Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Remember the scene in FRIENDS when Monica finishes vacuuming the room and then removes a small handy vacuum to clean up the big one? The Dustpan Vacuum continues the saga….

Shaped as a dustpan to efficiently gather in all the grime; the vacuum system nestled inside the handle, then sucks up the dirt. Accompanied with its special brush, it gets the job done faster. I’m no Monica, but my desk could sure use this!

0 Designer: IlGu Cha

Lawn Mower Scooter

Lawn Mower Scooter

The title and images say it all. Mowing lawns suck. It’s a back breaking and boring task unless you have a riding mower. But for those of us with small yards, the Lawn Mower Scooter is aces. The electric motor drives the blades and scooter. All the cuttings are stored in a transparent bin in the front. I’m already imagining weekend lawn mower races with my neighbors.

0 Designer: Vicky Petihovski

Now These Are Some Shears!

Now These Are Some Shears!

I have a secret obsession with scissors. There’s a room in my home where I do all my clothing work and in a box are scissors from Germany and Japan since they seem to make the best steel. I would love to add one more to my collection from designer Michael Antrobus called Ground Tools. A stunning pair of shears made from carefully bent flat steel bars using homemade jigs and presses. The result is minimal, raw, even primal..

0 Designer: Michael Antrobus

Keep Ya Nuts A Crackin

Keep Ya Nuts A Crackin

Or a cracklin. How cracked do you want your nuts? Very cracked, or just opened up a little bit? You need those nuts cracked. Walnuts. And if it’s not the winter holiday season, you’re going to look too weird using a traditional nutcracking agent. So what are you gonna do, then, hey? You need this wild thing right here. It’s a walnut yo-yo. Yo! It’s not just for fun. It’s for cracking your nuts.

0 Designers: Xiaofei Wang and Beibei Wu

Shadow Walls and Sunshine

Shadow Walls and Sunshine

If you’re heavy into design, like you’re an addict, you basically can’t stand to see much in your environment that ISN’T put in place by a human being, you’re basically guaranteed to be at least generally alright at both interior and exterior design, the arranging of elements in your environment. And if you are, and you’re a generally make-your-own-profit sort of person in our modern world, you also like to find ways to conserve energy and make things less expensive for yourself. How about harnessing the sun for all of this?

0 Designers: Drzach & Suchy

None More Fierce A Bow

None More Fierce A Bow

Hello there archerists. I know that word is wrong. But you wouldn’t be telling me it was wrong if I had a BOW and ARROWS would you? No way! Having a bow and arrows is totally intense. Completely fierce, and not just Beyonce fierce. Like really wolflike and cougarlike. Comin at ya! And you know this bow is wild if we’re featuring it here on Yanko. We only feature the most fierce! This bow is a Recurve Bow, the kind they use in the Olympics. And you know they only let wolves in that.

0 Designers: Won-Jae Lee and Won Jung Shin for Win Archery

Color Rubik Cube For The Blind

Color Rubik Cube For The Blind

The last Rubik Cube that we saw on Yanko Design had textures as tease for the visually challenged; this current iteration uses only Braille. Colors embossed include green, blue, red, yellow, white & pink. One of the more sensible concepts in a long time that hopefully will delight the sighted folks too! Maybe we’ll learn Braille in this process!

0 Designer: Konstantin Datz

Dare They Sell You Stale Veggies Now!

Dare They Sell You Stale Veggies Now!

In supermarkets where loads of veggies is stacked and dumped, freshness may not be a priority. Keeping a track of all that’s been brought in can be time consuming and not all buyers may have a knack for freshness count. The Fresh Code offers a simple solution to this problem; it’s an intelligent barcode with a graph that indicates the freshness level. As time passes by, the graph on the barcode keeps receding, till it finally reaches “0”; indicating that the veggie needs to be dumped and not sold.

0 Designers: Plenty

Dumpling Inspired Backpack

Dumpling Inspired Backpack

Here’s a slightly different take on the backpack. The Dumpling, inspired by the delicious pouch foods, is a backpack that treats your belongings as color coded and compartmentalized items. The backpack is actually made up of a series of roll-up bags. Take only what you need and roll them up into the main support guard which is quite simple in design – a couple straps and a big hook. It looks crafty but something about it is very attractive.

0 Designer: Shin Ji-Young

KIT, BFF, LUV U

KIT, BFF, LUV U

If you were to study human interaction, you’d find there is a tight knit group of people who you are closest with. This is also known as the human web and connections outside the web can extend infinitely. That’s called 6 degrees of separation. If you were to visualize all of that into a tangible object, you’d probably end up with something similar to the Drops concept.

0 Designers: David Sjunnesson & Pedro Nakazato Andrade

How Tall Today, Young One?

How Tall Today, Young One?

One of the cutest and most universal signs of growing up, marked by the parents of the child, is the pencil mark above the head on the wall. Pencil mark on the wall to show how tall. Young ones growing up, head height by head height. The only thing is, the place where this is generally marked is on a wall in a house that might not even be in the possession of the person once they’re grown up. So how does one keep this treasure? Let me lead you to it. Mark it here.

0 Designer: Studio 1a.m. [ Buy it Here ]

Logs Are for Lovers

Logs Are for Lovers

Here! What have we got here! Why, it’s logs! Lovely, lovely logs, used rightfully simply as furniture for the home. In a brand new way, I must say. Keeping them basically rough in nature, adding just plug-ins of interior comfort for the cuteness. And they are so very cute when you’ve got them all set up nice! The key to this project is designer Ilan Dei Studio’s keywords – Urban Renewal. Wild.

0 Designer: Ilan Dei Studio

Like a Fantasy for Bottles

Like a Fantasy for Bottles

It is just like it. Like a fantasy. For bottles. It’s the Ribbon Bottle Opener, and all you’ve got to do is place it near the bottle and it will be opened magically. OR you could be in the real world, and you’d have to actually pop that top off. It’s made of polished stainless steel, formed as a continuous ribbon-like loop.

Woop the loop.

0 Designer: Scott Henderson [ Buy it Here ]