Antrepo is a whiz as far as churning out impersonation designs. Their Salt&Pepper Cell was simply delightful, and now joining the league is this “Traffitray”. The last leg to the “I’m not” product series”, this set of coasters scream I’m Not A Traffic Sign Tray! Crafted from shiny painted wood or colorful plastic, the color options include red, turquoise, green & Black&White. If you were to come up with similar impostors what would you make? Gimme wacky ones like an IV bag that’s a ketchup bottle kinds…
Designer: Antrepo Design Industry
The designers for this Keystick – fan folding-style-keyboard, say that it’s a part of their None Bacteria Project – aimed at cutting down spread infections. Ah…I don’t buy the story of it being designed for personalized used so that you don’t contaminate your fingers. I’d much rather have it as this cool futuristic fan that I flip out of my purse and use it with my iPhone to update my latest posts. I’ll have mine in Pink Mr. Kim!
Designers: Yoonsang Kim & Eunsung Park
Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the season to smile and sweat! Smile: because you’re going to get loads of gifts and Sweat: because you’ll have to reciprocate the gesture! To answer the toughest question, ‘What do you get for someone who has everything’, we’ve drawn up a list of Ten Gifts that are really Distinguished. An array ideas to get something for someone who is a design connoisseur.
Mr. B is the newest way for doing dishes. It uses supersonic technology, helps conserve water and eliminates contamination of water via detergents. Its design has been inspired by a prehistoric creature (wanna guess which?), and has a nanotechnology coating for self-cleaning and keeping Bacteria at bay. The soft rubber brush is safe on all surfaces and the ergonomically shape gives a good grip. It comes with a wireless charging cradle, and the LED “eyes” reflect the battery life and status.
Designer: Jinsoo Park for Cube2 Design
Let me just stop you right there. This thing is called the “Robotic Weapon”, but don’t be fooled! All this is really is a teleoperated MIl-Sim non-lethal paintball gun mounted on a 4-wheel-drive E-Maxx RC vehicle. Does that sound like anything you know? I remember a television show about these sorts of things I think. This lovely war machine’s alternate names are: “Kill Bot,” “Mega Hurtz,” “The Wireless Weapon,” and “SWAT BOT.”
Designer: Rogers Design Group
While some of you design-savvy critics are vocal about your opinions on design, others use their subtle charms to let us know how the DESIGN SUCKS! A lot of products that are currently being sold on the YD Store were once mere concepts and we’d like to know if they were really worth the efforts? Did these products deserve to make it into the physical world or would it have been better left on the drawing board? We want to hear what you think!
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Hail the mother of sustainability! Let me give thee a new offering! I hope you accept this humble submission of a wind-up mouse. Much like those cute toys that McDonalds doles out, at the expense of a Happy Meal! Only this one aptly christened Sustail, and it works in sync with a computer and keyboard. Wind the mouse with the key kept in its underbelly. Keep winding till you hear a distinct feedback of full charge…and then sussstaaillll…..
Designer: Ahmet Bektes
For some odd reason I have this feeling that most designers turn poets and philosophers when they get into the description of their products. For instance designer ShiKai Tseng makes complete poetical sense when he describes the relation between waste paper and recycling it into a vase. The philosophy behind the Moulding Paper Recycling Bin is to give meaning to our paper trash. Fair enough, but I’m still to find the logical, technical and feasible reasoning behind this. Can anyone help?
Designer: ShiKai Tseng
The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.
“Beg Borrow or Steal”, that’s what I used to get to hear from my class teacher when I used to forget to bring my pencil box to class. Like most diligent girls in school I used to carry a sharpner, eraser, pens, pencils, and ruler. God forbid if you forgot a ruler and had to draw some lines! Like we tend to carry extra pencils or pens, but never rulers! Well this Ruler Pen is a helpful answer. Too bad no one thought of this during my school days. Also there is no cure for being forgetful!
Designer: ShiKai Tseng
Unabashed, unashamed of his thought process, designer TAN Lun Cheak is bold enough to admit that his Acoustic Robot is nothing but a figment of his imagination. He does not take aid of technology to promote his design. He teases us with words like fantasy, imagination, playfulness – just like a favorite toy. Tell me, are we really slaves to justifications and explanations all the time? Can’t we for once let go and simply enjoy a transformed regular audio speaker?
Designer: TAN Lun Cheak
YD has been mauled many a times for featuring concept designs, but that didn’t stop us then and it won’t stop us now. We have served as a platform for many a young minds that dared to dream big…so big that now their flights of fantasies have come alive. Here’s a re-cap of three awesome designs that are now available at the YD Store: Aroma USB, Twist Together Lamp & Shrine Shoe Rack. If you loved them then, I’m sure you’d be happy to BUY them NOW!
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