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Design is Best with Stomping

…earth that the garbage is inevitably going to fill up! Kidding! The title is actually very clever with the concept. It’s Armstrong like Neil Armstrong, aka the first man to stomp on the moon. The Armstrong dust bin aims to be the first cleverly named step in reducing the space taken by the garbage we just do not stop making! Stomp it. Stomp it and KILL it. Designers: Hyunsoo Kim, Young min Yoon, Seunghee Son, Sukwon Park & Sungwoo Park…

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Energy Seed: A Yanko Love Story

Listen, we all love Sungwoo Park here, don’t deny it. There’s been more than one satisfied reader here on Yanko when it comes to Sungwoo. But this time, the reader took an extra step and became an inspired advocate for action. This reader cum designer, Jerome Demers, took the Sungwoo Energy Seed concept and made it DIY and desktop sized. Don’t you want to play along with the “dead” batteries too? The parts used to m…

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Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

…tifully on an OLED screen, sharp enough for small text. Still a concept but I know a lot of “old schoolers” still toting around business card holders. I think they would jump at something like this. However I do have 2 gripes. Many modern cards utilize texture in the design which a screen doesn’t pick up. Many also use front/back layouts which this concept doesn’t seem to address. Designer: Sungwoo Park & Bongkun Shin…

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Voice Stick

…braille is costly and time consuming thus the disproportionate number of braille books. Voice Stick is an advance optical character recognition scanner designed to make all books available to the visually impaired. As you pass the wand over a page, text in translated and read to you in a friendly voice. It can be used to convert any text from books, newspapers, contracts, mail, business cards, etc., into voice information. Designer: Sungwoo Park…

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Trashing Batteries for Brighter Sidewalks

…ed alkaline batteries. The idea is to encourage people to throw their batteries away into the Energy Seed. There’s a slot for nearly every size battery. The unit combines any left over juice from all the batteries to power a super efficient LED ring. Of course once the bins are full, we’re left with the same original problem. Somebody has to collect all those spent batteries and recycle them.  Designer: Sungwoo Park & Sunhee Kim…

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Best of Yanko Design 2008

…omments: 113 7) Bedroom in a Box by Marcel Krings. Permalink Hits: 99566. Comments: 48 6) USB Digital Camera by Sungwoo Park. Permalink Hits: 103933. Comments: 122 5) Beauty & the Geek Jeans by Erik De Nijs. Permalink Hits: 117595. Comments: 163 4) Compose Music All High Tech by Ouyang Xi. Permalink Hits: 119951. Comments: 51 3) Virtual Wall by Hanyoung Lee. Permalink Hits: 120799. Comments: 164 2) The Dry Side by Sungwoo Park. Permalink Hits…

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Feel The Music

…own the sense of touch is heightened allowing them to perceive music in a totally different way. SOUNZZZ is a visual, audio, tactile MP3 player designed for the hearing impaired but universal enough for all to enjoy. Sound is translated into a series of vibrations. One hugs the device to feel the music and it even plays an equalized light show along with the sound. A very unique device I would love to see on store shelves. Designer: Sungwoo Park…

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Remote Makes You Wanna Gamble

It’s like playing a card game! Sort of. . . The Game Card remote enables you to control volume and change channels all via card playing like gestures. Sliding your thumb up and down in the center raises/lowers volume. Sliding the top card over a tad changes channel. Sliding it all the way takes you on a wild channel surf. Designer: Sungwoo Park…

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