Bicycle Parking, Long Term

Bicycle Parking, Long Term

Sometimes “long term parking” is another way of saying “your bike got jacked” – not this time though, this is a much better deal. It’s a bike rack concept, but better than that, it’s a long term bike rack, including safe storage, WC, showers, and lounge. This is precisely what a city like Minneapolis is starving for.

0 Designer: Yinnon Lehrer

IZ It Cocktail Time

IZ It Cocktail Time

To understand Iz you need some background: the Turks love this drink called Ayran or Airan, which is blended yogurt and water. They make it in a special kind of way, and as poetic as it may seem, using the Iz leaves a flower pattern on the user’s palm. The steel body of the cocktail maker is complimented with a blue intricate-pattern elastomer seal.

0 Designers: Ahmet Bektes, İrem Celik & Koray Gelmez

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

Foodle Is Oodles Of Fun

The innovative factor about the Foodle is that it brings oodles of fun to doodling on the dinner table. The set consists of fork, knife and spoon heads that fit snugly over color pencils, and a pad of paper placemats that double up as a doodle board. I’ve seen placemats as puzzle games in family restaurants, but the Foodle goes a step ahead to include a creative cutlery design to make a complete package deal. Good enough for the home and the next door diner as well.

0 Designer: Peter Dalton

Raking Up Some Fun

Raking Up Some Fun

Fall’s almost here and the lawn looks pretty dandy with all the leaves falling. I don’t break a sweat coz it’s not my part of the chores, but I do feel for my husband who has to do all the raking. Here’s where concepts like Power Rake can come handy. Unlike the traditional comb-n-handle ones, this one features a conveyer belt system with well-spaced teeth and a sack to catch the booty. Powered by the kinetic motion of the front wheel, the rake glides over the grass and devours all the mess.

0 Designer: Rury Vizcarra

Every Skyscraper Capped with Grass

Every Skyscraper Capped with Grass

Design group Kalomix, from Hong Kong, have come up with a rather green concept, if you will. It’s grass. It’s so green, it’s got it in the name: “Green Puzzle.” The Green Puzzle is currently being displayed at Ecopelago in Hong Kong (stop by if you’re into that sort of thing.) And it’s just a feel-good between-the-toes kind of concept. Solar panels that are made to appear and feel like grass, in the shape of grass, to be planted on the ground in the dirt surrounded by grass. It’s camouflage solar energy!

0 Designer: Kalomix

The Future of... Tractors?

The Future of… Tractors?

You been Yanko-readin’ long? If ye have, you know that we don’t get very many farm-machinery-related projects just poppin up on the regular here around the Yanko offices. But lo! Here one doth roll! It’s a future tractor. Made to not just look futuristic but to ACT like it too, this lovely bit of corn harvesting metal and wheels is a progressive little number!

0 Designer: Vipin George

Friday Giveaway: $135 Wooly Marmot - Jensen Kimmitt's Signature Yoyo

Friday Giveaway: $135 Wooly Marmot – Jensen Kimmitt’s Signature Yoyo

Winners: $135 Wooly Marmot Yoyo goes to “Lace” by George $68 Campfire Yoyo goes to “The JAWS Gondola” by Ian

The Caribou Lodge YoyoWorks is gladly sponsoring a $135 Wooly Marmot Yoyo for you and apparently it’s Jensen Kimmitt’s Signature Yoyo!! The Jensen Kimmitt, who recently won a contest in Japan, called the 44 Clash. To win this cool prize all you need to do is WATCH the awesome Jensen do his tricks on a Caribou Lodge Yoyo and tell us: If you were to name your own yoyo trick, what would you call it?

Sun Shine And A Curtain

Sun Shine And A Curtain

The practical application of Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System is quite simple. You hang up the cool looking Solar Curtain on your window, and keep the battery-pack hooked to the base. It soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish your gadgets at night. Hook up your stuff via the USB port and you’re done for the night. Me really , really likes this!

0 Designer: Ming-Ching Hsueh

Illy Stays Chilly

Illy Stays Chilly

Drinking an espresso has never become more and more enjoyable as time goes on for you, has it? The first, second, and third sips are always the best because eventually your ice cubes melt. Then there is the dreaded: diluted drink! But wow have I got a doozy to be showing you. You know it’s the icecube’s fault that the drink got all watery. So it’s time to change the icecube. Presenting the espresso ice machine for Illy brand! Oh so lovely.

0 Designer: Chapps Malina in collaboration with Fahrenheit 212

Goodness Of Laser Lights On A Watch

Goodness Of Laser Lights On A Watch

I officially declare it the era of weird, whacky and un-conventional watches! Why else do think the Invisible Shot Laser Watch is here. Face of it, it’s a normal bracelet lookin thang, but press a discreet button and a laser light reflects the time on your wrist. Certainly for the night-club-hopping-teeny-boppers, who love their laser pointers.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

A must-have on any designer’s desk is his marker pen; the more, the merrier! Getting high-tech about the colors and tools is this Braun Markerfool Marker Pen. It’s been designed especially to provide a variety of colors from just a single pen. Kinda like a miniature inkjet printer, that has a touch screen so that you can mix in the CMYK colors and use them. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black! Altho not elaborated, it claims to be an eco-friendly concept, I assume it’s coz you’ll need a lot less pens. Just this one!

0 Designer: Hai-Ling Zhong

Free Me, Oh My Green Table!

Free Me, Oh My Green Table!

Look at this lovely table you see here, then let me introduce you to the plants it’s got growing on it. Tillandsias, also known as Air Plants grow without soil, feeding instead on the moisture it finds in the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter). These plants rely on a host structure for support, but don’t worry, the table wasn’t alive to begin with.*

0 Designer: Devon Mingling Wang

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curiosity Killed The Cat

If you see the Touch Intrigue on the road, wouldn’t you be tempted to just pass by and run hands on it? Intrigue, curiosity and our urge to touch, all culminate into this experimental “Touch Powered By Intrigue Concept.” A working prototype placed in a busy mall and sidewalk proved that people subconsciously are curious, and this often leads to physical interaction. These weed inspired protrusions harness energy from the touch via the use of piezo-ceramic cores molded within the stems of the product.

0 Designer: Peter Dalton