Evolving Shelves

Evolving Shelves

Even with its minimal, seamless aesthetic, the Opencase System has a warmer, handmade feel that sets it apart from other industrial-style universal shelving systems. Working like a peg board, the system evolves with the user’s needs, adapting to function as a wardrobe, pantry, utility closet, library and more! Each component is handcrafted from the very best materials in a palette of steel, solid wood and leather fittings, as well as pieces sculpted from solid composite panels.

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Two Points Are Better Than One

Two Points Are Better Than One

You never know when inspiration strikes or that you run out of stationery; hence the Two Points Pen is a great way to always be prepared. An innovative combination of a pen, ruler and compass point, you can draw circles on the go, anywhere and every time! I guess architects and interior designers will agree with me!

0 Designer: Jeonghwan Bae

Vertical Oasis

Vertical Oasis

The Hydro Aero Device is a self-sufficient skyscraper that finds moisture in the desert air by means of condensation. Electricity is generated by the kinetic energy resulting from the friction created by the effect wind has on light piezoelectric strips. When warm, moist air comes into contact with the colder tubes, condensation forms on the walls, trickling down to be collected. From there, the water is supplied to the building and region’s citizens and travelers.

0 Designer: Bartłomiej Gowin and Tomasz Janus

Sides are so passé!

Sides are so passé!

The Aldar Headquarters located in Abu Dhabi stands alone as a striking modern marvel against a landscape of harsh desert and four-sided buildings. The semispherical structure is comprised of two circular convex facades linked by a narrow internal construction. The resulting clam shape has visual power that’s also symbolic of the area’s seafaring heritage and gives a renewed identity to the community. It’s atypical in every way!

0 Designer: MZ Architects

Shockproof Backpack

Shockproof Backpack

The Juggernaut cyclist’s backpack aims to protect the rider as much as the contents in the event of an accident or fall. Composed of rigid yet lightweight CURV thermoplastic material, the backpack hugs the wearer like a motorcycle fairing, offering added protection to the areas most susceptible to injury including ribs, shoulders, kidneys, and spine. With its aerodynamic teardrop shape, ergonomic straps and overall lightness, the cyclist will barely know its there… unless they fall, in which case they’ll be glad they were wearing it!

0 Designer: Olegs Zabelins

IDSA's 2013 International Conference, Breaking the Rules, Aug. 21-24 in Chicago!

IDSA’s 2013 International Conference, Breaking the Rules, Aug. 21-24 in Chicago!

UPDATE: See you in Chicago! Registration ends on Aug. 11, 2013!

As a cutting-edge innovator you are breaking the rules almost every single day! Take the recent iOS7 interface for example, Jony Ive has re-written the rules about the role of a product or industrial designer. So get ready to Throw the Rule Book Out the Window, Blaze a New Path and Kick Your Career up a Notch in the Process! Yanko Design will be there at IDSA’s 2013 International Conference, Breaking the Rules!

The Paperclip Angle

The Paperclip Angle

I am one of those who have suffered many a chipped nails and nail polish thanks to the existing design of the paperclip. Men, you can mock as much as you want, but I am sure the women-force will want you to embrace the 45-degree angle-induced paperclip redesign called the ‘Clip-Up’. Simple solution to a very common problem!

0 Designer: Juhyun Lee

Only My Personal Space

Only My Personal Space

Atmos is a must-have desk for those who prefer their own personal space in a crowded office or dorm. The design takes inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic structures and Do Ho Suh’s fabric cladding sculptures. What I love about the desk is the cozy enclosure and private space that it creates. It works better than cubicles and monolithic room dividers. Researchers too agree that a personal haven reduces stress and anxiety amongst workers and students.

0 Designer: Jeremy Lee

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians and music lovers can actually make beats or practice on-the-go without an instrument! Using motion technology like Leap and Myo, the Soundbrace wearable device transforms the user’s arms and fingers into instruments!

0 Designer: Eugene Wang

A Dentist Must-Have

A Dentist Must-Have

Designed for resorative dentistry, LedMax is an LED Curing Light design with a more compact size, appealing aesthetic and straightforward functionality. Placed on two detachable stands and available in cordless and corded models, it’s a more versatile and ergonomic solution for dentists. Light intensity and timer can be controlled directly from the device and batteries can be replaced with spare included in the pack, saving time and energy for the user.

0 Designer: Designnobis

Poptop!

Poptop!

Like the name suggests, the Poptop wine stopper (say that 10x fast!) takes the form of the aluminum can’s distinctive tab for an intuitive and playful way to preserve your favorite libations. Super easy to use, simply push the rubber stopper into the open bottle and click the tab to create an airtight seal. When you’re ready for more, just pull the tab and yank the reusable stopper out!

0 Designer: Jae Hyuk Lee

The Rolling Rule

The Rolling Rule

Your index finger has many purposes; just add plus one to it! Thanks to the Finger&Ruler concept, you can measure the dimensions of an object by simply rolling the ruler over it. The wheel concept makes it easy to measure using just one hand, in lieu of the traditional tape measure and two-hands! Simple and functional, I really think this concept rocks!

0 Designer: Shim Ha Eun

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Some of the challenges that the current green and hybrid cars face are high costs and restricted range or capacity. To overcome these, we have here the e rx, a battery-powered electric vehicle concept. It mainly features an optional range extender that can be rented at gas stations or car dealerships. Essentially this kit contains all components inside one compact box: combustion engine, exhaust system, cooling unit, and fuel tank.

0 Designer: Maila Thon