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Organize your workspace with this 12-in-1 modular desk organizer

Throughout the working day, our desks can become cluttered and deeply unorganized messes that limit our potential through creating distractions and reducing efficiency. This is only made worse by the abundance of cables that weave around our desks. We need something that contains all the essential items and places them within one organized location. The Stealtho Desk organizer is here to do just that; It carries an array of features that keep everything you need in one tidy place!Stealtho is t...
Tags: Deals, Post, Design, MacBook Air, Skype, Stationery, Modular, Product Design, Desk Organizer, Stealtho, Vitaliy Savriga, Vitaliy SavrigaClick, Apple Samsung Sony Nokia


The Hashy bottle deserves to be in a contemporary art museum

If I asked you to imagine a water bottle, you’d probably think of a flimsy, disposable plastic PET bottle with a branding-label around its waist. Even if you go a step further to look at reusable plastic bottles or even metal thermoses, there’s an underlying design that unites all of them into an invisible category. This invisible category (which helps you differentiate between the bottle designs for water, or beer, or ketchup) is a nice guideline to follow, but more often than not, it results...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Water Bottle, Product Design, Random, Perrier, Daniel Joo, Hashy, Daniel JooClick, Reusable Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle


A Truly Pocket-Sized Projector!

Being able to share memories with friends whilst on-the-go or immerse yourself in films on the big-screen whilst in the comfort of your own home is possible with the use of a projector. The Swivel Projector concept takes this to the next level with the use of small dimensions and a nifty operation method.Swivel is truly pocket-sized. The tightly packed unit fits comfortably within the palm of the hand, meaning it can be carried around almost unnoticeable. When the projector is not in use you wou...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Projector, Product Design, Seokmoon-Woo, Swivel Projector


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here

The advent of electronics had ushered in the third Industrial Design revolution but we are slowly moving beyond the realm of tangible, screen-based interactions to discover multiple new possibilities. These discoveries are the cause for which, the World Economic Forum and many other leading research agencies are deeming the upcoming trends as the fourth Industrial Revolution. In the article below, Paul Hobcraft explains what exactly does this fourth revolution entail and how will it affect the i...
Tags: Design, Manufacturing, World Economic Forum, Yanko Design, Doblin, Paul Hobcraft


A plywood stool with some bounce!

Exploiting plywood’s ability to be flexible but hold its shape rather well, designers from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen created the Mågen stool, a stool that takes inspiration from Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool, but adds some bounce to it! Comprised of six individual molded plywood pieces, the Mågen stool allows you to sit on it, and the two upper plywood layers flex under your weight, giving you the feeling of sitting on a cushion. The flexible layers not only make the Må...
Tags: Design, Copenhagen, Product Design, Seating, Plywood, Stool, Magen, Sori Yanagi, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Fatima Fransson, Pernille Løgstrup Iversen, Rikke Palmerston


This robot will park your car for you as you rush to the airport

We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, France, Car, Automotive, Airport, Robot, Lyon, Product Design, Lyon France, Lyon Airport, Self-parking, Robots/Drones, Stanley Robotics, Lyon Saint Exupéry


Turn your wired Bose headphones into a truly wireless headset!

There’s a higher likelihood of your headphone having a 3.5mm jack than your phone having a 3.5mm input… but don’t ditch your headphones for wireless ones yet! It’s exactly what these large corporations want! To have you adopt standards that help them further their vision. Your wired set of headphones are more than capable of being your primary headphones, the only hurdle is turning them wireless. The AirMod by Bolle & Raven helps that happen. Designed here for the Bose QuietComfort QC25 headphon...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Wireless, Bose, Product Design, Portable Audio, QuietComfort, AirMod, Bolle Raven, QC25, Bolle RavenClick


Breathe purified air from the outside with Airnanny on the inside!

The quality of the air that’s circulating our homes is of growing concern, and one which can be addressed with the implementation of an air purifier. The AirNanny is a fresh air system that increases the quality of the air through a series of innovative features. Removing the magnetic front from the sleek, yet inconspicuous, unit reveals three levels of filtration which are set with the task of eliminating 99% of bacteria, viruses, fine particulates and even odors, from the air!The user has the ...
Tags: Design, Appliances, Product Design, Air Purifier, AirNanny, Olga Kalugina


Imagine if you just needed one bag all your life… the Onli Pack was designed to be it

