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

Lounging in Flat Sided Eggy

Lounging in Flat Sided Eggy

Welcome to the world of wonderful chairs, where you sit in one chair, enjoy it, then go out and purchase another. This is the world of rich people collecting chairs – it’s a real thing. But you don’t have to be rich to take a peek at this lovely seat “Urban-Chaotic Respite.” It’s like a flat-cell shaped chicken-laid lounger in all white! You’ll love chilling out with your little GameBoy or whatever you kids use today to play your video games.

0 Designer: VIEYRAH DESIGNS

Visualizing Light Controller

Visualizing Light Controller

The To Be Touched Range is a series of intuitive light controllers for the LivingColors series by Philips Design. The models in this range from a simple on/off switch to one that includes a dimmer. The beauty in these switches is the visual color effect that they imbibe. The color saturation and intensity are directly proportionate to the lighting settings chosen. So a deep color ring suggests that the lights are at their brightest.

0 Designers: Philips Lighting & Philips Design

A Sharp Needle Eye!

A Sharp Needle Eye!

The routine while sewing is to cut the thread with a pair of scissors (or teeth!), but since scissors are known to play truant when you need them the most, here is an alternate solution. The Cut Needle. The eye of this special needle has a sharp blade towards the lower-inner eye. The thread tends to stay around the upper eye area whilst sewing, so when you need to cut off the thread, simply snap it over the sharp blade. Teeth and scissors both are not needed! Awesome!

0 Designers: Various

Panning The Bin

Panning The Bin

There is one job that I don’t really have to do: sweeping. Why? Because I’m blessed with maid-service and my house-help really does a darn good job of it. So when I showed my help this Bin Pan, she was eager with excitement, pestering me to bring in one for the home. It is a clever design, to integrate the pan with the dustbin. It looks nice and works well, both at home and at office! Guess I owe her this one! One Bin Pan coming up!

0 Designer: Kawamura Ganjavian

Bed with Toilet

Bed with Toilet

When I think of a bed with a built-in toilet, the first thing I think of is Liz Lemon or maybe Homer Simpson. But it’s not that, that’s not what we’re talking about! This is a serious matter. This is the Dignity Bed designed by Enda Thomas. This bed is made for physically impaired folks who have trouble making their way to the toilet. There’s a built-in dry toilet facility where waste is contained in an electronically sealed waste bag. Can you believe it?!

0 Designer: Enda Thomas

Imperial Flatboy Motorcycle

Imperial Flatboy Motorcycle

Star Wars influence? Inspiration taken from Daniel Simon? Yessir, indeed. This is a motorcycle concept going by the name “Bugatti startos” designed by Bruno Delussu. This name, Bugatti startos, means “Snake Road,” a fabulous name for a rather snake-like automotive. With a body made of fiberglass to make the entire thing light, setting the rider in the same place as a racing bike (lying on the bodywork,) and a cute traditional speedometer.

0 Designer: Bruno Delussu

Double Hook All The Way

Double Hook All The Way

How many times have you looked at that hook by your door, wishing it was more than just a hook? How many times have you seen a hook there, wishing it was two hooks? Check it out, man, now it can be. Designers Peter Ulbrich and Oliver Zaiser have a lovely little nubbin for your pleasure right here. It’s basically an art object, but when you add a hanger or hang a coat over it, bam! It’s a double hook, right in front of your eyes.

0 Designers: Peter Ulbrich and Oliver Zaiser

Err, Yes It’s A Water Droplet!

Err, Yes It’s A Water Droplet!

Igor Palichev of the DarkDesignGroup wrote to me saying their new design is inspired by the water droplet. But the naughty side of me refuses to look at the Bool Bool Faucet with innocent eyes! This concept bath mixer combines the two mechanisms: the mixing of hot and cold water, and regulating water pressure; in one protruding rubbery adjustment. A vertical shift controls the water pressure and a horizontal flick, the temperature. Honestly, am I the only one who thinks this a wicked design in a very cute way?

0 Designer: DarkDesignGroup

TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

As we know TAG-Heuer is celebrating 150 years of being in the business and The Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph is already on our wishlist. So it comes as a great pleasure when designers decide to commemorate the event with their own refreshing take. Inspired by the TAG-Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph model, designer Peter Vardai chose to model his version on Formula-1 and Mercedes-Benz combo. Awesome!

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

The Future's an Original Taxi Cab

The Future’s an Original Taxi Cab

It’s not often we get cars designed around here designed specifically to be a taxi cab. That’s what’s going on here in this Mercedes Benz branded Nimbus, designed by Slavche Tanevski. What makes this particular design special is that it’s sort of an official project, having been completed during an internship in Slavche Mercedes Exterior Design Studio, with the support of the exterior designer Michael Fry (Michael Frei) and chief designer of the exterior of Robert Forester (Robert Lesnik).

0 Designer: Slavche Tanevski