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Put the ring on your finger and it will vibrate to wake you up in the morning - much better than a piercing alarm clock sound! Two rings so you and your partner can wake up without bothering each other too.I hope this goes into production

  • I have a love/hate relationship with Yanko Design's site. I love that they serve up a dazzling array of great products that make me literally bounce up and down in my chair and emit disturbing little "yip yip yip" noises. I hate t... I have a love/hate relationship with Yanko Design's site. I love that they serve up a dazzling array of great products that make me literally bounce up and down in my chair and emit disturbing little "yip yip yip" noises. I hate the fact that some of the ones that bring me closest to retail ecstasy are only concepts. Sigh. This mechanical midget butler-wannabe is one of those. Just imagine: your alarm sounds and you roll over to find not a wad of bills left on the table from your guest the night before but your CHOICE of coffee, juice or hot chocolate AND TOAST! Yes, TOAST! And if you know me, you know I love me some toast. But alas, until this concept becomes a reality I will leave my ad in the paper for "vertically challenged mini-man to serve as morning butler. Some back-scratching required. Must wear gloves. Stumpy fingers creep me out."

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  • I think this should give iPod some competition (if it ever comes out...)

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  • Great concept!

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  • The Edge phone is designed for the style conscious fashionistas. The name has nothing to do with data speed. In fact we don’t even know what this phone is capable of because as with all fashion phones, looks rein supreme and the E... The Edge phone is designed for the style conscious fashionistas. The name has nothing to do with data speed. In fact we don’t even know what this phone is capable of because as with all fashion phones, looks rein supreme and the Edge phone makes sure you notice with its glowing glass keyboard. To answer an incoming call, slide the glass keyboard out. An embedded LED illuminates the etched numerics via refraction creating a glowing effect. The only visible lines is the microphone wiring which designer Chris Owens has cleverly disguised as a keyboard border.

  • Make sure you're wearing nice underwear, ladies.... (*cough* Britney *cough*) from Yanko: Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if... Make sure you're wearing nice underwear, ladies.... (*cough* Britney *cough*) from Yanko: Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if we applied that idea to a car? The Gamma Concept takes advantage of new polycarbonate and composite materials to create lighter, stronger, and more fuel efficient cars. Sounds like the automotive holy grail. What gives? The Gamma’s visual language features large transparent areas to show the underlying structure and engine parts; to remind how the car works and present a more honest (transparent) design than its contemporary counterparts. All body panels are made from polycarbonate. To keep manufacturing costs to a minimum the panels are shaped using thermoforming, and then glued onto a carbon-kevlar reinforced aluminium chassis.

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  • Wet, wild and wonderful concept. From Yanko: This transportation concept introduces the Hydrofoil technology into the sailing yacht world and shows an innovative approach to a traditional transportation field. Hydrofoil consis... Wet, wild and wonderful concept. From Yanko: This transportation concept introduces the Hydrofoil technology into the sailing yacht world and shows an innovative approach to a traditional transportation field. Hydrofoil consists of a wing profile that moves underwater, similar to the wings of an airplane. When at wind speeds over 10kn, Hydrofoil produces a lifting force which lifts the boat above water and reduces the displacement and friction of the boat enormously. Thus it enables open ocean travels above the waves at the high speed of up to 30kn and provides space for 2-10 maritime jet setters. Designer: Arnold Freidling

  • Blast those blonde moments sky-high.... from Yanko: Fireworks Help Find Your Car Every time I get out of a car I yell to my friends the exact floor, side, and column it’s located on. Two hours later we’re all wandering arou... Blast those blonde moments sky-high.... from Yanko: Fireworks Help Find Your Car Every time I get out of a car I yell to my friends the exact floor, side, and column it’s located on. Two hours later we’re all wandering around trying to find it. Constantly clicking the remote keyless entry doesn’t help unless you’re within audible distance. I need something bigger, something I can’t miss. How about fireworks? The Fireworks Locator system by futurist with a sense of humor Mac Funamizu uses holographic projection technology to set off a display of lights and color you can’t miss. A remote activates an emitter installed on the top of your vehicle. That’s pretty much it. Feasibility aside, I could totally see Honda using this idea in one of their future ads. Imagine hundreds of Hondas creating an unforgettable light show.

