Rock and Roll Skimmin' in Asia

Rock and Roll Skimmin’ in Asia

Dubai is a city on the grow. It hit a kind of lull when the global economic fart happened a couple years ago, but they’re gonna get back up there eventually. And when they do, there’s going to be booming like never before. Population density insanity. And they’re right by the water. Thus, the possibility for artificial islands seems utterly super. Thus, the need for aquatic transport rises. Thus, it’s time to design more Kite Surfers! Thus, Jiwon Jung comes in and pumps out a wild one!

0 Designer: Jiwon Jung

Two Motorcycles Become One Car

Two Motorcycles Become One Car

This is the real deal in modern wild design. This is the “Plug-In” affordable youth mobility project by Ramesh Gound. According to Gound, there is a big “buy 1 get 1 free” shopping attitude in the market around the Ahmedabad area of India. This simple concept gave Gound the idea to take two motorcycles and attach them in the middle. Each motorcycle is owned by its respective party, a young person with a big appetite for sports vehicles but a small pocketbook, then they attach. Once two motos attach in the middle, they become that fantastic sports car from heaven.

0 Designer: Ramesh Gound

Unexpected Drawer Funk

Unexpected Drawer Funk

This ain’t about no beats. It’s got a bright nature about it though, colors and fabulous icons to make you say “ahh.” And what’s more unique about this particular set of clothes holders? Their shape. They’re all wavy. In the way the fronts of these drawers are shaped, there’s a space between the container and the frame. Thus, a handle. Four handles to be precise.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Charm A Way To Remind A Day

Charm A Way To Remind A Day

Here’s something novel. If you have problems remembering what all needs to be done today, never mind making a to-do list. Just slap on a couple charms and walk out the door. See, the Charming Reminder is a chain with 9 charms each corresponding to some common events. I’m not sure an umbrella, newspaper, telephone, key, letter, plug, shoe, present, and a basket are enough to rep. your daily life, but if it is, might I suggest some spontaneity?

0 Designer: Natalie Montgomery

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Use Autodesk products?  Yeah you do; if you don’t you’re gonna start missing out on some important tools.  If you didn’t know, Autodesk gobbled up Alias several years ago and some aspects of the acquisition are starting to bear fruit.  In addition to some steamy crossover plugin action, Autodesk has continued to develop Alias itself, birthing a brand new sketching application on top of some routine improvements to the core application.  Hit the jump for some quick summaries and links for more info.

0 Company: Autodesk

All For One With The Tenna

All For One With The Tenna

There are a lot of expectations from our gadgets these days, and somewhere down the line we have blurred their definition. For example a phone doubles up as a video camera, still camera, voice recorder, MP3 player, movie player, web browser, sketchpad and much more…. But this also doesn’t mean that we are done with individual devices. Tenna is a device that looks at adding the telephone function to individual gadgets like an MP3 player, thus doing a U-turn on how we perceive a phone.

0 Designer: Yuree S. Lim

80s Inspired Cruiser (1880s that is...)

80s Inspired Cruiser (1880s that is…)

Break out those handlebar mustaches ladies and gents, it’s time for some old-school, two wheeled fun. Sit back and relax as the ONEYBIKE by Peter Varga takes you on a journey that harkens a simpler time when public streets smelled like horse manure and so did the men. Inspired by the classic High Wheeler bikes of the 1880s, as well as the recumbent bikes we saw those “granola types” riding in the 1990s.

0 Designer: Peter Varga

Realize the Stud

Realize the Stud

It’s more than just a stud, it’s two studs. Right here we’ve got a table and chair set by the name of “Stud.” It’s heavy on the stud, easy on the sitting at the table chilling out, fabulous on the eyes. This Stud refers to a small button or earring in that together, the stud chair and table appears to be wearing tiny earrings itself! Designer Cho Hyung Suk aimed here to create a chair composed of only one module. Here it is. Stay seated.

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

Sunlight-Only Skiff

Sunlight-Only Skiff

So you’re driving around in the water, thinking about how lucky you are to own a boat. I mean, you’re on a boat! Right? Well check it out – you’re killing nature. Nature is going to be DEAD because of you. Unless, of course, you buy one of these: the “Float.” This boat called “Float” is a solar-powered double motor boat that runs solely on the power of the sun. The sun only. Only the sun. It can carry six people and runs at a slow sail of 7-10km/h. Cruzin only!

0 Designer: Rami Tareef & Milos Ristin

Teacup Teaparty for Tealovers

Teacup Teaparty for Tealovers

The name of this project is “Coffee Break,” and not just because you can have a hot cuppa while you’re sitting down on it. Many of the items are “broken” versions of their original form – a spoon for a human-sized seat, a set of giant plates for a table. Yes indeedy you will feel just like a cute little mousey sitting here drinking your hot refreshers, and in fabulously easy on the eyes colors, too!

0 Designer: Vasil Velchev

A Shelf Life Like No Other

A Shelf Life Like No Other

WARNING: The following design may inspire self loathing, resentment and/or simple jealousy that you did not think of this first. Deal with it.

From the Yanko Obvious Files comes this latest creation from designer Sam Drury. The “Self Supporting Shelf” is a masterfully simple idea. It is a telescopic shelf that extends between two flat surfaces for a perfect fit every time. No screws, no nails no messy clean-up.

0 Designer: Sam Drury

Wake-up And Smell The Coffee, Have It Too!

Wake-up And Smell The Coffee, Have It Too!

Buzzer alarms need to be tossed out of the window and replaced with the CoffeeTime. The idea is to wake up with the smell of coffee…no jarring rings or bells; just the inviting aroma. How does this happen, you ask? Well, you pre-set your favorite coffee capsule into the hour-glass shaped alarm. At wake-up time, the steaming brew just pours into a waiting cup and the strong aroma of coffee arouses you.

0 Designer: Elodie Delassus

Are You A iTits Guy?

Are You A iTits Guy?

If the G-Spot is hard to reach, then how about fooling around with breasts? Erotic pleasure just took another techno turn and you can squarely blame the iTit for it. Deriving pleasure (rather inspiration) from Apple’s optical wireless mouse, the added feature to this design is tactile interaction with nipples! You read that right! A nipple provocatively beckons you to come and feel it…and responds to your caress as a joystick would. Oh my…what fun!

0 Designers: Mostafa Tohidifar & David Abbasi