Tuesday, December 28, 2010
These automobiles are made to speed. And on the power of magnets, they shall. But how do they work, these cars? Magnets are difficult to understand, right? No way, what are you thinking? This isn’t magic. It’s science! And it’s Chinese! Yes, this car right here is meant to play a large part in the gigantic burgeoning Chinese economy by (in 10-15 years time,) playing a role in the environmental, economic, and cultural wave-like revolution!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
“A natural form derives from pressing your thumb on a soft material within your grasp.”
We are so fixated with the “i” prefix that we rarely see anything beyond the Apple realm. Its designers like Li Qing who dares us to think beyond the “i” and open up our minds to the Zunes and Zens of the world. Featured here is not one but TWO ZEN MP3 player concepts: Grasp & Water.
Monday, December 13, 2010
It works as an headset or as a clock-bracelet developing a strong interface experience with the user trough it´s aesthetic & functional values. When using the headset, the user can see the caller id on the touchscreen as well as the time clock. While not in use the locking area for the headset provides a easy and safe storage area.
What in the heck is this thing? Is it an egg? Is it a blob? Nay! It’s eggyblob -I mean, actually, the “Infinity Remote Control.” Designed by Damien Crossan, this remote was designed to fit a model of a possible remote 7 to 10 years from now. This remote utilized “4G” technology, lithium polymer batteries, and flexible touchscreens. And for its next trick, separation anxiety!
Visually challenged people require braille books in order to read. However, not many books are available in braille due to cost and inefficiency. Translating a 500 page book into braille nearly doubles the thickness. EAP is a technology that can dynamically change the surface pattern by way of an electromagnetic signal - simulating braille text. Not exactly a new idea but a nice executive nonetheless.
Designers: Seon-Keun Park, Byung-Min Woo, Sun-Hye Woo & Jin-Sun Park
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The future iPhone is here or at least in conceptual form. Given that size, design and features need to be drastically innovated, the NOT A Phone – Next Generation iPhone, delves into the projection arena. So basically you strap the next-gen iPhone to your wrist and project the display to your palm.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
This external harddrive aims to break the traditional “box” shape and stack on into infinity. This is the conceptual “Lacie S2.0? by seasoned Yanko veteran Pedro Gomes. The front of this magical containment device displays in its eye the amount of free space contained within as well as the drive’s name. The back is a simple combination of plugs: two USB 3.0 and a DC, and the enclosure shape is one that stacks well and looks perfectly fabulous on its own.
So much cash stashed at home that fingers get tired while counting! Who wouldn’t want to live that life! The truth is that small business and maybe some households do have that kind of money, and the big counting machines currently available are inconvenient. So the solution lies in a compact Counting Ring, a simplified money counting machine.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Described by its creator as a large colorful bird which under its soft and sensual lines hides a treasure of technology – this is the “01 GIANT” Canon video projector. Designed by Jerome Olivet, this elegant beast is designed right beside a touch sensor remote called the “Racer” and a touch pad called “Stone,” both for Orange TV. You’ll see the similarities in the sculpted aesthetics immediately. One finds that when a fantastic look is acquired, one uses it in little ways throughout ones life.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Eclipse is a media player that uses the photovoltaic cells on its backside to draw in solar power and sticks onto the window via a suction cup. As expected of any “good media player”, this one too features Bluetooth connectivity to steam in music from your MP3 player or catch weather updates, podcasts & radio.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
It’s interesting to so how cultural practices can trigger off inspiration to design a product that can be an extension of the same. For instance in India we usually keep pickles on our window sill, to marinate and cook them in the natural heat. Whereas in China, because of their cold conditions, food is kept outside the window to preserve it, plus it frees up the kitchen space.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
EKON lights up to welcome you, literally! This interactive city coupe 2+2 is designed with electro chromatic glass that changes its opacity from tinted to clear by pressing a remote control or fingerprint reader behind the glazing above the doors. Thomas Pinel, the designer of this car was inspired by organic forms when he designed the interior, you can tell from leaves shaped OLED screens on the instrument panel. He also says that the seat covers are made of green fabric, aluminum for switches and steering wheel.
The famous quote ‘Size doesn’t matter for chopping wood’ of Jerry from ‘Mother in Manville’ suddenly came to my mind while checking out the images of MAS Yacht 36. This tiny powerboat, with a shape and size of a conventional speedboat, which was actually inspired by combining the mid 20th century car lines with the yard’s first “MAS28E”, features enough space and facilities inside to spend a long weekend with a lot of pleasurable activities in the middle of the sea.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This car goes by the name “The Car of Light,” which, as I’m sure you’re about to see, means more than just a pretty shininess. This vehicle’s creation process began with a dissertation experienced by the designer on the effects of light on human’s senses and how it affects the shape of objects, especially vehicles. Heavy subject matter! And how elegant a car it doth create in the end.
In the process of creating this car, designer Jong Won Lee discussed with himself and others how interesting it is that humans, as a species, seem to adapt to industry development in how the light directs the eye. There is a visual wealth in light, he finds, and in this new age of low-power-usage with high-brightness, why not indulge? Light em up!
