Sugar Pot Honey Pot

Sugar Pot Honey Pot

Designer Johanna Hartzheim here explores in two kitchen items my favorite thing in the whole world: Simplicity. We’ve got here (as the title suggests) a sugar pot and a honey pot, pot and pot. Exciting! Both items in question were explored as far as their context of usage, their situation at the dinner table, and their formal integration (the normal stuff such as materials, functions, and yes! Symbolism.)

0 Designer: Johanna Hartzheim

One Tent Two Tent One Tent

One Tent Two Tent One Tent

So! Winter is well on it’s way. There’s no way around it. As the world turns, so do the seasons *unless you don’t live in Minnesota, and you’ve got to understand that camping season is almost over! So make the best of it with the greatest tent invention since the tent itself: the tent connection device. Called “Abri Socio” by its mad-scientist creator, it will change the way you camp… FOREVER!

0 Designer: Becky Greenwood

Guessing Game Deuce

Guessing Game Deuce

We have only this on YD once before, right now we’re gonna go ahead and play the GUESSING GAME again, RIGHT NOW!

Just by looking at this Pre-Picture can you guess what the item is? The explanation is in the Permalink, but be honest with yourself and tell me what exactly did you think this was?

0 Designer: Giulio Sbarigia

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

A New Dimension To Tea Drinking

I never really understood the elaborate ritual of brewing the perfect cup of tea. Maybe I’m uncivilized and vulgar to assume that you simply need to boil the leaves in hot water, add milk and sugar, and you’re done. Ok you snooty people stop cringing… do it your way with the Dione Tea Set. Described as a set of teacups with two hemispheres and a thin net preventing the tea leaves from entering the cup and involving some 180 degrees of rotation, the fuss is about keeping the aroma of the tea leaves alive.

0 Designer: Vuk Dragovic

Music and Time On Your Wrist

Music and Time On Your Wrist

We’ve evolved from Walkman to iPod (plus whatever else there is, let’s be honest) and from wrist watch to cellphone-held-clock. Now. What would have happened if instead of the clock merging with the cellphone, the clock merged with the music device? We’ve got wrist tunes, contact!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

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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