Lit by Wind

Lit by Wind

Wind Bulb is a light powered by wind. Winner of the LiteOn Award,  it’s designed for apartment balconies in urban areas. The tiny propellor at the top generates enough power to keep the light on all night. Love the design and the application of renewable energy. Love that it’s easy to install too. No need to run power anywhere.

0 Designers: WenCheng Hsiao & Jin-Dian Cheng

Flashlight for Open Air

Flashlight for Open Air

This project asks the question – why do we hide all of our objects? Why do we keep away our possessions in cupboards, drawers, and the like, when these objects are so beautifully crafted, so useful on the instant? This is a flashlight that deserves its own special out in the open place as its attractiveness cannot be shut away from its light! This is the Handlight Project, a flashlight sitting on a base, what the designer calls a green project just waiting to be held.

0 Designer: Raphael Morais

Psychedelic Bubbles

Psychedelic Bubbles

Do you remember blowing soap bubbles and chasing after them? Give me a set now, and you’d find me doing the same…. even at this age! I guess for such fun-stuff we get stuck in a time warp or something. And since this is the next-gen, imagine adding some neon-psychedelic colors to the suds and blowing glow-in-the-dark light bubbles! The next big thing!

0 Designers: Wang Qiubo, Shen Lingyan, Zou Yujuan & Shi Tenggao

Déjà vu LED?

Déjà vu LED?

The prolific design hub Art Lebedev is out with another of its creation and design-wise it’s got a major Philips hangover! I’m talking about the Optogan LED Lamp. To quote the studios, “the lamp combines classic ideas with advancements in microelectronics.” Anyways, the lamp features a radiator encasing that is designed as a set of ridges, which help in dissipating heat. These energy saving bulbs come as 40 & 60 watts. Simply love their organic form!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Brightness in Woodness

Brightness in Woodness

Made in an effort to resurrect the essence of the night markets designer Lee Leong Chye knew as a child. Specifically Chye hoped to find again the loving glowing glowing love of the kerosene lamps – each of them pressurized with a hand pump, set aflame with a match, preheated and pressure adjusted to the perfect combination of settings, and poof! Like magic, there was that iconic flame. Chye brings this world to live with a nearly all-wood reinterpretation of the lamp. Gorgeously cut and fully functional.

0 Designer: Lee Leong Chye of Little Thoughts Group design collective

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Here’s something rather spectacular. A very simple concept when it comes down to it, a rather long explanation if you’d like to take the time to understand the intricacy. What you’ve got here is a project called Inconspicuous Matter, a project involving electro reactive wallpaper. What does that mean in a nutshell? Wallpaper that LIGHTS UP!

0 Designer: Celine Marcq

In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight

My alter ego lives in the spotlight. He absolutely craves it. In fact if he had his own place, he’d probably buy something like the TOP SPOT designed by Cristiano of Note Design Studio for RYDENS Lighting. It’s clean, ultra modern and each light pivots to put the shine just in the right place. My alter ego is an aesthetic statement so my lights need to illuminate that lifestyle.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio for RYDENS

Lamps and Geometry

Lamps and Geometry

Here’s a quick design tip. If all else fails, turn it 45 degrees. Try it with anything you do because it may just work. Lamp 45 by Jaren Goh is a simple, unpretentious desk lamp engineered from aluminum and steel mesh. Simply by turning the mesh cage and bulb socket 45 degrees, he’s created visual interest. My eye is drawn to things slightly askew in a world that demands uniformity. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I’m loving the raw geometry. If you hate it, turn your head 45 degrees then everything will balance out.

0 Designer: Jaren Goh for Munkii

Only The Essentials, Haworth LIM Light

Only The Essentials, Haworth LIM Light

We’ve written a lot about minimalism but what is it? To say it’s simply stripped down and devoid of the frivolous is inaccurate. We’ve all seen designs that embody that statement, yet fail in all intentions. When I got my hands on Haworth’s awarding winning LIM Light, I knew minimalism. It’s the removal of the non-esssential to embrace and enhance the functional. The LIM Light embodies it and has become one of my favorite products of the year.

0 Designers: Pablo Pardo and Ralph Reddig for Haworth

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

Question: How do you make a unique lamp? Answer: Use laser cut plexi glass and one hundred translucent micro-cassettes!

I’m talking about the Tape Lamp; gorgeous, snazzy and so DIY, yet classy! Fitted with a 40 watt Vida Large G-16.5 Globe A tribute to the 80’s kitsch style!

0 Designer: Transparent House, Inc

Solar Powered Lights Just Chillin

Solar Powered Lights Just Chillin

In a very real way, shoes tied together by their laces and tossed up and around telephone wires identify the inner city, all around the world. Here, in this project that goes by the name Hanguenado, these shoes, or symbols of shoes, have the opportunity to represent something very different. Designed by [A]rmada, this project consists of two wooden light-boxes tied together by a cord that allows them to adapt to any given environment or use. Sustainable, cute, and lovely.

0 Designers: [A]rmada

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

Those of you who follow Yanko Design on Facebook will recollect my greetings for the Festival Of lights: Diwali! It’s an occasion celebrated with much gutso here in India, marking our New Year! Besides doing rangoli, meeting family, dressing up good and eating lots of Indian sweets; we like to decorate the house with many lights. Traditionally, oil lamps were used for illumination, but now since many creative ways are available, we tend to opt for them. And right here in the YD Store I spy 6 awesome new ways to cause some serious neighbor-envy.

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Phallic Much?

Phallic Much?

Rise and Shine is a tribute to the Edison lightbulb which helped accelerate us into industrial era but after 130 years, it seems the light is finally dimming. The lightbulb will soon be banned from the EU and similar measures are taking place all over the world. In honor, this cheeky presentation shows the powerful rise of the lightbulb in a symbolic way – the brevity of existence.

0 Designer: Joost Wever