Totes Adorbs Alarm Clock

Totes Adorbs Alarm Clock

Following the success of its predecessor, the Felt wall clock, the FeltTwo brings the same simplistic, soft aesthetic to your bedside! With a closer look, you’ll notice a perfect balance of materials in pressed felt and bamboo. Modern touches like laser engraving on the bamboo invoke a sense of fine craftsmanship. It’s sure to make getting up in the morning just a little easier… I mean, who could be mad at that face?!

0 Designer: Sebastian Herkner for LEFF Amsterdam

The Gentle Giant of the Skies

The Gentle Giant of the Skies

Oscar Viñals’ AWWA-VA “GIGAbay” concept takes green tech to the skies in the form of a giant cargo plane. Its unique oversized, front-loading holding bay is adaptable to a variety of goods including bulk packages and even other aircraft. Its powered by four hybrid engines with supplemental power from superconductive technologies, a fuel cell stack, wind generators and solar energy, making it the eco-friendliest way to fly. Big structure, little impact!

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Enlightening Light

Enlightening Light

If you’re reading this on your computer right now, chances are you AREN’T one of the vast groups of people lacking electricity (and therefore light) in the world. The Infinite Light is for them! Designed as a replacement for dangerous kerosene lamps, it harnesses the suns energy during the day to provide safe light at night. It actually kills two birds with one stone by using a ready-to-use flexible solar panel and battery system that can be placed directly in discarded plastic bottles. Once inside, it’s protected and ready to use for a lifetime.

0 Designer: Dr. Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis

Get a First Look at KeyShot 5

Get a First Look at KeyShot 5

You know, some of the products featured on Yanko Design are concept renderings and many of you are already familiar with KeyShot, the 3D rendering and animation software used to create the visuals for a lot of them. Luxion has released the next version of the software, KeyShot 5. A lot of designers loved the Toon shading, new materials and physical lighting that came with KeyShot 4. Well, KeyShot 5 takes all that up a notch. Here’s a quick overview of the highlights.

0 Available: At KeyShot

Simple As Six

Simple As Six

Lo and Behold! It has a 4.7-inch screen and iOS 9; yes…we have yet another iPhone 6 Concept out to stimulate our imagination. This why I love Yanko Design – we get to view inspiration, innovation, form and function…all from the frontline.

0 Designer: Giorgi Tedoradze

Super Sensing Smart Trinket

Super Sensing Smart Trinket

Working in tandem with a user’s smartphone, Sensbloks are an array of interchangeable sensors that can collect a variety of parameters and alert the user. For example, the first is called “Atmoblok” and allows you to monitor air quality, UV index, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure data which are relayed to your phone for easy deciphering. Possibilities for other applications are endless! Smoke alarms, security systems, motion detection… you get the idea!

0 Designer: GivingShape for Sensaris

A Home for Your Headphones

A Home for Your Headphones

From the makers of the ingenious Slate Mobile AirDesk and its big brother SlatePro comes the latest in creative storage. Take it from us, these guys know organization! ! It’s called the Beats by Dre Station and, as you might’ve guessed from the name, it’s the perfect place to keep your precious cans! Crafted from a single sheet of bamboo, it pairs perfectly with your desktop and even has a place to dock your iPhone or iPod. Get it here!

0 Designer: iSkelter

The Right Spot(Light)

The Right Spot(Light)

Woodspot is hitting us in the right spot! It’s the latest lamp design from Alessandro Zambelli and it’s mmm mmm good! Handcrafted from solid pine, its unique shade serves as both diffuser and support. The resulting profile is both striking and whimsical, certain to be a conversation starter. In playful pastels and natural wood finish, it’s the perfect balance of modern and cozy. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti

A Pair of NINJA for Your Feet

A Pair of NINJA for Your Feet

UPDATE: Preorders Open Till July 18th, 2014

The thing about shoes is that you want them to be light, comfortable, fashionable and durable. Look down on your feet, does your current pair offer you all of this? Thought as much! Why subject your feet to blisters and pain in the name of style, when you can easily get all of the above with Unbelievable Testing Laboratory’s THE NINJA Shoes. Innovative in design and materials, each Microfiber pair weighs less than 260 grams.

0 Designer: THE UT.LAB [ Preorder NOW ]

Hand-cranked Coffee Machine

Hand-cranked Coffee Machine

The Manual Coffee Machine is a single shot coffee maker that works with a hand-crank. Those who love to brew their personal blend and grind it fresh, this one design that you hope comes to life asap. The main reason being that you’d love to grind your beans even in the wild – think summer camps where electricity is a pain.

0 Designer: Xie Ling Lin

Headphones Inspired by YOU

Headphones Inspired by YOU

When we think of “biomimicry,” we usually expect an exotic, animal-inspired advancement… but let’s not forget the untapped resource we carry with us every day: our own amazing bodies!  The Canal Headphones are a perfect example of human-biomicry that utilize a series of interlocking and twisting canals that acoustically enhance music as it makes its way to the ears. Think of them as an extension of your own hearing system!

0 Designer: Michael Lahood

Sailing on Ice

Sailing on Ice

The Kaira ice boat is a system of functional frames joined together to work like a sailboat, only it relies on wind-power only to skate along the ice. A steel stave runs the length of the boat and supports the mast and a runner-plank on which it rests at right angles to form a kite-shape for stretching the canvas. It runs on three steel skates attached at the edges. A single driver manipulates the canvas with a rope netting to increase or decrease speed between an amazing 30 and 100 mph!

0 Designer: Khitrova Anna

Adventure-Ready Pack

Adventure-Ready Pack

Whether it’s in our own backyard or as far as the moon, our desire to break free and explore is as human as making fire. The Tessel Anti-Gravity Pack is inspired by our most extreme explorations into outer space. The pack along with the Rover (pencil case), Lander (laptop bag), and Fuell Cell (accessories bag) allow you to put everything in its place and get out and explore uncharted territory. There’s a spot for everything an adventure might require!

0 Designer: Tessel Supply