Best Ever Button on Some Fancy Meeting Desk

Best Ever Button on Some Fancy Meeting Desk

Look at that coffee button. Makes you just want to push it. Push it real good. Ugh. Yeah. Baby. Coffee. But then, also look at what we have here: it’s an interactive meeting desk. Everyone can get along with it. It is called “Meet.Able,” and it is here to turn all your important papers into virtual reality where they can be taken hostage by Max Headroom.

0 Designer: Dominic Kennedy

Personalized Cascading Waterfall In Your Bathroom

Personalized Cascading Waterfall In Your Bathroom

It’s hard enough to cope with the tiny matchboxes that we call apartments, that luxurious bathing concepts make me go green with envy. Remodeling one to fit in a spa system or jacuzzi can be ridiculously expensive and space consuming, so the best option is to landscape a beauty in the bath! Chin Chia Lim’s Würfel or Falling Water recreates the magic of a cascading waterfall from the washbasin to the bathtub.

0 Designer: Chin Chia Lim

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Here’s a concept closer to advertising than Yanko usually likes to get, but it’s for an extremely important cause: endangered wild animals. Animals that, given the chance, would rip your freaking head off! But they are endangered. So do not kill them, please. Instead, ADDI design group wishes for you to design products for those deadly beasts who need to be saved for extinction.

Won’t you design?

0 Designer: Addi Design Group

Designboom Beyond Silver Winners

Designboom “Beyond Silver” Winners

Congrats to the winners and all those who were shortlisted. Beyond Silver was an international competition with silver as the theme. Create something unique and thoughtful using this precious metal. Hit the jump to see the winners.

0 Contest: Beyond Silver hosted by Designboom

Second Bulb, Insects Beware!

Second Bulb, Insects Beware!

If you still have incandescent bulbs, then I will now beat you with a silly stick. Fortunately for you here’s one more way to get use out of those archaic bulbs. The Bulb Hugger is a thermally charged light that wraps around any incandescent. Whenever your incandescent turns off or if the power goes out, the secondary light automatically turns on for up to 5 hours. If you’ve got these bulbs outdoors, an upper ring containing insect repellent vaporizes from heat, keeping bugs away.

0 Designer: Arpan Maiti

Under My Own Enchanted Forest

Under My Own Enchanted Forest

Träd is not only a storage system, Träd is a shelter – a personal space where children carry out their fantasies and games. A place that allows them to feel safe, to learn and to imagine. Think of it as their enchanted forest where they can dream of heroes and princesses and live a thousand and one adventures. Damn I want one already!

0 Designers: Josué Gamonal & Vicente Porres

Writer Chris Burns Destroyed by Spy Robot

Writer Chris Burns Destroyed by Spy Robot

Meet Spykee, construct-it-yourself spy robot. It runs on tracks, it’s got spy gear, and it’s WIFI. It is the dream of all true nerds to have at least one robot companion. Ideally, they’d be happiest with a city college robot, but for those who wish to own their own, here’s the tiny one. Spykee.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Sneaky Lamp Peeps Around Corners

Sneaky Lamp Peeps Around Corners

It is the Snake Lamp. Made with a “unique” polypropylene sheet twisting and turning it’s way into your heart. You heard? It’s got a bunch of turns you ain’t never seen, and all without glue or welding. Just a mad, mad, magnet party.

For your triangle house.

0 Designer: Cristiano Giuggioli

Get a Vague Idea of How Fat You Are

Get a Vague Idea of How Fat You Are

“Vage”, a concept scale from German designer Patrick Decker, seeks to assuage our overly critical perceptions of weight.  Rather than display actual mass in pounds or kilograms, it indicates either green or red relative to a user’s ideal weight.  Considering a weight scale exists to give accurate measurement of a person’s mass, you’d think something as vague as this would be useless.  Maybe the next iteration could dispense a cookie and replace the color red with “you’re just big boned.”

0 Designer: Patrick Decker

Greener Shopping, Flip & Tumble Loopt Review

Greener Shopping, Flip & Tumble Loopt Review

Looking to abandon disposable plastic bags at the grocery store? Have a looksie at the Flip & Tumble Loopt before you decide. Hit the jump to read my lightening review, GO!

0 Company: Flip & Tumble [Buy It Here]

Experience Summer Glow During Winter

Experience Summer Glow During Winter

Hollywood movies showcase the perfect winter day effectively, however the truth is quite contrary. Look at the snow on the driveway! How gloomy and dark the skies are! After you’re done with the shoveling and nursing your frostbitten fingers, it takes a while to really appreciate the snowman or the snowflakes. If you were to have the Luminaarparaad installation on your lane, wouldn’t it make the drab, cold winters more cheerful?

0 Designers: Pent Talvet & Kristian Paljasma

Emergency Hazard Lights Better Than Flares?

Emergency Hazard Lights Better Than Flares?

Emergency hazard lights aren’t anything new so unless you’re going to rewrite the book and create a paradigm shift, only thing you have to differentiate yourself is design. The Lumitic light is cute, yes I said cute! The egro handle lights up red to flag would be saviors down or a simple release turns the unit into a tripod to divert ongoing traffic. Better than emergency flares but not as fun. Something about fire.

0 Designers: Sung-Hun Shin, Ji-Hyun Park & Choul Goo Lee

Better Than Bubble Wrap Says Mother Nature

Better Than Bubble Wrap Says Mother Nature

Plastic bubbles wraps are one of the chief sources of environmental degradation since our world revolves around the packaging and transport of goods. The Paper Wrap offers the same level of protection but at a very neutral cost to the planet. A precut symmetric pattern similar to a steel grate buffers precious goods but I see two faults. One, the flexibility of bubble wrap makes it more usable in a wide array of applications. Two, I can’t pop paper wrap and everyone knows humans have an OCD fascination with popping bubbles.

0 Designers: Wonjae Lee, Sunkyu Kim & Sangjun Hahn