The Un-disposable Camera

The Un-disposable Camera

With his project ‘Timeless Capture’ designer Brian Matanda wants us to slowdown and literally smell the roses before we take a picture of them. Our focus is on tech-specs, angle shots and apps that add artificial glam. In a way the ‘subject’ of our photography looses its relevance. So let’s re-focus on the art of photography, and by the way this camera is a combination of sand blasted aluminum and polished teak and ‘strong archetypal form to produce a timeless aesthetic.’

0 Designer: Brian Matanda

Trap That Tail!

Trap That Tail!

My son often questions – how can perfectly wound earphones kept in the pocket, come out so highly tangled! While I’m no good at understanding this logic, however I can offer him this delightful tail! I mean the Line Tail, a cute accessory that can be used as line winder as well as a charm. I’ll take the fox, please.

0 Designer: sumneeds

Untamed Lighting

Untamed Lighting

The unique Hed Lyte (love the name!) concept by Creative Session will bring soft light and a touch of wildness to any space! The design puts a modern, geometric, sculptural twist on the popular taxidermy animal head, utilizing the elephant model’s tusks and the deer model’s antlers as lighting accents. Sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designer: Creative Session

Steel Pony Rocker

Steel Pony Rocker

The rocking horse is one design that has been a bit played out as there hasn’t been much variation in either shape or style since it first started appearing in homes. This abstract take on the rocker puts emphasis on the structure in a stainless steel version that symbolizes the mere essence of the classic rocking horse. The bare-bones frame is complimented by a braided leather strip seat that gives a subtle nod to its archetypal inspiration.

0 Designer: J.Key Schneyorson

Door Handle for Dummies

Door Handle for Dummies

Admit it- you’ve approached a door and had trouble figuring out whether to push or pull. Even though we’ve all experienced this, it can still be embarrassing! Here’s a solution: the Push/Pull Affordance Rotating Handle was developed from a series of cognitive tests that revealed a correlation between handle shape and the directional guess the user has to make. When the user sees its flat surface they will push, and when they see the pointed surface they will pull. It’s a simple concept, but oh-so-smart!

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Safer Plastic Money

Safer Plastic Money

In my part of the world, Credit Card scams are an everyday occurrence. So the companies have gotten smart and allocate us a one-time-pin (OTP) for online shopping but still have to wise-up to forgery and misuse in the physical world. Safe Card is a protective option that allows you to use a Credit Card only after you unlock it with a password. Offering a second tier of security is the option to enter the exact amount to the card interface, so that only the specified amount is charged.

0 Designers: Kyoung Mo-baek, Won Park-jang & Hyunwoo-jang

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 - Design Experience

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – Design Experience

You can call it the Scandinavian influence or sheer creative genius, but you have to hand to the Electrolux team to come up with such a catchy video that communicates this year’s Design Lab brief with such finesse! The theme for 2012 is to Design Experience! Inspired by the Electrolux Cube experience, Design Lab wants designers to conceptualize appliances that provide a “fuller sensory experience.” Watch this exclusive video that Premiers here on Yanko Design, be inspired and submit your entries latest by June 1st.

0 Deadline: 1st June 2012, 23:59 CET

Primping Up the Lamps

Primping Up the Lamps

Unless you live in a vibrant city like Kula Lumpur, where you have such ornate streetlamps, chances are that you are stuck with drab energy draining streetlamps. Parasite is a Photovoltaic Lamp that parasitically hooks onto existing lamps and scaffoldings, primping the old. The PV cell system is modeled on the system designed by Spectrolab.

0 Designer: Mark Beccaloni

Swiss Animal Knife

Swiss Animal Knife

More of an entertaining accent than a truly useful tool, the Animal Pocket Knife is for adults who still like their toys! Similar to a Swiss army knife, a variety of stainless steel heads, tails and legs fold out to reveal some of Africa’s native wildlife like the giraffe, antelope and rhinoceros. Perfect for storytelling!

0 Designer: David Suhami

The Modern Jukebox

The Modern Jukebox

The Social Jukebox offers a clever way of sharing music between friends that’s reminiscent of the interactive experience of using an old school juke. Users can load their favorite tunes on wearable, wooden “tokens” that easily attach to clothing, jewelry or keychains. No more switching out iPods at parties- simply place the wooden pieces into the jukebox’s slots to mix and share! Check the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Andrew Pairman

The Purist's Table

The Purist’s Table

The minimal TANTAL table is composed of just two parts: a sleek, rounded top surface and an open, chromed-out base. No seams, no joints, no complicated instructions- just pure simplicity at its finest!

0 Designer: Andrej Čverha

It’s Zero Wherever You Like

It’s Zero Wherever You Like

My designer friends are going to appreciate the ‘0 Point Ruler’, one that gives you the flexibility to start point zero from wherever you like. The ruler is basically a pressure-sensitive touchscreen strip that has digital markings. It tanks up juice via a few good swirls around your finger and is easy to use. I love it for its innovative streak and peaceful marriage of technology.

0 Designers: Various

Sterile Sip

Sterile Sip

A Clean Label is a low cost protective label that prevents you from drinking from a contaminated soda can. If we take the user scenario seriously, I agree with the notion that we tend to take swig from the can, without even cleaning it. It’s a subconscious act and yes, we are filthy…me included! This simple can-clip redesign adds a cleaning filament that swipes the can-surface clean in a jiffy. Cheers to a germ-free drink!

0 Designers: Meixian Su, Fengming Chen & Yujie Chen