Cleaning Up The Seas With Drones

Cleaning Up The Seas With Drones

The city of Mumbai is situated by the Arabian Sea with the Mithi River flowing through it, experienced the worst ever flooding all thanks to the a cloud burst and clogged drains. Plastic bags that we take for granted was one of the major reasons why the drains went redundant and of course the high tide and choked riverbed didn’t help matters. Since man can’t take the onus of disposing waste responsible, let the Marine Drone do it for us.

0 Designers: Various

WheelCare

WheelCare

A lot of wheelchair designs focus on functionality that gives the user more independence, but there are times when help from an assistant or nurse is required. The WheelCare concept features advanced ergonomics that make it just as comfortable for the seated person as it is for the helper. A redesigned cushion handle, easy-to-use rear/front pedals and brakes, as well as customizable height/lean adjustment give added security to both by making it safer and more friendly to use.

0 Designer: Che-Yu Lu

A Lamp with Multiple Personalities

A Lamp with Multiple Personalities

Lighting is a delicate thing- sometimes you want to set the mood with a little ambient glow and sometimes you need direct light for working. The Captiva lamp makes it possible to switch between both in just seconds. Simply adjust the flexible neck to cast a focused beam or point it upwards into the shade to diffuse the light!

0 Designer: Stéphane Pietroiusti

Live From Essen: red dot product design gala Wrap-up

Live From Essen: red dot product design gala Wrap-up

Words really can’t express the excitement surrounding this year’s red dot product design awards! For The industrial design community it’s the place to be, and it just keeps getting better. On the outside it’s glitz, glamour, red carpets, amazing hors d’oeuvres, an endless stream of champagne, paparazzi, and even dancing. But that’s not what makes this night special… it’s the geniuses behind it all. 1299 to be exact. 1299 of the greatest design minds of 2012 gathered in one spot with friends, loved ones and the who’s who of design to celebrate outstanding achievements in innovation, invention and hard work.

Tailor Made Bentley

Tailor Made Bentley

A Bentley so exclusive that there is only one unique piece of it! The Bentley ‘Tailor Made’ is a one-off customized car that uses ‘Robofold’ technology to its advantage. Basically it’s a way of building car body panels by folding sheets of Aluminum with Robots. It uses cost effective and energy conservation methodology that makes manufacturing an exclusive piece, sustainable.

0 Designer: Kyungeun Ko

Jot, Flip, Sketch…All With One Tool

Jot, Flip, Sketch…All With One Tool

Call it clever styling or stylized functionality, the Jot Flip Stylus is one super sexy tool that every tablet or smartphone owner must have. Being a fan of sketching and taking notes on the go, the stylus offers me the convenience of drawing on a tablet and taking notes in a book. It features a precision disc that acts like your finger, except it lets you see exactly where your mark will be made on the tablet screen. Flip the barrel and a fine-tipped steel pen emerges from the other side. Truly, its one of the best digital stylus around!

0 Jot Flip Stylus: Available Here

Functional Flexability

Functional Flexability

Switch-It is an exploration into both flexible material and flexible functionality. At first glance it appears to be a classic floor lamp, but slide it down and the shade expands to a flat surface, transforming it into an occasional side table. It’s great conversation-starting piece that’s perfect for compact spaces.

0 Designer: Christina Sicoli

The Sound of Silent Objects

The Sound of Silent Objects

Inspired by street performers and the busking community, the Public Resonance project aims to establish a deeper connection between people and objects, architecture and other natural elements. The portable percussive tool-kit includes an amp an wooden clamps that can be attached to any object. Each object produces it’s own unique vibrations and sound, allowing the player to experience an audio connection to otherwise “silent” objects that before were merely seen or felt.

0 Designer: Samuel Weller

Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

We love it when you get creative and participate in events like the Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest ‘Work in Progress’ competition. Basically you had to pin your work-in-progress project to the Design Lab Pinterest Board and five interesting projects were to be picked by Yanko Design as winners for the Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders. Without further ado, jump right ahead to see who are the five lucky winners….

0 Designers: Various

Clamping The Wood For Furniture

Clamping The Wood For Furniture

It started off as a project exploring the possible ways of using clamps, and soon the Holdfast assignment stumbled into this eclectic range of exciting furniture. The idea was to employ clamps as tools as well as fasteners and are fashioned to reflect simplicity. They are based on the holdfast clamping system that holds materials to the surface of a workbench.

0 Designer: Samuel Weller

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Lit is an eco-aware, unbreakable light bulb that revisits the old incandescent. Giving timeless design a new meaning, the bulb adapted to different types of lighting fixtures and is customizable because the sockets are modular. The designer claims it to be the world’s first light bulb with a hybrid technology – LEDs and Optical fiber. Apparently the technology gives an incredible lifetime to the bulb, with an excellent dimmable light quality trough the time. Money savings and reduced enviornmetal impacts are assured!

0 Designer: Elie Ahovi

Hydroponics at Home

Hydroponics at Home

Gardening can be a rewarding and therapeutic activity- unfortunately, many urban dwellers will never get the chance to experience it! Using current hydroponics technology, the Auxano concept was designed to enable city dwellers to grow their own produce effectively and efficiently (and without mess!) within the space constraints of city living. Its innovative oxygenating pump system means no electricity is needed for the product to operate.

0 Designer: Philip Houiellebecq

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

This clever design might seem a little obvious, but it’s actually quite thoughtful! The BLUM lamp’s floral inspiration is apparent in its form, but it also takes inspiration from living plant’s energy process. Set the plant by the window, and solar panels harvest the sun’s energy to power the bright LED lights. It’s the flower that gives back after the sun goes down!

0 Designer: OneArtistStudio