Needy piggy bank is like a virtual pet of your own, only it needs money to be kept happy, so it probably is more like a girlfriend. The concept, designed by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo and Jordi Parra needs you to feed it credit cards to keep it happy. For the concept mockup, there is a laser cut wood pattern facade holding an iPhone that displays animated eyes and expressions. As the “piggy bank” gets sad, it demands a credit card be inserted to make it happy.
Klipp future camera is a concept design by Mac Funamizu featuring a lens with a clip that allows you to place it virtually anywhere. The lens system is self-sustained and can take SLR quality pictures, sending them to the thin, transparent screen via wireless transmission.
There isn’t much scope for glamor when you’re talking about external hard drives, but you could attempt to make things slightly more interesting. The Lacie S 2.0 concept from designer Pedro Gomes has the same intentions. The drive has a sleek and curvy surface, with an outscreen displaying the availability of space and hard drive name. Lacie S can be used as standalone drives, or stacked external drives that are remarkably simple to dock.
Acoustable, designed by Jerome Spriet + Wolfgang Bregentzer makes the coffee table something of a “feature rich” piece of furntiture. The table mixes ergonomics with good acoustics, itself becoming a powerful sound system. Additionally, the table also functions as a power terminal, making it a lot easier for the connected lifestyle of the present day.
Business People is a set of tiny and cute figures created by the agency Yum Yum. These people do look hell bent on business and dude, that guy with the blue blazer has a set of mustaches handy for any occasion.
NEOS concept motorbike from designer Daniel Munnink has been created as a modular transport option for the 21st century. The enclosed motorbike system has been designed to be a low footprint travel option for congested city roads. While an enclosed motorbike, the NEOS strives to retain the essence and feel of a conventional motorbike. The sidecar isn’t just an attachment for the bike, it is a modular pod that can be attached to the single seat bike by making use of the docking station.
Massive amounts of trash and debris orbitting the planet are a concern for the safety of functioning satellites, or rockets or space ships that intend to go through that zone. As time passes, this debris left behind by dead satellites and old rocket flights is only going to increase, becoming more dangerous. The space debris collector concept from designer Vaughan Ling, the collector and a recycling system would work in low earth orbit, powered by nuclear reactors and VASIMR plasma rockets for propulsion.
Doorknobs by Dieter Volkers are squishy and soft, and with some tinkering to their design, Volkers managed to add a horn as well. Tugging at the soft doorknob also sets off the air horn, making the doorknob announce the visitor. There’s more to this design, Volkers also uses it to make soft lamps, but the doorknobs kind of steal the show.
The Dala vinyl player has a unique bird-like shape that apparently works very well for the audio output from the system. Making use of flat membrane speaker technology, Dala has “fins” or wing-like structures on either side of the platter. Each fin is a thin membrane speaker, and each with a size to work best with a set range of frequencies. A tiny, non-intrusive knob on the system works as a wireless controller. Dala vinyl player has been designed by Bradley Paulet.