Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Wishful thinking for a home like the Disney Innovention is futile coz Neverland brought Michael only grief! It’s safer to sit on the fence and review similar concepts while hoping technology will sustain the efforts one day. For example, this N1 Robot Table 2012 (farfetched?) can give the kitchen table found in the Innoventions home a run for its money. It’s got stuff like touchscreen, built-in camera, internet connectivity, speed dial, music, recipes, screens, energy consumption meter, etc.

0 Designer: Doyeop Kim

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Android. Google. Google Chrome. Cellphone. Mobile device. The little screen you carry around to handle all of your business. That’s where it’s at. Here we’ve got something to take your sox off. This aint no G3 phone, this isn’t even a G1 phone. It’s a G0. It’s made by our old pal Tryi Yeh who’s had 5+ items on Yanko when this post is posted! This G0 is hot gold. It’s just what you need in your pocket. I want one, so I’m amping it up.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Everyone who reads entries here on Yanko knows that I, Chris Burns, even though born in the USA and aboding here my whole life, speak and write English terribly! I don’t do it without intention though! So I titled this entry as it is because this thang we’re talking about is called “Mee-go!” It’s a personal map and communication device. It’s made for “tweens” like Miley, but I want to need to got to have it.

0 Designer: Jesse Newton

Intuitive Tap

Intuitive Tap

The Water Symphony Faucet is probably best for public toilets than homes coz hygiene is more of a concern in such loos. The idea is to have a faucet that is intuitive enough for you not to touch it (uggh-the bacteria!) to operate. Sensors around the mixer make it function automatically when a hand comes within range and features like water pressure and heating are adjusted via a unit installed under the sink. The tap includes a mic and an OLED screen that displays the water pressure, temperature and water consumed per wash.

0 Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov

Eco-Friendly Cool Air

Eco-Friendly Cool Air

A bunch of people have been working on a project called Artica, which is a natural cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system. The beauty of the design is that it not only looks and works well, but it also boasts of using less than 10% of the energy of a conventional air conditioning system. Its ratio of thermal to electrical energy rating or COP is 32 making it ten times niftier than the gas chamber of AC you have on your window. Using Artica will reduce your carbon footprint as CO2 emissions are cut by 90%.

0 Designers: Various

Cosmetically Green Automotive

Cosmetically Green Automotive

This is about more than just looks: Why do we use 4 wheels for our motorized vehicles? Two wheels per storage container? What happens when the amount we must carry with us is reduced greatly? Less wheels, maybe some better and/or sleeker looks. What you’re about to look at right now is a vehicle with no tank. No power storage, no bigtime bulk. This car runs on “Witricity” aka wireless electricity. It’s shocking!

0 Designer: YoungRoh Yun and Sunguk Kim of SNUT Industrial Design

Specialized Quarters For Your Plant

Specialized Quarters For Your Plant

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil; and the Eve Lamp here allows you to do just that. It may seem a bit frivolous to have a dedicated home just for a single plant, but those with serious green-thumbs will probably appreciate this. It’s ideal for plants like herbs and salads and even Venus fly traps! Besides lookin pretty on a table-top, the lamp comes with an indicative system to let you know how caring you have been towards the greens.

0 Designer: Alex Ward

Bike Powered Bus Rides!

Bike Powered Bus Rides!

You heard that right! What do we want? Power. How do we get it? Dynamos! What we’ve got here is a public-rental bicycle concept that uses a pretty simple dynamo in the wheel combined with some circuitry in the bike that generates a generous amount of power that’s then saved on the bike until it’s parked. Once the bike is returned to its rental spot, parked, hooked up, it provides power to the nearby hybrid bus system!

0 Designer: Chiyu Chen

Type Me A Symphony

Type Me A Symphony

The musically challenged are never going to understand the need for inventing new ways to bring out the notes. For those who love creativity, discover this unique way to play music using the typewriter. A project by Fabien Cappello in collaboration with Yamaha, “Typing The Sound” transforms the act of typing text on a typewriter to musical notes. Punch in the keys and hear the music….Catch the demo after the break!

0 Designer: Fabien Cappello

Ten Creative Cutlery Concepts And Designs

Ten Creative Cutlery Concepts And Designs

If you look into the history of spoons and knives you will know that we have been using them from pre-historic times. With references found in various religious and historic literatures, these implements have evolved with the passage of time. Initially fashioned out of wood and even stone, the availability of cheap steel and metals led to a revolution in their designs. Here’s a look at ten creative concepts and designs that represent cutlery.

0 Designers: Various

Social Media at its Apex

Social Media at its Apex

No need to be mean now! It’s not insane to collect one’s tears, is it? No way! How about droplets of nose-liquid, sweat, urine, and stomach contents? It is this collection of body contents that the project called “Native Commodities” aims to measure. It aims to test the limits. The limits of “sharing, manufacturing, and interacting with biological data from our bodies.” HOOARF – barfing included. Three spittoon-type objects made for capturing disgusting data.

0 Designer: Will Carey

Electronic Bionic Insect Bus

Electronic Bionic Insect Bus

So you fancy yourself a strange vehicle fanatic, do you? Do you? Well you should, because strange vehicle fanatics are the best. They go wild for the weird. Here’s something weird for ye. It’s an electric-powered bus, entered in a contest incorporated with Michelin Tires. You may have to guess some info, because most of the details are still top-secret. This post is basically an authorized leak of bus-faced-magic!

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Recyclable Head Protection

Recyclable Head Protection

Holy bajeesus did you know that there’s legislation that will be in place by 2015 in the European Union that says 95% of any vehicle produced needs to be recyclable? It’s called the EU ELV (End of Life Vehicle). In reaction to this as well as the last census of whiplash victims (2007 at 430,000 in the UK along) – this headrest has been designed! It has been designed to save us all! It is made to automatically adjust to your head at the same time as it adjusts to the environment!

0 Designer: Julia Johnson