Just a' Chillin It in the Cube

Just a’ Chillin It in the Cube

Have a seat, take a load off, enjoy some well-earned moments of peace inside your very own “Hûske.” What kinds of Hûske are there, you might ask? Well I can tell you! There’s the Rocking House, the Phone Booth, and the Mobile House. All the colors compliment each-other the way the structures themselves compliment the cubicle workday they are meant to accompany.

0 Designer: Jurjen van Hulzen

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Peugeot ELA is a concept car for the future. It’s green, mean and a blazing glory of fireball orange! Lemme explain, the vehicle is a hybrid of electro magnet and solar energy and runs on a thin surface of air. It’s not the first time that a designer has predicted that the future road surfaces will conform to the electro magnet tech used in trains. Anyways, the solar cells on the roof of the car provide the extra zing. I love the flashy bright color of this two-seater, do you?

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual reality was once the holy grail of computer science and interactivity. It promised to free us from the limits of our bodies and allow our minds to roam free in a universe completely within our control. It was touted as the future entertainment medium with applications in science and medicine but designer Vagarsh Saakyan thinks it could be our whole way of life.

0 Designer: Vagarsh Saakyan

Kitchens Galore

Kitchens Galore

I have this obsession with kitchens. I’ve spent hours designing my dream kitchen with multiple manufacturers and have yet to put any plan into action. Call me crazy but the ratio of what I want and what I can actually afford is ridiculously large but Henrybuilt just introduced the Viola Park kitchen line promising luxury amenities at affordable costs in this economy. Let’s hit the jump, shall we?

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Wake Up Little Suzie

Wake Up Little Suzie

Aphelion is this concept alarm clock that has a unique snooze function. When the alarm goes off, a ball flies off its cradle to across the room. This also triggers the snooze function. So in essence if you get up and retrieve the ball and place it in its cradle, it’s not like switching off the alarm. It’s like activating the snooze, so in case you hit the sack again, the ball will be triggered off after 10 minutes or so. You need to manually turn off the alarm switch.

0 Designer: Corey Harris

Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Attraction

Aufhanger is the re-design of an ordinary hanger sans hooks. It uses magnets within its body to latch onto the steel rod of the wardrobe. The body of the hanger could be of cast aluminum, but wood or plastic can also be used. Magnets like Neodymium N42 or N50 can also be used for their strength and stability. A hook-less hanger not only looks classy but is quite functional as well. BTW, the magnet part is nestled on the top rim.

0 Designer: Milica Balubdzic

No Can Of Worms This!

No Can Of Worms This!

Tin Can; best used for beans, worms, fruits…but apt for light? Yes! If you make it as simplistic as the Tin Can Lights! A sealed surprise just like your can-o-pickles! Peel open the lid to welcome a soft glowy lamp that creates a pleasant ambience. Strum it as a nightlamp or show it off as an eccentric collectable in the living room. Five hundred of these lamps have been crafted for sale, so all those looking for deal head over to those quaint design shops in Israel or click a button.

0 Designer: Adi Zaffran & David Keller

Oddities in Furniture

Oddities in Furniture

Every once in a while, not often!, but sometimes, Yanko Design features a designer who’s more of an artist, more of a visionary looking in to a different dimension. This is one of those times. These particular bits of furniture were collected from the mind of Valentin Loellman, who looked deep inside his dreams, visions, and nightmares, then got some wood and nails and whipped up some neat stuff.

0 Designer: Valentin Loellmann

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

For those of you who have nursed an ill or bedridden family member, you’ll agree that giving them a bath is the most time consuming and fragile moment. Transporting them to and from the showers & keeping them steady during the bath can be a draining experience. The Braun V-Stol System looks at cutting the trauma, by providing a refreshing bath right on the patient’s bed. The system consists of an inflatable container in which the patient lays; a shower with hot water at different pressures, a container of water (3 liters capacity) and controls.

0 Designers: Leonor E. G. & Daniel M. P.

DIY Grass Clock

DIY Grass Clock

Researching for this article I came across the Treehugger post on Ustatic’s Wall Grass Concept. You must understand this concept before you can digest the Hour///Gras Living Wall Clock. Based on Ustatic’s theory that growing grass at home is beneficial, this concept clock encourages you to grow either grass or other suitable plants in a stainless steel and glass body frame and hang it on a wall. The hour and minute hand pass over the patch of grass and trim it via their sharpened edges and help maintain a pre-set level of grass-blade length.

0 Designer: J Yu

Retro Fitted Sound Station

Retro Fitted Sound Station

Cool dude sitting behind the wheels of a vintage car, does your sound system match the classic interiors? Nope? Oh don’t get hung up, take in the Tivoli AutoSound. A player that’s as retro looking as your vintage! But don’t be fooled by looks alone, coz it’s as modern beneath the skin. Features include MP3 player hook-up, FM radio and a Blu-ray player with a prominent touchscreen channel selector. Move the selector to the left to access disc slot. It has one more cool feature….

0 Designer: Niklas Palm

BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

YD brings to you exclusive pictures from one of the most coveted ID Competition for 2009: The BraunPrize. This year’s EUR 12,000 prize money has been claimed by Johanna Schoemaker for the brilliant Clam I OLED Lamp, and she even gets the opportunity to intern for six-months at The Braun design department. Other Top 3 from the 22 finalists include Karsten Willmann for Skylino, Stephan Zimmermann for Anemone and Tobias Stuntebeck for White Cane.

0 Image Credits: Florian Wille & Erol Kursani

Just a Fraction of a Table

Just a Fraction of a Table

I love clever little thangs. This is definitely a clever little thang if I do say so myself. From the fabulous mind of industrial designer Josh Tuminella comes this table by the name of “Square Root.” I bet you can tell why. It’s made out of less than 10 individual pieces and one of them is “biscuits.” Be there!

0 Designer: Josh Tuminella