Cars in Halfsies

Cars in Halfsies

When you’ve got a whole barrel full of money, that is, when you’re completely rich, you have the luxury of choosing your own ultra-fabulous car. And when you do, you want not only a beautiful interior and exterior, not only do you want a fabulously running car, you want it to say something! I don’t mean like knightrider, no, I mean you want it to be an expression of who YOU are. This is the Bentley “Jeckyll and Hyde.”

0 Designer: Bora Kim

Mister Tastee's Tricycle

Mister Tastee’s Tricycle

This right here is a solar powered cooling machine. It’s a cooling container that cyclists can use to store chilled products, made to work independent of any service supply. “The hotter the day, the cooler the ice cream.” Solar panels imbedded in a membrane, connected to solar charge regulators, using wires situated within the panels, generate around 35W on a sunny day. Keepin them cones cool with the power of the sun. Super poetic and scrumptious.

0 Designer: Aija Golubeva

Chopper Scooter, I'm Totally Serious

Chopper Scooter, I’m Totally Serious

If scooters are too passe for your bad boy, Jesse James lovin’ ego, check out this Chopper Scooter. The motorized mover was designed with linear lines and flowing shapes in mind – anything to hide it’s true identity. Great way to bring up those kids and get them all indoctrinated into the culture.

0 Designer: Dana Ben Nissan

New Bike Carrying Culture

New Bike Carrying Culture

Designer Faris ELmasu is about to change the entire world of bike baskets. Up until now, the bike basket has been entirely lame. Made for the littlest kids and those who wish to steal puppies and turn into witches.* Now, all of that is changed. Yes, this is the “Bent Wood Basket.” Made specifically for the neo-hippy aka Hipster culture, this basket is beyond trendy. It’s downright cute and useful.

0 Designer: Faris ELmasu

Regarding Beauty in Audi

Regarding Beauty in Audi

A fabulous design comes to my internet doorstep today, Amar Vaya, a designer who takes extra philosophical time in designing a car, one called Axiom in this case. Branded with the Audi name, the Axiom is an exercise in emphasizing the idea of “beauty” within the tradition of Audi’s idiom. What’s that mean? It means it’s gotta look like an Audi. People HAVE to know that it’s an Audi when they first peek at it. But right before or right after that, their next thought has to be “wow, that is quite the sight to behold, wouldn’t you say so? Yes, yes I would.”

0 Designer: Amar Vaya

Automotive Yellow Power

Automotive Yellow Power

This car right here goes by the name “AMV-R”, an acronym which stands for Automotive Visual Racing. And it’s fantastic. Your eyeballs are going to explode when you peek at the images in this post’s gallery, if you haven’t already. But then again, if you had already, you wouldn’t have eyes. Designer Alexei Mikhailov presents a spectacular vision that mixes Italian and German styling with an “exotic” and precise surface flow.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Skeletal Electrics on Two Wheels!

Skeletal Electrics on Two Wheels!

Oh my goodness, this is a shiny, sharp looking triad of motorcycle vehicles. Before you get down too far in the description, take note that the red and the black are diesel/electric engines while the gray is an electric only, working with the battery. Then below that in this project post’s gallery you’ll see the “shared” battery station, which is quite the looker and something I’d sure like to see in the real world for real. Designer Paolo De Giusti presents three Naked bikes.

0 Designer: Paolo De Giusti

Etta Bike Baby!

Etta Bike Baby!

Pratt Student Nick Foley has designed the Etta as a new-age urban commuter bicycle that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible to non-cyclists than traditional bicycles. Drawing on his own experience of working in a cycle shop and recreational cycling, Nick brings us a version that is easy on your posture, finds a new place to stash your load and aesthetically appealing. The highlights are integrated storage with a low center-of-gravity; integrated lighting and theft-proof nighttime safety. Light and compact, this is one bike I’m ready to test ride NOW!

0 Designer: Nick Foley

Make The Halo, Bike!

Make The Halo, Bike!

How safe is your bicycle out there in the wilderness? The city is full of bike thieves. Has been since the beginning of bikes. Completely full. So what are you going to do about it? Slap a chain on there? No way! It’ll be chopped off in a moment’s notice! Tie it up with a rope and a dog? No way! They love treats! So what? Call on the power of heaven to help you? Maybe… It’s the “Halo” bicycle lock, for holy protection!

0 Designer: Steve Hunt

Skate Long on Carbon Fiber

Skate Long on Carbon Fiber

Oh man how I enjoy it when there’s skateboard and longboard designs on Yanko. This is the first feasible, ready to rock one I’ve gotten to write about in a long time. And it’s carbon-fiber! All the more excellent. This particular board is designed by Louis Bradier and aims to bring ski technology to the skateboard. In doing so, Bradier aims for comfort, lightness, and simplicity. Perfect goals for a most-excellent activity and sport situation.

0 Designers: Louis Bradier

Yacht So Green it's Alien

Yacht So Green it’s Alien

I think it’s been 10 years or more since I heard a Looney Tunes reference of this caliber. This eco-sustainable catamaran yacht goes by the name “Marvin the Martian.” It measures in at 50 feet long and is hulled of sassy white fiberglass. Designer Maria Malindretou-Vika’s (herein referred to as M.V.) goal in this project was to create a boat capable of being both autonomous and self-sufficient in energy. M.V. does this and makes one fabulous yacht in the process.

0 Designer: Maria Malindretou-Vika

Fantasically Passengered

Fantasically Passengered

Here’s a passenger vehicle. Usually I write about boats or really wild or fantastic sports vehicles. I’m not just assigned those projects, it just happens to be that a lot of them come my way when it’s time to publish. When this one came under my nose, I got excited. I got excited that this was a vehicle designed for a specific purpose, then I got doubly excited that the renderings were so fantastic. Then I kept getting excited.

0 Designers: Gabriel Tam

This Car is Lit Up

This Car is Lit Up

This car goes by the name “The Car of Light,” which, as I’m sure you’re about to see, means more than just a pretty shininess. This vehicle’s creation process began with a dissertation experienced by the designer on the effects of light on human’s senses and how it affects the shape of objects, especially vehicles. Heavy subject matter! And how elegant a car it doth create in the end.

0 Designers: Jong Won Lee