This is No Imperial Lamp

This is No “Imperial” Lamp

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a lamp the last thing that comes to your mind when you think of the title “AT-AT Walker?” Me, for me, it does. It’s the last thing. But hold on here, wait, take a look at the lamp that goes with that title. It does bear a…very striking resemblance to the Star Wars dark side machine of death, does it not? Yes it does. And it’s a lamp! Who would have thought? It’s made by Life Goods for Ormond Editions to be a futuristic fantasy of luxury lighting.

0 Designer: Life Goods for Ormond Editions

Friday Giveaway: Win FOUR SETS Of GrowFrames by Trevor Elliott

Friday Giveaway: Win FOUR SETS Of GrowFrames by Trevor Elliott

In this digicam era there still exist old school folks who prefer photo albums and frames on the mantle place. Frames for pictures do have their own charm and no modern gizmo-digital frame can replace it. The GrowFrame are timeless handmade wooden frames with powerful hidden magnets inside, that allow you configure your own unique set. This Friday you stand a chance at winning FOUR SETS of GrowFrames (a set of 4 – 3×3 squares) for your cherished photographs. Details Inside.

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For The Love Of Steampunk

For The Love Of Steampunk

It’s tough keeping a track on futuristic iterations of computers, so backtracking into the forgotten era sometimes spring up surprises. This retro-steampunk gem is a customized work of art which uses lots of wood and a good measure of brass to get in the right effects. As the designers put it “These custom-made keyboards, framed monitors and computers are completely functional, but with a 19th century/ steampunk aesthetic.”

0 Designer: Old Time Computer

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