Robbins Corvette

Robbins Corvette

Take a peek at this brand new vision for the future form of the Corvette. This is a project worked on by a Transportation Design student James Robbins, one where the entire history of the Corvette was researched and the design language and progression was noted and accounted for. The images you’re about to see are what this designer sees as the next logical step in the long line of super sleek, fashionable, ultra sporty vehicles.

0 Designer: James Robbins

Terror at Top Speed!

Terror at Top Speed!

Ever since way back in the 1990′s when I saw Cool Runnings, I’ve been terrified of downhill super-speed sports. This gives me horrible flashbacks! It rocks so hard, I can barely believe it. I’ve got such a reverence for people who are able to do this sort of sport that I can barely contain my excitement at this clearly professionally designed downhill sports board on four wheels. Zoom!

0 Designer: Nuno Pereira

Kitchen for Entertaining, Kitchen for Living

Kitchen for Entertaining, Kitchen for Living

Behold a step into the world of making the entire house useful for a party. This is “The Dynamic Kitchen” by Darren Morgan, one made to transform from your everyday kitchen to be used by every family fellow across the nation to a multifunctional place of drinks and eats for all! This kitchen is designed to not only flows with the surrounding architecture, it transforms itself into “a stunning backdrop to any social occasion.” And you can buy it!

0 Designer: Darren Morgan

Multiple OS's on a Smartphone

Multiple OS’s on a Smartphone

The Smartphone market is definitely going to be more competitive in 2011 with five platforms competing for the crown, but designers Michal Bonikowski and Rafal Pilat feel there’s no need to choose just one so they’ve come up with three concepts sure to appease most of you. Project one is an HTC model that can run multiple operating system (not gonna happen) but an intriguing idea nonetheless. I’d actually go for a phone like that. Projects 2 and 3 are more standard fare. Hit the jump

0 Designers: Michal Bonikowski & Rafal Pilat - Mindsailors

Super Iron

Super Iron

The Easyglider is an innovative steam iron concept developed for Philips by Studio NAMIC. It is super light weight, ergonomically correct and is accompanied by an ultra sleek base, which is easier to operate, easier to carry and easier to use anywhere. The iron itself has a new gripping method, which prevents Repetitive strain injury (RSI). This new gripping method allows for ambidextrous use and the central button placed behind the fingers is the steam controller which is activated by squeezing it against the core of the iron like a trigger.

0 Designer: David Gonçalves for Studio NAMIC

Let’s Play Lego Sockets

Let’s Play Lego Sockets

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket system that allows you to add many sockets to the strip – ala Lego style. The main feature is that you can turn around the socket-outlets in any direction, so as to accommodate various plugs. You have to admit that this is a cool idea.

0 Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin

Come Share My Music

Come Share My Music

The very special Hexound is a headset that detaches to become portable speakers. The cool-quotient is brought in by the solar panel fixed in the headband. Specs include Bluetooth connectivity and intuitive controls. I simply love the versatility of becoming a crowd-friendly device from a personal thang.

0 Designer: Lie Zhong-Fa

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Behold! An odd combo. Occasionally we’re sent some work or we find some work by a designer or artist that has such a fabulous air about it that we’ve got to post more than one of their works (however disparate from one another) at a time. This is definitely one of those times. Take a look at these two works by Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture and tell us if these look similar to you – lemme give you a hint at their common denominator: quality.

0 Designer: Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Lemme tell you before we start, this is one of those concepts that, although it ends up being rather simple, starts really deep. This is a clock whose roots go all the way back to the history of humanity, the realization of time, and the portrayal of it in written or sculpted form. The designers of this clock recall ancient Egyptian Priests, Celtic Druids, Roman Engineers, and Renaissance Artists, each of them attempting to specify time with a single boundary. This breaks that.

0 Designer: Negrocobre Design Studio

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

Wait a second, didn’t I just write about this? Wait no! I just wrote about something that’d go REALLY WELL with this, the Campbell version Light Cycle by Wallace Campbell! Ride on down the grid with that and this and you’ll be the bell of the ball. What we’re looking at HERE isn’t a cycle, it’s a watch. Everyone loves a good watch here at Yanko Design, right? This is no exception. Shiny lights and a unique way of looking at time? Right on.

0 Designer: Abhinav Dapke

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace is a relief effort concept that makes use of the box they’re usually shipped in. The box can be unfolded and taken apart to reveal a world map. The idea is relief should mean more than just food and clothing but also tools to educate.

0 Designer: Lie Zhong-Fa

Revenge of the Piggy Bank

Revenge of the Piggy Bank

The tradicional porcelain piggy bank has always been broken by its owner. Now armed and ready it wants revenge! Unfortunately for the pig, the brass hammer just makes it easier for you to smash it apart. Cute.

0 Designer: Furf Design Studio

Fancy Colors and an Icon

Fancy Colors and an Icon

The antenna issue of the iPhone 4 is legendary and making light of the situation is the Icon iPhone Case with its not-so-subtle antenna extension! On second thoughts it’s a stark reminder of those bulky phones we used to use. Anyways if the icon doesn’t catch your fancy, you can splurge on the colorful hues of the Iro Cases. Incidentally Iro means “color” in Japanese and love the taxi version!

0 Designer: Essential TPE