The Joy of Winning!

The Joy of Winning!

Jonathan Ive says that a designer needs to “solve a problem in a way that acknowledges its context.” Given that the iPad is as perfect as a tablet can get, it does have some limitations when it comes to creative usage. To address this, the team at Adonit came up with not one but two award winning (2012 iF Product Design) solutions: The Writer Bluetooth Keyboard & Folio and Jot Capacitive Touch Stylus. With a goal to design products that will empower users to create a more vibrant world, we think their story is inspirational!

0 Available: Adonit

iF DESIGN TALENTS Awards 2012

iF DESIGN TALENTS Awards 2012

Registrations for the 2012 iF DESIGN TALENTS (previously iF concept design) is open and the forum is looking for talented designers like you! The good news is that the competition is open to all design students and universities. The double whammy is that winners get to partake a part of the EUR 30,000 prize money! Yanko Design is the official Media Partner for the event and our past coverage can be revisited here.

0 Registrations Close: 10 January 2012

The Crumpler Dry Red Collection

The Crumpler Dry Red Collection

If you dig into the history of Crumpler Bags, it comes as no surprise to discover that they started off as a messenger bags company! Innovations and strategic planning made them venture into laptops, backpacks and travel luggage, building up the brand to where it is now. I wish they could redo the magic of a 2006 promo where Crumpler Stores in New York were accepting ‘beer in exchange for bags!’ Say, if I were to send in Antarctic Nail Ale, will they send me the entire Dry Red Collection?

0 Available: Crumpler

Friday Giveaway: Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag

Friday Giveaway: Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag

The very elegant and stylish Dry Red Collection by Crumpler is a complete suite of travel gear for the Business Traveler. Five impeccable bags offer durability and sleek looks without compromising storage space and accessibility. What’s more, they are feather light, semi soft, structured travel bags that promise never to let you down. To win the sexy Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag, simply tell us your most memorable travel story involving your bag.

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YD Showcases: Born in Sweden

YD Showcases: Born in Sweden

When Pascal Charmolu, an innovative designer and Kim Vejsholt, a keen businessperson, decided to work together, the resulting partnership gave birth to ‘Born in Sweden.’ Driven with a passion to combine highly innovative design with unexpectedly simple product solutions, the company has grown to accommodate a mix of creative individuals who see and do things differently and have a wealth of international experience. We’ve handpicked for you a collection of their best works; and with this season of giving round the bend, maybe you end up being gifted one!

0 Born in Sweden: Available at Urban-Butik

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. I’ve looked at thousands of products this year so it was harder than usual narrowing down the group into this curated gallery of what I think are the most beautiful, interesting, unique, mind blowing and innovative products in the market. Give a little to yourself, give a lot to others. Happy Holidays!

20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011

20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011

As expected this evening here in Singapore has turned out to be magical! I know most of you are curious to know which designs bagged the Best of Best honors. So before I sign out for tonight, here are my pick of 20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011. Congratulations winners!

0 Designers: Various

Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

One of the biggest highlights of the red dot presentation ceremony in Singapore is the catwalk that the winners do. As they take center-stage, rejoice and strut their booty, YD will be there to capture each and every moment of their glory! Facebook, Twitter and this very homepage will be your window to Singapore! Come, take a peek….

0 Live Coverage: 25th November 2011, 6:30 pm onwards (Singapore Time; 2:30 am PST)

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

I think the Christmas cheer of giving has set in early! I found the amazing Adonit Jot and Jot Pro Stylus, which are perfect for all iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Mackbook Trackpads, Magic Trackpads and other such touchscreen device users! They capture calligraphy and artistic strokes with such precision, it’s mind blowing! Adonit shares my cheer and has arranged to giveaway an exclusive $200 YD Hamper of One Writer 2 for the iPad 2, Two Jot and Two Jot Pro to One Lucky Winner! Details inside…

0 Contest Closes: 20th November 2011, midnight PST

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Talking from first hand experience as a person who sits almost 10-12 hours on an office chair, 5 days a week, I know the importance of finding the perfect chair. My search ended with the Generation by Knoll, an ergonomic chair that allows you to sit in almost any position and yet be very comfortable and perfectly supported. Here is your chance to win this superb chair. Tell us in the comments below how this beautiful chair inspires you at work! For me… it helps me get comfortable while brainstorming new ideas with my co-workers… what about you?

0 Congratulations Ciarah C!

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Very rarely do you come across a product that is functional, forward fashion, ecofriendly and harmonious in design. 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes is this and more! We love this pair so much, that after writing about it on YD, we decided to host an exclusive giveaway for our readers giving them a chance to sample the world’s lightest shoes upfront. Five Hampers of 3-pairs each (15 shoes in total) are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow the contest rules below…

0 Contest Closes: October 30 2011, midnight.

Friday Giveaway: 15 Beyzacases Zero Series Cover for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Friday Giveaway: 15 Beyzacases Zero Series Cover for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

“Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.” Living up to this legacy of Steve Jobs, Beyzacases is out with the World’s Thinnest Zero Series Cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Protective gear that is sleek, handcrafted from genuine leather and really slim, you can win one of the 15 cases we are giving, by simply telling us why your iPhone needs the Beyzacases Zero Series Cover?

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Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Live, breathe and experience art, culture and most importantly the love of design at the Łódź Design Festival 2011! You may have attended design festivals and then some, but what you may have never experienced all this while is an event where design in its various versatile forms is applauded and celebrated with such enthusiasm! Win a 3-night stay at the Focus Hotel at Łódź, courtesy the Łódź Design Festival 2011. To know more, hit the jump.

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