Sit Above the Hot Seat

Sit Above the Hot Seat

This is a stove and a seat. Sit on it, or flip it on its side and cook something nice. This “Relax” duo-purpose leisure machine is designed by a Youngsuk and a Yoonsang – Yoonsang Kim is the designer behind the extremely popular Holeder Earphones. J-shaped earbuds and stove-seats, both designed for tiny-stepping the human race further and further down the joy road.

0 Designers: Youngsuk Kim & Yoonsang Kim

Stereovision for Real 3D Funiture!

Stereovision for Real 3D Funiture!

Wait a second… isn’t that already 3D? Behold the devastating addition of 4 legs to an already-4-legged-table. Brutality! Redundancy! So many extra legs! And what’s the deal with this red and blue here? It’s a “Stereovision Table,” and it’s made for those with a sense of irony in technology. But is it the same sort of deal as using a rotary phone? Or is it just silly?

0 Designer: John Nouanesing

MacBook Touch? Maybe, Just Maybe...

MacBook Touch? Maybe, Just Maybe…

Designer Tommaso Gecchelin isn’t oblivious to all the rumors surrounding a netbook or tablet-like PC made by our favorite fruit manufacturer. We try not to indulge in rumors here at YD but sometimes they do provide fuel for inspiration, such is the case with this MacBook Touch.

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Finger Fatigue No More

Finger Fatigue No More

Years of writing and drawing have left a small hard callus right on the first knuckle joint of my middle finger. I can’t help it. I’m just heavy handed. It irks me enough that I partake in manicures and paraffin waxes just to soften it. Emma is a little accessory that protects your hand and secures the pencil into an ergonomic position. Wish I had this!

0 Designer: Gyu-Ryung Park

Plan Your Cycle Route In Advance

Plan Your Cycle Route In Advance

Just the other day Takashi and I were talking about getting back into shape and it even inspired him to go out and get himself a bicycle. Like a kid with his new muse, these days Tak can often be seen riding downtown Tokyo, so if you’re in the vicinity be sure to stop him and say hi! Anyways my point about his bike is that it lacks a qualified navigation system, so I asked a designer friend to help me out here. Ross came up with this VeloCity Cycle Route Guide, which I quite fancy.

0 Designer: Ross Kemp

Safe Drinking Water Even In Floods

Safe Drinking Water Even In Floods

The most certain thing in life is death; however we can never come to terms with this fact especially when lives are lost due to the forces of elements. Unpredictable yet certain, natural disasters like flood, hurricanes and tsunamis occur across the globe periodically and besides the loss due to destruction and devastation, the toll keeps rising due to non-availability of pure, clean drinking water. Rescue Bottle is the need of the hour as it is designed to be used under one such condition: Floods.

0 Designer: Ceren Bagatar

Virus Alert, Start The Drip!

Virus Alert, Start The Drip!

Swine…you swine flu! I’m not being abusive here, but trying to look at the lighter side of life. Like a Virus attack on my PC is not the best thing, but if I wanted to add a bit fun-element to the situation, I would go for the Dr Hard Drive Bag. Fashioned like a life-saving drip, the system comprises of a circuit board of hard drive with relevant software. This tangible virus vaccine plugs into the lappie and pre-loaded software helps recover precious files and data. Jazzing up the scene a bit are the Twinky lights that shimmer while the software does its job.

0 Designer: Hyuh Jin Lee

Inflatable Couches for Refined Beachgoers

Inflatable Couches for Refined Beachgoers

Or for… wherever else you’d like to put them! Presenting the Blofield collection of blow-ups. For when you’re in the woods and you really, really need to sit in a chesterfield. Or if you’re feeling like you need a blow-up sofa for your dog who will not sleep on anything but a sofa. Available in several colors! With nice power inflater and matching carrying case!

0 Designer: Blofield Inflatable Chesterfields

Pill Time! Pill Time!

Pill Time! Pill Time!

Uh oh which one of my pill alarms is it? Oh it is the one that says take the Yanko Pill, because I’m about to get hit in the face with another industrial design concept. This is the “3Medis,” and quite simply: it is an alarm which tells the user to take a pill. It’s easily programmable, made for elderly users, and has a built-in calendar and kind-hearted voice.

0 Designer: Miguel Vaz

There Is No Shame In Asking For Directions

There Is No Shame In Asking For Directions

My family travels a lot by car and I think I have seen more than half of my country on my numerous road trips. Mostly all the journeys go on without any hitch, except when we have to stop and ask for directions. Look, I’m willing to be reasonable about a man and his ego regards to asking for directions in your HOME CITY, but in a strange town! Come on man, pull over at the curb and ask someone for DIRECTIONS, you’ll get to the destination faster! Noooo? Then the GPS PathQuest it is!

0 Designer: Kyle Fleischhacker

Projectors Galore

Projectors Galore

Projectors, projectors, here and there, projectors, projectors, projecting on everywhere. According to Gareth Marples, the first conceptual drawing of a projector was done in 1420 by Johannes de Fontana: a drawing of a monk with a lamp projecting a vision of a devil holding a lance. Truly a lovely first ideation it was. In this post we use two brand new concept projectors, top prize winners at a recent Philips design competition, to open the door to Yanko’s full collection of projector concepts.

0 Designer: Various

Beauty Basic

Beauty Basic

For me the hair dryer has existed ever since the day I was born but research on the net tells me that it was the 19th century inventor Alexandre F. Godefoy whom I should be really thanking for the first salon model. However, the first handheld model came out only by the 1920s and we have seen it change its avatar ever so often. This time we showcase a spherical model that goes by the name of Comet. Oh…and Comet your dog, breathing down your hair does not count as a blow-dry.

0 Designer: Hoang M Nguyen

Brainless, Heartless Scarecrows

Brainless, Heartless Scarecrows

The future of farming is here! It’s scarecrows with infrared ray sensor eye with a 16,529 square meter range for animal detection. Ultrasonic Wave Generating animal approach prevention. Solar panel wings for completely self-powered scarecrowery. Tripod legs for secure sentry standing. Bunnies beware of the shockwave! You gonna get jolted.

0 Designers: KyungRyul Lim & Miyeon Kim