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"A Design blog for designers, photographers, writers, marketeers, etc., who blog." Yep, that about covers it.

  • I won't get into my political views on the death penalty (unless you're offering me whiskey) but I WILL tell you that this exhibit from the Museum of Capital Punishment is pretty amazing. from Yanko: In an exploration of poten... I won't get into my political views on the death penalty (unless you're offering me whiskey) but I WILL tell you that this exhibit from the Museum of Capital Punishment is pretty amazing. from Yanko: In an exploration of potential museum experiences, the museum of capital punishment was invented. "Last Meals" is an installation that attempts to bring first hand experience to the table through 310 unique portraits of those executed in the state of Texas. The contents of the menu are comprised of the actual meals requested by prisoners killed on death row thus far. The trays portray a vivid portrait of the prisoners and the incidents that led them to their prosecution. The experience is further pushed, as one sits at confined dining units to digest the full scope, complexity, and finality of that moment. For those who do not have the appetite for this experience there are plenty of declined meals. Collect all 310 souvenir trays.

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  • Part of Jessie Rauch's portfolio on design:related. I want these. All of them. As posters in my hallway. But mostly I want the one of Anderson Cooper.

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  • I LOVE this conceptual wallpaper by designer Jessie Rauch SO much that I keep hoping it will become a retail reality. Please, please, PLEASE! Be sure to check out the whole design:related site for some amazing designers' work. ... I LOVE this conceptual wallpaper by designer Jessie Rauch SO much that I keep hoping it will become a retail reality. Please, please, PLEASE! Be sure to check out the whole design:related site for some amazing designers' work. from the site: Eight sensationalist stories of celebrity misfortune were reduced to icons and patterned together to create a collective narrative of greed, addiction, exhibitionism and racism. The result is a wallpaper that acts as a satirical metaphor for the nature of celebrity scandals and the 24-hour news circus that follows them.

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  • The Edge phone is designed for the style conscious fashionistas. The name has nothing to do with data speed. In fact we don’t even know what this phone is capable of because as with all fashion phones, looks rein supreme and the E... The Edge phone is designed for the style conscious fashionistas. The name has nothing to do with data speed. In fact we don’t even know what this phone is capable of because as with all fashion phones, looks rein supreme and the Edge phone makes sure you notice with its glowing glass keyboard. To answer an incoming call, slide the glass keyboard out. An embedded LED illuminates the etched numerics via refraction creating a glowing effect. The only visible lines is the microphone wiring which designer Chris Owens has cleverly disguised as a keyboard border.

  • Make sure you're wearing nice underwear, ladies.... (*cough* Britney *cough*) from Yanko: Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if... Make sure you're wearing nice underwear, ladies.... (*cough* Britney *cough*) from Yanko: Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if we applied that idea to a car? The Gamma Concept takes advantage of new polycarbonate and composite materials to create lighter, stronger, and more fuel efficient cars. Sounds like the automotive holy grail. What gives? The Gamma’s visual language features large transparent areas to show the underlying structure and engine parts; to remind how the car works and present a more honest (transparent) design than its contemporary counterparts. All body panels are made from polycarbonate. To keep manufacturing costs to a minimum the panels are shaped using thermoforming, and then glued onto a carbon-kevlar reinforced aluminium chassis.

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  • Wet, wild and wonderful concept. From Yanko: This transportation concept introduces the Hydrofoil technology into the sailing yacht world and shows an innovative approach to a traditional transportation field. Hydrofoil consis... Wet, wild and wonderful concept. From Yanko: This transportation concept introduces the Hydrofoil technology into the sailing yacht world and shows an innovative approach to a traditional transportation field. Hydrofoil consists of a wing profile that moves underwater, similar to the wings of an airplane. When at wind speeds over 10kn, Hydrofoil produces a lifting force which lifts the boat above water and reduces the displacement and friction of the boat enormously. Thus it enables open ocean travels above the waves at the high speed of up to 30kn and provides space for 2-10 maritime jet setters. Designer: Arnold Freidling

