Do Not Shake Vase

Do Not Shake Vase

We’ve had our share of vase concepts here on Yanko Design, and this is definitely one of them. It’s strikingly similar to a previous “framed vase” design we published some months ago, but it’s unique in it’s shape and execution. The line holding the frame is a wire, the wire bone’s connected to the light bone, and the light shines on the plant. Super cute.

0 Designer: Hwajin Jung

Audi Avatar Supercar

Audi Avatar Supercar

This is the car that, as the designer describes, is the car and the embodiment of fun that rightfully belongs to the “computer generation.” Am I a part of that generation? I hope so. Computers seem pretty cool to me. This Audi is called the “Avatar” and it’s a futuristic fantasy. Can you see the wheels? They’re there! I don’t know how they turn, but they’re there!

0 Designer: Edwin Conan (Yi Yuan)

When Colors Speak For Kids

When Colors Speak For Kids

Feelor Touch the Color is a color pencil set that comes with a specialized character-form on the head. It’s intended as a teaching aid for blind, preschool children, who are able to grasp concepts of shapes better than mere words or Braille. For example, if they are to color their page a particular color say red; they pull out a pencil with the head shaped as an apple, because apples are red. Likewise a chic stands for yellow, clover for green, and so on…

0 Designer: Noh Ji Hun

Gorgeous Helen

Gorgeous Helen

Helen is Gorgeous and who am I to dispute that! Whoever said women are jealous of each other and can never praise each other’s beauty…..ermmm was right! The only reason why I praise Gorgeous Helen is coz she’s not an actual person, but a set of lampshades for your wine glasses. Wicked me! Anyway, this creative piece of parchment shade comes in 3 different styles: illuminating imprints of pleats, pearls and fringes.

0 Designers: Anke Rabba & Katrin Kuchenbecker for Dekoop [ Buy it Here ]

Eco Friendly Aston Martin Volare Concept

Eco Friendly Aston Martin Volare Concept

The transition to more eco-friendly vehicles is relatively easy for mass volume vehicles but what about luxury manufacturers? How can they maintain their luxe and driving appeal while embracing the new “green”? The Aston Martin Volare proposes an easy fix by adopting fuel cells. The stacks are located in the front while the tanks are stored in the rear above the car’s axle – perfect weight distribution.

0 Designer: James Trim

No Need To Unplug

No Need To Unplug

Keep getting to slammed for not switching off the mains or unplugging your gadgets? It’s not that people are reckless or unconcerned about the environment, but sometimes simple and easy things like this becomes too much of an effort. So should we mop around for allowing Stand-By Power to contribute to almost 11% of our monthly electricity bill? No ways, we should endorse cool innovations like the “Power Socket SWITCH” and live happily ever after!

0 Designer: Yong-jin Kim

Gadget Friendly Hotel End Tables

Gadget Friendly Hotel End Tables

I’m loving these End Table Charging stations by designer Spencer Schimel. It makes total sense. Travelers usually come equipped with loads of power hungry doodads and trying to find a plug to charge them all is a hassle. These tables have built in induction charging plates to juice up any portable device with a lithium ion battery. They even come with a cool touchscreen clock. Meh, I could do without it. I just want the table.

0 Designer: Spencer Schimel

Sounds from Behind

Sounds from Behind

This is the strangest audio device I believe I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s just bizarre. It’s called the “Asspeaker” and it’s probably not for your average home. The main unit is the subwoofer and the control station. The smaller units are speakers and connect to the controller through bluetooth technology, they work as single cheek units and can be connected to store as one small butt. To activate the unit, one must tap the unit.

0 Designers: Younes Daneshvar and Javad Yazdani

Ball Pit Ball Chair

Ball Pit Ball Chair

Is that… yes! It is a ball pit from one of those children’s theme restaurants like Chuck-E-Cheese … made into a chair! Wonderous. It’s called the “Gumball,” designed by Alberto Brogliato, and made of a soft rotomoulded plastic. Inside the plastic outer is a thousand small plastic colorful balls. I should hope that every chair has exactly one thousand balls in it. Yes. Precisely.

0 Designer: Alberto Brogliato

 Signs In The Dark

Signs In The Dark

The idea of a lit-up handrail for public places is not quite new, but adding the features of an e-paper display with laser-engraving tech is unique. The Light Handrail is just this concept, with e-paper displays lined at appropriate distances. Usage scenario includes doling out advertisements, mock-up scenes or useful information like how to find the nearest exit during an emergency. In auditoriums and dimly-lit places, this hand-rail can be an added attraction, like the exotic flower one greeting the visitors!

0 Designers: Zhi-Jie Liu & Si-Jie Wang

Welcome to 55 Blair Road

Welcome to 55 Blair Road

A terrace house done in a Heritage Art Deco style, with light open plan living and a nice balance betweeen nature and contemporary living. Fresh. To me, the best part about this house is that it’s a renovation. We’ve got no “before” pics here, but I doubt it compared at all to this magnificent living space. After that it’s gotta be the gigantic light space dividing the two sections of the house, wrapped in aluminum wall cladding absolutely pouring light into the entire abode. Just lovely.

0 Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango, Camilo Pelaez

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner Number# 2

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner Number# 2

Greetings, and it’s time to announce the winner of the YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner Number# 2! Hurray! Cherry times for Chris Coleman! For the rest of you…there are still THREE MORE 10% Lifetime Discount on the Yanko Design Store to be won. Hurry and get the going here, before it’s too late!

Recycle Origami

Recycle Origami

Imagine putting all your unwanted trash papers into this recycle bin, and it spits out a trendy trash bin or stool made out of that same discarded paper. Call it Origami magic or Paper Mache wonders, but I think it’s an awesome game plan. The paper dumped into the Waste Paper Recycle Trash Bin gets mixed with “668 polyvinyl alcohol environment cement”, and is compressed into the trash-bin form.

0 Designer: Qianqian Tao