LATTEA Design Contest – Coffee Cup Gets Personal

LATTEA Design Contest – Coffee Cup Gets Personal

A lot can happen over a cup of coffee. Being a design addict I still treasure this disposable coffee cup I was served in once. It’s got this interesting Victorian painting depicted on it and it looks simply awesome. Would you believe me, if I told you that it was bought off a vendor at the airport? That’s the power of great design! If you have the flair for  design, then you MUST take part in the LATTEA Design Contest. It’s where you get to design an exclusive LATTEA Glass and WIN 2000 €!

0 Last Date For Submission: January 4th

Ohh and Ahh!

Ohh and Ahh!

The chair you’ve about to witness unfold is called the “O&O.” Now, don’t be fooled! It has nothing to do with cookies. In fact, it’s got such a wide cushion, I’d wager eating cookies aboard it might not be the best idea. This chair, designed and prototyped by Kataoka Design Studio, is made to just barely hold the user above their toes-touch-ground level, but low enough to keep comfort!

0 Designer: Kataoka Design Studio

Sweet Dreams Are Meant To Evolve

Sweet Dreams Are Meant To Evolve

You can bicker about its form, specs and sensibilities later, but first lemme give you the details on this awesome HTC evolve. It’s a concept tablet computer that features a “concave side” ergonomic body design. It Features a stylus pen that will help to draw and execute renders in a practical and efficient way, especially if you use programs like Alias Sketchbook pro or Adobe Photoshop. An extra OLED touch screen with pre-programmable buttons pops out from the left side of the tablet, adding to the functionality.

0 Designer: Timur Pinar

Car, I Transform Thee: Chair!

Car, I Transform Thee: Chair!

I command all bits of human-made matter to transmogrify into other bits of human made matter! First, I choose you, car, change yerself into a chair! I shall call thee, “ChAiR!” Get it? Both words. This chair right here was indeed designed with the car design process in mind. Take a peek at the different iterations and decide if you’d set these in your lobby, living room, or garage.

0 Designer: Benjamin Claessen

A Light, a Mobile, a Hanger

A Light, a Mobile, a Hanger

It, all of those, all of those together, they’re called “Lihamo!” Get it? It’s the first two letters of all those words together! Designer Cho Hyung Suk took a single piece of material and basically perforated it to create a tri-fecta! Dissembled, this project creates a hanging mobile – also a hanger system for clothing, and a giant lamp!

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

A Shift In Refrigeration

A Shift In Refrigeration

The concept behind the Shift Refrigerator is to save energy by minimizing the outflow of cool air. What it wants us to do is use a smaller compartment in the big fridge, on a regular basis. It will be trough this special door that you put your most used food items. The funda being, that when the refrigerator door is opened, cool air flows out and warm air flows in according to how wide the door was opened, resulting in increased use of electric power.

0 Designer: Yong-jin Kim

Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

I’ve been scuba diving once and I’m not sure I would want to undergo the fuss again. Can’t stand the water getting into the goggles, and since I’m not a pro (to own my personal gear) a generic close-to-my-prescription-number-goggles do not help. I’d much rather get clearer vision and view the underwater beauty from the sidelines. Glass bottom boats are more like it, but even better would be the Beriscope!

0 Designer: Jaewon Choi

Yanko Claus: Win a Malcolm Fontier Diplomat Bag!

Yanko Claus: Win a Malcolm Fontier Diplomat Bag!

UPDATE: Congrats Martin!

To start off this happy Tuesday our friends at Malcolm Fontier want to gift one lucky reader with a 13″ Diplomat Bag. YAY! I raved about Malcolm Fontier before so I asked them to share the love with you guys. All the bag deets after the jump but to enter, just leave a comment about your favorite color and why. We’re gifting something away almost everyday so check back!

0 Sponsor: Malcolm Fontier

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

Getting Personal With The Designers – Part II

In Part II of Getting Personal With The Designers, YD talks with the energetic Branko Lukic, enigmatic Brandon Perhacs and the articulate duo Liz Kinnmark & Kegan Fisher. It’s quite clear from his talks that Branko is as passionate about food as he is about his venture, Webble. Brandon speaks about how truth, beauty & simplicity can be the defining factors of your works. And if you need a lesson in determination…to turn glut into creative, desirable objects then take lead from Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher of Design Glut.

Penny Saved Is Penny Earned: Unplug Reminder

Penny Saved Is Penny Earned: Unplug Reminder

So how many of you actually remember to switch off your gadgets from the mains and/or unplug them (saves power costs in the long run!). Not many I guess, the Ace Plug is like an eco-voice that makes sure you do a job out of it; otherwise it will annoy the hell out of you with its pesky noises, till you yank out the plug. There is another highlight to the thang, in the darkness, in case you have the inclination to plug-in gadgets; it has this sweet spotlight that you can flick on. Saves you the trip of switching on big lights!

0 Designers: 3 Creative Folks!

Three Limbs Less and Still Rollin

Three Limbs Less and Still Rollin

This particular wheelchair was designed specifically for Bryan Anderson of Pride Mobility. He’s a spokesperson for Pride Mobility that’s had three of his limbs removed. His lifestyle is such that he needs to remain super-active, and thus, designer Mark Veljkovich whipped up this fabulous, highly efficient mobile wheelchair.

0 Designer: Mark Veljkovich

Right in Between These

Right in Between These

So you’ve got a collection of object-shaped seats, have you? I mean seats that are shaped like lips, puzzle pieces, or maybe even birdhouses? Well have I got a treat for you, right here, right in this “post.” I’m not trying to mess with you, it’s a real genuine post, but what we’re talking about right here is a real live parentheses chair!

0 Designer: Pierre Schwenke

OPEN for Bikish Business

OPEN for Bikish Business

All up in Copenhagen. This is a bike system design for the city! An open, “floating” system that allows the people using the bike system to ride a bike, park a bike, do what they came to do, whip out their map, find the closest bike, and ride that bike to their next location. This is the OPENbike system. Fully adjustable, full system in place to place the bikes where they’re needed.

0 Designer: LOTS Design