Bee Buzzes But Doesn’t Sting

Bee Buzzes But Doesn’t Sting

Have you heard of the latest Buzz? It’s about this Bumble Bee that doesn’t sting! Poor thing lost its stinging prowess to lifting heavy weights. Honestly, it’s just a pint-sized crane that does what most cranes do… the only difference is its compact size and Transformer-like capabilities. From a cylinder it expands out to a full-fledged crane! Yippee! Good for indoor hauling.

0 Designers: Yuan Biao, Qiu Meng, Liu Xiao & Tang Gang

Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System Drift!

Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System Drift!

Intense title for this thang. It’s the “Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System,” and it’s not messing around. It’s a back-wing, aka a spoiler for a car (or a truck, or whatever strikes your fancy.) It’s got all the features of the best current spoilers in the street-legal (and illegal) sports car industry, but it’s got a trick to it. It moves! In accordance with sensors installed in several places in the vehicle, the wing changes position in real-time.

0 Designer: Marvin Wong Ting Kuok

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

COMPACT is totally sustainable furniture design made from cardboard and recycled polypropylene. The modular solution comes in 5 flat boards which make for easy transport. Assembly should be a cinch if you’re used to IKEA and it’s all held together by interlocking areas that are sealed with wood glue. Configurations are endless, everything from storage, to a work area complete with lighting.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

A car for some people is 4 wheels with an enclosure meant for transportation. To the nomadic tribe who consider it a second home, it’s a haven where they escape to when they want burn some rubber. Jazzing up the interiors of this second home is the Nomadic Device Integration System or NDI for short. The in-dash unit syncs up all your gizmo peripherals to one system and projects their functions and menus to the UI dashboard for easy access. Safe and fast, NDI looks to be what the car & gizmo-crazy teens would want!

0 Designer: Joshua Saling

Have A Different Car Everyday

Have A Different Car Everyday

MOY koncept was made for a generation used to using media to express themselves. The idea is everyone can design their own car on their own computer and then apply the design to their vehicle wirelessly or share it with others thru a website or even email. For those lacking creative skillz, there’s a slew of templates to choose from. The car is always connected so imagine dynamically changing your vehicle’s skin in motion. WAIT it doesn’t stop. Since MOY can display both static images and videos it can be used as a new medium for promotion too!

0 Designer: Elvis Tomljenovic

Rule The Dunes

Rule The Dunes

One of the most spectacular things that you can do in the arid deserts of Dubai is the Desert Safari. The 4-wheel drive flies over the rims of the dunes at such precarious angles that for a moment you feel the jeep will topple over. After the thrill ride, they usually stop and allow novices like me try a hand at Sandboarding. My first attempt at the sport saw me gulp in mouthful of sand; it was a funny sight! They say practice makes perfect, and I’m gonna practice with the Sandviper!

0 Designer: Marc Bischoff

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

Hello Extreme Sportsmen-and-women. You know as well as I do that the way to go pro, the way to keep your brain on the slopes, the coping, and the air, is to get sponsored be an awesome label that will pay your way. To get seen by these labels, one of the ways to get seen, that is, is to film and/or photograph yourself being extreme. How to do this? Get the “4P.” It has 2 pieces: the camera and the strap-on band. They work in concert using fast GPS to find and film you in major action.

0 Designer: Patrick Nally

Never Stop Folding Bikes Smaller

Never Stop Folding Bikes Smaller

Perhaps you are a bike folding aficionado and/or industrial designer of bikes. Perhaps you’re familiar with the recent Yanko bike folding feature. (It’s still in the top 10 posts for the week!) Perhaps you wanted more? Here you go. It’s called the “IziBi” bicycle; it folds so much, so very much you wouldn’t believe it.

0 Designer: Renato Gschwend

Is this Starfox on Wheels? Polygonal!

Is this Starfox on Wheels? Polygonal!

Get your Somersaults, Bombs, and Barrel Rolls all gathered up, folks, cause here’s the “Polygon Hot Rod.” From an old face with mad new ideas, designer Adam Zerbib brings this aesthetic-heavy concept to the streets, but not to the race track. Zerbib mentions wind-tunnel trials but tells them off as a limit!

0 Designer: Adam Zerbib of Zarb Design

Foldable Bicycles: How Real Today?

Foldable Bicycles: How Real Today?

Perhaps you’d enjoy such a thing? Consider the following: not from the Twilight Zone, but for your approval: folding bikes. Seen any lately? At Yanko, we’ve had several. Lots of them have parallel features, the most common being the amount of collapsing the bike does. With this most recent inception into the folding hall, the “Antares Lift,” we get front stem, handle bars, seat, and back wheel, all folding up into the bike.

0 Designer: Multiple Designers

S Is For SuperDuper!

S Is For SuperDuper!

No you are not looking at the new Jaguar XF or the Aston Martin Rapide. This is actually the new all-electric Model “S” sedan from often beleaguered Tesla Motors. It is the follow up to the much hyped and groundbreaking Tesla Roadster. This sexy four-door sedan comes loaded with the latest touch-screen technology, sleek styling and enough green karma to choke the Dali Lama. Did we mention it’s entirely electric and not a concept?

0 Designer: Tesla [ Via: Jalopnik ]

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

So you’ve got a hankering to pour paint all over expensive cars, do you? Today’s your lucky day! Unless of course you were hoping for more than a video of a car painting a picture with its wheels and gallons and gallons of paint. This post shows exactly what you’ve got to do to successfully create hype for a new project using a giant canvas, a remote controlled wheel paint splatter car, and Andy Warhol just for fun.

0 Designer: BMW Motors

A Benz With The Bends

A Benz With The Bends

Someone at Mercedes-Benz is either truly inspired or clearly suffering from dementia. What better way to showcase the future of hydrogen-electric fuel cell technology than with this stunning roadster concept. For nearly a year, 150 “trainees and dual education system students worked on the overall concept, development, assembly, and completion of the F-CELL Roadster.”

0 Designer: Mercedes-Benz [ Via: Jalopnik ]