Less is More

Less is More

The minimalist (and somewhat perplexing) Less is More timepiece finds harmony between analog and digital; square and circle. The wearer reads the time similar to an analog clock by observing a pair of esoteric LEDs, one large and one small, that revolve around a circular disc in the center of the square face.

0 Designer: Felix Runde

Secret Sculptural Lighting

Secret Sculptural Lighting

Free of joints, the Pureness lamp looks like sculptural decor at first glance, but turn it on and it’s near-invisible, flexible LEDs will provide an unexpected glow to light up any room. A clean, elegant design perfect for the modern office or minimal studio.

0 Designer: Simone Savini

The Rake Protector

The Rake Protector

The rake can be a useful tool for cleaning up your lawn or garden, but it can also be quite cumbersome when you’re storing or moving it. The simple-named Rake concept offers a solid solution that makes this tool easier to manage. An ABS polymer sheath that extends from the handle protects the stainless steel “teeth” when it’s not in use and keeps them from getting tangled up with your other tools – simply place a foot on the triangle and push to start using!

0 Designer: Jackie Sasson

Hand Blown Birdhouse

Hand Blown Birdhouse

The Cui birdhouse rejects traditional forms, blending the unorthodox materials of glass and rope to create an eye-catching and functional sanctuary. Each piece is blown by glass experts at New York’s Corning Museum of Glass and assembled by hand individually.

0 Designer: Adrian Froufe

Convenient Bottle

Convenient Bottle

Convenient Cavity is a shampoo bottle redesign that allows you to pump out the liquid with one hand. The cavity provides and easy grip plus doubles up as a spot to hang the bottle from. And because of the emptiness in between, the pump’s pipe fits in the bottle at a slant, enabling you to extract all the liquid. Good for shampoo and any kinda liquid suds, if you ask me!

0 Designers: Bao Haimo, Piao Hailong, Liu Yuancheng, Miao Pengpeng & Xu Kun

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Celebrating a decade of innovation, student spirit and adaptability, The Electrolux Design Lab Competition has grown from seeding creativity to empowering young designers. The Logo Competition hosted with Yanko Design received an overwhelming response, and we thank you all for your participation. The winning entry was picked from a shortlist of six finalists, and as a special treat, the first runner up wins a prize too! The winning entry will be used as the official Electrolux Design Lab Logo for the 2012 competition and on all Design Lab communications.

Trees & Fairytales

Trees & Fairytales

Gotta love the Tree Bookcase by Roberto Corazza! It breaks the monotony of classic horizontal shelving and provides a whimsical touch of fantasy when it comes to storing your books. Open on both the front and back sides, the single-cast, plastic case can be affixed to the wall or stand freely in the center of a room with accessibility from both sides. 

0 Designer: Roberto Corazza

Wino Rack

Wino Rack

This design by Daniela Cruz puts old bottles to use, repurposing them as “hooks” you can hang your jacket or coat on. The coat rack comes in separate pieces for easy transport and can be easily self-assembled by the user… all it’s missing is your favorite bottle of wine!

0 Designer: Daniela Maria Neiva Cruz

First Aid 2.0

First Aid 2.0

First Aid 2.0 features a LED Red Cross panel that displays step-by-step instructions on how to administer first aid, relevant to the injury. It even has a GPS tracking system and can inform you about the nearest hospital or clinic. In the stressful situation of an emergency, this kit helps refines the process, which is the crucial first step in saving lives.

0 Designer: Pow Ying Hern

Really Really Smart – Part Two

Really Really Smart – Part Two

Looking for the perfect marriage between a digital scale, measuring cup and a mixing bowl? Your search ends with this awesome SmartMix! A notch up from the SmartMeasure Cup, this mixing bowl allows you to add and weigh ingredients both by volume and by weight, while preparing the recipe. The scale allows you to convert between the most common units, and tip in the elements with accuracy. Best of all, you can detach the bowl for easy cleaning and stow it separately. Superb!

0 Designers: J. Ryan Eder & Chris Daniels of Priority Designs

Vintage-ish

Vintage-ish

Complete with the signature brushed gold plate, granulated plastic cover and glittering plastic corners, the Marshall Freeplayer might look like the famous vintage amp, but it’s actually a speaker for all your modern music players. Sync your devices via bluetooth or the iPod dock to experience 360 degrees of high quality audio.

0 Designer: Michaël Imbert

Large-Scale Modularity

Large-Scale Modularity

Eckbank Ost is a modular seating concept composed of triangular pieces that can be linked together in a variety of ways to form benches, stools, chairs or tables depending on need. Endless combinations, modern shapes and a raw wood aesthetic make it a functional and interesting seating solution that’s adaptable to parks, clubs, restaurants or other places where the number of users can change rapidly.

0 Designer: Prechteck

Lighting Lab

Lighting Lab

I love the obvious inspiration behind this one-of-a-kind lamp design by Michael Samoriz. The Microscope LED Lamp aims to inspire designers, artists and other creatives to view their desk not merely as a desk, but as a laboratory where they can experiment with imagination.

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz