Sexy Sound Box

Sexy Sound Box

The Sound Box is more than just a docking station for your iPad (or iPod); it is a radio and alarm clock with integrated hard drive to store your music. I love the super simple and sexy vase-styled wireless speakers. They blend into the room so perfectly. Touchscreen controls and intuitive interface are a given, what’s hot is the minimalist style that is so in-line with Apple products.

0 Designer: Emanuele Canova

The Real Notebook

The Real Notebook

The Real Notebook is a laptop concept that delves into the advantages of bendable AMOLED screens. It gives the notebook design a push in the direction of actually flipping through a book. You have to agree that we are always at looking to make technology devices more realistic and natural, this notebook is perfect synergy towards the efforts.

0 Designer: Kim Min Seok

Extraterrestrial Hybrid Bike

Extraterrestrial Hybrid Bike

This electric bicycle concept is out of this world! The INgSOC, by designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli, combines the aerodynamic shapes of triathlon designs, flexible handling of traditional bikes, and advanced hybrid power technology into one super-efficient commuting machine that (to say the least) looks, well… unearthly!

0 Designer: Edward Kim & Benny Cemoli

Inflatable Furnishings

Inflatable Furnishings

The Bojaki collection of inflatable, foldable, flat-pack housewares & furniture aims to integrate the user into the manufacturing process, strengthening the user’s bond to the piece while easing on transportation & production costs. Though the fabric looks soft & squishy, it is very rigid making it sturdy enough to hang or hold the weight of a sitting person. Consistent use of buckles, strings, & eyelets to bind the unique fabric ensure aesthetic continuity though shapes & purposes vary from piece to piece.

0 Designer: Jy-Yeon Suh

A Little Improvement Goes a Long Way

A Little Improvement Goes a Long Way

Vapen is a simple, yet ingenious improvement on the guide dog harness that incorporates a ball joint socket into the handle of the harness, providing people with visual impairments strengthened communication with their animal and improving ergonomics for their hand. The ball joint socket also allows the  harness to be reassembled into a walking cane, reducing the number of items the user must carry. For further customization the handle and cane are adjustable in length to fit various users and dogs.

0 Designer: Eva Foo

Hydraulic Cutting Tools Go Ergonomic

Hydraulic Cutting Tools Go Ergonomic

Hydraulic cutting tools can cut through strong materials like high-carbon alloy steel but they’re were original designed for industrial applications making it difficult to transport and use at the scene of a car wreck. HOC is a solution that ensures the safety and quick extrication due to its improved physical and cognitive ergonomics. The circular handle at the back of the tool is designed to accomodate to different work postures and decrease the risk of injuries.

0 Designer: Cenk Aytekin

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Intelligent Mobility is the theme for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab and here are the Top 8 designs that made the cut. What’s really awesome about the whole process is that the designers get to present their case in front of an audience and do a little Q&A session with the grand jury. Keeping up with last year’s tradition of giving you live updates, tweets and pictures; this year too YD will be bring you the action LIVE from London! So bookmark September 7th, 2011; one innovative designer will be taking home 5000 Euros and paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.

0 Designers: Various

Folding for Power

Folding for Power

Enough has been said on plugs and sockets and how we can do our bit to save electricity. Another attempt to make the green impact is the Folding Plug; it simply does away with the switch! The plug head itself is the switch. Snap it flush to the wall and the power is on; lever it 90 degrees perpendicular upwards and the circuit gets off. Intuitive and easy but not very furniture friendly I suppose.

0 Designers: Huang Guanglei, Wei Min and Jiang Zhongbiao

Someone Get Me This Yacht

Someone Get Me This Yacht

This is one hot yacht! The Spiritum 57′s sleek looks were designed to be both subtle and aggressive, perfect for the enthusiast who enjoys luxury but also has a wild side.  Packing 4 Volvo Penta engines, it doesn’t lack in the speed department either. A telescopic hidden staircase & swimming platform extend from the port side, allowing easy access to the water while providing additional exterior & interior space. A deluxe entertainment system & additional swimming platform that extends from the stern make this the perfect yacht for entertaining.

0 Designers: Various

Doze

Doze

No matter what age you are, being well rested can mean the difference between a good or bad start of the day. Doze is a sleep positioner designed for disabled children, particularly those who suffer from muscle tension and loss of muscle tone, that assists with side-lying posture at bedtime. The pod decreases the risk of sleeping in awkward positions that may interfere with growth, put pressure on the spine, as well as air flow, which can cause severe breathing problems.

0 Designer: Lucia Hsieh

Amphibian Inspiration

Amphibian Inspiration

Named after it’s inspiration, the Auratus chaise lounge by designer Wilson Niño mimics the form of a poison dart frog and has brilliant coloring to match. Though it might look like it’s ready to jump, don’t worry, it’s non-toxic and slime-free. An ultra-plush cushion mean you can kick back in comfort while you sharpen those blowdarts.

0 Designer: Wilson Niño

Skull Protection With Air

Skull Protection With Air

It’s amusing to see people challenge death when they ride their bikes without helmets. It’s so utterly silly! Nevertheless, an ill-fitting helmet is equally dangerous and so we have a bunch of designers who think they have a solution; Inflatable Helmet Pad! It’s a nice cushion protection that makes the helmet more snug fitting and is especially suitable for children. They seldom find the right fit and mostly end up using helmets for grown-ups!

0 Designers: Huang Tai-Shun, Hsu I-Ting, Mao Chung-Huai & Cheng Yune-YU

Future Playstation 4?

Future Playstation 4?

I love me some Playstation! Not only does this PS4 concept have a natural and believable aesthetic evolution from the PS3, but it is composed of 60% recyclable materials, making it a much greener choice. It also uses 0 watts in standby mode, and with its ECO Restart function games can be saved, the console turned off, and turned back on to resume exactly where the user left off without the need for a full start up, reducing energy waste and prolonging the life of the unit.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary