The Droid We're Due For

The Droid We’re Due For

The fruit of smartphone-enthusiast Hege’s imagination, the Meizu Q Hydra is imagined as the latest addition to the budget-friendly Chinese brand’s array of devices. It strays from the trend of slippery curves with a geometric, angular form that’s both ergonomic and stable in the hand. Stark and futuristic, its colorless tones of black, white, light grey and dark grey are complimented by aluminum and chrome finishes. Full specs after the jump —>

0 Designer: Hege

Dishes Done Right

Dishes Done Right

It’s not rocket science, but doing dishes right can get a bit annoying, especially when they are super greasy. I love this Folded Dish Sponge concept that has a dedicated scrub slot integrated to the spongy middle, so that you can have squeaky-clean dishes. Simple and innovative!

0 Designer: Yoon Naera

Say Hello to Axess

Say Hello to Axess

Axess is a new brand of minimalist front wallets that aim to redefine the way you carry cash and cards. Slim yet sturdy, this stylish accessory organizes your basics while maintaining a thin profile that you’ll barely notice in your front pocket. As small as they are, they’re equally secure with RFID-blocking so you’re kept safe from electronic card readers. Not to forget, it’s better on your back and booty!

0 Designer: Axess

Organized Chaos in the Office

Organized Chaos in the Office

If you’re trying to figure out the pattern of the Ishi desk’s many legs… don’t waste your time! The algorithm: randomness. Unplanned is IN! First, points were randomly placed on the base, and then again on the underside plain of the surface. Wood rods were then connected to these points arbitrarily, forming the irregular base. Despite its slapdash aesthetic, the result is surprisingly sturdy!

0 Designer: Amitrani

Slim Your Bike!

Slim Your Bike!

FlipCrown is a stylish, affordable bike accessory that allows you to flip the handlebars 90°, making it convenient to store, park, mount and get through crowds. Small, easy to install and adaptable almost universally to any bike, its a little addition to your ride that makes a big impact on functionality. It’s perfect for perfectionists who want their bikes when they need them and out of the way when they don’t!

0 Designer: DeltaReference

The Minimalist Time Projector

The Minimalist Time Projector

Most wall clocks are held up with some sort of pin or screw… but what if the most inconsiderable part of the design was the design itself?! No larger than a regular pen, the Pin Clock is the ultra-minimal way to display the time. Its reduced form is easy to install- simply screw or glue directly to the wall, turn it on, and watch as a clock is projected against the wall surface. From afar, it seems to appear out of thin air!

0 Designer: AliReza Asadi

Minimalism 101

Minimalism 101

Who even concerns themselves with DIY anymore? Modern day electronics have become so unjustly complicated, you can’t sit with your spanner and screwdriver and fix stuff anymore. Anyone who’s actually assembled a product, or pulled it apart and put it back together will agree that there’s an innate joy in engaging with a product on that level. The Kavo Lamp is your first step towards experiencing that joy. Even with its minimal approach, the end result is gosh-darnit attractive. And it won’t take you much time to put together!

0 Designer: Haim Evgi

A Gamer's Wet Dream

A Gamer’s Wet Dream

The next best thing to headset VR, the Xgamer combines accelerated gaming with a curved screen cinematic experience. Its 10-inch, 1080P, 180 degree screen gives users a greater sense of immersion in the display environment and is made more powerful by a state of the art accelerated video card. Not only visually compelling, its curved shape is naturally ergonomic for the hands with controls placed at the back of the design.

0 Designer: Beau Reid

Opening a lot of doors

Opening a lot of doors

Ever tried operating a door handle with occupied hands? Nightmare! No matter what you use, your elbow, feet, mouth, you’re never going to get it open till someone has some mercy and opens it for you. The Joystick door handle throws light on how inaccessible conventional door knobs/handles are for the disabled. The new design just needs a nudge in any direction to unlock the door. We’re just one door away from a more inclusive, well designed world!

0 Designer: Hye-Ji Yoo

Contact Lenses for Dummies

Contact Lenses for Dummies

If you wear contact lenses, then you know what a pain in the bum it can be to get it in the right eye in the right way! Left, right, inside, outside… all while you’re vision is already impaired!? Impossible. Until now- Mirror contact lenses take the guess work out of determining the correct side of your lenses. The multi-layered design is similar to colored contacts, but features one layer with sunglass technology film that is transparent on one side and mirrored on the other. If you happen to get it wrong, you’ll know instantly by having noticeably reduced vision.

0 Designer: Huang-Yu Chen & Shih-Ting Huang

Hackaball for Little Programmers

Hackaball for Little Programmers

Hackaball is an interactive educational toy that teaches kids the basics of programming through play. Kids can “hack” the ball on a free iPad app that lets them program different colorful lighting, sound and vibrating effects and then see their creativity come to life instantly. The ball simultaneously harnesses kids’  imaginations and becomes the principal actor in whatever games they make up and play! Dragons egg? Program it! Soccer  ball? Program it!

0 Designers: Made by Many & Map

Cool Digs for Dogs and Cats

Cool Digs for Dogs and Cats

PETMONSTER is a ludic approach to the pet-house that takes ergonomics, functionality, aesthetics, material &manufacturing process into consideration for a happier, healthier Fluffy & Fido. An integrated motion sensor and smart app connectivity give owners updates and peace of mind when they’re away. With antennae, atomic legs, vibrant colors, silly shapes and an overall funky retro aesthetic, they’re a playful, smart alternative to the commonly drab dog and cat houses out there!

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Five reasons to Ink Me!

Five reasons to Ink Me!

I have always been a stationery fan and have been vocal about it on Yanko Design. Today, I look back upon my favorite muse, the mighty pen in all its innovative avatars. Of course, the credit goes to you designers for thinking out of the box and pushing the envelope on creativity. Just for the sake of integrity and in true spirit of good design, the selection here is based on the highest hits each post got.

0 Designers: Various