Grandma's Fantasy Come True

Grandma’s Fantasy Come True

I ate so much jello as a kid that I’m now totally sick of it. Even the promise of suspended fruit no longer appeals to me (unless it’s a combination of kiwi in lime jello. mmm mmm good). Nevertheless some people’s distaste for the jiggly gelatin didn’t stop designer David Hingamp from make a giant semi-transparent room in the shape of the ubiquitous jello mold called Jelly Box. You know you totally wanna jump on it!

0 Designer: David Hingamp

Toaster With Looks That Kill

Toaster With Looks That Kill

The Nahamer T450 is the first environmentally sustainable toaster. It is 20% faster and uses half the energy of a standard 900W toaster by having close-proximity low-temperature heating elements. If only one slice of bread it inserted then only one side of the toaster is turned on.

0 Designer: Rob Penny

Ooo You Spindley Legs You

Ooo You Spindley Legs You

The Q.T. table embodies craft values with a contemporary twist. It is a response to a gap in the high-end furniture market for a quality, medium sized wooden coffee table. The concept was based on extensive turning and material experimentation. The tradition of using turned legs in furniture has been updated by contrasting pale lime against darker European Oak. The table balances craftsmanship, materiality, and quality against those of eclecticism and innovation.

0 Designer: Elizabeth McKenzie

Stir it Stir it Stir it together...

Stir it Stir it Stir it together…

I will let the words of the master of not-so-subtle innuendo Bob Marley tell you about this latest design called “Drip” by Ayumi Ueda.

Quench me when Im thirsty; Come on and cool me down, baby, when Im hot.

0 Designer: Ayumi Ueda

Ferrari we give up, you do it...

Ferrari “we give up, you do it…”

Seems Italian car maker Ferrari has had just about enough of their whinny customers wanting custom this and custom that on their mid-life crisis. More than enough customers have waltzed into their Maranello headquarters with their own design ideas of the perfect Ferrari to convince executives at Ferrari to launch a “One Off” program.

Decent Descent

Decent Descent

With a huge amount of the world’s population heading up to find living and working space, much focus has turned on finding safe and efficient ways of letting people down in ways not involving George W. Bush. “The Wizard” was dreamed up to make the high-rise lifestyle a little less scary by providing a quick exit in an emergency situation. The Wizard “caters for this necessity by providing automated public safety solutions with up to 250m of reciprocating lifeline technology.”

Ghost is the Machine: The Phantom Lapboard Review

Ghost is the Machine: The Phantom Lapboard Review

If you don’t know the now legendary story of the mother of all vaporware companies Infinium Labs and their fabled Phantom Gaming Console, I won’t bore you with those details. Suffice to say the company famous for not delivering on a gaming dream has delivered a pretty decent gaming/multimedia keyboard and mouse. The Phantom Lapboard was originally designed to accompany a console gaming system that never arrived.

Reverso

Reverso

This range of multifunctional occasional tables eschews the usual the 4 legs for panels of 3 with the main support structure highlighted in bright red. The design allows free-from arrangement. Turn them on their sides to create whole new spaces and configurations. If you don’t move them around, you could potentially used the red support leg as a cool asymmetrical book shelf.

0 Designer: Cédric Ragot

When A Room Has No Rules

When A Room Has No Rules

Andreas Hegert doesn’t like rules. Objects, spaces, and surrounding have been given hierarchical values that we hardly ever question so for his degree project he create  a room in rebellion. The floor, walls, ceiling, and lights follow to rhyme or reason.

0 Designer: Andreas Hegert

Design Digest Vol.17

Design Digest Vol.17

Oh the lazy days of summer… While many of you are sweating from global warming and counting down the days till the iPhone 3G is set free, or maybe you have a life and are packing a bag for the long holiday weekend here in the US, I have nothing better to do than to deliver this weeks all important, randomly placed, weekly installment of YD’s Design Digest; A compendium of easily digestible design delights from around the inter-webs. This first week in July has some pretty hot items to gaze your wandering eyes on.

Flat, black and all that

Flat, black and all that

Since Apple’s iPhone was such a runaway success, the entire mobile phone industry has been playing catch-up with the pocket wonder. Jonathan Ive’s (Apple’s Chief of Design) minimal flat black screen design has instantly become a gadget icon and seems to be the inevitable future of mobile phone designs for everyone looking to grab market share. The problem with this design direction is the very limited aesthetic potential.

0 Designer: Jaren Goh

Weight scale with a spin

Weight scale with a spin

Oh the dread of standing on your bathroom’s weight scale. That anxiety you feel as you step onto a device that most of the time delivers only disappointing news. Well get over the fact that you have been a little self indulgent lately and probably should have avoided having that daily Starbuck’s coffee milkshake with luscious whip cream, rich chocolate shavings and smooth chocolate syrup drizzled over crunchy toffee crumbles.

0 Designer: Jaren Goh

Crystal Time Band-its

Crystal Time Band-its

Swarovski Swarovski everywhere, and not a point to spare. Once again crystal kings Swarovski have managed to inspire yet another concept design. This time around it was designer Peter Zsolt Koren. His “In-spiral” bangle bracelet/watch design looks acceptable on either on a wrist or a desktop. This rail system design adjust through every other line and locks magnetically.

0 Designer: Peter Zsolt Koren