Beck's Green Box with Stephen Burks

Beck’s Green Box with Stephen Burks

Thirty internationally acclaimed artists are working round the clock to grace Beck’s Green Box with their works. We are talking about folks from London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Rome and Milan! An incredible 2m³ acrylic sculpture designed by the much-admired Jason Bruges, each box will house an exclusive work from each artist, one of which belongs to Stephen Burks. The thirty Green Boxes will form the world’s first Augmented Reality Gallery and in turn inspire creatives the world over to submit their own ideas for the project. YD caught up with Stephen for a quick chat and this is what he has to say…

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

Electrolux Design Lab Competition has this key element to it, which I respect a lot. It has the People’s Choice, where the general public gets a chance to vote for their favorite project from the shortlisted Top 8 Entries. The winner is given the coveted People’s Choice Award. Become a part of it; either enter the poll on their Facebook page or here. Be sure to catch our live coverage of the event on the 7th of September, 10:00 am London Time. Team Yanko Design will be there so stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Homepage for updates and exclusives!

Don’t be a Dinosaur, Join the IDSA Conference Today!

Don’t be a Dinosaur, Join the IDSA Conference Today!

You can’t afford to miss this year’s IDSA’s 2011 International Conference COMMUNITY: YOU.ME.WE Sept. 14-17, 2011 in New Orleans! The focus is on Community and speakers like Clay Shirky and Grant McCracken will give you insights on how consumers are shifting the conversation through engagement and participation. Other speakers include folks from YouTube, SENO etc. Today is the LAST DAY for Regular Registrations, so head over to IDSA and save your spot.

0 Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2011

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT is not limited to just being an amazing vodka brand, it also has artistic inclinations. Their latest collab is the ABSOLUT BLANK where the iconic ABSOLUT bottle proves to be a challenging canvas for 18 designers from varied backgrounds. The result are 18 exquisite creations that range from cutwork, artwork, lights installations to miniature crafts. We’ve compiled all 18 works into one gallery. You could win a personalized ABSOLUT BLANK piece of art, but rules apply.

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Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Intelligent Mobility is the theme for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab and here are the Top 8 designs that made the cut. What’s really awesome about the whole process is that the designers get to present their case in front of an audience and do a little Q&A session with the grand jury. Keeping up with last year’s tradition of giving you live updates, tweets and pictures; this year too YD will be bring you the action LIVE from London! So bookmark September 7th, 2011; one innovative designer will be taking home 5000 Euros and paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.

0 Designers: Various

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) invites YOU!

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) invites YOU!

IDSA’s 2011 International Conference Community: You. Me. We. in New Orleans is the hotspot you want to earmark in your schedule. The event is taking place from 14th September to 17th September and is set to be the event of the year! Focusing on the Community theme, speakers like Clay Shirky and Grant McCracken will give you insights on how consumers are shifting the conversation through engagement and participation. Other speakers include folks from YouTube, SENO etc. On the cards is a chance for YOU to win free registrations and stay.

0 Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2011

The red dot gala Wrap Up!

The red dot gala Wrap Up!

We’re baaaa-aaaack!! Thanks for following our live feeds on Facebook & Twitter on July 4th as we reported directly from the 2011 red dot product design awards ceremony and Designers’ Night after party in Essen, Germany. We had a blast this year and hope you did too! Ah, now what other juicy info can we give you about this year’s red dot awards!?

YD is Your Ticket to the red dot gala!

YD is Your Ticket to the red dot gala!

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, the 2011 red dot design awards gala is just around the corner! Awww, can’t make it? We’ll miss you… but don’t worry! As a red dot media partner, Yanko Design will be covering the event, the who’s who, and all the happenings LIVE just for YOU!

Stay tuned in to the YD homepage, Facebook, and Twitter on July 4th as we provide recaps of everything from the live entertainment to the tear-jerking acceptance speeches directly from the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany.

0 reddot Gala 2011, 4 July 2011 8:30 pm CET

Sharp Dressed Man, ShirtsMyWay Contest

Sharp Dressed Man, ShirtsMyWay Contest

One of the most commonly asked questions regard my advice to new, fresh faced, dough-eyed designers. INVEST in a tailored dress shirt! It’s an ironic piece of menswear because it’s conformist yet can set you apart from a sea of ubiquity, plus there’s nothing sharper than a man with a custom tailored shirt. We’ve teamed up with ShirtsMyWay to give one $200 gift certificate to use on their site. To enter, go to ShirtsMyWay, pick a fabric you like and leave it in comments here. We’ll announce the winner June 17. Open worldwide!

0 ShirtsMyWay $200 Contest

Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2011

Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2011

Intelligent Mobility, Scandinavian Design Sensibilities and Existing Technologies were the key words for consideration while designing the Electrolux Design Lab entries for 2011. For booty of 5,000 Euros and six-months paid internship, thousands of designers set to the task of designing appliances that can be used at home and beyond. Looking at the shortlisted 25 entries it’s really hard to predict which one will wear the crown. Last year’s winner Peter Alwin pitched the bar up high with his Snail Concept; this year the competition gets tougher, so good luck designers!

0 Designers: Various

Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Ambient lighting & Music play an important role as mood enhancers, no wonder the settings for a romantic date is soft lightings with candle-lit dinner and soulful music. Likewise for your home! When it’s missing the right colors or you need to create the perfect ambience at for a date, you must get the Black Diamond iPhone Dock. Even better, why don’t I just give you one…for FREE! Hit the jump to know how you can WIN One!

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The Electrolux Smoothie Bar is Open!

The Electrolux Smoothie Bar is Open!

Want a sneak-peek into the appliance giant Electrolux’s Head Quarters in Stockholm? Now is your chance; they are currently running the live streaming of the Smoothie Bar, an open viewing channel where twice a day they have cool people giving interviews and employees come and chill out, grab a smoothie or juice. The promo is for their Powermix Silent – the quietest blender ever. So to prove their point, the juice bar will be operational in the background, while the presenter asks Henrik Otto the importance of design.

0 Smoothie Bar is open May 23 to May 27, CET 9.00 – 17.00

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Skye Burgess Selbiger for winning the iPad2!

We are on the final leg of the Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking, and the countdown has begun. In exactly a week from now we will be announcing the winner from the project most liked on CKIE. In case you’re wondering about the status of your favorite CKIE project, then allow me to help you out. Here is a recap of the TOP 5 CKIE projects with the most Facebook Likes. If you want to win, then network and make sure that your fav project wins the top-spot! Rules can be found here.