Thursday, 10 June 2010

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Carving Up the Ice Caps

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:45 AM PDT

So it’s summer. You get kinda tired of the skin-bubbling heat, so you decide to head to the chill zone for some much-needed ski or snowboard or sled-dog action. You get out there and you get injured in a major way! Who comes to the rescue? Wolves. Well not anymore! Now there’s the CARV, aka the Compact Alpine Rescue Vehicle as designed by Matt Hardman.

With a name like Hardman you imagine dear M.H. must be a one bad mother designer. And having a reputation as a bad mother designer and alpine rescue expert AND total bad-ass mountain man, you know he’s got his brain in the right place with this four-track monster from ice heaven.

But what’s this? The CARV is good to go in both winter AND summer conditions. Steel banded rubber track systems, air suspension, handling and control superior to that of the competition (riding wolves never turns out nice.) A 2.0 liter diesel electric hybrid engine and a casualty-strap ready stretcher to by hung from the rear. This stretcher can be loaded in and out of the CARV using its winch system.

The bodies can be found quickly with GPS tracking beacons installed inside the current life pass system, read by the CARV and bounced in through the eyeballs of the rescue driver.

It’s fabulous track, find, rescue technological awesomeness.

Designer: Matt Hardman

CARV Compact Alpine Rescue Vehicle




Neon Tapelights Are The New Glo Friends

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:20 AM PDT

Looking at these Neon Tape lights brings back a flood of memories from childhood. That's right I'm talking about the Glo Friends! Although the cheap Chinese version of stars and planets stuck to the ceiling comes in a close second, Glo Friends were the best for night-time monsters. Saving Energy And Safety Line takes the idea of this night-glow-lights a step further, by coming in the form of a sticky tape that can be easily put around counter-edges and furniture. Thus avoiding the hassle of turning on the lights for a trip to the fridge at night.

Designer: Cheol Min Park

Saving Energy And Safety Line Glow Tape by Cheol Min Park




Clampy Washy Device

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:17 AM PDT

Here is something you wont understand – how I could just wash a hand… sized spot. All’s I really need is that one spot cleaned on my shirt, right? I mean, the rest is clean, why not just get that big blob of goo out of there and continue on my way for the day? And I tell you what, while we’re at it, let’s make this adventure in tiny cleaning green as possible, using minimal water and the power of the sun! How about it?

This project goes by the name “Partial Washer” and is designed by super duo Rong Yong and Qian Jiang, Jiang of course being known on Yanko for his totally amazing collection of designs that basically everyone in the world loves.

This Partial Washer is made with travelers in mind. It’s small, has a thoughtfully placed handle, and packs up nice for storage. It uses a combination of solar energy and electric energy (through the cord there) to use maximum air and minimum water to cycle out stains from clothing materials. SANYO provides this new-world water cycle technique.

This reminds me of a Simpsons episode where a motorcycle gang plants themselves in the front yard of the S family abode. They become flabbergasted when they find Marge Simpson has washed their clothing with water:

Biker: Marge, how did you get my jacket so clean? I’ve tried everything to get those blood and puke stains out. I’ve tried hitting them; I’ve tried yelling at ‘em…
Marge: All it takes is the right cleanser and a little elbow grease.

Or, as the Marge of the present would say – just a little air and water!

Designer: Rong Yong and Qian Jiang


Partial Washer by Rong Yong Qian Jiang





Waste No Waste; They Are A Treat For Plants!

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:29 AM PDT

If we talk about the future of dining (everyday home meals), it's quite alright to assume ready-to-eat steaks and pot roast being available in capsules. Compact food meaning easier to cook and clean-up and this is where the Electrolux Eco Cleaner, a portable, compact dishwasher comes in play. Using ultrasonic waves to ionize food particles on the dishes, this dishwasher converts the food/grease to reusable compost for plants. Thereby waste will no longer be waste, but healthy meals for the greens. Squeaky Clean dishes, just a by-product!

Eco Cleaner is a part of the 2010 Electrolux Design Lab Completion!

Designer: Ahi Andy Mohsen

Electrolux Eco Cleaner - The Portable, Compact Dishwasher by Ahi Andy Mohsen







Android Based Coffee Brewery

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:03 AM PDT

This thing makes coffee and spits out music. What more do you want? What more COULD you want? More? Alright well you’re in luck because this “Appresso” device does all that you want. It’s Android based. That means it’s amazing by itself. Then it makes coffee. Delicious coffee mmmm. It uses the Android technology to tell you info about the taste and scent of the coffee, then also reads QR-codes* from each coffee capsule, playing a specific song based on which pack you’ve scanned! My triple caffeinated cap plays Yanni in the morning.

*QR code is a gridlike system of black and white spaces, very often used in tangent with cellphone camera technology, very similar to a BAR code in most respects. Take a peek at the pictures below, you’ll know what you’re looking for right away.

Not only then can you read and play music from the packs (opening a whole new door for sound/taste collaboration), you can dock your own music player in the top as well. All of your little music devices, hooray.

Not for those who splash coffee all over the counter every morning.


Love it.

Designer: In-oh Yoo & Bong-yup Song for Metatrend Institute

In-oh Yoo & Bong-yup Song for Metatrend Institute




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