  • Blast those blonde moments sky-high.... from Yanko: Fireworks Help Find Your Car Every time I get out of a car I yell to my friends the exact floor, side, and column it’s located on. Two hours later we’re all wandering arou... Blast those blonde moments sky-high.... from Yanko: Fireworks Help Find Your Car Every time I get out of a car I yell to my friends the exact floor, side, and column it’s located on. Two hours later we’re all wandering around trying to find it. Constantly clicking the remote keyless entry doesn’t help unless you’re within audible distance. I need something bigger, something I can’t miss. How about fireworks? The Fireworks Locator system by futurist with a sense of humor Mac Funamizu uses holographic projection technology to set off a display of lights and color you can’t miss. A remote activates an emitter installed on the top of your vehicle. That’s pretty much it. Feasibility aside, I could totally see Honda using this idea in one of their future ads. Imagine hundreds of Hondas creating an unforgettable light show.

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  • Think superhero mermaids.... from Yanko: Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experie... Think superhero mermaids.... from Yanko: Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experience while supposedly causing minimal wake in the water and relatively no noise when in operation. Mermaids better keep their heads down for this one. Designers Matt De Bellefeuille and Robert Vandenham bring it to you straight: “An environmentally friendly recreational vehicle powered by a high torque 48 volt electric motor with benefits that include increased safety, efficiency and low noise. A unique and innovative vehicle which utilizes the latest in battery technology to provide unique thrills with no cost to the environment.” Check out the imagery and additional words below and tell me where the first race is because I want to be there with a big soda to watch the crashes. Designer: Matt De Bellefeuille & Robert Vandenham

  • Who likes to lick stamps? Yuck! This brilliant concept consists of paper stamps that come in 3 chocolate flavors: dark, milk and white. Go on, lick all ya want - without the calories!!

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  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: An Urban Oasis OASIS is a water purifier, air purifier, and humidifier all in one. The idea loosely biomimics how nature cleans, recycles, and balances air and water. Water... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: An Urban Oasis OASIS is a water purifier, air purifier, and humidifier all in one. The idea loosely biomimics how nature cleans, recycles, and balances air and water. Water is naturally filtered into clean drinking water. Whatever you don’t drink is given to the plant which in turn cleans the air and balances humidity. The concept is a bit esoteric but if you break it down to its simplest form, it’s quite clever. Designer: Yura Lee

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  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Trod the Untrodden Path! GeoCane and Upward! Presenting the best way to get lost in a walking stick. The GeoCane by Felix Hardmood Beck takes the idea of a divining rod and... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Trod the Untrodden Path! GeoCane and Upward! Presenting the best way to get lost in a walking stick. The GeoCane by Felix Hardmood Beck takes the idea of a divining rod and finds you some great adventure in the great hiking pilgrimage. Stamping the ground creates a path that noone else has followed, creating a unique experience for you, the final and last one true highlander. Designer Felix Hardmood Beck puts it like this: “The goal of this project was to translate the central aspects and values of the pilgrimage into a digital object – a new interpretation of the traditional walking-cane: The GeoCane. This new cane shows various references to the historic and modern pilgrimage, as well as historic and modern forms of navigation. By using the GeoCane, the user receives a new understanding of the historic identity of pilgrimage. “Geographical coordinates for a specific goal are loaded onto the GeoCane through a docking-station. Throughout the Neo-Pilgrimage an integrated microchip traces the chosen path, so that you are never guided on an already known road. By a slight vibration at grasping hight, the cane leads the way for the user. The place of destination remains unknown for the user and is not of such great importance as the path in itself.” Heigh Ho! Designer: Felix Hardmood Beck

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  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Space Age Seating Roller Coaster Style Hankering for that roller coaster ride feeling? Live vicariously thru the 4NE1 (get it?) seating solution. These chairs are suspended... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Space Age Seating Roller Coaster Style Hankering for that roller coaster ride feeling? Live vicariously thru the 4NE1 (get it?) seating solution. These chairs are suspended from the roof of a vehicle. This reconfiguration increases the amount of interior space. The design was created with the elderly and physically impaired in mind but as its name suggests, anyone can use it. The design has excellent properties for impact absorption in both front and rear impacts. The safety system is further augmented by an anti-whiplash backrest that comes forward upon impact. Best part it the stowaway feature - neatly sliding up and down roof rails or folding up when you need to seat more cargo than people. A review of current products that cater to this demographic has revealed that although there are systems in place to accommodate wheelchairs within vehicles, many of these systems do not use space efficiently, are not cost effective, lack configurability and are often created with the removal and replacement of original seating. This system is completely innovative and takes a whole new look at how we perceive space within a vehicle. Concerns have been raised about structural strength within the roof , but with structural reinforcement at little added cost - there is no reason why a roof cannot support the 24G crash impact requirements. Even the build materials are innovative. The seats will be made from a patent-pending lightweight fibre-composite developed by Futuris Automotive, which has superb structural properties. What does this all mean for you? You may never see something like this in ordinary cars but don’t be surprised when they start popping up in mass transit systems. We like the idea but what about fat people? This doesn’t exactly make travel any easier for them. Designer: Christopher Simmons

