Windows of Protection

Windows of Protection

This is an automobile for the future of family transport and safety and it goes by the name “The Guardian.” Epic name! It’s automated enough that you need no license, there’s no age minimum, and you can be drunk as a sailor inside of it while it’s cruising down the road. Well that’s crazy!, you must be saying. It’s automated!, I say. I can’t help but think of the film Minority Report where the cars also all-but-drive themselves, allowing lots of freedom for speed but as you quickly realize, a lot of room for control by big brother.

0 Designer: John Bukasa of Casser Design

Seek and... Search and Destroy!

Seek and… Search and Destroy!

The following project is based mainly in the sketch realm, so bare with me all ye lovers of reality. For the rest of you, take that last swig of caffeine and strap on your air-pistols because this is one o’ them destroyer robots! Named “Search Bot” by its father Alp Germaner. Designer Alp Germaner I should say, but refuse to! Because this is a child of the mind. A robot from the electronic zaps and responses of the brain of Germaner, father to a race of machines that will one day crush us all.

0 Designer: Alp Germaner

Beauty From Within

Beauty From Within

You don’t need x-ray vision goggles to appreciate inner beauty and you don’t need a superficial skin to beautify the X-RAY Phone. For his collaboration with KDDI iida, Tokujin Yoshioka settles for the inner beauty theme while designing the phone. Tech chips and electronic parts are aesthetically arranged internally and a cleverly positioned display, under the transparent skin, brings out the true meaning of “designing from inside.”

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Snip-Dip-Sip Coffee

Snip-Dip-Sip Coffee

Open It! is quite a clever package design and I hope someone like the exemplified Nescafe takes cue. The idea is for cold coffee mix but I think we can use it for hot cappuccino mixes as well. You simply open up the top end of the coffee mixture pouch, pour the contents into water and use the same pouch as a straw for stirring & sipping the drink! Simple and totally worth commercializing!

0 Designer: Youngdo Kim

Split-Face Sink, Very Nice!

Split-Face Sink, Very Nice!

It’s so natural for us to put all the dirty dishes into the sink and come back later to tackle them. Wouldn’t it be great if our sink got intelligent enough and cleaned up the mess automatically? Ah, the pleasures of the concept world peppered with practical solutions! Here’s the Pure Washer – Eco Automatic Sink that does just this. It’s a sink that is divided into two rotatable parts, where in one part you put in the dishes, and it rotates away under the counter to wash them. The other part is a mirror image to the first and is ready to take in your next cycle.

0 Designer: AHHA Project

Exit Made Easy

Exit Made Easy

REDesign Exit Door simply repositions the door handle to make it an intuitive and effective design during emergency evacuations. Most of than not, the assumption is that we are going to run through doors. But in user-situation, it could be a physically-challenged person, a child or even a person crawling up to the door, who may find the horizontal door bar difficult to reach. Thus this vertical, elongated handle serves as a fitting re-design.

0 Designer: Chen Guan-Yuan

A Strip of Car

A Strip of Car

A Mobius strip is a surface with “one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangular strip after twisting one end through 180°” (Apple Dictionary.) It’s named after its discoverer August Ferdinand Möbius who basically found it super interesting because it was forever three dimensional. The vehicle you’re about to glance upon is the Mobius as well, this one designed by Tommaso Gecchelin who aims to merge aesthetic suggestions of both math and geometry into one harmonious shape.

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Table on Tight

Table on Tight

Turn your vast collection of table leaf and board fragments into a lovely table miracle with “Grip,” a fabulous new solution by a couple of genius designers working for Bloomming. All it really is is a set of four table legs capable of gripping and screwing down tight onto a piece of wood with a very familiar screw-tight contraption. You can use your own wood or choose from a selection of bamboo boards also available from Bloomming. It’s ecologically responsible!

0 Designer: Bas van Leeuwen & Mireille Meijs for Bloomming

Make Biodiesel Your Own

Make Biodiesel Your Own

Apparently this super fabulous fuel situation known as Biodiesel is the miracle source of energy. Designer Ben Guthrie informs us that Biodiesel “is a renewable resource, completely biodegradable, non-toxic, cheap to make, and ingredients are readily available, often for free as by-products of other processes.” What Guthrie would like to do, spread the love of Biodiesel, is a very noble thing, as Biodiesel is not (yet) a widespread process.

0 Designer: Ben Guthrie

What Size Do You Cut?

What Size Do You Cut?

A handy tool, the scissors is designed here as retractable, featuring a pair of blades that extend and contract to cut almost any size. The blades retract into the ergonomically designed handles and size control is via a centrally located button. At first I was quite skeptical about the big handle size, but then it struck me that a fitting grip is quite essential when cutting in the fully extended mode. The pressure balance needs to be maintained. So the form makes sense in the whole user-context, although it may seem a bit off, when the blades are at minimum size. Awesome Scalable Scissors!

0 Designer: Jie Weng

Over The Edge Printing

Over The Edge Printing

Printers are necessary evils, your office can’t function without them and they occupy too much of space! Maybe this is why concept designers are playing with the form…like we saw this L-shaped printer almost two years ago, and presently this re-defined Hanging Printer by Jaesik Heo. The refinements come in the form of printer placement and additional “bucket space” to hold the paper. Pretty neat actually, only if the manufacturers will listen to us!

0 Designer: Jaesik Heo

Chair-Light-Table, All Of It!

Chair-Light-Table, All Of It!

I have a serious space crunch in my bedroom, so I have opted out of keeping any chairs or seating options in the room. Versatile furniture like the Helios work for people like me who can get the combo of a bedside table, a chair and a lamp; all at one go. It’s a very tricky combination that can easily go bust, but what makes it work here, is the simple and kitsch approach.

0 Designers: Spigoli Vivi & Andrea Bartolucci

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

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

The overwhelming response to the grand Carga ØW Series Sale on the YD Store is really heartening! It brings fruit to our efforts of getting you only the best from the world of design! On the final day of the Carga ØW 25% Discount offer, we are showcasing the Carga ØW3 Weekend – Laptop Bag. Your trusty bag that will haul all your weekend goodies or double up as a safe haven for your laptop! For the Discount Coupon Code and rest of the info, hit the jump.

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