Ketchup On The Top

Ketchup On The Top

The Dipping Cover is a very clever design; who would have thought that by creating a simple indent in a lid, one can achieve such spectacular functionality! The idea behind the project is to reduce the use of the plastic cups for ketchup, which we find in most McDonalds and other fast food chains. An indent on the drink or coffee mug lid is good enough to serve as a dipping dish for the ketchup. As you can see, it’s not messy and very easy to carry even on the go. Brilliant design, if you ask me!

0 Designer: Bae Su-kyoo and Noh Haeun

Better Bandaging

Better Bandaging

The AmoeBAND is a bionic concept for band aid. The design features strategic cut-outs so that you can shape it to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage. It even features an intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process. Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

0 Designers: Various

Compact Minibus Concept

Compact Minibus Concept

Stripped down to the bare essentials, the Dwarf minibus concept goes to show that high occupancy vehicles don’t have to be inefficient or environmentally detrimental. Each wheel is powered independently by an in-wheel electric motor and can be operated in any direction for tight turns, true parallel parking or 360 degree turns. Like its more popular compact counterparts, it also features lightweight reinforced polymers and composites for added efficiency that doesn’t sacrifice safety.

0 Designer: Dakoda Reid

Spikey Seating

Spikey Seating

The Icicle Chair applies wintery inspiration to gothic style to form one eye-catching seating solution! The design looks somewhat threatening with its sharp spikes but is contrasted by a sleek, uniform seat and back. The dungeon-esque design certainly isnt for everyone, but one thing’s for certain, it’s sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designer: Ali Alavi

Yanko Design Curates TouchOfModern

Yanko Design Curates TouchOfModern

TouchOfModern is a design portal that features daily sales and empowers the users to discover great designers from around the world, at a fraction of the retail price. It is The Hub to discover something unexpected from around the globe, while you sit in the comfort of your home. The designs showcased are handpicked selections of top-brand and modern design and so when TouchOfModern asked us to curate their collection, we got super excited!

0 Designers: Various

Ketel One Vodka’s Nationwide Hunt For The Perfect Idea

Ketel One Vodka’s Nationwide Hunt For The Perfect Idea

Many a times we stagnate because we simply lack the resources to move forward in life. Well, after today you cannot use this as an excuse to realize your brilliant idea! Ketel One Vodka is asking Gentlemen Everywhere to Answer “A Gentleman’s Call”. In simple words, if you have a game-changing idea, the Ketel One is willing to back your belief with a $100,000 investment.

0 Entries Close:  July 29, 2012

Multifaceted Watch

Multifaceted Watch

This chrono watch by Alp Germaner is all about layers. Looking deep into the face, one notices that the gears, dial, hands, outer bezel, and date wheel create a multifaceted labyrinth of working components. Designed to be a top of the line sports watch, it’s as durable as it is intricate.

0 Designer: Alp Germaner

Better Music in Wood

Better Music in Wood

Tinka-tune takes a very different approach towards music creation. The design interface hopes to create an honest link between the user and music using low-technology and timeless mechanisms. As Phil explains, “The concept’s prototypes focus on designing a musical note with a resonant + adjustable tone, and a simple modular mounting system.” The final design imbibes an educational value of composing music with tactile feedback, aided with color-coordinated keys and a starter song booklet. At the end of the day you get innately creative and visceral musical experience.

0 Designer: Phil So

Super Golf Trolley

Super Golf Trolley

I am not a golfer but been raised by golf enthusiasts who took me to the golf course at every given chance. So I understand the sacredness of a golf clubs, the caddy and even the golf bag! I’d like to dedicate this Tour Caddie – ProPod Golf Trolley to all the times I misunderstood ‘birdie’, ‘Calcutta’ and ‘eagle’. This unique monocoque motorized carry pod has been specifically designed for Mike Powell Design and features some great innovations.

0 Designer: AME Design

Extreme E-Bike

Extreme E-Bike

The Roskva electric motorcycle is a fresh, thrilling concept… sure to engage the hearts of young motorcyclists and supermoto enthusiasts alike. The naked-style bike features sharp, angular bodywork, a monocoque carbon fiber chassis and an open, streamlined back end that’s made even cleaner as it lacks an exhaust. Powered by twin 94hp motors, the bike emulates the feel of a combustion engine bike and has state of the art chassis, suspension and brakes that many other e-bikes lack.

0 Designer: Erik Olsvik

Iron and Silk Scarf

Iron and Silk Scarf

Primarily working with metal and light, artist Miya Ando created a unique process of permanently hand-dyeing anodized aluminum plate paintings. By applying the same technique to fabric, the designer yielded this beautiful, metallic, 100% silk chiffon scarf that, when draped, looks similar to liquid metal. It’s a modern work of art you can wear!

0 Designer: Miya Ando

Friday Giveaway: Poppy Playground 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets by Vice Merchants

Friday Giveaway: Poppy Playground 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets by Vice Merchants

This Friday, get a chance to win yourself an exclusive limited edition of designer sheets! Sheets that make you feel sexy, sensual and wanted! YD brings to you the Poppy Playground Sheets by Vice Merchants. Vice Merchants’ team is inspired by the beauty of the female form, and they shirk cultural taboos to infuse sensuality and sexuality into a line of luxury home décor. To win the exclusive Poppy Playground in a size of your choice, simple answer the question posted after the jump…

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Love Origami? How About A Speaker!

Love Origami? How About A Speaker!

The Viva Speakers are inspired by origami and are extremely portable. Good enough to slip into your pocket! The docking speakers work well with the iPhone and other Android phones. It works with Bluetooth syncing as well. To open it to shape out as a cube, simply counter twist the top and bottom in one rhythmic swipe. Music beams out from all four sides creating an enigmatic surround system. The design uses empty spaces of the cube as a soundbox and it has a great quality of bass sound. I love the idea of teaming aluminum with chrome accents.

0 Designer: Jang se-chan