The Minimalist Time Projector

The Minimalist Time Projector

Most wall clocks are held up with some sort of pin or screw… but what if the most inconsiderable part of the design was the design itself?! No larger than a regular pen, the Pin Clock is the ultra-minimal way to display the time. Its reduced form is easy to install- simply screw or glue directly to the wall, turn it on, and watch as a clock is projected against the wall surface. From afar, it seems to appear out of thin air!

0 Designer: AliReza Asadi

Minimalism 101

Minimalism 101

Who even concerns themselves with DIY anymore? Modern day electronics have become so unjustly complicated, you can’t sit with your spanner and screwdriver and fix stuff anymore. Anyone who’s actually assembled a product, or pulled it apart and put it back together will agree that there’s an innate joy in engaging with a product on that level. The Kavo Lamp is your first step towards experiencing that joy. Even with its minimal approach, the end result is gosh-darnit attractive. And it won’t take you much time to put together!

0 Designer: Haim Evgi

A Gamer's Wet Dream

A Gamer’s Wet Dream

The next best thing to headset VR, the Xgamer combines accelerated gaming with a curved screen cinematic experience. Its 10-inch, 1080P, 180 degree screen gives users a greater sense of immersion in the display environment and is made more powerful by a state of the art accelerated video card. Not only visually compelling, its curved shape is naturally ergonomic for the hands with controls placed at the back of the design.

0 Designer: Beau Reid

Opening a lot of doors

Opening a lot of doors

Ever tried operating a door handle with occupied hands? Nightmare! No matter what you use, your elbow, feet, mouth, you’re never going to get it open till someone has some mercy and opens it for you. The Joystick door handle throws light on how inaccessible conventional door knobs/handles are for the disabled. The new design just needs a nudge in any direction to unlock the door. We’re just one door away from a more inclusive, well designed world!

0 Designer: Hye-Ji Yoo

Contact Lenses for Dummies

Contact Lenses for Dummies

If you wear contact lenses, then you know what a pain in the bum it can be to get it in the right eye in the right way! Left, right, inside, outside… all while you’re vision is already impaired!? Impossible. Until now- Mirror contact lenses take the guess work out of determining the correct side of your lenses. The multi-layered design is similar to colored contacts, but features one layer with sunglass technology film that is transparent on one side and mirrored on the other. If you happen to get it wrong, you’ll know instantly by having noticeably reduced vision.

0 Designer: Huang-Yu Chen & Shih-Ting Huang

Hackaball for Little Programmers

Hackaball for Little Programmers

Hackaball is an interactive educational toy that teaches kids the basics of programming through play. Kids can “hack” the ball on a free iPad app that lets them program different colorful lighting, sound and vibrating effects and then see their creativity come to life instantly. The ball simultaneously harnesses kids’  imaginations and becomes the principal actor in whatever games they make up and play! Dragons egg? Program it! Soccer  ball? Program it!

0 Designers: Made by Many & Map

Cool Digs for Dogs and Cats

Cool Digs for Dogs and Cats

PETMONSTER is a ludic approach to the pet-house that takes ergonomics, functionality, aesthetics, material &manufacturing process into consideration for a happier, healthier Fluffy & Fido. An integrated motion sensor and smart app connectivity give owners updates and peace of mind when they’re away. With antennae, atomic legs, vibrant colors, silly shapes and an overall funky retro aesthetic, they’re a playful, smart alternative to the commonly drab dog and cat houses out there!

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Five reasons to Ink Me!

Five reasons to Ink Me!

I have always been a stationery fan and have been vocal about it on Yanko Design. Today, I look back upon my favorite muse, the mighty pen in all its innovative avatars. Of course, the credit goes to you designers for thinking out of the box and pushing the envelope on creativity. Just for the sake of integrity and in true spirit of good design, the selection here is based on the highest hits each post got.

0 Designers: Various

Optimal Optic Architecture

Optimal Optic Architecture

Designed for Blackfin Titanium Eyewear, this retail stand is an architectural reflection of the brand’s cool, modern aesthetic. Materials of pierced sheet metal and concrete communicate simplicity and robustness, also characteristic of the solid Japanese titanium frames. Inside, the exhibition is tidy and rational, with visual impact given by freestanding displays and a central monolithic block. Simultaneously stark yet inviting, the structure is optimized for trying on high-end optics. Take a peek inside —>

0 Designer: Arch. Nicola De Pellegrini - anidride\design

Infinitely Inspired

Infinitely Inspired

İbrahim Özen’s Inspiration light finds its inspiration in infinity! (Say that 10x fast.) Bordered by a geometric, multifaceted frame, the central hexagon light source gives the illusion of a never-ending tunnel, similar to how one might look into multiple mirrors with a continuously reflected image. Watch it come to life in the video after the jump!

0 Designer: İbrahim Özen

Put Some Spring in Your Clothes Storage

Put Some Spring in Your Clothes Storage

Cruzeta is a simple yet playful piece of bedroom furniture that keeps his and her clothes effortlessly organized! Composed of solid pine connected by colorful springs, each loop perfectly spaces and secures each garment in place on the right or left. Lightweight, flat-pack ready and easy to assemble, the only thing left to decide is which color you want! Get it here.

Designer: Design Studio Hugo Ribeiro

0 Designer: Design Studio Hugo Ribeiro

The Ultimate Grab-It Gadget

The Ultimate Grab-It Gadget

Dropped your phone between the seats in the car? Money down a drain? A ring in the sink? Sooooo f#^%*$@ frustrating, right?! Don’t sweat it! Designed by a dad who lost $5 in his car, Odii is the handy grab-it gadget that makes getting your stuff back a cinch! Its long reach, slender, flexible arm and strong claspers make it perfect for grabbing keys, food, cards and more. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Kenn Buxton

A Vision of Better Mobility

A Vision of Better Mobility

This combination automobile/wheelchair affords those with disabilities an enhanced, seamless system of mobility that simplifies life. The electric wheelchair features 3 variable positions that the user can control while seated- upright horizontal for reaching tall items or being eye level with those standing, a normal seated position, and a vertical position for reaching objects on the ground or simply relaxing. For long distances, users can ride into the ramped electromobile that works just like a car with hand controls.

0 Designers: Various