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

Super Sensing Smart Trinket

Super Sensing Smart Trinket

Working in tandem with a user’s smartphone, Sensbloks are an array of interchangeable sensors that can collect a variety of parameters and alert the user. For example, the first is called “Atmoblok” and allows you to monitor air quality, UV index, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure data which are relayed to your phone for easy deciphering. Possibilities for other applications are endless! Smoke alarms, security systems, motion detection… you get the idea!

0 Designer: GivingShape for Sensaris

A Home for Your Headphones

A Home for Your Headphones

From the makers of the ingenious Slate Mobile AirDesk and its big brother SlatePro comes the latest in creative storage. Take it from us, these guys know organization! ! It’s called the Beats by Dre Station and, as you might’ve guessed from the name, it’s the perfect place to keep your precious cans! Crafted from a single sheet of bamboo, it pairs perfectly with your desktop and even has a place to dock your iPhone or iPod. Get it here!

0 Designer: iSkelter

Headphones Inspired by YOU

Headphones Inspired by YOU

When we think of “biomimicry,” we usually expect an exotic, animal-inspired advancement… but let’s not forget the untapped resource we carry with us every day: our own amazing bodies!  The Canal Headphones are a perfect example of human-biomicry that utilize a series of interlocking and twisting canals that acoustically enhance music as it makes its way to the ears. Think of them as an extension of your own hearing system!

0 Designer: Michael Lahood

The Better Better:Re

The Better Better:Re

Better:Re is an electric power pack that can charge digital devices using discarded batteries. We typically tend to outgrow our mobile phones in about two years and while most components are recycled, the battery is often neglected. To give them a more meaningful after-life, this charger acts as an emergency short-term solution for on the go. It’s good for cameras, tablets, phones and other portable devices.

0 Designer: Kiyong Shin

Mouse Around With Both Hands

Mouse Around With Both Hands

The world is full of lefties and righties. While righties are dominant, it’s only fair to come up with neutral design solutions that can cater to both the segments. The Both Mouse Ergonomics is an ergonomic mouse that can be used with either hand. With a simple manipulation of moving the top of the mouse from left to right, we have the perfect mouse. The front button toggles between the left- and right-handed click settings.

0 Designer: Young Jo

Play to Learn Guitar

Play to Learn Guitar

Musical Minds is a digital tutor system that aims to increase people’s motivation to learn guitar by helping users to develop their own music and then instructing on how to play it. Using a convenient sensor pad and tangible “notes,” users can create chord progressions, then transfer that song to an accompanying application which will give step-by-step directions on how to perform it with the instrument. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Michael Apostolides