Lighting with a Twist

Lighting with a Twist

From the maker of LEGO salt n’ Pepper shaker, Diagonal bed and Table+Chair, designer Joel Hesselgren brings us a new lighting concept that twists and turns to your rooms content. These two concepts, the spotlight dubbed “Turn I” and the “Split” I” are cut on an angle for an interesting take on lighting any room.

0 Designer: Joel Hesselgren

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

This new body design by Manuel Prada takes inspiration from ancient telescopic instruments, a commentary on searching for the right picture – that perfect frame. All the mechanics fit inside a barrel optimizing it for one-handed operated. This makes it easier to hold steady removing the need for optical stabilization and even tripods.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada

Lights…Action Camera

Lights…Action Camera

I may have gotten my wording confused, but it was for a reason. We have all witnessed the excitement of seeing some pretty amazing feats on surfboards, snowboards, race bikes and the like. The thrill of watching at a safe distance, allows the spectator to enjoy the action, but unfortunately the actual Rush from being in the moment is many times kept at arm’s reach. Now we can have a Rush like no other.

0 Designer: Martin Ruegg

Mother of a Weekend

Mother of a Weekend

For many of us in the creative fields, whether it be design, music, art, accounting, film or even dressing up like Pokémon for some brat’s birthday party, we have a person to thank for the inspiration and never-say-die attitude we sometimes take for granted. For those lucky enough to have or had a good relationship with our mothers, we here at Yanko Design wish you and yours a Happy Mother’s Day.

Crane With a View

Crane With a View

As cranes go, they either get the job done or don’t. Not much progress has been made in the past 50 years with crane development. Most of the evolutionary focus has been on lift capabilities and reach. “LYNX” – mobile crane by Jiri Kubec is a revolutionary concept in the way it treats the driver/operator.

0 Designer: Jiri Kubec

Virtual Insanity

Virtual Insanity

Thousands of designers around the globe render objects daily on computers hoping to one day see them materialize into actual, tangible objects. We store digital photos as memories and only really print a select or special few to hold and share with others. We are constantly looking for new ways and things to bring our digital world to life. Designer Ingo Schmid takes this passion for digital one giant, unnecessary step further with his “Web is Nut Enough” performance art piece.

0 Designer: Ingo Schmid

Growing Homes

Growing Homes

When is a home addition not a home addition? When it is done as elegantly as the Lilyfield House in Sydney, Australia. Nobbs Radford Architects created this subtle modern extension, drawing inspiration from the humble original cottage, with its flanks clad in narrow wooden weatherboards, while still managing to convey a functional, standalone character.

0 Architect: Nobbs Radford

Born to be Wild Design

Born to be Wild Design

In the competitive world of sleek and wind splitting motorcycle design, aero-dynamic drag efficiency takes a back seat only to face stretching speed and performance. This latest concept by NON-OBJECT called “nUCLEUS” throws out the current rule book and presents this “Square Against Air” electric motorcycle design. nUCLEUS boasts a thin comfortable saddle and horse-like behavior that lowers itself when idle and raises when in motion.

0 Designer: Non-Object

Fly vs. Fly

Fly vs. Fly

Living in Los Angeles for years now, I have learned to truly appreciate the ingenuity of Mexican culture. Though I realize not all Mexicans fit into a common mold (other than being a Mexican) a great deal seem to posses McGyver like abilities to fix almost any mechanical object or invent a low cost way to solve a problem. Which brings me to this truly genius and humanitarian way to rid your lawn or outdoor space of pesky flies.

0 Designer: José de la O

See Color With Sound

See Color With Sound

Have you ever wondered how people with vision impairment get dressed? How do they know what goes with what, what matches? Texture and touch can only tell so much but color has to be seen, not felt. In fact if a person is born blind, how do they know what a color is at all? It’s a labeling system almost entirely based on visual feedback. The Bright-F aims to translate that information into sounds.

0 Designer: Lifeng Yu

Dermatological High Design

Dermatological High Design

High-end Philippino handbag exporter – Aranaz commissioned London based designer Juan Carlo Calma to reinterpret their flagship boutique in Manila, Philippines. The result is an interior space that possesses a reflective surface similar to the luxury evening bags on display. Calma adds, “I was really interested in exotic and luxurious skins such as crocodile skin, which is used for the construction of a bag.

0 Designer: Juan Carlo Calma

Serial Pop Drinks Rejoice

Serial Pop Drinks Rejoice

Hey kids, are you a serial pop drinker? Sure recycling is good but lets say for some oddball reason you collect bottles. As long as the neck is a standard size, and you collect 16 of them, you can make yourself a little stool or table. Chairs & Toys is really for children but I know a few adults that would try and pass this off next to their Herman Miller furniture.

0 Designer: Jinhong Lin

The Octocube of mystery

The Octocube of mystery

On first sight, the Octocube is all smoke and mirrors. You could spend quite a while trying to figure out what it is or does. Go on. See if you can figure it out. If you can’t work it out from the pictures alone then how about the name. Octocube. Any help? The sharper eye will observe the 2 cables/pipes at the rear so surely it does something right? Designer Vivien Muller has created this little mystery for your Thursday morning enjoyment.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller