Ten Unusual And Creative Bicycle Designs

Ten Unusual And Creative Bicycle Designs

Researching for this article I was surprised to learn that although a refined version of the cycle was available by early 1800s, it wasn’t till late 19th century that designers thought of coming up with a version suitable for women. Anyways, let’s not get into the battle of the sexes and enjoy ten amazing designs for cycles that can revolutionize the industry. After all, more than one billion worldwide use this mode of transport daily!

0 Designers: Various

Bottle Topping Biking Clipping

Bottle Topping Biking Clipping

You know what I like? Things that can be made cheaply with just a little bit of space where the sponsor of the product can be printed or stuck. They’re perfect. They stay popular for a season or two, fade out, and meanwhile the designer has cashed in on a moment of brilliance. What we’ve got here is a bike clip for standard bottled drinks. It’s easy to clip on and off, simple to use in multiples. When used with booze, safety not guaranteed.

0 Designer: Matthias Ries

Nissan Concept Car Goes Flowery

Nissan Concept Car Goes Flowery

Imagine yourself in a FernGully-like leaf vehicle, chairs enough for you, your betrothed, and a single animal friend. This is almost exactly what you’ve got here in the Nissan NUVU concept car. … I mean if you close your eyes and imagine, of course. In reality, the outsides of this car, along with the insides to much greater extent, are uniquely elemental to a degree that will make you think you drove right out of elvendom on Earth.

0 Designer: Creative Box

Bloody Eye and Ripped Ear!

Bloody Eye and Ripped Ear!

Ever heard of Kutuzov or Van Gogh for that matter? Inspired by their escapades in history, designer Konovalov gives us this in-your-face Intercom, which has all the makings of a good practical joke. Kutuzov’s eye on the outside is a fully functional camera and Van Gogh’s ear in the inside is a speaker. What’s quirky is that if you don’t like the guests calling at your door (read ma-in-law), you can set the spooky eye to a red, bleeding torrent and freak them out. A green glowing eye means you’re happy to receive the intruder. Truly Whacko!

0 Designer: Victor Konovalov

Getting Wasted with Jeong Min Kim!

Getting Wasted with Jeong Min Kim!

It’s the “FOODOO!” In Korea, food waste cannot be tossed out with the rest of the garbage. The food must be collected in a separate bag, kept together until garbage day when it’s handed to the garbage people. During this time it gets YUCKY. And you know what happens when things yet YUCKY: things also get real SMELLY. What Jeong Min Kim has here is a device that both heats and dries the food waste into a solid block. Don’t put your puppy in there!

0 Designer: Jeong Min Kim

Express Yourself Musically

Express Yourself Musically

Unless you play some instrument or do some sound mixing on your gadgets, there’s very little chance that you actually (like physically) get to express your music. The Physical Sequencer is a grid-based, human-scale interface that allows you to transform your movements and gestures into techno-trance sounds. It’s better than sitting and reading that paper mister! It features 56 proximity sensors arranged in a 7×8 grid that convert the gestures into music via a software.

0 Designer: Giuseppe Guerriero with Yamaha

Fancy Blinds Are Speakers!

Fancy Blinds Are Speakers!

The effort behind the Sound Blind Speakers is pretty sane; the designer wants us to have fancy looking speakers that don’t occupy much space. In fact they resemble the blinds that we have on windows. Only thing Sound Blind also functions that ways. It rolls up and twists just like those sun-blinds! The last time I checked, I didn’t see any technology that supported this theory of folding and twisting speakers! So the moral of the story is that you may have a sane intention, but your iteration may just be insane!

0 Designer: Wonho Bae

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