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!

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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

Concrete Veil and Shade

Concrete Veil and Shade

When it comes to architecture, I feel very much drawn to two things – subtlety, and dominance. The building you’re about to look at is certainly at least one of those. See if you can guess which one. Designed by parisian architect’s office Studio Bellecourt, this fantastic vision is made up of a white concrete veil and 25 MILES of aluminum sun shades.

0 Designer: Studio Bellecour

Electronic Injury Rescue

Electronic Injury Rescue

This project right here is known as the EAGD aka “Electronic Ambulance Guidelines Device. It’s an electronic information tablet made by designer Matteo Trisolini for JRCALC (Joint Royal Collage Ambulance Liaisons Committee) and the NHS Ambulance trust to replace the current paper handbooks being used today. Made to be understandable by paramedics and ambulance technicians of all ages (between 18 and 65) so that even the “aging” UK population can take part. Environmentally constructed, simply and ergonomically shaped.

0 Designer: Matteo Trisolini

Hangin on Rings

Hangin on Rings

The first thing I said when I saw the images of this concept was “brilliant.” I am not kidding you, scout’s honor. This is truly brilliant. This is “Ring Hanger” by Sooyon Park, and it’s one of those things that someone sits there writing down everything they can think of about hangers and comes to. They come to it, they write it down again, and they say “hey, this might just work!” And they try it, and it does. And it’s ringtastic.

0 Designer: Sooyon Park

A Straight Line

A Straight Line

The Constrained Ball is one of those concepts I can easily see myself buying from a late night infomercial. I’m not saying it’s bad but the novel approach to a simple kind of problem is endearing. Fitted with a rubber gasket, the gadget helps you draw straight lines and indicates the length. OMG, is this the end of the ruler’s dominance?!? No but I quite like this concept. I’m a stickler for drawing straight lines. It’s either gotta be straight and perfect or it’s a no-go for me.

0 Designer: Giha Woo

The Stalb Lamp

The Stalb Lamp

There’s an austere aesthetic to the Stabl Lamp by Kassen. It blends biomorphic design elements with “brutalist principles in steadfast materials.” Indeed the mix of steel, curved to soften the effect, stands out on its concrete base. Topped with a simple hollow plywood block, one could say the design is at equilibrium. It’s a modernist approach but one that’s sure to stay relevant. Kassen is currently taking orders through their website. If any of you buy one, please post a picture on our Facebook page.

0 Designer: Kassen Lifestyle

Garlic And Onion Totally Cubed

Garlic And Onion Totally Cubed

One of the stinkiest jobs in the kitchen is to peel and chop onions and garlic! The pungent smell lingers on my nails inspite of repeated washes! This is why I think we need the Garlizi, a magical kitchen tool that will grind/chop and store the garlic and onion as ready-to-use cubes….like the cheese cubes we buy at stores! A few back-n-forth turns to the wheel and the job is done. Don’t believe me? Watch the video….

0 Designer: Jang Young Jin

Is That A Steel Brick In The Wall?

Is That A Steel Brick In The Wall?

Not another brick in the wall, but a metallic faucet if you please! We are here discussing the “Reveal/Conceal”, which is an embedded faucet that doubles up as a mini storage unit and colorful nightlight. The delightful piece fixes flush into its environment and can be used within masonry walls as a load bearing piece as well. A slight push at the logo end swings the faucet into the open position, ready to be used. A discreet lever for manual temperature and water flow adjustment enforces the design’s mission at being a simple hinge and bold cantilevering faucet.

0 Designer: Andrew Tang-Smith

Transforming Flashlight

Transforming Flashlight

Have to think to myself…what a great idea! A flashlight that split opens to become a lamp….and what’s more, the solar cells recharge even in the open lamp status! Essentially you’re making use of the handy flashlight even when it’s not an emergency. I can imagine using this in place of a table lamp or hang it up instead of a bulb. So, Yanko readers where do you think you will use this MIA Electric Flashlight Lamp?

0 Designer: Jia Dai