A HOT Watch

A HOT Watch

This watch concept is named simply and appropriately FIRE. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch powered cigarette lighters. It’s anything but traditional but doesn’t offer anything new functionally. Still, it’s a HOT watch. BTW this is a good year to quite smoking. Just saying.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Instant Bag to Desk

Instant Bag to Desk

The following is one of several designs entered into this year’s INDEX: Challenge, Design for Education – this design being amongst the finalists for the contest. This challenge is a yearly contest in which entrants are asked to propose solutions to improve education in developing countries’ schools. What designers François Verez & Ane Eguiguren prepose here is what they call a “Teddy Bag,” a school bag that doubles as a desk. It’s made entirely out of cardboard light enough to be easy for a little kid to carry, yet hearty enough to stay strong and carry that kid’s school supplies safely.

0 Designer: François Verez & Ane Eguiguren

Backpack of the Future

Backpack of the Future

In the future, our electronic devices will be more than just rectangular screens in our pockets. They will be bolder and more integrated into the fabric of our lives – literally. The Androcell backpack is an electronic communication device designed with a “Cradle to Cradle” approach.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

LED Array for Telling Time

LED Array for Telling Time

Yesterday the design community basically flipped its collective lid for the other Jonathan Frey watch we posted, one with E-Ink for a display. I imagine the response for this one won’t be QUITE as wacky since LEDs are cool, but E-Ink? That’s wild. But hear me out – you like colors? This one has that. You like fabulously simple time telling, so simple there’s not even any numbers on the face of your watch? You’re in luck.

0 Designer: Jonathan Frey

Shoes for Weightlessness

Shoes for Weightlessness

Nay, these are not Air Jordans. They do not make you fly. They help you when you’re already flying. This project is a footwear design made for NASA airmen flying around in zero gravity. What would they do with specialized footwear? Why, attach to things, of course! They’d have an extra appendage to pick things up (of course, if they had big toes like your humble narrator, they’d need no such thing,) and a sassy design across the whole!

0 Designer: Edward L Howell

E-Ink for Time Telling

E-Ink for Time Telling

Let’s have a glance at a watch that employs the now-famous and awesome E-Ink technology made famous by, if I’m not mistaken, the Amazon Kindle eReader. This watch is a double-down in that it uses E-ink to for both form and function, allowing the bold and radical lines to make the watch beautiful and very readily visible. This watch is made of glossy black metal, embellished with small chrome parts.

0 Designer: Jonathan Frey

The Tiniest Tron

The Tiniest Tron

So you like strips of bright light aside blackness, greenness, or grayness, yes? You must love the heck out of this Tron: Legacy wave of items coming out as of late! I know I love it. Not because all of them are good (excluding the one I’m about to show you, of course,) but because they’ve got that one singled-out limit that ties them all together. Let’s have a group show! Someday maybe. Now check this little thing out – it’s a Tron Ring!

0 Designer: James Thompson

3D Glasses That Don't Look It

3D Glasses That Don’t Look It

It’s clear from this year’s CES how important 3D will be and that means 3D glasses. For the most part, they’re still quite “techie” looking and definitely not for the discerning fashionista. The Del Rey & Co. 3D classes draw upon the classic lexington shape, properly disguised as high-fashion specs.

0 Designer: Del Rey & Co.

A Watch for Automotive Enthusiasts

A Watch for Automotive Enthusiasts

Shift Hybrid is a watch based on automotive engineering featuring elements like disc brakes, speedometers, seat belts, and gear shifts. The materials used are also found in cars. Parts like aluminium, carbon fibre, stainless steel, rubber, and glass. Take a look after the jump and see if you can spot all the automotive influences.

0 Designer: Menghsun Wu

ZIIIRO is a Go

ZIIIRO is a Go

There once was a watch name ZERO and after receiving a lot attention from our original feature, designer Robert Dabi decided to make it a reality as the ZIIIRO. Those of you who love his unique approach to telling time need to order one now. He’s even designed a metal mesh version if the original cuff isn’t your style. I want one, I want one bad. We’re incredibly proud of Robert’s success. Get it!

0 Designer: Robert Dabi (Buy it here)

A False Arm that Doesn't Appear So

A False Arm that Doesn’t Appear So

It’s the strangest thing, and it owes a lot to the advancement of medical research and history, that while eyeglasses have been fashionable almost from their inception, prosthesis have barely evolved at all in the hundreds of years they’ve existed. This situation has been addressed by Stephan Merkle in this project, AWEAR SERIES Prosthesis. It is through artificial skin and fashion elements that cover up advanced mechanical elements that make this project the leap into normality we should have made long, long ago.

0 Designer: Stephan Merkle

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

TRON Watch for Glowy Goodness

Wait a second, didn’t I just write about this? Wait no! I just wrote about something that’d go REALLY WELL with this, the Campbell version Light Cycle by Wallace Campbell! Ride on down the grid with that and this and you’ll be the bell of the ball. What we’re looking at HERE isn’t a cycle, it’s a watch. Everyone loves a good watch here at Yanko Design, right? This is no exception. Shiny lights and a unique way of looking at time? Right on.

0 Designer: Abhinav Dapke

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Big Sweater, Small Sweater

Let me be the one to let you in on this magically amazing idea for clothing tags. What Yong Jin Kim’s idea consists of is a tiny version of whatever clothing item the tag is attached to printed on the tag that’s attached. What does this mean for you and your kids? It means that you (and/or your kids) will be able to take your entire clothing collection (provided you only buy this one brand) and dress up paper dolls the same as you to your heart’s content! Hooray!

0 Designer: Yong Jin Kim