Dune and Milk

Dune and Milk

Now, depending on what kind of a person you are, you might have expected that the title of this post had something to do with a wild science fiction movie and a tasty beverage OR, you’d know it’s about some amazing furniture one way or another. And truthfully, yes, there is an abundance of the big F-bomb in here, lots of places to sit, lots of places to put a glass of milk. All of it done by DUNE.

0 Designer: Dune

Open Book, Get Chair

Open Book, Get Chair

Is two posts enough to see a trend? Here’s a book that, when you open it, becomes a seat. Sit on it. It’s called the “Take a Seat” and it’s designed by Darris Hamroun, who more than likely owns more than one bookshelf. This book sits perfectly well up there with the rest of your novels and Star Wars chapterbooks and Teen Beat magazines, then when you want to take a sit, you literally take a book to take a sit. And you sit.

0 Designer: Darris Hamroun

Pebble This, Pebble That

Pebble This, Pebble That

What you’re about to experience right now is a little piece of electronic device called the “Pebble.” It is a simple new take on the keychain car opener based not on buttons, but on sliding. You’ll be sliding all around the town when you find how fun and simple and strangely sensual it is to use the Pebble. It’s stylish. You’ll understand how to use it in basically 5 seconds, and it’ll never be set off in your pocket by accident…?

0 Designers: Joongho Choi & Hyunsoo Choi

I Want This Hanger

I Want This Hanger

Something about the Axis stand hanger beckons me. There’s a fluidity in the minimalism I appreciate. I’m a sucker for hanger appeal and this could be my manic “fashion designer” personality coming out, but if clothes were presented well, nay HUNG well – the garment appeal increases exponentially. Okay, maybe not exponentially but you get the picture. The great thing about the Axis is even without proper hangers, the support arms already act like one. BANGARANG!

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Does Spotted Towel Mean Measles?

Does Spotted Towel Mean Measles?

Oftentimes we don’t realize that a towel is soiled, especially the dark colored ones. Although designer Sang-hoon Lee uses a white towel to get his point across, I can picture this being used effectively on darker shades. Expression Dot is a concept where your towel starts sporting red dots (measles?) once it gets really soiled. It does the routine of starting from pale red to blood-red, but I’m sure you don’t want to wait till it gets that dirty.

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

 All Four On One Interactive  Pad

All Four On One Interactive Pad

InterPad was probably conceptualized way before Facbook privacy issues surfaced, so I’m going to ignore that function till the dispute is settled. For this is an all-in-one controller that allows you to surf between Facebook (everyone’s moving!), Youtube, iTunes, and webcam with easy. Music, video, camera and games can be configured and downloaded via the easy hotkeys. Basically for those who are into the web world just for entertainment purposes. Sit down, relax and let the fun-times begin.

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane

Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented

Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented

Using concrete for tech products is almost unheard of, so this Memory Weights USB Stick crafted from cement comes as a pleasant surprise. I really dig the way the capacity of the USB is branded into the block. Just to add a fun twist; the weight of the block is similar to the capacity in terms of grams…so simple and elegant, yet rugged!

0 Designer: Shu-Chun Hsiao

Thread that Lights Up

Thread that Lights Up

Illuminating! LT, look at this! London based textile designer Kathy Schicker’s got a fabulous collection of color changing and light emitting textiles. No joke. Some of them react to sunlight when they see it, some of them react to the absence of it once it’s gone. Color changes in the daytime, color emitting in the night. They’re a matching of textiles, design, scarf wearing and science – pure, fabulous, wonderful science!

0 Designer: Kathy Schicker of Puff and Flock

Frontpack for Search and Rescue

Frontpack for Search and Rescue

How would you like to use some rescue technology that incorporates infrared sensors, sensitive directional audio microphones, communication, navigation and medical guidance to help with the wild, wild situations you get in as a rescuer! It’s called “SixthSense for Search and Rescue” and it’s designed by Dieter Amick. Designer Dieter Amick designed the heck out of these packs and they are wild, wild, fantastic and undeniably shiny.

0 Designer: Dieter Amick

Sharpen Pencil, Get Eraser

Sharpen Pencil, Get Eraser

So you’ve got a pencil and you need it sharp. You need it so sharp that you’d be able to draw a really sharp picture of your favorite Yanko Design design. That’s right, you could draw the Dew Capturing Pyramid, the doo doo weighing toilet seat, or the wishbone MP3 player. Draw it. Sharp pencil, and woo! You get a bonus with this little mama. You get an eraser made out of the wood you chopped off the pencil.

0 Designer: Hao Gin Weng, Siang Yin Ke, and Che Hao Li

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It’s such a feel-good time for Yanko Design, when we showcase ideas, concepts and innovative designs here on the Design News page and they eventually come to our YD Store! Once such moment is now, because the fascinating Ring-ge-roo Light is currently available at the YD Store. Avail of the special Introductory Offer and get 5% off! Coupon Details are inside…

0 5% Discount: Offer Closed

Roomba Watch Out

Roomba Watch Out

The All-In-One Robot Cleaner is a stick vac carrying a passenger with a mind of its own. Like any good stick vac, you’ve got something easy to push around. But if you’re feeling particularly Jetson’s like, a robot slides down and does the vacuuming for you, ala Roomba. For serious tho, I want this NOW. I’m sure the robot amidship will throw off the center of gravity but nothing a couple months of R&D couldn’t figure out.

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo & Sun-woong Oh for Metatrend Institute

Hello Stranger!

Hello Stranger!

‘Hello Stranger’ is a collection of interactive public objects that clamp to existing infrastructure. Fences, benches, lamp posts and railings. Unlike typical municipal furniture these objects are flexible, tactile and playful. The objects are also open to a degree of interpretation. But whether they are used to ‘frame’ an impromptu photo opportunity or to create and highlight points of focus in the landscape, the ultimate purpose of the objects is to get people talking.

0 Designer: Michael Antrobus