Snap and Look

Snap and Look

Snap & Look is a system for digital photography that doesn’t require a computer but still allows the user to enjoy all the advantages of digital photography. Consisting of a digital camera and a photo viewer docking station, it enables the user to take pictures, view, edit and save with two very sleek devices.

0 Designer: Johanna Schoemaker

Sweeping Your Junk Under the Table

Sweeping Your Junk Under the Table

This table by Quentin Vaulot and Luiza Barroso attempts to visualize the creative process as it progresses from chaos to order.  Designed for creative professionals to store materials, notes, and tools underneath, the top surface upsets our often too linear thinking.  Esoteric design concepts aside, the utility of the table’s network of caging just begs to be filled with a trove of modern gadgets, if not the tangle of cords that go with them.

0 Designer: Quentin Vaulot

Ride the Screen Wave!

Ride the Screen Wave!

With the video wave in full ascent, the space-aware video-screen is right around the corner. Remember when internet video was unusable because of huge loading time, when the camera phone was on top of pickpocket’s to-pick list, when you could first watch video in the palm of your hand? Well check it out, soon the video screen will be the product, the device will be the program.

0 Designer: Andreas Myhrvold Braendhaugen

Float on to Sleep

Float on to Sleep

This design was inspired after Max Longin, mathematician and designer, had been sitting on a suspension bridge and noticed the nice, calming movement the bridge produced-a perfect sensation to fall asleep to. Float is held in place by four stainless steel cords that are connected to a frame of wooden rods and steel bows which can support a weight of up to 2645 lbs.

0 Designer: Max Longin

Seating for Every Shape Bum

Seating for Every Shape Bum

Remember the story about Goldilocks and the 3 bears? While the bears were out, she helped her way into their house trying everything until she found the perfect fit. In hindsight she was on to something. We all want products designed custom just for us. The Wave Seat eludes to this old axiom and makes it possible thru the magic of nanotubes.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Rhee

Ladders in Home Libraries Done Right

Ladders in Home Libraries Done Right

If you’ve even been to any huge public or University library, you’ve probably seen shelves that seemingly climb to the ceiling with rail ladders the only way to get to the top. It’s a very learned look that I’d like to achieve but my house barely has any room for any of that. The Matching Tree furniture system is just my ticket.

0 Designer: Kuan-Sheng Wu

Up Down Round and Round

Up Down Round and Round

The Hidden Radio concept by John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen is all good if you know how to work a knob. By pulling the cap up, the user proportionately increases the volume. Twisting the cap tunes the radio and that blinking LED gets brighter as you climb into higher frequencies. I like that it doesn’t look like a radio but what’s wrong with a normal dial?

0 Designer: John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen

We're on Holiday but There's a Second Coming

We’re on Holiday but There’s a Second Coming

We’re short on posts today as the Yanko Design team are all on holiday. It’s Labor Day in the United States so with half the team kickin’ back with BBQ’s and beers, we thought it best to give the international team a rest too. But there’s more than meets the eye.

Best of August 2008

Best of August 2008

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in August 2008.

Bangin' Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

Bangin’ Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

The PodSpot is one large industrial sized speaker system designed for your wee iPod – or any other Mp3 player for that matter. It’s splash proof and designed to be rugged enough for outdoor events. Surprisingly it’s battery powered pushing a multitude of tweeters, horns and two 10″ subwoofers good enough for 24 hours. If the 115 db don’t attract enough attention, I’m sure the sight of 50 people dancing their asses off will.

0 Designer: Edelweiss Industrial Design

Giant Accordian Relief

Giant Accordian Relief

I’d wager if chronic disaster survivors had a choice of where to lodge, they’d choose what’s actually called the Recover Shelter. With several components that make it eco-friendly, cheap to produce, easy to transport, reconfigurable, and adaptable to multiple environments, Matthew Malone’s design has great potential for emergency situations and beyond…

0 Designer: Matthew Malone

A Zune Bug to Scare Away the Zune Monsters

A Zune Bug to Scare Away the Zune Monsters

If you happened to be a chronic user of nightlights as a child, this branding project by Ashley Payne might be right up your alley.  The nightlight plugs into any ordinary socket and by the magic of networking routes music from your Zune to your nightmarish, monster-filled  bedroom.  Not only reacting to low light levels by turning itself on, the light reacts to the music’s frequency and alters its color and brightness to match.

0 Designer: Ashley Payne

Take On the Urban with Beema

Take On the Urban with Beema

Beema is a inner city trick bike by Andreas Martin that allows you to take on any obstacle that the urban area throws up; chairs, banks, rails or just the street. It fills the gap between FMX, scooter and BMX. Besides the the stunt riding it gives you the possibility to overcome distance inside a city by having two kinds of driving modes, the stunt-riding mode of course, and then the cruise mode that seats you in a more relaxed position.

0 Designer: Andreas Martin