Editors Note - Tranism the Vlog

Editors Note – Tranism the Vlog

Ever wonder what the chief editor of Yanko Design is up to on the regular? I’ve always kept my privacy but I want you guys to know me, (even when my mouth is wide open lip syncing on a commute). I want you to know the people behind this beloved blog. Now you can see what my life is up close and personal. I ramble on about stuff, complain about the gym, tease coworkers, review products and dance at the end of every episode. Subscribe to my YouTube channel!

0 YouTube Channel: TRANISM

Real Life Minecraft

Real Life Minecraft

This 2013 Red Dot Design Concept winner, called Space Generator, allows a flat platform to be transformed into 3D multi-level arrangements for different functional purposes. Each cell is a jack plate & can have a different sectional design: square, triangular, trapezoidal, & so on. The module cell can be driven by hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical means, & can be made of a variety of materials. Side profiles of the cells can be fitted with LED screens for displaying colors or messages. The possible scenarios are infinite!

0 Designer: Architime

Color Me Innovative

Color Me Innovative

This is generation-next and we are on Web 2.0, if we can’t leverage our access to IT then we have no right to be here. This applies to every industry, especially design. Sure, you can walk over to Ikea and buy yet another generic table, and in another lifetime you can, from the comfort of your air-conditioned room, flick on the computer, key in some customized essentials and get a sexy, color-coordinated Cromatti home delivered for free!

0 Designers: Cromatti [ Buy it Here ]

Just BeauTeaful

Just BeauTeaful

There are two types of people in this world: those who drink coffee and those who drink tea. While coffee drinkers need only doctor up their drinks with cream and sweetener, tea drinkers must carefully eye their steep from start to finish to get the perfect brew. To compliment this process, the BeauTea cup-within-a-cup was designed to give users an immersive experience with a clear view of their loose leaves as they work their magic! See how it works —>

0 Designer: Martin Xiaonan

Macro Photography Made Easy

Macro Photography Made Easy

Inspired by the simple magnifying glass, the ODC Camera provides both new and seasoned photographers with an easy and intuitive way to record images and details that aren’t easily visible to the naked eye. Simply use the circular viewfinder to hone in on your subject in real time and start snapping away. Now you can get down, dirty and close to make macro the digital way!

0 Designer: Chao Gao

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 4!

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 4!

We’re giving a Boskke Cube Planter everyday this week until Sunday! Yes we’ve extended it til’ Sunday. If you didn’t win the first 3 days, here’s another chance. To enter, leave a comment telling me who your favorite designer is and why. Open to all North Americans and Europeans. The Cube is brand new from our friends at Boskke. Hit the jump for more info!

0 Sponsor: Boskke, Winner Robert DeLanghe!

A Desk Jobs' Would Approve Of

A Desk Jobs’ Would Approve Of

From the maker of the Slate Mobile AirDesk (we’re obsessed with it) comes a big brother version called the SlatePro. It fits any size computer or laptop and has multiple display docks for all your phone or tablet devices too! The air vents provide constant cooling for your laptop and other tech products. Plus, it has a heavy duty mousepad that sits flush against the surface. There’s even a recessed cup holder to avoid any water damage to your devices!

0 Designer: Nathan Mummert

Listen With Your Life

Listen With Your Life

The most attractive part about the Ultimate Ears BOOM is that you don’t need to treat it like some precious treasure that is good to see, nice to hold but breakable. Covered in a soft, wear and water resistant acoustic skin that feels warm and comfortable in your hands, the speakers are the center of all action.

0 Designer: NONOBJECT

Snaptastic!

Snaptastic!

Can you see what’s missing from this modern clothespin? No metal spring! It’s called the Snapper and its genius lies in the POM nylon-related material and its unique die cast assembly method. Unlike primitive clothespins with two pins and a metal spring, the Snapper’s tensile rebound structure is created during the moulding process. This means manufacturing is completely automated with no need for human assembly!

0 Designer: Per Skovholt & Claus Molgaard

Rare Wegner Prototype Reproduction

Rare Wegner Prototype Reproduction

For the celebration of Hans Wegner’s 100th Anniversary, PP Mobler is launching 3 exclusive chairs as a tribute to the renowned designer. The first, called the Tub Chair, is a unique fusion where Wegner merged the new moulding plywood technique with upholstery and traditional woodwork. Its complexity is a brilliant example of the bold and pioneering experiments that Wegner conducted throughout his career.

0 Designer: Hans Wegner produced by PP Mobler

Fly Trapped

Fly Trapped

Fruit flies have this in-built instinct to get attracted to discarded trash via the smell emitted. Using this as the base, The Fly Catcher rubbish bin lid helps to trap the fruit flies. The lid is designed with an inner space that traps the flies when they wander in, following the distinct odor of trash. See, an easy way and organic way to get rid of them flies!

0 Designers: Chang Shih-hsun & Hung Jui-yuan

A case that actually improves your iPhone!

A case that actually improves your iPhone!

I think of my iPhone as more of a camera that can make calls than a phone that can take pictures! If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate the multifunctional Tilt iPhone case for the 5 and 5s models. Sure, it’s ergonomic and protective, but its paramount feature is a universal tripod thread so you can attach it to a camera mount, GorillaPod, tripod or any other camera accessory!  It’s a refreshing addition to the current iPhone, because there’s no telling what might roll out in October! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Ark

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 3!

Boskke Cube Planter Giveaway Day 3!

If you didn’t win the first two days, don’t worry. Here’s another chance! We’re giving a Boskke Cube Planter everyday this week until Saturday! To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment telling me when you first started reading YD and how you came across us. Open to all North Americans and Europeans. The Cube is brand new from our friends at Boskke. Hit the jump for more info!

0 Sponsor: Boskke, Winner Jane Kim!