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  • Think superhero mermaids.... from Yanko: Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experie... Think superhero mermaids.... from Yanko: Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experience while supposedly causing minimal wake in the water and relatively no noise when in operation. Mermaids better keep their heads down for this one. Designers Matt De Bellefeuille and Robert Vandenham bring it to you straight: “An environmentally friendly recreational vehicle powered by a high torque 48 volt electric motor with benefits that include increased safety, efficiency and low noise. A unique and innovative vehicle which utilizes the latest in battery technology to provide unique thrills with no cost to the environment.” Check out the imagery and additional words below and tell me where the first race is because I want to be there with a big soda to watch the crashes. Designer: Matt De Bellefeuille & Robert Vandenham

  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: An Urban Oasis OASIS is a water purifier, air purifier, and humidifier all in one. The idea loosely biomimics how nature cleans, recycles, and balances air and water. Water... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: An Urban Oasis OASIS is a water purifier, air purifier, and humidifier all in one. The idea loosely biomimics how nature cleans, recycles, and balances air and water. Water is naturally filtered into clean drinking water. Whatever you don’t drink is given to the plant which in turn cleans the air and balances humidity. The concept is a bit esoteric but if you break it down to its simplest form, it’s quite clever. Designer: Yura Lee

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  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Trod the Untrodden Path! GeoCane and Upward! Presenting the best way to get lost in a walking stick. The GeoCane by Felix Hardmood Beck takes the idea of a divining rod and... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Trod the Untrodden Path! GeoCane and Upward! Presenting the best way to get lost in a walking stick. The GeoCane by Felix Hardmood Beck takes the idea of a divining rod and finds you some great adventure in the great hiking pilgrimage. Stamping the ground creates a path that noone else has followed, creating a unique experience for you, the final and last one true highlander. Designer Felix Hardmood Beck puts it like this: “The goal of this project was to translate the central aspects and values of the pilgrimage into a digital object – a new interpretation of the traditional walking-cane: The GeoCane. This new cane shows various references to the historic and modern pilgrimage, as well as historic and modern forms of navigation. By using the GeoCane, the user receives a new understanding of the historic identity of pilgrimage. “Geographical coordinates for a specific goal are loaded onto the GeoCane through a docking-station. Throughout the Neo-Pilgrimage an integrated microchip traces the chosen path, so that you are never guided on an already known road. By a slight vibration at grasping hight, the cane leads the way for the user. The place of destination remains unknown for the user and is not of such great importance as the path in itself.” Heigh Ho! Designer: Felix Hardmood Beck

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  • Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Space Age Seating Roller Coaster Style Hankering for that roller coaster ride feeling? Live vicariously thru the 4NE1 (get it?) seating solution. These chairs are suspended... Another amazing concept design from the Yanko Site: Space Age Seating Roller Coaster Style Hankering for that roller coaster ride feeling? Live vicariously thru the 4NE1 (get it?) seating solution. These chairs are suspended from the roof of a vehicle. This reconfiguration increases the amount of interior space. The design was created with the elderly and physically impaired in mind but as its name suggests, anyone can use it. The design has excellent properties for impact absorption in both front and rear impacts. The safety system is further augmented by an anti-whiplash backrest that comes forward upon impact. Best part it the stowaway feature - neatly sliding up and down roof rails or folding up when you need to seat more cargo than people. A review of current products that cater to this demographic has revealed that although there are systems in place to accommodate wheelchairs within vehicles, many of these systems do not use space efficiently, are not cost effective, lack configurability and are often created with the removal and replacement of original seating. This system is completely innovative and takes a whole new look at how we perceive space within a vehicle. Concerns have been raised about structural strength within the roof , but with structural reinforcement at little added cost - there is no reason why a roof cannot support the 24G crash impact requirements. Even the build materials are innovative. The seats will be made from a patent-pending lightweight fibre-composite developed by Futuris Automotive, which has superb structural properties. What does this all mean for you? You may never see something like this in ordinary cars but don’t be surprised when they start popping up in mass transit systems. We like the idea but what about fat people? This doesn’t exactly make travel any easier for them. Designer: Christopher Simmons

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  • Jongmin Kim has designed one of those "didn't know I always wanted one" things: a teacup that plays music. Well, technically, it's the saucer with built-in speakers that plays the tunes. The teacup serves as volume control. I'm... Jongmin Kim has designed one of those "didn't know I always wanted one" things: a teacup that plays music. Well, technically, it's the saucer with built-in speakers that plays the tunes. The teacup serves as volume control. I'm picturing Alice rockin' out while the Mad Hatter DJ's....

