Happy Birthday America, and Long Tran!

Happy Birthday America, and Long Tran!

Happy 4th of July! Bet you have planned a great party and are looking forward to an evening of spectacular fireworks. We have our party planned too, mainly because we are celebrating a birthday our Creative Director – Long Tran’s birthday over the weekend. We are stuck and need your help… after the jump is a list of goodies and we can’t figure what to get him as a gift. Perhaps you can help us decide? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

0 Designers: Various [ Buy it Here ]

CKIE Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day, Discount Included!

CKIE Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day, Discount Included!

While some hearts are going a flutter at the thought of receiving a romantic Valentine’s Day Gift, many of you, I know are still trying to figure out – What do I get?!?!? Fret not; CKIE is here to your rescue… A Special Valentine’s Day gift mix has been shortlisted here for you. Gifts for HIM and Gifts for HER, the whole nine yards! What’s more, use the Discount Code mentioned inside and save 20%

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Articulate 2.0 – Peace of Mind and Wallet!

Articulate 2.0 – Peace of Mind and Wallet!

RFID chips are supposed to make life easier for us every time we use Credit Cards, Club Cards or the kinds. The truth is that the same very cards can lead to identity theft and we won’t even know it! Before you get surprised, surprise your attacker by blocking out critical information that kinda beams out from your wallet all the time! Take it one step forward; don’t just settle for any wallet … do it the right way with an Articulate wallet 2.0

0 Designers: Kevin & Kramer [ Buy it Here ]

For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

One of my earliest memories of my father has been to watch him carefully follow the protocols of his shaving rituals. Needless to say, when my brother was ready to try his hand, my father proudly shared his techniques and even gifted him his shaving mug as if it were a family heirloom. The Obtineo Shave Set strikes a nostalgic cord with me and I sure with guys too. Currently on its last leg for funding, let’s know why this safety razor display shave mug is special.

0 Designer: Cory Roehl [ Preorder Here ]

2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

In about two week’s time you will be gearing up to spend some quality time with the love of your life and get all mushy and romantic. Just so you know, life is not all about Prada and Jimmy Choo shoes; sometimes a thoughtful gesture is good enough to warm cold hearts. To help you pick the right kinda gift, I’ve put together a selection of ideas that are very design-centric and yet personalized. Let’s say cheers to the season of love!

The Real Man's Shaving Kit

The Real Man’s Shaving Kit

Though it’s something I’ve only been able to appreciate in the last year or so, I believe the right shaving kit is a man’s best friend, & can also speak volumes about someone’s personality. Hail Perret is a sexy & stylish kit by designer Niclas Andersson that celebrates the art of the traditional straight razor shave in a minimal yet natural looking roll-up pack stripped down to the bare necessities: razor, lather, bowl, bristle brush, aftershave, & face towel. Perfect for the grooming craftsman or renaissance man.

0 Designer: Niclas Andersson

The Very Urban Heist

The Very Urban Heist

Crumpler, an Australian bag company, creates chic and smart urban bags, particularly their Heist Collection. The range is an ode to the working professional who doesn’t believe in sacrificing style. Each of the four Heist bags are designed to carry your tech gear and accommodates a 15 or 17 inch Macbook. A common thread between all four bags is a padded laptop sleeve, two internal pockets and a zipped external pocket.

0 Designer: Crumpler [ Buy it Here ]

DO WANT! Holiday Gift Guide 2009

DO WANT! Holiday Gift Guide 2009

It’s that most wonderful time of year again and we’ve got you covered with a gift guide that spans the gamut of design. Bookmark the post because we’ll continually add to it as the big day nears. We’ve polled all year to figure out what the hottest gifts are to make shopping for that hard to please person a cinch. While you’re at it, treat yourself to something nice either from the guide or our store. Hit the jump!

0 Holiday DO WANT! Gift Guide 2009

You Like the Cold Water? Vertical Ice.

You Like the Cold Water? Vertical Ice.

You love the cold water. For when you want ice in a nice place, there is the “Iced Carafe.” Design team “Officeoriginair” brings you what’s basically a simple contraption, made simply for having wonderful time! Molded plastic with a rubber stopper, made in such a fashion that if you freeze an amount of water in the bottle while it’s on it’s side, the ice will stay put!

Full on cold your entire drink experience.

0 Designer: Officeoriginair

Unisex Wallet – Dosh Wallet Review

Unisex Wallet – Dosh Wallet Review

Women have their purses and men have their wallets – so the stereotype goes. However in this day and age, we are seeing more and more unisex items made available that touch both the feminine and masculine side of all of us. I have to be honest here, my man’s wallets, they have always seemed so boring and plain. I was searching online a couple of months back for a nice new wallet upgrade to give my hunny for Christmas this year, and stumbled upon these guys: Dosh – Wallet as Art.

0 Designers: Henri Spaile & Mark Armstrong [ Buy It Here ]

Carbon Fiber Purisme Letter Opener Review

Carbon Fiber Purisme Letter Opener Review

Pure luxe, that’s how I’m going to start off this review. Carbon fiber is a favorite material of ours here at Yanko Design as seen in much of branding collateral. Woven carbon set in epoxy -that’s all it is yet quality is dictated by a level of craftsmanship normally reserved for one of a kind products. We got our hands on the Purisme Carbon Fiber Letter Opener by designer Mario Zeppetzauer. It’s an expensive proposition for opening envelopes but one every dapper individual must own. I am smitten.

0 Designer: Mario Zeppetzauer for Purisme

For the Playboy with Everything, Porsche Design P'9120 Review.

For the Playboy with Everything, Porsche Design P’9120 Review.

Move over cheap radio alarm clock because for the past month I’ve been trying out the Etón P’9120 designed by the venerable Porsche Design company – yes the same one that makes those uber sexy cars. If music is your ace then you’ll be happy to know it handles nearly all digital delivery forms, including docking up with your iPod, Touch, and iPhone, radio, and integrated XM satellite. There’s even a built-in subwoofer and of course, 2 separate alarms because you never wake up on the first alarm.

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Ghost is the Machine: The Phantom Lapboard Review

Ghost is the Machine: The Phantom Lapboard Review

If you don’t know the now legendary story of the mother of all vaporware companies Infinium Labs and their fabled Phantom Gaming Console, I won’t bore you with those details. Suffice to say the company famous for not delivering on a gaming dream has delivered a pretty decent gaming/multimedia keyboard and mouse. The Phantom Lapboard was originally designed to accompany a console gaming system that never arrived.

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