A Bike for Ye Young Adults

A Bike for Ye Young Adults

From the deepest streets of the sidewalks of intelligence and smart thinking comes this! A bike for the ages. Literally made for the ages between 10 years and 15 years – for kids who are of bike riding age. It is of common knowledge that it’s a strange time for kids of any of those ages, especially when bike riding comes around to petal. Let’s take a look at this particular solution and keep our butts in the right place.

0 Designers: Claudia Baer, Anna Wiesinger, Marlene Klausner

Friday Giveaway: WIN A Reveal Watch by Projects

Friday Giveaway: WIN A Reveal Watch by Projects

Reveal is an analog watch that reads in a digital format through a looking glass with the new time fading in and the old time fading out. Essentially it brings in the new moment while letting go of the past. Looking forward to the future is always a positive thing and if you want this positive influence in your life, shout it out to the world! To WIN the Reveal Watch Simply Follow YD on Twitter and Retweet this Caption: “Reveal Watch is my future! Follow @YankoDesign; retweet http://bit.ly/cAsEqC to win this watch

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Cook In With The CookIn Table

Cook In With The CookIn Table

This is induction cooking at its finest. Designed to be functional and as a wonderful table top to serve from, the CookIn Table encourages family time by engaging everyone to join in ala hot pot style. The cooktop only heats up when a metallic surface touches it. Beneath the glass top are retractable shelves for additional service stations and beneath that is storage for utensils. Beautiful and accompanied by an extremely detailed exploded view. We like that.

0 Designer: Young-Chan Choo

Sit On An Ostrich Or Something Like It

Sit On An Ostrich Or Something Like It

A finalist for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, the Ostrich Barstool defies conventional seating design for something whimsical and surprisingly comfortable. Inspired by a recent ride on an Ostrich, sounds fun! – the result is an upholstered seat with elegantly shaped steel legs based on an ostriches’ proportions. I want 3 of these NOW. I think they’re gorgeous and fun to look at.

0 Designer: Y. Tsai

Advance Carbon Fiber Electric Bike

Advance Carbon Fiber Electric Bike

Thinking caps on because this takes some imagination to digest. The HMK 561 is a carbon fiber bike with special electrical properties that hold power right inside the frame. Carbon fiber is highly conductive so the designer uses it as a power distribution network instead of  wires. The power drives the lights and the motors in between the rims but get this… there’s regenerative braking. All that energy drives a system that turns the wheels using a counter-turning axel in lieu of gears and chains.

0 Designer: Ralf Kittmann

 All I Ever Want Is The Smartbook To Be Real

All I Ever Want Is The Smartbook To Be Real

And then I’m ready to go to Geek Heaven! One of the reasons why devices like iPad and other tablets exist is to satisfy this urge in us to stay connected to the web world. Latest touchscreen phone also carry the same incentive, but somehow both the devices have one flaw: tablets lack an external keyboard and phones lack the screen real estate. To bridge the gap we have the really innovative Smartbook; a Smartphone that flips open to become a QWRTY keyboard and syncs with its personalized PC Tablet.

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo & Sun-woong Oh for Metatrend Institute

Two Baths Crashed

Two Baths Crashed

That’s right, two baths crashed very gracefully and what came out the other side? This thing right here! It’s called the Infinity Bath, and it’s just the best thing ever I’m tellin ya. It’s got controls! Total technology in your ol’ bucket o’ wash water. Yessir, technology and next level comfort. And it all comes through the mini-panel on the inside side of the bath, which accesses every sensation: scent, music, touch, and eyeballs.

0 Designer: Aleksander Mukomelov

For Soggy Boots

For Soggy Boots

Do you live in a place where it snows very often? I sure do. If you’re smart, you either make a living off blogging and never leave your house, or you get a nice fresh pair of snow stomping boots! But as you face it, the cold, cold world you live in becomes clear, and you realize you must get groceries. And your shoes will become wet. What do you do then? Dry em.

0 Designer: Olga Kalugina

One Ring to Green Them All

One Ring to Green Them All

How many of you are swanky enough to have a tree stump on your wall? Well you’re in luck! Because here’s another one! This one’s made to keep tabs on your environment, air pollution style. The basic concept here is lights and filters. As this device sits on your wall, showing you with conveniently lovely lights how dirty your air is, it also does a small degree of filtering that same air to keep your home nice to breath in.

0 Designers: Park Jun Seok and Kwon Hye Rim

Sexy Steel Case For iPhone

Sexy Steel Case For iPhone

When compared to my leather Plain-Jane Capdase iPhone Case, the Sheet Metal iPhone Case looks smoking HOT!. Thankfully this is not one of the YD staples of being a concept, yes it’s available for purchase! Sleek Steel on the outside is combined with silicon padding for the innards and clever cutouts tackle wireless signals and heat emissions. Only dilemma is that with the iPhone I opted for a candybar style, this cover makes it an awkward flip, if I walk the middle-path…apparently you needn’t flip open to talk.

0 Designer: Ryan Glasgow for LtdTools

Move! Your Butt And Stuff

Move! Your Butt And Stuff

Dual functionality is the name of the game and if you add in words like “green”, ecofirendly” or “recycle”, the game gets better. What we have here is a simple enough solution to a problem that might not exists;but let’s just go with the flow for a moment. Scenario is that you move often and/or don’t have the resources to furnish your sparse accommodation, so you probably need boxes that can double up as furniture. So when you’re not packing stuff into “Move!”, just rearrange its body to become this seat to park your butt.

0 Designer: Janine Perkuhn

The Whole Childhood Made of Wood

The Whole Childhood Made of Wood

What’s a good plate with nothing on it? No, what’s a bunch of good food without a plate? What’s a good baby without a single bed to sleep upon? How about when that baby gets a bit older, what happens then? Buy more furniture for them? Heck no! You take that crib you’ve got there and you transform it into a whole bunch of little person friendly bits of fun! Complete with another bed for that ever-elongating person.

0 Designer: Adensen Furniture

Organic Lampstick

Organic Lampstick

This is a lamp with a dimmer. Does it look like a dimmer lamp you’ve ever seen before? It reminds me of a lamp I saw in an abandoned house once; it moved up and down smoothly from the ceiling based on how much you pulled down or touched up. Well what do you know, the lamp we’re talking about right now does something very similar! Instead of the lamp moving, this, the “Etirement” lamp, has easily adjustable intensities of light.

0 Designer: Rémi Bouhaniche