Twisted Sound

Twisted Sound

Twisted Speakers, just like their name need to be actually twisted to be used. Born out of the frustration of the limited sound range from Isaac Teece’s laptop and MP3 player, this Bluetooth portable set support better sound quality and range. They charge via an induction charging station and twist to switch on and off, and to adjust the volume. You can scatter them about in a small area or get ‘top-up’ speakers (that sync to your other speakers) for spreading them around the house. What I really dig is their Bose-esque look with neater lines and finish.

0 Designer: Isaac Teece

Writing Braille Anywhere…

Writing Braille Anywhere…

The problem with writing Braille is that you need the proper equipments, namely a Braille Board and writer, which can get quite bulky to carry around. This means writing jiffy memos or taking short notes is not an easy task for the blind! The Braille Stapler looks at resolving the issue by providing a handy instrument that can be pocketed and used anywhere. This six-button device includes a space button and functions tab for controlling the size of the Braille. Moreover the design expedites the “writing process” that need not be written/read in reverse. More power of communication for the blind!

0 Designers: Dongwon Jang, Mihyang Park & Jungmin Bae

Rolling Out with Heat

Rolling Out with Heat

Let me tell you something. I’m at the age where I’m looking into saving space at the same time as I’m growing OUT of the life of a college student. You know what that means? It means I’m trying to collect items for my living space that will last, and not just be convenient for me (and my tiny, growing family) in the meantime. Thusly, I’m looking very intently at this project right here: the “Electrolux Invico.” It’s a concept by designer Njegos Lakic in which this device both has the ability to prepare a warm meal AND be put completely away, leaving that extra space when I need it.

0 Designer: Njegos Lakic

First Class Bus for All

First Class Bus for All

Let me share with you a moment of personal experience. It’s about busses. All my life I’ve ridden busses, busses to school, busses to downtown, but never, until I visited England, did I realize the important role busses played (and play!) in the lives of EVERYONE in the world (except for those rare folks who live so far away from roads). The moment I realized the importance of public transport, the moment I sat on a bus and realized what was happening, a light turned on in my head. A light turned on in the head of designer Jonny Hassall, too, and this project is the result!

0 Designer: Jonny Hassall

One Gigantic Talking Table

One Gigantic Talking Table

The designers at KINZO have bestowed upon the world a gigantic table. This gigantic table is designed and executed by KINZO for Ernst & Young, a group that hates hitting the toes of the people they have meetings with. It’s a huge table, one that depending on your perspective looks like, quote, “a starship, a deep-sea ray or a hydrofoil.” It’s an epic atmosphere for epic meetings, making whoever’s in the meeting seem quite epic.

0 Designer: KINZO

No Spokes Cycle

No Spokes Cycle

Seems to be a cycle fest on Yanko Design today, the second installment comes in the shape of the Lunartic Cycle. A bike that’s got a really unique combination of different wheel sizes, a toothed belt drive and hub less rear wheel! The USP being the gyroscopic effect of a large wheel aiding speed and more road-surface contact adding stability. The small front wheel saves space and enhances maneuverability. For a change, here is a concept that goes into a working prototype to prove its point, hope you enjoy the video!

0 Designer: Luke Douglas

One Curve for Photo

One Curve for Photo

Hey all you photographers, get out of that camera box! Lemme show you something. This is a camera shape I’ll bet you a dollar you’ve not come across before. This is Yaniv Berg’s Digital Reflex Camera (DSLR), and it’s like a chute. The camera body is one in the same with the camera lens, while the curve at the end shows the image to your eyeballs through a fabulous rectangle interface. Another interface appears along the side. How about that? Like a tube.

0 Designer: Yaniv Berg

Push and Grab

Push and Grab

This is a rather unique sort of table and drawers situation if you ask me. This is a project whipped up by designer Nenad Kostadinov and what it consists of is a curved table with rotating drawers. Rotating! No more silly pulling and shoving for you, nay! Now there’s lots of swooshing. This is a low height wooden living room table with four of these unique drawers made for storing magazines, knick-knacks, and all manner of small objects.

0 Designer: Nenad Kostadinov

Fold Your Saddle

Fold Your Saddle

It’s time to fold that transport all the way up. Get atop your bike, ride it, then store it. No more leaving it outside for bike thieves to chop up for you, nay! This is “Le Pliable,” a fold-up bike concept by Saul Maret. This one’s based on the central headset position with an X silhouette. Foldable in the frame, saddle, pedals, swingarm, and handlebar.

0 Designer: Saul Maret

The Big iPad Giveaway: WIN 16GB WiFi iPad And A ColcaSac iPad Sleeve

The Big iPad Giveaway: WIN 16GB WiFi iPad And A ColcaSac iPad Sleeve

Yanko Design in conjunction with the awesome folks at ColcaSac is doing an iPad Giveaway. One lucky person gets to WIN a 16GB WiFi iPad and A lovely ColcaSac Zagora iPad Sleeve to match it! As most contests go, you have to do something to win it, so here is the drill: STEP 1) Pick Your Favorite ColcaSac iPad Sleeve from the list below, STEP 2) Fan Yanko Design on Facebook, STEP 3) Tag 3 Friends (using @) on Yanko Design’s Wall on Facebook and tell them which ColcaSac Sleeve you like the best, & you’re winning an iPad!

0 Contest Closed

Enter The iF Concept Award 2011, Get Fame And Fortune Both!

Enter The iF Concept Award 2011, Get Fame And Fortune Both!

Looking for creativity getting you some fame and fortune? One of the best opportunities is here knocking at your door, will you grab it? The iF Concept Award 2011 is here. All you need is a good imagination and focus on what you want to achieve. The competition is for students and young professionals from the areas of design, architecture, marketing and engineering. Participation is free and a total of EUR 30,000 will be shared among the very best entries. Fame comes via Yanko Design as we are the official media partners!

0 Last Date For Registrations: 15 November 2010 (pdf file)

No Touchy Basin

No Touchy Basin

The Spout Faucet Basin is ideal for those freakish about hygiene and no-touching-taps kinds. It’s also for those who enjoy aesthetic appeal with a little bit of high-tech. Basically the design features a sensor activated mixer tap, with the temperature being set via a small dial. Unfortunately, this dial will require you to “touch” it for adjustment, but more importantly it also encases the override button, which pours out a steady stream of water. All the mechanical components are neatly tucked outta sight in the internal cavity behind the basin, offering a very neat wall mounted unit.

0 Designer: Charlwood Design

Too Many Ports At Once

Too Many Ports At Once

The literal explanation for the “Change”, multiple ports hub is quite weird so I’m going to stick with my inferences of the product. The hub is basically a station where you can hook up all your computer peripherals and media gadgets and from it a single wire goes into the CPU. Right at this moment I’m glancing down to where my CPU is, and the mess of wires going into it really looks icky! So will something like this “Change” hub make a difference? Maybe, or maybe I just need some tacking wires to straighten things up. Better still opt for wireless devices!

0 Designer: Lou Fengkai