Simplistic Horodron Watch Concept Hides Subtle E-Ink Secret

Over at Yanko Design Jonathan Frey put on his thinking cap and created the Horodron. A concept for now, this simple e-ink watch will adorn wrists only if you ask really, really nicely. Hey, it's happened before... » 1/16/11 7:00pm 1/16/11 7:00pm

Scope Watch Maps Time Like A Mathematical Equation

Most of the watches we feature here from the likes of Tokyo Flash are pretty unreadable. Yanko Design's Scope Watch bucks the trend—with the exact time pin-pointed on the watchface. It's available now, for $190. [Yanko Design] » 5/04/10 6:57am 5/04/10 6:57am

Free Time Watch's Concentric Circles Move to Tell the Time

Imagined back story: Tokyo Flash designer had one too many sakes, attempted to screw a Labyrinth maze game onto the face of an ordinary watch, got fired, moved to Project Designs, and is now flogging the watches for $100. [Yanko] » 3/23/10 10:00am 3/23/10 10:00am

Firefighting ATV Concept: Twin Water Cannons, Gull Wing Doors

Dubbed the Amatoya, this concept recon buggy would allow a two-person crew to zip around hotspots and fire fronts to collect intel faster, and more safely than the modified Toyota Landcruisers and light tankers that are typically used today. » 12/03/09 9:40am 12/03/09 9:40am

Yanko Design's Online Store is Retail Therapy for Fans of Beautiful…

Yanko loves to tease us with all manner of nonexistent cool concepts, but now they'll sell you the ones that are real products. Gadgets so far include the d°light Huggable Pillow (pictured), and the magnetic spice rack. [Yanko Design] » 10/20/09 7:26am 10/20/09 7:26am

Silent Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With Good Vibrations, Smooths Roommate…

Back when I was in college, one of my most frustrating experiences involved a roommate in my dormitory apartment who mistakenly believed that she would be able to wake up daily for her 8:30am lecture series. Said roommate could sleep through an elephant parade. Oh how I seethed in the mornings as I clutched my pillow… » 8/16/08 7:00pm 8/16/08 7:00pm

Cryptex Phone Concept Makes Calls a Puzzling Experience

Sometimes I pick up my phone and say to myself "Gee, this communication device just isn't cryptic enough. It's too user friendly and not enough like a puzzle out of the Da Vinci Code." Apparently designer Marc Schömann was listening in, because he's now created a baton style mobile that forces you to twist sections… » 7/19/08 4:15pm 7/19/08 4:15pm

Twist Chair Will Corkscrew Giant Holes into Your Lawn

Here's a great product to ensure that you'll never be invited to somebody's backyard ever again-the "Easy Install Twist Chair." Instead of having four legs like regular chairs, the Twist uses a corkscrew base that you plug into the ground and spin until it's solidly placed. Bring the chair along the next time you go… » 7/05/08 6:30pm 7/05/08 6:30pm

Concept Phone Charges Self With The Rays Of The Sun

Another day, another concept phone. This Eclipse Intuit, by Eddie Goh, features a touch keypad with tactile feedback, 5 megapixel camera with built-in photo editing software, a giant touchscreen and a chemical-based thin solar skin that will charge the battery when exposed to light. » 6/07/08 11:00am 6/07/08 11:00am

T-Phone Concept For the Elderly, Lazy

Nine digits, that's a hell of a lot of numbers to remember—especially if you suffer from what many of my elderly relatives call "senior moments." And forget about trying to explain contact lists and voice dialing, it's all witchcraft as far as they are concerned. This T-Phone concept from designer Jeong-Kyun Nam aims… » 10/18/07 6:10pm 10/18/07 6:10pm

Unique Alarm Clock Turns Your MP3 Player Into a Joystick Controller

MP3 player alarm clocks are nothing new—but MP3 alarm clocks that allow you to use the player as a joystick toggle control definitely are. If this concept design titled YOM by Philipp Goeder ever sees the light of day, you would be able to do just that. When the MP3 player is inserted into the USB port on top, it can… » 10/15/07 6:40pm 10/15/07 6:40pm

Electric Band-Aids for Fast Relief

Our future cuts and scrapes could heal a lot faster if this HealFast electric Band-Aid concept ever enters the marketplace. Actually, HealFast is specifically designed for patients with diabetes in an attempt to address the chronic ulcers and pressure sores that they often experience. Once applied, an electric charge… » 10/12/07 8:20pm 10/12/07 8:20pm

Portable DVD Player with Sexy-Flexy Display Transforms Into Mini-Theater

Here's a wild-ass looking portable DVD player (PDP) that reminds us a lot of that player we showed you last month that looks like a butterfly knife. This concept takes that design a few years into the future, looking like it's about the size and unpocketable shape of that crazy iPhone clone Intel was flaunting the… » 9/21/07 10:20am 9/21/07 10:20am

Disposable Video Cam Concept is Slimmer, Easier to Use Than the Real…

Tired of shooting with CVS' fugly disposable video camera? Then check this one out. It's a prototype for a new breed of disposable vid camera, one that would save you money by letting you keep the camera once you're done shooting. All you need to replace is the DVD. This would be a great option for newbies who just… » 3/15/07 9:52pm 3/15/07 9:52pm