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This pill-shaped wardrobe comes with an mirror to give you instant escapism!

When you tell a child to draw a wardrobe, he will always make it in the shape of a rectangle. Even as an adult when I go out shopping for room furniture, I can say about 99% of the closets I see are rectangular. Orior made a simple switch to the shape and it’s got everyone thinking “Wow! I never imagined a pill-shaped wardrobe” which just goes to show how conditioned we are to live within the walls (or doors) or what we know. But Orior decided to shatter the notions of regular expectations by ad...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Vintage, Wardrobe, Product Design, Furniture Design, Closet, Furniture Style, Orior, Narnia Orior

Warm organic products for you and your pet to bond over!

Pets are an integral part of our lives, in fact, it’s safe to say that we share our lives, homes, and hearts with them. They’re always around us, while we sleep, eat, rest, watch TV, basically as we go about our daily lives. In an attempt to emphasize and encourage this connection between humans and their pets, designer Laia Fusté Cusó designed Cluc. Cluc is a collection of objects designed especially for cats, a series of products for them to play with and learn from. These products encourage i...
Tags: Design, Pets, Product Design, Pet Product, Cluc, Laia Fusté Cusó, Pet Furniture Collection, Cluc Cluc

This no-screws Dougong Table assembles like Lego and looks like art

Alright, who is ready for a table that looks like art and does not come with a frustrating IKEA assembly guide? Because Boston-based designer Mian Wei has created this beautiful piece of furniture that marries minimal aesthetic with cultural heritage. The Dougong blocks from ancient Chinese architecture play a central role in the build and concept of the grid table – think of it as an advanced Lego challenge! Mian Wei won the Silver A’Design Award for this grid table in the homeware and furnitur...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Boston, Lifestyle, Competitions, Lego, Furniture, Chinese, Ikea, Interiors, Table, Product Design, Homeware, Accent, Woodwork

What Designers can do to design irresistible products

Hi, I am Kelly from Knack, where we help mobility brands make their products irresistible. I’ve come to realize that designing irresistible products feels elusive. High hopes and good intentions pour into one end of the product development pipeline and mundane products squirt out the other.You see plenty of seductive product designs on Pinterest and here on Yanko, so you know it’s possible. But what exactly do the designers of these products do differently in order to achieve irresistibility?If ...
Tags: Design, Pinterest, Education, Tennessee, Editorial, Chris, Product Design, Knack, Kelly, Detroit Michigan, College for Creative Studies, Yanko, YD Talks, Kelly Custer, Irresistible Products, Knack Design Studio

The GerTent’s design bases itself on one of the oldest alternative nomadic homes from Asia… the Yurt

The Mongolian Ger (also known by its Russian name, the yurt) is one of those designs that’s stood the test of time pretty well. Developed as not a recreational outdoor shelter, but a traveling house, this circular gazebo-style tent allowed travelers and settlers to migrate from one place to another while literally carrying their house with them.The reason the Ger has stuck around for so long is because of its ability to provide low-cost housing for all four seasons, while being incredibly easy...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, Design, Outdoor, Tent, Shop, Mongolia, Recreation, Product Design, Don, Great Plains, Ger, Yurt, GerTent, Saikhanbayar Sandagdorj

10 of our favorite Furniture Design Projects from the A’ Design Awards 2019

Here are a few of our favorite winners from the Furniture Design category at last year’s A’ Design Award and Competition. Now the purpose of this roundup is twofold. If you’re a fan of furniture design (either as a design lover, or as a furniture designer yourself), go ahead and bookmark this page for inspiration, or add these images to your Pinterest by clicking the Pin button at the top left of any image. The second purpose is to spark your imagination and get those creative juices flowing so ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Awards, Furniture, Beethoven, Shell, Product Design, Oceania, Eames Lounge Chair, A' Design Award and Competition, Luigi Colani, Selami Gündüzeri, Attila Stromajer, Eget, A' Design 2019, Eduardo Garcia Campos

This quirky anti-minimalism watch tells time twice!

Cool watch designs are always fun. They’re an expression of our style, and well, of course, a means of telling the time. However, Ji Lee’s Redundant Watch is as quirky as it gets! A communication designer at Facebook, Ji Lee collaborated with Anicorn to create a wristwatch version of his Redundant Clock, which had gained immense popularity. And Anicorn just released an exclusive version of the watch for MoMA. What’s so special about it? The quirky timepiece tells time twice! Instead of the conve...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Watch, Watches, Product Design, Moma, Accessories & Fashion, Ji Lee, Anicorn, Redundant Watch

Zero Waste Living is real with this food tracker that stores, tracks and replenishes your groceries!

