Going Dutch With CC

Going Dutch With CC

Ever found yourself in a situation where you want to split the restaurant bill with your buddies, and all want pay by Credit Card. Like you want to get the calculations down to the last penny, or sip of Apple juice? Fret Not, if the Piece of Cake ever comes into existence, it’ll give going Dutch with friends a whole new meaning. By using this device each one can pay for just what they ate using their CC. The screen displays the total items consumed and you select your share to be automatically calculated.

0 Designers: Various

Kick The Green Monster

Kick The Green Monster

Do you know who the Green Monster is? It’s that skunk-of-a-bill that you get at the end of the month; it devours all your Dollars because you overspent! Only if you could use something like the Live Checking Card! A Credit Card won’t let you go beyond your limits. It’s a digital thang with an E-ink display that allows you to check your payment history on it. It even tracks your bank account’s transaction through RFID. A cumulative amount shows up on the screen every time you swipe the card; giving you your account balance on your finger tips.

0 Designers: 4 Creative Folks!

Camera for the Blind

Camera for the Blind

Well that’s just silly! Why would a person who has no sight take a photograph that’s only able to be experienced by a person with full sight? Well that’s just it, isn’t it? Does the fact that the originator cannot experience the product they create make it incorrect for them to make it? Think about Van Gogh for instance – made art, around 2,000 pieces of it, but never became successful for it until after his death.

0 Designer: Nadeem Haidary

Projection in Orbit!

Projection in Orbit!

You communist! You love projectors too. It’s been 52 years since the former USSR launched Sputnik. In celebration of the fabulous designtastic shape of the Sputnik, and due to the meaning of Sputnik: “traveling companion,” this entertainment companion is sure to get your eyeballs and mind straight into outer space – tout de suite! It’s a projector with a cuteness!

0 Designer: mintselect @ mintpass

What Time is it? It's Time to Refill

What Time is it? It’s Time to Refill

Marty! It’s time to turn your clock back upside right. This is a wristwatch that’s got two titles. Alternates, if you will: one is “Liquid Time” while the alternative is “From Nowhere to Nowhere.” And as you may have guessed, this wristwatch has a clever little take oh how the 5th dimension TIME works.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Concerning Wooden Mice

Concerning Wooden Mice

You use a mouse. Even if you have a laptop, you’ve USED a mouse, and when you go to the Apple store, I bet you use one of those giant computers with mice to check your emails. I mean I do that, right? Yes I do. And when I do, I think about how plastic the mouse is. What do I want instead? This lovely piece of design right here: the “AlestRukov” wooden mouse! Plug-n-play!

0 Designer: Alest Rukov

A Very Social Phone

A Very Social Phone

It was about time that someone came up with the concept of a phone that was dedicated to social networking. YD’s resident designer Shane Crozier is on top things and has his finger on the pulse. 31337 (Elite) Phone connects to Facebook and Twitter and hooks up to the contacts to fill up the address book. Usual suspects like camera, speakerphone, music, video and internet functionality have been removed for the sake of functional transparency and ease of use. This minimal phone is good for inbound and outbound calls!

0 Designer: Shane Crozier

The New Clarity

The New Clarity

The Mac. He is back. He’s clear again. He is so clear this time, you’ll just want to get out the windex just to see if the glass is actually there. Two concepts. One is a phone, the other is a desktop computer. Made with the real intention of creating something straight out of a sci fi for the greater good of your eyeballs and future humanity.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Tweet to Win The $1,800 HP Envy 15 Notebook

Tweet to Win The $1,800 HP Envy 15 Notebook

Winner: Simon Downey! We wish you well.

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Embedded In Bed

Embedded In Bed

Satin sheets symbolizing luxury are getting geeky by the day! Imagine integrating a radio alarm clock within the Sheet! That’s the Melted Clock for you: a haptic, touch sensitive alarm with speakers and controls all embedded within your sheet. The three control icons are embroidered on the sheet and relevant to the operating elements on the outside edge of the bed sheet. Use the two in combo to set your radio frequency, alarm time etc. Essentially, you just feel your way through this system; IN YOUR FACE!

0 Designer: Florian Schärfer

Pilotless Airplane Control Station

Pilotless Airplane Control Station

Someone must design everything. Everything I tell you! One of my favorite stickers of all time is one I saw at my alma mater design school: this sticker said “Someone Designed This.” T’was stuck on everything! T’would be stuck on this if it were appropriate – but it’s not! Know why? It’s a UAV control station for the government. Or rogue groups with UAV’s on their hands.

0 Designer: Amichai Rosolio

This Pen Has A Lamp

This Pen Has A Lamp

Let the record first show that this pen has a lamp on it. Potentially. The most important thing about this pen might not be the lamp (yeah right!) but I’m gonna go ahead and say that I know it is. This pen is crazy. First of all (wait are we still on first?) I gotta tell you that the name of this pen is “Pendragon” and it’s a construct-your-own pen. It’s name is Pendragon. What else you do you need to know!? Pendragon.

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

How Flexi Can A Radio Get

How Flexi Can A Radio Get

Specs-wise, it’s really up to a designer’s imagination; that’s the advantages of concepts. Realistically speaking, playing around with the materials used in an innovative way is kind of restrictive. Radio FM follows the norm of an object by appearing to be this rigid ceramic piece, but in reality the body is an enigmatic fluid PVC sail and is flexible. The controls are cleverly hidden underneath the device and simple; a button to switch it on and a dial to tune in the frequency. Can anything get simpler than that!

0 Designer: Jasper de Leeuw for Leeuw & Vormgeving