Power Your Spice

Power Your Spice

The “Salt&Pepper Cell” shakers belong to the “I’m not product series” by Antrepo Design. They previously gave us the Minutuner, which was an awesome design for a clock. While that one confused us to believing it’s a Radio Tuner, the Salt&Pepper Cell serenade as a pair of whimsical D size battery. Fashioned from stainless steel and glass, the power indicators on the sides correlate to the amount of spices left in the shakers, before refill time. The Red&Turquoise and Black&white color options look fantastic!

0 Designers: Antrepo Design Industry

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

Kitchen and people have a love-hate relationship. Many love to hate the chores involved in the process of cooking. Others simply can’t just stop boasting about their culinary skills. For me the toughest part is the chopping of veggies and managing my refrigerator. For you it may be doing the dishes. What we can’t deny is the lure of a prim and proper kitchen that is fitted with the best of best appliances and aids that make cooking a pleasure. Here’s a look at Ten Creative Kitchen Companions that can make you the perfect chef!

0 Designers: Various

Worst Idea: Cords

Worst Idea: Cords

So you’ve got cords. I know you do. Here’s the solution for you. That’s assuming you’ve got beef with cords! Which most people generally do at one time or another in their cordy lives. Here it is. It’s DOTZ. It’s made up of three different kinds of accessories: Dotz™ CordIdentifiers™, Dotz CordStraps™, and Dotz ™ CordWraps™. I imagine that you’re hardcore enough to guess which is which and what they do, generally. Worth it? Cute enough colors and icons?

0 Designer: Micah L. Maraia

Use Your Water Twice

Use Your Water Twice

It goes in the sink, then it goes in the toilet. What’s that? It’s your water bill! You’ve got to conserve in any way you can. Here’s a lovely simple system that makes use of the fact that toilet water never needs to be as clean as it usually is. The “Eco Bath” concept uses 50% reused water and 50% new water for a toilet system half-ways to nature friendly.

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Pocket Projector Turns Mobile Into Remote

Nokia Pulse Projector is a project aimed at expanding the mobile communication experience and finding new ways to interact. It’s a device that has been designed to expand and strengthen mobile applications while working in conjunction with mobile phones. It combines a LED-projector and a NXT-speaker with Dolby sound processing in to a solid multimedia device. Using the accompanying Pulse software and Bluetooth, one can convert a mobile phone into an interactive remote that controls this unique multimedia player.  

0 Designer: Miika Mahonen

Travel Bag-buggy

Travel Bag-buggy

I’m a veteran when it comes to traveling with kids and I know the nightmarish times I went through every time I ventured out. Cranky, jet lagged babies + luggage management is horrid combo. Try pushing a buggy and pulling your trolley bag at the same time! Dreadful! Good folks at Castiglione Morelli have an ingenious idea with their Samsonite Convertible Trolley Stroller Bag. A specialized compartment holds in a folded fabric, which when pulled out, stretches over the pull-out metallic frame; thus resulting in a child seat. Very Convenient.

0 Designer: Castiglione Morelli Design

Flaming Auto Daydream

Flaming Auto Daydream

Bora Kim uses my favorite first step to create this automobile from the heavens: sketching. Take a look below to see Kim’s amazing illustration skills. This auto is inspired by the light that enters a room through an open door. From Kim’s mind: “darkness and desire, eternal sunshine, the road to realization, and collision of senses.” What kind of mystical nightride could this possibly be?

0 Designer: Bora Kim

Why Sprinkles Don’t Have Earth-Shattering Designs

Why Sprinkles Don’t Have Earth-Shattering Designs

Although some folks really swear by their green thumbs, most of the population tends to their gardens for formality sakes. This is probably why we don’t see many concepts for the gardening community on YD. To rectify the situation, allow me to introduce the Water Wheel Lawn Sprinkler System. What’s cool about this rolling lawn sprinkler is that it harnesses the power of water pressure to propel itself forth on the garden hose (which it uses as a track) and get about the business of watering your garden.

0 Designer: Matthew Wyatt Martin

Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted

Top Ten Robots That You Never Knew You Wanted

Technology maybe overwhelming for most us, but the future generation is so with it! They have the hang of ever little new gadget and gizmo that comes our way. Which brings me to robots; I can’t fathom the need of an electronic being to do chores for us. I can understand their presence in the medical and industrial arenas; but Irona suits Richie Rich the best. However looking at the current crop, I think it’s best to compile a list of Ten Robots that they never knew they wanted.

0 Designers: Various

Novanta Desk Revisited

Novanta Desk Revisited

What is Yanko Design? Why do you visit it? Why do I write here? Endless questions….but the answer’s always the same. YD is a place where people come to get inspired, a place that showcases innovation and the wonders of human creativity in the best possible way. If this Novanta Desk invokes déjà vu, then its coz we are showcasing it again!

0 Designer: Luke Riggall

Designer Mentoring Program

Designer Mentoring Program

Have you ever wondered if your portfolio was good enough? Concerned if you were making the right decision on the job offer? What about getting the right technical design skills for the job?

Your deepest and darkest questions on design, that you were afraid to ask, can now finally be answered!

0 Apply: Design Sojourn

Icy Auto Fantasy

Icy Auto Fantasy

The muscle of the future is made of clouds. Clouds and sharp edges. Shawn Deutchman presents this concept car, the “Cerulian;” a pillow fantasy on the inside, protection on the outside. It seems to take those two simple concepts, comfort and protection, very basic elements of all modern autos, and takes them to a strange extreme. The Cerulian is based on 1970′s muscle cars, virtual reality, and the selling of the founding principal of the proposed manufacturer of the car; Opel: to build and sell dreams.

0 Designer: Shawn Deutchman

Indestructible Sunglasses

Indestructible Sunglasses

Don’t mistake the “Fisk” for some pair of pimp glasses. These aren’t flashy. They aren’t gonna make eyes explode with envy. They’re gonna fit perfect and they’re gonna last. Whatchu watchu want? The first of two major features is the Global Fit adjustable nose bridge. Soft low porosity silicone over structural nylon adjustable to your strange nose. Then there’s the Ratchet Hinge. The hinge is made of surgical stainless steel and built with a Metal Injection Molding process for unbreakableness. Not to be left on your dashboard.

0 Designer: Jeff Sand