Go Around The Buttons

Go Around The Buttons

Merry go round the buttons I tell ya! Dang the button area around your starched shirt is tough to crease-out. Some irons do have indents on the side, allowing you to kinda skim around the sweet spot, but it ain’t got a Full U like the “U-Button Iron”. Hit the special button the iron and voilà! The tip retracts to reveal a U that slides under the button to give you a fully ironed shirt.

0 Designers: Jun-kyo Lee & Jin-young Yoon

Luxurious Napkins

Luxurious Napkins

They need luxurious napkin holders. And of course, as always, Yanko Design comes through for you on that. The “Lecygne” is designed to complete the triad- luxurious dresses, luxurious people, and luxurious napkin holders. This napkin holder holds the napkin the way a lover holds their mate, becoming one with the napkin, embracing it. Made of pure beautiful silver, perfect and graceful.

0 Designer: Kim Katinis

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Ever wonder what real impact organized religion has had on furniture design? Me too! I wonder that every day! Designer Guy Keulemans wonders that, and he’s doing something about it! Researching the ethnography of online atheist groups in addition to a historical analysis of the influence of religion on aesthetics, he set out to create a bit of furniture that inverts aesthetic function.

0 Designer: Guy Keulemans

Crazy Cutlery With Identity Crisis

Crazy Cutlery With Identity Crisis

Does the Chopork have an identity crisis? Like would you classify it as a fork or a chopstick or both? Nah! I wouldn’t bother much about the functionality of two sticks turning from a fork to chopsticks. I’d be worried about branding it as Chopork; sounds more like chop-the-pork! Got any better name suggestions?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Elaborate Kitchens Really Need to Be Smart Dressed

Elaborate Kitchens Really Need to Be Smart Dressed

Must it always have to be about kitchens with lack of space? Can’t we for once focus on showing off smart products on counter-tops or wall mounted goodies! I vote for a change in perspective and say that stuff like the SmartSpace Dry Food Dispenser be on the forefront. It’s good to hold pastas, breakfast cereals, pulses etc, plus you can let your creativity get the better of you and fill it up in a very decorative way with color-coordinated dry snacks and beans.

0 Designer: Zevro [ Buy Wall Mounted or Counter Top ]

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

Three Down Two To Go! That’s the score for the YD Store Scavenger Hunt. Those of you joining in late for the show, no worries, you can still get a hold of the 10% Lifetime Discount Coupon for the YD Store. All you got to do is follow the instructions here, and leave the rest to luck! BTW Congratulations and a round of applause for Sharon Ychie who is YD Store Scavenger Hunt Winner# 3

0 Winner: Sharon Ychie

Twist And Trash The Can

Twist And Trash The Can

There are two things make the NNew Can stand out; one it has a deliberate spiral shape and two its opening-clip has an uplifted indent. The reason for the spiral shape is obvious, it makes it easier for you to twist and crush the can with hand and dump it into the trashcan. And the reason for the indent in the clip is so that you can open the can easily without chipping a nail. I endorse the second reason wholeheartedly coz I always manage to clip mine while opening my soda-can!

0 Designers: Jiwoon Park & Kwenyoung Choi

Moisture Collectors

Moisture Collectors

Inspired by the Giving Tree, this project called the “Savior Bud” latches on to trees (one of Earth’s most generous living things) and uses it’s natural recycling processes to obtain water. In a simple process which basically involves collecting the moisture from the leaves and emptying it out into containers, the Savior Bud takes one more step toward acceptable living conditions in Africa.

0 Designers: Kim Hyo Jin and Seol Ah Sun

Straw Sneakers

Straw Sneakers

In this project, designer HoDong Sung took on the task of redesigning a two thousand year old shoe. A shoe design, I should say, not a old rotten shoe. The Bio Mituri is the 2009 re-design of the traditional Mituri straw shoe from Korea. Reducing pollution and increasing style points at the same time! Enjoy this and Sung’s fantastic industrial design travels and shoe-history in real sneaker comfort!

0 Designer: HoDong SUNG

Crystal To Open Doors

Crystal To Open Doors

The Open-Me is a fancy crystal ring that doubles up as a security agent. Besides looking like a hip piece of jewelry, the geometric cut of the crystal is the key to opening your doors. A 3-D scanner embedded in the door lock scans the facets of crystal, and pops open only after authenticating the cut. Only probs is that in a fit of rage, if you ever smash that crystal, you’d be locked out forever!

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane

Story Of The 90 Degree Charge

Story Of The 90 Degree Charge

Plug on your gadget and hit the switch on…gadget recharges but you switch it off at your convenience; Waste of electricity. Let’s change this scene a bit, plug into the 90 Degree Charger, and rotate the plug manually to complete the electric circuit, like you do with a timer. When the gadget gets tanked up, the plug-point rotates back to the normal position, breaking off the circuit, thus saving on electricity. All eco-freaks are Happy! And So am I!

0 Designers: Jie Zhang & He-Peng Wei

My Happy Office Beer

My Happy Office Beer

It doesn’t hurt to fantasize about guzzling chilled beer while working in office, except most offices don’t have refrigerators (or beer-guzzling policies), and even if they did, you couldn’t trust anyone not downing your can! So how about this personalized locker-style Flip Stacking Personal Fridge for the Office? It’s the sort of mini-fridge (for each employee) that you can stack a-top of each other. Its’ unique L-Shape makes it easy to stack and it uses Thermoelectric technology allowing it to work in any orientation, even upside-down!

0 Designer: Spencer Schimel

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