Unbreakable Hangers

Unbreakable Hangers

This project goes by the wacky, wild, and fun name “Monkey Hangers” and as you can see by the skillfully photographed image of the muscle man going at one of the pinks with his harsh hands, they’re indestructible. Mark Marzouk of M-Design’s made these Monkey Hangers, resistant to stretched shoulders, sharp edges, and poor materials. With one swoop, Marzouk takes care of another one of our every-day objects left to time to deteriorate. Another step toward perfection in the hanging up of clothing is achieved.

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

One Fabulous Foot

One Fabulous Foot

This right here is a prosthetic leg for women, and women specifically. This is “Outfeet,” a limb made to tend to unique needs women with an amputated leg face or might face on a daily basis. Outfeet is made to tend to the often failed attempts of prosthetic groups to create a limb that replicates the look and workings of the female silhouette and muscle structure. Outfeet aims to be not only a medical device but a fashion accessory as well. Recreations of the spirit through the leg.

0 Designer: Aviya Serfaty

Lace and Steel Grandmother

Lace and Steel Grandmother

This is the “Granny” wall shelf as designed by Beerd van Stokkum. It’s a shelf recalling a classic tradition of grandmother’s shelf with a cute little doily hanging off the side. Nostalgic nature and cut-steel construction. It’s strong enough to hold up a number of large objects, ideal for books, plants, pots, or even a medium sized television. Granny wall shelf is 85 cm long and 22.5 cm deep. It comes in black or white, finished with a finely structured UV proof powder coating. It’s got a lightly grained feel and a deep matt look.

0 Designer: Beerd van Stokkum

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shame on you for not thinking about your toothbrush! It needs the perfect glam house for the 23 hours and 55 minutes that it spends alone…assuming you brush for 5 minutes straight. Something like the luxe Viktor Toothbrush Holders that are shiny and totally oomph, a strong departure from the plastic and ceramic ones I grew up with!

0 Designer: Hlynur V Atlason for Kontextür

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

Chompers on Laundry

Chompers on Laundry

If you’re the sort of person who has the opportunity and time to hang your laundry up to dry after you’re done washing it, you know how much fun it can be to get all of those clips out and hang up every little bit of your favorite threads. It’s time to make it MORE fun to do, now, here, with Crocodile Pegs! They’re plastic, so the rotting wood and rusting metal of traditional pegs wont mess with the cleanliness of your clothing any more. Come and gettum’ in 5 fluorescent colors in packs of 12 or 30!

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

Fish Tank of Eternal Life

Fish Tank of Eternal Life

Designer Rob Maslin would like us all to think of the following phrase while looking at his project (in this post) and while going about creating industrial designs for the rest of our conscious lives: There is no such thing as sustainable product, only the by-products of a sustainable system. To be sustainable, first we must establish a close-loop system and the carrying capacity, then the system must be managed and not over- or under-consumed.” Thusly Maslin presents an aquaponic project by the name of “Free Lunch.” It’s an office-based fishtank with a loop of production and two sources of food.

0 Designer: Rob Maslin

Teaset of Istanbul

Teaset of Istanbul

When I heard the title of this project “Morgenland” I immediately thought of “Zombieland,” but this is a much more relaxed situation. No zombies here, especially if this tea set does the caffeine trick. This teaset, or tea service, was inspired by a visit by the designer to Istanbul – Zitta Schnitt speaks of the magnificent mosques these lovely bits of porcelain are aiming to represent. Elements so delicate they’re only perceptible through hands-on experience, this set contains a teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, dessert plate, cup, and saucer.

0 Designer: Zitta Schnitt

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

“Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.”

This one line says it all….moreover the cute switches create the desired impact of reminding us to conserve. I guess this is another angle to Product Design: to be instinctive without being preachy!

0 Designers: Zhou Yide, Euphe Mo, Hang Zhou & Christine Liu

Sinking Tub! Really!

Sinking Tub! Really!

Expect your bath to sink or spill or whatever it is that comes to your mind! The idea behind the Shore Tub is to give you a complete spa experience, with massages and jets of water giving you the complete service. What makes the tub different from the herd is its unique elevation system. One end of it simply spills onto the floor so that people with restrictive movements need not “climb out”, but walk out of it. I’m sure it will help in avoiding nasty slips and falls! Plus the workings look do-able as well.

0 Designer: HeyTeam Collective with Teuco

Crystal Wrist

Crystal Wrist

Let me continue our legacy here on Yanko of presenting completely amazing, strange, and weird, with this “Retro-Futurism” timepiece from designer Carson Leong. It’s a digital timepiece that “celebrates the magical properties of fused fibre optics.” I couldn’t have said it more wonderful myself. The watch has its top glass (Sapphire crystal) replaced by fused fibre optic with 12 facets, each of the 12 representing one hour of the day. When turned off, the watch becomes a unique fashion accessory with a black gem (the optic) at the helm.

0 Designer: Carson Leong

Enjoyment in Heavy Times

Enjoyment in Heavy Times

When you’ve got a heavy time, a time when you’ve got any sort of situation and add a kid to it. Put a kid in any situation and you’ve got a complete emergency 100% of the time. So what do you need to do? You need to give that kid a toy. And since your entire life is an emergency because you’ve got a kid, you need an Emergency Toy. This is the “E-Toy” and it’s made for parents who are traveling with their small children on trains, buses or planes where only the hand luggage is allowed.

0 Designer: Ondřej Václavík

Interchangeable Lampshades

Interchangeable Lampshades

Take a peek at these lovely lamps designed by Sebastian Herkner. They’re known as “Bell Light” and they’ve got lampshades that can be changed back and forth between lamps, one each of copper, steel, and textile. Each of them is changeable to influence the atmosphere, temperature, and color of the light. Use them in many fabulous ways – this luminaire is inspired by spotlights and reflectors and looks swell hung from the ceiling or propped up on a stand like what’s shown in the gallery below. Especially nice if you’ve got a need for special directed light.

0 Designer: Sebastian Herkner