Fruity Water Gate

Fruity Water Gate

This project is completely apolitical. It IS literally a gate of water. This project goes by the name of “Water Shade” and keeps a shield of H2O around the fruit it is sworn to protect. It’s both a dish and a cover, working with water to keep freshness in and everything larger than Oxygen OUT! Designer Yitu Wang doesn’t want to keep you from your delicious apples though, so there’s a built in detector that sees your hand in approach, and thus is does desist.

0 Designer: Yitu Wang

Hand Shadow Shapes Upon the Wall

Hand Shadow Shapes Upon the Wall

Enthralled by the idea that something creative can be constructed with nothing more than one’s own appendages, designer Victoria Cramsie created this fabulous wallpaper design for children. In that vein, the wallpaper design is titled “Hand Made.” It’s lovely and fantastic and screenprinted – my favorite method of printing inks by far. No foolies.

0 Designer: Victoria Cramsie for PaperBoy

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Kähler is an internationally recognized ceramics company and their exquisite collection is being distributed in North America exclusively by Urban Butik. Showcased here are some really classy ceramic designs currently available on their site and via their retailers. To win the 2 sets (each set has 4 cake server) of the Colorful Magisso Cake Servers, simply go through the list of ceramic designs and tell us which one you like the best and why!

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Good Things in Small Packages

Good Things in Small Packages

Y’all know I love the Bluelounge CableBox but if that was a little too big and colorless for ya, check out the new CableBox Mini. As the name suggests, it’s a miniature version but in 6 different colors; blue, green yellow, orange, pink and of course white. For $29.95, you get the Mini and a 4-socket surge protector (U.S. customers only). This one will fit quite nicely behind my entertainment center.

0 Designer: Bluelounge (Buy it here)

Spindle Ball Alarms!

Spindle Ball Alarms!

Some designers want you to stand up to wake up, others want you to stretch but Pedro Gomes wants you to play with the toy-like Sleepy Alarm Clock! Spin the spoodle and it allows you to sleep for a wee bit longer. Overall a cute design that will fit perfectly in the children’s room. What I dig the most is the fun, interactive way we can change the time by simply moving the ball back and forth.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Starry Lights Of Origami

Starry Lights Of Origami

The Star Lamp is a very versatile piece, transforming from a tabletop, floor, hanging to a wall mount with ease. The Origami influence is quite evident in the stylish folds of the hood and simplistic layout. The translucent grey polypropylene disperses the light from the bulb to create subtle lighting for any living area. Made from two pieces of polypropylene sheet and reinforced thin aluminum legs, the lamp can be knocked down to a flat pack for easy packaging and shipping.

0 Designer: Alisha Larsen

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

The thing with addiction to games is that you tend to find ways and means to include them in your daily routine. Like if you have a phone, you’ll download games and play on it. Same goes with computers and I needn’t mention the obvious: gaming consoles! The question is how do you satisfy your addiction on a coffee break? “Oluk”! Not your conventional coffee set, but a saucy saucer with a maze, so that you can immerse yourself into ‘chasing-the-coffee-drop-game!’

0 Designer: Erdem Selek

No More Smelly Shoes, Ever

No More Smelly Shoes, Ever

Do you have a fast life? Do your feet stink? Would you like to be center of attention in a room? Does your foot odor make your social situation poop out at parties? Well check it out! There’s totally something you can do about it now. You don’t have to buy a new pair of shoes everyday anymore. This right here’s the “UV Blower,” a machine that’ll keep your sneakers and business loafers smelling fresh every morning!

0 Designers: Bhagvanji M Sonagra

Skate Long on Carbon Fiber

Skate Long on Carbon Fiber

Oh man how I enjoy it when there’s skateboard and longboard designs on Yanko. This is the first feasible, ready to rock one I’ve gotten to write about in a long time. And it’s carbon-fiber! All the more excellent. This particular board is designed by Louis Bradier and aims to bring ski technology to the skateboard. In doing so, Bradier aims for comfort, lightness, and simplicity. Perfect goals for a most-excellent activity and sport situation.

0 Designers: Louis Bradier

Yacht So Green it's Alien

Yacht So Green it’s Alien

I think it’s been 10 years or more since I heard a Looney Tunes reference of this caliber. This eco-sustainable catamaran yacht goes by the name “Marvin the Martian.” It measures in at 50 feet long and is hulled of sassy white fiberglass. Designer Maria Malindretou-Vika’s (herein referred to as M.V.) goal in this project was to create a boat capable of being both autonomous and self-sufficient in energy. M.V. does this and makes one fabulous yacht in the process.

0 Designer: Maria Malindretou-Vika

Beer Pyramid

Beer Pyramid

Inspired by the brass monkey used on ships to stack cannonballs is this flexible rubber mat called the Fridge Monkey. It’s designed with ridges to hold beverage bottles and cans into place, so that you can build a steady pyramid out of them. The clever little design works well with almost any bottled or canned drink. The only problem I foresee is that homes like mine don’t allow for bottles to be in the fridge for so long, they get consumed as soon as they are bought! So building bottles pyramids is out of the question.

0 Designers: Kevin Champion & Duncan Taylor for Mode Product Design

I’m Rich With Memo Money

I’m Rich With Memo Money

Fake Dollar bills are commonplace and illegal, but if you’re looking at playing pretend ‘I’m a Rich Korean’, then Money Memo is for you. Nothing earth-shattering about the concept, except that you get to show-off wads of Korean Won, albeit a note-pad version. Stash some in your pocket or wallet for handy note-takings (pun intended)!

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

My iPad Has A Camera

My iPad Has A Camera

Ha, I’m one up on you iPad users and I don’t even own an iPad for that matter! But if I were to buy one I’d team mine up with the iPad Cam-Case , because it makes up for the loss of a camera on the pad! What makes the concept super-awesome is that the camera can be rotated to capture your face when video-chatting. The camera is located in the corner which works well for landscape or portrait viewing and the rubber-plastic case provides a better grip when handling the device.

0 Designer: Chet Rosales