12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design - Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng

The ‘12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews’ series is back with a brand new episode, one that focuses on the importance of honesty and staying true to your beliefs. I kick-started the season with Robert Brunner, who is in the news for all the Apple reasons – yes, would have loved to see him stay with Beats – and now, I continue the thread with Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng, one of the most effervescent designers that I have met.

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

Mobispot’s  NFC wristbands, key fobs and cards feature a playful, “holy” design that alludes to the intangibility of digital information and provides instant synonymity with the brand’s name. With 3 wearable options, users can do everything from transport tickets, perform micro-payments, access control/campus functions, secure identification, save loyalty and membership cards and even share online social profiles and links!

0 Designer: Mobispot, Flëve & Katerina Kopytina

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

The cutting-edge flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love, with a myriad of selections for every personality type.

0 Designer: BirkSun [ Buy it Here ]

New-wave Knife Block

New-wave Knife Block

The knife block and the cutting board: a kitchen combo essential  for master chefs and novice cooks alike. So why not combine the two? This hybrid solution does just that in a simplistic, sculptural design that enables fast, efficient cutting. It makes for a professional-looking countertop display and keeps your most commonly used items handy!

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

Buy a product... get a nap!

Buy a product… get a nap!

Designed as a promotional tool for companies, the SUKK resting cabin gives airport passengers a place to kick back before or between their flights. What’s the catch? To enter, users must have a promotional code provided by the advertiser. Once inside they’ll enjoy the creature comfort like WiFi, a secure luggage locker, lighting, electricity outlets and real-time departure information.

0 Designer: Eduardo Garcia

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Transformist Design’s Walker chair is an angular, sculptural seating solution based on stealth-like geometry. Its cantilevered, faceted form alludes to speed and movement, yet its form-fitted back and seat are perfect for winding down at dinner or the waiting room. In a variety of powder-coated aluminum options and contrasting seat/back combinations, there’s a custom color option for every taste.

0 Designer: Transformist Design

Sweet Buggy For Two

Sweet Buggy For Two

The Trans Pro CX features an innovative interiors solution for the one fixed seat cabin in vehicles. As the designer explains, for the requirement of working in different countries with diverse traffic regulations (left and right sides driving), an extra ‘half seat’ for passenger or guide may be required. To seat the extra person a folding chair has been designed. The seat gets folded away when only driver is occupying the cabin.

0 Designer: Zihao Wang

The Half & Quarter Trick

The Half & Quarter Trick

For some unexplainable reason, measurements for stuff (products, clothes, tables etc.) end up being in quarter or half-inches. They seldom are rounded off to the nearest whole number, which is why accuracy in measuring is of prime importance. The Half & Quarter tape highlights the 1/2 and 1/4 measurements via an intuitive LED strip in the tape interface. It just makes life easy for fashion designers, professional carpenters, product designers, engineers and architects.

0 Designer: Hoe Yeong Jung

Emergency Moto

Emergency Moto

While highly effective, the vast majority of emergency vehicles like firetrucks and ambulances are so large that they’re limited in the places they can go. For these hard to reach areas, there’s the Angell Unit. Meant to be supplemental to the arsenal of emergency vehicles, it’s loaded with a variety of firefighting and medical tools to provide fast reconnaissance and preliminary support, especially in isolated areas. As an added bonus, it looks badass!

0 Designer: Marty Laurita

A Wino's Wet Dream!

A Wino’s Wet Dream!

Introducing, Vinaera – the world’s first electronic wine and spirit aerator! You need only insert the aerator into the bottle, press the top button and voila! It will dispense fully aerated red wine. In seconds you can enjoy the complex aromas, full flavors and rich textures with a smooth, less acid finish in 30-40 minutes faster than a glass decanter. For spirits, the oxidation through large surface exposure to bubbles releases fused alchohols, making them less spicy and bitter. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Mercuries Asia Ltd.

Bathroom Cube

Bathroom Cube

The Q-Compact Toilet could very well become the synonym of compact. It’s essentially a cube that fits in everything – washbasin, toilet, water storage tank, shower – the works! The washbasin’s faucet doubles up as a retractable shower and can be used in such a way that you can take a head-shower without having to take a full-body bath. Why? Well some women like to wash their hair in the sink, so this is for them!

0 Designers: Jin Jin Ren, Krit Jiratkaruen, Sheng Zhang and Vamsi Krishna Muralidharan

The Scooter for Commuters

The Scooter for Commuters

Thanks to its clever construction, the Pigeon kick scooter makes it easier than ever to zip around town! With one press of the foot it folds to an almost shockingly compact size. All without sacrificing style. Better yet, it’s been ergonomically designed to carry on your shoulder comfortably, making it easy to tote on the subway, a bus or even an elevator. Check out the video to see how it works!

0 Designer: Ignas Survila

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Many people overlook the fact that working out your mind can be as important as working out your muscles! The first in a line of tangible tools that hone your mental muscles, Pebblestone focuses on gratitude to achieve scientifically proven benefits of heightened trust, sensitivity, compassion & contentment. To use, the user keeps the stone with them throughout the day, registering every grateful moment they have with a simple gesture on the device.

0 Designer: Mojo Creations