Calling all design visionaries! A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Uncategorized

You know, we at Yanko really live for design award programs. They’re our beehives for amazing design content, and nothing gives us more joy than sharing inspirational designs with you guys! A’Design Awards and Competition is one such beehive that always supplies us, and in...

DSLRUOK?

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Uncategorized

DSLRs are the “high end” tools of amateur and professional photographers. While many believe their form factor is the perfect product of decades of refinement in ergonomics and function, it also means it might be stuck in the past. The DSLRUOK explores an impressive array...

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Friday, October 14th, 2016 - Uncategorized

Throughout all his adventures, Sherlock Holmes’ iconic pipe is perhaps the most memorable recurring element. It’s also the inspiration for cigar pipe maker Peterson of Dublin’s popular Sherlock Holmes Series loved by pipe smokers. To commemorate their 150th anniversary, designer Jong Hyuk Bae developed this...

For what you can’t see…

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Uncategorized

Pollen… bacteria… dust mite feces. Gag. But you’re super clean, so not in your house right?! Think again. These micro-sized particles are everywhere from your bed and couch to your clothes. But just because they’re not visible doesn’t mean you can’t clean them! Introducing, the...

BMW took the YD challenge!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Uncategorized

It’s hilariously karmic, when I wrote this article about a BMW Motorrad concept bike that ushered in the age of self-driven two-wheelers, I also issued a shout-out, asking designers world over to give fuel to the fire and make autonomous bikes as popular as autonomous...

CKIE Product of the week – Bookmark Light

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 - Uncategorized

Isn’t it just wonderful when you read about something on a design blog and then you instantly get the opportunity to buy it for yourself?? We covered the Bookmark Light a few months back and I instantly thought to myself, boy I’d love to own...

Little Clip, Lotta Light

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Uncategorized

Winter is coming… but that doesn’t mean you have to be left in the dark! Perfect for cold weather, the “made in vain” light was designed to be used without taking your gloves off. It looks similar to a clothespin and works in much the...

Charging cable that turns the tables!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Uncategorized

MicroUSBs suck. Lightning Connectors are alright. And I can’t help being a little amused but Apple’s Magsafe charger for the laptop clearly has the best kind of connector, but oh Apple, you elitist enigma, you reserved it only for the Macbooks! Luckily for us, the...

I can’t believe it isn’t Papier Mache!

Monday, October 10th, 2016 - Uncategorized

You see a lamp, I see a great number of possibilities. The Dome is actually a Paper-Concrete Composite. So it’s paper based, yet sturdy. Think about the kind of furniture we could make with this technique! Even bricks, to build a home! Dome comes with...

Motorola just did a Phonebloks!

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - Uncategorized

Alas, Google Ara. It wasn’t your time. May you rest in peace. However, thanks for giving us Moto Z! Moto Z is creating a buzz in the tech world by making a very bold move and being a truly modular phone with third-party snap-on accessories....