Design Concept

Mega-Straddle Bus Conceptualized for China, Fits 1,200 Passengers

Mega-Straddle Bus Conceptualized for China, Fits 1,200 Passengers

China's a busy place. With millions of people already filling their giant cities, and with the population to explode in the next 30 years, those in charge are forced with a dilemma. How to make it so people can get to one place, to another, without running into one another every six steps. While they may not have every solution nailed down, at least one ingenious designer out there has an idea: the mega-straddle bus. And yes, it does pretty much what it sounds like.

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Instant Cartridge Printer Concept Shows Disposable Printers Can Work

Instant Cartridge Printer Concept Shows Disposable Printers Can Work

We need printers -- after all, we're not in a completely paperless world, quite yet. But, seeing a concept such as this, from designers Chia-Chen Hsiao and Yuexun Chen, shows us exactly why printers themselves aren't all that necessary, and work more like a middleman and nothing more. These instant cartridge printers are designed to be ready on the fly, when you need them, and easily disposable, as soon as the ink runs out.

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Personal Navigation System on Your Glasses [Video]

Personal Navigation System on Your Glasses [Video]

When it comes to navigation, right now the best way to get where you want to go is to look at some other device. Even when you're in your car, you need to look at another piece of hardware, and take your eyes off the road, to make sure you're going in the direction you need to go. Sure, they get easier when the units talk to you, but for the most part you still want that visual certainty. Well, thanks to some engineers over in Japan, we might be getting closer to some Personal Navigation Systems (PNS) right on our glasses.

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Wireless Streaming Music Centre concept has a floating iPod

Wireless Streaming Music Centre concept has a floating iPod

Yanko Design has a cool new concept that is designed for wireless music streaming called simply enough the Wireless Streaming Music Centre. The design is very architectural and cool with its iPod in the middle that looks like it is floating.

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Green umbrella drying concept waters plants

Green umbrella drying concept waters plants

It does not rain that much in the drought prone part of Texas where I live. When it does, it rains a lot in a short period typically. For a few days we will live under an umbrella and all that water from the wet surface of said umbrella tends to make a mess.

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Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Jell-O is the ubiquitous desert that is a staple at all sorts of institutions raging from the elementary school cafeteria to the old folks home. The jiggly and fruity treat is typically served in squares or bowls. A new Jell-O use is being shown off as the result of the second annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York.

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Gravity Phone concept looks cool and bulky

Gravity Phone concept looks cool and bulky

Design concepts are interesting and often give us a glimpse into the future of devices of all types. A new phone design concept has turned up that is called the Gravity Phone.

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Unieco pump bottle concept has built-in funnel

Unieco pump bottle concept has built-in funnel

If you are like me if can be the little things that really drive you crazy. The sink in my kitchen has one of those built-in soap pump dispensers. The opening is so small you have to fill it with a funnel. I can never find a funnel; I think the wife gets off on hiding them from me.

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Morphware Plate concept uses magic

Morphware Plate concept uses magic

This is one of the more out there concepts that I have seen over on Yanko Design. This thing is magic or a sufficiently advanced version of one of those 3D prototype printers as to fit Arthur C. Clark's definition of magic.

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Pebble concept replaces your normal keyless entry fob

Pebble concept replaces your normal keyless entry fob

I'm not sure why, but no matter how long I drive a car with keyless entry it seems like I always hit the wrong button on the remote. I end up locking the doors rather than unlocking and I had a car once where I popped the trunk all the time.

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QuickSnap ice cube trays make getting ice out easy

QuickSnap ice cube trays make getting ice out easy

My dad was always telling me how bad things were in his day when I was a kid. He had to walk to school in the show, uphill both ways, with bailing wire for shoestrings and so on. I've actually got it pretty easy and the worst thing I can think of to tell my son about how bad I had it when I was a kid was that we had to use ice trays. No stinkin' door dispenser, things were rough.

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Smart Kid baby furniture is useful once the kid can climb

Smart Kid baby furniture is useful once the kid can climb

I have two kids and both are years outside the baby bed today. I can remember putting the beds for them both together only to toss them out in a few years when they learned to scale the side of the bed. Andensen Furniture has a new design concept that is perfect for the new parents looking to get some mileage out of their furniture.

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