It is a crime against humanity, at least those who cook, that Meike Harde's beautiful Quix handheld mixer only exists as a concept prototype. Because it somehow improves upon every one I've ever used with a design that's actually simpler.
Airports can be a daunting place to navigate, and trudging to your gate can be time consuming and exhausting. And since Segways are downright obnoxious, I like Gustavo Brenck's Gig Pack concept which straps a collapsible scooter to your backpack.
Panasonic's designers cooked up this concept camera that users wear like a set of behind-the-head earbuds. I like the fact that it packs wi-fi, letting your smartphone record or stream everything your third eye is seeing.
There's a simple formula behind these eco-friendly toys designed by Noa Himelfarb: Kids like dirt + kids like animals + kids like building = Muzoo. So instead of creating a creature from a potato, they use a lump of mud.
Once mankind realised that electricity could save them from severe hot wax burns, they stopped using candles in chandeliers. So what possessed artist Takeshi Miyakawa to make an entire chandelier from wax that completely melts away when lit?
Since LCD displays can't be easily curved, their use in vehicle dashboards has been very limited. So Mitsubishi is hoping the wraparound rear projection dashboard display used in their EMIRAI concept could see widespread use in just ten years.
Unless you're using a Bluetooth headset or their speakerphone, you can't really operate a touchscreen smartphone while it's held to your ear during a call. So this prototype once again merges a phone with a pico projector to give you full access to your device during a call, as well as the device of the person you're talking to.
A vibration in your pocket only tells you that an email or text message has arrived, not what it's about. So researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology have developed a unique communication system that lets written messages be felt on someone else's hand, without any physical interaction.
I applaud Philips for the sleek design of their Urban Beehive concept, and its attempt to combat dwindling bee colonies by encouraging those living in urban areas to maintain a hive at home. But I don't think it's the traditionally boxy design of your standard beehive that are keeping homeowners from adopting their own colonies. As safe as the practice can be, people are still afraid of bees, or more specifically, bee stings.
Who knew you could cram so much violence into a tiny little package the size of a deck of cards? I mean, beyond just a wicked knife? Meet "The Business." It's a credit card concept that's five kinds of deadly.
Even though it's bound to burn a hole through your desk, I still kind of want this thing. Yet another "classic" from Art Lebedev, the Svintus plug pig has 17 Type F sockets for all your Russian power needs.