Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Shame on me! I’ve been a die-hard Omega Constellation fan all this while and have never looked beyond it. This was till I discovered the treasure trove of watches, right here on Yanko! My mistake, coz I’m not a watches-fetish-kinda-person. I stumbled upon the treasure here, while hunting for something inspirational for my husband, and boy is he going to enjoy this post! Come recount with me some really AWESOME Concept Timepieces, as classy and classic as YD!

0 Designers: Various

Now You See Chess, Now You Don't!

Now You See Chess, Now You Don’t!

So you’re on a road trip, right? You stop at your friendly “Everywhere America” restaurant and order a burger or a taco, and you sit down (with your travel buddy) and think, gosh, now I’m going to eat this food and we’ll have to just go again, without any chess at all. You want to play chess! But bringing a chess board in to a fast food restaurant is so awkward! What do you need? A Mirage.

0 Designer: Pengtao Yu

My Very Own Washing Drum

My Very Own Washing Drum

Easy Living Washing Machine was one of the French submissions at this year’s James Dyson Awards. The concept offers a solution for those seeking to do their laundry individually. Meaning, they don’t want to wait for the rest of the folks in their home to dump in their smellies! The system comprises of a single wall unit with framework to hook up the individual pods. It uses steam as a medium for cleaning and can wash small quantities at a time.

0 Designer: David Genin

Just a' Chillin It in the Cube

Just a’ Chillin It in the Cube

Have a seat, take a load off, enjoy some well-earned moments of peace inside your very own “Hûske.” What kinds of Hûske are there, you might ask? Well I can tell you! There’s the Rocking House, the Phone Booth, and the Mobile House. All the colors compliment each-other the way the structures themselves compliment the cubicle workday they are meant to accompany.

0 Designer: Jurjen van Hulzen

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Peugeot ELA is a concept car for the future. It’s green, mean and a blazing glory of fireball orange! Lemme explain, the vehicle is a hybrid of electro magnet and solar energy and runs on a thin surface of air. It’s not the first time that a designer has predicted that the future road surfaces will conform to the electro magnet tech used in trains. Anyways, the solar cells on the roof of the car provide the extra zing. I love the flashy bright color of this two-seater, do you?

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual reality was once the holy grail of computer science and interactivity. It promised to free us from the limits of our bodies and allow our minds to roam free in a universe completely within our control. It was touted as the future entertainment medium with applications in science and medicine but designer Vagarsh Saakyan thinks it could be our whole way of life.

0 Designer: Vagarsh Saakyan

Kitchens Galore

Kitchens Galore

I have this obsession with kitchens. I’ve spent hours designing my dream kitchen with multiple manufacturers and have yet to put any plan into action. Call me crazy but the ratio of what I want and what I can actually afford is ridiculously large but Henrybuilt just introduced the Viola Park kitchen line promising luxury amenities at affordable costs in this economy. Let’s hit the jump, shall we?

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Wake Up Little Suzie

Wake Up Little Suzie

Aphelion is this concept alarm clock that has a unique snooze function. When the alarm goes off, a ball flies off its cradle to across the room. This also triggers the snooze function. So in essence if you get up and retrieve the ball and place it in its cradle, it’s not like switching off the alarm. It’s like activating the snooze, so in case you hit the sack again, the ball will be triggered off after 10 minutes or so. You need to manually turn off the alarm switch.

0 Designer: Corey Harris

Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Attraction

Aufhanger is the re-design of an ordinary hanger sans hooks. It uses magnets within its body to latch onto the steel rod of the wardrobe. The body of the hanger could be of cast aluminum, but wood or plastic can also be used. Magnets like Neodymium N42 or N50 can also be used for their strength and stability. A hook-less hanger not only looks classy but is quite functional as well. BTW, the magnet part is nestled on the top rim.

0 Designer: Milica Balubdzic

No Can Of Worms This!

No Can Of Worms This!

Tin Can; best used for beans, worms, fruits…but apt for light? Yes! If you make it as simplistic as the Tin Can Lights! A sealed surprise just like your can-o-pickles! Peel open the lid to welcome a soft glowy lamp that creates a pleasant ambience. Strum it as a nightlamp or show it off as an eccentric collectable in the living room. Five hundred of these lamps have been crafted for sale, so all those looking for deal head over to those quaint design shops in Israel or click a button.

0 Designer: Adi Zaffran & David Keller

Oddities in Furniture

Oddities in Furniture

Every once in a while, not often!, but sometimes, Yanko Design features a designer who’s more of an artist, more of a visionary looking in to a different dimension. This is one of those times. These particular bits of furniture were collected from the mind of Valentin Loellman, who looked deep inside his dreams, visions, and nightmares, then got some wood and nails and whipped up some neat stuff.

0 Designer: Valentin Loellmann

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

Braun V-Stol Bathing System

For those of you who have nursed an ill or bedridden family member, you’ll agree that giving them a bath is the most time consuming and fragile moment. Transporting them to and from the showers & keeping them steady during the bath can be a draining experience. The Braun V-Stol System looks at cutting the trauma, by providing a refreshing bath right on the patient’s bed. The system consists of an inflatable container in which the patient lays; a shower with hot water at different pressures, a container of water (3 liters capacity) and controls.

0 Designers: Leonor E. G. & Daniel M. P.

DIY Grass Clock

DIY Grass Clock

Researching for this article I came across the Treehugger post on Ustatic’s Wall Grass Concept. You must understand this concept before you can digest the Hour///Gras Living Wall Clock. Based on Ustatic’s theory that growing grass at home is beneficial, this concept clock encourages you to grow either grass or other suitable plants in a stainless steel and glass body frame and hang it on a wall. The hour and minute hand pass over the patch of grass and trim it via their sharpened edges and help maintain a pre-set level of grass-blade length.

0 Designer: J Yu