An Audi for your Wet Dreams

An Audi for your Wet Dreams

In my opinion, Audi exemplifies the essence of German minimalist elegance. Never known for pretentious or over the top designs, the Ingolstadt, Germany company has stuck to their “Vorsprung durch Technik” or “Advantage through Technology” philosophy since day one. Designer Markus Klug used Audi’s minimalist approach to automotive design to create this cross-over water yacht concept.

0 Designer: Markus Klug

Ten Creative Garbage Bin Concepts And Designs

Ten Creative Garbage Bin Concepts And Designs

Is cleanliness really next to godliness? I dunno about you but I feel we have more messed up brains than trashy trashcans around the bend! Anyways, here’s a look at some really unusual and freaky concepts and designs that make the garbage bin a prized possession.

0 Designers: Various

Spunky Sputnik

Spunky Sputnik

Fellow writer Shane, besides being a brilliant with words is an ID guy with a remarkable edge. His Sputnik LED Lamp and Storage Chest is reminiscent of the iconic satellite that went into orbit in 1957. The concept features 4 individual LED antennae that can pivot on a universal joint to allow it to both fill a space and fit into crevasses. The base area provides the storage and is weighted with the power adapter. It looks spunky and rocks back and forth like those push dolls, without actually tipping over.

0 Designer: Shane Crozier

The Big Giant Chaos Table

The Big Giant Chaos Table

Table leaves. Where do you keep yours? Mine are behind the door in the study. I’ve got a 50-year-old table that uses one leaf to double it’s size. Here we’ve got a giant oval of a table that, upon pulling apart, becomes rather large and abstract indeed. The leaves that fit in the openings are made up of the pieces of wood cut off the boards used to make the table. Little teeny tiny waste!

0 Designer: Peter Marigold

Father’s Day Giveaway: Sorapot Teapot

Father’s Day Giveaway: Sorapot Teapot

UPDATE: Closed. Happy Father’s Day!

Thanks to Joey Roth & Jesse Jacobs, we are giving you a chance to win a Sorapot Teapot valued at $200. To make the moment even more special, he will also receive limited-edition tea from Samovar. Leave your comments after the jump telling us why your dad is special and who knows, it could be you and him reliving memories over the perfect cup of tea!

Contest Ends: June 20, 12:00 am PST

Sands Of Time

Sands Of Time

Besides the obvious, another purpose of a wall clock is to add a sense of identity to the wall that it hangs from. Sand as a metaphor for time is slipping through our hands and we can’t turn back the clock! This digitalized version reflects this sentiment and features two modes: night and day. As Natalia explains, “The main idea lies in the mechanism of the Sand Glass Clock: the lost time – at the bottom, future – on top.”

So what do you think….can you keep up with the pace of TIME?

0 Designer: Natalia Romanova

LEED Platinum Certified in Los Angeles

LEED Platinum Certified in Los Angeles

Cherokee Studios by REthink Development is a new soon to be completed project in Los Angeles boasting LEED Platinum certification. Huge Kudos to REthink since this is only 1 of 12 buildings in California to achieve that rating. The building won’t be completed until September ’09 but I’m so giddy with excitement that I think REthink and whomever the land owners are should just let me move in. Better yet, lets open the Yanko Design Los Angeles branch in the building!

0 Designer: Pugh + Scarpa and REthink Development

JBL On Stage 400P Speaker Review

JBL On Stage 400P Speaker Review

Really what would we do without music? I’m listening to it everyday. It provides the exact kind of ambient inspiration I need when working. Of course that means having something small yet powerful enough to really make all the money I’ve spent on digital music worth it. Enter the JBL On Stage 400P speaker.

0 Designer: JBL [ Buy it here ]

Mobile Script Phone Needs No Stinkin' Batteries

Mobile Script Phone Needs No Stinkin’ Batteries

Yay! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted a mobile phone concept that promises to do everything under the sun in the thinnest form factor. I was getting withdrawal symptoms. The Mobile Script phone explores what functions any contemporary mobile device should have; internet access, documents on the go, games, communication, and mobility.

0 Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov

Gorge Coffee Table, It'll Stab Ya

Gorge Coffee Table, It’ll Stab Ya

Gorge is a coffee table inspired by a gorge. The deep valleys and canyons are created using powdered coated steel bent into a V-shape. The design plays up the muse but also provides structural integrity and storage opportunities for books and magazines. I see a perfect spot for my dog to make his den too. Nevermind that you could accidentally impale yourself on one of those corners. Gotta bleed for design you know.

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Classy Kitchen Companions

Classy Kitchen Companions

Of the many things that you require to make your kitchen aesthetically functional, the cutting board, colander, and knife block require the most amount of attention due to the work that they do. These components have to be visually appealing as well as competent enough to endure the rigors that they go through daily. A set of sculpted functional blocks called the Workspace Component Group has been specifically designed for the Backplash System of kitchens by Henrybuilt. They are designed to be integrated around the sink and work classy!

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Green Power For Bedside Stuff

Green Power For Bedside Stuff

Green-freaks here’s the Magic Cube that can pep up your bedside manners! A combination of a lamp, alarm clock, radio and charger, this green-gadget sports a solar panel at its bottom, to soak up the goodness of the sun. The top of the cube indicates how much juice is left till you sun-bathe it for recharging. Going the by the current trends of eco-consciousness, the Magic Cube ranks forth for cleverly incorporating many features into one, thereby reducing clutter and footprint.

0 Designer: Kai Yu

Paper Paper Paper = Notebook

Paper Paper Paper = Notebook

You’ve got all this scrap paper. You’ve got so much of it. What should you do with it? Reuse it. Reuse it until it glows in the dark. With “Paper * Paper” you’ve got not only a thermal binder that makes you some quickly bound books, the package can be completely used up with the machine! No waste! The box makes the product: inexpensively constructed books.

0 Designers: Sungwoo Park, Hyunsoo Kim, Youngmin Yoon & Seunghee Son