Glide for a Pose

Glide for a Pose

The aerial camera is not a new concept to us. The trend started with the Flying Stick and moved on with a Balloon to the Boomerang! This time around we have the camera disguised as a Glider. It takes videos and stills but to take flight, you slingshot it into the air. At its peak, the glider’s folded wings bounce back into shape and aid in its casual glide.

0 Designer: Xiaofei Wang

Time with a Slant

Time with a Slant

Ever catch a stranger peering over your shoulder to catch a glimpse of the time? Happens to me often except I’m often the one doing the peering. Designer Maezm suggests that if we turn the face of a clock just 90 degrees, we’d be in a position to share time with others. So nice, so chivalrous. Wonder if any of you would use it as an excuse to strike up a conversation!

0 Designer: Maezm

Never mind Asphalt, Sandstone Roads

Never mind Asphalt, Sandstone Roads

Asphalt has been used for the last 80 years. It greatly contributes to the urban heat island effect, reaching peak temperatures of 48–67°C. At current consumption levels, approximately 28,000,000 barrels of crude oil were required to create South Korea’s 86,990 km roadway system. This is roughly 5x the amount of oil released into the Gulf of Mexico. The Sand Stone Road project proposes the use of an organic process to create sandstone from sand as an alternate paving surface, thereby mitigating the harmful effects of asphalt.

0 Designers: Thomas Kosbau & Andrew Wetzler

Puzzle Coffee Table

Puzzle Coffee Table

Loving this simple coffee table called 1×3. Three wood beams and a 10mm think tempered glass top are all you need. The wood beams are notched in the center to all meet and lock in place; no glue or nails required. It even flat packs beautifully. Brills!

0 Designer: Petar Zaharinov

Gravity Assisted Food Prep

Gravity Assisted Food Prep

GRAVITY represents a shift away from processed packaged foods, towards healthy raw ingredients and making your own meals. The objective is to help children adopt improved eating habits and attitudes towards nutrition at a young age so they are able to maintain a healthy diet in later life. Its mix and measure system facilitates new experiences with food, educates about common preparation methods, ingredients and practices. Combining separate ingredients through gravity assisted mixing is a novel approach to baking or cooking for the child.

0 Designer: André Taris

Linna, She's Gorgeous

Linna, She’s Gorgeous

The Linna armchair is a more gentler side from designer Jader Almeida. Unlike his previous featured work, Linna is “honest.” There’s nothing flashy about it. It’s elegant and harmoniously blends into the room. As usual, the construction quality is amazing. The medium densified hardwood structure and multilaminated shells (backrest and seat) allows anatomic shapes, all made from CNC cuts and hand-made finishing processes.

0 Designer: Jader Almeida

Smitten by the Lobot

Smitten by the Lobot

With its charismatic Wall-E eyes for lights, the Lobot is the cutest robotic lamp I’ve have seen. A body constructed out of anodized aluminum and “robust and well engineered hinge system”, this lamp can be maneuvered into different positions with gliding ease. I simply love its minimal design and its no-fuss attitude, looks as if it were made to banish all darkness surrounding your desk! I need to get this one.

0 Designer: Jinseok Hwang for studioLOBOT

Turnstile Power

Turnstile Power

We pass through rotating gates at many checkpoints like train stations and amusement parks and we never give it a thought but there is a lot of potential mechanical energy that can be harnessed. The Green Pass is one such gate with a three-roller switch mechanism to trap, transfer and convert mechanical energy as you pass through its turnstiles.

0 Designers: Various

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

We have come a long way from using crude materials like reeds, bags made from animals and wooden boxes for packaging. Modern packaging needs to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform and sell. It needs to be clever, attractive, sustainable and innovative. One of the driving forces in this field is Henkel. There’s an open call for The Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest. Winner gets 3,000 euros and instant bragging rights. Register here!

0 Last Date For Submissions: 18th March 2011

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Let’s take a dip for a moment into the world of fashion in a very general way. We don’t often cover fashionable items here on Yanko Design because more often than not industrial design ends up being about as far from the clothing and decoration world as it gets. On the other hand, every once in a while something spectacular comes along and we just can’t help ourselves.

0 Designer: Xanath Lammoglia

Suspended in Chair

Suspended in Chair

In the design and creation of the following addition to the industrial chair legacy, designer Adam Moller decided with minimal surface area that was at once ergonomically and strategically placed, he’d have the chair to he wished to attain. What chair was that? One that made you forget the object that was allowing you to sit, one that gave you the feeling of floating on air. Sound comfortable – does it stand up? With thin memory foam cushions and a lovely minimalistic overall design? You bet your biffy.

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Have you heard? No, the bird is not the word. Yanko Design is featured on Pulse, an awesome news reader app available for iOS and Android. Already have Pulse? Make sure to add us. We look pretty good on there and bias aside, we’re pushing the best content in ID bar none. Right? RIGHT? Any current Pulsers out there? Raise your hand.

0 Designer: Alphonso Labs Get Pulse for the iPhone, iPad and Android

Resourceful and Giving Tree

Resourceful and Giving Tree

What we generally see at airport lounges or public spaces are very drab looking charging stations for cellphones. A very artistic and pleasing way to provide the same service is the Giving Tree. The green cords (hopefully retractable) can be pulled out to reach the phone, rather than the other way around. I say it’s artistic enough to be placed at home as well, what do you think?

0 Designers: Kim Joonmin & Jeong-a Choi