Super Iron

Super Iron

The Easyglider is an innovative steam iron concept developed for Philips by Studio NAMIC. It is super light weight, ergonomically correct and is accompanied by an ultra sleek base, which is easier to operate, easier to carry and easier to use anywhere. The iron itself has a new gripping method, which prevents Repetitive strain injury (RSI). This new gripping method allows for ambidextrous use and the central button placed behind the fingers is the steam controller which is activated by squeezing it against the core of the iron like a trigger.

0 Designer: David Gonçalves for Studio NAMIC

Let’s Play Lego Sockets

Let’s Play Lego Sockets

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket system that allows you to add many sockets to the strip – ala Lego style. The main feature is that you can turn around the socket-outlets in any direction, so as to accommodate various plugs. You have to admit that this is a cool idea.

0 Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin

Come Share My Music

Come Share My Music

The very special Hexound is a headset that detaches to become portable speakers. The cool-quotient is brought in by the solar panel fixed in the headband. Specs include Bluetooth connectivity and intuitive controls. I simply love the versatility of becoming a crowd-friendly device from a personal thang.

0 Designer: Lie Zhong-Fa

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Behold! An odd combo. Occasionally we’re sent some work or we find some work by a designer or artist that has such a fabulous air about it that we’ve got to post more than one of their works (however disparate from one another) at a time. This is definitely one of those times. Take a look at these two works by Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture and tell us if these look similar to you – lemme give you a hint at their common denominator: quality.

0 Designer: Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Lemme tell you before we start, this is one of those concepts that, although it ends up being rather simple, starts really deep. This is a clock whose roots go all the way back to the history of humanity, the realization of time, and the portrayal of it in written or sculpted form. The designers of this clock recall ancient Egyptian Priests, Celtic Druids, Roman Engineers, and Renaissance Artists, each of them attempting to specify time with a single boundary. This breaks that.

0 Designer: Negrocobre Design Studio

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

Wait a second, didn’t I just write about this? Wait no! I just wrote about something that’d go REALLY WELL with this, the Campbell version Light Cycle by Wallace Campbell! Ride on down the grid with that and this and you’ll be the bell of the ball. What we’re looking at HERE isn’t a cycle, it’s a watch. Everyone loves a good watch here at Yanko Design, right? This is no exception. Shiny lights and a unique way of looking at time? Right on.

0 Designer: Abhinav Dapke

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace is a relief effort concept that makes use of the box they’re usually shipped in. The box can be unfolded and taken apart to reveal a world map. The idea is relief should mean more than just food and clothing but also tools to educate.

0 Designer: Lie Zhong-Fa

Revenge of the Piggy Bank

Revenge of the Piggy Bank

The tradicional porcelain piggy bank has always been broken by its owner. Now armed and ready it wants revenge! Unfortunately for the pig, the brass hammer just makes it easier for you to smash it apart. Cute.

0 Designer: Furf Design Studio

Fancy Colors and an Icon

Fancy Colors and an Icon

The antenna issue of the iPhone 4 is legendary and making light of the situation is the Icon iPhone Case with its not-so-subtle antenna extension! On second thoughts it’s a stark reminder of those bulky phones we used to use. Anyways if the icon doesn’t catch your fancy, you can splurge on the colorful hues of the Iro Cases. Incidentally Iro means “color” in Japanese and love the taxi version!

0 Designer: Essential TPE

Déjà vu LED?

Déjà vu LED?

The prolific design hub Art Lebedev is out with another of its creation and design-wise it’s got a major Philips hangover! I’m talking about the Optogan LED Lamp. To quote the studios, “the lamp combines classic ideas with advancements in microelectronics.” Anyways, the lamp features a radiator encasing that is designed as a set of ridges, which help in dissipating heat. These energy saving bulbs come as 40 & 60 watts. Simply love their organic form!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Tron Light Cycle v Campbell

Tron Light Cycle v Campbell

Iterations and iterations! If there’s one thing a tech and design writer cannot possibly ignore or resist, it’s Tron. With this brand freaking new movie Tron: Legacy out now, the folks at Disney have basically a sure shot as far as the internet crowd goes, and for the most part, everyone riding on the wave has their own shot at fifteen minutes of fame. Here’s a designer taking that opportunity to the max with some alternate Light Cycle designs made for your pleasure!

0 Designer: Wallace Campbell

Poetry in Surface

Poetry in Surface

Love for a design for such a specific purpose, that’s what I’ve got here. Designer Bradley L. Bowers found himself intrigued by the idea of a desk/surface as an artifact that engages and enlivens its environment. Should all desks and tables and such seek to activate the space they sit in? That’s a big question. What Bowers decided to do here is create a desk that’d alter the space it’s in: perception, interaction, and interpretation. This is a desk for writing haiku.

0 Designer: Bradley L. Bowers

Plant Pods in Packages

Plant Pods in Packages

Modular systems are taking over the world. If you’ve got an item, it’s only an item. If you’ve got an item that can sit by, connect to, or fit in a system of similar items, you’ve got something so much more. The project we’re taking a look at right here is MPS, or Modular Plant System, and it’s a completely open system of poles and bowls for you to go wacky with combinations of for your very own hanging garden.

0 Designers: Urban Nature