iF Concept Design Extends Submission Date, New 5,000 Euro Prize Added!

iF Concept Design Extends Submission Date, New 5,000 Euro Prize Added!

Yanko design is proud to be the official Media Partner of iF Concept Design and the good news we have here is that iF Concept Design has extended its submission date. Now you students can submit your creative works until 22nd November 2010! More good news is in store, Besides showcasing the competition entries at the CeBIT Show 2011 in Hannover, a special prize with the title “Hansgrohe Preis 2011: Efficient Water Design, Minimize Consumption, Maximize Emotion“ will be awarded to projects handling the resource water sustainably.

0 Submissions: iF Concept Design 2011

Clipping Ergonomically

Clipping Ergonomically

The awesome Klhip Nail Clipper is a fantastic way to clip your talons. Imagine using a 17-4PH surgical stainless blade clipper designed with better grips and new kinda physics for working! So far, the pressure to be applied to nail clippers was concentrated at the end of the stick, but with the Klhip, you need to apply it right above the blade. Effortless cutting and no-flying-nails is what you get! Delightful!

0 Designer: Mark S. Farris

For The Love Of Coffee - Mugs Available At YD Store

For The Love Of Coffee – Mugs Available At YD Store

Born in a house where tea-drinkers thrived, I was the outcast and was treated as odd moody mad-eye for loving coffee! Just to jibe everyone, I would go out and buy myself the most exclusive coffee mug in town and would savor my treat in it. This would naturally irk my mom, but me being me…I soon had a collection of quirky and snazzy mugs! Did you know that the YD Store too had some awesome coffee mugs in their collection? Here’s a peek…maybe you’ll end up with an enviable collection yourself!

0 Available @ The Yanko Design Store

Is it Light? Is it Night?

Is it Light? Is it Night?

This right here is called the DSNL, aka the Day Shade Night Light, and it does exactly what it sounds like it does. During the day it blocks the sunlight, and at night, it creates light. But wait, there’s more: it’s build with two materials (mainly,) flexible solar panels and flexible organix light-emmiting diodes (OLED.) Solar power, as you can imagine, is converted from the sun and turned to electricity by the solar panels above. From there, magic.

0 Designers: Yang Ze-Siao

For the Dank of the Sea

For the Dank of the Sea

This rather dank looking project is a masterpiece of our watery other-world of the ocean, called “House on the Beach” by designer Hugon Kowalski. This house is inspired by the tetrapod, that four legged beast of a beachbreaker, made to stop all on-comers. Because this shape was constructed to stop all water and alien attacks and whatnot, it makes, instantly a great sort of structure for architecture, as it defends against corrosion and dissipates oncoming waves.

0 Designers: Hugon Kowalski

Not to be Confused with Snitch

Not to be Confused with Snitch

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Sweetch18, a table chair from the folks over at Cerekapery innovation lab. They’ve made this strange piece of furniture so that you can both sit in and use as a chair. Not at the same time though! You’d get squished. Instead this is for sitting around in most of the time, then say you’ve got a guest or something coming over and you need more table space, BAM, you’ve got it.

0 Designers: Cerekapery

Porsche Design Smartphone For Your Cellphone Wet Dreams!

Porsche Design Smartphone For Your Cellphone Wet Dreams!

Conceptual plans are awesome especially if they promise you the moon! Here is what André luring you with, a Porsche Design Smartphone that is in slick aluminum, and a huge clean multi touch screen. The speaker is hidden out of sight between the glass and the aluminum body, to increase its aesthetic appeal and sound enhancement. The line at the bottom is the home and navigation button and the aluminum volume controls are housed to the left side.

0 Designer: André Duarte Silva

How Are Babies Made! Watch!

How Are Babies Made! Watch!

Shock Therapy with Andy Kurovets!!

The next time your curious kid asks you how are babies made, just show him your wrist sporting the “Fertilization Watch!” Explain that the little sperm showing the minutes and hours is moving forth to fertilize the central ovule! And that’s how timely babies are born!

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

This past summer I walked by our local eyewear shop and decided to kill some time. The shop owner brought over these very angular metal eye glasses and proclaimed they were right up my aesthetic alley. She was right. Mykita, MYKITA- “sounds Japanese” I said, but the unique springless design and sharp silhouettes were clues to its real origins – only Germans could create something so fantastically warm and modern. Within days I had samples in my hand and spoke to the Berlinese boys about their company. Hit the jump for our quick chat.

0 Designer: MYKITA

Interactive Bus Kiosk

Interactive Bus Kiosk

When we think about the ultimate bus kiosk, we might envisage this concept simply called the Bus Station. In just one unit, you get weather, search, rail and line information and even a way to plan your trip. The touch based user interfaced is designed to be simple and minimal and the screen can be rotated to provide a different perspective. However, implementing units like this seems expensive, especially when something similar could be disseminated directly to smart phones. Is this too little, too late?

0 Designer: Soonkyu Jean & Jaeryong Lee

One Large Envelope for your Shoulder

One Large Envelope for your Shoulder

This shoulder envelope, cleverly titled “Envelope Bag” and designed by Lee Weilang of MEGAWING, is approximately W9.8 x L13.4″, made of leather and polyurethane, and is just daring you to jam your iPad in it. It’s meant to resemble the kraft paper envelopes with tie you may have used countless times as a student or office worker of many kinds. Now you can slap in on your side and fill it with smaller envelopes! Hooray for consistency!

0 Designer: Lee Weilang of MEGAWING [Buy It Here]

BT Headset Circa 2007, Still Looks Good

BT Headset Circa 2007, Still Looks Good

Pure Rubber is a bluetooth headset designed in 2007. At the time BT headsets where large and made every wearer a cyborg-esque automaton. As sexy as that sounds, it wasn’t a good look. Once in awhile it’s nice to reach back into the archives and bear witness to which concepts actually stood the test of time. Today’s headsets all pretty much mimic the size and shape of the Pure Rubber. Nice one.

0 Designer: Pierre Duthoit

High Efficiency Energy Saving Audio

High Efficiency Energy Saving Audio

It’s sort of like when you “shop more, you save more,” but you know what I mean. It’s not as much energy as you’d be using with your everyday stereo system. This is “Presence,” a high efficiency, energy saving bit of equipment joined together “by a visual brand.” It consists of a pair of loudspeakers, CD player, pre-amp and amplifier, vibration damper, and a 50 inch plasma TV. I’ll take one, please! Read more below.

0 Designers: MYD-II interior and design studio (Csaba Finta, Viktor Pucsek) with Bodor Audio