Food wastage is something we all deal with it. In fact, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, one-third of the food produced in the world is wasted. This is primarily because we ourselves fail to understand how much food we consume. We buy more and consume less. It’s crucial for us to understand our food and grocery related needs and Bubble is here to help us out with that! Designed by Savin Dimov and Altino Alex, Bubble is a food tracker, that monitors our f...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Appliances, Kitchen Gadgets, Bubble, Product Design, Food Tracker, Savin Dimov, Zero Waste Living, Altino Alex, Altino Alex Bubble, Altino AlexResearch

The sound of music is what the grooves on this aluminum turntable represent!

Everyone loves a quintessential vinyl turntable. There’s something simply so magical and iconic about them! However, there hasn’t been much variation and experimentation when it comes to these turntable designs. Hence, product designer Yani Vandenbranden wanted to create a turntable that sets itself apart. A design that extends beyond an ordinary turntable, or what she calls a “360-degree product”. Vandenbranden’s turntable Bo is innovative and interesting. Crafted primarily from aluminum, Bo...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Product Design, Bo, B&O, Vinyl Turntable, Yani Vandenbranden, Vandenbranden

The world’s thinnest truly-wireless earphones don’t feel like a floss-box in your pocket

In the interest of consumer-friendliness, someone designed what is arguably the most satisfying pair of truly wireless earphones. The CARD20, as they’re called, come with a coveted iF 2020 Design Award for being incredibly slim, pocket-friendly, yet as robust and long-lasting as other truly wireless earphones on the market. They feature a capsule-shaped design that measures a stunning half-inch in thickness, allowing them to slide right into your pocket without creating that unsightly bulge. T...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Product Design, Portable Audio, AirPods, Truly Wireless Earphones, CARD20, Thinnest, YOBYBO

6 Big Trends Shaping Product Design in 2020

More than ever, today’s consumers want the newest technologies. And, increasingly, they’re willing to pay more for those technologies. But, they also want products that are environmentally responsible. And they increasingly want to buy products from authentic, relatable brands that share the dominant cultural values of our time. Businesses that…
Tags: Design, Sales, Product Design, Design Trends

Apple’s latest patent hints at a revolutionary curved glass iMac Pro

Given that we haven’t seen an iMac redesign since 2012, and that Apple’s just recently issued a couple of patents for a new iMac Pro, it’s safe to say that we may be looking at a redesigned iMac Pro in the near future. The patent image (which can be found at the end of the article) showcases an interesting monolithic take on the all-in-one Macintosh, featuring a slick unibody glass that transitions from screen to keyboard in one grand, singular motion. The screen literally folds downwards as soo...
Tags: Apple, Design, News, Desktops, Editorial, iMac, Product Design, Random, CNC, Dali, Jony, Imac Pro, Sarang Sheth, iMac 2020

A trauma surgeon redesigned the age-old car-jack to make it much safer to use

The CrossJack’s birth has a remarkable story to it. Invented by James Flippin, a trauma surgeon, the CrossJack came as an instinct to make life better… a trait doctors and designers both share with equal passion. Flippin was a young surgeon, tending to a trauma case where a man was gravely injured after a car fell off its jack and onto him. Flippin had to eventually deliver tragic news to the man’s family, and given that it was his first time delivering news of this nature, it impacted him pro...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Shop, Product Design, Flippin, Car Jack, Crossjack, James Flippin, Scissor Jack, James FlippinClick, Edgard Cremieu Javal, Joseph Jack Lafrance Interestingly, James Flippin Founder of CrossJack

Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley

A Fidget spinner enabled travel tool to keep your travel anxiety at bay!

How many of us have travel anxiety? It could be restless tapping of your feet while waiting at the boarding gate or in-flight fidgeting with the controls, we have all been there. This cool conceptual tool is not only a travel essential but also a fidget spinner that doesn’t look like it came with a happy meal. While most multipurpose tools are a combination of cutters, this titanium variant brings a lot more functionality than opening up like Wolverine’s claws!When you are traveling there are so...
Tags: Travel, Tools, Design, Lifestyle, SIM, Netflix, Outdoor, Everyday Carry, David Guetta, Titanium, Concept, Product Design, Wolverine, Travel Friendly, Multipurpose, Fidget Spinner

The bones of grass-fed cows were used to create this sustainable collection of tableware!

The restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Tarrytown, New York follows a very unique and intriguing philosophy. Its food is wholly nose-to-tail, this means they believe in utilizing all parts of the animal and are dedicated to culminating creative methods for eating the entire animal. No waste, nothing left behind. Since they were paying so much attention to food, the way it’s grown and utilized, ceramist Gregg F Moore decided to create a line of tableware that was in tune with their philosophy...
Tags: Design, Dining, Ceramics, Barber, Product Design, Tableware, Moore, Dan Barber, Blue Hill, Tarrytown New York, Drinkware, Green/Sustainable, Grass-Fed Bone China, Gregg F Moore, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Dan BarberMoore

A Scandinavian-styled minimalist cat litter-box that puts IKEA’s furniture to shame

Meet Jackson Cunningham. You could broadly call him a furniture designer, but his job description is a little more specific and a lot more obscure. Jackson designs furniture for cats.Realizing that readily available cat litter-boxes are either boring looking plastic trays or over-engineered, IoT-powered poop-shrines, Jackson went ahead and fashioned himself something that catered to his cat, as well as his space. The Cove is every bit a part of your household’s decor. It isn’t too ugly-looking...
Tags: Deals, Design, Pets, Ikea, Jackson, Shop, Product Design, Litter Box, Cove, Cat Litter, Jackson Cunningham, Tuft & Paw

This watch’s paracord wristband allows it to easily turn into a neck-worn stopwatch

Wristwatch, pocket-watch, stopwatch, the Artika Horizon 2 can seamlessly transition between all three avatars, thanks to its innovative use of a paracord-based wristband. The watch’s body sports hollow channels along the rim that guide the paracord, while a clasp helps secure the paracord strap around your wrist. To transition into pocket-watch or neck-worn stopwatch mode, just pull the paracord out of the clasp and slide the watch’s body to the opposite end and voila! The one-of-a-kind cord-bas...
Tags: Design, Watch, Watches, Product Design, Albert Rakhimzhanov, Artika Horizon 2, Stieglitz Academy

The Display Away Cabinet lets you showcase your belongings, with a sense of mystery

Designed to look like furniture meets Hollywood Squares, the Display Away cabinet is a reinterpretation of the traditional glass-faced cabinets often seen in homes, used to store trophies or chinaware. Designed by Stine Aas, the Display Away cabinet comes with a frosted glass front and individually backlit cabinet compartments that provide new aesthetic value to your belongings by showcasing them yet obscuring them from view. The silhouette art helps you appreciate your belongings literally from...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Product Design, Display Away, Stine Aas, Stine Knudsen Aas, Hollywood Squares the Display Away

Someone made a rotary mobile phone and it looks like the stuff of multiverses!

If you’re looking down at your smartphone right now as you read this, try to look beyond the illuminated pixels and fathom the amount of un-understandable technology that’s gone into making that thin smart-slab you’re holding between your fingers. In a mere span of 20 years, we’ve gone from landline telephones (which aren’t entirely complex) to giz-whiz 4G LTE touchscreens with the ability to upload and download immense amounts of data in split seconds. Skilled (and definitely eccentric) maker J...
Tags: Design, Cellphones, Popular, Recreation, Product Design, Random, Justine, Haupt, Dumbphone, Dumb-phone, Justine Haupt, Rotary Cellphone, Rotary Dial

The X-Scooter LOM solves vehicular congestion by just making mobility smaller

In almost every other industry, progress is always followed by adoption. Vinyls were followed by Cassettes, which were then dethroned by CDs, MP3 files, and finally online streaming. Progress leads to adoption, leads to optimization, followed by evolution, and then more progress. It’s a healthy cycle that allows technology and innovation to constantly provide a better experience to its end-user. Somehow that growth-cycle hasn’t seemed to make its dent in the automotive industry. We’re still, a...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Panasonic, Electric, Shop, Product Design, Lom, Glafit, X-Scooter, Safety Stability and Sustainability Your

Chair Designs that prove why they are the king of modern furniture!

A good chair design is extremely crucial. Whether it’s one for our work desk, dining table, or simply to lounge about in our living room, there should be no compromise when it comes to selecting a chair for any space. Comfort, functionality, and aesthetics should all be taken into consideration, not to mention an ergonomic form! Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative chair designs to help you spruce up your seating habits!Designed to be a part of Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomade collection...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, London, India, Office, Furniture, Product Design, Seating, Louis Vuitton, Josh Kline, Chair Designs, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Marc Ange, Botera

A bowl-shaped sharpener that turns your pencil shavings into an artistic display!

A good stationery design has the potential to totally brighten up my day. And if you’re a stationery enthusiast like me, I’m sure you feel the same. However, I’ve never paid much attention to pencil sharpeners. Simply because I consider them as a wholly functional product, which tend to create a mess, and lack any aesthetic value. However, designer Jiachun LV is here to prove me wrong. Jiachun’s Bowl Sharpener is shaped like a cute little soup bowl!The base of the bowl consists of the actual sha...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Bowl Sharpener, Jiachun LV, Stationery Design, Jiachun

Matternet needs a Senior Industrial Designer!

