Waiters Chime In!

Waiters Chime In!

What kind of friend do you want, waiters? Waiters, what would make your life easier? Would it be… shoes that’ll be kinder to your feet? Naw. How about a hat that has a little mechanical hand which wipes your brow of sweat? Sure? Naw, no. Oh I know! The “Waiter’s Friend!” It’s the swiss army knife of the waiter world!

0 Designer: Morph Design Studio

Boy Are You Stressed

Boy Are You Stressed

I wouldn’t have realized if your watch hadn’t indicted that you’re all stressed up. Like the stress lines on your forehead or the outbreak of pimples are NO indications at ALL! Ok, I’m KIDDING! But really, do we need gadgets and gimmicks to inform of us of our stress levels? Ya-ha, coz we are too reliant on gizmos! My word won’t suffice, so you’re gonna countercheck my claims on something like the StressWatch! A watch that reports the Biofeedback of several body functions.

0 Designers: Michael Mathis & Gerda Hopfgartner

Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Shame on me! I’ve been a die-hard Omega Constellation fan all this while and have never looked beyond it. This was till I discovered the treasure trove of watches, right here on Yanko! My mistake, coz I’m not a watches-fetish-kinda-person. I stumbled upon the treasure here, while hunting for something inspirational for my husband, and boy is he going to enjoy this post! Come recount with me some really AWESOME Concept Timepieces, as classy and classic as YD!

0 Designers: Various

Wake Up Little Suzie

Wake Up Little Suzie

Aphelion is this concept alarm clock that has a unique snooze function. When the alarm goes off, a ball flies off its cradle to across the room. This also triggers the snooze function. So in essence if you get up and retrieve the ball and place it in its cradle, it’s not like switching off the alarm. It’s like activating the snooze, so in case you hit the sack again, the ball will be triggered off after 10 minutes or so. You need to manually turn off the alarm switch.

0 Designer: Corey Harris

DIY Grass Clock

DIY Grass Clock

Researching for this article I came across the Treehugger post on Ustatic’s Wall Grass Concept. You must understand this concept before you can digest the Hour///Gras Living Wall Clock. Based on Ustatic’s theory that growing grass at home is beneficial, this concept clock encourages you to grow either grass or other suitable plants in a stainless steel and glass body frame and hang it on a wall. The hour and minute hand pass over the patch of grass and trim it via their sharpened edges and help maintain a pre-set level of grass-blade length.

0 Designer: J Yu

Recycling Your Way to Total Beauty

Recycling Your Way to Total Beauty

One person’s recycling is another person’s garage sale. One person’s trash is another person’s jewelry construction. Take a peek at this collection of recycled jewelry by Indregru. Several different constructs for several different purposes, and oh my goodness, a photo shoot with the ladies of the recycling plant!

0 Designer: Indregru

Vintage Nixie Tubes That Tell Time

Vintage Nixie Tubes That Tell Time

Scores of you are going to drool over this unique time-telling machine! Called the Nixie Concrete Clock, its full-on retro with shiny orange Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete body and can be wall mounted as well. Inspired by the vintage Z560M Nixie tubes, used in former East-Germany, this one’s got 6 different tubes that keep you occupied with its shimmy looks and time telling techniques. Check out the movies on the Nixie Concrete website and learn more on this fully functioning prototype.

0 Designer: Daniel Kurth

Molecular Telephone

Molecular Telephone

Oh fabulous simplicity. Wherefor art thou, the truest form of it? Is it the newest bricks, or the never-made sculpturals without “beer compass” applications? Judge for me! This is a concept cell phone made by Tjep Design for the O2 company. It is based on the same concept as O2, the molecularity, that is. It’s a cell-cell. Get it? It’s only got a few functions, that being on and off, a telephone mode and a text mode. It’s got a number pad and even a * symbol. And a cute little tiny screen.

0 Designer: Tjep Design

Win The $495 Nooka Zon Cuz You’re Worth it!

Win The $495 Nooka Zon Cuz You’re Worth it!

Winner: Alex C. in Saint Louis, MO!

Must there always be a reason to do a giveaway? Hell yes otherwise no one wants to sponsor one!

Luckily for YD and its loyal community, there is a company as honest in its views as ours. I’m talking about the elegant Nooka, who have graciously agreed to do a giveaway for us…simply because they too feel that YD readers DESERVE something special! It’s our (YD& Nooka’s) way of reciprocating loyalty.

Crucify My Love

Crucify My Love

For quite a while I used to believe that infidelity is a state of mind. This was till I realized that porn and men are like inseparable and therefore every man would be a fantasizing infidel! Better than putting a leash on your partner and curbing natural instincts, is the set of TooRings that “Fix Your Love”. The set consists of 4 rings that represent practical advice of tightening your relationship, not screwing it up, smoothing the rough patches and building bridges.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Ten Exciting And Unique Backpacks

Ten Exciting And Unique Backpacks

Summer’s up and as most of you design students must be getting ready to buy supplies for the new term. Before you head out for a new backpack, just browse through this prized collection. I know most of them are just concepts, but they are unique, exciting and desirable.

0 Designers: Various

High Fashion MP3

High Fashion MP3

So the fine folks at high fashion brand Vivienne Tam decided they needed something special for their 2009 VIP customers. So they spoke with the Kit Men. The Kit Men said hay let’s make some real “technology art” and whip up a really hot mp3 player with some sass. And so they did.

0 Designer: Kit Men

Watch Not On My Wrist

Watch Not On My Wrist

I’d much rather wear sweatbands than a watch on my wrist while playing a sport; hence this concept watch by Max Germano makes perfect sense. It fits across the back-of-the-palm and its selling points are easy access to the dial, and a clear view to the heart-rate, stats etc. The flip-side is that it could compromise the grip of the racket or whatever it is that you are holding as the straps may interfere. However, since the watchband is made from super-soft elastomer, it just may-be comfy….I’m on the fence.

0 Designer: Max Germano