Friday Giveaway: Poppy Playground 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets by Vice Merchants

Friday Giveaway: Poppy Playground 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets by Vice Merchants

This Friday, get a chance to win yourself an exclusive limited edition of designer sheets! Sheets that make you feel sexy, sensual and wanted! YD brings to you the Poppy Playground Sheets by Vice Merchants. Vice Merchants’ team is inspired by the beauty of the female form, and they shirk cultural taboos to infuse sensuality and sexuality into a line of luxury home décor. To win the exclusive Poppy Playground in a size of your choice, simple answer the question posted after the jump…

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Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

After experiencing the red dot product design gala and meeting such high profile designers, I’ve come to the conclusion that designing is all about how you chart your course encompassing form, function and reality. So hat’s off to all you designers, please take a bow!

The month of June saw some of the most predictable and functional designs gaining popularity. Here is a recap of what you people found outstanding, its all buzzing right now!

0 Designers: Various

Jot, Flip, Sketch…All With One Tool

Jot, Flip, Sketch…All With One Tool

Call it clever styling or stylized functionality, the Jot Flip Stylus is one super sexy tool that every tablet or smartphone owner must have. Being a fan of sketching and taking notes on the go, the stylus offers me the convenience of drawing on a tablet and taking notes in a book. It features a precision disc that acts like your finger, except it lets you see exactly where your mark will be made on the tablet screen. Flip the barrel and a fine-tipped steel pen emerges from the other side. Truly, its one of the best digital stylus around!

0 Jot Flip Stylus: Available Here

Friday Giveaway: 4 Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles for 4 Lucky Winners!

Friday Giveaway: 4 Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles for 4 Lucky Winners!

The Adonit Jot Flip is this super-cool digital stylus that features a pen on one end and a stylus on the other. A clever twist to the barrel and a fine-tipped steel pen emerges. We love this kind of functional designing that makes everyday tools more valuable. With increasing number of people opting for touchscreen phones and tablets, we’d love for you to give this a try. Hence 4 sets of Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles worth $200 are up for grabs, read on to know how you can win one set!

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2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

One of the good things about participating in competitions is that you get to challenge yourself and push yourself to the limits. Like Yves Behar told me when I spoke with him, “winning awards and competitions is like an icing on the cake called hard work.” He should know better, he and fuseproject have won so many of them! For now, we have one big opportunity coming up with the 2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition. Submissions are welcome in Product Design, Visual Design and Digital Animation categories. Check out the details inside.

0 Submissions Close: 15th August 2012, 2:00 am PST

The Future is… in Boston : IDSA’s 2012 International Conference

The Future is… in Boston : IDSA’s 2012 International Conference

Most designers I know are gearing up for the 2012 International Conference hosted by IDSA. The little snippet of surprise this year is the poster competition being held on the sidelines. The winner gets one complimentary registration; 4-night’s paid accommodation and a brand new iPad! Sweet deal, considering the well-acclaimed Syd Mead will be delivering the keynote address.

0 Early Registrations Close: 15th July midnight EST

Look. Donʼt touch. The New Samsung Smart TV

Look. Donʼt touch. The New Samsung Smart TV

Smart is as smart does! In this day and age of gesture control, face recognition and smart interaction, it is quite flippant for us to expect anything else from Samsung. Which is why their new commercial highlighting these features, had me in splits! Guys, if it’s Victoria’s Secret model Angela Bellotte dressed in skimpy clothes and waving, do you really think she’s calling out to YOU! Well yes, maybe…

0 Designer: Samsung

Win 5 Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders and Fame!

Win 5 Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders and Fame!

UPDATE: Rules Modified! There are three ways you can get famous with Electrolux this year. You can either participate in their Design Lab Competition (deadline June 1, 2012) or the ‘work in progress’ Pinterest competition or BOTH! The Design Lab gives you a chance to win prize money and internship at the Electrolux Design Center and the Pinterest competition wins FIVE creative folks Fame and an Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blender. Details after the jump.

0 Deadline for Electrolux Design Lab Work In Progress: June 25th, 2012

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 - Design Experience

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – Design Experience

You can call it the Scandinavian influence or sheer creative genius, but you have to hand to the Electrolux team to come up with such a catchy video that communicates this year’s Design Lab brief with such finesse! The theme for 2012 is to Design Experience! Inspired by the Electrolux Cube experience, Design Lab wants designers to conceptualize appliances that provide a “fuller sensory experience.” Watch this exclusive video that Premiers here on Yanko Design, be inspired and submit your entries latest by June 1st.

0 Deadline: 1st June 2012, 23:59 CET

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

UPDATE 2: The Promo Code Expires on April 27th 23:59 SGT (Singapore Time), be sure to use it before that!

UPDATE: The promo is now over. Many thanks to all of you for participating, we have 2,461 registrations at the end of one hour!

The Golden Hour is back again! The one-hour window of opportunity is finally here for you to make the most of. As you know, a red dot award is a very prestigious feather in any designer’s cap. And what we have here is the chance to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

UPDATE: The promo is now over. Many thanks to all of you for participating, we have 2,461 registrations at the end of one hour!

Yanko Design was invited to attend the 2011 red dot Product Design Gala in Germany and the awards ceremony for the design concept winners in Singapore and we witnessed the energy, the enthusiasm, the glory of winning, upfront. Seriously, a red dot is all it takes to catapult you to instant fame! The 2012 red dot award: design concept is now in its regular registration phase but you can get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries. Exciting!

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Sonos hooked up with artist Hisham Bharoocha to create a limited edition PLAY:3, the wireless wifi speaker system. Stream your entire music library, listen to your favorite radio stations and control it all from your mobile device. Only 150 were ever made and one lucky yd’er will win one! Just leave me a comment explaining where you would use the Sonos PLAY:3. Ends this Friday, March 30th @ 10PM PST. Open worldwide. Winner will be announced Monday, April 2nd.

0 Sponsor: Sonos, Will update 4/2/2012

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Celebrating a decade of innovation, student spirit and adaptability, The Electrolux Design Lab Competition has grown from seeding creativity to empowering young designers. The Logo Competition hosted with Yanko Design received an overwhelming response, and we thank you all for your participation. The winning entry was picked from a shortlist of six finalists, and as a special treat, the first runner up wins a prize too! The winning entry will be used as the official Electrolux Design Lab Logo for the 2012 competition and on all Design Lab communications.