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  • Jongmin Kim has designed one of those "didn't know I always wanted one" things: a teacup that plays music. Well, technically, it's the saucer with built-in speakers that plays the tunes. The teacup serves as volume control. I'm... Jongmin Kim has designed one of those "didn't know I always wanted one" things: a teacup that plays music. Well, technically, it's the saucer with built-in speakers that plays the tunes. The teacup serves as volume control. I'm picturing Alice rockin' out while the Mad Hatter DJ's....

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  • Designer Ane Lykke has taken a provocative approach to the function of carpet, one that urges participation and a "Don't tread on me, PLAY with me!" approach. Which is all lovely, indeed. But frankly, I'm too busy wanting to just... Designer Ane Lykke has taken a provocative approach to the function of carpet, one that urges participation and a "Don't tread on me, PLAY with me!" approach. Which is all lovely, indeed. But frankly, I'm too busy wanting to just dive into this lush creation to intellectualize it.

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  • This is a very cool concept for a kitchen island. From cooling beverages to cooking your favorite foods, the surface is equipped with sensors to get the job done. from eco-friend: EcoFactor: Designer kitchen with a unique blen... This is a very cool concept for a kitchen island. From cooling beverages to cooking your favorite foods, the surface is equipped with sensors to get the job done. from eco-friend: EcoFactor: Designer kitchen with a unique blend of technology and eco-friendliness. From tabletop cooking to water temperature settings to under table compost box, Philips’ new Green Cuisine has everything that is needs to make your cooking area “green.” Unveiled at the Simplicity 2008 in Moscow, this futuristic kitchen makes the old dream of cooking and eating at the same place come true. The “Green Cuisine” is based around a table with a unique ability to cook anything, anywhere. Sensors mounted on the table detect any of your favorite dishes and apply the heat directly under the dish. The heat settings here can be controlled through touch-sensitive LED panels. Not only heating, this kitchen will work absolutely as brilliantly in cooling down your favorite drink as well. Water usage can also be controlled by selecting the temperature at which you want the water to ooze out from the taps provided. Even your kitchen waste can be put to good use, as this amazing kitchen also integrates an under-the-table composter, which in turn enables you to grow herbs on the table itself. Philips hopes that your house can boast of “The Green Cuisine” in another 3-5 years.

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  • If you want to learn painting? Maybe the Virtuo conecpt by designer Yana Klimava, it is a good beginning. There is no wasted paints and without having to dirty your hands. The Virtuo includes an art pallet, a charger, five various... If you want to learn painting? Maybe the Virtuo conecpt by designer Yana Klimava, it is a good beginning. There is no wasted paints and without having to dirty your hands. The Virtuo includes an art pallet, a charger, five various art tools and is works by electromagnetism to prevent quick battery loss. It also includes a undo function allowing you go back your last step

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  • When it’s pouring rain out, everyone loves their Hunter wellies but for the more dedicated chicettes, take note: Swims City Slippers are made to slip on over your stilettos and protect those gorgeous heels from mud, rain and snow.... When it’s pouring rain out, everyone loves their Hunter wellies but for the more dedicated chicettes, take note: Swims City Slippers are made to slip on over your stilettos and protect those gorgeous heels from mud, rain and snow. The textured soles provide traction (designed as maps of New York, Paris or Tokyo) and the bright colors ensure that you don’t lose your style

