We encourage you to graffiti!

We encourage you to graffiti!

Psychologists have studied vandalism for years and found that boredom, peer pressure and revenge are often the cause. But it’s often overlooked that it’s also kinda fun! Just ask Banksy! This picture frame concept, Vadalijst, allows you to insert your favorite photos and vandalize them by doodling silly things with a whiteboard marker. Mustaches, monocles, capes and more… the options are endless!

0 Designer: Brian Khouw

The Yin and Yang of iSound

The Yin and Yang of iSound

The two halves of the Opus portable speaker system hold your iDevices firmly in place at an ideal viewing angle, turning the meager stock sound from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod into a room filling resonance. For portability, the two halves use magnets to snap and stay together. Genius! Hit up their Kickstarter page.

0 Designers: Various - Kickstarter

Jell Balls That Clean

Jell Balls That Clean

The Jell Balls is a home appliance that can be used for cleaning up the floor. It basically uses the jell surface tension principle to make the eight jell surfaced balls to roll around a space and clean it. The appliance analyses an area and then disperses the balls to do their job. The balls can be used in wet areas like the bathroom and the kitchen.

0 Designer: Juan Lee

Half an Elevator

Half an Elevator

Here is an enterprising concept that will not only get you where you want to be but also keep you in shape and help conserve energy. The 1/2 Lift Energy Saving Elevator is a lift that stops at half floors. For example, instead of stopping on the second floor, the elevator will stop between the second and third floor, and those who want to go to the second and third floor can get off here. Superb!

0 Designer: Dengjun

Another Nokia Phablet

Another Nokia Phablet

It’s raining Nokia concepts these day, and it only makes me happy! The good thing about this Nokia Lumia 1025 Phablet is that it is designed based on the leaks and plausible rumours. This concept features a 6 inch screen (1920 x 1152px – 15:9), is 8mm thin and with much horse power!

0 Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]

Easy Air Awareness

Easy Air Awareness

With pollution on the rise it’s more important than ever for urban dwellers to be aware of their air quality… especially at home. The Airioan Serves as an unobtrusive, easy way to maintain breathable air inside by using a simple yet effective ion filtration system. Compact and easy to carry, it was designed to be placed next to the bed, on the desk or other places in which we spend the most time. 

0 Designer: Nariman Bashiri

Laser Typing is Here

Laser Typing is Here

Projected keyboards are all the rage! This one, by Celluon, doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse, eliminating the need for extra peripherals. With the flick of a switch, a full-size QWERTY keyboard is projected in the safe form of a laser directly onto any flat surface. Compatible with both Windows, Android, Blackberry and iOS systems, Epic pairs via Bluetooth to your favorite devices. Get it here fo’ real!

0 Designer: Celluon

Robotic Clean

Robotic Clean

The one place I’d like to see robots do their thing is in the domestic space. The Mab is a concept in this direction and looks at giving home space a robotic clean look. Essentially it is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots which will clean all surfaces. Mab scans and custom cleans an area according to its requirements.

0 Designer: Adrian Perez Zapata

Putting the Book Back in eBook

Putting the Book Back in eBook

TwistBook is an eReader with not 1 but 2 eInk screens connected by a flexible binding to mimic the familiar split of paper books. The bisected shape is perfect for protecting the dual screens and can be easily collapsed to throw in a bag or backpack. For enhanced personalization, users can customize their TwistBook by applying photos or art directly to the printable outside and inside covers.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

Tablet to the Rescue

Tablet to the Rescue

Designed for firefighting teams, the Command Goal tablet-system aims to ease the management of emergency fire situations on-the-spot. An incredible improvement from ineffective white-board techniques, the device displays an accurate, constantly updated representation of the fire zone to aid in resource management and inter-departmental information sharing. A comprehensive visual map and improved communication means enhanced safety and fewer lives lost.

0 Designer: Vernon Chen

The Power of YOU

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was designed to be worn on the knee- with each step, it juices up the battery a little more. After it’s full, just attach a USB cord directly to Activ to power your cell phone or other device. Instead of plugging into the wall… plug into you!

0 Designer: Ben Azzam

iPhone 5S - more @ less

iPhone 5S – more @ less

I recently read about how Tim Cook is feeling the heat about innovation from his Directors, so maybe this concept iPhone 5S will help. It proposes changing the home button to a camera, which can also act as a fingerprint scanner with a software support. What you can do is then assign your most used app a finger and just swipe it over the front camera (even when the phone is locked) and activate that app.

0 Designer: Zeki Ozek

Direct Power

Direct Power

The Parenting-Battery is a twist to the numerous battery concepts we have seen here on Yanko Design. It basically houses two pencil cells that can be collectively used as one battery. Moreover you can directly recharge the cell thanks to the embedded socket plug. Looks to be a bit complicated to function, but you get the drift, right? The idea is to prolong the useful life of the battery and stay within the eco-friendly parameters.

0 Designer: Fan Shizhong