The Fly Phone

The Fly Phone

FlyIdea is an amazing phone that features an alluring interface. I simply love the dongle-earphone that performs a myriad of functions. The dongle essential functions as wireless earphone, and syncs with the phone to work as a camera, gaming sensor, music controller and video recorder. Both the earphone and phone work independently and together. The concept offers an innovative way of using the phone with the added functionality of the earphones dongle.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Raw But Refined Lighting

Raw But Refined Lighting

Gotta love the modern Plank light fixture by Northern Lighting of Norway. The design transforms the ordinary wood plank into a thin, long and simplistic pendant that produces a directed glow that appears generated from the center. In light poplar or darker Southern yellow pine, it’s the perfect pendant for bringing a little rustic to modern spaces or modern to rustic spaces!

0 Designer: Northern Lighting

Segway of the Sea

Segway of the Sea

The Stingray is a single-rider watercraft designed for both recreational and humanitarian uses. The buoyant saddle and lever combination is driven by a pneumatic propulsion system that converts user generated energy into air flow, transmitting thrust directly into the water without the use of gears or electric circuits. Useful as a mobile flotation device for flood disasters or simply to enjoy a day out on the water!

0 Designer: Imran Othman

Nube Ain't No Noob

Nube Ain’t No Noob

Using modular pieces, the well-thought Nube coffee table offers a solution for both large scale production and personal customization. By focusing on the repetitive use of a single component, the unique base is easily constructed to size specification, yet maintains an organic and fluid shape not often found in other modular designs. Furthermore, the versatile design of the base means it can be flipped upside down for an entirely new aesthetic that functions just the same!

0 Designer: Sandro Lopez

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy is the future of flavor creation that uses nano-technology to create edible foam. There are endless possibilities to the flavors that can be spun into foam and the combinations can ignite any gourmet chef’s fantasy! Inspired by Ferran Adrià, the inventor of flavored foam, which helped win him ‘Restaurant of the Year’, four years in a row, Spummy brings home the possibility of dishing out treats are exotic and worthy of praise!

0 Designer: Alexandre de Bastiani

Bike Stand With A Difference

Bike Stand With A Difference

45Bici is a modular bike rack system intended for urban areas. The stand bends to 45 degrees angle thus saving space while parking the cycle. It makes place for pedestrians and is unobtrusive on the sidewalk. In countries where cycles are predominantly used, this stand will be a handy integration.

0 Designer: Designer: André Moreira Dias

Self-Sustained Smart Structure

Self-Sustained Smart Structure

Villa Sera is a self-sustained structure that harnesses power from solar panels, collects rainwater and uses gray water for plants, creating a microcosm that not only reduces the carbon footprint but contributes to the ecological system. The architecture is structured with steel and glass elements to form a strong, modern and spacious building. Greenhouse sections with innovative heat and air circulation for organic farming and plant growing support biodiversity further extending its self sufficiency.

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis

Oh No They Didn't

Oh No They Didn’t

I know what you’re thinking. It looks like a sexed up version of the Fiat 500… well, you’re right! The Abarth 500 Bella Vista is a meaner version of the softer compact that’s perfect for zipping around the canyons, cruising the coastline, or simply letting your hair down to enjoy nice weather. Added features like dual air intakes, an aerodynamic carbon fiber air diffuser, and a speedy 1.4 T-Jet Abarth engine will appeal to drivers looking for a little more oomph!

0 Designer: Madeindreams

The Sweetest Spoon Ever

The Sweetest Spoon Ever

Inspired by the many natural benefits of honey, the Balgo Honey Spoon was designed to streamline the process of adding honey to your drink. No more messy packets or sticky fingers- simply peel back the spoon’s cover and drop it in your drink. The spoon doubles as a stirrer so there’s also less waste!

0 Designer: Emir Rifat Isik

Mo' Bikes, Less Problems

Mo’ Bikes, Less Problems

The latest in a trend of “aesthetic flexibility,” the Winora Urban E-Bike taps into a wider range of consumers by using customizable body covers and skins that are easily changed. The adaptability is made possible by a super-simple structure that maintains a variety of sitting positions for users of different sizes. The more E-Bikes on the road… the cleaner, quieter and more friendly cities will be!

0 Designer: Mahdi Momeni

Budget Billing

Budget Billing

When you are living on a shoestring budget (popularly known as student’s budget), you know that every penny counts. This is why time and again we see designers coming up with innovative ways to split the bill. Go Dutch Bill is one such concept that allows diners to get their bill printed individually, as per their order. Super non-fuss way of doing the math!

0 Designer: Szu-Yu Liu

Pictures From The Sky

Pictures From The Sky

The idea of aerial photography is not new, but the idea of the Sky View Camera certainly is. I love the cosmic beauty in design, almost like a star or whimsical flower. Details are sketchy, but we do know that it can take pics from mid-air and when placed on a surface. People are fascinated with pictures of them from above, so one of these days the concept will see light. Whether it is as enigmatic as the Sky View, remains to be seen.

0 Designer: Junho Yoon

Product Design Days + Yanko Design RoadShow

Product Design Days + Yanko Design RoadShow

When I spoke with Scott Wilson, the force behind Lunatik and Tik Tok watches and asked him about the biggest flaw he saw in Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing platforms, he said finding a dependable manufacturer and a logistical supply chain for the product was the biggest drawback. Essentially, you may have a brilliant design, the seed funding, but no reliable support in the manufacturing process. Here is where Product Design Days and the Yanko Design RoadShow fit into your success story by overcoming this flaw.

0 Event Dates: November 22 and November 23, 2012 - Chennai