Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1

As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design’s Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It’s all about the imagination and inspiration that

at King Of Christmas save money at the same time with one of our many beautiful artificial Christmas trees

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A young couple in Musashino, Tokyo built this small, unassuming-looking home directly across from the lush Nogawa Park. They weren’t just looking for a home; they wanted to build a space that was an art gallery, a studio, and a community café.

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They hired architects Flat House to help them realize their vision. In a complete reversal of most home


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An ordinary traditional farmhouse in Ghent, Belgium appears to have a retro-futuristic spaceship docked beside it, ready to take off into the air. The rounded, copper-clad extension comes complete with submarine-style glass port holes, described by architects Atelier Vens Vanbelle as “a cocktail of science fiction and nostalgia.”

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Not only does this highly unusual, stylized home addition accommodate an extra


Swing things are back in a big way, making the new MyFace Fable collection the must-see of the season. The Fable line of hanging chairs and sofas takes the traditional swing seat to new heights – about a foot of the ground, to be exact! Word-plays aside, the collection is a more lovable, more livable interpretation of a porch swing,


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Built in 2004, the Lucky Drops House by Atelier Tekuto remains one of the most striking examples of the Japanese approach to building on extremely narrow plots of land. In fact, it’s one of the slimmest buildings in the world, its razor-sharp profile enhancing the fact that it measures just two feet wide at its narrowest point in the rear.


CKIE: Shop Till You Drop Without Breaking The Bank

There are three different kinds of shoppers: Avid Shoppers, Hate-them Shoppers and Smart Shoppers. This holiday season; let’s make sure ALL of us are Smart Shoppers! This means getting gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank! CKIE, our online store, features innovative designs that are exclusive and hard-to-find. As a


Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

All good things must come to an end, and so must the Giveaway Love, hence today is the last day! The super popular Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern is giving away an Szanto 2253 Watch to one lucky winner right here on Yanko


Foodie Meets Scientist

The BIO-LAB Kitchen takes inspiration from the concept of creating sustainable food products by manipulating biological systems. At its heart, it uses special bacteria that ferment the food waste composite to create water and energy sources. One type is bioelectricty, which can be produced using scraps that nano-bacteria use to create a chemical reaction that translates into


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There are people who can travel light, and there are people who have to take everything they own with them when they travel. If you fall into the latter category, the My Bag washbasin from Ceramica Olympia might appeal to your travel sensibilities.

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The very odd washbasin design got its name from its most noticeable attribute: its portability. The ceramic


Natural Skin can include Domino Tomato appliances which are exclusively designed for Minacciolo and feature a black base color and tomato red knobs.

We love how the hot and cold taps are defined by the tomato red and black shades.

The cabinets can be composed into large monolithic structures to subdivide zones, removing the need for architectural walls.

The cabinets

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