Keep on Peddlin

Keep on Peddlin

It was the great philosopher Tupac Amaru Shakur who once noted the beauty of a rose growing up from between the cracks in the concrete of an urban sidewalk. Even though it might be in a place where it shouldn’t be, it makes the person who experiences it love it for what it went through to get there. It makes the experience of seeing that rose more fantastic and unreal than it’d be seeing it in a garden, by a whole lot, even! That’s what these fabulous benches are about. The fantastical nature of human creation.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

How to Manage your Creative Work and Intellectual Property Online

How to Manage your Creative Work and Intellectual Property Online

It is with a hard heart that I write this post today. It has come to our attention that a design, The Pocket Light by Hyun Jin Yoon & Eun Hak Lee (Ryan Harc), was stolen, produced and sold unlicensed under another brand. The team at Yanko Design does not condone such activities and urge all readers to boycott any pocket light they may encounter. If you recollect, this light-design had gone viral on the net and had garnered much attention from the online community in 2008.

0 Editorial: Brian Ling

Soap With No Suds

Soap With No Suds

And you won’t even complain! Because this is Soap Light, a portable lamp serenading as a bar of soap! Fantastic! It comes with this charger base, predictably fashioned as a soap dish and once fully charged you can place the bar wherever you fancy. Using the touch interface you can switch it on-off but to dim or brighten the light, you need to rub the bar. I can picture elegant bars all over my room.

0 Designers: Jieun Kim & Jiyeon Ahn of LUCA 12:00

Noise Is Cool For Power

Noise Is Cool For Power

One of the places that suffers due to the decibels is the airport runway. Aircrafts really make some mean sounds, and the question is, should we let the expended energy go waste? Nope, we should not and therefore designer Hung-Uei Jou has designed the Green Noise, a device that traps & converts the sound energy to electricity for the runway lights. It features a conical speaker-form to endure the elements and the modular structure stands on a tripod base for easy maintenance. Neat idea, only if we could get some tech-specs to it.

0 Designer: Hung-Uei Jou

Green Shower, No Grime

Green Shower, No Grime

It’s not called “Green” for the amount of green it gets rid of in your shower, but for the niceness it inflicts upon the environment. This “Green Shower” by Rami Tareef takes into account the amount the potential liters and liters of water wasted by showers and fixes it with this design using two very simple modifications.

0 Designer: Rami Tareef

Tracks on Train Tracks

Tracks on Train Tracks

Oh my goodness this is cute. The design you’re about to experience is called “Original Sound Track” and it’s basically a sound box flipped inside out and turned into a train on tracks. Set up your tracks, which have pins in them in just the right places, wind up your train car and set it on the tracks, and wowie! You’ve got your own little sound compilation! Made for kids, but who am I to say you adult figures can’t have one for yourself.

0 Designer: Ricardo Seola

Not a Bit Prickly

Not a Bit Prickly

Just what you’d love to put your back on and rest up a bit. This is the type of furniture you’ve got if you’re awesome. Look at it! It’s a gal-darn porcupine on it’s side! On it you can sit! On it you can lie. It’s completely adaptable, and not recommended for cats. Unless you’ve got one of those hairless cats. But that’s neither here not there! Take a look at this chair!

0 Designer: Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamor Duarte

Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

We know the drill about keeping our beaches clean, but most often the problem is that we have these stationary bins placed few and far between. And people being people, may suddenly decide to populate a secluded section of the beach, where no bins are handy. Solution: Dustbin 4 Beach. It’s this streamlined bin that can be pitched into the sand and is portable. The tapered base digs deep into the sand for stability. Line them with disposable bags and place them where the public is today!

0 Designers: Ji-in Byun, Cho Jung Seok & Oh Seul Ki

A New Experience for Frequents

A New Experience for Frequents

And when I say Frequents you know I mean frequent fliers. People who make it their business to fly around the nation or around the world to do business, people who’ve got to move their body and their mind from flight to flight. The current layover situation for these people in most places in the world is just not that great. Designer Roger Kellenberger hopes to remedy that in a big, circular way.

0 Designer: Roger Kellenberger

What is that, a Curling Iron?

What is that, a Curling Iron?

Nay! It’s a battery charger. More importantly its a jump rope. Just fill the handles up with some rechargeable batteries, close the caps, click the button to show what you want it to show on the screen, and get to jumpin! The batteries are in the handles for two reasons: to power the screen that shows how long you’ve been jumping, and to get all pumped up! Jump and pump, pump and jump.

0 Designer: Jooyong Kim and Sungkyung Kim

Decision Before Opening

Decision Before Opening

Let me let you in on a little quote from a comedian I know: “OK you stand here. I’ll get the camera, and I’ll take a picture of the inside of the fridge and get it developed. When I come back, I’ll tape it to the frige on the outside so you’ll know what’s in there, and then you can know what you want before you get in. How’s that.” – Bill Cosby (1982.) Little did Cosby know that only about 30 years later there’d be a real solution to this problem.

0 Designer: Yoon jung Kim and Jong rok Lee

All In One Loo With A Reason

All In One Loo With A Reason

The Home Core concept integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. However, this is not the central theme for this all-in-one-loo. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can choose to store the currently used water or allow it to drain off. (The stored water is meant for flushing the pot) Also, the water pressure from the tap can be moderated to four different levels, giving you the satisfaction of conserving some resource.

0 Designer: Dang Jingwei

Smart Dispenser

Smart Dispenser

Very basic and minimum, that’s the Eco-pump Refill Dispenser for you. It’s just an outer shell, with a nozzle and pipe that can fit over refill pouches directly. So this means you don’t have to spill the refill pouch contents into a bottle…you know the drill. Result? Minimal wastage, once you’re through with the refill pouch, screw in another. Just for an added effect, the pump has tiny Braille engravings so that shampoo and soap bottles can be differentiated, even with shampoo suds in your eyes.

0 Designers: Bang Ki Ryoul & Junga Kim