A False Arm that Doesn't Appear So

A False Arm that Doesn’t Appear So

It’s the strangest thing, and it owes a lot to the advancement of medical research and history, that while eyeglasses have been fashionable almost from their inception, prosthesis have barely evolved at all in the hundreds of years they’ve existed. This situation has been addressed by Stephan Merkle in this project, AWEAR SERIES Prosthesis. It is through artificial skin and fashion elements that cover up advanced mechanical elements that make this project the leap into normality we should have made long, long ago.

0 Designer: Stephan Merkle

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

Wait a second, didn’t I just write about this? Wait no! I just wrote about something that’d go REALLY WELL with this, the Campbell version Light Cycle by Wallace Campbell! Ride on down the grid with that and this and you’ll be the bell of the ball. What we’re looking at HERE isn’t a cycle, it’s a watch. Everyone loves a good watch here at Yanko Design, right? This is no exception. Shiny lights and a unique way of looking at time? Right on.

0 Designer: Abhinav Dapke

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Let me be the one to let you in on this magically amazing idea for clothing tags. What Yong Jin Kim’s idea consists of is a tiny version of whatever clothing item the tag is attached to printed on the tag that’s attached. What does this mean for you and your kids? It means that you (and/or your kids) will be able to take your entire clothing collection (provided you only buy this one brand) and dress up paper dolls the same as you to your heart’s content! Hooray!

0 Designer: Yong Jin Kim

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Watches that Won The Red Dot!

Red Dot Concept Design has this niche category called Fashion and the projects seen here range from shoes to backpacks to watches. So what in the future for wrist bling? It’s a diamond encrusted digital edition and an eccentric analogue beauty! Hit the jump to find out more.

0 Designers: Various

Time and Memories

Time and Memories

Wonjune Song sent us his version of how time flows like a river and memories are all that are left behind. Nice esoteric thoughts, but I dig the Memory Time Watch more for its casual looks, and the subtle way the inner mechanics are revealed. Let’s just go with the memory flow!

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

T-Shirt Reality

T-Shirt Reality

Welcome to your fantasy! Ever since the days of Teletubbies, people across the world have been dreaming of having a television in their stomach. Now that dream can become a reality with AR-Tees, augmented reality shirts! Each shirt features a television set with a special combination of symbols printed inside. When connected to the special viewer via their computer and a webcam, they too can enjoy the ability to watch movies and documentary films on their belly. Hooray!

0 Designer: Sebastian Merchel

And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

And His Greatest Gift Was Time Itself

We’ve given you [some] frajabulous [lists] of [items] we’ve got just bursting with potential in our YD Store, things you could, oh, I dunno, buy for a loved one or someone similar, but now here’s the magic maker. Here’s the wildness waker. If there’s one category of item I personally love the most in the YD Store, it’s got to be this: Watches. We hold a collection of watches bested by only Father Time himself, and you can tell him I sent you. Behold this list, time after time.

0 Designers: Various

Each Hour By A Cyclist

Each Hour By A Cyclist

To pay homage to cyclist Graeme Obree’s amazing career, Mr. Jones Watches just released “The Hour” watch. Each hour of the day is revealed by a cutout with words that have particular meaning to Mr. Obree. For example, the 12 o’clock position reveals the numbers 52.713 which is the distance Obree covered to win the world cycling championship in 1995. Inspired by Obree’s flare for the unconventional, the watch uses design cues normally reserved for children’s watches. It’s playful, allows for intricate illustrations, yet very professional and functional.

0 Designer: Mr Jones Watches

Architectural Finger Bands

Architectural Finger Bands

This is a bit of jewelry from the school of thought that revolves away from the stacked minds inside the stuck in the mud world or normalcy. That’s right! These are jewelers who like to create objects of majesty outside the norm, inside the realm of oddity and excellence. These rings go by the name Mirador, each of them modeled after the geometry found in the city of Barcelona. Several different versions for your pleasure.

0 Designer: Bandana

Convertible Shoes

Convertible Shoes

So you’ve got a pair of shoes for the sun, right? Do you have a pair of shoes for when it’s raining so much you’ve got to slosh through the puddles? Oh you do? Well how about a pair of shoes that are BOTH of those things upon a quick adjustment? A cool designer by the name of REN Fangying has a design like that. It’s called “Sunny and Rain” and it works both as a pair or regular shoes AND as a pair of overshoes, whichever you need!

0 Designer: REN Fangying

For Coats, Not Zapping!

For Coats, Not Zapping!

Our ol’ pal Michael Sholk is back, this time with something so simple, something so neat you wish you’d thought of it, that we’ll go ahead and call it Pop Art. That’s what Pop Art is, right? Something amazing, simple enough you could have done it yourself, but woops, you didn’t, so the person who made it gets all the genius points? That’s right! Michael Sholk’s a smart fellow. Once he put 2 and 2 together on this power-lines to coat-hanger idea, he got to hackin away at it, and poof! Here it is!

0 Designer: Michael Sholk

Sunlight VS Pixel Power

Sunlight VS Pixel Power

Sunglasses, the coolest thing since sliced bread, are about to get a wild revamp. Designer Chris Mullin presents “Electronic Sunglasses,” a concept for blocking the sun not all at once, but in a targeted manner, creating not just a blocked vision, but a modified one. These glasses have what Mullin calls a “glare shield” that reacts to and follows bright light sources inside the glasses area, blocking it to a degree that will potentially change the way you see the world, letting you see straight forward when otherwise the sun would force you to blink.

0 Designer: Chris Mullin

Sassy Hanger Bag

Sassy Hanger Bag

Look at that! It’s a clever bag for carrying home all your newly purchase clothing you got this excellent shopping season. It’s an upside-down hanger, it looks nice, it’s got some great color to it. But what’s this? Is this… yes! It’s detachable, and I can use it to hang my clothing up! What a good little bag you’ve been. I will not recycle you. Have fun, use your products always! Add this to your file of “best packages basically ever.”

0 Designers: DEDE DextrousDesign