Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

So you like to call yourself a wristwatch connoisseur, eh? You feel like you’ve seen it all, you hang out on Yanko Design all the time, you know every watch from concept to reality, everything from digital to ethereal, you’ve set your eyeballs on everything! Well wait a second, did you say you’ve dismissed analog watches? Let me change your mind real quick. This is KOKO MUO, a watch in either all silver or black and silver, a simplistic watch that’s got greatness going on in it with only half a face.

0 Designer: Löytö Esineiden

It’s KAARI Time

It’s KAARI Time

KAARI is a concept watch based on the standard 24-hour analogue mechanism (half-speed hour hand). Only one half of the watch face showcases the time as two arc shaped die cuts encapsulating the dial. This is how the watch works: the hour hand rotates 360º in 24 hours and can be seen through the smaller radius arc. It is designed as a disc and divided in two equal segments of different colors.

0 Designer: Azahara Morales, aka Löytö Esineiden

iPhone Case That Makes Sense

iPhone Case That Makes Sense

All said and done, the Ö Case makes better sense as an iPhone Case than any others that I have seen. Two things that make this concept win its brownie points: A screen-cleaning slider that cleans those oily finger marks off the screen and a special nook to wind and store your earphones. Simple design, creative solution and a sleek outcome!

0 Designer: Löytö Esineiden

Time in Three Quadrants

Time in Three Quadrants

The MIKEY is another analog watch concept that shakes up the “traditional” a little with its face divided up into three quadrants. Each one is demarcated to indicate hours, minutes and seconds. MIKESY is a newer edition of the MIKESYDÄN. The origin of this design was the conceptualization of a product that reflects the Japanese earthquake disaster – born under the triad concept (mind – body – heart) reflected in the three parts.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

Two Halves of Time

Two Halves of Time

Many watch innovations come from the digital neophyte camp. The possibilities are limitless but what about the analog peeps? The Ikku is a watch project aimed squarely at innovating how time is read using traditional movements. The face is divided into half spheres. The left half signifies hours while the right tells minutes. Each of the half spheres are demarcated into 12 points with its own needle. To read time, just look at the hours on the left, then minutes on the right. Beautiful design and it’s certainly different. Should be in stores soon.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

Most Buzzed Designs of May 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of May 2012

Someone rightly said that the life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness! May has been an interesting month with hundreds of ‘good designs’ fighting the ugliness of the world. While all of them are winners, select few really outshone the rest. Here is a recap of the most appreciated concepts and designs that created a buzz on YD. Take a look…..

0 Designers: Various