Elegant Trash Bin?

Elegant Trash Bin?

It seems like those words just don’t belong together. When can anything that holds trash be elegant? Well, when Li Jianye designs one it can. Let me introduce you to my new friend Flexibin. This little Flexibin was designed for someone like me, who has a pile of plastic grocery store bags piled up in a box in the Laundry room. Now, those pesky little plastic bags can be put to good use with Flexibin.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Quick, Forward this to Jamie Oliver!

Quick, Forward this to Jamie Oliver!

We’ve all seen the food pyramid before. You know, that thing that hangs on the wall of the dentist we try to convince we’ve been brushing 3 times a day? Considering all the rhetoric out there on healthy eating it seems amazing that no one has thought of this before. The Pyramid lunch box by Li Jianye categorizes your lunch according to the food groups with the intention to guide the user to a healthier lifestyle through a balanced diet.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Coverflow goes Manual

Coverflow goes Manual

Without getting into an audiophiles debate over music formats, it’s fair to say that for many of us, our music collection still exists in a physical form. Most of these collections I would guess do more dust gathering than anything else. Designer Li Jianye is attempting to breathe new life into such collections with his predictably titled “iShelf”. The iShelf brings Apple’s coverflow to your physical collection, displaying your choice albums in the now universally recognized format.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Attracted to time

Attracted to time

Who here remembers Harry? That lovable toy consisting of a cartoon picture of a bald man that you would move magnetic shaving around and create your own hair style and beards? Well that is the basic principal behind this pocket watch concept by Li Jianye. “Time Sand” takes a magnetized minute and hour hands and attracts the help of metal shavings (powdered iron) to display the time. Just shake up the watch and find out what time it is.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Crucify My Love

Crucify My Love

For quite a while I used to believe that infidelity is a state of mind. This was till I realized that porn and men are like inseparable and therefore every man would be a fantasizing infidel! Better than putting a leash on your partner and curbing natural instincts, is the set of TooRings that “Fix Your Love”. The set consists of 4 rings that represent practical advice of tightening your relationship, not screwing it up, smoothing the rough patches and building bridges.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Long Distance Glass

Long Distance Glass

One of the reasons why I adore Li Jianye’s works is his simplistic approach to design. Be it the original Flexibin or the iShelf; both exude charm, wit and thoughtful detailing. This time around he has a functional toy for us, The Telescup, a set of drinking glasses that coordinate to become an impromptu telescope. Now isn’t this what we call clever!

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Best of Yanko Design 2009

Best of Yanko Design 2009

The year 2009 can be marked as one of the most defining years for Yanko Design and its community. The year can be re-capped with the Best of 2009, but on the same note it’s important to iterate our accomplishments. When the world was facing its worst global recession in decades, (including the design industry as a whole), YD on its part grew its outlook by innovating to stay ahead of the game. For a moment you can actually say that Innovation has been the theme symbolic to YD and this year’s best designs.

Best of January 2009

Best of January 2009

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 January 2009.

Ten Creative Garbage Bin Concepts And Designs

Ten Creative Garbage Bin Concepts And Designs

Is cleanliness really next to godliness? I dunno about you but I feel we have more messed up brains than trashy trashcans around the bend! Anyways, here’s a look at some really unusual and freaky concepts and designs that make the garbage bin a prized possession.

0 Designers: Various