Up Down Round and Round

Up Down Round and Round

The Hidden Radio concept by John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen is all good if you know how to work a knob. By pulling the cap up, the user proportionately increases the volume. Twisting the cap tunes the radio and that blinking LED gets brighter as you climb into higher frequencies. I like that it doesn’t look like a radio but what’s wrong with a normal dial?

0 Designer: John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen

We're on Holiday but There's a Second Coming

We’re on Holiday but There’s a Second Coming

We’re short on posts today as the Yanko Design team are all on holiday. It’s Labor Day in the United States so with half the team kickin’ back with BBQ’s and beers, we thought it best to give the international team a rest too. But there’s more than meets the eye.

Best of August 2008

Best of August 2008

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in August 2008.

Bangin' Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

Bangin’ Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

The PodSpot is one large industrial sized speaker system designed for your wee iPod – or any other Mp3 player for that matter. It’s splash proof and designed to be rugged enough for outdoor events. Surprisingly it’s battery powered pushing a multitude of tweeters, horns and two 10″ subwoofers good enough for 24 hours. If the 115 db don’t attract enough attention, I’m sure the sight of 50 people dancing their asses off will.

0 Designer: Edelweiss Industrial Design

Giant Accordian Relief

Giant Accordian Relief

I’d wager if chronic disaster survivors had a choice of where to lodge, they’d choose what’s actually called the Recover Shelter. With several components that make it eco-friendly, cheap to produce, easy to transport, reconfigurable, and adaptable to multiple environments, Matthew Malone’s design has great potential for emergency situations and beyond…

0 Designer: Matthew Malone

A Zune Bug to Scare Away the Zune Monsters

A Zune Bug to Scare Away the Zune Monsters

If you happened to be a chronic user of nightlights as a child, this branding project by Ashley Payne might be right up your alley.  The nightlight plugs into any ordinary socket and by the magic of networking routes music from your Zune to your nightmarish, monster-filled  bedroom.  Not only reacting to low light levels by turning itself on, the light reacts to the music’s frequency and alters its color and brightness to match.

0 Designer: Ashley Payne

Take On the Urban with Beema

Take On the Urban with Beema

Beema is a inner city trick bike by Andreas Martin that allows you to take on any obstacle that the urban area throws up; chairs, banks, rails or just the street. It fills the gap between FMX, scooter and BMX. Besides the the stunt riding it gives you the possibility to overcome distance inside a city by having two kinds of driving modes, the stunt-riding mode of course, and then the cruise mode that seats you in a more relaxed position.

0 Designer: Andreas Martin

You Can't See the Cables for the Tree

You Can’t See the Cables for the Tree

“GoGreen” is the new phrase that seems to echo around the world. With many joining the bandwagon, it shows that many of us are trying to make a conscious effort to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle. PhotonSynthesis is a device by designer Vivien Muller, which is a solar-cell bonsai lookalike, tree charger. You can charge your cell, your Mp3 player or a number of other electronic gadgets by plugging in to the tree.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

How Many Noodles Can I Eat?

How Many Noodles Can I Eat?

The most rudimentary design can be the smartest, especially when dealing with one of the most basic food groups: spaghetti! Everyone knows that the other food groups can be eaten in excess (for example: the candy group or the soda pop group), but every good mother knows that spaghetti must be well portioned for perfection. Design studio WANKO presents, simply named: the Noodle Dispenser.

0 Designer: WANKO Studio

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Trike for Disabled Tikes

Trike for Disabled Tikes

Conceived after visiting a children’s hospital in Jerusalem, designer Shabtai Hirshberg created the A2B trike so disabled kids could mount and ride by themselves. When a child mounts the trike, stepping on the pedal locks the wheels, enabling the child to literally walk right into a seated position. The chest support keeps the child stabilized, and the whole trike can be customized to each child’s needs.

0 Designer: Shabtai Hirshbrg

Watch Out! Don't Cut Your Tongue

Watch Out! Don’t Cut Your Tongue

So here’s something different from usual posts. It’s not tech related, not I.D. per say, and tho simple, is plenty difficult to execute. Fragile candy sends a sharp message. I taste good but I’m also bad for you. Mmm no suspended fruit? I demand anything clear must have suspended fruit!

0 Designer: Wooteik Lim

The Visual Assistance Card

The Visual Assistance Card

Imagine being blind for a minute, and you have to go to the store to pick up a few things. You have everything in your basket ready to be checked out and since you have no cash in your pocket, you whip out the old trustworthy debit card. However, since debit/credit card machines have pretty much gone all digital, you will have to trust the clerk to help you with entering your private information. Yeah, pretty scary huh?

0 Designer: Kyle Lechtenberg