Novanta Desk Revisited

Novanta Desk Revisited

What is Yanko Design? Why do you visit it? Why do I write here? Endless questions….but the answer’s always the same. YD is a place where people come to get inspired, a place that showcases innovation and the wonders of human creativity in the best possible way. If this Novanta Desk invokes déjà vu, then its coz we are showcasing it again!

0 Designer: Luke Riggall

Designer Mentoring Program

Designer Mentoring Program

Have you ever wondered if your portfolio was good enough? Concerned if you were making the right decision on the job offer? What about getting the right technical design skills for the job?

Your deepest and darkest questions on design, that you were afraid to ask, can now finally be answered!

0 Apply: Design Sojourn

Icy Auto Fantasy

Icy Auto Fantasy

The muscle of the future is made of clouds. Clouds and sharp edges. Shawn Deutchman presents this concept car, the “Cerulian;” a pillow fantasy on the inside, protection on the outside. It seems to take those two simple concepts, comfort and protection, very basic elements of all modern autos, and takes them to a strange extreme. The Cerulian is based on 1970′s muscle cars, virtual reality, and the selling of the founding principal of the proposed manufacturer of the car; Opel: to build and sell dreams.

0 Designer: Shawn Deutchman

Indestructible Sunglasses

Indestructible Sunglasses

Don’t mistake the “Fisk” for some pair of pimp glasses. These aren’t flashy. They aren’t gonna make eyes explode with envy. They’re gonna fit perfect and they’re gonna last. Whatchu watchu want? The first of two major features is the Global Fit adjustable nose bridge. Soft low porosity silicone over structural nylon adjustable to your strange nose. Then there’s the Ratchet Hinge. The hinge is made of surgical stainless steel and built with a Metal Injection Molding process for unbreakableness. Not to be left on your dashboard.

0 Designer: Jeff Sand

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Constrains like limited space and behavioral changes like cooking while entertaining have dictated the transition from monstrous-sized kitchens to neat compact kitchenettes and open modular concepts. Adopting these changes, Electrolux brings to us to two unique concepts. The Rendez-vous interactive table is a cook-top that allows you to do jiffy cooking and entertain at the same time. The Volare, akin to the Lounge Bar, is a wall mounted appliance that’s nothing short of an artistic kitchen! Check out the details after the jump.

0 Designer: Electrolux Global Design

The Top 10 Mistakes Inventors Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Inventors Make

In working with numerous inventors and designers over the years, I’m surprised to see how many make the same errors. So from that perspective I’ve created a list of those mistakes and how to avoid them.

0 Author: Phil Baker [ From Concept To Consumer ]

Vegan Leather? Matt & Nat Archive Bag Review

Vegan Leather? Matt & Nat Archive Bag Review

In my never ending quest for the perfect laptop bag, I stumbled across a French Canadian company called Matt & Nat who have an entire line of soft goods but it was their Archive bag that caught my eye. It’s all vegan leather which is an oxymoron so just think of it as faux leather – really good faux leather. Hit the jump for me review.

0 Designer: Matt & Nat (Buy It Here)

World Moving Ideas in Calendar Form

World Moving Ideas in Calendar Form

The many ordinary objects in our lives owe their existence to some very well known, and some not so well known, inventions. To celebrate those great ideas, the 2009 Pershing Calendar called World Moving Ideas presents 12 objects with calendars on them. Each object represents a month and some are fully functioning – everything from an iPod which is a distant relative of the phonograph, to magnets which owe their existence to the refrigerator invented in 1748. Want one? It’s limited edition so good luck!

0 Designer: Manuel Dall\'Olio

Park It, Mister

Park It, Mister

Paving paradise for a place to sit. That’s what’s going on here. A project from Springtime that saves a seat for your own booty in a play on the culture-cemented idea of a parking space. Part of a design competition that aimed to give a parking space back to the public. “Person Parking” seems to be made for a low-traffic area in a strip mall district, don’t you think?

0 Designer: Springtime

Urban Beehive

Urban Beehive

Get your stingers out for the “Bikube;” it’s a beehive for modern city dwellers who want to help fix the decreasing bee population. The designer of this project, Adam Weaver, attacks the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) problem head-on with this stylish box. It’s a beehive. You attach it to your outside wall. Bees live in it! And you could probably paint flames on it if you wanted to!

0 Designer: Adam Weaver

Simply a Bright Idea

Simply a Bright Idea

We have all done it. You might be doing it right now. If you are reading this site, then you are probably predisposed to doing it all the time. Over thinking a design. That’s what designer Sungho Lee did when he first approached his LED light design. He started by filling a box with all the requisite parts needed to generate a LED light. After stepping back, he stripped his design of everything that wasn’t necessary. Basically it’s a paperclip, slightly modified to to hug a watch battery and topped with the LED light. Brilliant!

0 Designer: Sungho Lee

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Air Guitar Move Over, I Got The Real Drums To Compete

Oh how I envied Phil Collins when he sat behind the drums, crooning so sensually while his hands never missed a beat with the sticks! You folks may be the guitar freaks, but there are many of us who totally dig the Air Drum thing. Feeding our fantasy is this UFO shaped Electronic Drums by Petr Kubík. Designed for personal use, this electronic device sits neatly between your legs, more like a bongo, and reproduces magical beats when your hands strike its surface.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but many people are like dorks in the kitchen! They get two left-feet and splatter the whole place with mess! To top it off, invariable the smoke alarm goes off, thanks to clumsy ventilation and cooking! This situation is both funny and radical, coz you can’t have the smoke alarm go off for nothing! Rectify the situation with an anti-smoke alarm; welcome Smokey the Remote Smoke Alarm Silencer! No more hurrying to remove batteries of the alarm.

0 Designer: Beth Fuller