Matternet is the developer of the world’s leading technology platform for on-demand aerial delivery in urban environments. The company provides its technology platform as a service to healthcare, e-commerce and logistics organizations. In March 2017, Matternet became the first company in the world to be authorized for full operations of drone logistics networks over densely populated areas in Switzerland. Since then, Matternet has executed over 3,000 flights in Zurich, Bern, and Lugano. In May 2...
Tags: Design, Technology, US, UPS, Sony, Switzerland, Faa, Job Board, Product Design, Mountain View CA, Lugano, Matternet, Robots/Drones, Zurich Bern, YD Job Board, M2 Drone

The Nikola Badger is faster, more efficient, and arguably better looking than the Cybertruck

Joining the pickup-truck revolution with companies like Ford, Tesla, Rivian, General Motors, and even Hummer (did you catch that Super Bowl commercial?), Nikola Motor Company’s Badger is a Pickup with a, shall I say, conservative-futuristic aesthetic… but here’s where it does push boundaries. It accelerates faster than the single-motor rear-wheel-drive Cybertruck with a 0-60mph acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, has a higher peak horsepower of 960, and even overtakes the Cybertruck with a full-ba...
Tags: Design, Tesla, United States, Pickup Truck, Product Design, Hummer, Beaver, Badger, Nikola, Nikola Motor Company, Electric Pickup Truck, Cybertruck, Nikola Beaver, Nikola Badger, Ford Tesla Rivian General Motors

Make authentic Japanese matcha like the ancient masters with just one button!

Gone are the days when you just picked between tea and coffee; now it is about matcha, kombucha, spirulina, and activated charcoal drinks! Yes, everything in my previous sentence is real – it is enough to fluster anyone going to a cafe and trying to order healthy. My mother rightfully said “Why to pay for it outside when you can make it at home?” which brings me to another CES 2020 innovation award honoree – the matcha tea maker for home.This matcha maker is compact and sleek, making it perfec...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Lifestyle, Ces, Sustainable Packaging, Appliances, Sustainable Farming, Japanese, Sustainable, Japanese culture, Product Design, Matcha, Matcha tea, CES 2020, Green/Sustainable

Parametric ceramics that ditch the potter’s wheel for algorithms

I’d make some wise remark about spinning wheels versus spinning hard-disks, but it would probably require a fair bit of explanation. Parametric design is a term often used in industrial design and architecture to describe computer-aided design where algorithms become a part of the design process, and is a relatively new concept to ceramics and pottery (although to be true, it is gaining popularity). Jimmy Jian and Jack Liu’s use of parametric modeling in ceramics results in some stunning piece...
Tags: Home, Design, Ceramics, Product Design, Tableware, Liu, Parametric, Jian, Parametric Design, Jack Liu, Jimmy Jian, Parametric Ceramics

This pillow has a built-in cooling pad because nobody likes sweaty necks

When we covered the Dullo pillow last year, we were pretty intrigued by its rather nuanced take on sleep. Unlike most pillows that are just cotton stuffed in a rectangular sack (I’m oversimplifying), Dullo was designed for sleeping anywhere, anyhow. Its specially formed, dual-sided design was made to support you sleeping either on your back or your side, and with its unique layered design, even let you slide your hands in and sleep at your desk. The Dullo is now back as Dullo Plus, with essent...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Pillow, Product Design, Dullo pillow, Dullo, Dullo Plus

Annoyingly useless everyday products designed to make you squirm!

Most designers start out with one goal in mind, to create innovative and aesthetic designs that will totally blow our minds! However, industrial designer Katerina Kamprani had something else in mind. She took ordinary everyday products and decided to twist and tweak them, to create uncomfortable objects that would shock us, make us cringe, and eventually make us laugh! The Uncomfortable is a series of objects designed to, well, simply annoy us. Enjoy!It’s safe to say that The Engagement Mugs sim...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Living, Dining, Product Design, Drinkware, Katerina Kamprani, Everyday Objects, The Uncomfortable Collection, Uncomfortable Designs

This Apple Pencil-based dropper is a DJ that drops data instead of beats!

Remember the simpler childhood days of using the dropper to pick a color and spill it *carefully* on another sheet? We then advanced from papers to MS Paint and I doubt any of us were able to master that virtual dropper. Now we are in the Apple era but the nostalgia of the simple dropper is not lost and that was the inspiration for the iSpoid – a conceptual dropper that picks up data instead of colors and we are here for this!The motion of using a dropper to transfer colors was reinterpreted wit...
Tags: Apple, Productivity, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Stationery, Concept Design, Data Sharing, Concept, Product Design, Apple Accessories, Data Transfer, Chi-eun Jang, Jaegeun Kim, Productivity Boosting

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