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.

Sticky Phone

Sticky Phone

The concept behind the Sticker Phone is quite simple; most of us tend to place our mobile phone near windows for better signal reception. So this concept takes it a step further by adding a solar panel to the back of the phone and giving it a slight arch so that it can stick (via suction) to the window glass for some sunshine. The phone is made with polysiloxane (silicone) and can be made feasible if some tries it.

0 Designer: Liu Hsiang-Ling

Creative Music Interaction

Creative Music Interaction

Touchtable is a PMP that is interactive and intuitive. It features a large controller wheel that surrounds the screen and performs just like a turntable. It’s even sensitive to touch and pressure and when you use it in combo with the surrounding function buttons, it facilitates absolute user control over a track, through precise position, timing and pitch manipulation.

0 Designer: Thomas Mascall

In the Air, Taste the Taste

In the Air, Taste the Taste

Say hello to “Vino Arielle,” a wonderfully simple wine aerator made for the accentuation of all wines. It’s a lovely black and transparent object you can easily use, clean, and store just like a cup. Made by those who love to taste their wine, smell their wine, experience their wine. But that’s not to say it’s for expensive wine purchasers – the Vino Arielle does not discriminate.

0 Designer: LCMS Consulting [ Buy It Here ]

Rip Your Environment Apart

Rip Your Environment Apart

Augmented reality! That’s what we’re dealing with here. This right here is the “Scout – Portable Pedestrian Navigation Device” and it’s intended to be used by people traveling about, connecting then with local knowledge, wisdom, and GPS information to guide them. It’s a digital compass is what it is. It encourages “uninhibited exploration, discovery, documentation, and sharing.”

0 Designer: Matt Marrocco

A Hundred and Fifty Glasses

A Hundred and Fifty Glasses

How much wine and water can one fellow drink? 150+1 to be exact. This chandelier’s name is “Cut Glasses” and was designed and constructed by one John Harrington. I think you’ll find this to be quite the lovely headpiece for any fabulous room, and no less breakable than any other mass of glass you’re bound to have up there. These glasses aren’t made for drinking liquids out of though, only to drink in the light and turn the light on it’s top, bottom, and side.

0 Designer: John Harrington

Yanko Claus: Win A Linksys Wireless-N Router!

Yanko Claus: Win A Linksys Wireless-N Router!

UPDATE: Congrats Solomon!

It’s only one of the sexiest wireless routers ever made and from a company known for quality and performance. Guess what? Thanks to our friends at Linksys we’re gifting one away. To enter, tell me what this holiday season means to you. Then follow Linksys on Twitter and become their Facebook fan. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight. We’re giving away an awesome gift almost everyday this month! Just check back.

0 Sponsor: Linksys by Cisco

Keep That Baby Swaddled

Keep That Baby Swaddled

So you’ve got a new baby, right? What are you going to do?! I don’t know! You might be in trouble! But you’ve got to buckle down. You’re a parent now. You’d better put that child in a buggy. You’d better put that baby in the “Smart Baby Case.” It’s kind of like a Matrix robot nanny pod sort of thing.

0 Designer: Pouyan Mokhtarani

Mine Sniffer

Mine Sniffer

M-SEEK aims to make demining safer and quicker. The lightweight device uses an electro-chemical sensor to sniff out the bad stuff. Miners no longer need to wander aimlessly since it’s designed to strategically specify zones of high danger. The designer spent many a day working with real deminers to figure out what needed to improve. The end result is a tool and system that not only saves lives but also money which could potentially mean more deminers hired to rapidly demine an area.

0 Designer: Arsen Stjepanovic

Yanko Claus: Win a Yamaha PDX-60BL Speaker Dock!

Yanko Claus: Win a Yamaha PDX-60BL Speaker Dock!

UPDATE: Congrats Ben!

How bad do you want the Yamaha PDX-60BL Speaker Dock ($299)? Tell me by leaving a comment and becoming their Facebook Fan by clicking the link below. You have until 11:59 PM PST to tell me why you deserve this awesome speaker dock from our friends at Yamaha. We’re giving away an awesome gift almost everyday this month! Just check back.

0 Sponsor: Yamaha

Non Sexual Squeeze

Non Sexual Squeeze

It surprises me to know that we got some prudes in the house, who took offense to the sexy banter on the Perfect Screw. So this time I figured I’d keep the obvious sexual innuendos out of the Perfect Squeeze. Orangin Citrus Squeezer! Straight and simple: this is a citrus squeezer that works more like a crank-me-up thang, similar to what you saw on a battery and a light before. Is this decent enough for you?

0 Designer: Jaren Goh