Roll and R1de

Roll and R1de

The futuristic R1 (Roller 1) concept vehicle was designed for the not-so-distant 2030s and aims to shed light on what might be expected from urban vehicles of the future. Powered by hydrogen fuel-cell technology, the R1 moves on 4 spherical wheels capable of cross-directional movement, making it ideal for parking, changing lanes, or turning on a dime. The small size of the hydrogen power plant provides more cockpit space on a lightweight chassis and also makes its low profile possible.

0 Designer: Nicholas Evans

Supersonic Space Tourism

Supersonic Space Tourism

The SXT-A Iron Speed aircraft concept combines three types of next-gen propulsion engines that work in different stages to connect destinations. It’s like any commercial flight but offers space-tourists the opportunity to experience a supersonic cruise speed at Mach 2, a maximum hypersonic speed at Mach 6, as well as a few minutes on the border of space at an altitude over 100km. With break-neck speed and the excitement of a moment in space, it’s like taking your favorite roller coaster from New York to Paris.

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers From The Future

Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers From The Future

It takes a lot of courage to imagine building a buoyant skyscraper that rebuilds the arctic ice caps or a structure that shifts your living-scape from the ground to the skies, literally. The future of our living quarters depends a lot upon how we treat our resources today. Going by these Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers (3 award-winning and 24 honorable mentions), looks like we still need to do a lot for our mother earth. Have a look at some really creative, ingenious and dynamic vertical communities, seen through the eyes of eVolo

0 Designers: Various

Opposite, but the same.

Opposite, but the same.

According to a Chinese philosophy known as Taijitu, life is based on a fundamental value of the harmonies that exist between opposites (think yin & yang!). Inspired by this duality, this pair of candelabras express the dynamic interplay of polar opposites with contrasting materials and colors. Both share the same form, but one is of cold, industrial metal and the other of warm, natural wood. Together, they’re a beautiful accent to the modern interior.

0 Designer: Barnabé Ribay

For the Modern Nomad

For the Modern Nomad

If you’ve ever moved into a new place without furniture or anywhere to hang your clothes, you’ll appreciate the Arara Nômade. It’s an all-in-one solution for organizing clothes packed into one compact box. No screws, no glues, no technical know-how… just one intuitive structure that’s easily mounted or unmounted. Perfect for the modern nomad or anyone who needs a quick closet solution!

0 Designer: André Pedrini & Ricardo Freisleben

Top 32 Favorites From 2013 iF Design Award

Top 32 Favorites From 2013 iF Design Award

I had the privilege of being one of the 1900 guests who celebrated the prize winners of the iF design awards, in a lavish ceremony held at the BMW World in Munich. Using the Munich Creative Business Week as the backdrop was probably one of the cleverest things, because as design enthusiasts, we had access to some of the most inspiring workshops and exhibitions. Team YD met up with creative minds from across the globe and came home enriched by the experience. Here is our pick of Top 32 Favorite product design winners from the 2013 iF design awards.

Equating A Cleanup

Equating A Cleanup

The Equate is a vacuum cleaner for table crumbs and has been designed with the purpose of celebrating its form rather than hiding it. Most often we tend to find a cozy nook for such appliances, but designer Rich Park feels that we need to set this artistic work on a proud pedestal. It’s one of the rare examples where form, function and art are fine-tuned. Essentially, a very conceptual aerodynamic vacuum sits on a chrome cone-shaped charger.

0 Designer: Rich Park

Stories Made of Glass

Stories Made of Glass

Italian glassware studio Memento blurs the boundaries between handcrafted-workmanship and large scale production with their latest project called “ME IN A GLASS.” By manipulating colored vitreous paste, experienced craftsmen master each phase of the complex glass-making process, playing with colors and bringing about an extremely personal palette of 25 matchless glass sets with inspiration from sushi to dubstep.

0 Designer: Memento

Solid Craftsmanship

Solid Craftsmanship

Thomas Feichnter’s design strategy for the Fino collection was to eliminate the heavy and massive quality typical of solid wood furniture while retaining its constructive materiality. Each piece is characterized by an overall quality of lightness achieved by straight elements and joints as well as conically shaped table edges and legs that are tapered toward the floor. When combined they create cohesive solutions but individual items also make a great compliment to existing furniture.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

Hi.lo merges the basic blood pressure measuring system with smartphone technology in one simple device that anyone can use! Simply install the app on your smart phone, attach the device to your arm, and get a reading in a minute… all without cumbersome wires! With modern materials and availability in a variety of thoughtful colors, the design is much more comfortable and friendly-feeling than other outdated blood pressure systems.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Because We Need To Measure

Because We Need To Measure

I have seen some really crazy and snappy iPhone covers in my time, so this DeWalt iPhone 5 Case With Tape Measure Concept, caught me by surprise. The logical explanation is that if you work with tools, you will always need a tape measure, so why not have it with your iPhone Case! Oh well, I always keep one handy to measure my waistline; maybe I should have one of this!

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Opens For Entries

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Opens For Entries

UPDATE: Only 4 Days left! Hurry and Submit your ideas NOW

Yanko Design is proud to have been a part of Electrolux Design Lab’s evolution and this year we are excited to announce the commencement of the 2013 competition. The idea is king for Electrolux Design Lab 2013 and the competition opens for submissions on 18th February. The theme for this year is Inspired Urban Living and the focus of which falls into three key areas; Social Cooking, Natural Air and Effortless Cleaning.

0 Registration Deadline: 15th March 2013

Mini Transformer

Mini Transformer

The age of super-compacts is in full swing, but with that smaller wheelbase comes compromise in stability. MONO is a transformable EV that adapts its stance to maximize the driving experience whether you’re in the city or on the open road. The vehicle automatically adjusts the wheelbase depending on road type, traffic, or speed to ensure stability and practicality no matter the driving conditions. In its compact form the EV is only slightly larger than a motorcycle, making it perfect for zipping around the city.

0 Designer: Heesang Ahn