My Little Lockie USBee!

My Little Lockie USBee!

What’s the consensus, do you use external harddrives to keep your information safe, or do you trust the USB? Or GASP do you keep your important information on your computer itself?! This is blasphemy. This is madness! Your stuff can be totally accessed there! Don’t you know about the dreaded hacker gang Gonna Getchas? They’re harsh. Well! Designer Yun Hwan Sung has a handle for you. It’s called “Bill’s USB.”

0 Designer: Yun Hwan Sung

Just What Is Your Weight

Just What Is Your Weight

Ah the woes of being overweight, ask me about it! You need constant reminders to “watch it” and ensure that you stick to your regime. Rug with Scale is one such aid and should ideally be placed in front of your bathroom door so that every time you come out of the loo, you feel happy! The scale typically shows your previous weight, present weight, and goal weight. But the rug underneath can be removed and switched for cleaning etc.

0 Designer: Kwon Sunman

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

The form factor of your cellphone is quite a defining factor on whether you approve of it or not. The grip, the interface and accessibility, all depend on this. At Yanko, we have covered some really unique and unusual forms and here is a re-cap of the Ten Most Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones.

0 Designers: Various

BMW In My Ears!

BMW In My Ears!

BMW DesignworksUSA has collaborated with Sennheiser on a special project and come up with three variations in earphones. The CX 980, MX 980 and OMX 980 combine visual aesthetics with functionality and come with powerful Neodymium magnets that guarantee a lifelike sound image with a highly detailed resolution. The CX 980 is fashioned to fit in comfortably in the ear canal; specs include frequency response from 16 to 24,000 Hz & soft silicone earbuds.

0 Designers: BMW DesignworksUSA, Singapore

Red Tongue Monster Will Get You Thief!

Red Tongue Monster Will Get You Thief!

Who’s this with his mean eyes staring at you…his Red Tongue is not what it seems! Let’s get creative this Monday Morning, and speculate what this mean looking monster will scare you about! Did someone say toilet gags?

0 Designer: Mauricio Sanin Mazuera

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

At YD we are getting all charged up about Valentines, Ah! We are the lovable bunch, how else do you think our multi-cultural team would survive! And here’s the perfect example of how we should be spreading our love….by sharing our music! Music in Love Audio Splitter is cute coz it’s in the predictable Heart-Shape! The splitter is designed with one jack connecting to a MP3 player, and two other ports for 3.5mm head phone jacks.

0 Designer: Chris NG for Fadtronics

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

It was about time that someone came up with this, I mean we are in the portable era! Stick POP is a portable printer that can handle a small amount of load. You can’t overburden it with all your documents, just a small stash that you need pronto. Measuring 23 cm by 6 cm, it’s easy to fit it in your handbag. Just hook it up to your comp /device via USB and get printing! Oh, and an OLED screen on the bar displays the printing status.

0 Designers: Jihun Kang, Youngho Lee, Jieun Lee & Changsu Lee

Squids and Seashells For My Faucet

Squids and Seashells For My Faucet

I know this sounds very funny but what can I say… the aQuatica Faucet has been inspired by sea creatures. Honestly, it does resemble a mini sculpture when not in use and expands elaborately to become this work-of-art faucet. A dramatic departure from the drab ones we see off the shelf, but I promise you…the cleaning lady’s not gonna like cleaning this!

0 Designer: Rury Vizcarra

Into The Dark

Into The Dark

That’s where most tablet-like designs guessing at the look and specs of what’s now revealed to be the iPad. But I say to you in great defiance: not this one! This one shall gather a bit of light still! It was conceived before that faithful unveiling day, and its ideas shall be carried on until fruition! I give to you this! The MacView, as designed by Patrycjusz Brzezinski, queller of the hoards of maddened Apple fans.

0 Designer: Patrycjusz Brzezinski

Printing With A Pencil Stub

Printing With A Pencil Stub

So you don’t want to join  pencil stubs and make a long pencil. No worries, we have another alternative, how about using them to print on paper. Yes, like a printer that uses pencil to print your documents. Traditional don’t you think? I feel the concept gets even more radical because it proposes the use of eraser to erase off mistakes! Do I hear my office scream in delight; no more cartridge woes!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee

I’m Totally Confused Between Digital And Analogue

I’m Totally Confused Between Digital And Analogue

This is the mish-mash of a Digital And Analogue Clock and aptly named the same. Typically digital clocks represent time in ciphers and analogue clocks indicate time using angles. Seen here is a concept that portrays the transformation of digital clock into analogue, when the numerals become blocks that display the time. These instants when the location of the blocks is changing can be explained as analogue concept. Hmmm, interesting…but do you think so as well?

0 Designer: Hye-Yeon Kim

Sleep Tight My Love

Sleep Tight My Love

Just a pillow to lay my head to rest on, ah if only life were that simple! Sometimes we need to indulge in hoodwinking practices to rest our minds and body, fool them with external forces. The Pillow’s Degree Celsius falls prime into this category. It’s got heating, massager, aroma dispenser and solar charging options. All for the benefit of a good night’s sleep! Counting sheep and meditation be damned!

0 Designer: Yuan-Hao Hsu

Lighter Side Of Sketching

Lighter Side Of Sketching

One of the features that designers are going to sorely miss in the iPad is sketching straight onto the tablet. Many of us anticipated this element to be included, but sadly it’s not. So it’s back to the basics of getting back to pen and paper…or if you’d much rather fancy a Computer Notebook! Notebook Sketchbook it is!

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo