Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard - Part 1

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1

As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design’s Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It’s all about the imagination and inspiration that goes behind creating a great product. The key words – inspiration, imagination and innovation can lead to path-breaking Product Design. As always, we were there at Singapore to cover the 2014 Awarding Ceremony.

Neat Pair of Headphones

Neat Pair of Headphones

Headphones these days are either over packed with features or over packed with design. Finding a pair that balances the two is quite difficult. When Grain Audio announced their Over Ear Headphones (OEHP.01), we at Yanko Design got quite excited, because here was a pair that offered impeccable acoustics, superb design and a complete Sonic Experience. The equation balances just beautifully!

0 Designer: Grain Audio [ Buy it Here ]

CKIE: Shop Till You Drop Without Breaking The Bank - 20% Off On ALL Products

CKIE: Shop Till You Drop Without Breaking The Bank – 20% Off On ALL Products

There are three different kinds of shoppers: Avid Shoppers, Hate-them Shoppers and Smart Shoppers. This holiday season; let’s make sure ALL of us are Smart Shoppers! This means getting gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank! CKIE, our online store, features innovative designs that are exclusive and hard-to-find. As a giving gesture, it is running a special 20% Discount is on all items. I’ve picked my Top 10 from the list; however feel free to check the entire collection here.

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The Camp All-rounder

The Camp All-rounder

Love this idea of making things compact and portable, especially with camping gear. So what we have here is the 2 In1 Walkie-Talkie Audio, it is basically an LED Flashlight, Bluetooth Speaker and SOS GPS Locator Device, rolled into one. It syncs with your mobile phone and can be used as independent products. The concept works as a walkie-talkie, where the Flashlight communicates with the base and can be used in emergency situations to locate with those gone astray.

0 Designers: Jesung Kim, Jeon Sung-su, Kim Ki-Pil and Ku Ja-Yun

The Age of Modular Phones

The Age of Modular Phones

The Xcel 1M concept phone has the vibe of being a very simple modular phone that does away with complicated user interfaces. It features three simple slots to connect external devices and works with a custom ROM called SLIDE UI. Simple and sleek the idea worth exploring and taking forward. Any takers?

0 Designer: Isaiah Bragg

The First-ever Swinging Backpack!

The First-ever Swinging Backpack!

No more strapping and restrapping over and over while you’re commuting. The Wolffepack is the world’s first and only backpack that swings your stuff to the front but stays strapped to your back to give the user better access, more comfort and greater security. Need to sit? Swing it around! Someone acting shady on the bus? Secure it on your chest. Need something in your bag? Swing to the front for easy access. See it in action —>

0 Designer: wolffepack

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

All good things must come to an end, and so must the Giveaway Love, hence today is the last day! The super popular Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern is giving away an Szanto 2253 Watch to one lucky winner right here on Yanko Design. Known to be a durable and classic watch, the vintage-inspired design of the Szanto 2253 combines beauty with simplicity. Love it? WIN it here!!

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Foodie Meets Scientist

Foodie Meets Scientist

The BIO-LAB Kitchen takes inspiration from the concept of creating sustainable food products by manipulating biological systems. At its heart, it uses special bacteria that ferment the food waste composite to create water and energy sources. One type is bioelectricty, which can be produced using scraps that nano-bacteria use to create a chemical reaction that translates into energy. As you’ll see, it really is a food lab!

0 Designer: Selin Koşağan

Tablet Accessory with a Twist

Tablet Accessory with a Twist

Vyne is cleverly named after its functional flexibility that makes it an extremely versatile stand for tablets of any kind. A cinch to wrap up and store in your bag or briefcase, it’s even easier to mold in to shape for your unique requirements. Once bent into configuration, it offers a stabile place to work, learn, or simply entertain with movies and more. Get it here!

0 Designer: Vyne Products

Just When You Need It … The Sound Blaster Roar

Just When You Need It … The Sound Blaster Roar

The Sound Blaster Roar is a portable Bluetooth Wireless speaker, designed to deliver loud and well-balanced audio out of a compact booklet-sized speaker. This is made possible, all thanks to its five-driver design that is housed within an acoustically optimized speaker enclosure. This design encompasses one active 2.5” driver and two side-firing passive radiators to pump out thumping bass, as well as two active 1.5” drivers to deliver far-field, balanced highs.

0 Designer: Creative [Buy it Here]

Handsome Handmade Lighting

Handsome Handmade Lighting

From the makers of the super-portable T1 lamp comes an equally minimalist counterpart that feels right at home on the top of your desk. Called the T2 lamp, its thin form is achieved thanks to a custom LED board producing 520 Lux of brightness using only 2 watts of power! In a material mix of natural wood, steel glass, and colorful cording, it’s the best looking T lamp yet.

0 Designer: Artzavod

The Proper Way To Listen To Music

The Proper Way To Listen To Music

Audiophile or not, the basic requirement for enjoying your music is a great speaker. If you add portability, then you have a winner on your hands. I’m talking about the Proper Audio 2, a speaker that offers rich sound and great flexibility. The truth behind portable speakers is that they are mostly used at home or at work, so instead of paying a premium for a tiny speaker, PA2 gives you useful movability, great sound and sleek looks at an amazing price.

0 Designer: StudioProper [ Buy it Here ]

No-Brainer Kitchen Strainer

No-Brainer Kitchen Strainer

To ensure produce is free of dangerous pesticides and other residue, it is recommended they’re submerged for 20-30 minutes, but running water for that long is unrealistic and wasteful. To aid in the process, the Anton Strainer Bowl is designed to keep the contents submerged until you’re ready to strain with a simple filter and spout placed on the side rather than bottom. Better yet the placement avoids overfilling and its long spout doubles as a handle for easy maneuvering in the kitchen. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Caveman Factory

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