2015's Pebble Watchface Picks!

2015′s Pebble Watchface Picks!

There’s nothing like the turn of a new year to get people thinking about their time! Why not reflect on your own with a new watchface for your Pebble Smartwatch?! Albert Salamon’s 2015 TTMM collection of faces includes a mix of puzzling, abstract and artistic ways to tell time in an alternative way. Naturally, there are 15 to choose from to suit your style or mood!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

This Lamp is a Man-eater

This Lamp is a Man-eater

Just when you thought it was safe on land… Ol’ha Shevchenko’s latest design brings the world’s most infamous apex predator into your home! Shaped from aluminum, finished with deep blue coloring, and fitted with dual side/upper light sources, the design is sure to be a sculptural centerpiece in any room. Whether you’re a Jaws fan or simply have a twisted sense of humor, the Shark Tail Floor Lamp is right at home anywhere from the beachside bungalow to the urban loft.

0 Designer: Ol'ha Shevchenko

The Upcycling Project

The Upcycling Project

By simply adding an aesthetic cap to it, designer Ryan Choi hopes to extend the useful life of a plastic bottle. Many bottles get dumped and wasted, so adding this cap not only extends the life but also adds purpose; for example making a vase out of the bottle – Upcycling the form.

0 Designer: Ryan Jongwoo Choi

Ready for the Samsung Galaxy 6?

Ready for the Samsung Galaxy 6?

The latest kid on the block is the Samsung Galaxy 6 concept phone. Its super simple and super thin, quite the candidate for #Bendgate … who knows! The design includes a high-performance speaker on the back and is crafted with durable metal material.

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

Organic Elegance

Organic Elegance

The latest from the Vezzini & Chen line of decorative interior items, the Geo, Dive In, and Close Up lighting objects apply natural inspiration to hand-crafted materials. From seeds to sea bubbles, the free-blown glass and hand-carved fine bone china are made to reflect organic elements as well as movement Pendant, wall or table lamp, there’s an elegant option for every need. 

0 Designer: Vezzini & Chen

Send Gifts Like Never Before!

Send Gifts Like Never Before!

There’s nothing like giving someone special a gift in person… but, that’s not always possible. Here’s the next best thing! Omni Present is a concept that revolutionizes gift-giving. Installed on any package, it will automatically call your phone when the long-distance recipient is opening their gift. Then you can yell SURPRISE!, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! or engage in a full length conversation with loved ones as if you were there. Hit the jump to see it in action & take a peek into FROLIC Studio’s unique inspiration process!

0 Designer: FROLIC Studio

World Design Rankings

World Design Rankings

Welcome 2015, the world of design is awaiting your take on the future. Like Karim Rashid once said that he has learnt to embrace change from a very early age, we too should brace ourselves for change in the early part of the year. Syncing in with changes, is the A’ Design Award & Competition and along with it are the World Design Rankings. We are sure you’d be curious to know if your country is leading the ranks, so we have for you the list after the jump.

0 Results: World Design Rankings

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

As Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, 2014 has been a year of acquiring more imagination than anything else. For dreamers are the crazy lot that can achieve the impossible! The world of design saw dreamers translating their imagination into path breaking innovations; the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch serve as a good example. At Yanko Design we saw some clever inspiring designs, and we’d like to recap them for you. Here’s the Top 30 Designs from 2014 … take a look…

0 Designers: Various

Wood is Good for Headphones!

Wood is Good for Headphones!

Maybe I’m dating myself, but do you remember when wood was the only option for speakers and TVs?! Well, wood is BACK in a big way and that includes portable audio. The Braun Bounce headphones look like and feel like they sound: smooth and natural! Real wood housings are paired with ultra-soft ear cushions and a minimalist headband for an original look that’s as beautiful as it is comfortable. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Rasam Rostami

For the Modern Teepee

For the Modern Teepee

Inspired by American Indian tribe craft, the Sioux coat rack is a subtle homage to customary woodworking during the age of bows and arrows. The design itself is a vertical representation of arrows shot into a target, with the base as the bullseye and 3 rods as arrows. As simplistic as it is sculptural, just structure is composed of just 4 components that are easily screwed together and unscrewed for easy transport.

0 Designer: NAB Design Studio

20 3D Printed Toys for Next Year!

20 3D Printed Toys for Next Year!

Already thinking about next year’s Christmas gifts?! Have the perfect gift in mind but not sure where to find it? Then why not PRINT IT?! Cults is a model repositories platform where you can download 3D files and print them with your 3D printer, a friend’s machine, or even search local printers close to your home or office! There’s nothing more original than a gift you made yourself, so here’s a list of 20 awesome 3D printed stocking stuffers!

0 Designer: Cults

A Beach's Best Friend

A Beach’s Best Friend

Not your typical MD, Dr. Recare is the autonomous mobile doctor designed to make marine cleanup a cinch. The 3D printing craft cleans sand, extracting plastic garbage from the other waste before heating it and applying to a mold to create a newly printed recycling bin. The new bin is placed in strategic locations at the beach where it’s needed most! It’s mobile 3D printing at its best!

0 Designer: Mingyu Jeong

Put Your Things in the Right Perspective

Put Your Things in the Right Perspective

Beautifully simple and practical, the 360 SHELF will change the way your organize your things! Easily adjustable at any angle, it has a variable span that ranges from a chic shelf for books and magazines, handy landing for your tech gizmos, or simply stashing and displaying your favorite knick knacks. One way to install… multiple ways to change. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Luka Pirnat