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.

Future Of Delivery, Both Human And Cargo

Future Of Delivery, Both Human And Cargo

The year is 2038 and the mode of transport is the VW Breathe. Its functions are clearly defined: Quick light delivery service, Public transportation & Personal commuter. Area of commute is of course a metropolis city, and what’s intriguing is that this fully GPS driven vehicle has two modes: human transporting and goods delivering.

0 Designer: Chansong Park

Chopoon or Spooncho?

Chopoon or Spooncho?

What would you like to call this really neat cutlery? Nothing fancy about it, but simply a soup spoon with no handle, just two pig-nose-like holes (grunt!oink!) where you fit in wooden chopstick. The Chopsticks Plus One Project is more for the Asian market, where meals require different sets of cutlery to be used. It is a hybrid of chopsticks and spoon; however there is an ace up the sleeve with the Chopsticks Plus Two. It’s a chopsticks & toothpicks combo! But Pick your teeth in private.

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Water In Thin Air

Water In Thin Air

We all know about water vapor, and its laws for condensation. Applying this law to the “Dew Drop”, we have a device that is capable of extracting water from the air, condensing it and utilizing it for watering plants. All you need to do is insert the artificial leaf into the soil, plug it on and wait for stuff to happen!

0 Designer: Jacky Wu

Stumptastic!

Stumptastic!

This right here is called “Root Series No.3.” This right here? It’s a stump. It bridges time, space, and the unbridgeable link between human and nature-made.* It is literally a stump, forced to the surface 50 years after the death of the tree it supported. After surfacing, it was cleaned, polished to a sheen, and made ready to support it’s new charge. The business for it now? A lovely 10mm glass tabletop.

0 Designer: Lloyd and Ed of Random House Studios

A 30th Century Shape of Earth

A 30th Century Shape of Earth

Consider for a moment if you will, the shape of the world today. Think about what we humans have done to the world, think of all the concrete! If you’ve seen the specials on tv or read the book I’m thinking of, you know that once we leave earth, mother nature WILL take it back. But what about us? We’ve got to go on! And so! Yoo Jaechang has an idea for us. An idea in the form of a globe!

0 Designer: Yoo Jaechang

Single Sheet of Folded Metal

Single Sheet of Folded Metal

Who loves single sheets of folded metal!? Everyone here should be raising their hand, because metal is awesome, and folding metal is amazing, and using one piece of metal where usually there’d be at least 3 or 4, well that’s just super. Designer Tobias Labarque folded the heck out of this metal right here and he made the TLF03ALU, a cantilever-type chair made of a single perforated aluminum plate.

0 Designer: Tobias Labarque