Angular Stiffness

Angular Stiffness

Due to the stiffening angles in this fabulous object, there is nothing included but the single flexible material. It is called TAKOOI, in all caps like that, TAKOOI, and it’s made of plastic/paper. The designer has been vague enough as to not reveal the SECRET behind the design, but perhaps you’re stealthy enough to figure that out.

0 Designer: Michael Sholk

Faucet Makes You Work For Water

Faucet Makes You Work For Water

You’re a water waster so designer Harvey Bewley devised a faucet called the Twist to makes you work for it. The tap is controlled by an aerator. To get water flowing you have to “twist” and crank it. Anytime people have to apply a little elbow grease to accomplish a task – they may think twice. That’s the whole point. Only use water when you REALLY need it. If that doesn’t destroy you water world dreams, there’s even a digital read-out. My favorite bit is the motion sensor that gives you just splash because sometimes that’s all you need.

0 Designer: Harvey Bewley

Such Pretty Moonstones

Such Pretty Moonstones

I’m in love with the Seoul Green Project called Luna Piedra which means moonstone in Spanish. These beautiful pebbles illuminate with embedded OLEDs. They replace traditional lighting setups which aren’t portable and waste a lot of energy. The Luna Piedra generates enough power by water currents using a very tiny nano generator. It doesn’t heat up and leaves no polluting effluents. I want one, NOW.

0 Designer: Yichun Chuang

No More Trippin Wires

No More Trippin Wires

The thing with extension cords is that they look ugly and the wires are a prime accident zones for tripping. There is nothing Elegant about them! Unless you’re looking at the “Post Line”, this one’s a gorgeous concept that makes full use of the circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material. Use it from point A (gadget) to point B (wall socket) by sticking it flat to the floor, and if it becomes less sticky and grimy, simply wipe it clean and its sticky flat extension cord tape again!

0 Designer: Chen Ju Wei

Yanko Claus: Win Autodesk SketchBook Pro!

Yanko Claus: Win Autodesk SketchBook Pro!

UPDATE: Congrats Peter!

Digital illustrators rejoice! Thanks to Autodesk, we’re gifting Sketchbook Pro ($100) to one lucky reader. Just share who your favorite illustrator is. A link to their work is appreciated. And remember to follow Autodesk on Twitter. You have until 11:59 PM PST Friday. Don’t forget. Yanko Claus is gifting something away almost everyday this month. Just check back!

0 Sponsor: Autodesk

Hallucinating Player Hovers

Hallucinating Player Hovers

The Melody Balloon is on its own trip, and by this I mean it flies, floats, hovers…whatever! While it’s on trip to la la land, the player stays grounded thanks to the earbuds fixed into your ears. Silly as this may sound to some, but children these days find no pleasure in the helium filled balloons, this Melody Balloon is more their types. Kinda like their RC planes, only this one’s flight and play are controlled via the finger ring that it comes with. Conventional folks may want to keep this rooted to the battery recharger.

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Managing Medicines

Managing Medicines

I once asked an aged uncle of mine, how come he got by without taking any medicines in his life. He smirked and told me his secret; he had a bad memory so he simply kneaded all his pills into the roti and ate it! Ok, the joke may be silly but the situation is real, forgetting to take your pills on time is a common problem amongst many elderly people. Hence the Medicine Management System for the Elderly makes perfect sense, it makes them independent. The system is interactive and the electronic pill boxes are super neat!

0 Designers: Ying-Chien Lin, Yue-Hua Li & Wei-Yin Su

Umbrella For Graffiti

Umbrella For Graffiti

Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling quite poetically brings out the relationship between an umbrella and the rain. Simple pleasures from the past that we have long forgotten; jumping into puddles or using a stick to draw in the sand! Her take is this Rain Brush Umbrella designed with a paint-brush (silicon) like tip, so that you can dip it into the nearest rain puddle and start drawing water graffiti on the sidewalk. A nice past-time if you’re waiting for a bus or something.

0 Designer: Liu Hsiang-Ling

One Super Simple Spoon

One Super Simple Spoon

Who loves to fold!? Everyone loves to fold. Fold your newspaper, go to the local Mexican restaurant and fold a taco, fold your pet rabbit, and now fold your spoon! Yes, that’s what’s going on here. This spoon right here is given to you flat. Your job is to fold it, fold it right into usefulness! And best of all, this lovely design can be imprinted onto basically anything: paper, plastic, metal, anything!

0 Designer: Michael Sholk

Clock in the Wall

Clock in the Wall

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about 3D posters. Hanging right off the wall, they are, comin right atcha! Well that’s what’s going on here too, to a degree. Designer by the name of Leo Yiu Chun Pong’s whipped up a nicely done concept and execution for a wall timepiece called the “Insert Clock.” I think you’ll find it tells time nicely in the strangest way.

0 Designer: Leo Yiu Chun Pong

Elegance in a Lego Light Fixture

Elegance in a Lego Light Fixture

One of the most popular build-your-own toys on earth is, and has been for years and years, Lego. Here at Yanko Design we’ve mentioned Lego a few times, but not any time recently have we had a post about something made almost exclusively OUT OF legos. Astounding! This lovely chandelier breaks that trend with incredible classiness for a kids toy made of plastic.

0 Designer: John Harrington

Get The Message?

Get The Message?

If you like something, it’s neat to endorse it in your day-to-day lives. Like when you go to Disneyland you buy Mickey stuff, likewise with this delightful set of Icon bags. They do nothing but carry your stuff in style! Bottom line we have a Windows range available, so let’s make the most of it: Message (Messenger Bag), My Photo (Camera Bag), Documents (Laptop Bag) & My Document (Laptop Bag)

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy it Here ]

YD On BBC

YD On BBC

Santa came early to the YD office, bearing the good news that we had been featured on BBC (largest broadcaster in the world)! Gushing at the news, we all hopped over to the Webscape feature hosted by Kate Russell. She captures the essence of Yanko Design being a design hub, and we have nothing but our readers and the wonderful designers whom we feature, to thank for this attention. So Thank You guys for showering us with so much affection. Check out the video, YD gets featured 1:11 minutes into the clip. Note how she’s covered some really recent posts.