Elegance on the go...

Elegance on the go…

I don’t know about you guys but I am getting tired of seeing adults walking around with cups of coffee and those silly little sippy cup to-go tops. We are grown ups, can’t we all manage to drink our coffees or teas on the go without spilling it all over ourselves? What are we 6 years old? Laurent Corio has added a little taste of elegance and maturity to a commonly used convenience.

0 Designer: Laurent Corio

Touchy Feely Phones

Touchy Feely Phones

Those lovable Finns at Nokia really want you to get in touch with our emotions and believe that your mobile phone is a great start to get you there. They are introducing a design exhibit showcasing the future of mobile phones at this year’s New York Design Week. Design firm Provoke worked with Nokia to make a conceptual study showing where mobile phone trends are heading in 4 years.

0 Designer: Provoke Studio

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

We all love fruit but they’re not exactly cheap and usually demand to be eaten sooner than later, otherwise the ravages of time wreak  havoc on them. Blue is a concept fruit bowl that utilizes FotofreshTM technology – the same one found in the Halo vacuum and many new refrigerators. The blue wavelength inhibits and kills bacteria thereby prolonging shelf life.

0 Designer: Koray Gelmez

Herbalicious Furniture

Herbalicious Furniture

Design student Elliot Mariess needed to come up with something new and off kilter for his degree so naturally he envisioned any space should and could have an aromatic herb garden. This simple looking dresser is more than meets the eye – inside is a whole garden living off a low wattage bulb. Not only do you get fresh herbs, but it naturally filters the air, keeps stank off your clothes, and makes us all look like green thumbs.

0 Designer: Elliott Mariess

Auto design that floats my boat...

Auto design that floats my boat…

Design mash-ups can be so much fun. Take this 1963 Corvette Stingray inspired boat design by Swedish designer Bo Zolland. He takes the split-back window design of the classic American muscle car and fuses it into a watercraft that manages to come off very futuristic and ultra luxurious at the same time.

0 Designer: Bo Zolland

Cooking with a Twist

Cooking with a Twist

Here is a fun new way to cook that could either really annoy some chefs out there or really make many of us happy for the added built in convenience. The “Arcus” is a freestanding stove concept created in cooperation with Miele & CIE. AG. The interesting aspect of this stove is the built in ability to raise or lower the heat with a simple twist of the pot or pan you are cooking with.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada

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