Gorgeous Helen

Gorgeous Helen

Helen is Gorgeous and who am I to dispute that! Whoever said women are jealous of each other and can never praise each other’s beauty…..ermmm was right! The only reason why I praise Gorgeous Helen is coz she’s not an actual person, but a set of lampshades for your wine glasses. Wicked me! Anyway, this creative piece of parchment shade comes in 3 different styles: illuminating imprints of pleats, pearls and fringes.

0 Designers: Anke Rabba & Katrin Kuchenbecker for Dekoop [ Buy it Here ]

No Need To Unplug

No Need To Unplug

Keep getting to slammed for not switching off the mains or unplugging your gadgets? It’s not that people are reckless or unconcerned about the environment, but sometimes simple and easy things like this becomes too much of an effort. So should we mop around for allowing Stand-By Power to contribute to almost 11% of our monthly electricity bill? No ways, we should endorse cool innovations like the “Power Socket SWITCH” and live happily ever after!

0 Designer: Yong-jin Kim

Gadget Friendly Hotel End Tables

Gadget Friendly Hotel End Tables

I’m loving these End Table Charging stations by designer Spencer Schimel. It makes total sense. Travelers usually come equipped with loads of power hungry doodads and trying to find a plug to charge them all is a hassle. These tables have built in induction charging plates to juice up any portable device with a lithium ion battery. They even come with a cool touchscreen clock. Meh, I could do without it. I just want the table.

0 Designer: Spencer Schimel

Sounds from Behind

Sounds from Behind

This is the strangest audio device I believe I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s just bizarre. It’s called the “Asspeaker” and it’s probably not for your average home. The main unit is the subwoofer and the control station. The smaller units are speakers and connect to the controller through bluetooth technology, they work as single cheek units and can be connected to store as one small butt. To activate the unit, one must tap the unit.

0 Designers: Younes Daneshvar and Javad Yazdani

 Signs In The Dark

Signs In The Dark

The idea of a lit-up handrail for public places is not quite new, but adding the features of an e-paper display with laser-engraving tech is unique. The Light Handrail is just this concept, with e-paper displays lined at appropriate distances. Usage scenario includes doling out advertisements, mock-up scenes or useful information like how to find the nearest exit during an emergency. In auditoriums and dimly-lit places, this hand-rail can be an added attraction, like the exotic flower one greeting the visitors!

0 Designers: Zhi-Jie Liu & Si-Jie Wang

Recycle Origami

Recycle Origami

Imagine putting all your unwanted trash papers into this recycle bin, and it spits out a trendy trash bin or stool made out of that same discarded paper. Call it Origami magic or Paper Mache wonders, but I think it’s an awesome game plan. The paper dumped into the Waste Paper Recycle Trash Bin gets mixed with “668 polyvinyl alcohol environment cement”, and is compressed into the trash-bin form.

0 Designer: Qianqian Tao

Day 5: dºlight Huggable by Diana Lin - $30 OFF

Day 5: dºlight Huggable by Diana Lin – $30 OFF

Don’t miss out on Yanko Design’s “Five Days of Designs” sales event, starting from October 19th and running through October 23rd for the Yanko Design Store launch. Check back each day for a new deal! If you’re new to this concept, the deal works like this: Each day at 12:01am PST, Yanko Design will be revealing a new designer product with deeply discounted deals, available for one day only. The offer ends at 11:59pm PST the same day, so take advantage of the deal while you can.

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy It Here ]

Stay Upgraded In Home Tech

Stay Upgraded In Home Tech

Rapid modernization and our greed to stay updated with our technologies often create a wire-mess or redundant gadgets to loiter around our homes. Cost of upgrading all tech-paraphernalia at home, plus repair or replacement of worn-out parts leaves a dent that we don’t like. Solution? The Upgrade Modular Telecommunication System! With this magic modular strip you can customize your home network, combining the single modules to your convenience.

0 Designer: Jan König

All-In-One Credit Card

All-In-One Credit Card

Quite a few of us use multiple credit cards and every time one card expires, its plastic adds to the trash. So do the numerous receipts that we accumulate after swiping our CC. The fundamental of the One Card Electronic Card is quite simple; it wants to eliminate the trash (and resolve issues like identity theft via discarded expired CCs) by proposing to be this all-credit-cards-in-one device. On one end of the gadget is a Memory Card Slot that will help the user upload their various CC Details.

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim

Alternate E-Book

Alternate E-Book

I am a voracious reader but I must confess that I prefer paper to the E-Books. However I won’t let my bias get in the way of showcasing the Bibliofile Electronic Book Reader. This one’s a nifty reader that uses page-turning gestures to generate the power necessary to update an e-paper display. The display supports something called the Active Reading margin which features apps like dictionary and word games that make reading fun without distracting much.

0 Designer: Nadeem Haidary

A Real Lifesaver

A Real Lifesaver

SOS Rescue Lifesaver Ring according to me is a completely well thought-out concept. It’s got GPS embedded into the ring that comes into play once the ring hits the water. The sea-water also helps generate electricity in the ring to power an in-built heater belt. This lifebelt will keep the victim warm and hopefully delay hypothermia. The rescue-ring also has compartments that can store small supplies of water and food. All these features collectively increase the chances of survival of a person lost at sea.

0 Designers: Sheng Zhe Feng & Yu Chi Huang

This Traffic Light Is Always Green

This Traffic Light Is Always Green

Now here’s a creative design that is not only Green, but also cost-effective. Solar Traffic Light has been designed to include Discolor LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, essentially hosting all the three colors of the lights within a single unit. Red, Amber and Green all together! The lights source power from the Solar Panel on top of the unit, which is elegantly designed as a hood. Quite Brilliant!

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng, Yao-Chieh Lin & Bo-Jin Wang

reNEW Your Charge

reNEW Your Charge

I love designs that are misleading. Kinds that look like one thing but actually function as something else. Take the case of this reNEW Solar Battery Charger. It looks like this neat decorative frame that hangs on your window (via the suction cup) or sits pretty on a table. In reality it’s a solar charger for your re-chargeable batteries. Slide the batteries down the back of the frame, into the protective charging pouch, and when it’s all juiced up, pluck it out from the bottom.

0 Designers: Tracy Subisak, Donn Koh & Herlinda