You probably have a laptop bag, a travel bag, a sports duffle, probably a camera bag too, a check-in suitcase for flights, and a handy carry-on case. Designer David Logan was audacious enough to ask the question, what if you didn’t need that many bags? Quite aptly titled Onli, Logan’s bag design aims at being the only bag you need to own. Whether it’s to carry a laptop strapped to your back, or to carry your luggage on a plane, the Onli Travel Venture Pack shapeshifts between a conventional ba...
Tags: Deals, Design, Backpack, Nepal, Bags, Tsa, Popular, Product Design, Random, YKK, David Logan, Onli Venture Pack, Onli Logan, Onli, David LoganClick, Onli Venture Rolling Pack


YD Design Storm #24

The YD Design Storm takes a look at products, services, and spaces that are storming the internet. The idea? To turn internet-storming material into brainstorming material! Scroll down for our collection of handpicked works from design websites, portfolios, and social media. Get inspired, save projects, pin images, or share links with fellow design enthusiasts!Watch this space for your digest of design brain-fodder… and an ever-evolving map of design trends!Copenhagen Islands CPH 01 by Marshall ...
Tags: Design, Best Of, Product Design, Steven Harris, Magnus Maarbjerg, Marshall Blecher, Copenhagen Islands, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Ripatti, Boston House


The Akula’s design looks heavily shark-inspired, and for a good reason

If you’re going to call your car Akula, or literally Russian for shark, you better follow up on that promise. Designed by British supercar company Ginetta, the Akula pretty much stood out from all the other cars at the Geneva Motor Show. After all, with something that looks so over-the-top, your eyes are bound to gravitate to it. In fact, when asked why the Akula was designed the way it was, chairman Lawrence Tomlinson commented: “The concept behind the Akula was to build something truly indiv...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Shark, Automotive, Luxury, British, Supercar, Ginetta, Akula, Ginetta the Akula, Lawrence Tomlinson


Is my gadget waterproof? Demystifying the water+dust resistant IP standards

The IP rating is pretty much a standard part of every modern-day gadget’s feature list. It’s also the detail that one usually skims through to get to more important details like battery life, internal memory, warranty period, etc. We’ve thrown around IP ratings too, without really delving into the details much, so this article will help clear any doubts you may have regarding your gadget, how waterproof it is (or if it is even waterproof), and will give you the low-down on how the IP rating is j...
Tags: Design, Editorial, Waterproof, Product Design, Dustproof, IP rating, YouTuber JerryRigEverything, YD Talks, Demystifying


The TIMIO is a child-friendly tech-toy that introduces learning without the tech addiction

I heard something extremely interesting the other day. Children in homes with smart speakers had gotten so used to talking to the AI that they would often begin projecting human-like behavior on these voice assistants. Saying please, saying thank you, etc. While at first, I thought about how lovely that sounded, my second reaction was quite the opposite. These are artificial lines of code! They aren’t humans! They shouldn’t be humanized, and more so, children shouldn’t have to live in a world ...
Tags: Deals, Toys, Design, Children, Popular, Product Design, Random, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Peter Gal, Basile Fattal, TIMIO, Peter GalClick


The ZTE Axon V doesn’t have a notch… It has a tab.

I’m not sure how I feel about the ZTE Axon V, but it sure is inventive as hell. For starters, it’s managed to crack the notch and camera punch hole problem and delivers on a complete bezel-less screen experience without moving parts… but its lack of a notch has led the front-facing camera to manifest somewhere else. This is the ZTE Axon V, and it’s the world’s first smartphone… with a TAB.Reminiscent of folders that have tabs in the side (to let you open to a particular category), or for the mor...
Tags: Design, Nokia, Smartphone, Cellphones, ZTE, Product Design, Tab, Gage, Axon V, ZTE Axon V


The world’s first Technical Leather Backpack with 12-in-1 versatility

I write a lot about bags. It’s the nature of my job. It’s also the nature of my job to find the best in each bag and highlight it, making sure the reader who’s looking for that exact feature finds a bag that they’ll end up owning and loving. Every now and then I come across a bag with a nice feature. It’s either anti-theft, or it’s modular, or trackable, or just darn stylish, but the Wings bag by Wool & Oak is different.Around 15 seconds into the video above, I knew I was looking at something ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Wings, Bags, Product Design, Johnathan Webster


This Microsoft Ultrabook converts into a gaming workstation with the reinforcer dock!