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  • Designer Ane Lykke has taken a provocative approach to the function of carpet, one that urges participation and a "Don't tread on me, PLAY with me!" approach. Which is all lovely, indeed. But frankly, I'm too busy wanting to just... Designer Ane Lykke has taken a provocative approach to the function of carpet, one that urges participation and a "Don't tread on me, PLAY with me!" approach. Which is all lovely, indeed. But frankly, I'm too busy wanting to just dive into this lush creation to intellectualize it.

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  • If you want to learn painting? Maybe the Virtuo conecpt by designer Yana Klimava, it is a good beginning. There is no wasted paints and without having to dirty your hands. The Virtuo includes an art pallet, a charger, five various... If you want to learn painting? Maybe the Virtuo conecpt by designer Yana Klimava, it is a good beginning. There is no wasted paints and without having to dirty your hands. The Virtuo includes an art pallet, a charger, five various art tools and is works by electromagnetism to prevent quick battery loss. It also includes a undo function allowing you go back your last step

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  • But then how will I cheer myself up at other people's expense? From the site: Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fea... But then how will I cheer myself up at other people's expense? From the site: Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of hearing good news”. Using RSS feeds, Ticker Tape scans for light-hearted news stories from around the world broadcasting them to the listener who can manage the content via the Ticker Tape website. Pulling the cord allows the listener to choose the duration of the broadcast. The origin of the news stories can be selected by turning the dial - old school style with a web 2.0 twist. The original intent of the project was to help cure a phobia, it can also be used to create more insightful solutions for interactive technology. Changing one’s mindset as a designer and moving away from market-driven designs and thinking about solutions from a completely different perspective, can encourage new interactions and designs to emerge. This project explores new interfaces for the future of digital radio and is part of wider ongoing research.

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  • A bizarrely intimate and incredibly cool concept that I hope hits the streets one day. As long as it doesn't let people know when my mood is M&M Green. From Yanko: This is going to get a little hippie and spiritual so hold on.... A bizarrely intimate and incredibly cool concept that I hope hits the streets one day. As long as it doesn't let people know when my mood is M&M Green. From Yanko: This is going to get a little hippie and spiritual so hold on. It’s common to focus on emotions while ignoring or having any awareness of what that goes on inside our body. This lack of understanding between the two can lead to health problems, for serious. So if we could keep track of how our emotions and bodies relate, what would that look like? This portable device lets the wearer express emotions with colors by correlating them with biometric data. The idea is to create another way to externalize how we feel in a language anyone can understand. Someone walking down the street with flash red might be upset, in a hurry, or angry. A computer keeps track of your colors, sort of a diary of emotions that can be turned into choreographed motion graphic pieces. It’s an esoteric concept but one grounded in scientifically proven models. We all react to colors and in most cases, can assign specific colors to a range of human emotions. I’d love to see this concept come to fruition. Designer: Sara Forsmark

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  • Far and away one of the best sites for design trends and concepts, in my opinion. I could- and have- spent hours on this site. Gorgeous.

  • This "sounds" like an oxymoron, but its actually quite a concept. You wear a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device to bed. So, when its time to wake up, your finger vibrates. I say wear it anywhere you want.

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  • Even though this might just be a concept, it sure looks like the future of timepieces. The watch features "a surface made from real crystals backlit by LEDs. You can increase the luminosity and change colors to suit your mood." De... Even though this might just be a concept, it sure looks like the future of timepieces. The watch features "a surface made from real crystals backlit by LEDs. You can increase the luminosity and change colors to suit your mood." Designer is Ilya Yakovlev

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  • With the sip of light you can glow in the dark and at the same time read & sip on your caffeine. Designed by Sung-Kyu Nam, this cup is interesting and I hope if it's just a concept it goes all the way to become a reality.

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  • I may need this to help repair the damage thisnext does to my wallet.

  • This concept Kitchen is designed to minimize waste materials and make people be aware of how much they’re consuming.

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  • All-In-One Wonder LG Touch..just a concept for now

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  • Currently this is just a concept, so you can't buy it yet, but I will be the first one in line when you can. I love my laptop, but it seems silly to haul around something that's 6 or 7 pounds when you could have this ultra-light,... Currently this is just a concept, so you can't buy it yet, but I will be the first one in line when you can. I love my laptop, but it seems silly to haul around something that's 6 or 7 pounds when you could have this ultra-light, ultra-thin composed of 2 sheets of thin glass. It relies on holograms for the keys and the screen, and the screen becomes transparent when not in use. Amazing.

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  • Recyclable shoes? Awesome!

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