanism too, and can be easily ejected with a simple click of a button.


Jonathan Welch’s razor is as simple as they get. Made entirely from metal, and with an incredibly slim body, Welch’s razor wouldn’t be as grippy as Jake’s Z-Razor, but it does look incredibly desirable, and even features a rotating razor-head that lets you maneuver the blade easily across your jaw.


This razor designed by Kevin Klöcker actually champions portability. It features a swiveling razor-head that rotates 90° to vertically align with the handle, allowing the razor to become as thin as a pencil, allowing it to slip easily into toiletry bags or your luggage compartments without occupying any space. When you need to shave, open the razor out into its ‘T’ shaped format and the razor clicks back in place, holding its shape until you press a button on the back to close the razor down to its slim ‘I’ shaped form.

Seoul-based Hyunsol Park decided to channel a leManoosh vibe with his use of form, close-up renders, and a design language that’s universally appealing. The razor also features a weighted flat base that allows it to stand vertically when not in use, and a rather interesting silicone neck that connects the razor to the handle, allowing the razor-head to flex ever so gently to follow the contours of your face as you shave.


Another champion of portability, the Pill razor by Jeffrey Lee is a completely different concept. Designed to be a vertically oriented electric trimmer, the Pill slides easily into pockets and backpacks, letting you carry it around just as easily as you would a pen. Pop its magnetic cap off and the Pill begins working. Hold the mesh against your stubble and the Pill trims your beard, giving you a neat, clean shave. Pop the cap on and voila, the Pill turns off! The area below the razor not only serves as a handle but also houses the AA battery that runs the razor.


Max Syme’s brass razor looks retro but also reliable. There’s a certain masculine comfort in the way Syme’s razor looks. Does it have something to do with its robust looking Y shape? I don’t know. The razor is made from solid brass, features a slightly distressed look for that macho touch, and comes with a knurled handle that’s great to hold onto as you run the razor across your jawline.


Dave Joseph’s razor features a Y frame too, but captures a completely different spirit. Warm, inviting, and friendly, Dave’s razor design features a plastic body that’s absolutely rendered to perfection. The material, its roughness, self-reflections, and color are simply spectacular. Modeled with TSplines in Fusion and rendered in Keyshot.


One of the few straight razors to get submitted in this challenge, Mehmet Ergul’s razor design features a hollow, hub-less rotating hinge, and a beautifully organic texture on the handle that stands out against the blade’s angular, geometric design. The hollow hinge forms a great concave rest for your thumb as you shave, and here’s a little secret. Ergul used a dope displacement map to render that handle texture!


Dustin Low’s razor stands out as one of the most detaild looking razors of the lot. Overcomplicated, but in a good way, Low’s razor design explores a lot of things. Form, proportion, material, textures, transparency, and their ultimate effect on aesthetics. Low’s even created a pretty awesome looking timelapse of the modeling process in Autodesk Fusion 360!


Last, but definitely not the least, Dennis Johann Mueller’s razor concept lets this round-up article end on a complete high. Compact, and definitely a product you’d want to try to use at least once, Mueller’s razor ditches the handle for a thimble. The razor literally mounts on your fingertip, allowing you to shave in a way that feels a little more natural because you’re running your fingertip down your jaw, rather than maneuvering a handle. I imagine this is how the Black Panther shaves too. Mueller calls his concept the RZR, which is such a perfect name because it’s just as compact and compressed as the concept design itself!