The Microsoft XYV concept beautifully bridges the gap between immensely capable gaming laptops and the conveniently thin media laptops. In the ever-adapting world of laptops, if you want a laptop that carries desktop-level of performance, it’s likely that you will have to compromise on both aesthetics and practicality, which is far from ideal when using the laptop in a more conventional and casual manner, where a thinner laptop would be more suited.The Microsoft XYV concept is a sleek and compac...
Tags: Design, Technology, Microsoft, Laptop, Laptops, Product Design, Yonghwan Kim, Graphic Card, Microsoft Ultrabook


Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week

As a part of our careers-related columns, these are our top five picks of the best industrial design opportunities on Yanko Design’s recruitment platform YD Job Board. This week brings you openings at the giant of all eyewear brands Luxottica (of the Ray-Ban, Oakley, and many of the top fashion house brands fame…), backpackers dream manufacturer Osprey, Johnson & Johnson and even a chance to design a boat with the White River Marine Group Company among other options!Check out Yanko Design Job Bo...
Tags: Design, Colorado, America, North America, Bass Pro Shops, Luxottica, Triton, Forbes, San Juan Mountains, Holly, Johnson Johnson, Springfield Missouri, Knoll, U S Green Building Council, Yanko Design, Yanko


The Twist Pen is all about creating an unforgettably satisfying user-experience

“What we experience, and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things.” – Jeremy Finch.That’s what the Twist Pen is all about. Creating a UX that’s so good it instantly gets etched in one’s memory. Whether it’s the pen’s satisfying twist-and-click actuation, or the textures around the grip and the twisting knobs, or even the pen’s weighted, cool metallic feel. The Twist is a modern classic. It isn’t edgy, it doesn’t over-innovate, and it isn’t disposable. It’s...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, US, Popular, Pen, New England, Dlc, Product Design, Random, Edc, Parker, Jeremy Finch, Adam Ryan, Machine Era, Twist Pen


Millclock company plans to mass-produce Nixie Tubes for designers and hobbyists

This year is, for all intents and purposes, the year of the retro wave. The Moto Razr is relaunching, Disney is practically remaking all their glorious movies, and nixie tubes may just be making a full comeback too!The use of Nixie tubes dates back to the 50s, being used as light-up numeric indicators in various technical equipments. These tubes were hand-crafted, and required a great deal of technical expertise to manufacture. Needless to say, the tubes were soon replaced by flipboard display...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Disney, Stationery, Product Design, Nixie Tubes, Millclock Company


I could really get used to this notch-less Google Pixel 4 design…

It’s good to see the Pixel surrender that incredible notch it managed to acquire last year. The Pixel 3 was considered the pinnacle of Google’s smartphone tech, and actually housed the best smartphone camera in 2018, but it left a lot to be desired. For starters, the Pixel 3 still had pretty thick bezels on the top and bottom, and the Pixel 3XL had a massive notch on the top, much bigger than any other notch on any other phone (Google said this was because of the wide-angle selfie camera). Based...
Tags: Google, Design, Cellphones, Pixel, Product Design, Google Pixel, Jonas Daehnert, Jonas Dähnert, Phone Designer, Pixel 4


YD JOB ALERT: NewDealDesign is looking for an Industrial Designer to join their team!

NewDealDesign, founded and headed by Gadi Amit, has always been on our watchlist for creating some of the most game-changing products for practically household companies. NewDealDesign helped design the first Lytro camera, a large part of Fitbit’s product catalog, and even created the blueprint for Google’s modular Project Ara phone! The company, for long, has had an obsession with the intersection between design and technology, and has shaped how we perceive these new, revolutionary technologie...
Tags: Google, Design, San Francisco, United States, Job Board, Product Design, San Francisco California, San Francisco California USA, New Deal Design, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, Gadi Amit


The Manta Mouse is a mouse and mousepad all-in-one!

The Manta Mouse takes inspiration from the Manta Ray, with its wide, stingray-inspired design. At the very center is a bulbous volume forms the bulk of the mouse, the part your palm rests on, while the rest of the mouse skirts around the side. This side-skirt essentially works as a cushion for the base of your palm, promising to give your hand a comfortable place to rest as you operate the mouse. The mouse’s finish looks like blackened cork too, so you’ve essentially got yourself a mouse that is...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Mouse, Desktops, Laptops, Product Design, Computer Mouse, Manta Ray, Render Weekly, Alberto Aguado Baudil, Manta Mouse


A Suitcase for The Visually Impaired

Visual impairment shouldn’t limit the individual’s ability to travel and experience new and exciting places, however, navigating unfamiliar environments can bring a set of significant challenges. This is the problem that Guide sets outs to solve… and it does so in a clever and stigma-free way!‘Guide’ has been designed to provide the individual with assistance and convenience, and this starts with its self-driving ability. Four cameras accurately map the surrounding environment, allowing Guide to...
Tags: Design, Medical, Suitcase, Visually Impaired, Product Design, Braille, Cheolsu Park, Four way Detection Camera Guide, Fingerprint Recognition Fingerprint


Double your capacity and compress travel items 4x faster!

