Save Water, Every Drop Of It

Save Water, Every Drop Of It

We jabber quite a bit about conservation and how we need to respect the environment, but the number of people who actually go out of the way to practice what they preach is very limited. If you are the preachy sort who kinda wants to crossover to the action group, then you need to check this Every Drop Counts Water Meter. This is a device that will meter your water usage plus detect running, dripping & leaky pipes, without drying up your pockets!

0 Designer: Ulrik Svenningsen

Sunshine On A Rainy Day Means Loads Of Energy

Sunshine On A Rainy Day Means Loads Of Energy

2020 is really not that far away, but are we prepared to experiment with what Philips has conjured up for our housing options of the future? They are proposing that we harness the energies of the elements to sustain our living quarters by entrapping the renewable resources on-site, using some membrane-type of contraption! Shifting the focus from eco-friendly building materials, Off the Grid Sustainable Habitat 2020 will do-away with “inert outer surfaces” that merely protect out exteriors by making them intelligent.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Fashion Glossy, Frills and Dinner Jackets

Fashion Glossy, Frills and Dinner Jackets

Imagine using the three in context of cupboard, seating and lighting. Crazy? Crazed? Wonky? No! Simply imaginative and creative!

0 Designer: Fredrik Färg

Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

Can We Have Some Inukshuk Ice

So you geared to up to host the best party ever; finger-food’s doing the rounds, buffet table is spilling over…laughter in the air; drinks stocked up in the bar. Clinking glasses to merry toasts….but what the heck; Scotch is on PLAIN ICE! No Bloody Mary ways! Swanky parties call for the Polar Ice Tray rescue mission. Pebble-shaped exteriors with molds that let you craft the perfect crystal clear Inukshuk Ice and cracked ice if you so desire.

0 Designer: Jacky Wu [ Buy it Here ]

Power Point Prepped

Power Point Prepped

Quick Question: If you want to redesign an electric socket, what will you do? If you’re gonna suggest demure LED lights on the rim, a base socket in a funky shape, a hip extension hub with retractable wire that allows you to hook up 3 more portals to it; then Don’t, Serdar Sişman has perfected this plot already! Basically he’s suggesting a main socket to plug into, which in turn hooks up this neat wired extension hub, which in turn hooks up 3 more sockets. Cool!

0 Designer: Serdar Sişman

Flashback Fridays: Panasonic MC 1000

Flashback Fridays: Panasonic MC 1000

Before the mid-1950s, vacuum cleaners weren’t in many Japanese homes because dusters, brooms, and floor cloths were considered adequate for cleaning traditional Japanese homes. But through extensive marketing efforts by manufacturers, Japanese-made vacuum cleaners gradually became household necessities by the 1960s – with the MC-1000 top of the list.

0 Designer: Panasonic circa 1965

Not Just 3D Goggles

Not Just 3D Goggles

Do these look familiar to you? These goggles? These… 3D goggles? To my, they look like the “Awesome” 3D Environment games they used to have at the state fair. It was sooo 3D! Almost like real life! These are not a game. They are heavy, so do not touch them. This is REAL real life. These are a medical instrument for elderly people. The “ForeSeeHome” by designer Eitan Shariff of I2D: not to be having fun with.

0 Designer: Eitan Shariff of I2D

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Cooking Is All About The Flavors

Sous-vide is a method of cooking that retains the strong flavors of the ingredients by heating them for an extended period of time at relatively low temperatures. The flip side is that it needs to be performed under carefully controlled conditions to avoid botulism poisoning. Here is a look at a sophisticated iteration of this cooker that promises to maintain the intense flavors and cook some very tender meat.

0 Designer: Benjamin Greene

Join The Social

Join The Social

Are you all in the social networking mainstream? Lets not forget about Yanko Design. Join our Vimeo channel, Facebook page, and Twitter to stay current on all things YD.

0 Our Networks: Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter

Project M

Project M

The long awaited Stile Bertone Mantide Project M supercar made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai Autoshow. The showstopper designed by famed Pininfarina designer Jason Castriota is a sleek, uber futuristic outlook on bespoke automotive engineering. Underneath the hood lies a Corvette ZR1 which if you have ever heard before, befittingly goes well with the aggressive sculpted front and rear.

0 Designer: Jason Castriota

Are You Up For Some Molecular Cooking?

Are You Up For Some Molecular Cooking?

I know that Molecular gastronomy is a scientific discipline involving the study of physical and chemical processes that occur in cooking, but this is the first time I’m coming across a device that actually allows you to do some Molecular Cooking! Consisting of a whip syphon, vaporizer and blow torch the “Moleculars” is something that would make an adventurous cook pretty happy in the kitchen. Experimentation would be the name of the game.

0 Designer: Sandro Frank

Shrieking Ball Wakes You Pronto

Shrieking Ball Wakes You Pronto

Clank, Smack, Stand or Glow…we resort to so many new tricks to catch those extra Zzzz, its ridiculous! It’s time to add to the collection an alarm that will WAKE YOU instead of adding to the mayhem. This ballsy (pun intended) gutsy alarm clock expects you to lift the globe off the base when the shrieking starts only to be put down precisely in its cradle, to stop the commotion. Dare you snooze! Wake, stimulate, whatever…just make sure DiGi sits pretty next to Chumby.

0 Designer: Justyna Szacon

No One Person Safe from Bath Mines

No One Person Safe from Bath Mines

Actually it’s called the “Bath Bomb,” but any naval commando super sailor knows that this is a mine. Any any naval commando super sailor also knows that one needs dolphins to check for mines. Note: Bath Bomb is “dolphins not included.” This design was designed by none other than Mukomelov Aleksandr. An explosive designer is he. Russian. Tough. That’s what you’ve gotta be to pop one of these into your bathtub. Believe that.

0 Designer: Mukomelov Aleksandr