Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

It warms our core when we come across some inspiring case studies. Just like this one that solidThinking shared with us, involving their ‘Inspire’ software and Columbia University’s Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL STUDIO. The project (a pavilion) was collaboration between the two and showcased at the Tokyo Designers Week 2013 and 2014. The structural optimization software helped generate a buildable complex shape that increased the stability performance of the pavilion.

0 Software: solidThinking Inspire

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

The new best thing to protect us from the elements is this radical innovation called The Mavari, a reversible contemporary cloak crafted with a unique triple layer fabric. The purpose is, of course to protect us from the unpredictability of Mother Nature.

0 Designer: Mavari [ Buy it Here ]

Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

We are pretty kicked about the Carbon Flyer, which also happens to be the world’s first all carbon fiber personal drone that is controlled by Bluetooth and featuring an onboard video camera. The design boasts of a highly durable construction surpasses every other remotely controlled plane, easily surviving the inevitable crashes. Needless to say, this baby is fun to fly and easy to control; in short its a high tech toy that is perfect for the RC enthusiast, the gadget lover or the inner child in everyone!

0 Designer: Trident Design [ Buy it Here ]

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

To be very honest with you, when I was invited by the Red Dot Awards to be a part of the Xiamen International Design Business Week, I was not very sure about what I was going for. I mean, this is not an awarding ceremony or some exhibition per se, its something very different. Forums, Red Dot Academy …. Design + China …. Really? Here is a recap on what I experienced, the people I met and why you should be seen in Xiamen next year.

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

That wrist of yours looks empty! Come, let us dress it up with a brand new Nova Watch by Botta-Design. It super sexy and inspired by the hourglass. The watch face of the features two main elements: an hour hand and a 12-hour scale. Powered by a RONDA 704 Swiss Made Movement, the dual-domed sapphire glass with scratchproof antireflective coating, and 44-mm case team together impeccably. Hit the jump to know how you can WIN one!

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Lantern of Knowledge

Lantern of Knowledge

One way of looking at the Internet is that it is the largest library ever constructed. Having a library, or a way to store human creativity, is important because any future advancement requires a foundation of accumulated knowledge. Of all the ways humans have come up with for passing on information (oral traditions to the printed), the Internet is the best we’ve created thus far. Yet, only ⅓ of humanity has access to the Internet. Bridging this gap is the Lantern, a portable data receiving device; here’s why you need to get your hands on one.

0 Designer: Outernet [ Buy it Here ]

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Time and again you have passively participated in the Red Dot Awards via the editorials and updates of the Awards Night. This year, Yanko Design and the Singapore team of Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, decided to do things differently. I had a team trail me, while I went about capturing the essence of the event and talking to the winners. It was delightful to see the sparkle in their eyes and the jubilant smiles. What struck me the most were Lucid Design’s Amit Mirchandani’s words – “Winning a Red Dot definitely gives you that edge, it makes a difference.” Hit the jump for the video and to know more.

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 ]

CKIE: Shop Till You Drop Without Breaking The Bank - 20% Off On ALL Products

CKIE: Shop Till You Drop Without Breaking The Bank – 20% Off On ALL Products

There are three different kinds of shoppers: Avid Shoppers, Hate-them Shoppers and Smart Shoppers. This holiday season; let’s make sure ALL of us are Smart Shoppers! This means getting gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank! CKIE, our online store, features innovative designs that are exclusive and hard-to-find. As a giving gesture, it is running a special 20% Discount is on all items. I’ve picked my Top 10 from the list; however feel free to check the entire collection here.

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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

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