No Fruit Allowed

No Fruit Allowed

Welcome to a portable cooking experience like you’ve, perhaps maybe, never seen before. This is “Roll-Up”, an induction cooktop which separates induction coils and electronic circuits in order to make a very thin, very elegant solution for mobile cooking. Each coil is made small enough so that the heating part of the Roll-Up can be folded. Electronic circuits are placed in a “fancy looking hard-drive like case.” Plus – sensors!

0 Designer: Goran Bjelajac

House by House, Piece by Piece

House by House, Piece by Piece

Welcome to SmartHouse! This is a completely modular system for putting together your brand new house, all of it made with pure, sweet, German craftsmanship and design quality. This project, while not conceptual in the way many of the projects on Yanko Design are conceptual, works as a concept for the consumer’s future life. With low operating costs, low environmental impact, and high energy efficiency, all inside a house you yourself designed from a selection of pieces – what more could you ask for? Super neato!

0 Designers: Mobile SmartHouse

Brightness in Woodness

Brightness in Woodness

Made in an effort to resurrect the essence of the night markets designer Lee Leong Chye knew as a child. Specifically Chye hoped to find again the loving glowing glowing love of the kerosene lamps – each of them pressurized with a hand pump, set aflame with a match, preheated and pressure adjusted to the perfect combination of settings, and poof! Like magic, there was that iconic flame. Chye brings this world to live with a nearly all-wood reinterpretation of the lamp. Gorgeously cut and fully functional.

0 Designer: Lee Leong Chye of Little Thoughts Group design collective

A Fair Warning

A Fair Warning

Signal Lock is an LED warning light that fits within the frame of a bicycle and comes in real handy when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. Sure we can move the bike off the road to avoid an incident, but this is being better safe than sorry. It would be hip to repair your cycle with a LED warning light beaming your presence and distress from a 100 meters away anyways.

0 Designer: Chen Guan-Yuan

Grasp and Water, Your New ZEN Players

Grasp and Water, Your New ZEN Players

We are so fixated with the “i” prefix that we rarely see anything beyond the Apple realm. Its designers like Li Qing who dares us to think beyond the “i” and open up our minds to the Zunes and Zens of the world. Featured here is not one but TWO ZEN MP3 player concepts: Grasp & Water. We love them for their fluid minimal look and intuitive design. The nano and Shuffle are nice but there are still some wonderfully designed options out there.

0 Designer: Li Qing

Stealthy Faucets

Stealthy Faucets

It’s not every day you see bathroom fittings inspired by stealth aircraft but hey, why not? The sharp angles compliment the fluidity of water. The Stealth Collection looks like it came out of a secret design center in the Pentagon, but it’s actually from award winning manufacturer GRAFF. This ultra modern faucet is capable of a 1.5-2.2 gallon/per minute water-saving flow rate and comes available in polished chrome or Steelnox satin nickel finishes. My personal favorite is the Steelnox satin. STUNNING, just absolutely stunning.

0 Designer: Graff Faucets

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

SOL – an interactive spatial installation staging the origin of solar energy. In an immersive environment the principles of nuclear fusion can be experienced in a narrative and playful way. Entering a bright and glistening corpus, the visitor experiences the darkness inside the sun and watches the chaotic motion of protons. Thankfully, radiation not included. Interacting with the particles causes them to fuse and produce energy which manifests as light bursts inside “the core” as well as a rising light level on the outside.

0 Designer: TheProduct*

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Let me be the one to let you in on this magically amazing idea for clothing tags. What Yong Jin Kim’s idea consists of is a tiny version of whatever clothing item the tag is attached to printed on the tag that’s attached. What does this mean for you and your kids? It means that you (and/or your kids) will be able to take your entire clothing collection (provided you only buy this one brand) and dress up paper dolls the same as you to your heart’s content! Hooray!

0 Designer: Yong Jin Kim

For Turtle Carrying

For Turtle Carrying

If you’re the sort of person who works with and in the sea, you’re probably aware of sea turtles. If you are aware of sea turtles and you’re the sort of person who works with and studies them, you’ll be interested in Tuto: a mobile workstation for studying and analyzing sea turtles. It’s basically a completely fabulous stretcher made exclusively for turtles, a mobile workstation that helps optimize activities such as body measurements, blood and tissue sampling, and tagging with Inconel tags.

0 Designers: 2Y1DEA

Hearing Spaces

Hearing Spaces

Presenting the ICC Kids Program 2010 “What Sounds Do We Hear?”, held at the NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC]. It’s a space that focuses on sounds that we’d otherwise only casually encounter in our everyday life. This exhibition asks the questions “What is it that our ears hear and what kind of information do we receive? How is “hearing” different from “seeing”?” This space is composed of 82 wavy shaped cloths hanged at 250mm clearance in a space of changing shape. Fabulous.

0 Designer: Nobuaki Doi (SOUP DESIGN)

To Eat Off A Smile

To Eat Off A Smile

Inspired by virtual imagery and digital computer graphics, specifically the popular “emoticons”, PATTERNED SMILE introduces two new faces designed exclusively for this urban, contemporary tableware set. A delicate and humorous vision by Estudio BIS// CUIT to give your table a distinctive and creative twist. I’m enthralled y’all. Really, this is just BRILLS!

0 Designer: Estudio BIS//CUIT

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

The first decade of the 21st century has been frequently accused of lacking coherence. Ironically, coherence emerged as one of the prevailing themes of some of the decade’s most important design work. Target’s Clear Rx bottles—hailed by IDSA’s esteemed jury as the standout Design of the Decade receiving a gold award and it’s designed by a student no less.

0 Credit: Deborah Adler, Klaus Rosburg of Sonic Design, Patrick Douglas, Matthew Grisik

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Red Dot Concept Design has this niche category called Fashion and the projects seen here range from shoes to backpacks to watches. So what in the future for wrist bling? It’s a diamond encrusted digital edition and an eccentric analogue beauty! Hit the jump to find out more.

0 Designers: Various