Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

You’ve got no excuse, design student, I know you put that file in your finger last Tuesday. Oh, your finger is corrupt? That’s a tough break. I hope you got the clip-in version. Uh-oh, permanent? Harsh. Better get that chopped off and replaced further up your arm. Gonna have to call you Anakin pretty soon.

Yes, that is a USB device in place of a fingertip.

0 Designer: Alberto Villarreal of Zanic Design

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Surely you caffeine addicts will agree, coffee truly is the sexually oriented drink – It picks you up! It illuminates your world, if I may say so. Designer / Bookmark Maker Wonsik Chae takes this concept to an elegant level by making the drop-in tea bag light up your environment chemically. For those whose eyes are sensitive to brightness in the mornings, I recommend a different cup. For those who love lamp(s), drop it!

0 Designer: Wonsik Chae

Take ME With You This Weekend

Take ME With You This Weekend

Airlines really know how to ruin your vacations and I’m not just talking about flight delays. On my last trip Down Under they managed to screw up not one, but two of my luggage pieces. Thankfully they DID replace both of them, but to be fair for some part my suitcases were to be blamed as well. They were definitely not as sturdy as this Alliance Modular luggage that we see here.

0 Designers: Stephanie Bellanger, Pierre Parmentier & Sophie Martraire

Beepers are BACK

Beepers are BACK

On your wrist. In a moment I’ll get to the main function of this bracelet – but first: when you get an email, you get a notification of it on the bottom of the display. That’s it. Just like a beeper.

Also, the main function of this bracelet is to be a watch that appears to be a simple bangle, where in fact, when you run your finger through the hole, the time is displayed. Wowie!

0 Designers: Andy Kurovets

Time is Creepin on My Wrist and I'm Peepin' It

Time is Creepin on My Wrist and I’m Peepin’ It

What kind of time are you telling? The kind the bell tower is selling, or the time that your Mom is yelling? Check the hour hand on the “ON Air,” it’s got the minutes that you need right there. The red light has the time, as minimal as possible. Ask the siblings Asanaliev if you want one, they’ve got the strings that you’ll have to pull, no bull.

0 Designers: Iskender Asanaliev & Adilet Asanaliev

How To 'Not' Put On Your Earrings

How To ‘Not’ Put On Your Earrings

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. Obviously designed for, and pulled off much better by, a woman, the piece took inspiration from the formation of a water droplet, housing a single button for receiving and ending calls. Now if only Ilshat would make something masculine for us guys; we occasionally like to look like self-important douchebags too!

0 Designer: Ilshat Garipov

Travel Chomp Chomp Chomping

Travel Chomp Chomp Chomping

Or juice! And you can put whatever you want with it. The top of this container is for the liquid, the bottom is for whatever you want to mix with it. The top seals shut and the bottom seals shut too! Are you a yuppie or are you a construction worker? Or are you a graphic designer? Or a professional wrestler? You’ll all love designer Arjan Brekveld’s little cup.

0 Designer: Arjan Brekveld

Long Wall Clock

Long Wall Clock

There isn’t real need to change the mechanics of a circular analog clock. It’s efficient, compact and can scale to any size from a wrist watch to Big Ben. That didn’t stop Aleksey Belyalov tho. He believes are more functional way (and more aesthetically pleasing) is a clock that fills up with white/black to indicate time of day. Marks along this long clock give you precise readings but even a quick glance is enough to determine the time of day. Unnecessary?

0 Designer: Aleksey Belyalov

A Surfing Helmet To Negate The Entire Point of Surfing

A Surfing Helmet To Negate The Entire Point of Surfing

Do you remember in Point Break when Patrick Swayze put on his protective helmet before swimming out to ride that giant wave at the end? No you don’t, because wearing helmets is about as cool as riding a unicycle to work. To the designer’s credit, the entire project was about trying to make the helmet cooler and more acceptable to wear within our surfing cliques, but I think some things are beyond even the best of designers.

0 Designer: Tom Gaunt

Big Rack & That's A Good Thing

Big Rack & That’s A Good Thing

Need a duffle bag that’s sleek, nondescript, and functional? The Setgo Rack may be the bag for you. The company recently (Nov. ’08) updated their inventory with 12 new products for the urban go-getter. They were kind enough to send me the Rack bag to try out. I was on vacation prior and now wish I had the bag beforehand because it turns out, is quite sharp and utilitarian. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Setgo

The One True Vinyl iPod Killer

The One True Vinyl iPod Killer

It doesn’t quite play real vinyl. It does appear to roll through records, though. It’s nice and roundy, it’s got multiple color schemes and configurations… it’s totally unnatural.

It’s called the Soma, and it comes in plastic, steel, wood, leather and a Yanko favorite: bamboo!

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Greener Shopping, Flip & Tumble Loopt Review

Greener Shopping, Flip & Tumble Loopt Review

Looking to abandon disposable plastic bags at the grocery store? Have a looksie at the Flip & Tumble Loopt before you decide. Hit the jump to read my lightening review, GO!

0 Company: Flip & Tumble [Buy It Here]

Erase Your Carbon Footprints Completely

Erase Your Carbon Footprints Completely

Carbon Dioxide Scrubber is a device researched by David Keith and his team. The system looks at capturing CO2 directly from the air and making it cleaner. Not completely devoid of shortcomings, the technology of reducing diffused emissions has the skeptics on the fence. Here is a concept that looks at that addressing the issue of an individual doing his bit for the environment. The eCO2 is a personal scrubber that tries to erase the personal carbon footprint of the individual.

0 Designers: James Kershaw & Chad Garn