Simple Music Stick

Simple Music Stick

Why fuss over the defunct iPod Classic when we have refreshing new ideas like the Mobile Audio Player Concept to toy with. This music player specialized in streaming services like the iTunes Radio, Spotify, etc. Designed with a simple and intuitive user interface, the player is slick and easy to use.

0 Designer: Kizuku Kitada - SPECT DESIGN

Hammer No Hurt ‘em

Hammer No Hurt ‘em

So the point of this Hammelean hammer is to drive in a nail into the wall with minimum pressure to your wrist and hand. Sounds like a simple plan with advanced physics thought process, and a little bit of design engineering. What do you think … will it work?

0 Designers: Junki Ahn, Cho Jungin, Kim Hyeokjoon and Km Juil

Abstract Anatomy-Inspired Lighting

Abstract Anatomy-Inspired Lighting

Appropriately called the Bionic Floor Light, this unique home lamp solution takes inspiration from our very own human anatomy. Its limb-like curves are a subtle allusion to the shape of arms and legs while a voronoi style structure (made of Dupont corian) mimics muscular fibers in an abstract way. The resulting aesthetic is both organic and effective as it creates soft, indirect illumination with patterned shadows.

0 Designer: Ol'ha Shevchenko

Oil Tanker Turned Luxury Toy

Oil Tanker Turned Luxury Toy

From the same designers of the MY50M and Migaloo Submarine comes the world’s largest yacht design concept based on a 280 meter long SuezMax tanker platform. The project is named Imāra. The mega-ist of mega-yachts, the upcycled oil tanker turned private luxury floating residence may be larger than life but it’s also more environmentally friendly in comparison to newly constructed vessels. See what you get with all that room!

0 Designer: Motion Code: Blue

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