Extend to Contend!

Extend to Contend!

Welcome to the future of furniture design, where to be static is to be left sitting still! Born of a desire to question contemporary furniture design, this project by Aïssa Logerot called “Extensions” addresses the concept of multipurpose use and the desire for durability and quality. Products in this Extensions project are made in a non-fixed state, made to become whatever they need to be as the situation in which they are in changes!

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Bamboo Fashioned Bam!

Bamboo Fashioned Bam!

BamTrike is a three-wheeler that goes with the fancy tag of being a Personal Mobility Vehicle. Besides sporting a really unique form, the most intriguing part of this concept is the usage of Bamboo as a building material. The choice stems from the fact that structurally, bamboo compares to fiberglass, in woven form. The rider of the vehicle gets to sit in a comfy reclined position and the side storage pockets are sufficient to carry your personals. As a recreational vehicle, it really looks neat!

0 Designer: Alexander Vittouris

Always Take The Stairs

Always Take The Stairs

Nothing works better than passive aggressiveness, for instance if you are weight-watching, in-your-face rude nagging always backfires, and you end up letting loose. On the other hand, a subtle, sub-conscious reminder may just do the trick. If I tell you to take the stairs, you may decline, but if you were to see an image of a slim person climbing floors, it would probably encourage you to do the same. This is the concept of the Health NUDGE “Elevator vs. Stairs”.

0 Designer: Sunghee Park

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

I don’t know why they are called the Light Recycler, but the job of this cute little stub is to enhance the small dots of power indicators that surround us. Tiny dots of lights are all around us…the power on our CPU, gadgets charger, cordless phone hub, etc. So you stick on the Light Recycler, which sorta enhances the mild dim to a catchy glow. Why? Just for the fun of it, Mood Lights, no apparent reason and please don’t look for one either!

0 Designers: Eunsung Park, Hansoon Jeong & Yoonsang Kim

Many Reasons To Smile And X-mas Delivery!

Many Reasons To Smile And X-mas Delivery!

The YD Store gives you many reasons to smile! For the moment there are some super artistic gifts ideas to choose from and they come with the vouch that they will be delivered by Christmas Day! The offer is valid for delivery within the United States, and since every minute is precious at this juncture, you better head to the options, Superfast!

0 Where: YD Store

Put A Brake In Your Shower

Put A Brake In Your Shower

There has been no dearth in designs that harp about water conservation, and adding to the list is the Shower Brake. This one suggests that we kinda allot ourselves a quota, and use that bit only. The water controller sucks in a designated amount of water (when pushed up) that is ideally sufficient for a shower. As the quota depletes, the visual stats of the controller descends at a constant rate, letting you know how much water you used over number of minutes. The time of the shower is directly proportional to the amount of water used.

0 Designers: Sang-in Lee & Dae hyun Kim

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

No idioms or preachy ideas here, just plain and simple Straw re-designing. Flatten the tube; roll it around a wheel like how you get those tape-gums. Use alternate cheaper materials and voilà you have the “Pluck Out The Straw”. The only thing useful I see form this design, is the smaller packaging of the product. How far will this go in cutting cost, or making a lifestyle difference is left to be seen.

0 Designer: Deok-geun Han

Different Ways To Juice

Different Ways To Juice

Juice is quite the apt name for this multifaceted charger. It sports a USB outlet at one end, and two slots for charging batteries at the side. These side slots are called Air Holder and can hold two different sizes in battery for recharging. The main unit works as an AC adapter and stores “juice” for your devices. LED lights on the body indicate charge-levels and the whole thing is offered as a sleek ingenious mobile charger.

0 Designer: Hiroaki Tanaka for Nobil

Yanko Claus: Win a 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Mouse!

Yanko Claus: Win a 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Mouse!

UPDATE: Congrats Jeremiah!

We’re still filled with the gift of giving so here’s your chance to win a SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse from our friends at 3Dconnexion. To enter for a chance to win, first follow them on Twitter, then tell me if you’ve been naughty or nice this year. No lying because I’ll totally double check on my “Naughty or Nice” list. We’re gifting something away almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: 3Dconnexion

United Nations Goes ANT

United Nations Goes ANT

Rollin on six wheels bringin some gear. The A.N.T. vehicle is first and foremost an aid vehicle. ANT stands for Aid Necessities Transporter, mover of food, water, medical supplies, and housing units. And what you’re gonna love the most is the fabulous way it takes on and drops off it’s extremely helpful cargo for those in seriously urgent need.

0 Designer: Bryan Lee

A Shape in the Broken Mirror

A Shape in the Broken Mirror

A Shape in the Broken Mirror of our lives! Or not quite that dramatic. Lovely, though! The lights you’re about to experience are inspired by broken glass mirrors and windows. But while a broken mirror breaks, it basically looses its function, these “Broken Mirror” lights rely on those cracks for shedding!

0 Designer: Hye-Yeon Kim

The Book on The Side

The Book on The Side

Turn your book upon it’s side, and do not dare you put a soda upon it. Designer Aïssa Logerot turned the book on it’s longer end and found that turning the bookcase on the same axis made for a great way to loosen the space normally taken up by that case on the wall for paintings! Logerot is a furniture maker too, though, so perhaps a dislike for coffee tables came into play!

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

YouRail Design Contest - Visions of modern transportation by Bombardier

YouRail Design Contest – Visions of modern transportation by Bombardier

UPDATE: Extended until January 4th, 2010.

Is publishing your contents on online design communities or hosting your own portfolio site enough for creative satisfaction? Don’t you want evaluation or recognition for your efforts? Much like how a post is done on YD, where we hear scores of you either trashing or praising a design, forcing the designers to re-think his strategy or go-ahead with his convictions.