Minimalist Modular Light Art — Yanko Design

The 2017 Red Dot Award Winning Vector Light is a modular system of sculptural units that create intriguing shapes and patterns against any surface in addition to providing illumination. Each connectable section exists in the form of a folded square with a built-in diode. This unique construction presents unlimited possibilities for the intentional direction or…

How the Leica M10 Is Made — Cool Material

A Leica camera carries with it a fairly hefty price tag. If you’ve ever wondered why, allow this video to show you part of the reason. This is how the Leica M10 ($7,000) is made. The first thing you’ll notice is, the camera is built by hand. Instead of the cold, impersonal touch of a…

The Light that Casts No Shadows! — Yanko Design

I stand before you with what I believe is the best working/outdoor light ever made. The MESA, designed by high-end lighting design specialist Ravi Varma, stands over any workspace, illuminating your working area in a way that A. Doesn’t shine light directly in your eyes, and B. Doesn’t cast visible shadows on the workspace, because…

Alexa, refined.

If your Alexa device looks a little too gadgety for your taste, you might like O-JIA. The Alexa-compatable series features 3 distinct shapes and sizes designed with a softer, more elegant aesthetic. No messy buttons or big logos, they’re clean and smooth with an intuitive touch-pad interface on top. Experience enhanced hifi sound and far-field…

141 Best Designed Products

Proving design is truly a universal language, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017—hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)—attracted hundreds of entries from 54 countries on six continents. Top winners and the 64 Bronze winners are revealed. Which 25 designs won Gold—and which 52 designs won Silver—will be unveiled on Aug. 19…

Design Museum 01.06.17

Now that the year is over, deadlines are in and exams are done, I thought it was time for another trip to the Design Museum in Kensington to see what had changed since I had last been there in November when it first opened. The first unintentional stop was in the Design Museum shop which sold…

A New Spin on the Fan — Yanko Design

Ceiling fans do a great job of circulating cool air during the summer and moving hot air that has risen during the winter. However, they’re not practical in compact spaces with low ceilings and… well… they’re just plain ugly. Torus was designed with this two factors in mind and brings the same fan circulating functionality…