A couple of Chinese designers might have something on their hands, err…l fingers. They've devised a new money counting ring concept that's worn on your thumb. This is a great idea for people like me who hate touching dirty currency.
In the future, all laptops might be so easy to be serviced that Dad's across the world won't need to be called to help replace a hard drive ever again. Standford University's Bloom laptop concept is designed to be taken apart in only a few steps without screwdrivers.
When we first caught wind of these bus/train hybrids that drive over traffic, we thought it sounded pretty awesome and insane. Now known as the "Straddling Bus," it could find it's way to American cities, if the minds behind it can sell the idea hard enough.
Maybe it's because I move around a lot, but I find myself nailing pictures up pretty often. Here's the thing, though: what do you do with your nails? You can stick a few of them in your mouth, sure, or make annoying trips back to wherever you left them in a pile. This clever "nail hammer" would solve those problems, but it's got one big problem itself.
You clearly can't fill this hot tub with water, yet when you get inside of it you're dropped into a nice, steamy pool. How's it work?
You know, I wish bicycles transformed into more things. Sure, they're handy enough getting you where you need to go, but designer Natacha Lesty's "Bike or Bag" morphs into a shopping cart, making it useful throughout your trip.
Do you hate waiting behind a bus as it loads and unloads? Well, friend, does China have the craziest solution for you! A Chinese company is looking to build buses so big cars can drive right under them, which will ease congestion. The company is serious about it, too.
Monaco based Wally Yachts makes some of the wildest yachts ever created for the über-rich, and now a designer has come up with a concept of what a Wally Car might look like.
NASA held a design contest it tidily named the "NASA Aeronautics Amphibious Tilt Rotor for Civilian Operations Competition" — we just call it the NASA AATRCOC to make things easy — and the winning submission is a little, well, out there.
This is Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev's take on the future of the humble refrigerator. Forget everything you know about fridges with shelves and doors and cooling. You don't need any of that. You just need a creepy green gel.