A Light and Fast Kitty

A Light and Fast Kitty

Jaguar Light is an exploration of a new design language for the brand centering around the idea of lightness. A sense of visual reduction and economical use of materials – to do more with less. Inspired by decorative and structural properties of aluminum foam and the honeycomb, the resulting structure is a single sculpted foam where both the exterior and interior are seamlessly intertwined. Beautiful design ethos. Would it work for real?

0 Designer: Hitesh Panchal

Hydraulic Cutting Tools Go Ergonomic

Hydraulic Cutting Tools Go Ergonomic

Hydraulic cutting tools can cut through strong materials like high-carbon alloy steel but they’re were original designed for industrial applications making it difficult to transport and use at the scene of a car wreck. HOC is a solution that ensures the safety and quick extrication due to its improved physical and cognitive ergonomics. The circular handle at the back of the tool is designed to accomodate to different work postures and decrease the risk of injuries.

0 Designer: Cenk Aytekin

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Intelligent Mobility is the theme for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab and here are the Top 8 designs that made the cut. What’s really awesome about the whole process is that the designers get to present their case in front of an audience and do a little Q&A session with the grand jury. Keeping up with last year’s tradition of giving you live updates, tweets and pictures; this year too YD will be bring you the action LIVE from London! So bookmark September 7th, 2011; one innovative designer will be taking home 5000 Euros and paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.

0 Designers: Various

Folding for Power

Folding for Power

Enough has been said on plugs and sockets and how we can do our bit to save electricity. Another attempt to make the green impact is the Folding Plug; it simply does away with the switch! The plug head itself is the switch. Snap it flush to the wall and the power is on; lever it 90 degrees perpendicular upwards and the circuit gets off. Intuitive and easy but not very furniture friendly I suppose.

0 Designers: Huang Guanglei, Wei Min and Jiang Zhongbiao

Someone Get Me This Yacht

Someone Get Me This Yacht

This is one hot yacht! The Spiritum 57′s sleek looks were designed to be both subtle and aggressive, perfect for the enthusiast who enjoys luxury but also has a wild side.  Packing 4 Volvo Penta engines, it doesn’t lack in the speed department either. A telescopic hidden staircase & swimming platform extend from the port side, allowing easy access to the water while providing additional exterior & interior space. A deluxe entertainment system & additional swimming platform that extends from the stern make this the perfect yacht for entertaining.

0 Designers: Various

Doze

Doze

No matter what age you are, being well rested can mean the difference between a good or bad start of the day. Doze is a sleep positioner designed for disabled children, particularly those who suffer from muscle tension and loss of muscle tone, that assists with side-lying posture at bedtime. The pod decreases the risk of sleeping in awkward positions that may interfere with growth, put pressure on the spine, as well as air flow, which can cause severe breathing problems.

0 Designer: Lucia Hsieh

Amphibian Inspiration

Amphibian Inspiration

Named after it’s inspiration, the Auratus chaise lounge by designer Wilson Niño mimics the form of a poison dart frog and has brilliant coloring to match. Though it might look like it’s ready to jump, don’t worry, it’s non-toxic and slime-free. An ultra-plush cushion mean you can kick back in comfort while you sharpen those blowdarts.

0 Designer: Wilson Niño

Get More Out Of Your Toothpaste Tube

Get More Out Of Your Toothpaste Tube

Here is another intriguing Toothpaste Packaging design that makes total sense. SavePaste has a three-point agenda: To eliminate the hard-to-squeeze dead space, minimizing toothpaste residue left inside the container; Reduce two packaging to one. It means we can reduce waste and manufacturing price plus encourage recycling. And finally, have a user-friendly design so that people easily adopt it. I think it’s a full score on all three fronts!

0 Designers: Sang Min Yu and Wong Sang Lee

Skull Protection With Air

Skull Protection With Air

It’s amusing to see people challenge death when they ride their bikes without helmets. It’s so utterly silly! Nevertheless, an ill-fitting helmet is equally dangerous and so we have a bunch of designers who think they have a solution; Inflatable Helmet Pad! It’s a nice cushion protection that makes the helmet more snug fitting and is especially suitable for children. They seldom find the right fit and mostly end up using helmets for grown-ups!

0 Designers: Huang Tai-Shun, Hsu I-Ting, Mao Chung-Huai & Cheng Yune-YU

Future Playstation 4?

Future Playstation 4?

I love me some Playstation! Not only does this PS4 concept have a natural and believable aesthetic evolution from the PS3, but it is composed of 60% recyclable materials, making it a much greener choice. It also uses 0 watts in standby mode, and with its ECO Restart function games can be saved, the console turned off, and turned back on to resume exactly where the user left off without the need for a full start up, reducing energy waste and prolonging the life of the unit.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Scribble Inspiration!

Scribble Inspiration!

Believe it or not, scribbling as a child serves as a very important part of neurological development. It trains the brain to both pay attention and sustain attention, and stimulates the brain to organize shapes and patterns- the first stages of design! Marque is a whimsical furniture collection by designer Joyce Hye Kim inspired by these first scribbles. The contemporary chair, table, and shelf serve as a reminder that even a simple doodle can evolve into something timeless and sophisticated.

0 Designer: Joyce Hye Kim

Age-old Pattern Meets Modern Design

Age-old Pattern Meets Modern Design

Appreciating the design in the division of cracked ice, designer Jasper Hou incorporates this distinctly Chinese pattern, often found in lattice designs and window screens, into the structure of the Pane Mirror. I’m a big fan of the the color combinations.

0 Designer: Jasper Hou

Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

I love everything about the WOW Water Sterilizer – the design, concept, even the logo. If you’re as picky as I am about how clean your water is and don’t necessarily trust municipal sources, you’d probably buy something like this. By using electrolysis (aka Plasma Power) water is sterilized for drinking and cooking. SOLD. Send me one please.

0 Designer: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team