A Radio For Treehuggers

A Radio For Treehuggers

It’s a wooden log and a radio. That ain’t all folks. It’s also solar powered and if Mr. Sunshine isn’t happy that day, there’s a dynamo powered by your finger. I love the giant wooden rotary dials to change stations and volume. The old school retractable antenna nostalgically tugs at my heart too. Sure I have no idea what station I’m changing to but it looks like an ewok crafted it so I totally approve. BTW, 80% of the radio is oak. The rest are radio components. Treehuggers might like it… or will they hate it since it’s made from a tree? Hmmm

0 Designers: Solène Le Goff & Christophe Gouache

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Nice name, huh? Actually the name is “Breeze Radio” but I thought it better to make it more technical to get you weird electricity connection lovers in here nice and interested. I recently discovered how easy it is to instal a light fixture. Exciting, huh? Knowing that, I find the concept of a wind based acoustic coupler radio pretty neat! Let’s get a better look at it!

0 Designer: Chiu Chi Hung

The Spruce Whale

The Spruce Whale

A futuristic flying marvel the likes of which have never been seen! The WB-1010 is a concept plane made to make use of yet-to-be-invented materials and technology and aims to meet the demands the world 85 years from now will make. Speed, comfort, and space for a whole lot of people, that’s what this is all about. You’re in for a real treat of shocking and splendidly fantastic conceptual technology in one notorious BIG future plane!

0 Designer: Reindy Allendra

Posture Perfect with the iTilta Superchair

Posture Perfect with the iTilta Superchair

Chair on wheels, wheelchair that is. The iTilta’s designed by Gu JiaWei to further push the wheelchair into the regular lifestyle of those who have to use it. It is the goal, isn’t it, after all, to make these tools (wheelchairs, artificial arms, legs) as much a part of the body as the limbs that are naturally attached? I think so!

0 Designer: Gu JiaWei

KeyPing Grandma Satisfied

KeyPing Grandma Satisfied

The project you are about to behold is called “KeyPing Touch” and it’s made for people who wish to keep an eye on everyone all at once without being overly intrusive or big-brotherish. But I tell you what. There’s no real way to keep an eye on everyone all at once without being totally intrusive… so says I and mine. For all you other people out there, the ones who aren’t bothered by their friend/relative/mate’s unwillingness or inability to “cut the umbilical” -this is a fun little gadget for you!

0 Designers: Mariska Rooth, Robert Leufkens & Tristan Weevers

Many Hues Of Songs

Many Hues Of Songs

What is life without color and what is design without innovation? Addressing the two is the Hélio DAB Radio. The design uses colorful solar Grätzel panels that are transparent and add a bit of psychedelic creativity to the room. The Grätzel solar panels get their color from vegetal ink, upping the green quotient. The LED panel and Speakers compliment the radio and are in sync with the form. It’s the sort of thing we would love to bring home!

0 Designer: Léa Longis

Guessing Game Deuce

Guessing Game Deuce

We have only this on YD once before, right now we’re gonna go ahead and play the GUESSING GAME again, RIGHT NOW!

Just by looking at this Pre-Picture can you guess what the item is? The explanation is in the Permalink, but be honest with yourself and tell me what exactly did you think this was?

0 Designer: Giulio Sbarigia

Music and Time On Your Wrist

Music and Time On Your Wrist

We’ve evolved from Walkman to iPod (plus whatever else there is, let’s be honest) and from wrist watch to cellphone-held-clock. Now. What would have happened if instead of the clock merging with the cellphone, the clock merged with the music device? We’ve got wrist tunes, contact!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

Behold, if you DARE, the Eco Woof; the sub-woofer that’s got the woofer power of a BEAR! But CHILL! There is no bear actually powering the “Eco-Woof,” only the power of glass domes. Where wood boxing would normally hold the raw beats exploded forth from the speakers, glass domes and downward facing blasters suffice. The wood grain is so very classy, wouldn’t you say? Oh, and there’s green in it, too!

0 Designer: Andrew Mboyi

Crank Up Battery

Crank Up Battery

Re-chargeable batteries are no good when they run out of power and you have no electric point handy to tank them up again. Here’s where the concept of the Wind Up Battery steps in; re-charge these cells via the conventional battery charger OR use the hand-crank to wind up and source-up some juice. Kinda like your hand-crank radios. A simply superb concept!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

Every Skyscraper Capped with Grass

Every Skyscraper Capped with Grass

Design group Kalomix, from Hong Kong, have come up with a rather green concept, if you will. It’s grass. It’s so green, it’s got it in the name: “Green Puzzle.” The Green Puzzle is currently being displayed at Ecopelago in Hong Kong (stop by if you’re into that sort of thing.) And it’s just a feel-good between-the-toes kind of concept. Solar panels that are made to appear and feel like grass, in the shape of grass, to be planted on the ground in the dirt surrounded by grass. It’s camouflage solar energy!

0 Designer: Kalomix

Sun Shine And A Curtain

Sun Shine And A Curtain

The practical application of Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System is quite simple. You hang up the cool looking Solar Curtain on your window, and keep the battery-pack hooked to the base. It soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish your gadgets at night. Hook up your stuff via the USB port and you’re done for the night. Me really , really likes this!

0 Designer: Ming-Ching Hsueh

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

A must-have on any designer’s desk is his marker pen; the more, the merrier! Getting high-tech about the colors and tools is this Braun Markerfool Marker Pen. It’s been designed especially to provide a variety of colors from just a single pen. Kinda like a miniature inkjet printer, that has a touch screen so that you can mix in the CMYK colors and use them. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black! Altho not elaborated, it claims to be an eco-friendly concept, I assume it’s coz you’ll need a lot less pens. Just this one!

0 Designer: Hai-Ling Zhong