If Nokia's Aeon And A Nano Had Sex...

If Nokia’s Aeon And A Nano Had Sex…

I don’t know what it is about Apple fanboys, but they can’t stand to see good design without their beloved logo glowing affectionately on the back. The designer, Mac Funamizu, drew on the Nokia Aeon to design a phone he would like to have, complete with Apple’s standard livery. Using a nondescript tactile feedback technology, its surface adapts to different purposes while the e-ink screen envelops the phone in graphics and information.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Fun with Wide Angle Views

Fun with Wide Angle Views

I’m a big fan of fisheye distortion, it’s more visually interesting, tells more about the context of a picture, and it’s so very useful 3d rendering. This “Fun” camera by Jian Guan comes equipped with a 16 mm lens, also mirrored for those great shots of yourself while holding the camera as far away as possible. Taking formal cues from a magnifying glass may seem unnecessary, but I think it does a great job of connecting the function to the shape.

0 Designer: Jian Guan

Blog Action Day 2008 - Design for Poverty Contest

Blog Action Day 2008 – Design for Poverty Contest

The Design for Poverty contest was a big success thanks to all the entrants. To do our part for Blog Action Day 2008, we wanted designers all around the world to come up with ways to address different aspects of poverty; food, clean water, shelter, medicine, education, etc. We’re amazed at all the creativity and ingenuity. Thank you so much for your hard work. We didn’t expect so many entries! We need a little more time to read thru each one and will post the shortlist October 17th. Great job everybody!

0 Visit: Blog Action Day

It has Feet! Stand Umbrella Review

It has Feet! Stand Umbrella Review

We received so many page views and comments about Tsuboi’s Stand Umbrella, we thought high time to review it. 100% was gracious enough to send us one and it’s probably the classiest, cutest umbrella I’ve seen. Class and uber cuteness – is that even possible?

0 Designer: 100%

Mini Composter, Air Freshener Not Included

Mini Composter, Air Freshener Not Included

I had to make a compost heap for school once and tho the actual experience wasn’t “fun”, the end results proved fruitful to our garden. The Jarst concept does the same thing without all the back breaking work in miniaturized form – tho it could probably be scaled up. There’s a seal drum and cap inside the pot. Thats where you put all your organic waste. In about 5-6 months time, a diaphragm opens to release your rich home made compost soil. Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t composting require heat and pressure?

0 Designer: Leonardo Fortino & Andrea Bartolucci

Clear!

Clear!

Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if we applied that idea to a car? The Gamma Concept takes advantage of new polycarbonate and composite materials to create lighter, stronger, and more fuel efficient cars. Sounds like the automotive holy grail. What gives?

0 Designer: Niels Grubak Iversen

This Cheese is Not For You!

This Cheese is Not For You!

Is your roommate Elizabeth always using your computer because she didn’t have the decency to buy her own? Does it just grind your gears when your pal Chase decides to play his favorite youtube on your clock? What about when your grandmother Milma uses your CPU for a sled in the wintertime? For two out of every three every-day situations, there’s Tino’s laptop Finger Trap.

0 Designer: Tino Dobra

We're Finally on Facebook

We’re Finally on Facebook

We know, we know. WE’RE LATE to the party, but better late than never. Yanko Design is finally on Facebook so join our group and see all the many faces that make up Yanko Design country.

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I'm Dapper with my Third Eye

I’m Dapper with my Third Eye

The all knowing, all seeing third eye. An ancient myth no longer thanks to designer Kijin Shin- this Third Eye concept designed is for travelers. See something interesting? Just place the Third Eye up to your eyes like a monocle and the device pulls all relevant historical, travel, shopping, and tourist information. If you really like what you see, take a snapshot for keeps. It’s like an encyclopedia, wikipedia, GPS, and tour guide all in one!

0 Designer: Kijin Shin & Youngbin Lim

I'll Rock These with a Tweed Blazer

I’ll Rock These with a Tweed Blazer

These RGB glasses just may be the next hated trend. It’s completely hollow to be filled with ink. One day you’ll be channeling The Great Gatsby with dark, thick, black frames, the next you’ll have bright red to show those hipsters how it’s really done. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Luís Porém

The Inside Out

The Inside Out

Emergent’s new Huaxi Urban Center for China (always China or Dubai) is a paradigm shift in architectural design when once upon a time a building’s exterior was designed to hide, shield, and mask its massive network of support beams, duct work, wiring, and HIVAC systems. The Huaxi Urban Center externalizes all its “innards” in a morphology of shifting lights racing up and down its glacial-like hull.

0 Designer: Emergent

A Touch of Personalization to your Flip Mino

A Touch of Personalization to your Flip Mino

Last month we reviewed the fantastic Flip Mino cam by Pure Digital with very little to improve on for a video camera in that price range. Today Pure Digital is announcing a new service to customize your Mino with professionally designed covers. If one of the designs don’t strike your fancy, create your own have them print it! Not design saavy? Don’t worry, the service includes a pattern generator to help your own create amazing graphics. I’m thinking maybe a few custom Yanko Design inspired Mino’s to give away to our readers?

0 Designer: You @ TheFlip

Energy Mate Converts Consumption into Sense

Energy Mate Converts Consumption into Sense

Green People rejoice! Stuart Sharples’ designed the Energy Mate system, making it simple to convert the energy you spent in your home into pounds and pence! Simply clip or screw on the four different energy sensors and read the output on your hand-held screen!

Retro-fitted goodness.

0 Designer: Stuart Sharples