Hannibal Lecter's iPhone 4

Hannibal Lecter’s iPhone 4

Well here it is folks. The be-all, end-all of iPhone 4 cases. This case not only puts an end to “AntennaGate 2010″, but also effectively imprisons your iPhone behind a cage of steel and delrin. Designer Ryan Glasgow brings his meticulously built, hand made creation to market for a reasonable $95 USD. Features include a 304 stainless steel body, hinged lid, elastic band for holding cards or locking the lid in place and delrin fastener housings. No word on its durability so if any of you Yanko readers out there buy one, please drop us a note.

0 Designer: Ryan Glasgow for LtdTools

One Step Closer To Interactive Television

One Step Closer To Interactive Television

In the late 80′s I remember seeing many television concepts designed to engage the user. Remember Smell-O-Vision? Designers recognized interactivity was the future but they couldn’t foresee the advanced software and hardware solutions we have today. Check out MetaMirror, a concept software platform that enables you to access content relative to the show you’re watching. Almost everything today has secondary content and this is a much more elegant solution than sitting in front of a computer.

0 Designer: Notion

Seasoning Made Beautiful

Seasoning Made Beautiful

Agility and sensitivity are the two prerequisites for an accomplished chef. What will enhance the performance of even the most established professional is a system that can minimize the clusterfuck of seasoning. Cruet showcases a neat, streamlined container set design with generously diverse color schemes and types to be used in the kitchen. The smooth elegant contour of the container – a reminder of the conventional milk bottle – offers the chef a good grip; comfortable yet an intriguing aesthetic sensation.

0 Designer: Inno Design

Move-it When Shopping!

Move-it When Shopping!

The Move-it Kit is actually quite a neat idea for those who walk back home with all their shopping goodies. The DIY kit is a makeshift trolley that’s really durable and is made from self-adhesive cardboard parts. It transforms from reckless pieces of cardboard to a functional cart for parcels within minutes. You don’t have to be a genius to piece the cart together because its construction is very basic and simple.

UPDATE: David clarifies certain recycling apprehensions, read his story inside!

0 Designer: David Graham

Conversion On The Rule

Conversion On The Rule

The modern ruler or measuring tape hasn’t been innovated enough, or so feels designer Yan-Ting Chen. Especially when it comes to conversion of Metric Units to Imperial (or vice versa), while on the job, it’s tough to pull out the calculator or tax your brains with the mental math. So here’s the solution that will keep your hand steady while mark with the ruler aid and do the centimeters to inches in a jiffy, The E Ink Ruler! I’m not getting into the tech-specs (not been provided!), but for its idea per se I think this is super!

0 Designer: Yan-Ting Chen

The Turning Point For A Phone

The Turning Point For A Phone

I love covering concept phones that may not have substance to them (tech-backing), but nevertheless are fun to read about. Featured here is a concept Sony Ericsson FH Mobile Phone that has a pivotal point to it. It flips vertical on a pivot to mimic a phone and rotates sideways to become a viewing screen for the media functions and web browsing. The phone even becomes an intercom of sorts when split into two, allowing easy communication between the two parties holding each end. What a high-tech walkie-talkie this would make!

0 Designer: Du Jun

Yellow Looks Good On Coffee

Yellow Looks Good On Coffee

For the first time I’m spying a Yellow Coffee Machine and I quite like it. Designed by Yaniv Berg, the piece has been inspired by works of the Italians designers and the Bauhaus stream of thought, hence the simple and minimal touch. The machine integrates 3 tubes for brewing and a definitive upper plate to keep the cups. What I want to know, is that will it brew my favorite blend of java or does it need a Yellow Submarine for company!

0 Designer: Yaniv Berg

Sugar, In And Out Quickly!

Sugar, In And Out Quickly!

The In Out Bottle for sugar dispensing has a very clever twist to it, the silica gel mouth kinda in-turns to form a funnel, so that you don’t spill the sugar while refilling it. Reminds me of the funnel refill bottle for soaps we did recently. So I guess the consensus is that funnels incorporated into the lid cuts around two steps in the refilling process, hence better! What do you think?

0 Designers: Yan-Ting Chen & Hsin Yeh

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Based on the IFEX 3000, the HPI 1000 Impulse Gun is designed for fast and effective control of small fires. With 25 bars of pressure, 1 liter of water can accelerate to over 400 km/h atomized through a special membrane. The high exit velocity enables deep penetration into a fire, curbing the heat within. Bad ass! If only I could get this for the next company water gun fight.

0 Designer: Jan Thinius

Space Saving Kitchen Table

Space Saving Kitchen Table

The Cook n’ Roll is super compact but has all the necessary equipment for basic food prep and cleanup – cooktop, dishwasher, sink, oven, storage and sanitizer. The sliding top is inductive  and can opened to reveal a sink basin. Not sure where the water comes from without plumbing but it magically appears with touch controls. The top itself rests moves thru a negative ion slate to sanitize, just like the nano coated jungle of spikes that holds the dishes.

0 Designer: Zivile Januskaityte

Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

What are your steps for laundry at home? Sorting clothes in separate baskets, loading the washer with the first batch and then adjusting the detergent…finally get the washed batch out into a basket and dry em up. Load the next! How about cutting a few steps in the process, revamping the concept of washing machines and getting you an Orbital? The machine-drum here is the basket…two baskets actually, white for the whites and blue for the color clothes.

0 Designer: Tiffany Roddis

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

That would be my simple explanation for the Intel Link Concept Phone. Easy and simple, the idea exploits the benefits of smartphones, computers and notebooks and linking them together in a dual screen phone. As the twins explain it (Mark n David are twins!) “Link with a dual screen allows for unique interaction while being in constant contact with a partnering notebook, utilizing the notebooks processing power, hard drive and software. The hand set has back to back screens, offering unique scope of interactivity.” Sweet!

0 Designers: Mark Law & David Law for Particle Design

Only the Flyest Hanging

Only the Flyest Hanging

You know you’ve got to hang your clothes up when you want to attain full fashion victory, right? Well you DO. And to do it, you’ve got to have the most flight-ready hangers. There is only one way. The “Hangar” hanger from Chetan Sorab. It’s shaped like an airplane. Inspired from early World War aircraft, made mostly for kids, but also for me, because I love it.

0 Designer: Chetan Sorab of Epicenter Design