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This utilitarian e-Ink phone by FormNation was designed for those who have better things to do than flick angry birds and flying pigs! It leaves behind the extraneous and instead is packed with powerful essentials like calendar, contacts, e-reading, and email apps. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! Thanks to its e-ink display and straightforward functionality, it can last an entire month on one charge. Yes, it lacks a vivid color display. But think of it as the difference between

It’s a box! It’s a shelf! No… it’s Cubby! — the simple way to get convenient wall storage. Each Cubby features a recessed back panel and keyhole that ensure it mounts flush against the wall, an removable window that protects items, and a simple lid for quick access. It’s an easy way to stay organized or simply show off your favorite collectibles! Designer: Thomas Zukowski - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world!

Modeled on the basis of how an ant works in the ant farm, the Ant-bot is a robotic home cleaner. It cleans up messes and works autonomous, however you can define certain areas that need extra sprucing via the dedicated pointer. Neat! Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Nifty Like The Ant was originally posted on

There’s little to dislike about the simplicity of a single bulb pendant, but if you’re not into the raw industrial look, the Root socket is the perfect way to warm it up! Sustainably crafted from 100% natural beech wood, the collection is manufactured in low volume production from raw materials. Still, they’re customizable in two lengths (140 & 250mm), 3 finishes (beech,walnut,oak), cord selection (12 fabric finishes), and finally, bulb type (E27 or GU10-LED). Great as a s

Grrrr.. there’s nothing more annoying than calling a customer service number only to wait on hold before being transferred to a robot that can barely understand you! Despite the reason, getting face-to-face help is the most effective and least frustrating way to get results . That’s the idea behind Designed as a directory for public places like malls and hospitals, the informational kiosk provides an on-demand, 3D experience with a REAL customer service rep. Features li

Zero Waste is a body scanning and 3D printing unit that recycles old clothes to the latest trends. The first round of raw material needs to be bought and there after all you need to do is scan your body, pick your style from the design feed and get a brand new 3D Printed outfit. Very trendy and up with the times, what do you think? The Zero Waste is one of the 35 shortlisted entries for the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition. Designer: Karolin Kõrge - Yanko Design Timeless Designs

There’s no shortcut when learning to play a musical instrument, it’s not going to be easy unless you’re a musical genius. gTar has been designed and developed to help you learn to play guitar easier, it has a multi-touch LED fretboard to guide you what to play and how to play it. This digital device looks exactly like a real guitar, with real stings and working frets, the idea here is to help you gain skills which are transferable to your real acoustic or electric guitar. The company claims tha

These are the next generation of Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour. The company says that these compact vehicles have undergone some improvements in virtually all aspects to make it more comfortable for you. Now, for the first time, smart forfour is now offered with smart rear engine concept. These smart cars now offer more space, equipment, color and of course more fun when you driving around in the urban environment. The vehicle length remains unique as ever at 2.69 meters. Each car offers drive

Few and far between we come across Samsung concepts and today we look into the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The basic design replaces cheap plastic with sustainable Bamboo Material along with premium Ceramic. As far as the tech goes, it includes latest apps like heart rate monitor, UV Sensor and more. Designer: Vishal Bhanushali - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yank

Both solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve have grown to become tools that designers just can’t do without. solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily and solidThinking Evolve allows them to develop forms faster, using either Windows or Mac OS X. Very recently, Nicholas Hardman, the Director of HardMarque walked us through his experience of using both the software to des

goTenna keeps you connected with your group even when there’s no WiFi, no satellites, no cell towers. Simply pair this device with your smartphone, you can get connected even when there’s no central connectivity. This device offers smart way to connect, you don’t have to deal with the issue of not having reliable cell service in certain areas. This smart device allows you to communicate off-grid with others near you that also have a goTenna, literally anywhere on this planet regardless access t

ION LED Watch features unique grid at the surface to create futuristic looking watch that displays alien code a.k.a the time. To read the time, you need to find the clockwise end of the circle segments, because they represent the number’s position just like in an analog watch display. The inner, small circle represents hour, middle circle represents 10-minute increments, and the outer circle displays the remaining single minutes, just like 12-5-9 watch. The other side of the circle segments is

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