A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

If you have an anxiety about chaotic arrays of tangled knots, then this hanging light from Francois Azambourg isn’t for you. If however, you enjoy watching your friends drunkenly stumble into things, become entangled, and possibly asphyxiate themselves, then boy are you in the right place. Believably called Brindilles, this 3 foot wide fixture hangs down 8½ feet and makes use of 108 LEDs to flash in the forest of fiber optic cable. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say this isn’t cat friendly either.

0 Designer: Francois Azambourg

Hon, Make Me A Card Please!

Hon, Make Me A Card Please!

Oh you lazy slob! You can expect that comment, coming your way this Valentines’! Christmas you scraped through…thank god for that designer cashmere you got her. But come February, you’re going to need more than just roses and champagne. Too late to join art classes buddy; might as well DIY with The ___ Cards.

0 Designers: The Breeding Ground

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

I’ve been itchin’ to use that cliche title for ages! Feels good to get that off my chest. I digress, the AQUA is obviously a submersible but one designed for exploration, fun, and possible a future when humans live in the oceans! This single-occupancy craft sails both on and under water using all the normal submersible tech like air to control buoyancy.

0 Designers: Sungchul Yang & Woonghee Han

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