The Yanko Design Store

The Yanko Design Store

A source of inspiration, stepping stone in your design career or pure unadulterated addiction, Yanko Design holds a different perspective to each one of us in a significant way. If the theory of evolution was to be written with YD in mind, then the next logical step would be to open the Yanko Design Store. After all YD does showcase some of the best talents in the industry. Moreover, the YD Store is in sync with the integrity of the weblog: meaning a direct link between the Designer and the End Consumer.

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Turtle Wrench

Turtle Wrench

Bloody ol’ genius that’s what we’ve got here! It’s a new way to take off a tire. Stick with me here, this is really neat. You take this “Turtle Wrench,” right, and you attach it to your wheel: it connects to all of your wheel bolts at once. Now the wrench has four arms sticking out, one of them each a wrench that correlates with a bolt. You drive forward one full rotation, and as you push forward each wrench, it loosens a bolt.

0 Designer: Fabiano Pottes

360 Degrees of Green Pod Chariot

360 Degrees of Green Pod Chariot

Four wheels, chariot stance driving position, and no regrets. That’s what’s up. Alexei Mikhailov has a green pod of goodness here for us, the future-world city speedway single-person-transport. It’s called the VW Pholeum. It’s got an external wheel base which allows a 360 degree range (eliminating the antiquated parallel parking blue), fully immersed rubberized tires and independent spoke arrangements allowing for full bump absorption without the use of suspension. And more!? Yay!

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Protect Your Feet In Disaster

Protect Your Feet In Disaster

The Braun Post-Disaster Emergency Foot Protective Accessory is for the rescue workers who are there on scene of disasters like earthquakes. Due to the disturbed topography after such calamities, the feet of the rescue guys are most vulnerable and susceptible to injury and infection. Shards of glass, nails, debris etc. hamper the mission and walking over them always poses a threat. This handy contraption fits snugly over the shoe and protects the feet from accidental nips and cuts thanks to its sturdy structure.

0 Designer: Huang Zheng

Mighty Wine Tree

Mighty Wine Tree

Inspired by the mighty Sequoia, the Wine Tree by Kendall LeCompte is for the true wine connoisseur. Experts differ in opinion on how one should store wine but you can’t go wrong with this. Just look how elegant and compact it is. The smaller version holds 10 bottles and the bigger one takes 17. Not a wino? There’s a mini version too that holds 7 bottles.

0 Designer: Kendall LeCompte [ Buy It Here ]

Fixies Light Up!

Fixies Light Up!

Yay for buttons! I’m basically in love with anything that with a switch, click, or pull can activate a system or complete a circuit. Here we’ve got a bit of a bike attached to a pole which in turn is attached to a light and a lamp that activates upon the engaging of the brake. A very simple connection executed in a really elegant manner.

0 Designer: Christian Vivanco

Ultraviolet Baby Bottle

Ultraviolet Baby Bottle

Dubbed “Pureray” by its creators in reference to its completely amazing ultraviolet rays lamp at the base and amplification pipe up the center. Each bottle is stored with a cap which screws off the top, screws on the bottom, and provides ultraviolet light to disinfect any evil viruses or germs one baby formula on the rocks might have. Made for traveling.

0 Designers: Hwa-yong Shin & Hannah Kim

A New Look At The Carafe

A New Look At The Carafe

Venice is host to some of the most spectacular glass factories in the world. A place where exquisite mouth-blown pieces are created every single day. I found new respect for this industry when I visited one such factory and saw how they artistically breathe life and form into a blob of molten glass. Featured here is the Barbara Carafe Vase, a beautiful mouth-blown piece with modern sensibilities. A colored crystal ball doubles as a seal and a tactile magic ball to the carafe.

0 Designer: Nina Jobs [ Buy It Here ]

You Have Smartphones? Here's a Smartwatch

You Have Smartphones? Here’s a Smartwatch

Sleek and minimal? Check. Large screen? Check. Oodles of tech? Check, check and check! The E’llipse Traveler is a watch to end all watches. Why? Because it has a fancy processor and the latest algorithms in human-machine learning. Yes it learns you! It knows what you want and keeps you up to date. That’s not all. ZigBee and Bluetooth modules enable indoor localization, an impossible feat for GPS. The UI is based on widgets – one for every kind; time, weather, calendar and a custom API lets developers get creative.

0 Designers: Su Chew Lee & Paolo Di Prodi

Treats Come In Triplets

Treats Come In Triplets

Three for one, that’s how I look at the nifty Trinity Dish. The holidays are near so I’m all for anything that promises less prep and cleanup. They’re two much for these two little hands! The Trinity Dish unfolds into, count ‘em – one, two, three dishes offering guests bite sized goodies. Get real creative and use them for decor, say a beautiful candle display or maybe little storage containers for your home office.

0 Designer: Lisa Hilland [ Buy It Here ]

A Radio For Treehuggers

A Radio For Treehuggers

It’s a wooden log and a radio. That ain’t all folks. It’s also solar powered and if Mr. Sunshine isn’t happy that day, there’s a dynamo powered by your finger. I love the giant wooden rotary dials to change stations and volume. The old school retractable antenna nostalgically tugs at my heart too. Sure I have no idea what station I’m changing to but it looks like an ewok crafted it so I totally approve. BTW, 80% of the radio is oak. The rest are radio components. Treehuggers might like it… or will they hate it since it’s made from a tree? Hmmm

0 Designers: Solène Le Goff & Christophe Gouache

Everyday Socket Rings

Everyday Socket Rings

Welcome back for this day’s installment of the Everyday. Every single day you (or at least I) use a plug, or multiple plugs to activate the objects we use that require the power. The power of electricity. But how can the power of LOVE be attained? With a plug. In what’s more than just a simple gesture here, Anna Yu of Yu Yu Design presents the Plug and Socket Duo Ring – one male, one female.

0 Designer: Anna Yu of YU YU Design

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Nice name, huh? Actually the name is “Breeze Radio” but I thought it better to make it more technical to get you weird electricity connection lovers in here nice and interested. I recently discovered how easy it is to instal a light fixture. Exciting, huh? Knowing that, I find the concept of a wind based acoustic coupler radio pretty neat! Let’s get a better look at it!

0 Designer: Chiu Chi Hung