More Than Signals

More Than Signals

The Sólo is a modular traffic signal that can be easily disassembled and used for other purposes. A good example is the event of a road mishap, and how the lights can be intelligently used to create a detour for oncoming traffic. Even for road repairs; if the street is closed, may as well use the lights for marking out the hazard space! Clever use of LED lights ensure eco-sense and the modular format give the lights the versatility to be used in numerous circumstances.

0 Designers: Matheus de Luca, Moreira Pinto & Porto Alegre

Independent Wheelchair Assistant

Independent Wheelchair Assistant

Inspired by his grandfather who has been in a wheelchair since the age of 20, designer Oscar Fernandez created the electric Independent Wheelchair Assistant to help users independently access their local communities in a safe and easy way. The design utilizes the user’s own wheelchair, acting as a true assistant and eliminating the need to constantly transfer between other devices like scooters or power chairs. Hit the jump to check out its unique functionality.

0 Designer: Oscar Fernandez

The Smoothest iPod Dock

The Smoothest iPod Dock

The slim and stylish Glide is a minimal yet elegant take on the iPod docking station that will look great in contemporary and classic settings alike. Speakers located on the tips of its solid wood wings create an aesthetic of lightness and balance in contrast with its powerful and crisp sound quality.

0 Designer: Matthew Hicks

Light Metamorphosis

Light Metamorphosis

Using a polyjet printer allowed designers at Voxel Studio to use a variety of materials with unique properties and textures to create the Cocoon lamp. The lamp’s organic form is truly a representation of its unique construction- similar to the way caterpillars use fast hardening liquid from their spinnerets to build their cocoon shells, the polyjet applies liquid photopolymer through nozzles which then hardens in UV light. 

0 Designer: Voxel Studio

Kinetic Leaf

Kinetic Leaf

Leaf Wireless Mouse scores big time on looks and has a decent enough direction as far as tech aspects go. The one thing that we do with our mouse the most is to move it around. Based on this, the designers have created a concept that uses its motion to self-power the mouse. It sounds like a whiff of air for now, but imagine if we could have a wireless mouse that did not tank up on so many batteries every month? Because I use it so much, I tend to replace my Magic Mouse battery every 7-8 days. I say go for Leaf right now!

0 Designers: Lu Hairong and Zhang Xuehui

A Day in the Life of … Steve Jobs?

A Day in the Life of … Steve Jobs?

After reading the book, we all know what Job’s day was like … no power points, long walks to trash out problems, ritual lunch with Jony Ive, inspiring sessions with A-level executives, zero tolerance for bozos and shit products, rounded off with a vegan meal. But that was Steve … what about you? YD is curious to know what is your typical day like? Better still show it to us! Send us a video of a day in your life. Grab your iPhone or music player or digicam; just any recorder and capture how you deal with creative blocks, inspirational moments, eating lunch or hanging out with your friends; any theme will do.

0 Submissions Close: 8th February 2012, midnight PST

Modular Maestro

Modular Maestro

Blu is a modern musical instrument that draws inspiration from the keyboard, re-imagining keys in a modular and flexible way. Much in the same way a child learns to build structures from toy blocks, they can learn to understand tonality and song composition simply by changing the position of the modular keys around the central unit to control pitch and timing of the notes. Its smart, colorful user interface makes learning music an exciting and memorable experience.

0 Designer: Eric Pautz

Find Tranquility in Furniture

Find Tranquility in Furniture

Alain Gilles’ designs, the BuzziHood and BuzziBooth for Buzzispaces, (thats a whole lotta Buzzi!) are all about personal space, privacy, and intimacy. The wall-mounted BuzziHood pictured here offers a quick escape from the surrounding cacophony of distractions so you can have a moment of peace for a phone call or just a quick breather. The BuzziBooth provides a private and comfy setting for intimate conversation in public spaces. Each is made of 100% recyclable, sound-absorbing fabric.

0 Designer: Alain Gilles for Buzzispaces

Space Saving Cable Clip

Space Saving Cable Clip

The ISI clip provides a straightforward and super easy way of managing computer and power cables. The simple, flexible steel clamp can be placed on the edge of any standard size desk or leg to keep cords in order and out of the user’s way.

0 Designer: Devraj Bhadra

Rozetkcus Trilogy Continues

Rozetkcus Trilogy Continues

The Rozetkcus trilogy continues with this innovative wall socket iteration. A grid of 9 socket points allow you to configure how you plug in the devices based on the plug shape. Kinda like plug-art! Is it a clever solution to the multi-tap? Maybe…what do you think?

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Sublime Form of Ovum

Sublime Form of Ovum

The boxy classic form of washing machines has rarely seen any refreshing innovations. Yes, the tech aspects have seen performance shoot up; we get cleaner whites, brighter colors and drier washes. To step up the game and break into fluid aesthetics, we have here the Ovum Concept. Inspired by the natural form of a pebble, the Ovum hope to evoke a more sophisticated stature for this humble appliance. If you have the space, then surely go for it!

0 Designer: Adrian Larripa

iBaby

iBaby

This design truly pushes the iPhone’s capability to the next level! The Home Ultrasound Device aims to enhance the pregnancy experience directly from your phone. Connected to the iPhone, the device can capture ultrasound images of an unborn baby and allows rapid sharing with doctors, family members and friends within seconds over wifi or its built in printer. On top of all that, the device also doubles as a baby monitor after the little one comes home!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Hwang

Fanboy Table

Fanboy Table

Here’s an iDesk for your iDevices! Designed specifically for Apple products, this table by designer Sebastian Lara features a cleft, angled indention that supports and charges your iPod, iPhone or iPad. At the center there is also a built-in, hideaway platform that will hold your tablet at an ergonomic angle for working or reading.

0 Designer: Sebastian Lara