It is a Football Stadium Inside a Volcano

It is a Football Stadium Inside a Volcano

Yeah. That’s what’s up. It’s built on top of the mountain. Or at least it’s made to seem as though it must be. Plush-ed out and ready to house the sacred game for whatever team doth so deserve such a heavenly house. Guadalajara – 2009.

0 Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud

PC Gets Easy For Gramps

PC Gets Easy For Gramps

Computers and technology still intimidate many elderly and at the rate technology is progressing its sure to make arthritis seem like bliss. Hitching a ride to the techno-highway is the Perch Computer, which incorporates the fun element while offering intuitive navigation. A touchscreen coupled with a key system makes the device easy-to-use and understand. Naturally, visual representations of the various programs are easy to comprehend.

0 Designer: Sylvia Spencer

Put the Breaks On. Gold Please.

Put the Breaks On. Gold Please.

Boot to the head. Robots, tip lamps, flower frames, slingshots, and now BMX-Style bike boots. You’d better step up your I.D. game if you’re gonna catch up with the Cedric Ragot family. Presenting here a state-of-the-art extreme sport boot that’s got three patents to it’s name. Best believe your foot’s in good shape here with the Genius MX Boot.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Babble Headsets Look Cool, But Not In Your Ear

Babble Headsets Look Cool, But Not In Your Ear

I have a love/hate relationship with bluetooth headsets. They have always seemed the fantastic gadgets of the future right up until you put one on and instantly increase your Douche Quotient by 200%.  Case in point, these Babble headsets from Mr. Onuff Studio look fantastic and give us a peak into the variations that exist before a final product choice is made. I suppose we’ll have to wait for aural implants before truly appreciating the wonder of bluetooth without the stigma of pompousness.

0 Designer: Mr. Onuff Studio

World's First Camera Lens Calendar

World’s First Camera Lens Calendar

I’m sure some college student already had this idea but photographer Sharad Haksar beat ‘em to it with a real tangible product you might see in stores soon. The World’s First Camera Lens Calendar as he puts it, using the most venerable sign of a professional photographer to display the date. Each ring controls an aspect of the calendar but watch out 2032 because that’s when the world will end, at least in this iteration since it can’t go any further.

0 Designer: Sharad Haksar

Zaha Hadid Created This Hot Mess

Zaha Hadid Created This Hot Mess

I’ll keep this straight forward. This shoe is the result from a collaboration between renowned architect Zaha Hadid and Brazilian fashion label Melissa. As with any Zaha Hadid design, the sweeping conundrums are rightly apparent and I hate it. It took Hadid 2 years to come up with this? I’m aware those organic arcs hug the foot perfectly but whenever architects try to create fashion, they birth deconstructive genius like Rae Kawakubo or total disasters like this concoction.

0 Architect: Zaha Hadid

A Little Bit of College Ruled Genius

A Little Bit of College Ruled Genius

By our friend and returning Yanko champion, Sherwood Forlee. Check out the simplicity. Just punch out the corner, make a cut or two, fold back, and POW! You are green. You are sooo green. And Sherwood told us to make sure to mention that the money you save on staples is money you should spend on something totally nice for yourself. So, you know what to do!

Get out there and kick-start the economy!

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

You Have Never Folded Like This Chair Folds

You Have Never Folded Like This Chair Folds

Alright. This is it. This is the folding chair you’ve been waiting for. It’s designed to be comfortable (of course), stack well (of course), and totally look amazing. It’s springy, compact folded in or out, and has been worked on with tender loving care by designer Jens Tandstad for basically a billion years.

0 Designer: Jens Tandstad of KARDANG Design

OMG It's Like Mad Max Circa 2009

OMG It’s Like Mad Max Circa 2009

The Gladiat8r concept is inspired by gladiator helmets of ancient Rome. Its weight is distributed across the entire surface, a carefully spaced “ribcage” ensuring the shades remain in place during use but also reduce friction from the usual support areas such as the nose-bridge and ears.

0 Designer: Canedo Studio

Problem I didn't Know I Had, Solved

Problem I didn’t Know I Had, Solved

I’ve always accepted paper trays and feeders as printer necessities but I guess it’s nice to dispense of them if possible. The Concav printer takes advantage of statics, i.e. when paper is slightly held bent, it won’t collapse – using it’s own weight as support. Paper feeds in one way, comes out the other. It even uses obligatory CMYK cartridges as a design element in what otherwise is a stark design.

0 Designer: Caspar Schmitz

The One True Vinyl iPod Killer

The One True Vinyl iPod Killer

It doesn’t quite play real vinyl. It does appear to roll through records, though. It’s nice and roundy, it’s got multiple color schemes and configurations… it’s totally unnatural.

It’s called the Soma, and it comes in plastic, steel, wood, leather and a Yanko favorite: bamboo!

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Who Chewed My Slippers?

Who Chewed My Slippers?

When you’re in a spa for some reconditioning, the least of your worries should be the appropriate footwear. Let the spa you’re getting your overhaul worry about the right gear for your feet. When you move from the massage table to the sauna, just worry about your towel dear. Like the Imperial SPA Hotel in Karlovy Vary have designer gear by Ondřej Václavík. Awesome colors and shape mask the ergonomic dynamics of slippers on wet floor.

0 Designer: Ondřej Václavík

A Tap With Haptic Response

A Tap With Haptic Response

Broaching the subject of being frugal with water brings me to this new concept in taps that incorporates the tactile prowess of a user in relation to haptic responses. The Gemini is a water tap design that uses a one-touch lateral operating valve system to function. In a blink, the on-board wall diverter swiftly controls the flow of the water from a stimulating jet to a therapeutic cascade.

0 Designer: Edward Taylor