This Grasshopper Folds and Generates Electricity

This Grasshopper Folds and Generates Electricity

Grasshopper is a foldable electric bicycle that turns into a trolley for easy transport. The use of composite materials provide rigidity and strength. The aim of the design is to satisfy those who like to bicycle in normal everyday life but live in places/cities where the configuration of the terrain is too severe (cough: hills). The target market is mainly composed of active people with environmental concerns and health concerns who live in urban centres, plus people who live nomadic lifestyles.

0 Designer: David Gonçalves

See and Behold; God's Skull of the Ocean

See and Behold; God’s Skull of the Ocean

Given the amazing economic state that we’re in, and the fact that you’re certainly one of those lucky recipients of those six-figure holiday bonuses, you’re more than ready to hear the full details behind the “Oculus.” This yacht’s unique shape “is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish and mammals.” What does that tell you? It’s not quite [biomimicry], but it does really look at home in the sea.

0 Designer: E. Kevin Schopfer

Touch Me Michael, I Drive Just for You

Touch Me Michael, I Drive Just for You

You love light-up cars, right? You want your car to stick-out and keep the streets bright, right? How would you like your car to be uniquely coded to open and activate based on your touch- your fingerprints and more? Ask Enache Florin to hand the plans over. Here is the Peugeot “Touch.”

0 Designer: Enache Florin

Skate Shortens Your Commute, Possibly Life Span

Skate Shortens Your Commute, Possibly Life Span

There are certain gadgets that are simply too cool not to do something dangerous with. Case in point, “Skate” from Matteo Gentile adds an electric motor to a stripped down hybrid of a skateboard and snowboard bindings, creating something altogether different, dangerous and cool. Ostensibly created for regular transport and short commutes, I think we all know what was going through Matteo’s mind when he sketched this bad boy out.

0 Designer: Matteo Gentile

The Best Render of a Yacht I've Ever Seen

The Best Render of a Yacht I’ve Ever Seen

Everyone has at least one yacht. I have six. But for those who want a yacht that’s unlike their other yachts, there’s the SENTORI 58R. The SENTORI 58R is a flybridge motor yacht, with three decks, a length of about 18m and a displacement of 28to. And it’s totally phat.

0 Designers: Christian Gumpold & Christopher Gloning

Honda Reveals Hydrogen-Powered Hot Speedster

Honda Reveals Hydrogen-Powered Hot Speedster

Yesterday Honda revealed their modern shot at a hydrogen-powered vehicle. Progress on at least the green front, but look at that jet on the back! The Honda FC Sport is straight out a certain “Speed” cartoon-to-movie. V-Flow fuel cell stack and electric drivetrain from the FCX Clarity. Three seater, similar to the McLaren F1 supercar, the driver sits front and center while the two passengers sit on either side of him or her. I’ll be borrowing this tomorrow for it’s supreme race on die Autobahn.

0 Designer: Honda Motors

Scarab is Small, Scarab is Fast, Scarab is Hot

Scarab is Small, Scarab is Fast, Scarab is Hot

Think hand-held pocket bikes! Mini Cooper small edition! Smart Car ant size! All of these are just basically giants compared to the hot insect-style transport. It is called the Scarab. It’s got multiple driving modes: fast to slow, perfect park mode, sensors, Lidar, radar, transponders, GPS, guns, knives, sharp sticks!

0 Designer: David Miguel Moreira Gonçalves

Roofus, Man's Best Friend

Roofus, Man’s Best Friend

Shoveling snow looks like a hell of a job at the best of times, but when faced with commercial sized buildings, apparently it’s so bad it takes up to 25 men to get the job done. That’s where the humorously named “Roofus” comes in.

0 Designer: Michal Glogowski

Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury One-77

Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury “One-77″

Literally hand-crafted features, production of only 77 units (that’s 77 cars made, ever,) and cost around a couple million dollars. Is this for real? Aston Martin creates a designer dream-car that defies the imagination of the middle class and acts as a masthead for the company:

“all [the] beauty we could bring to a car.”

0 Designer: Marek Reichmann + Aston Martin Design Team

Kite Cars

Kite Cars

For the hyper-imaginative future fliers. This “Wind Light Vehicle” allows three methods of locomotion, two of which involve that giant wing on the hood there. There’s an electric motor in each of the three tires, for one. Then the wing can swing upright for the vehicle to become like a windsurfing board, or it can become detached for some amazing kite wind action!

0 Designer: Tsun-Ho Wang, Min-Gyu Jung & Sung-Je Do

Fireworks Help Find Your Car

Fireworks Help Find Your Car

Every time I get out of a car I yell to my friends the exact floor, side, and column it’s located on. Two hours later we’re all wandering around trying to find it. Constantly clicking the remote keyless entry doesn’t help unless you’re within audible distance. I need something bigger, something I can’t miss. How about fireworks?

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction

Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction

I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experience while supposedly causing minimal wake in the water and relatively no noise when in operation. Mermaids better keep their heads down for this one.

0 Designer: Matt De Bellefeuille & Robert Vandenham

Not Your Average Party Boat

Not Your Average Party Boat

If by chance there is a scuba diving scene in the upcoming James Bond flick, then I can only imagine his government issued yacht would look something like this. With its lines and form inspired by orca whales, “Nav” feels like a breaching whale ready to fall back into the depths. The designer, Charles Kalpakian, likes to think of his work as dreams that inspire briefly but allow us to endure on. Considering the amount of good work that will never get to production, that’s probably a solid philosophy for a lot of the designers on YD.

0 Designer: Charles Kalpakian