Pressure Test With Jot Touch

Pressure Test With Jot Touch

We have been tracking Adonit for quite a while now and we love the innovative Bluetooth Pressure Sensitive Stylus for iPad. Christened the Jot Touch, Adonit has its hand on the pulse of what people want in terms of writing equipment using digital mediums. It is the first real pressure sensitive stylus that addresses the requirements of a professional artists. Basically it transforms your iPad into a sketchbook and gives you a surreal experience.

0 Designer: Adonit [ Buy it Here ]

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 - Top 30 Declared!

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – Top 30 Declared!

Electrolux Design Lab’s 10th Anniversary challenge to international design students is to design products that develop the sensory experience of home appliances. The countdown has begun, and after the shortlist of 80 nominations has been tightened to 30 shortlisted entries. The next step will be to announce the Top 10, who will be invited to Milan in October, to present their projects. The jury will as always, include Henrik Otto SVP of Global Design at Electrolux. As media partners Yanko Design will be at the event, keeping you updated via YD, Facebook & Twitter, till the ultimate winner is declared.

Friday Giveaway: Mutewatch brought to you by TouchOfModern

Friday Giveaway: Mutewatch brought to you by TouchOfModern

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak calls it the most creative and unique watch that he owns and its on YD’s most desired list. Ladies and Gents please put your hands together for the ‘undetectable’ Mutewatch! This Friday stand a chance to win this simple and intuitive timepiece, brought to you especially by TouchOfModern! Like we mentioned before, TouchOfModern is the hub for finding fantastic designer products that are exclusive and at amazing discounts! To win the Mutewatch simply answer the following question…

0 Contest Closes: 22nd July midnight PST

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Hideshi Hamaguchi

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Hideshi Hamaguchi

So far we have had four awesome designers share their wealth of experiences in this Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews series. Robert Brunner spoke about the core DNA of a designer/entrepreneur; Scott Wilson showed us how to rise from the ashes like a phoenix; Karim Rashid taught us his roadmap to success and Yves Béhar spoke about forging partnerships. My recent visit to the red dot award ceremony for product design at Essen, brought me face to face with the charismatic Hideshi Hamaguchi, the inventor of the USB Stick. Yes, the very same stick you use to store data, transfer files etc.

Yanko Design Curates TouchOfModern

Yanko Design Curates TouchOfModern

TouchOfModern is a design portal that features daily sales and empowers the users to discover great designers from around the world, at a fraction of the retail price. It is The Hub to discover something unexpected from around the globe, while you sit in the comfort of your home. The designs showcased are handpicked selections of top-brand and modern design and so when TouchOfModern asked us to curate their collection, we got super excited!

0 Designers: Various

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