iPhone LiquidMetal Orgasm

iPhone LiquidMetal Orgasm

I love Antoine Brieux’s enthusiasm and his perception of the next-gen iPhone. Rumors about the use of LiquidMetal’s alloy and how durable yet liquid the overall experience will be, has got me excited (what can I say…. I’m a fangirl!). For the moment this iPhone 5 LM Concept fills the gap, with its virtual ‘Home Button’ replacing the physical one. Utopian specs whet our appetite while Jony Ive and his team keep the real deal under wraps.

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux for NAK Studio

Put a Bird On It!

Put a Bird On It!

The latest in a trend of avian-themed product designs, the Marina’s Bird collection takes the form of our feathered friends in an iconic series of ceiling and tabletop lamps. Sure to bring life to any interior space, the playful designs comes in a wide range of materials from wood to glass to fit any style.

0 Designer: Fajnodesign

Ceramic Craftsmanship

Ceramic Craftsmanship

Somewhere between a three-legged stool and a china ornamet, the Ceramiko stool blurs the boundary between functional furniture and decoration. Made in Stroke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, the slip-cast stool keeps the tradition of quality ceramic craftsmanship that has continued in the area since the 17th century. Rest assured… it’s top notch. Get it here!

0 Designer: Moko Sellars

Timed Cluck for Better Tea

Timed Cluck for Better Tea

Chicken & Kitchen is a quirky take on timer-enabled teapots. I love the bright red rooster-esque reference to the timer feature. As easy as it says….turn the crank to set the time from 5 minutes to about an hour, and at the set minute, this chicken is sure to cluck! Ah, the pleasures of a perfectly steeped cuppa chai; hard to deny myself one!

0 Designer: Jin Young

The Raincoat Bag!

The Raincoat Bag!

Love the idea of this Telescopic Raincoat, so much so that if it ever sees the light of day, I’m buying a pack of six for my family! A strategically located drawstring near the hood folds the entire raincoat inside out to a dry bag, making it easy to carry indoors. Unfurling the coat simply requires you to shake it out. Simple and awesome!

0 Designers: Various

Braille Rail for the Visually Impaired

Braille Rail for the Visually Impaired

This thoughtful design addresses the independence sought by visually impaired persons who prefer or have to get around spaces with out assistance from others. The Raynes Rail is a handrail system that features Braille messages located on the rail’s inner face. In addition to the raised messages, audio information can also be accessed at strategic locations (a tool which sighted individuals will also appreciate).

0 Designer: Coco Raynes Associates

Audio On-The-Go

Audio On-The-Go

FYLM is a foldable speaker that goes anywhere you want it to go!  Just millimeters thick, the flexible form can be folded and tucked away into any pocket, notebook or handbag for convenience. Simply unfold it and connect to your device for full, rich, directional sound. It’s the perfect on-the-go companion for portable audio anywhere. Genius!

0 Designer: designaffairs

Fitness and Style Combined

Fitness and Style Combined

At first glance, Vela might look like nothing more than a peculiar modern sculpture, but it’s actually the first of a new breed of exercise equipment designed for the aesthetically attuned user. The design thumbs its nose at other exercise bikes that, more often than not, end up an eye-sore in many people’s living rooms.

0 Designer: Lunar Studio

iPhone Nook

iPhone Nook

Gotta love this simple, attractive and user-focused Nook iPhone Alarm Clock! Nook features a tactile surface and ergonomic shape, making it comfortable and easy to use in both landscape and portrait modes. In addition, a Nook app is available as an easy-to-use, attractive alarm clock that perfectly suits the aesthetic of the pure white unit.

0 Designer: Rob Bye

Touring Trike

Touring Trike

Designed specifically for the busy streets of the Philippines, the Tarsier takes inspiration from the open-air design language of the area’s classic tourism vehicles. Customizable seating arrangements, panoramic visibility and all-electric power make it a great way to see the sights while being eco-friendly.

0 Designer: Allen Chester Zhang

Portable, Flexible and Versatile SLR

Portable, Flexible and Versatile SLR

If you seek these three qualities in an SLR, then Arti Patel has a solution for you. Her concept, All.Round SLR Camera works with a basic camera structure where photographs are captured using Universal Lens or Lens mount in front, and transferred through flexible circuits and wirings inside the mesh to an OLED screen at the back. The mesh gives you the advantage of 360-degree flexibility and helps capture pictures from any angle.

0 Designer: Arti Patel

Flexible Colander

Flexible Colander

The typical shape of a colander has undergone many changes and as we have seen earlier, many designers prefer a flat version. Adding to the lineup is this Flexible Colander, one that fits all sizes of IKEA 365+ series pans. Apparently this five-slot flat shape design makes it easy to store and transport. Crafted from PP (polypropylene), the base of the flexible colander is a silicon handle for the thumb.

0 Designer: Ho-Tzu (River) Cheng

The New London Skyline

The New London Skyline

Deviating from the standard norm of product design on Yanko Design, I’d like to bring your attention this classy instillation called “London” at a Samsung UK flagship store in Westfields Shopping Centre. The impeccable interaction and graphics of instillation is one thing to be noted, however I’d like you to focus on the futuristic architecture of the London skyline. Compared to the current skyline seen here, the future foresees an elevated transportation system and windmills blending in with the skyscrapers.

0 Designer: Factory Fifteen