The Pacum literally saves more space than it occupies. The tiny handheld vacuum allegedly packs more punch than a Dyson, allowing you to seal and store your clothes in air-tight bags, eliminating any pockets of air that may take up space in your suitcase. The Pacum comes with an attachment that lets you vacuum-pack your clothes, storing more inventory in the same space, making packing more efficient and economical. Clothes that are vacuum-packed stay wrinkle-free and fresh for longer too.The P...
Tags: Deals, Design, Dyson, Product Design, Wei


A More Efficient Approach to Cleaning

Whilst nifty robotic vacuum cleaners make a tedious and laborious task far more convenient, they are simply not as efficient as the real-deal; their inability to maneuver around complex obstacles or ascend and descend stairs leads them to require a human to return to the areas that it missed, with a more conventional vacuum. This observation led to the creation of Lizard, which aims to offer a smarter and easier cleaning experience!The bottom section of Lizard operates as a smart robotic vacuum;...
Tags: Design, Appliances, Vacuum, Product Design, Lizard, Ikhyeon Kim, Yungi Min, Jinsu Shim, SangHyeon Na


YD Design Storm #23

The YD Design Storm takes a look at products, services, and spaces that are storming the internet. The idea? To turn internet-storming material into brainstorming material! Scroll down for our collection of handpicked works from design websites, portfolios, and social media. Get inspired, save projects, pin images, or share links with fellow design enthusiasts!Watch this space for your digest of design brain-fodder… and an ever-evolving map of design trends!De Medici by Ihor HavrylenkoBreastfeed...
Tags: Design, Best Of, Product Design, De Medici, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Ihor HavrylenkoBreastfeeding Bench


MUJI X Sensible 4’s Self-Driving Bus premiered in Finland. We got a chance to sit in it!

It’s only natural that the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving bus would come out of Finland. Finland, believe it or not, is often considered to be the ‘Silicon Country’ that gave the world Nokia and pretty much set the very blueprint for mobile communications. Nokia was founded in Finland, and for over two grand decades before Apple launched the iPhone, Nokia was the standard to beat. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that your first phone was a Nokia (I know mine was). Post-2010 whe...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Japan, Design, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nokia, Automotive, Finland, Popular, Editorial, Helsinki, Product Design, Muji


Let’s forget about folding displays for a bit and admire Insta360’s folding camera!

The idea behind the Evo’s design is a simple, but unique one. 3D cameras and 360° cameras have one thing in common… the presence of at least two lenses. Where those lenses face in relation with each other, and the type of lens determines the kind of media you capture. Lenses that sit side by side (with a rough distance of 2.5 inches between them) can capture two different channels corresponding to the left and right eye, creating a sense of depth, and therefore a 3-dimensional video or image. ...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Camera, Cameras, 3D, Product Design, 360, Evo, Folding, Insta360, AR / VR


This smart suitcase has a built-in checklist to remind you what to pack!

Genius Pack has slowly and steadily become a pretty hard-to-forget name in the travel-accessories circuit. Not operating like traditional companies like Delsey, Samsonite, Rimowa and such, Genius Pack’s business model has always been a research-driven design company. One of those classic crowd-built crowd-funded companies you hear about that put heavy focus on what the target audience wants, Genius Pack’s suitcases have quite a lot of features you still don’t see in mainstream luggage companie...
Tags: Deals, Design, Bags, Tsa, Alfred, Product Design, Power Pack, Alfred Chehebar, Delsey Samsonite Rimowa, Alfred ChehebarClick


A Beautifully Minimalistic Rock Lamp

Sometimes it’s the strikingly beautiful properties of natural, raw materials that makes a product as desirable as it is, and this can certainly be said for the COTE Lamp. This minimal desk lamp takes jagged fragments of rocks, and encapsulates them within a cylindrical form that sits at the base of the lamp. The concave top makes for a useful dish for holding loose change and keys!The natural, uneven aesthetic of the base is juxtaposed with the clean, uniform lines of the rest of the metal lamp....
Tags: Design, Lamp, Lighting, Product Design, Cote Lamp, Sasha Hamolin