Big Open Love Bus

Big Open Love Bus

This right here is a bus made for everyone who is anyone. Everyone can ride this bus, no matter how they get around, no matter what they roll on. If they roll on a wheelchair, there’s room for at least two of them. If they ride a stroller (usually this is little kiddies), they’ve got four whole spaces open to them. If they ride fine legs but bad eyes, they’ve got bright contrast throughout the bus for ease of identification. Plus, there’s handles galore.

0 Designer: Ceren Bagatar

J-Shape USB with Super Display

J-Shape USB with Super Display

Ever picked that USB flash drive up and wondered, gee, I know I’ve got some super important stuff on here that I can’t get rid of yet, but I wonder if there’s enough space left for my new drunken bash photo collection? I wonder that all the time! About the space, not so much the drunken bash. But you never know! That’s what this design is all about! Check the percentage – or the MB! – or the name!

0 Designer: Sokolova Ekateryna

I Daresay... SNAP!

I Daresay… SNAP!

No foolies, this concept vehicle right here is called the “SNAP.” This is the first time I’ve seen a transport vehicle that not only offers single-person transportation, but also a multi-singular long-range option. What I mean is this is basically a three-wheel single passenger vehicle until it’s time to get on the train. Each SNAP vehicle is able to simply connect to the main SNAP train, one next to the other, offering private mass transit with ease!

0 Designer: Vít Bechynský

Lights In Parts Only

Lights In Parts Only

The LED EcoBulb is quite easygoing; it illuminates only those parts of the rooms as required. The bulb has six distinct sections to it, and via the remote control you can change the brightness and direction of the lights. The theory is that we use many bulbs and light sources in a room and most of the time they are unnecessary. This one bulb can be powerful enough to illuminate the entire room or segments which light-up required areas only. On paper this sounds good, but some may prefer Full Enlightenment to partial lighting.

0 Designer: Seokjae Rhee

All Up In A Cell

All Up In A Cell

Concept cars is what everybody needs in the future. You bet. This right here is a futuristic vision of the Audi cell car set up on independent axles and center turning drive shafts. All of the insides hidden in a fabulously eye-meltingly nice carbon body. Transport you and you loved ones around in style and safety. It’s a must.

0 Designer: David Polášek

Pratt Takes a Seat at IMM Cologne

Pratt Takes a Seat at IMM Cologne

Tips of the hat to Pratt! Getting a bunch of chairs into this renowned design fair is a big deal! Pratt is partnering with Folkwang Academy to exhibit chair designs at imm cologne! Cologne Germany will be glad to host this exhibition entitled “Take A Seat,” to take place January 19-24 2010. Here we’ve got a lovely preview of the pieces! Check em all out, then inspect them at the fair! See you in Germany!

0 Designer: Pratt Industrial Design Students

Refillable CMYK Spraycans

Refillable CMYK Spraycans

If you’re familiar with graffiti, you might have stood up close to a giant spraypaint masterpiece. Out in nature, right there in the scene of the “crime,” you’d see the real shame: the cans. Often when a painting is executed, the only way a street artist can escape scott-free is to leave their quickly emptied, no-good cans at the scene! Well, no more! Noone in their right mind would abandon a reusable can like this!

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim, Jin-ho Oh, Yong Lee & Woo-sik Kim

Furniture Made to Grow

Furniture Made to Grow

Inspired in part by the classic game “Jenga,” this furniture bit is made to be a seat for a toddler, a bigger chair for a kid growing up, and a multitude of helpful bits for life! Working with both simple birch plywood pieces and a large stainless steel structure for strength and growth. Is it a seat, or is it a bunch o’ shelves? It’s both!

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup

Sheets and Sheets

Sheets and Sheets

How many times a day do you look at your wash basin and think, gosh! It’d be super great if I could’ve gotten a lot nicer and more environmentally-sound wash basin up in here! How much do you want a basin based on sheets? Sheets are the future. This particular basin, designed by Sokolova Ekateryna and titled “Aqua Vita”, is just the basin you might very well need.

0 Designer: Sokolova Ekateryna

Yanko Claus: Planet Dog WOOF WOOF!

Yanko Claus: Planet Dog WOOF WOOF!

UPDATE: Congrats Elle!

Christmas may be over but we’re not going to forget about our four-legged friends. Thanks to Planet Dog, we’re gifting an awesome package of dog toys. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you love your doggie. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight and remember, we’re still gifting something away almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Planet Dog

This Floater's for the Eye

This Floater’s for the Eye

Sometimes you’re looking around and you get a speck of something in your eyeball sight line. It goes all over with your eye as you move your glazzies about! This is sort of like that, only it’s a cellphone. Designer Mac Funamizu totaled the amount of time he’s got his cellphone sitting on his desk for all to see to be 80% of his day. Lots of time for aesthetic beauty and interactive loveliness. This phone aims to please.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Designers on Golfbag

Designers on Golfbag

I always say it’s important for designers to attack everything. I mean you and me, designers, should not only choose a field to go into, but should also pay attention to and hope to improve on every little thing in their environment. And if you’re one of the folks like this designer, Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan, you might just enjoy yourself a game of golf! And right here is the Kuralkan improvement of the golf bag.

0 Designer: Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan

Best of Yanko Design 2009

Best of Yanko Design 2009

The year 2009 can be marked as one of the most defining years for Yanko Design and its community. The year can be re-capped with the Best of 2009, but on the same note it’s important to iterate our accomplishments. When the world was facing its worst global recession in decades, (including the design industry as a whole), YD on its part grew its outlook by innovating to stay ahead of the game. For a moment you can actually say that Innovation has been the theme symbolic to YD and this year’s best designs.