Yanko Claus: Win a BODUM BISTRO Flatbed Toaster!

Yanko Claus: Win a BODUM BISTRO Flatbed Toaster!

UPDATE: Congrats Benjamin!

Our friends at BODUM are gifting their new BISTRO Flatbed Toaster. Believe when I say this thing is awesome. To enter, fan their Facebook Page. Let them know why you love Bodum and tell them you’re from Yanko Design. Then copy and paste what you wrote here. That’s it! You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight and remember, we’re gifting something almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Bodum

Trash Knows Best!

Trash Knows Best!

Called the Trash Know, this dustbin is as elegant as practical. It features a unique way for incorporating the disposable liners into its form. Right at the bottom of the bin is this roll-dispenser holding the liners. You pull out one to line the bin with. After the trash has filled up, you simply tie a knot on the top and tear away the liner and pull up the next one. Think about a toilet roll, that’s the principle used here too! I simply love the demo video for it!

0 Designer: Tsai Cheng-Yu For Unique Art

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Fleksimus Camera features a flexible tube fitted with a lens on one end, while the other end hooks on to a compact viewfinder or 3” Color Display. It captures both still pictures and video; promising to take photography to a whole new level! Sporting a very minimal style, the unit features bare-minimum controls. Even tho specs are not given, I can only imagine how the flexible tube will allow me to take pictures from impossible angles.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev

Squeezable and Rechargeable Lantern

Squeezable and Rechargeable Lantern

The Küch Lantern is very similar to some other lanterns already in the market but one thing is does differently is you can squeeze its squeezable body to activate it. Otherwise you turn it on by spinning a rotary dial at the base. Speaking of which it charges with a dock. No details on how long the charge will hold or how long the light will last but isn’t this just perfect for those moonlit strolls?

0 Designer: Charles Jones

Yanko Claus: Win a Delta Pilar Touch Faucet!

Yanko Claus: Win a Delta Pilar Touch Faucet!

UPDATE: Congrats William!

I’m really excited about this one. Our friends at Delta want to gift their new touch sensitive Pilar Kitchen Faucet! ($300) Installation is required but it’s as easy as any faucet install. Just leave a comment about ways you save water. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight and remember, we’re gifting something almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Delta

Krank it on Up

Krank it on Up

So you’re working up high. I mean real high. I mean higher than the sky. OR just high enough so that a ladder can reach, but you’re nervous carrying up giant loads of tools with you walking up those safe yet perilous steps of death. You know what you need? a bucket tied to some string. But what if you’ve got a bigger load than a few pencils and a hammer? What you be needin’ is nothin less than a Krank.

0 Designer: Alex Matthews

Extend to Contend!

Extend to Contend!

Welcome to the future of furniture design, where to be static is to be left sitting still! Born of a desire to question contemporary furniture design, this project by Aïssa Logerot called “Extensions” addresses the concept of multipurpose use and the desire for durability and quality. Products in this Extensions project are made in a non-fixed state, made to become whatever they need to be as the situation in which they are in changes!

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Bamboo Fashioned Bam!

Bamboo Fashioned Bam!

BamTrike is a three-wheeler that goes with the fancy tag of being a Personal Mobility Vehicle. Besides sporting a really unique form, the most intriguing part of this concept is the usage of Bamboo as a building material. The choice stems from the fact that structurally, bamboo compares to fiberglass, in woven form. The rider of the vehicle gets to sit in a comfy reclined position and the side storage pockets are sufficient to carry your personals. As a recreational vehicle, it really looks neat!

0 Designer: Alexander Vittouris

Always Take The Stairs

Always Take The Stairs

Nothing works better than passive aggressiveness, for instance if you are weight-watching, in-your-face rude nagging always backfires, and you end up letting loose. On the other hand, a subtle, sub-conscious reminder may just do the trick. If I tell you to take the stairs, you may decline, but if you were to see an image of a slim person climbing floors, it would probably encourage you to do the same. This is the concept of the Health NUDGE “Elevator vs. Stairs”.

0 Designer: Sunghee Park

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

I don’t know why they are called the Light Recycler, but the job of this cute little stub is to enhance the small dots of power indicators that surround us. Tiny dots of lights are all around us…the power on our CPU, gadgets charger, cordless phone hub, etc. So you stick on the Light Recycler, which sorta enhances the mild dim to a catchy glow. Why? Just for the fun of it, Mood Lights, no apparent reason and please don’t look for one either!

0 Designers: Eunsung Park, Hansoon Jeong & Yoonsang Kim

Many Reasons To Smile And X-mas Delivery!

Many Reasons To Smile And X-mas Delivery!

The YD Store gives you many reasons to smile! For the moment there are some super artistic gifts ideas to choose from and they come with the vouch that they will be delivered by Christmas Day! The offer is valid for delivery within the United States, and since every minute is precious at this juncture, you better head to the options, Superfast!

0 Where: YD Store

Put A Brake In Your Shower

Put A Brake In Your Shower

There has been no dearth in designs that harp about water conservation, and adding to the list is the Shower Brake. This one suggests that we kinda allot ourselves a quota, and use that bit only. The water controller sucks in a designated amount of water (when pushed up) that is ideally sufficient for a shower. As the quota depletes, the visual stats of the controller descends at a constant rate, letting you know how much water you used over number of minutes. The time of the shower is directly proportional to the amount of water used.

0 Designers: Sang-in Lee & Dae hyun Kim

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

No idioms or preachy ideas here, just plain and simple Straw re-designing. Flatten the tube; roll it around a wheel like how you get those tape-gums. Use alternate cheaper materials and voilà you have the “Pluck Out The Straw”. The only thing useful I see form this design, is the smaller packaging of the product. How far will this go in cutting cost, or making a lifestyle difference is left to be seen.

0 Designer: Deok-geun Han