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

The Magic Stone Phone

The Magic Stone Phone

What do you want? The perfect phone. How do you get it? Magic! It’s the “Magic Stone” telephone. It’s any shape you want it, it’s any color you want it. Within reason, cripes! You order the phone up, it’s sent you you in the mail, and wah-la! There you have it! Also it’s got not only a touch-screen, a holographic display, constant internet access, storage space, games, and it’s charged wirelessly or by sunlight, intercepted by it’s outer case. Enough?

0 Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov

Stack ‘em Up Sound And Light

Stack ‘em Up Sound And Light

Fond of stacking up stuff viz-a-viz Lego? Cool, then enjoy this multipurpose iPod dock that can add stacks of speaker, light, air-cleaner and then some more speakers! Use a configuration that suits your needs and get docking!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Design Submissions 101: More is Good

Design Submissions 101: More is Good

We here at YD receive countless designer submitted concepts on a daily basis. The vast majority of them are relatively self explanatory and/or come with a detailed concept breakdown including such delectable little tid-bits like “purpose”, “functionality”, “materials in use” and a number of useful insights for a proposed design.

0 Designer: Jukka Rautiainen

Black, White Or Combo

Black, White Or Combo

Veteran at YD, designer Mac Funamizu has given us many techie ideas to dwell on in the past. This time around he’s come up with a non-techie solution for those who are fussy about the kinda pepper they use. There is a difference in the Black and White peppercorns, which is why this Black & White Peppermill. Color-coded as the namesake, just load the peppercorns into their respective compartments and use one hand to grind the seasoning over your food.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Self-Aware All-Sports Steady-Cam

Self-Aware All-Sports Steady-Cam

Not quite on the level of chwarzenegger or Optimus Prime, but it’s getting there. The Chasercam intelligent sports-camera comes basically in two parts: the camera (with base), and the sensor target. When activated, the camera turns on it’s base and up and down, seeking in all directions the sensor target. What you do is stick one to the person doing the tricks, and one to the person who is chasing the person doing the tricks. Total coverage!

0 Designer: Bastian Albinus

Safe Wrap

Safe Wrap

Unlike the Beagle scarf-hoodie, SQUEASE is a jacket kinda haven for folks with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Fashionable and with-it, the jacket allows the wearer to apply deep pressure to their body, so that they can calm themselves and get over the sudden rush of anxiety. The integrated headphones reduce the sound level of high frequency noises like alarm bells or the sound of chairs scraping on a floor; soothing those with hypersensitive hearing.

0 Designers: Various

One Cannot Resist the Romantic Fruit Pianist

One Cannot Resist the Romantic Fruit Pianist

Oh the iPod DJ. Have you ever seen one? You know how… not awesome… it looks. But take a peek at this. This is the electronic piano – Apple stamped on it – that can display your music, turn your pages, and teach you to play! Those who’ve gotten especially good at turning the page while playing might be a little sad on this, but those are the same people that got mad when they found out CDs would make music a lot clearer than vinyl. (And noone’s got love for 8-tracks but Cheap Trick.)

0 Designer: 李慧凯 Heyki Lee

San Francisco Facade

San Francisco Facade

Pinch me I’m giddy. I love this new renovation in San Francisco b Natoma Architects. They’ve retained the unique look and feel only found in the city by the Bay but there are several modern touches that push this building into the future. The perforated metal facade is the most noticeable addition, providing shade and privacy. The interior is an minimal as it gets without going overtly stark.

0 Designer: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects