Thursday, 27 May 2010

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Coffee For One Please

Posted: 27 May 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Need that delicious espresso to start your day? The Arietta is coffee for one. Made from materials familiar in the kitchen like wood, ceramic, and metal, the Arietta works like a stove stop espresso maker. Hot water from a pressure chamber is forced through another containing ground coffee and directly into a cup. A dial helps concentrate how strong you want it too. Quite svelte and sexy. I want one.

Designer: Christian Peder Torget

Espresso Coffee Maker by Christian Peder Torget



Rolling Up The eBook

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:20 AM PDT

Love it or hate, eBooks and Readers are here to stay. Hardcore paper-buffs like me find it hard to embrace the sterile, cold feel of glass and metal (or plastic), when all we want to do is curl up with a warm book. However for the sake of evolution, I take it upon me to present to you a concept that could be the future of e-reading; eRoll! The current trend is either the iPad-way (touchscreen) or the Kindle-way (screen + keypad), with the common factor being a rigid display. eRoll predicts a future where a roll-able flexible screen will be used, thus reducing the size of the book to a baton. Sigh!

Designer: Dragan Trencevski

eRoll – eBook Reader Concept by Dragan Trencevski




On The Death Of A Teabag

Posted: 27 May 2010 03:15 AM PDT

I have this friend who keeps collecting all her used teabags to add to her henna mixture (hair dye) and it always grosses me out. Different strokes for different folks, what do you do with your dead-used teabag? Mine goes straight into the bin, haha I'm lying, I use loose tea leaves! But seriously, would you want to create artwork with a dripping bag like seen in the "Teabag Coasters" packaging or would you just dump it?

Designers: Yuree S. Lim & Jieun Yang





Yee! Flyin High Again!

Posted: 27 May 2010 12:16 AM PDT

That’s what you’ll be yelling when you actually ARE flying high again in your own brand new “Yee” vehicle from designers Zhu Wenxi, Lai Zexin, and Pan Jiazhi. It can fly. Oh my goodness it can fly. Small and versatile, this YEE was made for white-collared men and ladies around the world who have the need to be relaxed at the same time as having excellent reliability and speed. You’ll certainly be speeding in this. It’s the future! Finally!

Flying cars. Here they are. These aren’t you everyday flying SUV car though, these are YEE. Made for the smaller amount of folks to be sitting inside. The most fabulous thing about this vehicle is its ability to transform into a flying machine, and it does that just so easily. Front two wheels go sideways, back two wheels turn outside. And bam! You’re zoomin!

Then there’s a propeller in the back wheels for max usage of room. In the air of course these propellers make you fly. On the ground they work as wheels and serve to make your ride look at cool as possible.

More of a hot motorcyclesque sort of roller than a car, this madness, this YEE will have you screaming. Screaming with pleasure and hot speed!

Designers: Zhu Wenxi, Lai Zexin, and Pan Jiazhi

YEE transforming vehicle by Zhu Wenxi, Lai Zexin, and Pan Jiazhi





Projections for Autism

Posted: 27 May 2010 12:15 AM PDT

Choosing to be a teacher for kids and adults on the Autistic spectrum for your profession is a fabulously noble thing to do. It can be frustrating though, for the same reasons being any sort of adventurer, archeologist, or scientist can be frustrating: there are things we just don’t know. More research is being done every day on Autism, and new things are being discovered daily, too! How should we continue to latch on to an understanding of this disorder all night and party every day? Sixthsense!

What better way to work on an ever-evolving impairment to social interaction and communication than to project the way? Similar to the other Sixthsense object we just posted, SixthSense for Search and Rescue, this projects and is made to work right along with, inside, easily incorporated into the lives we already live.

This device is small, about the size of a sliced-bread sandwich, and it projects onto the ground, or whatever’s in front of you, letting you know what’s up in many different ways and in many different situations.

In this tiny gesture, in this tiny device, a person who might otherwise struggle to get through a normal day’s routine might have the opportunity to bring themselves the joy of being self-reliant.

NOTE: I know there are several people (if not a large group of people) who visit Yanko and have some pretty heavy ideas about Autism and Autism-related objects, so don’t be shy if you’ve got some comments for the designer!

Also check out this brief video narrated by the designer himself!

Designer: Timothy Byrne

SixthSense for Autism by Timothy Byrne



Dozer for Asleep at Wheels

Posted: 27 May 2010 12:02 AM PDT

This is a bulldozer. It’s also known as a digger to some people (see: 5 year old version of myself.) The one you’re about to look at here is dubbed “Electric Dozer” by its designer Jin Namkung. While modern conventional big machines for moving weight like this are run on diesel, this one runs on electricity. It’s got heavy duty rechargeable batteries and 4 individual motors, one for each wheel. And. AND. It has SCANNERS!

Yes, it does have scanners as the previous sentence fragment would have you believe. As you can see from the supercool looking black and red image in the gallery below, this magic machine has scanners to alert the driver of any passers by. Seems to be an intuitive addition given how simple implementing safety alerts like these are today. What’s next you ask? Live internet posting of the results, of course!

Hooray for ray-beam-looking scan-o!

*also, per the title of this post: the scanners look like they’re taking the place of the driver, hence the “aleep at wheels”, but at the moment, these scanners are only in place to alert a very AWAKE driver to dangers around them whilst driving with their eyes OPEN. Not quite auto!

Designer: Jin Namkung

Electric Dozer by Jin Namkung





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