Ketel One Vodka’s Nationwide Hunt For The Perfect Idea

Ketel One Vodka’s Nationwide Hunt For The Perfect Idea

Many a times we stagnate because we simply lack the resources to move forward in life. Well, after today you cannot use this as an excuse to realize your brilliant idea! Ketel One Vodka is asking Gentlemen Everywhere to Answer “A Gentleman’s Call”. In simple words, if you have a game-changing idea, the Ketel One is willing to back your belief with a $100,000 investment.

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ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT is not limited to just being an amazing vodka brand, it also has artistic inclinations. Their latest collab is the ABSOLUT BLANK where the iconic ABSOLUT bottle proves to be a challenging canvas for 18 designers from varied backgrounds. The result are 18 exquisite creations that range from cutwork, artwork, lights installations to miniature crafts. We’ve compiled all 18 works into one gallery. You could win a personalized ABSOLUT BLANK piece of art, but rules apply.

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The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

If it’s not the celestial bodies, man has depended on earthly resources (sand-clock) to keep an account of the precious moments that tick away. With age and technology, refinements to the system gave us pocket watches, grandfather clocks and even the humble wristwatch. Subtle significance in fictions like Paths of Glory, where a watch played the crucial evidence that rocked Edmund Hillary’s claim to Everest, or real-time standstills found at ground zero, a watch is a Precious Heritage that we all identify with. The 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch is one significant addition that you’d like to inherit.

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A' Design Award and Competition

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A’ Design Award and Competition

A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for the best designs, design ideas, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists and architects to award them with the A’ Design Award. The call for entries is for the furniture, packaging, architecture and interior design categories. Winners will receive a free and extensive public relations campaign for their design, plus the chance to feature in an annual book. Designs will be judged by professionals, academics and a focus group.

Swarovski Sparkling Lake of Shimmer

Swarovski Sparkling Lake of Shimmer

So you’re at Baselworld 2009, just walking around, taking note of all the lovely items. Now, just imagine you’re weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses. Are you there? No. You are at the Swarovski stand, and you are experiencing the “Lake of Shimmer:” hundreds of free-swinging mirrors remotely controlled to remind the viewer of of the brilliant beauty of the crystal. Sooo very glamourous.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

No Green in Los Angeles

No Green in Los Angeles

Not for long, anyway; not at this rate. According to the design group in charge of this project, 60% of urban water consumption goes toward landscaping. Quite simply, this is because of what’s called “traditional lawns,” aka, lush green grass that doesn’t naturally grow well in untended-by-humans California. The alternative is “California native gardens,” those which are easy to tend to, cheaper than the alternatives, and don’t suck up the H20 supplies at anywhere near the current rate. Here’s the campaign to save LA.

0 Designer: CalArts Design Team (see post for list)

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Paris Hilton Eaten by Bullet-Proof Tiger

Here’s a concept closer to advertising than Yanko usually likes to get, but it’s for an extremely important cause: endangered wild animals. Animals that, given the chance, would rip your freaking head off! But they are endangered. So do not kill them, please. Instead, ADDI design group wishes for you to design products for those deadly beasts who need to be saved for extinction.

Won’t you design?

0 Designer: Addi Design Group

Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury One-77

Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury “One-77″

Literally hand-crafted features, production of only 77 units (that’s 77 cars made, ever,) and cost around a couple million dollars. Is this for real? Aston Martin creates a designer dream-car that defies the imagination of the middle class and acts as a masthead for the company:

“all [the] beauty we could bring to a car.”

0 Designer: Marek Reichmann + Aston Martin Design Team

Bend to your will design

Bend to your will design

Origami is one of the oldest forms of Japanese design. The Japanese origin began in the 6th century when Buddhist monks from China carried paper to Japan. Maybe they just wanted to annoy the Japanese by paying them in folded money that was nearly impossible to unfold, who knows. The planning and genius use of a single material to create a an intricate silhouette or design is probably one of the most challenging for any designer.