Compact But Not Lacking

Compact But Not Lacking

The aluminum hull Cristiana yacht may be one of Hyun-Seok Kim’s smaller designs but it packs all the creature comforts of a full size super-yacht into just 13 meters. The exterior features extra wide decks situated higher than average for better looks and to maximize interior space. Inside, the normal location of the master bedroom (at the stern) and living  room (at the bow).are switched to take advantage of the extra space for entertaining. 

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Not So Tacky Design

Not So Tacky Design

Tack pins are tack-pins: enlarged pinhead and a sharp steel protrusion that holds stuff in order. So why is there a big fuss about this design? Simple, many a nails have been chipped and sacrificed in a bid to remove them from the drawing board; mine included! Easy to Press is a redesign where the drawing pinhead makes it easy to pull out the darn thing. Saves you chipped nails and a whole lot of frustration!

0 Designer: Junwon Yang

Totally Germfree and Clean!

Totally Germfree and Clean!

To be a hundred percent safe that you don’t pick up the bad bacteria from the effects of flushing in the loo, many doctors recommend sterilizing toothbrushes on a regular basis. Fitting the bill is the In & Out Toothbrush, a brush that is easy to travel with and use. The mechanism recharges via a USB port and has a protective cap with display. Although not specified, I’m hoping the brush is not a plain manual one; the added attraction of a powered brush will be too hard to resist.

0 Designers: Jaewan Jeong, Joonggeun Ahn and Hwang Sunghyun

Cool Stools

Cool Stools

Steven Djurovic’s handcrafted D Chair achieves its modern, elegant form with the use of just two primary parts- one supportive dual leg component and one S-shaped seat that extends from the bottom seamlessly to form the third leg. Each piece of the stool can be customized in finish and texture to make unique combinations that fit a number of styles and tastes. 

0 Designer: Stevan Djurovic

A Perfect Bottle was Born

A Perfect Bottle was Born

The modular Born Bottle was designed to be useable by everyone in the family, babies and adults alike. To fulfill a variety of functions, the set includes a nippled top for babies, sippy-cup top for toddlers, a standard closable bottle top, and a unique primary reservoir that can divide into two separate smaller 9oz containers that can be used as mugs for coffee or tea. Whether you mix-n-match the colored sets or just have one for all your needs, it’s sure to be the last bottle you’ll ever need!

0 Designer: Michael Lovett

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition - Deadline Extended!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition – Deadline Extended!

Due to the overwhelming number of entries and many requests for extension, we are extending the deadline for the Electrolux Design Lab Logo Competition by two whole days!

The new deadline is 11th March 2012, 11:59 pm PST.

Rev up your creative juices during this weekend-break and send in your entries asap!

0 Competition Closed

Bathroom on a Wall

Bathroom on a Wall

By modulating all the fittings and fixtures of a bathroom on just one wall, the Fluid Wall creates an ambience of asymmetrical and organic surfaces. The idea is to highlight the features to just one place and create a focal point. As Jay explains, “Each panel has identical hidden mounting points for easy installation on an integrated mounting system. Panels may be arranged in any configuration. The room may include as few or as many panels as desired.” Very minimal and basic, and just apt for those facing space crunch!

0 Designer: Jay M. Stevens

Power - When You Need It

Power – When You Need It

Blessed with uninterrupted power supply in a city like Mumbai, its ironic that the capital city of New Delhi has to rely on invertors because of the frequent outages. Lights, fans and appliances are no longer the basics, it’s stuff like cellphones, laptops and portable devices that demand energy consumption in a average household. Addressing this need to bridge the gap of supply and consumption is the Ovia, a power reserve that illuminates and juices up devices when needed.

0 Designer: Sophie Wijaya

Addicted to Tech!

Addicted to Tech!

The Tech Addict concept takes inspiration from some of nature’s most cleverly evolved creatures, applying their unique super-senses to modern technology to enhance our own human abilities. Use radar like a bat, have a 280 degree view of surroundings like a chameleon, or even disguise your voice as a bird’s song!

0 Designers: Paul Gong & Erco Laii

Heaven's Reception Desk

Heaven’s Reception Desk

As part of a complete renovation of the showroom for the furniture brand Prestige Group in Nicosia, Cyprus- this bare, skeletal yet organic desk stands as the focal point of the updated and ultramodern reception area. Inspired by the Besparmak Mountains in North Cyprus, the sculptural desk has a rolling, cloud-like appearance that contrasts with the sharp matrix of square screens that cover the wall behind it.

0 Designers: Erhan & Mustafa Afsaroglu

Luminous Door Handle

Luminous Door Handle

Whether it’s in the isle of an airplane or on heavy machinery, safety lighting can mean the difference between disaster and security. With this concept in mind, the illuminating Zento door handle was designed as an added safety feature in the event of smoke from fire, electricity black-outs or other perilous scenarios. An independent wireless power system ensures the internal lamp is always ready for use. There’s unlimited potential for this concept to be applied to more than just doors at home!

0 Designers: Giangi Razeto and Massimo Pinto

Himalaya Water Tower

Himalaya Water Tower

Housed within 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains sits 40 percent of the world’s fresh water. The massive ice sheets are melting faster due to climate change, posing possible dire consequences for Asia, especially for the villages and cities that sit on the seven rivers fed from the Himalayas. The Himalaya Water Tower is a skyscraper located high in the mountain range that serves to store water and helps regulate its dispersal to the land below as the mountains’ natural supplies dry up.

0 Designers: Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao & Dongbai Song

Guessing Game #10

Guessing Game #10

Welcome to another round of the Guessing Game. The rules are simple: try and guess what this cropped image/product is and leave your comment below. The winner gets loads of love and affections and of course crowned, the winner of this round!

0 Designers: Chen Kaijun & Zheng Chengyi