Protect Your Identity, Tear It Off

Protect Your Identity, Tear It Off

I get loads of mail from PR agents and designers and at times spend 5 minutes trying to peel an address label off a box, either because I’m going to reuse it for return shipping or just to protect my identity before going to the recycling bin. It may seem trivial but identity theft in all forms are on the rise. Digging thru trash for people’s names and addresses is step one to a highway to hell for you as a victim.

0 Designers: Jongoh Lee, Sungchul Yang & Chiu Chi Tat

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Loosely translated Yoga means, “to unite the spiritual side and the worldly side of a being”. I don’t know about the spiritual, but this mechanical Yoga does unite quite a few functionalities into one. Its your iPod dock, mobile phone dock, CD player and amplifier all rolled into one. Inspired by the raindrops falling to the ground, it bears a seamless design that pulls out from the core central to the sides. You won’t need to head to the hills to practice this one!

0 Designer: Tommy Chen

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

When you receive your very own tip light, don’t forget the following rules: 1. You may not have any small children in the house if you’d like constant light. 2. The same is true of cats, puppies, and relatives on holiday. 3. this tip light is actually called “Ataton”, and like most products posted here on Yanko Design, it is a concept, and is not for sale!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

While few lunchtime experiences can best a classic superhero inspired box, these foldout gourmet lunch boxes by Emma smart definitely go the distance. Winning her a D&AD Yellow Pencil in packaging design, the challenge was to categorically separate the boxes while maintaining an overall sense of visual unity. Now if only there were one with a licensed fictional character I could pretend to be during lunch, my life would be complete.

0 Designer: Emma Smart

Wrist Phone For Troubled Times

Wrist Phone For Troubled Times

Given the volatile situation (political and natural) around most countries, I totally buy the idea of having an emergency phone around my space. Recent incidents of carnages and natural disasters imply that even a simple shopping, holiday or business trip can take an ugly turn instantaneously. This doesn’t mean that we stop traveling; it simply means we arm ourselves better. The Disposable Pre-Paid Phone could be that life-saving device, which could get you out of a sticky situation.

0 Designer: Shirley A. Roberts

Relax, Breathe Easy

Relax, Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy is an aeroponic growing system designed to improve home air quality. It utilizes toxin absorbing plants that clean the air and add humidity. It also doesn’t hurt to bring some of nature’s green indoors too. The plants are held in place by magnetic seals in the top opening. It’s a little confusing since the renders don’t say much but the familiar gel based nutrient substrate is tried and true. As an added touch, a row of LED lights line the bottom for some nice ground effects.

0 Designer: Paul Thomas

See Thru Iron

See Thru Iron

I’m all over this concept because of my fashion design background. The transparent B-IRON 725 makes getting those pesky wrinkles out and crisp creases in with ease. It takes the guess work out without sacrificing quality… or does it? The soleplate is made of tempered glass. Heat conduction works via a network of electro-thermal wires. Fascinating concept but as far as I know, stainless steel is the best material for pressing clothes. What do you guys think? Is glass feasible?

0 Designer: Dongseok Lee & Ji-Hyung Jung

A Slap in the Face to Wait Artists

A Slap in the Face to Wait Artists

Those who pride themselves in balancing the flat tray above their head have had their head above the clumsy rest of us. This “Drink’Tray” has finger holes for you to grip. You can grip tight and no more spillin’ for you. Use it at home to feel like a pro, or bring it to work for restaurant madness. Like training wheels for those servicing the drunk grabby-types.

0 Designer: Martino D'Esposito

Brass Knuckles Purse Would Probably Give Me A Black Eye

Brass Knuckles Purse Would Probably Give Me A Black Eye

I’m not saying I’m a misogynist, but I can’t help but feel traitorous with respect to my sex for posting this brass knuckle inspired “Punch-Bag.” I’m sure a woman who would use this on an ungentlemanly man would have good reason, but I can only hope the knuckles themselves are as plastic as the bag.  For those interested in the odd textile, it’s a laser-sintered polyamide formed into mobius-like links that chain together.

0 Designer: Jiri Evenhuis & Janne Kyttanen

The Cash Register You Knew was Coming

The Cash Register You Knew was Coming

Intelligent Cash Registers. Duh. They remember who you are, they know your “interests.” They know you! Intel is going to unveil this prototype “register” at the National Retail Federation show in New York on Sunday, but they’re really pushing the system, not the hardware. (Although, they do mention the fact that the hardware will use 90 percent less power than modern check-outs. Nothing to scoff at.)

0 Designer: Intel Corp and Frog Design

Keep on Finger Snippin

Keep on Finger Snippin

Cut! It! Out! You’ve got to be kidding me, girl! These scissors get three snaps in a circle, that’s my word. I suppose they’ll cause carpal tunnel, but what doesn’t, these days? Not much, I’ll tell you that. So will designer Efrat Gommeh.

And don’t forget the bonus concept!

0 Designer: Efrat Gommeh

Chronicle Your Travelogues The Digital Way

Chronicle Your Travelogues The Digital Way

Unless you are doing it for Discovery or National Geographic, nobody expects you to diary your travel experiences. Even your odd post on Trip Advisor really has no weight till it’s corroborated with a video or pictures. The question is, do you like jotting your travelogues? If yes, then something like the Backpacker’s Diary could be functional for you.

0 Designer: Eric Zhang

A Lamp For The Trophy Sea Anemone Hunter

A Lamp For The Trophy Sea Anemone Hunter

While a glowing sea anemone might be the first thing that pops to mind, this lamp’s structure is actually based on a number in the Fibonacci sequence, hence its name “610″. Expressive of the mathematical structure behind nature, 610 pops up in things like seeding plants or, in this case, a pine cone. In a rare case of availability, 610 can be found over at Freedom of Creation for as little  as360.

0 Designer: Janne Kyttänen