Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Being a hardcore Urbanite, I don’t think I really appreciate the need for really dry shoes. Not that it doesn’t rain in my city; we do get our fair share of monsoons, but it’s just that I can’t fathom the need for a specialized drier for my shoes. On the other hand folks who tend to spend much time outdoors (like farmers) and work in damp environments would really value the Windry Boot Drier. This device works by directing air into the boot, accelerating the evaporation of moisture, thus drying the gumboots pronto.

0 Designer: John Lee for The Ideas Foundry

VitameatavegiMIX

VitameatavegiMIX

Are you tired, rundown, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unPOPular? The answer to all your problems is this little digital audio player from iXing. Dubbed the “Vitamin”, this tiny tune toter supports both MP3 and WMA files, features a seven preset equalizer and has USB 2.0 connect-ability. Controlling your tunes is almost as easy as popping a pill.

0 Designer: Sangnam Park

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

Kitchen and people have a love-hate relationship. Many love to hate the chores involved in the process of cooking. Others simply can’t just stop boasting about their culinary skills. For me the toughest part is the chopping of veggies and managing my refrigerator. For you it may be doing the dishes. What we can’t deny is the lure of a prim and proper kitchen that is fitted with the best of best appliances and aids that make cooking a pleasure. Here’s a look at Ten Creative Kitchen Companions that can make you the perfect chef!

0 Designers: Various

Worst Idea: Cords

Worst Idea: Cords

So you’ve got cords. I know you do. Here’s the solution for you. That’s assuming you’ve got beef with cords! Which most people generally do at one time or another in their cordy lives. Here it is. It’s DOTZ. It’s made up of three different kinds of accessories: Dotz™ CordIdentifiers™, Dotz CordStraps™, and Dotz ™ CordWraps™. I imagine that you’re hardcore enough to guess which is which and what they do, generally. Worth it? Cute enough colors and icons?

0 Designer: Micah L. Maraia

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Nokia Pulse Projector is a project aimed at expanding the mobile communication experience and finding new ways to interact. It’s a device that has been designed to expand and strengthen mobile applications while working in conjunction with mobile phones. It combines a LED-projector and a NXT-speaker with Dolby sound processing in to a solid multimedia device. Using the accompanying Pulse software and Bluetooth, one can convert a mobile phone into an interactive remote that controls this unique multimedia player.  

0 Designer: Miika Mahonen

Travel Bag-buggy

Travel Bag-buggy

I’m a veteran when it comes to traveling with kids and I know the nightmarish times I went through every time I ventured out. Cranky, jet lagged babies + luggage management is horrid combo. Try pushing a buggy and pulling your trolley bag at the same time! Dreadful! Good folks at Castiglione Morelli have an ingenious idea with their Samsonite Convertible Trolley Stroller Bag. A specialized compartment holds in a folded fabric, which when pulled out, stretches over the pull-out metallic frame; thus resulting in a child seat. Very Convenient.

0 Designer: Castiglione Morelli Design

Novanta Desk Revisited

Novanta Desk Revisited

What is Yanko Design? Why do you visit it? Why do I write here? Endless questions….but the answer’s always the same. YD is a place where people come to get inspired, a place that showcases innovation and the wonders of human creativity in the best possible way. If this Novanta Desk invokes déjà vu, then its coz we are showcasing it again!

0 Designer: Luke Riggall

Designer Mentoring Program

Designer Mentoring Program

Have you ever wondered if your portfolio was good enough? Concerned if you were making the right decision on the job offer? What about getting the right technical design skills for the job?

Your deepest and darkest questions on design, that you were afraid to ask, can now finally be answered!

0 Apply: Design Sojourn

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Constrains like limited space and behavioral changes like cooking while entertaining have dictated the transition from monstrous-sized kitchens to neat compact kitchenettes and open modular concepts. Adopting these changes, Electrolux brings to us to two unique concepts. The Rendez-vous interactive table is a cook-top that allows you to do jiffy cooking and entertain at the same time. The Volare, akin to the Lounge Bar, is a wall mounted appliance that’s nothing short of an artistic kitchen! Check out the details after the jump.

0 Designer: Electrolux Global Design

World Moving Ideas in Calendar Form

World Moving Ideas in Calendar Form

The many ordinary objects in our lives owe their existence to some very well known, and some not so well known, inventions. To celebrate those great ideas, the 2009 Pershing Calendar called World Moving Ideas presents 12 objects with calendars on them. Each object represents a month and some are fully functioning – everything from an iPod which is a distant relative of the phonograph, to magnets which owe their existence to the refrigerator invented in 1748. Want one? It’s limited edition so good luck!

0 Designer: Manuel Dall\'Olio

Simply a Bright Idea

Simply a Bright Idea

We have all done it. You might be doing it right now. If you are reading this site, then you are probably predisposed to doing it all the time. Over thinking a design. That’s what designer Sungho Lee did when he first approached his LED light design. He started by filling a box with all the requisite parts needed to generate a LED light. After stepping back, he stripped his design of everything that wasn’t necessary. Basically it’s a paperclip, slightly modified to to hug a watch battery and topped with the LED light. Brilliant!

0 Designer: Sungho Lee

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Oh how I envied Phil Collins when he sat behind the drums, crooning so sensually while his hands never missed a beat with the sticks! You folks may be the guitar freaks, but there are many of us who totally dig the Air Drum thing. Feeding our fantasy is this UFO shaped Electronic Drums by Petr Kubík. Designed for personal use, this electronic device sits neatly between your legs, more like a bongo, and reproduces magical beats when your hands strike its surface.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but many people are like dorks in the kitchen! They get two left-feet and splatter the whole place with mess! To top it off, invariable the smoke alarm goes off, thanks to clumsy ventilation and cooking! This situation is both funny and radical, coz you can’t have the smoke alarm go off for nothing! Rectify the situation with an anti-smoke alarm; welcome Smokey the Remote Smoke Alarm Silencer! No more hurrying to remove batteries of the alarm.

0 Designer: Beth Fuller