Multifunctional and Dynamic Curv

Multifunctional and Dynamic Curv

The Curv is the space saving, environmentally friendly solution for the 21st century home. The changes in housing market, particularly the reduction in the size of living accommodation, has seen a growing need for adaptable, space saving, multi-functional furniture. Inspired from the space-age furniture styling of the 1960’s, the Curv is a modern adaptation that fulfils the needs of today’s society.

0 Designer: Tiffany Roddis

Earcushions!

Earcushions!

Earos provides a convenient padding to your ear when you use it with your mobile phone. It fastens to any phone and even doubles up as display stand, when used in reverse position. A convenient fastener hooks it up to most phone models. It rotates on two axes, so that the ear pad can be repositioned in a jiffy, allowing access to the display. Its looks to be a comfortable addition to the phone, especially if you are the sorts to talk on it for long. Ears really tend to heat up fast, and Earos can be a good barrier!

0 Designer: Robert Potter

It’s All About The Double-faced Pan!

It’s All About The Double-faced Pan!

Flip your pancakes or stir fry some veggies, shallow fry or cook some pasts, the versatile 2 in 2 L Pan allows you to do some much more! Laying it flat on its wide base makes it function like a normal pan, but using the indented narrow side allows you to whip up gourmet delights that require some frying. Totally love its space-saving attitude, and I’m already saving a hook for it in my kitchen!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

Ultimate Music Streaming Experience, Sonos S5 Review

Ultimate Music Streaming Experience, Sonos S5 Review

I’ve spent the past two months with my Sonos S5 and have concluded it provides the best music streaming experience to date. I’m no newbie to the marvels of wireless music but my audio ecosystem was split up between what iTunes could handle and what my PS3 could stream. The Sonos S5 brings everything from my personal music library to external sources like Pandora, SIRIUS, and internet radio into one neat high fidelity package.

0 Designer: Sonos (Buy it here $399)

Heat Me

Heat Me

The ORA is an interesting radiator heat concept meant to be portable enough to move around, but for the ultimate in portability, a removable sleeve can provide ample heat around your neck when needed. The radiator itself has a simple clock-timer feature and the whole package looks quite fetching no?

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema

At Once Collection At Once!

At Once Collection At Once!

The following is a short exploration of three separate bits of furniture from the fabulous design group known as “At-Once!” The objects we’re about to look at go by the name Glorify, Diamond, and Dinoz, being an armchair, a table, and a desktop accessory, respectively. Each of these items is meant to represent a feeling of greatness: the armchair being of royal essence, the table being cut with the recollection of classically carved furniture that was precious stone studded, and the Dinoz is pure fun – being made for anything from Chia-pet garden enjoyment to artist-minded pencil holder.

0 Designer: At-Once Design

Perfect Balance in Time

Perfect Balance in Time

When you’re looking at your watch on your wrist, you want to know what time it is. But more than that, you want your whole life to be in order in that one moment. You want all the yin and all the yang to be perfectly spun. That’s why it’s imperative that you see that the first moment you peek at the machine on the strap on the piece of your body below your hand. This is the “Yin Yang” watch designed by the fabulous Daniel Will – Harris, known for his crazy, amazing, and fantastic watch collection, several of which are jumping off the shelves of our Yanko Store. Slap one directly unto your wrist.

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [Buy It Here]

Salt for Illumination

Salt for Illumination

Designer Roberto Tweraser has taken that fantastically tasty bit of seasoning you put on everything from spaghetti to soup and turned it into a set of fabulous looking lamps! That’s right, sea salt! Combining only sea salt and a synthetic binder, Tweraser creates here a shade for pendant lamps that are smooth on the outside, unfinished on the in. Unfinished on the inside so that the refractory properties of the salt from the sea can be seen! Such a lovely usage of a naturally beautiful thing!

0 Designer: Roberto Tweraser of tweraser design

HTC Diamond 3 (but not made of them)

HTC Diamond 3 (but not made of them)

Through two iterations of the Diamond series, and there hasn’t been a nary of “diamond-esque” qualities to the lineup. The unique carved back of the original Diamond was the closest we ever got, so designer Sylvain Gerber envisaged a design worthy of the gem’s brilliance; the Diamond 3. Android equipped with the latest tech hardware but the “shine” is really in the case. You could blind someone with this bling.

0 Designer: Sylvain Gerber

On The Level

On The Level

There seems to be a call to arms within the furniture design community about mass produced commodities. To them I say, exclusive furniture seems a bit “old fashioned.” We can embrace modernity without losing the soul such as the case with Spanish manufacturer AG Land 14. I absolutely love their pieces. The design is strong and machine manufacturing has only helped it with precision engineering.

0 Designer: Gabriel Teixidó for AG Land 14

Disposing The Dead Fly

Disposing The Dead Fly

So you swatted the fly, now how are you going to dispose its body? Pick it up with a tissue paper you say! Nay! Dare you waste the paper! I’ll give you a better tool, the swatter itself! The weapon itself becomes the disposer; how cool ‘n creepy. A niche in the swatter lets you pick the dead fly with precision and dispose it in the bin. Yes! Swatter; awesome!

0 Designer: Zhao Ke

Tea Coffin Revisited With More Friends

Tea Coffin Revisited With More Friends

Reminding me about the Tea Coffin is this project called the Te a me. However, designer Vera’s efforts are more comprehensive and take into account a kettle and jug system as well. For the cup and saucer, of course the burial ground for the teabag is there and so is a clever nip in the cup, to desist your bag from sinking into the tea. The complementing water jug can be placed directly on the stove for brewing the cuppa, or can be used as a kettle. The thermo magnetic saucer lets you serve piping hot water directly at the table.

0 Designer: Vera Wiedermann

Alarm Compass For Aiding Evacuation

Alarm Compass For Aiding Evacuation

Last Sunday I was at this theatre watching a movie and all of a sudden the lights went out. Pitch dark, even the damn emergency exit sign on the doors quit working. Although it wasn’t an emergency situation, just a normal power trip, I dread to imagine what would have happened if we really needed to evacuate. Scenes like this sound horrifying, but you do need a reliable system to sound out directions or visually guide you through. The Compass Alert System is one such aid that plays an audio track and indicates the direction you should be heading towards.

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema