Roll Me The Cabinet, Alice

Roll Me The Cabinet, Alice

That’s what the Mad Hatter’d say, assuming this bit of architectural, sculptural furniture was sitting right inside the story it takes it’s name from: “Alice in Wonderland.” It seems to have the curiouser and curiouser spirit of the story, the white and light fancifulness of the characters, and surely you see the connection between the rabbit hole and the several storage spaces you get on this thang.

0 Designer: Studio-Ziben

X-Ray Train Vision

X-Ray Train Vision

Let me first assure you that there’s absolutely no nudity in this project post. Unless you’ve got real X-ray vision that is. In which case how dare you! With great power comes great responsibility! This is about trains. In a nutshell, it’s called the “Comfort Zone Display” and it shows potential train passengers where and how heavy the population of any given train is. No more squishies!

0 Designer: 4-id Creative Network

I Ain't Afraid Of No Wind

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Wind

Southern California beaches are known for their easy going lifestyle and warm weather but you wouldn’t know it from this weekend. Nature must have been pissed about the oil spill in the gulf because she kicked up one hell of a wind storm in Santa Monica. I think I still have sand in my eye but I digress. HJC Design developed a tent-like beach abode called the Surf Shelter designed to withstand the formidable winds of the British coast.

0 Designer: HJC Design

Move Over Iron Man

Move Over Iron Man

I just watched Iron Man 2 this weekend so it seems fitting to write about the idea of body enhancements. The Activation Suit is designed with women in mind, prepping them for the ultimate work out while minimizing fatigue and injury. The suit electronically stimulates muscle groups to relax, “stretch”, and intensify work outs. The entire surface is touch activated enabling targeted training. And of course no bionic woman would be complete without the ability to record and analyze their regimen.

0 Designer: Chris Vella

Good Hair

Good Hair

Here’s an incredibly simple hair dryer called the Shaker. The entire shell is made from ABS plastic that can be removed and recycled. The simple construction also makes it much easier to clean. The rear even hides the power cable. Designs like this may seem arbitrary but I could easily see this in developing countries. However, I need the latest and greatest. You know, 3 heat settings, cool blast, ceramic ionizer, the works.

0 Designer: Alberto Andreetto

Power, Luxury Meet Mother Nature

Power, Luxury Meet Mother Nature

When you think of Bentley, most people conjure up images of refinement, grace and traditional craftsmanship. But since 1998, when VW took over as Bentley Motors’ new owners, Bentley has shifted into high gear and moved away from the gilded luxury barges that barely differentiated them from their previous owners Rolls Royce. Now designer Gabriel Tam, at the Royal College of Art, has re-imagined an even more aggressive Bentley.

0 Designer: Gabriel Tam

All Eggs In One Toaster

All Eggs In One Toaster

What makes Bang Bang (I love the name) different from other egg steamers is that it works more like a pop-up toaster. You place your eggs in the designated holes (inspired by the Sponges & Corals in the movie Finding Nemo) and put sufficient water in the holding tray; lower the egg lever and wait for the steaming action. After they’re done, the eggs pop up, just like your crispy brown smiling toast would! Now that would be a classy combo!

0 Designer: Lo Chi Di

Extended Life Of A Toilet Paper Core

Extended Life Of A Toilet Paper Core

Do you really care about your toilet paper? Is its lifecycle really worth a mention? Do we want to discuss toilet-habits on YD? So many questions…and there is only one answer for this… “Day Re”! The deal is that once you’re done with the tissue part of the toilet paper roll, you toss the brown core into the trash, right? However if you buy a Day Re toilet roll…you just extended its life and purpose on earth! The core comes with a sticker tab that unfolds to a memo pad. Good enough to take daily or weekly notes!

0 Designer: Kim Ji-eun

5 Zaras Tall

5 Zaras Tall

Welcome to the flagship store “Zara” of the Inditex Group, a group known for several brands of fabulous fashion clothing.* What this post is about is the installation they’ve got sitting in from of their Milan store. It’s five meters tall. It’s white, colorful, and magnificent. AND it’s designed by UNStudio, a group Yanko is DEFINITELY guilty of loving for their excellence in architecture. Behold this mighty column!

0 Designer: UNStudio

Tiny Helicopter Defense System

Tiny Helicopter Defense System

What’s 12 inches tall, 24 inches long, and gives you tips on boat invaders? Not space aliens. Not a flying dog. A tiny helicoper spy by the name of “Crows Nest Anti-Pirate UAV!” It will let you know, right away! If there’s any pirates on the way. Meant to fly rings around your ship as you float along the sea, minding your own business. If it detects anything large enough to constitute a boat inside it’s defense perimeter, it sounds the horn!

0 Designer: Jacob Lalinsky

Fishy Muscle Makers

Fishy Muscle Makers

I’ve got to tell you the name of this project first and foremost. Designed by Sun ho, Sin, this project is called “Barbellfish.” It is so very close to the word “Babelfish” that it cannot be denied. Before we discuss the similarities between the fish and this project, we’ve got to discuss this project’s aim: to make it simpler to lift weights! Rather than attaching them to a bar from the sides, these allow for a top-loading weight.

0 Designer: Sun ho Sin

What Is Odd in This image?

What Is Odd in This image?

Can you pick out what is odd with this image? Look at it carefully, once again….okie time’s up, hit the jump to know more!

As usual, no prizes for guessing; just a pat on your back! And you may leave your original conclusions in the comments, I look forward to them.

0 Designer: Patricia Naves for Design Studio OITI

Bamboo Computer Tent

Bamboo Computer Tent

So when you think… laptop… how quickly does your mind drift or skippy skip on over to bamboo? Not quick! But let me tell you, when the two are rammed together, you’ve got comfort. You’ve got some floor pillows, low tables, and rugs for your loving eyeballs to glance upon. This is the 2010 Manila Fame International April 2010 Buyers Lounge as designed and whipped up by designer Antonio ”Budji” Layug.

0 Designer: Antonio "Budji" Layug