A Soft, Electric Lambo

A Soft, Electric Lambo

Designer Andrei Avarvarii has a vision for a smooth, voluptuous Lamborghini, the very opposite of the very sharp, origami-style of the Lamborghini Reventon. The challenge in creating this new Lamborghini “Minotauro” lies in not only staying within the strong identity system of the Lambo line, but also in making the vehicle electric! The challenge of course isn’t creating an electric car. We’ve had electric cars for years now. Nay! The challenge lies in convincing the consumer that not only is it cool to drive an electric car, it’s doubly cool to drive an electric supercar!

0 Designer: Andrei Avarvarii

Furniture Change in Children

Furniture Change in Children

How do you change the world? You brainwash the minds of the children of the world! That’s what public school is all about. So what do designers Yana Tzanov and Stephanie Sauve have to do with this? They’re making the world a better place by not only creating a new generation of furniture in form but also in starting children using renewable products from the very start. Part of this modular furniture project is about creating furniture for children that doesn’t just replicate adult furniture, the other is green!

0 Designer: Yana Tzanov and Stephanie Sauve

Underhill House

Underhill House

This architectural project goes by the name “Stay Grounded” and it’s all about a house which doesn’t take a bite out of the Earth we live on. It’s a house lowered into the ground, one where every square meter used to build the inner space of the house is given back to the Earth in the form of perimeter walls and green roof and garden. And think of the benefits for the human who wants to be smart with the money! Take heat and cold for example – what’s better than having a load of earth around you all the time – constant basement!

0 Designer: Materica Studio

Intelligent Glass

Intelligent Glass

Right here is a tumbler called the Green Smart Glass, and it’s meant for the cuppa addicts to put their piping hot beverage to good use. Most often people wait for their hot drinks to cool down a bit before consuming it. Now if they were to use this smart glass, then the heat loss process would be harnessed into an energy form, to be used later. While the technical details are very aptly described in the images, for you to ponder on, my only concern is the cleaning process. Will the glass withstand the dishwasher…or do we have to come up with a solution!

0 Designer: Ruan Chengzhu

Screw And Glow Like A Lamp!

Screw And Glow Like A Lamp!

Two actions, screwing (as in screwing in a nail) and glowing (as in a light bulb), combining the two actions into a product, creates a totally tangent perspective. What Shiro Inoue is trying to do here is to explore how human behavior associates certain actions with reflecting objects, and when we include the action into the form, the results can be sometimes hilarious….like screwing a light bulb that glows! “For Your Personal Definition.”

0 Designer: Shiro Inoue

Polish Table

Polish Table

The first sentence I ever heard the word “Polish” in it was almost certainly a joke. Ever since then, Poles in every single different sect of professionalism including design and food preparation have been proving that first joke wrong. Polish people can make amazing stuff. Such amazing stuff that the old stuff inspires the new stuff. This “Nostalgic Table” is designed by Elad Shpigel, inspired by Polish heritage in his very own family.

0 Designer: Elad Shpigel

Stop Time

Stop Time

At your command now, here, is time itself! Or rather, the outward appearance of time as it sits on your wrist. Designer José Hurtado presents a watch that sits on your wrist and has arms and a ticker like any other wristwatch, but it only shows you the time when you want it. All you’ve got to do is click it! I know many of you, including me, suffers from time deprivation. No more of that! Only if you want it. Here is the Hide Watch!

0 Designer: José Hurtado

Mouth Blown Tumblin

Mouth Blown Tumblin

You’ll be tumbling through the streets when you enjoy glass after glass of your favorite drink out of these lovely tumblers. They’re called Boulest and they’re all mouth blown. Each glass, in fact, is mouth blown and hand finished with delicate lenses. And then there’s the rocking. All the rocking! Each Boules tumbler can rock back and forth because they’ve got heavy bottoms. The best heavy bottoms for excellent rocking. Isn’t that always how it goes?

0 Designer: Ingrid Ruegemer of Absolute Appetite

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! Day 2 Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! Day 2 Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

Welcome to Day 2 of the Carga ØW 25% Discount Sale at the Yanko Design Store! “3-Days 3-Bags” is a special introductory offer that encompasses the Carga ØW Series. Valid for sale for the next 24-hours is the simply brilliant Carga ØW2 Tote Bag. A bag that holds more stuff than you can imagine! To know more about the Tote and the Coupon Code for purchasing this bag, hit the jump…

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Volume Goes Up And Down! What Fun!

Volume Goes Up And Down! What Fun!

Humor me for a second here, but I swear to you, the concept of the Vol Portable Speakers is too similar to the Diwali Lanterns available here in India! Have a look at this or this! However I don’t mean to take away the novelty in design of what Carson Leong has done here. In fact, I think it’s a great approach of using the natural up-down sliding motion to increase and decrease the volume of the speaker. So much better than just hitting some buttons or turning a dial!

0 Designer: Carson Leong

Crystal Power Up

Crystal Power Up

So I was in the comic books and games store the other day, minding my own business, and what catches my eye? Dice. Thousands of dice. All sizes and shapes and amounts of sides and materials. Materials, you say? Yes, there was a case full of dice whose prices ranged into the triple digits for a small pack: packs of silver, gold, and other fine materials. Wacky wonderful! So what’ve the designers at Calypso Crystal got brewing for you in their lab along these lines? Maybe something… crystal?

0 Designer: Calypso Crystal

Red Lights in Hong Kong

Red Lights in Hong Kong

One of the designers of Living Pixels, (one of the largest amounts of fun I’ve had writing about a lamp,) has designed another miraculous light holder with the name “A+ Lamp” on it. This lamp can hang every which way – up, down, left, right, and is inspired by the wet market in Hong Kong, a place where no matter which shop, stand, or place of business you come upon, there’s bound to be some red lampshades. Why? Red light makes food look tasty!

0 Designer: Chen Siu Wa Match aka Shai Chai

Medical Patients of the Present

Medical Patients of the Present

To me, the most enthralling idea presented in the following massively important project you’re about to experience is this: “I don’t think of myself as the Patient of the Future – it is the perspective of the providers that puts me in this box of the Patient of the Future – I’m a patient of the present!” This project / video presentation is called “Design We Can All Live With” and it is about how a Minneapolis-based design firm is aiming toward a better patient-based healthcare system through technology right this moment.

0 Designer: Worrell