Power Strippin

Power Strippin

Power plugs come in all shapes and sizes. From baseball sized to brick sized, it seems that electronics manufacturers can’t agree on one or even three standard sized power plugs. So why doesn’t your power strip seem to care about this fact? Well now it does. The “Revolve” by Takumi Yoshida is the simple answer to a complicated Tetris-like puzzle plaguing us all.

0 Designer: Takumi Yoshida

Really High Fashion

Really High Fashion

Beat this toy Brad and Angelina! French Luxury Brand Hermés teamed up with Eurocopter to introduce the “L’helicoptre par Hermès”, the most tricked-out, super-stylish way to fly since the Spruce Goose (look it up). This unprecedented collaboration started as just a design exercise. Italian designer Gabriele Pezzini was brought in to work with Eurocopter engineers and Hermès craftsmen to create the final design.

0 Designer: Gabriele Pezzini

Treo meets iPhone

Treo meets iPhone

There is soon to be a flood of new mobile phones to hit the street using Google’s new open source Android OS platform. RKS design consultants of southern California have just introduced their entry into this soon-to-be-ubiquitous mobile platform with this “Mimique” design.

0 Designer: RKS Design

Form Follows Fashion

Form Follows Fashion

Not a lot of fashion pieces manage to catch our eyes here at Yanko Design. There are of course the few exceptions like the Geek Chic Keyboard Jeans, and the Kevlar Hoodie, but this piece by Sartoria Vico called “Sciarpone” makes a slightly more palatable fashion statement. This clever convertible sweater/scarf design made of 100% Merino wool is perfect for the ever changing moods of my girlfriend and unpredictable spring time weather here in Los Angeles.

Tiles to make you Smile

Tiles to make you Smile

Tiles have been a common medium for expression for thousands of years. From Picasso’s baboon tile that I had the privilege to briefly posses to roman mosaics, tile art is wonderful way to express your unwavering and permanent devotion to the visual arts. Pun Collection Tiles by Stefano Pirovano for Ascot Ceramiche is a new/old way to commit to any message you want to get across.

0 Designer: Stefano Pirovano

Old / New Phone

Old / New Phone

They are getting older by the second. That massive batch of the baby boomer generation adults is about to become the largest group of elderly the world will ever see in its history. Companies are scrambling to come out with products and services to appeal to this post world war 2 generation of increasingly confused citizens. The “EMC” (easy mobile calling) phone by designer Matthias Pinkert might just be what the doctor ordered.

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Balls of Curry

Balls of Curry

Newton’s cradle (aka, Newton’s balls) named after Sir Isaac Newton is a five balled, pendulum device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy. Made popular in the late 1960′s, this device was mostly known to sit on the desks of bored executives counting down the minutes till their next round of golf and a martini injection. What does all this have to do with spices? Absolutely nothing!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

Art to walk on

Art to walk on

Not a lot can be done with concrete that has not already been done. Aside from some innovations in concrete strength, weight and lighting, concrete is what it is, hard and cheap. Transparent House Studio is not ready to throw in the towel just yet, they just introduced a beautiful alternative to your basic sealed concrete flooring. “Concrete Art” is a beautiful way to enhance any room with pretty much any design you can think of.

0 Designer: Transparent House Studio

Pour some light wine

Pour some light wine

A standard wine glass is one of the more beautiful shapes in our world. This vessel’s simple elegance is only rivaled by the complexity of the content it was designed to hold. Sharing a glass of wine is one of the more intimate and bonding experiences anyone can enjoy and this lamp design by mmckenna is an unprecedented way to add a little more ambiance to any evening.

0 Designer: mmckenna Studio

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Problem: Spoon or knife, I can’t seem to get the last bit of peanut butter out! Ugh, I know there’s totally enough left for a nice even layer on a slice of bread but short of cutting the jar I have no alternatives – or do I?

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

A Watch For The Extrovert

A Watch For The Extrovert

Inspired by HR Giger’s amorphous designs, the Draught Watch carries the idea of symbiosis by proposing the watch and the wearer are one. The design is a bit outside the box but nothing is ever too weird for us extroverts.

0 Designer: Benjamin Wysk

Green Sailboat

Green Sailboat

Your little schooner (aka; sailboat) sure is lovely for cruising the open waters and enjoying natures majesty. But did you realize that sailboats can be one of the worst offenders of the green movement? It’s true. With the amount of fiberglass, epoxy chemicals, high end woods and pretty much a ton of non-sustainable materials it takes to make one of these floating works of art, the only real way to recycle a boat is by sinking it and making it an artificial reef.

0 Designer: Max Koriath

Fort Focus

Fort Focus

I am sure everyone at one point has felt the urge to crawl into a box and hide from the world. I know I can’t live without that sense of confined privacy I get when I am tucked away in my car while in traffic, hidden behind my tinted windows. Sure, I know people can still kinda see me as I pick my nose or pound on the air drums, but I don’t care. It’s my very own little fortress from the world.

0 Designer: Soojin Hyun