Smart Trainer Personal Training Camera with Feedback by Yootaek Jung

I have hired a trainer to help me plan my exercise routine and one of her main tasks whilst I workout is to keep an eye on my posture. It is very easy for us to get it wrong, simply because our muscles in those area are weak and tend to stay in their comfort zone. This of course results in injury. To prevent this, especially when you are working-out alone, we have here the Smart Trainer concept.

The concept is a projection camera that keeps an eye on your posture and shows you the corrected form. I love it for its intuitiveness and the promise of keeping you safe.

Designer: Yootaek Jung

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Guanaco Shoes Sock-Less Footwear by Guanaco Shoes

The thing about Steve Jobs is that although a genius, his barefoot days didnt add to his creativeness (Read his book!). If anything, Im sure they caused him sore, calloused feet. So how about being a new-age genius with a kind heart? Guanaco Shoes is the brainchild of native Argentinean designer Maximo Cornet who roped in his pal Manuel Padro to create the a new shoe design, that promises to blow your socks off!

With features like comfort, traction, flexibility, weight, durability, lifespan, resilience, and all around awesomeness, we caught up with the team to know more about the project. It was heartening to learn that Maximo Cornet, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, did not let his physical setback hamper his quest to design comfortable, trendy and authentic pieces of footwear – ever seen in Argentina.

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Camou – Chair by Christian Sjstrm

Camou is an everyday chair that focuses on variation for the body. Inspired by the posture in horseback riding, as well as textile constructions from architecture, the chair provides flexibility of movement to create a variety of sitting positions well beyond the norm! With its form the result of function, the result is an organic shape enhanced by a “transparent” 3D textile that creates interesting visual effects as the viewer changes perspective. It’s something totally different… DO WANT!

Designer: Christian Sjstrm

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C5 Bar Stool by OEDESD2

With it’s aerodynamic shape, winged seat and functional rivet accents, the C5 bar stool subtly reminds of aviation, but it also draws inspiration from the iconic Googie architecture of the 1950s. With its exaggerated geometries and spacey shapes, its a quirky addition to industrial-style interiors. Presented in a stark white and natural wood contrast, it’s also sophisticated enough to compliment kitchen islands or the household bar.

Designer: OEDESD2

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Apple iWatch Concept by Benjamin Schuster

What is the iWatch all about? Its a little about being a wearable device, time teller, sci-fi and magic. Perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves here, but since we are into the home stretch and the iPhone 6 will be soon announced. Its only fitting that we feature this beauty envisioned by Benjamin Schuster.

Designer: Benjamin Schuster

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Water Pass Kitchen Sink Drain by Seun Gho Choi

We are all guilty of choking the kitchen sink with food debris and not matter how diligent we get, the damn thing ends up clogging the sink. A plumbers delight and our nightmare, the only thing we can do is to adopt preventive measures. We can use innovations like the Water Passa double drain cap that allows you to keep the sink unclogged and drains the water at the same time. Do want!

Designer: Seun Gho Choi

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Not Waste Any Bottle Packaging Design by Nai-Jung Hsu & Zong-Yi Liu

So, how do you get to the very last drop of the shampoo in the bottle? Why, use the Not Waste Any Bottle, which features a special-designed refill and replaces the plastic bottle. You can hang it on the wall and make the bathroom look neater. The design dispenses the shampoo in controlled portions, thus eliminating wastage. Awesome!

Designers: Nai-Jung Hsu & Zong-Yi Liu

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Muchen Lamp DIY Lamp by Hong-sheng Chen

With the hallmarks of an industrious project, the Muchen Lamp is a creative DIY Lamp that uses wood and cardboard. Both the materials are recyclable and dont cost an arm and a leg. Keeping this in mind, I think I have suitable place for it on my desk and I love the red cord, which breaks the monotony of the brown color.

Muchen Lamp is a TISDC Award Winner.

