A Double Squeeze

A Double Squeeze

The Citrange is a hand squeezer for the citrus fruits in your life. The unique funnel design makes it feel that the juice is going to spill out of the glass; but it does not. The double-grooves design allows you to squeeze the wide (like an orange) to the narrow (like a lime) fruit from either ends of the juicer. I like the fact that a strainer is built-in and the overall procedure cuts back one whole step in juice-squeezing. Ok, I love it!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Non-drip Umbrella

Non-drip Umbrella

The purpose of the Mohock Smart Umbrella is to get rid of disposable bags for carrying wet umbrellas and making sure you don’t lose them. The first achieved with a handle redesign, where it’s thick and wide enough to take in the dripping water by placing the umbrella upright. And to ensure that you don’t forget it anywhere, a unique top attachment has been crafted, so that you can hang it off a table. Love the attractive colors that it comes in, plus the three-fold and two-fold options. One question Mr. Designer….when can I buy one?

0 Designer: Ju Hyun Lee

Yanko Design @ FEED And Valencia Design Week

Yanko Design @ FEED And Valencia Design Week

It’s an honor for Yanko Design to be considered as one of the most influential modern design sites, and be invited to the most happening events across the globe; FEED (First International Design Media and Bloggers Meeting) at the Valencia Design Week being one of them. While we partied hard with the hosts, designers and contemporaries, we also indulged in some serious design discussions and got insights to various streams of arts, designing and ceramics. Leaving aside the drama (we got pick pocketed) and the jet-lag (18-hour flight), overall we had a wonderful experience. Here is a compilation of all the fun stuff that our trigger-happy camera managed to capture.

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Recon lets us know that this pair of goggles right here, “Transcend,” is the only pair in the world that provides you with real-time feedback including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Transcend has GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a super easy-to-use, futuristic interface. Recon hints to us that soon there may be an open API app development and download community – with apps!

0 Designer: Recon Instruments

All The World's On Time

All The World’s On Time

Finally there is an elegant clock that tells time around the entire world at once. Finally I can look and say – oh, I know what time it is for Takashi, oh, I know that Radhika is probably eating pizza right now, oh, my other co-workers are more than likely on their way to the movies. Oh, this amazing clock tells me everything around the world. This is the “Bend Hand,” designed by Giha Woo, intended to tell the time around the world with a simple analog clock arm – one that’s bent. Look at the simplicity and marvel over the excellence and nice blue color.

0 Designer: Giha Woo

Aerospace Grade Titanium Ring

Aerospace Grade Titanium Ring

This is a ring of metal like you’ve never seen before. It’s made of six modular pieces of military spec G5 aerospace grade titanium. It’s precision cut by a 5-axis state-of-the-art machine never before used for fine jewelry. Each of the little bits is off-axis bolted to the next – the process from cut to bolt takes 10 hours each. The materials and the process guarantee the ring will be around for centuries. Born of the most wild and fine-quality elite thinking environment.

0 Designer: RogueDZN

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

It’s back to Mother Nature as far as the Shwood sunglasses are concerned. Handcrafted with a mix of precision technology and good ol’ fashioned craftsmanship, this collection features shades made from East Indian Rosewood coupled with mirrored and polarized lenses. The style seen here is called Ashland that comes packaged in a protective wooden hard case; crafted from a mix of Walnut and European Maple. A lot of wood in there I tell you! Fashionable and chic! Price begins at $145 a piece.

0 Designer: Shwood

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

The Lum is a unique project that looks at making a smoke alarm/detector a useful handy light during an emergency. The idea is thus: Lum is an attachment between the light bulb and its socket. It draws energy from the bulb in its latent state and when the smoke alarm triggers, it produces a sonar alert plus powers the bulb for emergency lighting. In short, during its standby mode, whenever you switch on the light bulb during daily routine, it recharges Lum’s batteries. I find it an efficient solution as a fire alarm.

0 Designer: Arthur Brault

Unbreakable Hangers

Unbreakable Hangers

This project goes by the wacky, wild, and fun name “Monkey Hangers” and as you can see by the skillfully photographed image of the muscle man going at one of the pinks with his harsh hands, they’re indestructible. Mark Marzouk of M-Design’s made these Monkey Hangers, resistant to stretched shoulders, sharp edges, and poor materials. With one swoop, Marzouk takes care of another one of our every-day objects left to time to deteriorate. Another step toward perfection in the hanging up of clothing is achieved.

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

One Fabulous Foot

One Fabulous Foot

This right here is a prosthetic leg for women, and women specifically. This is “Outfeet,” a limb made to tend to unique needs women with an amputated leg face or might face on a daily basis. Outfeet is made to tend to the often failed attempts of prosthetic groups to create a limb that replicates the look and workings of the female silhouette and muscle structure. Outfeet aims to be not only a medical device but a fashion accessory as well. Recreations of the spirit through the leg.

0 Designer: Aviya Serfaty

Lace and Steel Grandmother

Lace and Steel Grandmother

This is the “Granny” wall shelf as designed by Beerd van Stokkum. It’s a shelf recalling a classic tradition of grandmother’s shelf with a cute little doily hanging off the side. Nostalgic nature and cut-steel construction. It’s strong enough to hold up a number of large objects, ideal for books, plants, pots, or even a medium sized television. Granny wall shelf is 85 cm long and 22.5 cm deep. It comes in black or white, finished with a finely structured UV proof powder coating. It’s got a lightly grained feel and a deep matt look.

0 Designer: Beerd van Stokkum

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shame on you for not thinking about your toothbrush! It needs the perfect glam house for the 23 hours and 55 minutes that it spends alone…assuming you brush for 5 minutes straight. Something like the luxe Viktor Toothbrush Holders that are shiny and totally oomph, a strong departure from the plastic and ceramic ones I grew up with!

0 Designer: Hlynur V Atlason for Kontextür

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong