Lights Lead The Way

Lights Lead The Way

The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Yanko Claus: Win An ETON SOLARLINK!

Yanko Claus: Win An ETON SOLARLINK!

UPDATE: Congrats Devon!

Today along with our friends at ETON, we’re gifting a SOLARLINK FR360, American Red Cross edition! The Self-powered AM/FM/NOAA radio, flashlight and cell phone charger does it all. A portion of all sales goes to the American Red Cross hence the gorgeous red color. Just tell me what big plans you have for 2010. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight. We’re gifting something away everyday so check back!

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Forgot My Ruler

Forgot My Ruler

“Beg Borrow or Steal”, that’s what I used to get to hear from my class teacher when I used to forget to bring my pencil box to class. Like most diligent girls in school I used to carry a sharpner, eraser, pens, pencils, and ruler. God forbid if you forgot a ruler and had to draw some lines! Like we tend to carry extra pencils or pens, but never rulers! Well this Ruler Pen is a helpful answer. Too bad no one thought of this during my school days. Also there is no cure for being forgetful!

0 Designer: ShiKai Tseng

Ten Amazing Products Available At The Yanko Design Store

Ten Amazing Products Available At The Yanko Design Store

The common binding thread to this week’s Top Ten is that they are products available at the YD Store. Ten really awesome and cool tangible goods that can make you house proud or work easier and efficient. Come take a look with me at Ten Amazing Products Available At The Yanko Design Store.

0 Designers: Various

It’s Simply An Acoustic Robot!

It’s Simply An Acoustic Robot!

Unabashed, unashamed of his thought process, designer TAN Lun Cheak is bold enough to admit that his Acoustic Robot is nothing but a figment of his imagination. He does not take aid of technology to promote his design. He teases us with words like fantasy, imagination, playfulness – just like a favorite toy. Tell me, are we really slaves to justifications and explanations all the time? Can’t we for once let go and simply enjoy a transformed regular audio speaker?

0 Designer: TAN Lun Cheak

One Armed Orange Monster!

One Armed Orange Monster!

Hybrid! Its a hybrid! You can save a lot of gas money if you use this particular digging machine. It’s chock-full of the most modern simple things I’ve never seen implemented on a machine like this. A sliding counterweight, for example, what a fabulous idea! Sliding cabin – basically the same idea, again, why wasn’t this a feature for years now? And my favorite – independent articulation for the tracks. Excellent!

0 Designer: Doosan Infracore

Replacing the Backs of Chairs

Replacing the Backs of Chairs

What we’ve got here is a casual clothes rack that wonders why, since the body that the clothes are going to be on is all smooth surface and lumpy contents, why then, is the clothing hanger made to hold clothing flat? Well, probably to save space, right? Well heck, not every bit of clothing is meant to sit in a closet. Some articles are just so pretty they’ve gotta sit pretty on this “Lean” rack.

0 Designer: Dennis Cheng

84 Feet of Open Motor Yacht

84 Feet of Open Motor Yacht

Yacht! I have several. Take a look at the fabulous boat in black and white. This particular yacht’s inspired by mid-engine sports cars. I also have several of those. Also in black and white. This yacht’s midships, 2 foldable coamings, and humongous slideable solon doors create a fantastic view area, 2 skylights, salon lounge, and a bright master cabin. Cruzin.

0 Designer: Motion Code Blue

Flights of Fantasy Come Alive

Flights of Fantasy Come Alive

YD has been mauled many a times for featuring concept designs, but that didn’t stop us then and it won’t stop us now. We have served as a platform for many a young minds that dared to dream big…so big that now their flights of fantasies have come alive. Here’s a re-cap of three awesome designs that are now available at the YD Store: Aroma USB, Twist Together Lamp & Shrine Shoe Rack. If you loved them then, I’m sure you’d be happy to BUY them NOW!

0 Available: YD Store

Yanko Claus: Win Tsunami Glassworks Cell Bowls!

Yanko Claus: Win Tsunami Glassworks Cell Bowls!

UPDATE: Congrats Nick!

Win one-of-a-kind mouth blown glass pieces from our friends at Tsunami Glassworks. The artful duo Eva Milinkovic and Kriston Gene’s Cell Bowls offer dramatic splashes of color artfully wrapped in sensual, organic shapes.  The glass is stunning with larger pieces valued at over $400. Remember, we’re gifting something away almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Tsunami Glassworks

Exercising With Magnets and Dumbbells

Exercising With Magnets and Dumbbells

I like the Magnetic Dumbbells for two reasons: looks and properties. I don’t need to elaborate the looks part but here’s the info on the properties or functioning. The pair of dumbbells (North Pole {NP} charged) comes with a cradle and some South Pole (SP) pointer magnets. The idea is to add weight to the dumbbells by increasing the magnetic power of attraction between the SP pointers and the NP Dumbbells. Alas, the story gets complicated and….

0 Designers: Sang-Hoon Lee

Zoom Stop Fold Unfold Go Zoom!

Zoom Stop Fold Unfold Go Zoom!

So you’ve got to go in and out of a bunch of places today, all around teh town, and you know you’re not gonna be able to find a bike rack every time. But you gotta bike! So whatcha gon do? You gon get you a folding bike – and since you’re way into the color orange and fantastically innovative folding bike design, you set your eyeballs square upon the prize: the “Zoomla!”

0 Designer: Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Actually, from the looks of it, Crank It might be what you’re doing in between recording it and playing it. Check this thing right here out. It is a cellphone, but that’s the simplest of the things it does. It not only records music, it not only edits music, it not only plays that same music you just recorded and edited, it can do all this without accessing a separate computer.

0 Designer: Pilotfish