The Fad Of Molecular Cooking

The Fad Of Molecular Cooking

Gourmet Guru Michelin star chef Juan Mari Arzak, thinks Molecular Cooking is the next step in gastronomical heaven. Presented here are three design concepts – Lunar Eclipse (bowl), Fama (long plate) and Bocado de Luz (serving plate), that take culinary expertise to celestial planes. Juan Mari & his daughter Elena Arzak feel that presentation skills not only entice the palate but also dynamically alter the sensory experience during a meal.

0 Designers: Philips Design

Portable Subwoofer For Your MacBook

Portable Subwoofer For Your MacBook

Not happy with your MacBook speakers? Sound a little flat don’t they? The Bassjump is a USB powered subwoofer that turns your MacBook into a sweet sound system. It looks like an aluminum Mac mini which perfectly compliments the new unibody aluminum MacBooks. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Twelve South [ Buy it here ]

Always Handy Cam

Always Handy Cam

It’s such a touristy thing to hang your camera around your neck, it’s a dead giveaway! Being sleek and discreet about you is more of the trend and HAN.DI Camera fits the bill. It’s the sort that fits snugly around the palm of your hand or around the wrist like a bracelet; plus it gives you the independence of taking your own pics via the detachable remote control. Two expanding joints allow its size to be adjusted, making it suitable for all shapes and sizes….of hands!

0 Designer: Zo Woo Geun

Polaroid Movie

Polaroid Movie

Taking our obsession for home videos and technology, designer Kim Hyun Joong has come up with an idea that explores the possibilities of instant gratification that Polaroid picutes gave us. The Movie Polaroid Camera prints movies on a flexible display that hopes to use Touch grapheme* technology to its advantage. The concept is a combination of analogue Polaroid film and digital touch technology and contains a built-in movie printer, which immediately “prints” the footage after the user has filmed it.

0 Designer: Kim Hyun Joong

You Mouse Around Here Often?

You Mouse Around Here Often?

This mouse is called the “G-Spot” – I am not even effin with you. Where to find the mysterious spot of pleasure’s center? With which woman will it be found? Can it be found? These are all questions. Is this spot to be found within devices? Perhaps a mouse? And if so, what would happen if that spot were found?

To where would it lead?

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Mouse Pen?

Mouse Pen?

Flattery is going to get you everywhere Mr Marcial Ahsayane, and I love the way you describe this concept project as a standard mouse that can be used as pen sensor for specific design works such as designing this entry for Yanko! Hugs! Shifting focus to the “eVouse”, this one is meant for your laptops and iPads and flits effortlessly between being a mouse and a pen sensor for specific design works.

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane

One Loud Table

One Loud Table

From the creator of Pepper Knuckles and Music Blocks comes this wild and crazy table for your music collection. It’s called “Amusity” and it’s rather full of music and amusement, if I do say so myself. The designer Idan Arbel says that this is a tangible user interface coffee table for your entire music library. Toss it all on there and let the circus begin.

0 Designers: Idan Arbel, Dana Yichye-Shwachman & Yossi Lugassi

My Little Lockie USBee!

My Little Lockie USBee!

What’s the consensus, do you use external harddrives to keep your information safe, or do you trust the USB? Or GASP do you keep your important information on your computer itself?! This is blasphemy. This is madness! Your stuff can be totally accessed there! Don’t you know about the dreaded hacker gang Gonna Getchas? They’re harsh. Well! Designer Yun Hwan Sung has a handle for you. It’s called “Bill’s USB.”

0 Designer: Yun Hwan Sung

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

The form factor of your cellphone is quite a defining factor on whether you approve of it or not. The grip, the interface and accessibility, all depend on this. At Yanko, we have covered some really unique and unusual forms and here is a re-cap of the Ten Most Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones.

0 Designers: Various

BMW In My Ears!

BMW In My Ears!

BMW DesignworksUSA has collaborated with Sennheiser on a special project and come up with three variations in earphones. The CX 980, MX 980 and OMX 980 combine visual aesthetics with functionality and come with powerful Neodymium magnets that guarantee a lifelike sound image with a highly detailed resolution. The CX 980 is fashioned to fit in comfortably in the ear canal; specs include frequency response from 16 to 24,000 Hz & soft silicone earbuds.

0 Designers: BMW DesignworksUSA, Singapore

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

At YD we are getting all charged up about Valentines, Ah! We are the lovable bunch, how else do you think our multi-cultural team would survive! And here’s the perfect example of how we should be spreading our love….by sharing our music! Music in Love Audio Splitter is cute coz it’s in the predictable Heart-Shape! The splitter is designed with one jack connecting to a MP3 player, and two other ports for 3.5mm head phone jacks.

0 Designer: Chris NG for Fadtronics

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

It was about time that someone came up with this, I mean we are in the portable era! Stick POP is a portable printer that can handle a small amount of load. You can’t overburden it with all your documents, just a small stash that you need pronto. Measuring 23 cm by 6 cm, it’s easy to fit it in your handbag. Just hook it up to your comp /device via USB and get printing! Oh, and an OLED screen on the bar displays the printing status.

0 Designers: Jihun Kang, Youngho Lee, Jieun Lee & Changsu Lee

Into The Dark

Into The Dark

That’s where most tablet-like designs guessing at the look and specs of what’s now revealed to be the iPad. But I say to you in great defiance: not this one! This one shall gather a bit of light still! It was conceived before that faithful unveiling day, and its ideas shall be carried on until fruition! I give to you this! The MacView, as designed by Patrycjusz Brzezinski, queller of the hoards of maddened Apple fans.

0 Designer: Patrycjusz Brzezinski