FOLLO Me

FOLLO Me

Free flowing functionality is what you get with FOLLO a design by Will MacCormac for WMD. An elegant washbasin that can be used both commercially and domestically. FOLLO is the perfect addition to the health conscious hotels, clubs and other establishments. Designed with a slightly curved bowl to reduce splashing, FOLLO also contains a unique and practical drainage system resulting in less standing water creating a cleaner and healthier surface.

0 Designer: Will MacCormac

Kitchens Go All Multi-Touchscreen

Kitchens Go All Multi-Touchscreen

Wow there’s  a word we haven’t written here in awhile; multi-touch. Say it with me class. The Miele concept is the kitchen of the future, complete with, wait for it . . . a multi-touch surface. Get the latest recipes and nutritional information as well as instructions and tips on cooking. There’s a built-in scale and the cooktop interfaces with your bluetooth enabled phone to set up grocery lists.

0 Designer: Fiona McAndrew

Grape Vines Goes Green

Grape Vines Goes Green

That green bandwagon is speeding down the global highway at break neck speeds and corporations are rushing to hop on. That’s the good news… the other good news is that electronics giant Siemens is looking for ways to make bold and beautiful green statements with these cordless telephone designs.

0 Designer: Formwelt Studio

Nissan Mori Scooter. My First Car

Nissan Mori Scooter. My First “Car”

Our own little Shane Crozier may be a YD writer but he spends most of his time toiling away with ideas and concepts meant to make life easier and a little more fun. The Nissan Mori is an electric scooter inspired by a chest of draws featuring simple interfaces. It can adjust to suit the rider, and all mechanical and maintenance issues are handled by an on-board computer. Why would anyone want this? Hit the jump to read Shane’s scenario.

0 Designer: Shane Crozier

Fine China Chandelier

Fine China Chandelier

Designer Julia Coffart wants to bring back the idea of uniqueness and specificity to luxury goods. Luxe items once meant hard to find items, often establishing traditions as they’re handed down from one generation to the next. The Rendez-vous concept is an ever evolving chandelier with custom made fine china objects you can hang. No two are alike making it a perfect candidate for an heirloom tradition.

0 Designer: Julia Coffart

Silky Snappy Snake

Silky Snappy Snake

We are always in need of a USB cable to charge up a phone, an i-pod or load up digital photos from our camera, yet carrying around a USB cable can be quite bothersome and frustrating when we can’t find it. With the Lisco USB Snake by Laurent Hongisto, just slap the USB snake on your wrist and not only will you look fashionable, but you will also never have to go searching for your USB cable again.

0 Designer: Laurent Hongisto

Man Stuff

Man Stuff

There seems to be a few Swiss designers (these guys: Valentin Engler, Marius Morger, Daniel Grolimund) that believe that single men are pretty much too focused on gettin’ some that they need their very own specially designed products.

0 Designer: Valentin Engler

An oval pod to eat your leftovers...aka, Rosie O'Donell

An oval pod to eat your leftovers…aka, Rosie O’Donell

I don’t know why I thought of “Mr. Fusion”, the garbage eating energy source from the Back To The Future movies when I first saw this “Biopod” design by Jonathan Fenton. The point of the Biopod seems simple enough I suppose. From the Biopod creator himself: “Research was conducted via a wide range of interviews with users to gain insight into how people deal with recycling in and around the home.

0 Designer: Jonathan Fenton

Timbercalls

Timbercalls

It is probably the single most touched item in your daily arsenal. Our mobile phones are our lifelines and the closest thing to an adult security blanket we have. With all this daily interaction with a device, mobile phone makers are constantly looking for new ways of creating an even tighter emotional bond with your phone. One of the first things we think of (mostly subconsciously) when picking out a new mobile phone, is how it feels in your hands.

0 Designer: Hyun Jin Yoon

Feeling hot hot hot

Feeling hot hot hot

We all remember that little home invader/burglar Goldilocks and her serious issues with gauging temperature. “Too hot, too cold….” blah blah blah, shut it you delinquent! Designer Kai Chen has invented a little what’s hot/what’s not meter that takes all the guess work out of getting into your bathtub.

0 Designer: Kai Chen

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Thanks to readers like you Yanko Design is growing fast. If you’ve ever wanted to write for us now is the time because YD is looking to expand its staff. Connected to the student base? That’s even better. Part of working on an innovative ID editorial team means research and today’s innovations usually come from students.

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Air Purifier For Any Size Space

Air Purifier For Any Size Space

Air purifiers have experienced a massive revival in the last 5 years but one thing they all have in common is the inability to dynamically scale to different size spaces. The Daan (Korean for column) is a small disk sized unit powerful enough to purify a small room. You stack more units together to clean a bigger area. You can even detach one unit and take it for travel.

0 Designer: Joseph Kim

Decked out decks

Decked out decks

I remember when I was just a young lad, my skateboard was practically fused to my feet. It was seriously a part of my body and would often skate from my bedroom to my kitchen just to get a bowl of Coco Puffs. A skateboard is a very personal possession and I would go to great lengths to “customize” it to death with stickers and colorful wheels. Well the days of limited customizability are gone forever with these jaw dropping skateboard design by Corbus Boards.