Straw Sneakers

Straw Sneakers

In this project, designer HoDong Sung took on the task of redesigning a two thousand year old shoe. A shoe design, I should say, not a old rotten shoe. The Bio Mituri is the 2009 re-design of the traditional Mituri straw shoe from Korea. Reducing pollution and increasing style points at the same time! Enjoy this and Sung’s fantastic industrial design travels and shoe-history in real sneaker comfort!

0 Designer: HoDong SUNG

NYC Helmet, I'm Giddy With Excitement

NYC Helmet, I’m Giddy With Excitement

Commissioned by the city of New York, the NYC Bike Helmet is designed with every rider, every season and a greener environment in mind. The modular system has a protective polystyrene inner shell and a soft fabric outer cover with integrated straps. Each owner can customize and personalize the outer cover, which easily separates from the protective shell for better storage and cleaning.

0 Designers: Yves Béhar, Josh Morenstein, Nick Cronan, Matt Swinton, & Giuseppe Della Salle of fuseproject

A Bit of a Turtle Shell

A Bit of a Turtle Shell

That’s all you need for the most naturally ninja-tastic backpack you’re ever gonna own. Straight from Shenkar College of engineering and design in Tel Aviv, Israel, here’s Davidi Galid’s “Meiosis.” Three dimensional polygons galore in a grid system that screams naturalistic and it’s probably really really safe on the inside.

0 Designer: Davidi Galid

Nooka Grows a Nose and a Waist

Nooka Grows a Nose and a Waist

I’m sure you being such design-oriented and informed folks know all about the watchmaking group that goes by the name Nooka. We’ve done a post or two in the past about them (as you can see if you clicked the link,) but always about their arm-clocks. What we’ve got here today is a real-deal, honest to god spinoff of the Nooka brand! Designed and manufactured by Nooka – a fragrance and a belt – sure to satisfy your lust for the designer watch underground kings brand.

0 Designer: Nooka

King of the Paper Ring

King of the Paper Ring

How pretty a princess you will be! Or prince! Or both! A set of rings, all made of basically what you’d call “regular” paper, each one cut out (by you), rolled or folded, and worn monthly (or daily, depending on how rough you are.) Each flower ring corresponds with a month out of the year. There are two sets: one birthday set, and one “yearly” set. Fancy!

0 Designer: TT:NT

Indestructible Sunglasses

Indestructible Sunglasses

Don’t mistake the “Fisk” for some pair of pimp glasses. These aren’t flashy. They aren’t gonna make eyes explode with envy. They’re gonna fit perfect and they’re gonna last. Whatchu watchu want? The first of two major features is the Global Fit adjustable nose bridge. Soft low porosity silicone over structural nylon adjustable to your strange nose. Then there’s the Ratchet Hinge. The hinge is made of surgical stainless steel and built with a Metal Injection Molding process for unbreakableness. Not to be left on your dashboard.

0 Designer: Jeff Sand

Free Giveaway: Cordarounds Bike To Work Pants

Free Giveaway: Cordarounds Bike To Work Pants

Winners: Benny from Australia and Eran from Israel.

There are many ways to ensure you don’t become another fatal statistic while cycling , but the most interesting and sure fire way I’ve found is with this kitsch pair of Bike To Work Pants from Cordarounds. Fashion Divas need not despair as the pants come in a variety of colors and materials. Hit Jump to find out how you can win 2 of them!

0 Designers: Cordarounds

Cutie Little Booties!

Cutie Little Booties!

This is the senior thesis of Industrial Design major Chris Padilla. Chris goes to school at Virginia Tech, and he’s interested in the shoes of little people. Toddlers! The project aims to “promote natural, healthy foot development for toddlers learning how to walk.” The inside is a super minimal inner bootie house-shoe “for safe, “barefoot” walking. The inside is hard as dragon scales.

0 Designer: Chris Padilla

I’m Preggies, I Need New Shoes!

I’m Preggies, I Need New Shoes!

Clothes don’t fit, I feel hungry all the while and don’t even get me started about my excess weight or I’ll shoot you. You have to humor my hormonal moodswings; I’m pregnant after all! In this condition you can expect me to go ballistic about every single fart that squeeze out or simply go drooling over the Piel shoes. They may not be your average style-statement, but what the heck they are comfy for my feet and the organic pattern stretches across to fit so perfectly. Ahh…soft cushy comfort! Don’t laugh at me or else you’ll find a Piel planted firmly in your bum!

0 Designer: Nicolas Winograd

Difference Between Life And Death Is A Light

Difference Between Life And Death Is A Light

As if the tragedy of losing a dear one to an accident is not enough, the reason of poor street lighting just doesn’t justify the situation. A simple jog in the twilight, walking your pooch at dusk, do these circumstances warrant an accident due poor lighting or visibility? Better safe than sorry…. get visible dear! NR4 Illuminated Running Apparel is attire that integrates luminescence into the outfit, making it safer for you to take that evening run.

0 Designer: Jeffrey S. Engelhardt

New ACT Fire Extinguisher Release Party

New ACT Fire Extinguisher Release Party

Have you ever run from a fire extinguisher? I haven’t. They don’t scare me. But they scare you.

They seem so important, so untouchable. Why is that? Get above the fright! Make it cool to extinguish fires. That’s what designer Sigrun Vik is all about. Keep deadly fire unfashionable with Vik’s “ACT” fire extinguisher.

0 Designer: Sigrun Vik

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Here’s a concept closer to advertising than Yanko usually likes to get, but it’s for an extremely important cause: endangered wild animals. Animals that, given the chance, would rip your freaking head off! But they are endangered. So do not kill them, please. Instead, ADDI design group wishes for you to design products for those deadly beasts who need to be saved for extinction.

Won’t you design?

0 Designer: Addi Design Group

Getting Up While Getting Down

Getting Up While Getting Down

You new punk rockers and your graffiti skateboards! New wave, you say? No way. This skateboard is a strait up wild-style NYC modernist skateboard design. It’s an art-board, inspired by New York City “Wild Style” graffiti, but it’s also functional. Its unique shape provides lots of gawkers along with new bends, twists, and banks you’ve never broken your neck with before.

0 Designer: Loren Kulesus

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