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

Spinning Time Out Of Control

Spinning Time Out Of Control

“Time and tide wait for no man”, so goes the saying and that’s the exact feeling I get when I see this roll-calendar called “The Past”. As you pull out the paper, the dates fly past, compelling you to realize the value of time diminishing. This convenient roll splits time into days without repeating….and when wasted, it becomes a scribble pad!

Yeah, no time like the present…so stop dwelling in the past!

0 Designers: Various

No More Smokin Globes

No More Smokin Globes

This project is all about quitting smoking. I suppose it doesn’t just have to be tobacco, but that’s the most dangerous LEGAL drug in smoke form out there, so that’s what we’ll focus on. When there is smoke in a room, this Glow Globe lights up. When the smoke is gone, you click the reset button and the light goes dim once again. When there is smoke for an extended period in a room, the light stays on and changes colors. Quite simple.

0 Designer: Nebojsa Glavonic

Walnuts for Music

Walnuts for Music

You learn something new every single day. Today I learned a term for an action for which, before today, I did not know the name of. It’s “walnut rolling” and it applies to the spinning of two spherical objects in your hand. You’ve done it before, I’m sure. Designer YuKwang Kang took this action and turned it into an MP3 player. It’s the aptly named “Walnut Player” to the rescue! Spin me some music!

0 Designer: YuKwang Kang

My Pet Espresso Maker

My Pet Espresso Maker

It’s the most helpful thing on four legs in your whole house! The puppy dog comes in a close second, losing only because the rolled-up paper you’ve been given is covered in slobber. The project we’re talking about right here goes by the name “Espresso on Four Legs.” And that’s just what it is, a maker up on all fours. It’s a cylinder that appears to float horizontally above your coffee cup. One side has a door for water, the other side has a door for a coffee capsule. On top, a button for short or long.

0 Designer: Dror Goldblum

Dust In Design

Dust In Design

Love this project called Snow Dust. Dust is an inevitable reality, one that we usually sweep away in annoyance but this designer chose to embrace it. A series of everyday household objects like a fan, shutters, and lampshade are constructed to a complex geometric pattern designed to collect dust. Something that is supposed to be gross and dirty is suddenly highlighted and transformed into natural art, unpredictable and possibly beautiful.

0 Designer: Olga Kravchenko

Laser Engraved And Woodchuck Approved

Laser Engraved And Woodchuck Approved

It takes a person with true passion for his comic collectables and movie memorabilia to commission a whole display solution worthy of his prized possessions. The Collection Unit is a beautiful wood and steel cabinet designed and built by Flying Cavalries. The surface is intricately laser engraved with details so clear, it’s a little jaw dropping. It’s not our usual cup of tea but I appreciate the workmanship. Image how this looks at night lit up.

0 Designers: Hasan Agar & Kubra Agar for Flying Cavalries

Satisfying Curious Children

Satisfying Curious Children

Oh!Why? is a set of interactive devices meant for children. The aim is to let them record their world around them and then sit down as a family to answer questions based on their videos and satisfy the biggest question “Why?” The set includes a camera and a digital book and both sync with each other. The book can be used by parents to leave IMs and it even doubles up as a nightlight. Interesting to see technology being used by tots at an early age, even if it is for parental communication….better than have no lines open at all!

0 Designers: Yi-Her Hsu, Kuan-Ju Pan & Yu-Chun Chou

How Heavy Thy Fish

How Heavy Thy Fish

This right here is the “Pro Fishing Compact Scale” and guess what it does? It tells you how heavy that fish is you caught with your own two bare hands. It’s simplicity. I know that if you’re a fisher, you have seen things similar to this before. But this is how it aught to be. I say so. And so will the satisfied fish-weighers of the future. Thank designer Oliver Müller for what he reports as being the first all-waterproof scale of its kind! A convenient feature I must say.

0 Designer: Oliver Müller

Don't Walk Under A Ladder

Don’t Walk Under A Ladder

The Safe-a-Stitious ladder, a playful design that alerts people to the old superstition “never walk underneath a ladder.” It looks like an ordinary ladder but when propped up against a wall, a number of nylon streamers sling out from it’s underparts warning all to beware. It’s a narrative that’s common place so no instructions are required. People universally get it and the design does well to point out how silly we all are. I’m not afraid. I’ll walk under it. I’ll bet you.

0 Designer: Alice Gallarate

Voice Recorder Bone

Voice Recorder Bone

So you’ve got a voice recorder in your phone you say? So you’ve got one in your MP3 player, yes? Well they’re the worst! When it comes time to integrate, one of the greatest parts of industrial design quite often I must say, there are occasionally concessions that must be made. Designer Dror Goldblum knows this, and in order to save the ever-important voice recorder device from crap-level quality forever, he created this bone!

0 Designer: Dror Goldblum