Keeping Kids SmartFit

Keeping Kids SmartFit

As a parent, it is so easy for us to put the blame on distractive devices and gadgets for our children’s sedentary lifestyle. Instead of pointing fingers at technology, how about using it to our advantage and ensuring we imbibe smarter habits? Miiya is a dedicated fitness SmartWatch that tracks the activity of your child. It helps promote exercise and inculcate healthier lifestyle choices.

0 Designer: Frédéric Bruneau & Nicolas Bruneau [ Buy Here ]

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

As Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, 2014 has been a year of acquiring more imagination than anything else. For dreamers are the crazy lot that can achieve the impossible! The world of design saw dreamers translating their imagination into path breaking innovations; the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch serve as a good example. At Yanko Design we saw some clever inspiring designs, and we’d like to recap them for you. Here’s the Top 30 Designs from 2014 … take a look…

0 Designers: Various

Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1

Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1

The latest from London-based Yois Design, the Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1 is a design that will make you say DUH! Why didn’t I think of that? The minimalistic, 3-part desk is perfect for compact spaces. Wedged between two metal, wall-mounted bars, the board can rest flush against the wall when not in use, making its overall footprint next-to-nothing. The unattached bamboo board doubles as a portable lap desk that you can use almost anywhere while a groove across its width serves as handy space for your tablet or phone.

0 Designer: Yois Design

Spray n' Save

Spray n’ Save

However simple, the eco-friendly T-Spray bottle is incredibly innovative in a number of ways! For starters, the bottle features a squeegee adapted directly onto the top in order to free one of the user’s hands during use while also preventing exhaustion. To save space and energy in the delivery process, the multifunctional tool also utilizes an ingenious packaging system where the bottle and squeegee combo are nested in cut-out spaces within the concentrated detergent container.

0 Designers: Navid & Soroush Vahidian

A Mirror for Reflecting

A Mirror for Reflecting

Architect Roberto Paoli’s LOID mirror isn’t just for checking your makeup and hair… it’s for pondering your perspective altogether. The scenographic object captures changing perspectives with 3 mirroring slabs. The surface is not continuous but fragmented into three pars in a deconstructed graphic configuration that makes possible the reflection of the space from three markedly different points of view, all directed toward the user.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

It’s that time once again! Go for it tigers! Hit this link to claim your FREE registration code for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Need a reason to participate? Let me give you one … after the jump, watch the 2014 Luminary Winner – The Copenhagen Wheel (Force behind the Superpedestrian Inc., Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), talk about his journey and experience as the star of the show and how this award takes him many steps forward in achieving his goals.

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Quick Exit And More

Quick Exit And More

Combining a siren to the standard fire extinguisher is quite a clever move by Jeon Yangwon. The purpose of the design is to alert both rescuers and trapped victims of the location and forge an easy pathway to evacuation. A simple innovation that is practical and useful.

0 Designer: Jeon Yangwon

Let’s All Just Jump

Let’s All Just Jump

We have seen many skipping rope (Jump Rope) iterations for harnessing Kinetic Energy and transforming it into torchlights. A new addition to this list is the Jumping Lighting, a rope that lights across its length and not just at the handles. This feature is quite impressive and makes it stand apart from the other concepts. What do you think?

0 Designer: Bae Gyu Ri

Drunken Design

Drunken Design

The Skoki chair is proof that inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places! Designer Michael Kushner envisioned the chair while observing drunk people’s posture at a pub. The result is conversation-starting seating that utilizes springs to make you feel like you’re floating… without the woozy!

0 Designer: Michael Kushner

An EV of the Third Dimension

An EV of the Third Dimension

After 3 years in the making, the INNVELO Three electric prototype has arrived, making it one step closer to the consumer market! The two-seater, three-wheeled EV features a range of 65 miles with a top speed of just under 65 miles per hour, dual electric motors (3.2 kW each), a fairly spacious trunk and just enough leg room to carry a pal side-by-side.  With a projected cost of € 10,000 to 15,000, all you have to do is choose between a work, race and commercial model!

0 Designer: FORM & DRANG

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

A winner of the Red Dot and Good Design awards, the Parabola Chair is lauded for its innovative form derived from mathematical analysis and ergonomics! The design calibrates hyperbolic paraboloids and their strong structural characteristics and minimal surface thickness to the human body to create an enveloping seat, backrest and arms. Basically, a whole lotta math went into making this thing! The result? An iconic, sculptural chair. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Carlo Aiello for ENSSO

Swirl, Dip, Splash!

Swirl, Dip, Splash!

Bathroom faucets have evolved from the lowly status of being tools to wash our hands to status symbols. Taking the design evolution a step in the direction of engineering, the Swirl Faucet focuses its attention on the flow of the water. It features beautiful flow with intricate swirls, giving you the kind of hand wash that makes you feel like the rich and famous, even if you’re not!

0 Designer: Simin Qiu

No More Slumpin'!

No More Slumpin’!

Modern man spends nearly 13 hours a day sitting. Aside from inactivity, it’s just plain bad for the back as you naturally begin to slump from back muscle exhaustion after sitting for long periods.The Backboard is a simple, adjustable lumbar support that helps improve posture and restore the natural curve of the spine when seated. It’s lightweight, flexible and yet incredibly supportive. Use it everywhere from the office to the living room for a better, happier back!

0 Designer: Handsome Ltd

The Lightest Lights

The Lightest Lights

The Airy Lamp Series is so named for its barely-there materials and faint cut-out form that together make it no more than a subtle silhouette during the day and soft, diffused glow at night. The design kit utilizes delicate Japanese rice paper made durable and strong with lamination. A simple slot-in assembly of the five and six panel designs means each to be shipped flat-pack and the finely cut perforated pattern in each panel allows the user to extrude each panel into their desired form.

0 Designer: 24° Studio

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