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  • From Inventor's Spot: The Hypnos is best described as a sport based luxury SUV with an interior that will amaze almost anyone who sees it. The exterior has long flowing lines and a short roof line that give it a fairly aggressi... From Inventor's Spot: The Hypnos is best described as a sport based luxury SUV with an interior that will amaze almost anyone who sees it. The exterior has long flowing lines and a short roof line that give it a fairly aggressive look. The high wheel arches house a set of 22 inch polished wheels. Once inside the cabin, the rider is engulfed in a rainbow of colors and comforts that are rarely seen in the vehicle market. Polished aluminum provides contrast from the many different colors that twist from the front of the vehicle to the back to create the seats and center console. Each seat is comprised of prism shaped pockets that can be inflated and deflated, offering the driver and passengers a massage while you are driving down the road. Each seat also has its own independent controls for air conditioning and heat that are found in the blades of the center console. The gauge cluster is made up of instruments that are viewed through diamond shaped prisms that are surrounded in metal. A touch screen has also been fitted into the center to display vehicle information. A camera mounted on the roof will be able to record and read the facial expressions of the driver and change the lighting and fragrance emitted from the vents.

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  • Sexiest wave rider I've seen in quite awhile..... From Inventor's Spot: The Audi R8 has been hailed as one of the best supercars ever made since hitting the streets in 2007, which is most likely why someone wanted to have a... Sexiest wave rider I've seen in quite awhile..... From Inventor's Spot: The Audi R8 has been hailed as one of the best supercars ever made since hitting the streets in 2007, which is most likely why someone wanted to have a custom racing boat designed around it. The best part? The company may put the design into limited production. First off, whoever thought of this is a genius. That being said, the design came from a Swedish design and engineering firm called Vizualtech. They were contacted by an enthusiast from Dubai who requested they design a boat that was loosely based around the body of an Audi R8. The result was a catamaran that is, to say the least, visually stunning. To power the Biocat R8, Vizualtech engineered the watercraft to house either a V10 Biodiesel or a pair of V8s that produce 320hp each. Whichever they choose, a top speed of at least 110mph has been promised. One look at the body and it is very clear where it came from. Some of the other design elements that were borrowed from the R8 include the cockpit and gauge cluster. A set of gullwing doors were added in favor of the traditional doors for obvious reasons.

  • One of the most fantastic scooter designs I've ever seen.

  • Great concept by Hafsteinn Júlíusson. His rap: Slim Chips are good and they contain no calories. Instead of getting fat, you can now eat paper with different flavors. Its like eating tasty air. The Slim Chips are made out of edi... Great concept by Hafsteinn Júlíusson. His rap: Slim Chips are good and they contain no calories. Instead of getting fat, you can now eat paper with different flavors. Its like eating tasty air. The Slim Chips are made out of edible paper and pure organic tastes. Freaky.

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  • From the site: It is called "Silence", how surprising right !? Another conceptual project that could allows you to program multiple alarms and wakes you without any sound. Perfect for those of you in a relationship with an earl... From the site: It is called "Silence", how surprising right !? Another conceptual project that could allows you to program multiple alarms and wakes you without any sound. Perfect for those of you in a relationship with an early bird. "Each person wears a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required"

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  • A great site on which to catch the new creations and concepts from all over the world.

  • But then how will I cheer myself up at other people's expense? From the site: Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fea... But then how will I cheer myself up at other people's expense? From the site: Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of hearing good news”. Using RSS feeds, Ticker Tape scans for light-hearted news stories from around the world broadcasting them to the listener who can manage the content via the Ticker Tape website. Pulling the cord allows the listener to choose the duration of the broadcast. The origin of the news stories can be selected by turning the dial - old school style with a web 2.0 twist. The original intent of the project was to help cure a phobia, it can also be used to create more insightful solutions for interactive technology. Changing one’s mindset as a designer and moving away from market-driven designs and thinking about solutions from a completely different perspective, can encourage new interactions and designs to emerge. This project explores new interfaces for the future of digital radio and is part of wider ongoing research.

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  • The online site of the print version. Fabulous. But you already know that.

  • Another favorite. Be sure to check out the 1-Hour Design Challenges.

  • Simply amazing- a one-stop online shop for links to most of the major design blogs' latest news. Very handy little thingy-ma-jigger.

  • Furniture, Interior Design, Architecture, Decor and Home & House Design: Tips, Gadgets & Inspiration for Your Home

  • Fabulous both for the site itself and for the links it offers....