Design: Hong-sheng Chen

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Roll Cylinder Gas Cylinder Redesign by Choi Seungho

Ever thought how tiresome it is to roll a gas cylinder? Be it the basic LPG or an oxygen tank, a fully loaded cylinder is heavy and awkward to spin around. The Roll Cylinder features a wheel on the bottom, which makes spinning easy. Designed with a wider bottom and a tapered top, the redesign increases safety and decreases accident rates. And yes, efficient transportation too!

Designer: Choi Seungho

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nCycle by Hussain Almossawi & Marin Myftiu

Featured on Yanko earlier this year, we’re excited to announce that the revolutionary nCycle has move to a prototype phase… which means one step closer to you! Conceived as the ultimate expression of automotive beauty for e-bikes, the nCycle incorporates only the very essence of the vehicle itself and discards all the superfluous elements. The result of this approach is a single, continuously flowing frame which simultaneously outlines and defines the e-bike as a viable next generation vehicle.

nPower:
An optional electric drive version is available where the vehicle is partly aided by a rear hub-mounted electric motor. The drive power battery is located inside the body, starting from the seat and up to the pedals hub. The structure not only offers natural shell protection to the battery, but being metallic, it also provides substantia cooling, increasing performance and battery life.

nFold:
Usually, folding bikes are clumsy, and somehow look odd and chunky, especially at the hinge. Cool, sporty, foldables hardly make it into production. Thanks to its special sandwich structure, the nCycle can be folded in two seconds and stay sturdy without showing any aesthetic or aerodynamic handicaps with operated. The body is split in half at the location between the seat and pocket. A pair of rails is attached on both structure parts and the hinge is made to slide along those rails. Folding the bicycle involves just three steps: unlocking the rail, sliding both ends to uncover the hinge, and folding.

nLock:
An integrated locking system represents the best blend of safety, portability, lightness and ease of use. Doing away with cables, most of the system consists of the handle bar itself. With dual handles for multiple riding positions and comfort, the handle bar is appropriately loop-shaped to fit most poles and steel bars available in the city. When closed, the hardened steel loop is virtually impossible to break or cut with any kind of manual tools. The process of locking and unlocking is also much quicker and simpler- simply embrace the pole with the handle, pull the tube from one handle and click it inside the other.

nPocket:
Most bike baskets are bulky and ugly, but the nCycles retractable pocket between its two metal plates allows it to disappear completely when not in use. When in use, it is just slightly visible under the belly of the shell. Tied to two rigid folding arms, the support of the pocket makes it foldable, flexible, but also unbendable while turning and tilting the bike.

Headlights & Speakers:
Manually-controlled headlights and Bluetooth speakers are powered by the main battery. Built in to the handlebar structure, they are also theft proof.

Electronic System:
An optional app-operated holographic display replaces a bracket for a smartphone,providing a display directly on the handle bar to give the rider improved and safer visibility. The various functions of the app can be accessed by sliding the thumbs back and forth on touch sensitive zones near the handles without removing the hands completely.

Designer: Hussain Almossawi & Marin Myftiu

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Street Scanner Walking Aid For The Sight Impaired People by Ahha Design Group

The one thing that you will note about the folks who have some imparity is that they strive to be fiercely independent. To help them walk the streets without any assistance, we have here the Street Scanner. It is a device that works by sensing the objects around it. The sensors recognize objects that are distant and report it to the user via its interface.

The device provides feedback through voice and popup buttons and each of them works with 2 levels of heights that depict obstacles and indicate if they are moving or not. Overall, its a device that makes navigation easy and safer.

Designer: Ahha Design Group

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MVMT Watch by MVMT

As a watch enthusiast, from personal experience I can tell, that getting hold of a timepiece that is stylish and crafted with high quality standards can break your bank. MVMT Watches shattered this myth and went on to become the second-highest-funded fashion startup on Indigogo. This weekend, TWO YD-ers stand a chance to win a MVMT Watch of their choice. Want to dress that wrist of your? Details inside!

Youre two steps away from winning a MVMT Watch!

