Ahh, Dang The Traffic!

Ahh, Dang The Traffic!

I’ve seen a clock similar to the Swing Baton telling the time, however I find the application to managing the traffic system quite fascinating. Predictably, the baton is used to guide the traffic and avoid congestion. What is perky about it is the creative way the colorful signals are displayed.

0 Designers: Chih Wei Lai & Chi Wang

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Winners

Its an exciting time for the award winners of the A’ Design Awards & Competition. The results are out and it is time to crack open the champagne bottle! In essence, the awards are for designers, innovators and companies that deserve the attention of media, publishers and buyers. A’Design Award is a great opportunity for designers to have a jump in their careers, so here is a look at some of the winners!

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City in a Skyscraper

City in a Skyscraper

Launchspire is a radical re-interpretation not just of modern architecture, but of the airport and aviation in general. An electromagnetic vertical accelerator, using technological principles developed at CERN’s LHC provides a method for commercial aircraft to be accelerated to cruising speed from a ground based infrastructure. The super-tall structural solution would not only be a launch space for air transportation, but a vertical colony of commercial, residential & green spaces- essentially a helical version of the classic urban grid.

0 Designers: Various

If it's on your phone, it's on your wrist.

If it’s on your phone, it’s on your wrist.

I remember being a kid and watching the original Power Rangers talk into their wrist watch to communicate and do all sorts of cool stuff. That was 20 years ago, making me kinda old and whoever thought of that really smart, because 2014 is the dawn of the smartwatch! Jumping on the smartwatch wagon is the Braun S concept- it packs power in the form of notifications, fitness monitoring, calling assist, messaging, music and more.

0 Designer: Robrecht Vanhauwere

Bob rocks!

Bob rocks!

Bob is an eco-friendly, minimalist version of the rocking horse that was designed to not only reduce waste but keep childhood memories alive! Once little ones have outgrown the horse, it transforms into a seat by hiding the rockers under the main body. Use it as a functional keepsake and then pass it on when your kids have little ones of their own!

0 Designer: Yong Wei Fang

Work for Yanko Design

Work for Yanko Design

The credit of our success goes to our readers, and as a result we have grown to the stage where we need more team players to become a part of the Yanko Design family. We are looking for International applicants, you could be living anywhere; just ensure you have stable Internet! That’s top priority! There are many positions open and this includes writing, content researching, graphic design and more. If you live, breathe, and dream design as we do, then please apply!

The Real Tumble Dry

The Real Tumble Dry

So loving this Bike Washing Machine concept! The ideal way to exercise and get laundry done at one go! How effective will the cleaning be? That depends on how good you are at cycling, isn’t it!

0 Designer: Li Huan

Mom says never leave home without clean underwear!

Mom says never leave home without clean underwear!

It’s sage advice that inspired this design, as well as an observation that 75% of college students admit to being constantly in need of underwear. The reason? Lack of access to washing machines or convenient laundry services. – The solution is called Bulbe, an alternative halfway between washing clothes by hang and with a machine. It’s compact, portable and fits into any bathroom. Wash up to 1.5 kg of laundry quickly and economically. Perfect for campus life! See how it works —>

0 Designers: Clémence Germain & Léonard Gringné

Human Dimensions Bag

Human Dimensions Bag

What would it look and feel like if our DNA evolved to have a pouch like a kangaroo? That is the essence of the Fluoa Fusion Silver Light Backpack. It follows the dimensions of the human body, making it natural-feeling, ergonomic, and aerodynamic. It’s not what you’d tote on a long camping trip, but it’s waterproof, super-lightweight and has just enough room for your laptop and a few other belongings— perfect for toting around the city from day to day. Get it here!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Skyscrapers and Scaffoldings in Symbiosis

Skyscrapers and Scaffoldings in Symbiosis

Designer Thibaut Deprez was uninspired by the harshness and coldness of urban architecture, which can be repetitive and lacking personality with stacks upon stacks of identical stories. His solution? To use permanent bamboo scaffoldings as a driving force to promote the revival of these buildings. Each scaffolding is fashioned to the needs and wants of the building, giving each a unique identity. The bamboo shell also allows residents to expand their dwelling outward in the form of fresh air spaces and vertical gardens.

0 Designer: Thibaut Deprez

City-Purifying Tower

City-Purifying Tower

If you feel ill, you seek medical help… right? So why not provide our “sick” and polluted urban environments with the same attention? The Climatology Tower was designed as a research center that evaluates urban meteorology and corrects the environment with technological engineering. Look at it like a giant humidifier/air-purifier for your city. It also monitors things like radiation, insolation and thermal coverage, notifying the public for awareness and city departments to help maintain healthier environments.

0 Designers: Various

It’s All About the Ring

It’s All About the Ring

Look at these projects here and here, then come back and compare. All three of them deal with a cup design for the visually impaired and hopes to avoid spills when filling a cup. Question is, which one of them solves the problem effectively? What do you think?

0 Designer: Jongil Kim

Robotically Clean

Robotically Clean

The HANDY VA is handy convertible robotic vacuum cleaner that includes a detachable hand-held module that can be used for spot cleaning. We have seen many robotic concepts and before you file this as just-one-of-those; reconsider the dual functionality of this design!

0 Designer: Lee Hyeon Cheol