Let’s Talk About Camping Essentials

Let’s Talk About Camping Essentials

Every time I hear the word camping and the only image that comes to my mind is the Carry on Camping movie. That was one PARTY CAMP flick! Alas, real life is not as much fun as reel life, so it’s best to be prepared with handy tools and gadgets to make a camping trip successful. Along with the Swiss Army Knife, ropes, kettles, provisions and tent, it would be wise to carry something like the Vertigo. This one’s a self-heating food and beverage container featuring a high performance dynamo that makes it possible to heat food in minutes.

0 Designer: Nicolas Bernal

Its Either ME OR The Remote

Its Either ME OR The Remote

Hey YDers, this NVISIBLE TOUCH – IT Universal Remote Control concept is a very tricky proposition. If something like this were to hit the stands, then either we women would lose our “who owns the remote control” battle to our men OR we could use it effectively to get chores done. Go on woman; hide it till he doesn’t do the dishes! Invisible, shiny, emotional, intuitive, personalized settings, interactive, touch sensitive, ah…the list goes on…we’re sure to lose this battle!

0 Designer: Zeynep Altmisoglu

Energy Seed: A Yanko Love Story

Energy Seed: A Yanko Love Story

Listen, we all love Sungwoo Park here, don’t deny it. There’s been more than one satisfied reader here on Yanko when it comes to Sungwoo. But this time, the reader took an extra step and became an inspired advocate for action. This reader cum designer, Jerome Demers, took the Sungwoo Energy Seed concept and made it DIY and desktop sized. Don’t you want to play along with the “dead” batteries too?

0 Designer: Jerome Demers

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

So you’ve got a hankering to pour paint all over expensive cars, do you? Today’s your lucky day! Unless of course you were hoping for more than a video of a car painting a picture with its wheels and gallons and gallons of paint. This post shows exactly what you’ve got to do to successfully create hype for a new project using a giant canvas, a remote controlled wheel paint splatter car, and Andy Warhol just for fun.

0 Designer: BMW Motors

A Benz With The Bends

A Benz With The Bends

Someone at Mercedes-Benz is either truly inspired or clearly suffering from dementia. What better way to showcase the future of hydrogen-electric fuel cell technology than with this stunning roadster concept. For nearly a year, 150 “trainees and dual education system students worked on the overall concept, development, assembly, and completion of the F-CELL Roadster.”

0 Designer: Mercedes-Benz [ Via: Jalopnik ]

Suck On This To Know How Hot You Are

Suck On This To Know How Hot You Are

Shush you naughty minds, I’m talking of this candy lollipop called SO SWEET! It’s your usual sweet that you suck on, but the twist is that the stick in it is actually an electronic thermometer. All you scared people who dread sticking the mercury tube in your mouth, here’s a sweet alternative for you. Besides using it as a thermometer, apparently other medical tests that require saliva samples can also adopt this sugar-coated treat!

0 Designers: Chun-Chia Hsu, You-Ren Chen, Liu Rong-cheng

A Player For All Ages

A Player For All Ages

This is not another story about an MP3 player that looks groovy, has jazzy features and is full of it. It’s the story of a player that addresses the issue of older generation coping with technology. The Sony concept that we see here features a simplified interface with keys that are clearly laid out and raised. The screen is high contrast, with light text on a dark background rather than vice versa, making it easy to read. It basically targets the elders who enjoy listening to music but are bogged with stiff fingers (arthritis), poor vision and fear of complicated gadgets.

0 Designer: Damien Crossan

Greening Up

Greening Up

There’s this whole movement about bringing back nature into the concrete jungles we’ve built in the past 100 years but this is probably the most direct yet indirect way of doing it. Those painted line dividers we see everywhere serve a huge purpose but in an attempt to humanize and naturalize them, designer Ji-Hye Koo covers them with Nature On A Tape – essentially a pre-potted strip of grass that’ll grow with no effort. It’s sculptural and 3-dimensional but who’s gonna trim it tho?

0 Designer: Ji-Hye Koo

Cuppa Chai On The Go

Cuppa Chai On The Go

Typical Indian housewives are an addicted lot; they are addicted to their daily cup of chai (tea)! As the clock strikes four in the afternoon, every household gears up for that addictive brew and woe beholds that woman who misses her tea! I have actually seen my numerous aunts and mom go through stages of depression, headaches and withdrawal symptoms coz they missed tea thanks to an afternoon spree in the bazaar. Tea in the Sahara for Two sang Sting, I demand Tea4Two in the middle of Chandni Chowk!

0 Designer: Ben Peterson

Auto Zen Garden for a False Nirvana

Auto Zen Garden for a False Nirvana

Man, everyone knows you’ve got to rake the sand yourself. What? Unless you’re from the Roomba generation of Buddhist monks. Then you’ve got to get yourself affiliated with the Studio FRST crew. They’ll whip you up a set of “Jardin Impatient” or what I’d call Auto Sand Gardeners. You’ll never have to pull sand to be at peace again! What a relief! Time for a nice sit.

0 Designer: Studio FRST

Cube Speaker(s)

Cube Speaker(s)

This sinister looking black cube may look like pandora’s box but it’s really just a set of wireless speakers that can be positioned anywhere for optimal surround sound. Altogether there are 5 speakers and 1 woofer. They’re held together in cube form by the power of Voltron magnetism. The woofer’s top is a volume controller and itself is the main base unit that charges the other speakers.

0 Designer: Ji-Hyung Jung

One Leg, But Still Can Walk With Pride

One Leg, But Still Can Walk With Pride

I really admired Princess Diana’s grit when it came to humane issues like landmines and landmine victims. Did you know that landmines injure 15,000 to 20,000 people every single year? A majority of them have been civilians and children, who have died due to the sheer impact. Those who survive have to deal with a life no less painful than death, due to limb amputations. Efforts like these temporary prosthetic limbs offer very quick support to injured people and help them to not give up on themselves.

0 Designer: Tillmann Beuscher

Hush-a-by-baby Mommy's Gonna Con You

Hush-a-by-baby Mommy’s Gonna Con You

I’m sorry! I couldn’t help you decoding the cries of your baby, and neither did LT get you the right formula bottle. To make amends I bring to you this Music Pillow that features two speakers and an MP3 player. When you’re busy doing chores around the house and the baby is trying to get some sleep, con him with your pre-recorded soothing voice that plays over the speakers. As he lies in his cot, let him believe that mommy or daddy is close at hand.

0 Designer: Yw Li