Monday, October 4, 2010
AKA how simple can you design a mobile phone? Pretty darn simple. Designer Andrew Kim had a qualm with the HTC group, that being the fact that there’s no real perfectly simple way to differentiate between lots of “lower-end” phones and “premium models”, especially in the HTC line. So what’s he do? He simplifies. Don’t you see, everyone, we’re in the age of simplicity! The age of graphic design perfection, where the Bauhaus school of design handed us down the square shapes, so perfect in proportions that it took us 50 years to accept it! Here’s the “HTC 1.”
Monday, September 27, 2010
You learn something new every single day. Today I learned a term for an action for which, before today, I did not know the name of. It’s “walnut rolling” and it applies to the spinning of two spherical objects in your hand. You’ve done it before, I’m sure. Designer YuKwang Kang took this action and turned it into an MP3 player. It’s the aptly named “Walnut Player” to the rescue! Spin me some music!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
When you’ve got a whole barrel full of money, that is, when you’re completely rich, you have the luxury of choosing your own ultra-fabulous car. And when you do, you want not only a beautiful interior and exterior, not only do you want a fabulously running car, you want it to say something! I don’t mean like knightrider, no, I mean you want it to be an expression of who YOU are. This is the Bentley “Jeckyll and Hyde.”
Be you evil? Be you nice? Be you a monster? Be you a professor of speed?
Designer Bora Kim didn’t just want one car. Thustly, there are two. This Jeckyll and Hyde concept goes along the lines of what Kim predicts will be the next wave of high-class cars – “Eco Luxury.” That being conscious of how what you’re purchasing is effecting the environment you’re going to drive it in. It’s just smart, yes?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
If you like your party to be big and loud, this is the perfect place to hold one. Having a yacht as a party place, gives you the opportunity to party non-stop, without having the police on your doorstep and everyone “making like a banana and split” part.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It’s not a hot-blonde-Sony or gorgeous Apples, but plain simple laws of physics that causes this Nokia to get an erection! The physical kind! I mean the Kinetic kind! The concept is this, for every incoming call, text, email or alarm, the phone gets super excited and gets…standing tall! Yup the brief was to make the phone as playful as possible…as if a vibration mode was not enough! And if it’s not the right person calling or the alarm too soon…simply tap the phone back to deflate the …erection! Umm…cold shower won’t do!
Friday, September 3, 2010
If you compared the appearance of ARC multi-purpose chopper with US military gunship Apache AH 64, you surely would consider it as an even powerful flying war machine featuring latest weapon technology that can fire laser bombs or maybe something more advanced than that. ARC is a rescue chopper that has been specially designed for the Universal Military Service Corp UMSC, an elite force of the future, to operate rough terrain rescue missions.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
We have learned in our lifetime, that you cannot cook your food on a rainy day, while outside, because it would be like going surfing on a lake. Thanks to this ingenious device, all of that is now known as nonsense. Introducing, The Snail. This small device is designed by Peter Alwin, and he probably is among those whom in their childhood tried to light a fire during pouring rain. I know I did. The name was inspired by the familiar aspect of a common snail that would stick naturally to anything. This device has been designed to stick to metal utensils, there are magnets on the bottom silicon base. The Snail, has a distinctive shape, it’s small, lightweight, and very clever. It’s a portable heating and cooking device, and it’s based on magnetic induction processes and it sticks directly onto any cooking pots to heat their contents.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Just imagine, as soon as the teacher finished writing his or her lecture on the chalkboard, a little rumble begun on the class since all the students want to slide their personal blackboard eraser on the board at a time. A weird and funny scenario, right?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This car right here goes by the name “AMV-R”, an acronym which stands for Automotive Visual Racing. And it’s fantastic. Your eyeballs are going to explode when you peek at the images in this post’s gallery, if you haven’t already. But then again, if you had already, you wouldn’t have eyes. Designer Alexei Mikhailov presents a spectacular vision that mixes Italian and German styling with an “exotic” and precise surface flow.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Earbuds look neat in your ears but sometimes times they can be misfits. Either the buds are too big or you have exceptionally small holes! The Ocarina Earphones come with the solution and feature a T shaped systematic type design, so that it can take support of your of inner ears, earflaps and tragus, for perfect placement. And if for a moment you thought that the design similar to the ancient flute-like wind instrument – ocarina; you were thinking right.
Friday, August 6, 2010
You got to agree that the skeletal system is a genius of design; it protects the delicate organs inside while giving support to our lustrous skin. If we were to apply the same design for our mobile phones then it’s quite possible to wipe out the peripheral “phone covers and cases” industry. I’m talking about the LG Exo Smartphone Concept. The key feature in this concept is a high strength polymer exoskeleton for protecting the delicate internal components while supporting its external rubber skin.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Flavio Adriani, the designer, created the Lamborghini Concept EV as a tribute to the man who changed everything about sportcars, Ferrucio Lamborghini. The design, the lines, the impact of the car derive from a beautiful, almost perfect combination of the Diablo and Gallardo. The concept is not just about passion for Lamborghini, it also is equipped with the latest technology regarding the drive train, pollution, energy saving and passenger safety.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Icon Battery Pack for iPhone matches the uber-sophistication of Apple and delivers the extra punch with its visible “battery power” status. It uses EL lighting technology (supposedly the first to do so in the world!) for indicating the power status on its display and looks really swank!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The first appearance of the yacht, whether it’s a day or night view, gives a feeling like a party is going on inside the yacht with various exciting events, right? This 135 feet long yacht incorporates a range of luxury features along with powerful engines and water jets to make it a perfect spot for water entertainment.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
That’s what you’ll be yelling when you actually ARE flying high again in your own brand new “Yee” vehicle from designers Zhu Wenxi, Lai Zexin, and Pan Jiazhi. It can fly. Oh my goodness it can fly. Small and versatile, this YEE was made for white-collared men and ladies around the world who have the need to be relaxed at the same time as having excellent reliability and speed. You’ll certainly be speeding in this. It’s the future! Finally!
Mark Zupan, the quadriplegic wheelchair rugby captain from US is the inspiration behind the “HEROes Series of Sport Wheelchairs”. His spirit shows that mobility restrictions can’t be used as an excuse for not enjoying life to the fullest. This specially designed series of wheelchairs, allows a handicapped person to indulge in sporting activities such as freshball (a kind of beach tennis), Frisbee, badminton, croquet, wheelchair volleyball and especially beach rugby; without the shortcomings of being on a chair.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Maybe you think that only TokyoFlash company designs the most incredible watches, but the truth is that this “analog” watch created by a spanish designer is a really nice piece of design. Far from other weird designs looking for extravagant, weird and complicated ways of showing the time, the Koko Muo show the time in an alternative plain and elegant way and it’s made entirely in titanium.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
From general understanding, Yacht refers a recreational water transportation with lots of fun activities and many alternatives to relax and entertain. But it seems like the designer of the Megayacht concept, a Naval Architecture student in Southampton England, has overlooked the ideology completely and designed a boat that neither is a warboat nor features enough recreational opportunities that can be categorized as a yacht.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Your expensive and powerful desktop speakers may produce huge sound that can cover a mini stadium, but how many times do you listen music with even half of the available volume? Just to obtain the possession pride, you are compromising with the aesthetics of your desktop with large and ugly looking speakers that only can occupy a lot of your space.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
There’s been a lot of effort in transforming our ugly, but occasionally necessary, bluetooth headsets into something beautiful and ornamental but this headset by Ilshat Garipov almost crosses the line into complete ornament.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
When imagining a futuristic car, I am sure most of you visualize something like HXO. This super efficient car has been designed with unique appearance and attractive elements that can impress all range of users at their first look.
The product line of Nikon Coolpix series will be enriched if they are agree with these two innovative models of new digital camera by figuring out the new marketing prospects. These two concepts are named as Neoclassic and Good Grip which is an extraordinary example of attaining the same goal with the means of different approaches.
Projectors, projectors, here and there, projectors, projectors, projecting on everywhere. According to Gareth Marples, the first conceptual drawing of a projector was done in 1420 by Johannes de Fontana: a drawing of a monk with a lamp projecting a vision of a devil holding a lance.
Monday, June 28, 2010
It’s inlayed with some mother-of-pearl work and looks like the Korean ‘Najawnchilgi’ lacquer ware craft, but Gyo-Ji is actually a translation device. Compared to the ViewTrans that we saw recently, this scroll features a rolled-up screen and allows you to write the foreign script directly onto it for translation.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
So it’s summer. You get kinda tired of the skin-bubbling heat, so you decide to head to the chill zone for some much-needed ski or snowboard or sled-dog action. You get out there and you get injured in a major way! Who comes to the rescue? Wolves. Well not anymore! Now there’s the CARV, aka the Compact Alpine Rescue Vehicle as designed by Matt Hardman.
With a name like Hardman you imagine dear M.H. must be a one bad mother designer. And having a reputation as a bad mother designer and alpine rescue expert AND total bad-ass mountain man, you know he’s got his brain in the right place with this four-track monster from ice heaven.
A350H Airliner design is inspired by the shape of a dolphin, it has an aerodynamical form to achieve high speed with minimum effort. As a new type ofairliner, A350H has been designed to be more friendly to the environment by using cryogenic hydrogen that is contained in high pressure tanks.
You say you live in an apartment complex where you pay for your rent + electricity, and that’s it? Check it out. You get yourself one of these bad boys, (or 2, or 3,) and hook them up to the water pipes, and bam! Your on the slick road to free home electricity. It’s the “Mini Hydro Turbine” from Yanko frequent Jin Woo Han. Don’t mix up the cords!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Will Apple announce iWatch as their new innovative product? We hope so, because this watch looks unbelievably cool, just like the rest of Apple’s product line. This futuristic watch has aluminium body, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated RSS reader, 16GB internal storage, and weather forecast system.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Relax, work, party or play; whatever your mood for music, imagine controlling the flow with a gesture alone. No shuffle or playlists required, just a good old SHAKE! I’m talking about the flOw, an interactive set of soft silicone speakers that respond to your vigor by choosing the tracks on your iPod and playing them. So if a bunch of friends are around and you shake the speakers hard and fast, expect some Rocking Music!