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

Two Quarters Of A Bike

Two Quarters Of A Bike

TwoQuater is a power-assisted electric bicycle that folds up when necessary. It sources the power from a lithium battery, which housed at the back of the bike in a black case. The power-assist comes into play when riding uphill and during the downhill course it recharges the battery. For a subway ride or up the elevator, the bike folds into half, but if you need to stash it in your car’s trunk or stow it away, it can fold up further to become a quarter of its size.

0 Designers: Various

One Robot Passenger

One Robot Passenger

I don’t know if you know it, but today I got in a car accident. I’m not kidding. For real. In real life, I got in a car accident today. I ran a stop sign like an idiot, not paying attention, like a fool who needed to be separated from his car. Lucky for everyone, noone was hurt. My car may be totalled, but everyone is totally alright. That’s all you’ve got to know about that besides this: you know what would have been helpful? A robot helper. You know what designer Derek Chik Kin Ng has? A car that’s robot compliant, and yes, a robot who fits right there in the seat.

0 Designer: Derek Chik Kin Ng

Green Lights Glide on Magnets

Green Lights Glide on Magnets

These automobiles are made to speed. And on the power of magnets, they shall. But how do they work, these cars? Magnets are difficult to understand, right? No way, what are you thinking? This isn’t magic. It’s science! And it’s Chinese! Yes, this car right here is meant to play a large part in the gigantic burgeoning Chinese economy by (in 10-15 years time,) playing a role in the environmental, economic, and cultural wave-like revolution!

I can’t wait!

0 Designer: Rui Guo

The Energy Revolution in a Bike

The Energy Revolution in a Bike

Here we go, it’s another revolution. How many revolutions can this world take?! Someday we humans will blow the Earth up. You betcha. Designer Augustin Barbot looks forward to the near future, remembering the Industrial Revolution in the West and envisioning an Energy Revolution for us all! And here, in this vehicle, is that revolution encapsulated. You drink the energy drink and the power comes out! You sit on the “OPEL EWOL”, put the energy of your body in, and SPEED comes out. Hot, futuristic speed.

0 Designer: Augustin Barbot

How To Fold A Bike Into A Cart

How To Fold A Bike Into A Cart

The concept of a folding cycle is not new to Yanko Design, and I really think the idea is worth developing, given the space constrains that bog us. Classifying the Ville as just another folding urban commuter cycle will not be fair. The design concept goes a step further by adding functionality to the folded form. It doubles up as a cart so that when you go grocery shopping, you don’t leave this cool bike parked outside to tempt thieves, you take it along indoors.

0 Designer: Hyuk-Jae Chang

Adidas Automotive Industry

Adidas Automotive Industry

United Kingdom designer Chris Duff reminds us of our potential future, the one where the entire world is run by several parent corporations, most of them once small, direct idea-drivin groups, now just a name. Or is that the present? This project presents a future in which the sneaker brand Adidas will produce automotive vehicles. This project is called “Adidas Mobility” and gives us the first roller, a lightweight adaptable vehicle to epitomize the former shoe brand, current world brand.

0 Designer: Chris Duff

Bike Courtesy of Aircraft Manufacturing Technology

Bike Courtesy of Aircraft Manufacturing Technology

This doesn’t happen every day. A Tbilisi based aircraft manufacturing company contacts you and asks for a proposal on a bike that utilizes aluminum square tubes. It has to look modern, out of the ordinary, aerodynamic and turn heads. The result is the Spider. The main frame is made by welding aluminum tubes and the chain stays are cold stamped together. The spokes are purposely kinked to look like our arachnid friends. Hmm…

0 Designer: Zviad Tsikolia for Tsikolia Design R&D Ltd.

Large Lovely Shipyard Taiwan

Large Lovely Shipyard Taiwan

This project goes by the title “Shipyard Taiwan.” As you probably have already guessed, it’s a Taiwanese shipyard, one that’s designed, planned, and visualized by Motion Code Blue. Built onto and into an existing u-shaped hall and production building for motor yachts, this project aims to add an office building, green and recreational spaces, and a showroom. And in the vein of near-impossible design requirements the world over, the commissioner asks MCB to give this project “landmark-like characteristics.” It’s sort of like saying “make it godly, please.”

0 Designer: Motion Code Blue

Wood Yacht Fantasy

Wood Yacht Fantasy

I almost titled this post “Orange Yacht Fantasy” because the redness in the seats throughout this fabulous ship. It really brings out this yellow tones in the wooden decks, but then I realized, yes, they are wood. And it’s totally sexy. Sexy like a boat is sexy. This is the “Sentori 50 L”, a 50 feet flybridge motor yacht. Its length is 15.3 meters, its beam is 5 meters, its displacement is 18 tons, and it’s got so many features that you’ll be swimming in em. Or you would, but you’ll be on a YACHT.

0 Designer: Motion Code Blue