New Parents' Best Friend

New Parents’ Best Friend

After almost losing their minds trying and failing to figure out how to operate a baby monitor to keep an eye on their first-born, designers Satu Niemelä and Erasmus van Niekerk vowed to create an easy-to-use monitoring solution with even greater functionality to use with their upcoming set of twins. The result is a monitor that not only provides live video and audio, but tracks vital signs, records developmental milestones and even lets distant family members tap into the feed to be closer to baby! They call it Onni, their 4th child!

0 Designer: SEP Solutions

The multi-tool must-have.

The multi-tool must-have.

Forget your heavy, bulky, ugly tools and check out the Tool Pen! No larger than a stylus, it’s the all-in-one, slim and sleek alternative to cumbersome screwdriver sets. Designed to use on the go, its sleek shell houses a variety of bits in one easy-to-access unit. Lightweight, inconspicuous and compact, you can throw it in a bag or even carry it in your pocket for those unexpected moments when things need a little tightening. Check out its many uses —>

0 Designer: mininch

Air Purifying Drone

Air Purifying Drone

The city is our home! Based on this premise is the UrbanCONE – a personalized drone that aims to keep your surrounding environment pollution-free. Inspired by jellyfish, this floating device stays afloat thanks to the air fans. As a part of the Semi-finalist concepts of the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition, it will be intriguing to see if this urban mass air purifier makes it to the finalist list this year. More details here.

0 Designer: Michał Pośpiech

Yes, We Love iPhone Concepts

Yes, We Love iPhone Concepts

Perhaps this is the reason why we feature so many of them! Check out this really ultra slim iPhone 6 Pro with Wireless Charging and iView Cover. Sporting a metal body construction and Sapphire Glass bezel, the innovation here is the much-awaited wireless charging accessory. Check out the video after the jump.

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Age of the Yura

Age of the Yura

Yura is a personal bartender that can make anything from a healthy cocktail, tea to coffee. Besides being this futuristic droid that hovers and flies, it has the ability to make your drink with the accurate number of calories that your diet requires. The main body of the appliance features a smart cartridge that can heat or cool the beverage.

0 Designer: Herman Haydin

Visible Crossing

Visible Crossing

The Smart Crosswalk is a great way to ensure minimum pedestrian accidents when they use the crosswalk. Basically the crosswalk changes to red as soon as someone sets foot on it. The crosswalk is laced with sensors and during poor visibility (or night), it bears a hint of white illumination, making it perfectly visible to both pedestrians and vehicle drivers.

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

The External Green House

The External Green House

The Garden Pod has one big thing working in its favor – it utilizes the external walls of a dwelling rather than clamoring for space indoors. This modular green house is designed so that it can be fitted onto exteriors of a building and can take advantage of the natural energy sources. A handy app allows you to control the setting of the pod and also relays essential information such as which vegetable is ripe enough and how much compost is available.

0 Designer: Ovidiu Subțire

Be Your Own Weather Station

Be Your Own Weather Station

Weather is a fickle thing, and resources for checking the weather are about as reliable. If you live in a coastal region, you know that conditions can change in the amount of time it takes to get to the beach. BloomSky is a unique crowdsourcing system that consists of a durable outdoor solar-powered camera with various climate sensors and a mobile app. Together they allow users to view live video and data of weather conditions wherever a stake is planted. Before heading out, check the pressure, UV, rain, temp, and humidity from anyone’s personal sensor, anywhere.

0 Designer: BloomSky

Bring Home Sunshine During Rains

Bring Home Sunshine During Rains

Why suffer through poor air quality and hot humid weather (or extreme cold), when you can simulate your favorite climate using the Air Globe. The collects the real-time temperature, humidity, smells and sound of your desired destination and recreates it in the machine before releasing it into your home environment. What this means is that the refreshing air of The Alps or the balmy breeze of Hawaii with the sound of waves, is only a setting away.

0 Designer: Pei-Chih Deng

An Intelligent Road Marking System

An Intelligent Road Marking System

Razmetkus is a design concept for an intelligent road marking system. It features an interactive road pavement along with sensors that track the position of all road users. If required, Razmetkus can display information for each driver individually, updating them about the traffic situation and alerting them about impending hazards. Perhaps this concept will trigger the highway authorities to better integrate technology with roadway safety and information systems. Looking forward to a tech-savvy drive in the future!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Instant Stain Removing

Instant Stain Removing

It’s the law of attraction: you’re having a trashy morning and just when you’re heading out the door with a cuppa java on the go… you spill it on your shirt. The only difference this time around is that instead of fretting, you slide on the Electrolux Instant Cleaning Glove and wipe out all traces of that offending coffee stain in a jiffy. The neoprene glove disintegrates any stain or dirt from fabrics using the combination of nanotechnology and ultrasound.

0 Designer: Stefan Bogdan

Aroma Bells

Aroma Bells

Wind Chimes are charming and building upon this idea is the Wind Bell. This digitally enhanced air purifier looks pleasing in the home environment and also comes with an aroma-dispensing feature. I love the simple aesthetics combined with the functionality.

0 Designer: Kim Edo

Simple As Six

Simple As Six

Lo and Behold! It has a 4.7-inch screen and iOS 9; yes…we have yet another iPhone 6 Concept out to stimulate our imagination. This why I love Yanko Design – we get to view inspiration, innovation, form and function…all from the frontline.

0 Designer: Giorgi Tedoradze