Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard - Part 1

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1

As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design’s Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It’s all about the imagination and inspiration that goes behind creating a great product. The key words – inspiration, imagination and innovation can lead to path-breaking Product Design. As always, we were there at Singapore to cover the 2014 Awarding Ceremony.

Neat Pair of Headphones

Neat Pair of Headphones

Headphones these days are either over packed with features or over packed with design. Finding a pair that balances the two is quite difficult. When Grain Audio announced their Over Ear Headphones (OEHP.01), we at Yanko Design got quite excited, because here was a pair that offered impeccable acoustics, superb design and a complete Sonic Experience. The equation balances just beautifully!

0 Designer: Grain Audio [ Buy it Here ]

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

All good things must come to an end, and so must the Giveaway Love, hence today is the last day! The super popular Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern is giving away an Szanto 2253 Watch to one lucky winner right here on Yanko Design. Known to be a durable and classic watch, the vintage-inspired design of the Szanto 2253 combines beauty with simplicity. Love it? WIN it here!!

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The Proper Way To Listen To Music

The Proper Way To Listen To Music

Audiophile or not, the basic requirement for enjoying your music is a great speaker. If you add portability, then you have a winner on your hands. I’m talking about the Proper Audio 2, a speaker that offers rich sound and great flexibility. The truth behind portable speakers is that they are mostly used at home or at work, so instead of paying a premium for a tiny speaker, PA2 gives you useful movability, great sound and sleek looks at an amazing price.

0 Designer: StudioProper [ Buy it Here ]

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is The TW Steel TW 4 Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The TW Steel TW 4 Watch

We are on Day 4 of the Giveaway Love, basically the second last day! The super popular Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern is giving away a TW Steel TW 4 Watch to one lucky winner and YD is happy to host this for you. Often referred to as a classic and cosmopolitan timepiece that features minimalist design, the TW Steel TW 4 stands for quality that lasts for generations. Features include quartz movement that ensures precise time, and if you want to WIN ITHIT THIS LINK!

0 Contest Closes: 20th November 2014 - midnight PST

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is The Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Watch

We are on Day 3 of the Giveaway Love! Yanko Design and the Flash Sales – Touch Of Modern is giving away a Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Watch to one lucky winner. This super cool watch combines classical watch-making and modern microelectronics, it is powered by the movement of your body. What is cool is that it functions without a battery! Like many of the products on Touch of Modern, this Seiko Kinetic is perfect for the modern man.

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Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is The Citizen Eco Drive Chrono Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Citizen Eco Drive Chrono Watch

The Giving Warmth continues on Yanko Design thanks to the Flash Sales Site – Touch Of Modern. Today, on Day 2 we are giving away a Citizen Eco Drive Chrono Watch that is powered by light, urging you to break free from the constraints of batteries! Making this very simple, you don’t need to answer any complicated questions or give any opinions. You simply need to HIT THIS LINK, register and win this sexy watch!

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Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern - Today is TW Steel TW128 Watch

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is TW Steel TW128 Watch

We are feeling like Santa already and so are the ace spot for Flash Sales – Touch Of Modern. I’m making this very simple for all you lovely people; today is Day 1, and we are giving away the supersexy TW Steel TW128 Watch. You don’t need to answer any complicated questions or give any opinions. You simply need to HIT THIS LINK, register and leave the rest to Lady Luck and us! Yeah, she’s smiling on you today buddy!

0 Contest Closed

Smart App Barista for the Perfect Cuppa Coffee

Smart App Barista for the Perfect Cuppa Coffee

For many of us brewing the perfect cuppa coffee is an artistic ritual that can only be entrusted to our favorite barista. Anything else is crap! Oh well, to burst your bubble, Arist with the help of its smart app, will help you grind and accurately brew any given coffee bean into the most delightful cup of comforting coffee. The simple machine provides complete control on how you brew, grind and fine-tune the pressure on the coffee beans.

0 Designer: Arist Cafe [ Buy it Here ]

Tweet to WIN an Ergorapido!

Tweet to WIN an Ergorapido!

There can only big one big winner at the final event of this year’s Electrolux Design Lab, but right now is your chance to win big! Starting now, check out the six finalists’ designs here, and then tweet using the hashtags #AskFinalist and #DesignLab2014 with your question (remember to state which concept your tweet is for). The 10 best questions will be asked during the live stream of the event starting at 16:30 CET on November 12. If yours is picked, you’ll win an Electrolux Ergorapido! Watch the show live to see if your question is asked!

The iPhone 6 Story

The iPhone 6 Story

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ have created quite a stir, and for both good and bad reasons. Lets leave the good aside for now and talk about the #Bendgate! We wouldn’t want your phone to go through that! Moreover given our mobile lifestyle, its best to protect the phone with something as trendy as the iPhone 6 Eton Wallet Case. Featuring an integrated wallet, the case is a notch above the rest.

0 Designer: Vaultskin [Buy it Here | 15% Discount Code Inside]

Simply Slide!

Simply Slide!

It’s not the question of carrying money and cards; its how we carry it. A well-designed wallet is all that we ask for, one that is minimalistic, sexy and above all – functional. The silver lining to the SLIDE Wallet is the materials used, which is cork fabric & classic denim. Who would have thought that something as simple and sustainable as cork can be used to design a great wallet!

0 Designer: STITCH & LOCKE [ Buy it Here ]

2014 KeyShot Render & Animation Competition

2014 KeyShot Render & Animation Competition

Start your (render) engines! This October, Luxion kicks off their annual KeyShot render competition to submit your best automotive-related rendering created in KeyShot for the opportunity to win a license of KeyShot Pro. What can you submit? Well, it could be a car, a motorcycle or a rim, headlamp or aftermarket part for any vehicle. Send it in and show what you’ve got!

0 Deadline: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 (last time zone)

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