Giveaway: Aviiq Portable Charging Station Mini Folio

Giveaway: Aviiq Portable Charging Station Mini Folio

I spent most of May on the road in US, on a family vacation and while I really enjoyed being empowered with gadgets (2 laptops, 1 iPad, 3 smartphones, 1 camera, 2 iPods), charging them on a daily basis was a nightmare. Wires, plugs… and remembering to pack all of it at each destination…you get the drift right! I wish I had travelled with AViiQ EVOUNI Portable Charging Station Folio, the perfect solution. Now, you can WIN one!

0 Contest Closes: 3rd June midnight

For lumberjacks who want to keep their limbs...

For lumberjacks who want to keep their limbs…

Accidents while sawing are generally the result of the user turning their body to achieve a certain angle while cutting trees horizontally. In this awkward position, the saw often slips from the user’s grasp, spinning from the torque before coming into contact with a leg or other extremity. To solve this problem, the Rotation Saw is fitted with a revolving handle so the user can adjust the angle at which they’re cutting without moving from the proper body position. Hit the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Hoyoung Lee

This ain't your granny's wallpaper.

This ain’t your granny’s wallpaper.

The Kites series of wall panels by WallArt strive to give new life to your home or business, simply by adding dimension and style to your walls. The ecofriendly 3d wall panels are made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane. The raw materials used is 100% recycled, compostable, and therefore 100% biodegradable, contributing to the sustainability of the product. Their green quality, style, and innovative production make ‘em an easy choice for interior walls that need a little oomph!

0 Designer: MyWallArt

The Phone, Simplified

The Phone, Simplified

Gotta love the simplicity of this minimal desktop phone by Younghwan Kim! Designed for the OCD professional with a perfectly organized desk, the phone at first appears to be a black, glossy block accent. Un-nest it from the base, however, and it will reveal a minimal interface with basic number keys and an simple LED screen. Its functionality is as minimal as the stark aesthetic, and that’s its charm!

0 Designer: Younghwan Kim

Measure and Mix in One

Measure and Mix in One

KÜMA – 15 is a combination mixer/scale designed to save space and time when you’re whipping up complex mixtures. Rather than weigh out ingredients one by one and then toss into the bowl, the appliance doubles as a scale to make measuring a seamless part of the workflow. Cleaner, more efficient, and easy-to-use, it’s an innovative hybrid solution for the serious chef.

0 Designer: Alexander Knorr

Living Light Bulbs

Living Light Bulbs

Already being used as a large-scale power source for housing heating/cooling & biodiesel creation, algae as a natural energy source is one of the more exciting alternatives of the near future. The AlgaeBulb is an exploration into the use of the organisms on a micro-scale in single LED lightbulb that harnesses the green-power of algae. Using a small air pump compressor, tank, and hydrophobic material, it creates just enough electricity to power the LED for limited durations. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designer: Gyula Bodonyi

TouchOfModern Weekend + 2 Days Of Giveaways

TouchOfModern Weekend + 2 Days Of Giveaways

TouchOfModern is back with a bang this summer bringing some really awesome goodies for Yanko Design readers. This weekend stand a chance to win the extremely innovative Cubedge EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speakers. TouchOfModern is a popular spot that showcases talented designers and their cutting-edge products, which can be snapped up at members-only prices. WIN the Cubedge EDGE.sound Wireless Speakers this weekend….

0 Contest Closes: 2 June, midnight PST.

Smart Stretcher

Smart Stretcher

Lenify is a collapsible emergency stretcher that all but eliminates the chances of secondary injuries caused by lifting patients onto the stretcher. The solution: divide the stretcher into three parts to stabilize the upper body, arms/midsection, and lower body. This unique construction makes it possible to “scoop” the individual into the stretcher rather than the traditional “lift and drop” method.

0 Designer: Danny Lin

The Ziggle Grill

The Ziggle Grill

Love the Ziggle for being this compact portable grill that looks neat and is functional. Typically grills are cumbersome and inconvenient, especially when you are out camping. The small size and compact demeanor make this zig a must-have on your camping gear list. Too bad it’s still a concept!

0 Designers: Studio Zebi, Kihwan Joo & Guenhee Lee

Wash And Dry At Once

Wash And Dry At Once

The Dry Hand’s Faucet incorporates the hand dryer within the faucet system. Basically after washing your hands you simply need to swivel the faucet head to activate the hand dryer. Looks to be a good solution for those who prefer the hot air dryer to the paper towel!

0 Designers: Jiwei Zhang, Mingcang He, Jiaqi Wang & Kun Xu

Seedlings of Light

Seedlings of Light

This elegant pendant lamp takes it namesake and organic shape from one of mother nature’s own: the seed! The Seed lamp creates an ambient, diffused glow to achieve the ideal mood anywhere from the dining table to the lounge. As it appears to drip from the ceiling, the pendant has a somewhat-alien aesthetic brought back to earth by it’s natural curves- a perfect contrast for modern spaces.

0 Designer: Joeri Clays

Musical Stairs

Musical Stairs

Leander Angerer and David Ross’ revamp of this late Victorian staircase introduces subtle modern touches to accentuate the classical style. Tennis racket string sewn into the handrail replaces the banisters while a floating marble plinth replaces the first step. Other extraneous parts were taken away and hand-modified to give it a lighter, renewed aesthetic. Not only nice to look at, the strings can also be plucked, turning the house itself into a giant musical instrument!

0 Designers: David Ross & Leander Angerer

Bendy and Beautiful

Bendy and Beautiful

Composed of individual strips of bent eucalyptus wood laminate, the Eira chair’s unique form and material flexibility make it one of the the most comfortable rigid chairs out there. Surprisingly “soft,” the user will feel the wood flex to the curves of the body with each change in position. While somewhat large in size, the chair is distributed unassembled in a compact box where each component fits snugly for easy shipping and construction.

0 Designer: Oitenta