Magnificent Men And Their Flying Ferrari

Magnificent Men And Their Flying Ferrari

While designer Iman Maghsoudi gave us a Ferrari that was akin to operating a PC touching speeds of 200 km/h; designer Vincent Montreuil has a different vision for the speedster. Adding a third dimension to the pulsating sport, he envisions race tracks in the air, demarcated with levitating lines (or ropes; u get the drift); and a Flying Ferrari X-Racer in the forefront. Call him crazy or over-ambitious, but it’s not hard to imagine his concept taking shape…say 50 years from now!

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

ZINK Imaging Seeks New Innovative Solutions From The Design Community

ZINK Imaging Seeks New Innovative Solutions From The Design Community

UPDATE: Closed.

ZINK Imaging is asking the design community for new “solutions” and applications (not new form factors for existing products etc.) that enable and enhance printing with the ZINK Technology. Essentially, it’s about the whole design solution, not just the fit and finish. If you think you got it in you to provide a super solution; then enter ZINK Imaging’s Zero Boundaries Design Competition.

10 Creative Reasons To Take Up Sports And Get Fit

10 Creative Reasons To Take Up Sports And Get Fit

Couch potatoes and computer-addicts like me can’t just rely on the remote control or the keyboards to get us enough exercise. And sweets, walking to the fridge for refills or fingers flying over the keys don’t count! Since YD is all about inspiration, let’s showcase Ten Scintillating reasons for us to take up some sort of sporting activity, that will make us fit.

0 Designers: Various

Easter Moai Phone

Easter Moai Phone

Here’s a phone that’s intuitive, functional and sleek; people let’s scrutinize the Easter Moai. It wouldn’t be a futuristic phone, if it didn’t have a touchscreen LCD! For convenience, all the function keys are reserved to the slant edge, which I think is brilliant. The face has just the essentials slated to the corner edge, giving the much needed screen-space that most people demand these days. It sits pretty, on a slanted dock for recharging. And when it’s parked there, the phone doubles up as a music player with bombastic speakers.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Umbrella Chandeliers

Umbrella Chandeliers

As I’ve totally said before, the simplest combinations of two objects are often the most interesting industrial designs. This one is also quite pretty. What Shelly Sabel, lighting designer, has designed is the Umbrella Chandelier. It’s made up of some rather simple components: found umbrella pieces, aluminum, and porcelain sockets. And a dash of cuteness. They’re not yet made for mass production, but have been installed at two separate shows in 2009 already.

0 Designer: Shelly Sabel

Tulip Toaster Is Really Warm

Tulip Toaster Is Really Warm

I’m sure you will recollect the showcasing of Toasters we did on YD recently. While those were the flamboyant, futuristic sorts that bordered on unrealistic strategies, the Tulip Toaster we see here is quite contrary to the. It redefines the cold steel lines with ballistic black finishes that we see in the markets these days. The Tulip tries to break traditional norms by incorporating some warmth into the design. This is achieved by adding a wooden frame inspired by the namesake flower.

0 Designers: Sergej Kuckir, Hayley Powell, Katherine Whiting, Minas Patsalos & Varun Gujral

Surfaces, Surfaces, Surfaces

Surfaces, Surfaces, Surfaces

I’m sort of a nut job when it comes to minimalism. If I’m going to be a minimalist, I’m extreme. I like surfaces, surfaces, surfaces. Designer Emili Diaz understands my OCD-like vice so his Table 180 suits me to a tee. On the “surface” it looks all clean and unassuming but just underneath are a bevy of panels hiding compartments for every need be it dining or working. This is concept only but I’d like to have one.

0 Designer: Emili Manrique Diaz

ZINK Imaging Seeks New Innovative Solutions From The Design Community

ZINK Imaging Seeks New Innovative Solutions From The Design Community

UPDATE: June 8th is the LAST DAY for Submissions; 4 days left.

ZINK Imaging is asking the design community for new “solutions” and applications (not new form factors for existing products etc.) that enable and enhance printing with the ZINK Technology. Essentially, it’s about the whole design solution, not just the fit and finish. If you think you got it in you to provide a super solution; then enter ZINK Imaging’s Zero Boundaries Design Competition.

No More Racks For My Mag, Only Stands

No More Racks For My Mag, Only Stands

I simply adore the eccentric style of Fredrik Färg. This time around he’s ready to woo the crowds with is magazine stand named Skyscrape. It’s like he wants to recreate an “architectural forest” around the room. For a person who likes to keep books neatly stacked, it would be a fetish nightmare, but for the whimsical…a visual treat!

0 Designer: Fredrik Färg

 This Anti-Theft For Bike Relies On Good Samaritans

This Anti-Theft For Bike Relies On Good Samaritans

Meerkat is a bright, colorful ABS beacon kinda thang that has the height, sex and age of the owner of a bicycle molded onto it. In transit, it fits as a mudguard to the cycle; and when parked, it can be removed (lifted up-over the seat) to fit as an anti-theft with the bike lock. Till this bit the concept is fine; the flipside kicks in on two counts: it relies heavily on a Good Samaritan to notice the theft and report it and what do you do with the mudguard when someone else uses the bike or you grow up!

0 Designer: Simon Enever

Perfect Backpack Support

Perfect Backpack Support

Nearly infinitely adjustable (overstated by only a little bit) back support for the backpacking experience you’ll love to love. It takes either a very dedicated or very rich or very sponsored designer to spend a giant amount of time on one component of a larger product. What Jacob Howell has done here is to focus not on the carrying capabilities of the pack, but ability of that back to rest as nicely as possible on the back of the carrier.

0 Designer: Jacob Howell

Two-In-One Turn-Around Loo

Two-In-One Turn-Around Loo

Being fussy while using a public loo is quite justifiable coz your personal hygiene is at stake. The “Ultimate Clean Toilet” here is quite a unique concept that addresses the issue of hygiene and practicality. It’s a turn-around concept, where one side features a urinal and the other a sit-down commode. You can swivel-around this two-way design system with the flick of a button. It self-sanitizes using Steam and UV. I reckon it would be the ideal solution for Public Toilets, but its groovy style qualifies it for the rich-and-famous loos!

0 Designer: Young Sang Eun

HIGH SEAS HYBRID LUXURY

HIGH SEAS HYBRID LUXURY

This is one lean, mean and green floating machine. Part stealth fighter, part 007 fantasy, this 47 foot “CODE X” Yacht by Swiss Yacht builder CODE X, is a catamaran style power yacht that is not only ubber-luxurious but a technological wet dream. Packed with the latest in LED touchscreen control panels that delivers complete automated control over such things like the solar/hybrid power system to the GPS-controlled ‘virtual anchor’ system that utilises the electric motors to maintain a stationary position regardless of wind or currents.

0 Design: Code-X