Oh I see you! Peek!

Oh I see you! Peek!

Such a lovely object, this little thing. Yes indeedy. Just the thing I need to put up there with all of my other lovely things, all sitting there in a row. But what’s it’s function, this mystifying object? Well let me take you on a mysterious journey! A journey into the unknown! The “PEEK!”

0 Designer: Lucas Saule Design

The Ball is The Game is The Stadium

The Ball is The Game is The Stadium

The following stadium was designed by the wonderful folks over at UNStudio, especially one Ben van Berkel. He (they) won a limited competition to design a gigantic football stadium for the most successful football (soccer for you USA residents) team in the Chinese Super League: Dalian Shide FC! The design reflects vividly the breathtaking amalgamation of the ancient Chinese cuju football. A must peek.

0 Designer: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio

The Marino 52 Luxury At High Seas

The Marino 52 Luxury At High Seas

Step into the Alfra Vico Luxury Motor Yacht Marino 52, and you’re sure to be floored by its stunningly simple design and interiors. Boasting of modern gadgetry to make sure you kiss high-speeds effortlessly, the yacht is envisioned as ‘motion art’ of the highest echelon. From the cleats to the projectile anchor, to the convertible exterior lounge-sofas/daybeds, to the fully computer-controlled helm station, the Marino 52 screams extravagance!

0 Designers: Barrett Prelogar & Franco Marino Cagnina

Best of September 2009

Best of September 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in September 2009.

0 Designers: Various

Roasting Marshmallows In The Vulcan

Roasting Marshmallows In The Vulcan

Citing space-crunch as a major issue with matchbox homes, the Vulcan Stove Fireplace adapts itself to this reason, but that alone should not be the criteria for liking it. A warm fireplace but totally utilitarian, it hosts numerous shelves for your things and has the potential to be the focal point of your living space. In practical times as these, where electric heaters and radiators vie for equal attention; a warm, cozy, functional fireplace as this makes me all mushy and crave winter.

0 Designer: Arthur Senant

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

Behold, if you DARE, the Eco Woof; the sub-woofer that’s got the woofer power of a BEAR! But CHILL! There is no bear actually powering the “Eco-Woof,” only the power of glass domes. Where wood boxing would normally hold the raw beats exploded forth from the speakers, glass domes and downward facing blasters suffice. The wood grain is so very classy, wouldn’t you say? Oh, and there’s green in it, too!

0 Designer: Andrew Mboyi

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

So you say you need a portable x-ray machine. Well. Let me tell you about this particular one. It’s called “RAY”, it’s designed by Cavallius Design group, and it’s just so very compact. Let’s say you’re on a camping trip, and you’ve got a generator with, but no x-ray machine! Well now you do! Let’s say you’re at the skate park and you’ve broken every bone in your body, and you want to see how bad it is, as soon as possible! Well now that time is cut in half! Just bust out your very own RAY!

0 Designer: Jacob von Matern and Cavallius Design

Yanko Design Gets Swankier With The Fan Page

Yanko Design Gets Swankier With The Fan Page

Beyond ANY Doubt, The Yanko Design Community on Facebook ROCKS! You guys are the Best EVER, and this prompts us to think how can we serve this 5000+ strong community better. The answer lies in the Yanko Design Fan Page. Why? Coz we need to get out of the limitations FB imposes on groups and we need to bring you the perks of being a fan…like post updates, events, chats, contest news etc. Hit The “Become A Fan” Tab, and adopt this new page, the entire YD team awaits you there!

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Crank Up Battery

Crank Up Battery

Re-chargeable batteries are no good when they run out of power and you have no electric point handy to tank them up again. Here’s where the concept of the Wind Up Battery steps in; re-charge these cells via the conventional battery charger OR use the hand-crank to wind up and source-up some juice. Kinda like your hand-crank radios. A simply superb concept!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

Bicycle Parking, Long Term

Bicycle Parking, Long Term

Sometimes “long term parking” is another way of saying “your bike got jacked” – not this time though, this is a much better deal. It’s a bike rack concept, but better than that, it’s a long term bike rack, including safe storage, WC, showers, and lounge. This is precisely what a city like Minneapolis is starving for.

0 Designer: Yinnon Lehrer

IZ It Cocktail Time

IZ It Cocktail Time

To understand Iz you need some background: the Turks love this drink called Ayran or Airan, which is blended yogurt and water. They make it in a special kind of way, and as poetic as it may seem, using the Iz leaves a flower pattern on the user’s palm. The steel body of the cocktail maker is complimented with a blue intricate-pattern elastomer seal.

0 Designers: Ahmet Bektes, İrem Celik & Koray Gelmez

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

The innovative factor about the Foodle is that it brings oodles of fun to doodling on the dinner table. The set consists of fork, knife and spoon heads that fit snugly over color pencils, and a pad of paper placemats that double up as a doodle board. I’ve seen placemats as puzzle games in family restaurants, but the Foodle goes a step ahead to include a creative cutlery design to make a complete package deal. Good enough for the home and the next door diner as well.

0 Designer: Peter Dalton

Raking Up Some Fun

Raking Up Some Fun

Fall’s almost here and the lawn looks pretty dandy with all the leaves falling. I don’t break a sweat coz it’s not my part of the chores, but I do feel for my husband who has to do all the raking. Here’s where concepts like Power Rake can come handy. Unlike the traditional comb-n-handle ones, this one features a conveyer belt system with well-spaced teeth and a sack to catch the booty. Powered by the kinetic motion of the front wheel, the rake glides over the grass and devours all the mess.

0 Designer: Rury Vizcarra