Porcelain Chances Are

Porcelain Chances Are

Designer Quentin de Coster hopes to ride the border between art and design with these container objects made of your very favorite material in the whole world! That’s right, they’re porcelain. Look like they’re made of something soft, yes? That’s because while they’re all made from the same mold, they’re allowed to deform on their own while unmoulding and cooking. Wild stuff!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

8,820 Relaxing Sharp Points, Yantra Mat Review

8,820 Relaxing Sharp Points, Yantra Mat Review

When a colleague and a yogi friend of ours told us about an acupressure mat that could release physical tension and improve mental well being- we had to try it. The Yantra Mat has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Blunt nail beds were used to increase blood flow and purify the body of toxins. Fortunately the Yantra Mat is much less archaic and far more portable. Home acupressure, here we come. Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Yantra Mat (Buy it here)

All The World's On Time

All The World’s On Time

Finally there is an elegant clock that tells time around the entire world at once. Finally I can look and say – oh, I know what time it is for Takashi, oh, I know that Radhika is probably eating pizza right now, oh, my other co-workers are more than likely on their way to the movies. Oh, this amazing clock tells me everything around the world. This is the “Bend Hand,” designed by Giha Woo, intended to tell the time around the world with a simple analog clock arm – one that’s bent. Look at the simplicity and marvel over the excellence and nice blue color.

0 Designer: Giha Woo

A Desk of Transformers

A Desk of Transformers

Behold the transformable desk for creative persons, Kkanapètko. In the description we received from the designer, Krassi Dimitrov, I thought I read “crazy persons” and immediately got excited. Turns out it really is “creative persons,” but when it comes down to it, I know because I am one, creative persons and crazy persons are often one in the same. And speaking as a crazy creative, I say right now, this is a wonderful desk. Tiny when closed, one or two comfortable modes when in action, Kkanapètko go!

0 Designer: Krassi Dimitrov

Spontaneous Mediterranean Pots

Spontaneous Mediterranean Pots

This project goes by the name “Atesta” and it’s going to make your plants look so amazing you aren’t going to know what to do with yourself. You’ll wish there was such a thing as a human planter, these plant pots look so nice. Designers at Series D have reinvented the plant pot in a way that makes them modular. These pots stand up tall and can be grouped to act as more of a space divider than a plant holder. More than ever before the pot becomes part of the ephemeral space of your yard, deck, lobby, or any other place you might plant a lovely plant.

0 Designer: Series D

iPad Wood

iPad Wood

Oh, to be held by a block of wood. The warm embrace of Mother Nature herself, all chopped down to a convenient size for us humanoids. Or in this case, us pieces of technological wonder. This is a stand for the iPad, the “Block22″ to be exact, and it’s mainly made of wood. Designers at Sherwood+Meister have created a masterpiece in simplicity and craftsmanship. Each piece is carved from a solid block of FSC-certified kiln-dried Ipe wood – a South American hardwood “prized for its enduring strength and density.” Ohh! Super fancy.

0 Designer: Sherwood+Meister

Perfect Pan Handling

Perfect Pan Handling

This project is a pan rack to hold all your pans above your head with the greatest of ease. It’s called “Track Rack” and it’s designed by Damian Evans for Hahn Trading Limited. It’s super fabulous because not only does it hold your pans, it comes in several super nice looking colors. And not only that! It’s also easy to instal. Totally easy to instal. Why, you might ask? Because like all good things that’ve got to be level should, this project comes standard with a bubble level.

0 Designer: Damian Evans for Hahn Trading Limited

Check Yourself

Check Yourself

A reaction to a reaction, that’s what this is. I’d even go so far as to say this is a reaction to a reaction to a reaction. That’s where it gets really good in art, especially good in design. This project goes by the name “Reputation Check” and it comes in two parts: Acoustic and Graphic. Both are inspired by what designer Hayeon Yoo calls the side-effects of internet communication: anonymous, malicious comments tied with people’s obsession with checking their online reputation.

0 Designer: Hayeon Yoo

Heaviest Duty Candle Holder

Heaviest Duty Candle Holder

You’ve always wondered what would happen if someone took the whole idea of holding a candle to the limits of fine craftsmanship and heaviness. That time and place and situation are here and now and go by the name “Waingro.” This is the candlestick holder you’ve always dreamed of. Made for those with really, really expensive furniture and rooms full of fine, fine items of splendor. Waingro is a stainless steel industrial candle holder partly crafted and polished by hand. Weighing in at over 2 lbs each and straight outta Denmark.

0 Designer: Waingro LLC

One Controlled Mark

One Controlled Mark

Recalling a time in his childhood when he’d connect two or more pens together, drawing with them, observing the wacky results, Jackob Mazor now presents a pen custom made for another similar experiment. This is the “Me Too” pen, made during an observation course at Mazor’s college. It presents in a very real way the notion that for every controlled mark you make in this world, there’s at least one other mark you make that cannot be controlled. Observe yourself from any other perspective and your whole world is changed. Scary to the max!

0 Designer: Jackob Mazor

Such Perfection in Wrinkles

Such Perfection in Wrinkles

Behold the imperfect human body. The following is part of a collection of jewelry called “Ode to Imperfection” by Christiaan Lebens. This collection takes the lost art of appreciating the beauty of the human body, especially the aging and weathering of the skin, and turns it into fine and lovely jewelry. Made of precious materials, this collection reflects the godliness of the natural landscape of the human body.

0 Designer: Christiaan Lebens

Stackin Lacie Daisies

Stackin Lacie Daisies

This external harddrive aims to break the traditional “box” shape and stack on into infinity. This is the conceptual “Lacie S2.0″ by seasoned Yanko veteran Pedro Gomes. The front of this magical containment device displays in its eye the amount of free space contained within as well as the drive’s name. The back is a simple combination of plugs: two USB 3.0 and a DC, and the enclosure shape is one that stacks well and looks perfectly fabulous on its own.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

The New Indoor Sun

The New Indoor Sun

The urban landscape makes it difficult for us humans to experience the bliss of natural sunlight at home, thanks to the towering high-rises. So how can we expect our houseplants to flourish or pamper them with the natural goodness of sun? Unless of course, we get sneaky and trap some solar power in the “Solight” and then hood it over the plant; trick it into thinking it’s getting some natural sunshine! Clever idea and no one will know how you manage to keep those plants happy…because you can stash the Solight away when not required!

0 Designer: Lee Ju Won