Step 1: Hit this link and register to enter the contest.
Step 2: Become a MVMT Fan!

Contest Closes: 31st August, 11:59pm PST.

Black/Black

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Seesaw Bench by Cheung Lui, Hui King Pun ,Tai Yan Ying ,Wong Hiu Tung, & Kacama Design Lab

As you might infer from the name, the Seesaw Bench puts the FUN in functionality with a clever design that doubles as a place to sit and relax or an interactive way to engage with strangers and friends alike! Composed of reclaimed materials, including upcycled tires, each unit is as efficient to produce as it is eco-friendly. Though simple in form and function, its balanced aesthetic and contrast in shapes make it a sculptural object despite being produced from otherwise unsightly materials!

Designers: Cheung Lui, Hui King Pun ,Tai Yan Ying ,Wong Hiu Tung, & Kacama Design Lab
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Dot Matrix Microwave by WAACS Design

I know I’m not the only one who has NO CLUE how to use my microwave’s gazillion features. For us, there’s the Dot Matrix Microwave. — This innovative design takes the guesswork out of heating various foods by utilizing a single knob that toggles between the only the most common settings including defrost, liquids and 3 straightforward power settings. The design could have used a 2 million pixel LCD fancy shmancy screen, but nothing really emphasizes its simplicity like a beautifully basic dot matrix display!

Designer:WAACS Design

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Polygons Measuring Spoon by Rahul Agarwal

The Polygons Measuring Spoon is an innovative and surprising redesign of the kitchen tool that eliminates the need for multiple measuring units, thereby saving space and time. The design applies intentional geometric cuts to a single sheet of plastic that allow the design to be pinched at different sections to create varying bowl sizes. When you’re finished, it snaps back to flat making it easy to wipe, clean and store. Watch it in action —>

Designer: Rahul Agarwal

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A-Pen Pen and Cap Re-design by Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu

It is frustrating to misplace the cap of a pen; kinda makes it look handicapped. A sidestep in design is to have a pen with no cap. Taking the old concept a bit further, we have the A-Pena pen with an integrated cap. Very simple and very clever!

Designers: Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu

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Net Rescue Boat by Jaehyo Lee & Wonkyung Jang

Net Rescue Boat is a lifeboat dredge with a net. The purpose of this re-design stems from the difficulties rescuers face while on missions using a regular lifeboat. The net area makes it easier to bring people to safety and commence first aid. Yep, in playtime we can also think of many party uses for the net areabut thats just a wicked side of us!

Designers: Jaehyo Lee & Wonkyung Jang

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Net Rescue Boat by Jaehyo Lee & Wonkyung Jang

Net Rescue Boat is a lifeboat dredge with a net. The purpose of this re-design stems from the difficulties rescuers face while on missions using a regular lifeboat. The net area makes it easier to bring people to safety and commence first aid. Yep, in playtime we can also think of many party uses for the net areabut thats just a wicked side of us!

Designers: Jaehyo Lee & Wonkyung Jang

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JELLY – Gravity Control Clock by stylepie

JELLY is a playful twist on the alarm clock that was designed for “kidults” who will recognize and enjoy its shape inspired by a familiar childhood fragment: the jello cup! Without buttons or cords, the design has internal sensors that sense movement and direction as a source of user input and that put FUN in functionality. To snooze, just give it a lil’ push to roll around! To turn off the alarm, turn it over and place face down!

Designer: stylepie

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Moosetache – Wall Light by Blue Marmalade

Moosetache is a man cave must-have! Perfect for bringing the wild inside, this modern, moose-friendly taxidermy also houses a light source for illuminating spaces with a soft, diffused glow. Each head comes with 4 different mustache styles that you can change out depending on your mood… or maybe just to match yours! Awesome stop-motion video after the jump!

Designer: Blue Marmalade

Moosetache Flat to Fun Stop Motion from Blue Marmalade on Vimeo.

Moosetache For Your Home Animation from Blue Marmalade on Vimeo.

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