Roids of Light

Roids of Light

These asteroids are fully lit! Giant ‘roids with 24 unique facets that come in plastic or clear glass. Can it just sit on the ground there like that, you might ask? No! It can also hang from the ceiling or the wall. “Pendant” mode, that is called. Order your bit of the moon, which is also light-up, today!

0 Designer: Koray Ozgen at Innermost Design

Confess It to the Poles

Confess It to the Poles

Everyone has secrets, and the poles want to know! Designer Florian Brillet creates the newest amalgamation of the main points of secrecy: the public, and the secret itself. In Brillet’s “Secret” project the secrets are told to the public poles, and the public poles tell the secrets back to the public.

Once the secret is separate from the teller, it becomes public property.

0 Designer: Florian Brillet

Triangle of Life

Triangle of Life

During the earthquake(s) this year in china, more than a few students and other civilians were seriously injured or killed by the tables they were hiding under. Haishan Deng has a definite swipe of a solution for instances such as these. Using the physics of the “Triangle of Life” Deng presents: the “Life Desk.”

0 Designer: Haishan Deng

Not Safe for Flammable People

Not Safe for Flammable People

I’ve never fallen (asleep) in the fireplace. I bet you or a loved one hasn’t fallen into the fireplace (recently.) I bet your dogs, cats, or hamsters don’t fall into the fireplace (often.) Cedric Ragot is here to set your life on fire.

Your life, your cat, or any other accidental thing.

Or you can just warm your house.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Environmentally Friendly Paper Plates

Environmentally Friendly Paper Plates

Made from reed pulp and bagasse (waste of sugarcane), these no-tree paper plates *and other tableware!* are the primary function of Wasara Co., Ltd.. Reeds, as you reed aficionados know, are in no danger of extinction (right?) and Wasara, with their full range of tableware coming soon, are in no danger of not having their concept being put into production.

0 Designer: Wasara Co., Ltd.

Unzip Fully and See The Light

Unzip Fully and See The Light

Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? All the solutions to your problems are one zip away with “Ziplamp.” Show people the light after they’ve had a few! Gain friends with one friendly pull! Merry Design Studio presents this product with which yes, you too, can experience the lovely morning glow of friends who’ve experienced Ziplamp.

0 Designer: Merry Design Studio

You Fall Down in the Bath So Much

You Fall Down in the Bath So Much

How many times have you fallen down in the bath today? Seven? Eight? Let’s make it an even 5 times. Five times you’ve fallen down in the bath today. What’s to be done for those times you don’t get back up again? Haishan Deng has designed the door mechanism for you. It is called “Help Lock”. And it beeps so loud, you’ll probably get back up under your own power!

0 Designer: Haishan Deng

Hang Your Hanger on Your Hanger

Hang Your Hanger on Your Hanger

“Did you know, scientifically speaking, that humans want food, but don’t need it?” Designer Takashi Sato took these “Dr. Spaceman Words of Wisdom” and applied them to hanger rods. With no hanger rods, what will coat hangers hang upon?! Other hangers, of course. And with this new contraption that uses hanger ditches to allow hanger on hanger action, this dream is a new reality!

0 Designer: Takashi Sato Design

Sloppy Feed Times Turn Meticulously Tidy

Sloppy Feed Times Turn Meticulously Tidy

A messy bib, food on the high chair and you know mom’s been having a hard time feeding the baby. Spoo was a neat idea for kids, but something more sophisticated is required when solids like rice and porridge is introduced into the diet. The versatility of the SlideSpoon is sure to tide mom over.

0 Designer: Keu-Ru Han

Hand-Held Fussy Mother with LEDs

Hand-Held Fussy Mother with LEDs

For fathers, too! This little machine, designed by designer Yasuhiro Akama, reports in the most simplest of terms whether the air is safe for breathing (for babies or for you!) If brought into the underground streets of Coruscant, this machine doth surely explode. Check out its simplicity.

0 Designer: Yasuhiro Akama

Sruli Recht Xiengkok Bow-Ties

Sruli Recht Xiengkok Bow-Ties

Now this is a story, all about how Jonathan Roquemore’s life got flipped-turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how he found a unique textile for bow-ties in a town called Xiengkok.

Seriously.

0 Designer: Sruli Recht

Best of Yanko Design 2008

Best of Yanko Design 2008

With just a week left in the year we’ve wrapped up our best of the year designs in one big post for your reading pleasure. 2008 has been an eventful and inspiring year, and it’s hard to put all the top news in one place; still, if there’s one Yanko Design article you want to bookmark this year, this should be it.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Alls My Monies

Alls My Monies

Supervision is the personal financial assistant you wish you had. The electronic budget diary scans receipts, charts money coming in/out, talks to your bank, and gives you monthly expense details so you can balance your finances more effectively – or for most people, at all. The display doubles as a touchscreen and comes with a stylus so you can manage your monies the old fashioned way too.

0 Designer: Eun-Gyeong Gwon