Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Someone rightly said that Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda & philosophy. All it takes to tie all this up into a great presentation is a worthy platform. And that platform is the IDEA Design Awards. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. This year, it’s time for you to shine, it’s time for you to tell your story…. register here to enter the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards! Details inside…

0 Last Date: Jan 28, 2011, 11:59 PM PT

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this time we’ve put together a gift guide for all you design-heads. The most precious gift is time and love but if you have the money, splurge a little and remember don’t hesitate to treat yourself too. Thanks for another year of bliss and support. You guys are awesome. If you don’t like what’s in the guide, try our store. Might be something in there for ya. Now hit the jump for YD’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

0 YD's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Friday Giveaway: 64GB 3G iPad, $100 itunes Gift Card and complete modulR Starter Kit

Friday Giveaway: 64GB 3G iPad, $100 itunes Gift Card and complete modulR Starter Kit

Update: Congrats Nishtha Mehrotra!

We’re in cahoots with Santa and the creative elves at modulR to reward one very lucky reader. Here’s your chance to win a 64GB 3G + WiFi Apple iPad, $100 iTunes Gift Card and a complete modulR Starter Kit. Since modulR makes handy accessories for the iPad, we want to know where you’ll take it. For a chance to win, tell us about the cool uses and unique places you’d take the iPad and because this is about mobility, anyone can enter. Yes this is open globally!

State Of The Arm

State Of The Arm

We’ve got a secret. We’ve been quietly working with AEG on a new blog called “State of the Arm“, proving the arm is a wonderful piece of engineering – one that has solved many conundrums in our mechanical world. Look around you. I’m sure you could find an “arm” to many of the ordinary objects in your home. It’s just too good of a design template, so good that when AEG needed to design a new spray arm for their dishwasher – guess where they looked to.

0 Designer: Fredrik Dellby

Yanko Design Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

Yanko Design Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

There is the sweet little spot called SparklesNGlitter at etsy and they have custom made a card for Yanko Design. We are touched! The team has decided not to keep the card but send it across to one lucky YD reader as a personalized Christmas greeting! To win the card, all you need to do is wish us in return…right here in the comments…

Also, hop over to the SparklesNGlitter nook to check out some cute Christmas stuff!

0 Contest Closes: 23rd November - midnight PST

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

YD Store 15% Discount Offer For The Festival of Lights

Those of you who follow Yanko Design on Facebook will recollect my greetings for the Festival Of lights: Diwali! It’s an occasion celebrated with much gutso here in India, marking our New Year! Besides doing rangoli, meeting family, dressing up good and eating lots of Indian sweets; we like to decorate the house with many lights. Traditionally, oil lamps were used for illumination, but now since many creative ways are available, we tend to opt for them. And right here in the YD Store I spy 6 awesome new ways to cause some serious neighbor-envy.

0 1 Day 15% Discount Offer Closed

iF Concept Design Extends Submission Date, New 5,000 Euro Prize Added!

iF Concept Design Extends Submission Date, New 5,000 Euro Prize Added!

Yanko design is proud to be the official Media Partner of iF Concept Design and the good news we have here is that iF Concept Design has extended its submission date. Now you students can submit your creative works until 22nd November 2010! More good news is in store, Besides showcasing the competition entries at the CeBIT Show 2011 in Hannover, a special prize with the title “Hansgrohe Preis 2011: Efficient Water Design, Minimize Consumption, Maximize Emotion“ will be awarded to projects handling the resource water sustainably.

0 Submissions: iF Concept Design 2011

For The Love Of Coffee - Mugs Available At YD Store

For The Love Of Coffee – Mugs Available At YD Store

Born in a house where tea-drinkers thrived, I was the outcast and was treated as odd moody mad-eye for loving coffee! Just to jibe everyone, I would go out and buy myself the most exclusive coffee mug in town and would savor my treat in it. This would naturally irk my mom, but me being me…I soon had a collection of quirky and snazzy mugs! Did you know that the YD Store too had some awesome coffee mugs in their collection? Here’s a peek…maybe you’ll end up with an enviable collection yourself!

0 Available @ The Yanko Design Store

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.

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! LAST Day Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! LAST Day Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

The overwhelming response to the grand Carga ØW Series Sale on the YD Store is really heartening! It brings fruit to our efforts of getting you only the best from the world of design! On the final day of the Carga ØW 25% Discount offer, we are showcasing the Carga ØW3 Weekend – Laptop Bag. Your trusty bag that will haul all your weekend goodies or double up as a safe haven for your laptop! For the Discount Coupon Code and rest of the info, hit the jump.

0 Offer Closed!

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! Day 2 Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! Day 2 Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

Welcome to Day 2 of the Carga ØW 25% Discount Sale at the Yanko Design Store! “3-Days 3-Bags” is a special introductory offer that encompasses the Carga ØW Series. Valid for sale for the next 24-hours is the simply brilliant Carga ØW2 Tote Bag. A bag that holds more stuff than you can imagine! To know more about the Tote and the Coupon Code for purchasing this bag, hit the jump…

0 Offer Closed!

3-Days, 3 Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! The Carga ØW Collection Sale At The YD Store

3-Days, 3 Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! The Carga ØW Collection Sale At The YD Store

Announcing a 3-Day Sale at the Yanko Design Store, where the elegant Carga ØW Collection awaits you! Every day a new bag will be up for a whopping 25% Introductory Discount Offer – only for 24 hours! Today’s booty is the Carga ØW1 Sling Bag, a tri-fold sling bag. It is an ideal companion for those who like stylishly simple button-me-down slings. Hit the jump for the special Coupon Code and the ØW1 details. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for a new ØW offer!

0 25% Discount Offer Closed!

Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design is out on the field and will be reporting the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 results from Earl’s Court, London! Expect a lot of live updates, interviews, videos and pictures on our Twitter, Vimeo and Facebook Channels. Bookmark them and stay tuned from the 23rd – 26th. The Design Lab will also be streaming a live feed of the events here, so stay tuned for more!

0 YD @ 100% Design London for Electrolux Design Lab 2010