Touch Gesture And Control

Touch Gesture And Control

According to designer Gabriele Meldaikyte there are five basic multi-touch gestures that form a language we use between our fingers and iPhone screens. We use gestures like tap, scroll, flick, swipe and pinch, to communicate and navigate. These moves are considered to be ‘signatures’ of the Apple iPhone and in the next decade or so these gestures will completely change. To preserve their authenticity, the Multi-Touch Gestures project was born.

0 Designer: Gabriele Meldaikyte

Fingers Hold ‘em Best

Fingers Hold ‘em Best

The Finger Jack Holder is a great idea that helps you keep your cables organized on your desk. The fingers keep your cables ordered and within reach. The option of tagging each cable is quite a clever one, it makes it easier for you to pick the camera charger line out of the other gadget and devices cable that the fingers hold. I like it!

0 Designers: Lee Hugon & An Hyeonjeong

Functional, Sculptural Lighting

Functional, Sculptural Lighting

The Worker lamp is designer Pascal Howe’s first addition to the VDI 2860 collection of “functional sculptures.” The design draws inspiration from his fascination for technical details as well as vinyl toys- a bit of nostalgia from being a child of the 80s and 90s. While the vinyl toys are typically small, The Worker is strikingly large at over four meters high. With the technological and structural intricacies completely visible, the design is complimentary to both industrial and minimal styles and also functions as a durable lighting solution for a variety of work areas.

0 Designer: Pascal Howe

Ballicious Your Kitchen

Ballicious Your Kitchen

This ingenious kitchen scale, quite simply called “Ball,” is as adorable as it is practical. The simple, contemporary design needs only to have the lid removed to operate the standard scale located in the lower hemisphere. When you’re finished, replace the lid and you’ve got a playful and colorful accessory for your kitchen countertop!

0 Designer: Radomir Shterev

Backyard Beehive

Backyard Beehive

The alarming decline in honey bee populations has gotten a great deal of attention in recent years and this has translated into numerous products to curb the odd disappearance. Rowan Dunford’s Urban Beehive represents a modern take on the traditional hive that will appeal to contemporary home environments. The lightweight, stackable, and flat-pack-ready design has a simple and understated aesthetic. With straightforward setup and operation, the casual beekeeper can be up-and-running in no time.

0 Designer: Rowan Dunford

The Fresh Food Connection

The Fresh Food Connection

Fresh Connect uses new technologies with the aim of saving resources while trying to keep food fresh. The concept employs an entirely new approach to food conservation through a series of specialized accessories connected by a central cooling system with an online delivery service. The setup consists of a Central Cooling System teamed with accessories like Fruit Basket, Bread Basket, Wine Cooler, Herbarium, Cool Boxes along with Ordering system + Delivery Bags.

0 Designer: Whirlpool Global Consumer Design

Definite Exit

Definite Exit

The Triangle Optical Gate Design makes it ample clear which side of the gate can be used to pass through and which cannot. The design employs the use of an intuitive triangle edge on the top and the bottom end of the gates and LEDs help to make them more evident. The gates are the kinds you see at subway stations and can intuitively integrate features like barcode scanners, RFID readers etc.

0 Designers: Jongwon Baek & Jaeyong Lee

Urban Microarchitecture

Urban Microarchitecture

The latest from IN-TENTA, this urban architectural installation called ALL-IN-SQUARE appears to be hand created just for the unique waterfront space where it lives, but in actuality it’s composed of simple, moveable modular elements including granite benches, metal “cocoon” seats, soft lighting, bike stands, granite floor coverings and square pop-ups for shelter, shade or use as a kiosk. Everything a common ground needs for a custom aesthetic, but with less expense and more efficiency.

0 Designer: IN-TENTA

Digital Bloody Mary

Digital Bloody Mary

For awesome Manhattans, Martinis, Gimlets, and beyond, we have for you the MasterMixer. To keep in step with the professionals, this digital cocktail shaker guides you through mixing some really heady cocktails using the companion smartphone app. You can browse through thousands of drink recipes and manage and maintain your current inventory via the app! You simply let the app know what alcohol and mixers you have on hand, and it will automatically generate a list of drinks you can make right on the spot.

0 Designer: Pushstart

Yanko Design And iF Design Awards – Live In Munich!

Yanko Design And iF Design Awards – Live In Munich!

YD is going places and we are taking you with us. Hop on the ride to Munich, where we will be a part of the iF Design Awards. The event is all set to honor the 2013 product design winners, and we have a ringside view to all the events. Stay tuned YD homepage, Facebook and Twitter for all the updates. Our editors have compiled a list of our favorite product design winners from 2012, take a peek and let us know which one you liked the best.

0 Yanko Design And iF Design Awards – Live In Munich!

All That Fur And Memories

All That Fur And Memories

I am hoping that the ostrich fur and rabbit fur used in the making of the MEMORIVE – Memory + Dive lighting box is fake! I’m sure it is, otherwise why would the designers team it up with an acrylic box. The concept plays on the value of keeping your most memorable objects within the fur lining and then discovering a forgotten memory when you try and switch on the lamp. Basically the lamp lights up when you run your hand through the fur and glide it down its length. Check out the video.

0 Designers: Hyunjung Lee & Beomyoung Sun

Defining The Pendant

Defining The Pendant

The New Pendant Lamp for Wästberg is a creative piece of work by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The lamp seems surprisingly small, yet tactile and friendly. Crafted from Sand-cast recycled aluminum, the lamp is environmentally sound and offer a good reason behind the imperfections of the metal. I love the use of a textile cord; it adds a dash of softness to the design.

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

Single Tool With Multiple Functions

Single Tool With Multiple Functions

The simply smart Sine cable stand is ideal for your iPhone. It not only keeps the phone at an angular display so that you can keep an eye on it, the design orientation ensures that you never miss another notification, ever! Sine also acts as a cable roller that can store cables or adjust cable length, helping you create a tidier environment! Ready for kicking chaos out from now on?

0 Designer: UrbanPrefer