Total Plug Safety

Total Plug Safety

This Power Plug has been designed keeping child-safety in mind. It’s got a retractable blue cover that totally covers the metal pins and a button clasp that ensure no accidental pull-outs happen. When it comes to children, you really can’t predict how safe is safe…you can’t padlock everything and buffer every corner/edge. But small steps like a plug re-design or socket covers are mentally reassuring.

0 Designer: Luofang Jun

A Whole World of Notebook

A Whole World of Notebook

Watch and clockmaster designer Denis Guidone’s made something fabulous right here. Is it a clock? Nope. Is it a watch? No way! It doesn’t tell the time at all, not even a little bit. This is a set of notebooks. But it’s like no set of notebooks you’ve ever seen before. They’re made in a lovely pentagon shape and inside, oh my goodness inside! The lines don’t just go all different directions, they change colors too! It’s a landscape of wonder, and you get to live in it with your pencils and pens and chalk and charcoal and crayons!

0 Designer: Denis Guidone for Fabriano

This Time The Push-ups Are Not Bras

This Time The Push-ups Are Not Bras

For some odd reason it’s called the Push-up, but there’s nothing indicative to that action, I mean you don’t have to push anything UP! Push- Up is a waste bin, and it’s got this flexible form so I assume it’s made from some kinda rubber or silicone. When the trash piles up half-way, you just gather the mouth of the bin together and compress the contents…pesto…now there’s some more room for some more trash! As for the mouth-of-the-bin, it goes back to the original shape once you release it. Flexible wastebasket eh!

0 Designers: Sung-Hyeun Shin, Jeong-Hoon Cha & Chang-hyeun Lee

Seesaw For Public Toilets

Seesaw For Public Toilets

If it’s an eco conscious faucet with fun elements and a universal appeal that you’re looking for, I’ve got one for you right here. It’s called the Seesaw and it works on the same lines as the playground namesake. The up down action dispenses water from the left and soap from the right side. The eco factor kicks in with the notion that you’ll use only limited water, after dispensing the soap, and not while you pump some from a bottle. And as Chanhee points out, it should do well in public toilets.

0 Designer: Chanhee Han

Is This The Future Of Hand Baggage?

Is This The Future Of Hand Baggage?

The scene is this; you’re a weary traveler, jet-lagged and waiting to catch your connecting flight. You need rest and sleep pods & Business Class Lounges are out of your reach. The thing with airports and highly sensitive places is that the threat of terror-attacks and medical influences is surreal. So peace of mind while catching 40 winks can be a problem. According to Anna, the solution is to carry an emotionally secure object…much like the teddy bear from childhood. In this case it’s the Polo Backpack. It comes with pillows and a sleep-cover, to provide you the emotional security you’d like while resting.

0 Designer: Anna Perugini

V Cut In The Tape

V Cut In The Tape

V-tape is a cellotape design that dispenses itself! A clear-cut solution to the problem of finding the tape plus cutting it…can’t get simpler than this! My only issue with the design is that you can’t really tear out smaller than the V – point tape-length. It will have to be one or more roll-lengths and this can get wasteful. Using a scissor will defeat the purpose of this design! Quite a paradox eh!

0 Designer: Zhichuan Tang

Safe Safe Safe Watches

Safe Safe Safe Watches

The following post contains quite the security safe. It’s called “The Chronos” and it’s the most advanced safe yet produced by Brown Safe Manufacturing. Each Chronos features biometric finger print recognition, gps anti-theft systems, multi-sensor alarm with home automation incorporation, and automatic watch winders. And if these lovely items weren’t enough to strike your fancy, the Chronos is the only safe in the entire world to be constructed of military-grade ballistic armor.

0 Designer: Brown Safe Mfg.

Cassettes PMP Are So Retro And Cool!

Cassettes PMP Are So Retro And Cool!

Debating with a colleague of mine on what inspires designers, we concluded that since 90 to 95 % of designs (in any field) have already been created, inspiration comes from the ones that already exist. Like I know for a fact that many of you readers come to Yanko Design to be inspired, and during those Random Searches, the Cassette Tape inspired an idea thus the eTape born! Whatever the reason behind it, I love the refinements and in-sync designing. It’s the era of touchscreen and detailing, both of which are reflected in the product.

0 Designer: Song Han Xin

Bottles Sound So Sweet

Bottles Sound So Sweet

When the aim is to design something that is eco-friendly with minimum resources and the end product should not be some fancy faff but a real working device; the challenge becomes really tough. Liteon Awards usually have this premise for designers to build upon and this year is no different. Let’s look at the Green’s Voice, a speaker that is powered by paper battery and uses an empty recycled PET bottle for its functioning. An amusing idea that reduces the use of material plus resources and looks equally neat.

0 Designers: Various

Suitcase-blade At The Airport!

Suitcase-blade At The Airport!

Airport terminals pride themselves at being these huge structures, that commuting from one end to the other can be time consuming and tiring; especially with a heavy suitcase. If the fun-element in you has not yet died and are up for the quirk, how about suitcase-blading (think rollerblade and scooters) the concourse? Here’s the TITAN High-roller Suitcase, which turns into a kickbike when you pull out the footrest. I think it would be funny to see head-honchos of big companies ride their suitcases for a match, and if I were to pick 2 I’d pick Steve jobs and Bill Gates….who do you think would win?

0 Designer: Sindre Klepp

Smart Plus - Not As Confusing As A Tech Movie

Smart Plus – Not As Confusing As A Tech Movie

The working mechanics of tech gadgets in futuristic movies can really stump me at times, so for my sake, I’m going to try and keep this as simple as I can. The Smart Plus is a combination of a laptop case, projector keyboard and a Smartphone. There is no screen or a dedicated hardrive involved in the setup; the Smartphone itself is the “brains” in this combo. The inside of the case doubles up as a screen and the projector beams images to it or any other surface you desire. All of it together can be used as a laptop, gaming console or a phone.

0 Designer: Eunggyu Lee

Hang Your Clothes Here

Hang Your Clothes Here

Conventional clothing racks and hooks all have the same problem. They’re not visually appealing and almost always leave annoying marks and indentations on clothing. The TRUform clothing rack distributes load evenly while supporting clothing leaving knits, jackets, and t-shirts completely unmarred. I like the modern simplicity of the design.

0 Designer: Vishaal Verma for Novo Design

Kill That Annoying Noise!

Kill That Annoying Noise!

Noise cancellation earphones eliminate ambient noises so that you can listen to music clearly or sleep peacefully in the drone. But how about the time that you want to filter out the electronic noises of machines etc. in your environment, and hold a conversation with your co-worker? The Kill Noise earplug suits this purpose and realizes noise reduction by electronic filtering, which can make people communicate easily in the noisy environments. The bright-orange polyester buds have an adjustment knob to set the filters and a built-in battery that lasts long.

0 Designer: Xiao-bin