Playful Photography

Playful Photography

The Apollon is a clever camera design makes taking photos an entirely new experience! If your casual photographer friends have one too, you can link together wirelessly and capture the same photo from different perspectives. Better yet, their camera will automatically transfer the image to your device so you all have the same digitals. Pure GENIUS.

0 Designer: Gordon Tiemstra

Enduring Espresso

Enduring Espresso

Wonsang Lee’s twist on the espresso machine appears ultra-modern, but takes inspiration from traditional Korean houses which are often designed to focus on exposure to outdoor landscaping. Like the traditional homes, the center of this design is where all the magic happens. Its open midsection is not only aesthetically unique, but an intuitive signal for where the user should place their mug.

0 Designer: Wonsang Lee

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Karim Rashid

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Karim Rashid

People know him as the man who has designed more than 3000 products, worked in 40 countries and winner of umpteen awards. Lucky Guy? NO! Karim Rashid does not believe in Luck; his mantra is perseverance, diligence and talent. Read on to know how this artistic industrial designer got fired from his job, reproached by his teachers and yet went on to become one of the most successful designers of our time. Proving to all that it only takes hard work, strong vision and a bit of business acumen to make it big.

The Song Trilogy

The Song Trilogy

Seunghan Song wowed us with his innovative transparent and magical phone concepts, at a time when alternative aspects were not even being considered in the real world. Continuing with his vision for a world where mobile phones are not just gadgets but an aesthetic, emotional extension of our lives, he has here the Morning Dew Mobile Phone Concept. This version becomes a brilliant piece of art when placed casually on a table and charges up in a very unique fashion. Have a look…

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Flying Home of Tomorrow

Flying Home of Tomorrow

When it comes to traveling homes, some prefer the land and some prefer the sea… but in the future, some will choose the sky! The Wolke 7 flying home concept has modern creature comforts and then some… not to mention, style that looks straight out of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Hit the jump to check out the dirigible digs!

0 Designer: Timon Sager

Blood Sucking Seating

Blood Sucking Seating

As you might infer from the name, the Batwings chair takes inspiration from the flying bat, adapting the form of its webbed wings to a seating solution that is as feral as it is gothic. Taking from the physics of the bat’s skeletal system, the internal structure provides natural support and also adds to the wild animal feel.

0 Designer: Yu Haotian

Modern Lantern

Modern Lantern

Lampe H is a super-modern lighting solution that gives a slight nod to the old-school lantern. Similar to a kerosene lantern, the user turns a simple knob to activate on/off functionality and can transport the lightweight lamp anywhere with its thin handle. Probably not the best for camping, but it will look great inside!

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema

Only Manta

Only Manta

A proud moment for James Cameron and his path breaking dive into the Marina Trench! While we still come to grips with the implication of his journey, it’s quite apparent than our fascination nature and the elements have a deep-rooted effect on inspiration. Take for example the Manta Pendant Lamp; clearly inspired by the beautiful fish, this gorgeous lamp is not only a design exercise but also a statement of our passion for exploration.

0 Designer: Robert Lillquist

Biomimicry Pin

Biomimicry Pin

It was an ‘a-ha’ moment when Toshi Fukaya realized that there is more to a cat’s paw than just fur, paw-pads and claws. The act of withdrawing the claws and exposing them inspired the creation of Biomimicry Drawing Pin. The sharp pin is sheathed by a hollow pad (or bubble) of malleable silicone and exposes the pin only when the drawing pin is pressed into the board. The idea is to create a safer pin for use.

0 Designer: Toshi Fukaya

Intuitive Illumination

Intuitive Illumination

Gotta love this straightforward desk lamp design! One look at the Slide Lamp and the user will instantly understand how to adjust it. The aluminum base and natural oak components form a triangle with slots that make it easy to slide elements and adjust the lamp’s height and position.

0 Designer: Peter van de Water

The Modern Man's Razor

The Modern Man’s Razor

The Möbius Shaver, inspired by the unique qualities of the möbius strip, is a unique take on the simple razor that is as puzzling as it is visually stunning. The 1mm stainless steel handle forms a continues band that half-twists at the end to create tension and increased sturdiness. Though it’s an altered form of the common razor, it’s just as ergonomic.

0 Designer: Penghao Shan

Gyroscopic Transportation of the Future

Gyroscopic Transportation of the Future

This futuristic transportation concept was designed for the urban commuter looking for an entirely new and unique driving experience. With just two wheels, the glass-dome cabin is self-balancing and can be controlled with a joystick instead of a steering wheel. You might say it’s kinda like the auto (and much cooler) version of a Segway!

0 Designer: Sanu K R

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Sonos hooked up with artist Hisham Bharoocha to create a limited edition PLAY:3, the wireless wifi speaker system. Stream your entire music library, listen to your favorite radio stations and control it all from your mobile device. Only 150 were ever made and one lucky yd’er will win one! Just leave me a comment explaining where you would use the Sonos PLAY:3. Ends this Friday, March 30th @ 10PM PST. Open worldwide. Winner will be announced Monday, April 2nd.

0 Sponsor: Sonos, Will update 4/2/2012