Configure Your Picnic Mat

Configure Your Picnic Mat

M.A.T. or Mat Air Together offers different permutations and combinations to the humble picnic mat, just to make your ground level seating a bit more comfy. Air pockets in different areas inflate to become pillows, a table and even armrests. Individualize your preference and enjoy your picnic! Err… high-heels and pins and banned for obvious reasons!

0 Designers: Various

Sands Of Traffic Times!

Sands Of Traffic Times!

The Sand Glass is a new look at traffic lights. Surely people must be frustrated with the current design, which is why we have seen THREE DIFFERENT DESIGNS recently. Make this the fourth dimension using the sand-hour-glass as its model. LED lights trickle down to make an obvious statement, regarding the time left for the lights to change. Easy and intuitive.

0 Designer: Thanva Tivawong

This Seat's a Circle Library

This Seat’s a Circle Library

This project must begin with an explanation of what long form and short form are to the designer Thomas Mills – simply: long form is things that take more than a few seconds to access, that being books and films, etc, and short form is internet, magazines, text messages. This project encapsulates the longer, more involved library of items surrounding the person accessing it. This circle stands 246cm tall, made entirely from hand-cut plywood.

0 Designer: Thomas Mills

Organic Watch of Simplicity

Organic Watch of Simplicity

Designer Fatih Baltas has a little something for your wrist – a single (or combination of) color and a simple function – telling time in red, blue, white, green, yellow, pink, brown, black, all in the brightness and gloss to gloss the ages. This is the Saat watch. Bursting colors and hi-poly lines yell modernity quite loudly. An extremely simple design, stark, blasting, and lovely. Makes you feel like you’re adding a piece to your body rather than covering a bit of it up.

0 Designer: Fatih Baltas

Tiny Slick Little Yacht

Tiny Slick Little Yacht

You know, of all the things I thought I’d be writing about in my life, I never thought it’d be yachts. Yet, here Yanko Design, I’ve certainly seen my fair share. We’ve got yachts from here to there, yachts everywhere! Do a search for just the word “yacht” and you’ll see what I mean. The yacht you’re about to look at goes by the name “The Little Tender” and it’s designed by a mister Niels Caris. It’s a fast 22 foot long boat inspired by classic Italian Aqua Riva, and it’s slick as heck.

0 Designer: Niels Caris

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

Those of you who follow Yanko Design on Facebook will recollect my greetings for the Festival Of lights: Diwali! It’s an occasion celebrated with much gutso here in India, marking our New Year! Besides doing rangoli, meeting family, dressing up good and eating lots of Indian sweets; we like to decorate the house with many lights. Traditionally, oil lamps were used for illumination, but now since many creative ways are available, we tend to opt for them. And right here in the YD Store I spy 6 awesome new ways to cause some serious neighbor-envy.

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I Can See Through Your Juice

I Can See Through Your Juice

The Second Life Mobile Phone Concept works on the premise that we often forget about the battery life of our mobile phones, hence run out of juice, just at the wrong time. As a remedy (rather power-saver-option) the phone incorporates a double display. When in active use the AMOLED screen powers up in all glory and in standby mode the E-ink display gets active. This essentially means that the E-ink uses very little energy and the degree of transparency of the display shows how much battery is remaining. The more transparent the display, the less battery remaining.

0 Designers: Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae

Spice It Up With Samba!

Spice It Up With Samba!

Spice up the art of cooking with these delightful salt ‘n peppers shakers called the Samba!  Akin to playing the maracas, these shakers bring back the fun-element in cooking. Handcrafted in fine bone china, they come in three versions and two finishes: salt and pepper, salt and chilli or sugar and cocoa; in red or black silicone rubber seals finishes. My pick is the sugar and cocoa in black!

0 Designer: Ingrid Ruegemer

Field Pen of Solidity

Field Pen of Solidity

Uh oh! Looks like designer Sylvain Gerber is at it again! This time with something completely different than a speaker flake: this one is branded with the high quality field pen brand Rotring and called “FLEX MECH.” It’s a flexible topped pen where the flexible rod is housed in a guide tube which pushes the ink down with a spring, then brought out the mine at the bottom. What a weird pen situation!

0 Designer: Sylvain Gerber

Up N Down N Screwin'

Up N Down N Screwin’

This is Yoyo Furniture and it’s designed by none other than Juil Kim, the designer who brought you that fabulous bike with an iPhone in it. Neato. This design is far from that. This design is a piece of furniture that’s all about adjustment. You can move it up, you can move it down. Don’t expect to move it around very much though because it’s HEAVY! This bit of furniture is made of glossy ABS, glossy anodized legs, and a concrete base. Wowie!

0 Designer: Juil Kim

A Rocky Clock

A Rocky Clock

What you’re about to see is the Octopus clock by Sebastian Oeyen of Arista Design. It’s constructed of polyester resin and anodized aluminum. It is not the sort of clock to sit still, certainly if you’re rocking the surface it’s sitting on, but that’s the idea! The concept for this idea, says Oeyen, comes from time and dynamism. Time, he says, is not static, and thusly, neither is this clock. It moves like a rocking chair and stands by equilibrium.

0 Designer: Sebastian Oeyen of Arista Design

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