The Pitch of The Pitcher

The Pitch of The Pitcher

The Pitch♪er. Can you see that little musical note? I hope you can, because that’s what’s up here. Music. See the pitcher (or the glass, or the tin,) or anything else that contains liquid and works in this way: flick the container with your finger. It makes a sound. Drink some of the liquid, and flick it again. It makes a different sound. How does this work into a plan for another unique “Mactastic” invention? Look ahead!

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

The Airplane Seat

The Airplane Seat

The everlasting enigma. How do you satisfy hundreds and thousands of plane passengers who are very, very unsatisfiable. These people travel back, and forth, and back, and forth! And then there’s the people who ride first class! We won’t worry about them. This seat is for the everyperson. This seat is adjustable and comfortable and it looks truly simple.

0 Designer: Netta Shalgi

Picasso Can Draw To Switch-off Lights

Picasso Can Draw To Switch-off Lights

So what if your drawing sucks, the JustDrawIt unit won’t mind; it will in fact help to manage the power supply to the various household equipments hooked on to it. How? A main device and several remote-controlled receivers visualize the service life of your synced electrical appliances. A haptic interface allows you to hand-draw on the timeline-based main unit, defining the period of usage. When the time’s up, the equipment will be automatically turned off. Oh shoot! Just One Thing…you can’t misplace the pen now!

0 Designer: Pega Design

Some Friendly YD Reminders

Some Friendly YD Reminders

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Sony PSi aka Playstation Interactive

Sony PSi aka Playstation Interactive

Sony unveiled their motion control intentions at this year’s E3 game expo so designer Anh Nguyen must be riding the same wavelength because his PSi concept also features wand-like motion controllers. The console leaves a little something to be desired but the wands are very interesting. You can stack the wands for various games like tug-o-war or add weights if you insist on the video game fitness craze going on right now. If Anh wants to really impress, he better come up with renders showing the wands as light sabers and disrupters. PEW PEW!

0 Designer: Anh Nguyen

Bottling Water With A Surprise

Bottling Water With A Surprise

Did you know 77% of the world’s plastic bottles end up in landfills? That amounts to tens of metric tons of waste every  year. If recycling isn’t the only answer, maybe we need to think of  new ways to extend the lives of these bottles. Seeds in the Bottle is a project by designer Yun Hwan Sung with a little surprise in each package. Tiny herb seeds are stored inside a pocket you release into the bottle when you’re done with it. Invert the bottle, fill with potting mix, water and instead of filling up landfills, you have an herb garden.

0 Designer: Yun Hwan Sung

Best of August 2009

Best of August 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 August 2009.

0 Designers: Various

BMW Blue Dynamics

BMW Blue Dynamics

Richard Jenkins and his Greenbird currently holds the world land speed record for a wind powered vehicle with a speed of 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h). If BMW were to get serious about the Blue Dynamics Land Yacht, I have no doubts that it would probably smash the record. With the killer combination of BMW’s “efficient dynamics” and “active hybrid” greener emmision programs; it’s hard for Blue Dynamics not to succeed.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

Scoop or Flip?

Scoop or Flip?

These are the choices you get. Don’t like it TOO BAD. That’s what’s up. Although, if you think about it, you usually only get one, single, terrifying choice. That choice is what you have to stick with forever. Because you only buy one long seat like this in your life, and that one single seat is called the “Twist!” Just like Tracy Jordan.

0 Designer: Sean Yoo

Sporty Bike

Sporty Bike

I told you there was this bike conspiracy going on amongst the designers, add the Furious Sports Bike to the list. Dishy in its current avatar; the bike boasts of an aerodynamic design coupled with user-friendly ergonomics. What I really like is the ample display nestled between the handlebars. You get details like the route-map, current bike gear, temperature, time and speed displayed on it. The seat however looks tad uncomfy for me.

0 Designer: Nenad Kostadinov

Free Book! From Concept to Consumer

Free Book! From Concept to Consumer

Phil Baker is early with holiday cheer this year so we’re giving away 4 copies of his amazing book From Concept to Consumer. I reviewed it earlier this year and found it to be an amazingly precise outtake and outlook on industrial design. All you have to do is leave a comment with what your favorite Yanko Design post is and why. Don’t forget to fill in the email field because how else am I going to contact you when you win?!? Contest CLOSED. Thanks guys! I will email winners.

0 Author: Phil Baker (Buy it here)

MP3 Player Karaoke Style, Thank You Korea

MP3 Player Karaoke Style, Thank You Korea

Queue up a line because if the ORIO were real, I can see loads of blokes and blokettes wanting it. The seemingly benign MP3 player doubles as a karaoke recorder. Squint your eyes real hard and think; how often do you sing along when listening to music? Why not record that and put it all over the interweb for people to see! The ORIO even draws from a database to show you realtime lyrics and you “green” enthusiasts will be happy to know, ORIO is completely made of biodegradable plastic.

0 Designers: Jinsun Park & Seonkeun Park

Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Review

Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Review

This is just one of many upcoming video reviews from an awesome company called Premier and their line of dog toys called Busy Buddy. The Kibble Nibble Food and Treat Dispenser is a hollow ball with openings on each end. The premise is simple. Put food in the ball and give it to Rover. It’s an easy game for any dog to figure out and they love it. It keeps them moving and interactivity is key to a positive doggy state of mind. Hit the jump to see my dog Miko in action!

0 Designer: Premier Pet [ Buy it here $18.80 ]