Suppressed Feelings of a Chair

Suppressed Feelings of a Chair

The theory behind designing the Selfportrait Chair is very honest and simple. As an introvert, graduate student Ka-Lai Chan found it difficult to express her emotions lest her peers ridicule her. The stifled emotions grew like a nagging tumor and are seen as those odd blobs on this chair. Rarely do we come across an emotional side to a design accurately represented as this! Yea we live in a ruthless competitive world and life sucks, so let’s just express ourselves with design! Cheers!

0 Designer: Ka-Lai Chan

Outta Space Landing

Outta Space Landing

An artistic way to get across to the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam is through this unique installation bridge called Bruggenhoofd Chabot. Brainchild of Snodevormgevers and Paul Segers, this “Landing Craft” allows you to cross over the hedge from the street, and straight into the museum. Just in case you get claustrophobic in the wooden passage way, take the staircase to the upper deck for a breather. The special effects to the deck are enhanced with a bevy of cables running from the balcony to the museum.

0 Designers: Snodevormgevers with Paul Segers

Case Of Old Wine New Bottle

Case Of Old Wine New Bottle

This ain’t a hot red typewriter but The Valentine Notebook. A project that was undertaken to explore Ettore Sottsass’ claim, that design should not merely be functional but additionally be attractive and emotionally appealing. This new version is a take on the original Olivetti Valentine, which was considered as the ultimate fashion accessory for the working girl in late 60’s.

0 Designers: Julia Kaisinger, Pia Weitgasser, Martin Zopf & Tony Weichselbraun

Steamy Dishes

Steamy Dishes

Dishwashing techniques are undergoing massive consideration for two factors, one the size and placement of the dishwashers and two, the consumption of energy and water. The Eco-Friendly Steam Dishwasher addresses both these issues in quite a fascinating way. As for the size and placement, it’s a counter-top version good enough for a small family or singletons. So no more bending to load the wash. For the Eco-friendly part hit the link.

0 Designer: Vincent Liew

Ok I Hear Jackie Gleason - DONT MOVE!

Ok I Hear Jackie Gleason – DONT MOVE!

The product you see before you is called the “Human Antenna.” Before I explain how it works, an anecdote shall soften the blow: Today, ironically, my Uncle J said to me “did I ever tell you how my first job was as a channel changer?” – his dad’s channel changer. And not only that, his dad’s antenna too. The same concept is here, but with radio, and it’s the whole point, not just the malfunction!

0 Designer: Florian Kräutli

Electric Motorcycle Route 66

Electric Motorcycle Route 66

What’s got two bald tires, runs on electricity, and is red and black all over? ZEVS! An elegant futuristic electric motorbike by three fellows, one of whom we’ve had up on Yanko before: Bernhard Ranner. Look and see, see and judge weather this bike performs to your aesthetic and atta-glance logistics standards if you dare.

0 Designer: Bernhard Ranner, Anders August Kittilsen, and Rudolf Stefanich

Recycling Your Way to Total Beauty

Recycling Your Way to Total Beauty

One person’s recycling is another person’s garage sale. One person’s trash is another person’s jewelry construction. Take a peek at this collection of recycled jewelry by Indregru. Several different constructs for several different purposes, and oh my goodness, a photo shoot with the ladies of the recycling plant!

0 Designer: Indregru

Firefly Madness!

Firefly Madness!

This guy, the guy who designed this lamp “Random Orbit,” he’s got a great signature. You should definitely check it out. In fact, it’s in one of the images in this post. See if you can find it! The lamp in the post is just splendid too. A 32inch ball of firefly inspired lights flying in, out, around, and through. Just like knitting! They’ll be made in a buncha sizes!

0 Designer: Christopher Moulder

Don’t Panic Just Yet

Don’t Panic Just Yet

Given the current terror scenario across the world, it’s only natural instincts to get panicky if the lights blank out while traveling by the underground train. It could be a normal technical snag, but we fear the worst, and rightly so. Coaches are generally equipped with emergency lights, but something like the Emergency Handle Light can give the commuters a lot more confidence to deal with the situation. It’s the overhead handle re-designed to fit in a flashlight at the end.

0 Designers: Dohyun Ryu, Junghyun Joo, Kyungyoung Lee & Taehong Park

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

The new Aluminum Series Mirror by Sonia eliminates the need for a separate magnifying mirror. A magnet is placed on a pendulum behind the plate glass mirror. This magnet attracts the magnet, which is concealed into the mini Magnifying Mirror, allowing users to slide the small mirror anywhere on the large mirror. When not in use, it can be pulled off the surface and stored away.

0 Designer: Sonia

Between Art and Work

Between Art and Work

Traipsing along a fine line of an artist’s work area and a craftsman’s work table, the L.O.F.T. Workstation effortlessly balances between the two. It’s shortlisted for a Helen Hamlyn Design Award and can be seen at this year’s 100% Future Show Design London. Quite the achievement – lets take a closer look.

0 Designer: Maciek Wojcicki Design

Agreed, IKEA Is Totally Inspiring

Agreed, IKEA Is Totally Inspiring

From its stylish furniture to this totally awesome concept vehicle, we all have to agree that IKEA is an inspirational brand! An identity that stands for sustainable, quality and stylized pieces at affordable prices and cannot be better reflected. This electric battery driven vehicle is very spacious and has a flexible interior. Meaning you can re-arrange the seating options to suit you. The head lights are bright OLED panels that can host changeable graphics, making it totally disco dynamite!

0 Designer: Robert Larsson

New Kinda Treasure Hunt

New Kinda Treasure Hunt

One of my favorite games at a kiddies Birthday Party used to be Treasure Hunt. The charm of such traditional games has been lost, ever since gaming consoles have come on the scene. So it’s nice to see that the love for such games rekindled albeit in a techno avatar as the EMIL Experience Outdoors. This hand-held console is like a GPS compass that allows you to form and execute treasure hunts, biking routes and expeditions, Hunting Mr. X in the field and Scouts Games. It can also come in handy to polish your Navigational Skills. Super!

0 Designer: Andrea Schoellgen