Vac for the Future

Vac for the Future

During the summer of 2010, organizations expressing concern for the environment around the world headed out to the ocean to collect marine debris. Once they had a bunch, the sent it (I’m assuming in a zip-lock bag) to appliance mater Electrolux to see what they could do with it. Basically, Electrolux took out the mould and got moulding. With this debris, Electrolux created “Vacs from the Sea.”

0 Designer: Electrolux

Multiple Indubitable Perceptions

Multiple Indubitable Perceptions

Here’s a clock to add to your collection of oddest clocks of all time. This is the Parallel of Time clock and it’s a concept reflecting off the idea that although the speed of time is indubitable (the designer used this word, and I love it, so I will keep using it forever,) the perception everyone has of it is different. Time is perceived. Here is a strange clock.

0 Designer: John Leung of ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Give The Chair A Bum!

Give The Chair A Bum!

It’s a convenient backpack one minute, and the next it becomes this awesome tushy-friendly chair. Think picnics, fishing trips and camps…the Bag Hug Chair is for those happy occasions. A little creative imagination may edge you to using it in your tent-styled home! Super clever and super neat!

0 Designer: Moonjo Jo

Socialize With Me Here

Socialize With Me Here

It’s called the Habitbox. Its form is designed to encourage socialization behaviors a.k.a. it’s a cool place to chill – a hang out spot. Not quite sure if those surfaces are hard or soft but I know I rather sit in one of these things than a park with grass where ants poop. Yeah, I said it. Ants do poop. Same reason I don’t like swimming in the ocean. Whales poop too.

0 Designer: Jairo Lucena

Home and Personal Radiator

Home and Personal Radiator

I would appreciate this more if I lived in a colder climate but I still want it!. The Akopo is a new kind of radiator system made from PVC, refractory stone and ceramic. I say “new kind” because the main body not only radiates heat like a traditional unit, but also warms up detachable modules made of PVC elastomer and ceramic. They’re safe to use and incredibly flexible. Sometimes you don’t need to heat up the whole house. You just want to warm yourself up.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat

Iron None More Black

Iron None More Black

This is the most metal iron for clothing you will ever find in the world. You can use it for ironing, then, if there’s a zombie apocalypse, you can stab the heck out of some undead skulls with it just as easy. This is A Menës Iron by Nico Kläber. This project is made for men, men who are ashamed of using a regular white iron because they are afraid of being called a sissy. Truly they will be the most masculine of flat-clothing men now.

0 Designer: Nico Kläber

Maniacal Webbed Metal

Maniacal Webbed Metal

Based on a 1995 NASA experiment in which spiders were exposed to various chemicals then were tested based on the patterns of webs they spun. Fun! This project goes by the name SOD_Project and is a three-dimensional re-addressing of the webs these bonked-out spiders spun, but this time in metal. Each of these objects seems to be created as a sort of art-objects, but I bet you could put your apples in there too.

0 Designer: Guillaume Lehoux

Working on Making Locks Lovely

Working on Making Locks Lovely

Behold powder-coated steel locks for interior doors and sliding doors: Comfortable Discomforts: Decorative Interior Design Locks. What a mouthful. You’ll be fine taking the time to say it though in total ease of mind as these locks rock. These particular locks focus on reshaping your way of thinking about traditional home security. Instead of barricading because of fear with multiple security appendages. Instead, Comfortable Discomforts aims to visually integrate.

0 Designer: Comfortable Discomforts

Four Flavored Butter Spoon

Four Flavored Butter Spoon

Butter! Better! And in four yummy flavors! The idea here is to package butter in a very convenient single-serve way. Since single serves are usually consumed during travel or picnics, this package includes a wooden spoon lid. The solid spoon is used to spread the butter and does away the need to carry additional cutlery. The idea seems neat and can be extended to yogurts and ice creams too. Although a safe plastic cover like seen in this package, is recommended.

0 Designer: Yeongkeun Jeong

The New Logica Shift In Kitchen

The New Logica Shift In Kitchen

Everything on hand, everything tidy in an instant.

This is the mantra behind the newly developed Logica System Kitchen. The back of the layout contains and conceals all the kitchen equipments at whim. The scratch resistance worktop is treated with nanotechnology & the SMEG hob can be camouflaged by using the same glass employed for the worktop.

0 Designer: Gabriele Centazzo

No-Guessing, Only Clear Punching

No-Guessing, Only Clear Punching

The Transparent Punch allows you to see where exactly you will be punching the hole in a paper. The red ring guides your placement and saves you from doing a shoddy job. I’m used to the double punch machine, but if a fancy-looking, practical one like this appears, I’m all for it!

0 Designers: Kisang Yoon and Kyubok Lee

Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People

Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People

It is very rare that I use the title of the project as the title of the post, but this one is just too magically perfect not to do that. This project goes by the incredibly long name “Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People” and it rocks. It uses “supersonic signals” aka sonar to both send out signals and receive them when they bounce back, giving then warning to the user of oncoming danger through sounds and vibrations.

0 Designer: Minhye Kim

Fixies with Drinksies

Fixies with Drinksies

All you bikers of the world, raise your glasses up high, then put them back down on the coaster because otherwise you’ll ruin the table! The project you’re looking at right now is called Crank Coasters, and like the majority of the really rocking projects we share here at Yanko, this one’s conceptual. The designer’s got the whole plan planned out, but he’s looking for a way to produce these cranks. Got any hard cold cash to throw his way?

0 Designer: Tom Baker