Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Halfbike brings you a completely new experience. It’s a vehicle that combines running and cycling, which turns out to be remarkably exciting and fun for getting around the city. A bicycle revised both in terms of size and functionality, a new kind of personal vehicle designed with rider experience in mind. Halfbike is light, compact and simple. You stand upright and turn simply by leaning your body. The ride is so smooth it almost feels like you’re gliding! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Kolelinia

Drop-Top Yacht

Drop-Top Yacht

Retractable hardtops have successfully equipped the automotive industry for decades… so why not the boating industry? Reversys Boat was designed from the inside out, using one mechanism to control three different positions to provide security, comfort and protection from the elements when closed… or fun in the sun when open. This modern tech creates an interesting contrast with the craft’s back-set cockpit, radical proportions and overall classic styling reminiscent of North American racers of the 1920s.

0 Designers: Various

New Box Skyline for Detroit

New Box Skyline for Detroit

Conceived as box-shaped wireframe, the Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster – Vertical Suburban Neighborhood, is the answer to the congestion problem experience in the city of Detroit, USA. This new plan comes with recreational and commercial areas and has three main grids in the form of streets, pedestrian pathways, and structure. All of this is intertwined to give us a revolutionary new city façade.

0 Designers: Mark Talbot & Daniel Markiewicz

Level Heading Stretcher

Level Heading Stretcher

Skiing, trekking, rock climbing and all the similar thrills that the mountains provide also come with the high risk of accidents. The rescue operations of such victims demand specialized equipments that can tackle the unique challenges posed by a mountainous terrain. The Seesaw stretcher is a smart yet simple solution that seems to have the agility to adopt to such demanding conditions.

0 Designers: Jeon Youngwon & Jeong Eunji

Rice Cooking Gone Green

Rice Cooking Gone Green

The Eco Rice Cooker was named not only for its electric efficiency, but also for its material eco-conciousness. Made from either recycled plastic or bio-plastic, the design’s minimal interface features less (and therefore more simple) controls to minimize the number of unnecessary component parts. Its compact size is perfect for single servings and won’t take up valuable counter or cabinet space.

0 Designers: Kim Hongjoo & Noh Jihun

Drops of Light

Drops of Light

The Drop street lamp is an innovative and iconic design that recalls the organic shape of a water drop. Its signature shape is not only easy on the eyes, but naturally withstanding against the elements. Produced from 100% recyclable anodized aluminum, it can be custom colored to compliment any city’s streets.

0 Designer: Emo Design

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

The wearable Dialog band was designed to give epileptic patients peace of mind in their everyday lives. Using a mix of new technologies like miniature biometric sensors & flexible circuit boards, the discreet patch can be worn on the body or attached to a wristband where it wirelessly pairs with the user’s smartphone to notify them when it’s time to take medication or even alert the onset of a seizure. Collected biometric & environmental data can then be shared easily with physicians for overall more productive management of the condition.

0 Designer: Artefact

iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

As Steve Jobs puts is, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” and we cannot help but being big-time fans of innovators. Imagination, inspiration and discovering the possibilities of our own thinking, is what Yanko Design is all about. It’s only natural that we become the seeding ground for innovations. Here is a teaser of what to expect from this year’s design thinkers; select sixty designs from the shortlisted 300 entries of the iF Concept Design Awards 2014.

0 Designers: Various

Grass Printer For Lawnly Creatives

Grass Printer For Lawnly Creatives

Move over dot matrix, because here comes the grass matrix. The Grass Printer is an automated mower that lets you create messages and art on your lawn. The mower’s smaller sized blades (resolution matters!) can selectively cut the grass to recreate whatever you sketch on its touchscreen. Small motors move the cutter shaft horizontally and vertically to create the selective trimming. The area of the art is defined by four sensors placed at each corner. Get one for yourselves and create the mother of all status messages. Of course on grass!

0 Designers: Prof. Doh Han Young, Jeong Koo Hee & Kim Min Hong

Tranism Episode 4, Boskke Giveaway!

Tranism Episode 4, Boskke Giveaway!

Hey YD’ers! Episode 4 of my YouTube vlog series TRANISM is fresh off the cookie line and ready for consumption. In this week’s episode, I try out the Boskke Cube planter for myself and go big by choosing an orchid as a guinea pig. To celebrate my new channel, I’m giving one lucky YouTuber a chance to win a cube. Just hit up the video to find out how to enter.

0 YouTube: TRANISM

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Hammering pins into the ground for pitching the tent is a big hassle during camping. It can be difficult and dangerous. ’45 degree PIN-DOWN’ allows you to drive tent pins into the ground without the needing hammer. It uses a foot pedal and one’s whole body weight to make the task easier, safer, and more efficient. The pedal, which doubles up as the pin case, drives the light weight Titanium pins downward at a 45-degree angle.

0 Designers: Jeon Youngwon & Jeong Eunji

Wrist Power!

Wrist Power!

When you’re on the go and need some extra juice for your devices, an external battery is your best friend. That is, if you’ve remembered to pack it. The first wearable recharger of its kind, ATOM was designed to ensure you always have access to power when you need it. The stylish band provides enough battery to fully recharge most phones. Better yet, it wirelessly syncs with your device via Bluetooth, vibrates with your notifications and even let’s you page your phone when you’ve misplaced it! Check out the vid for more!

0 Designer: WATT?

Powerline Chopper of the Future

Powerline Chopper of the Future

The PLC28 is a futuristic quadrocopter concept specifically designed to aid in the dangerous task of maintaining power lines. No more truck and ladder adventures— the piloted multi-rotor design provides stability for technicians to work from a safe platform to make repairs or complete general maintenance. It’s easier for workers and quicker recovery from power outages!

0 Designer: Felix Schumacher & Lino Lehner