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!

0 Contest Closed

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.

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

I envy you designers and your creative flair when using 3-D software like solidThinking. Some of those natural renders are so amazing that you can actually win some worthy accolades! For sure it’s that time of the year when solidThinking is running their Design Competition! The only thing standing between you and $5,000 USD, a solidThinking 8.5 Inspired commercial license, is you creative intent! Hit the jump for Rules and Info.

0 Competition Closes: September 30, 2011, 11:59 pm ET

Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking!

Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking!

Thinner, lighter and faster, the Apple iPad 2 is on people’s wishlists for plenty of reasons here’s your chance to WIN one! The rules of the game are simple and involve socializing of the Facebook kind. A lucky fan from the first project on CKIE that gets 1000 Facebook “Like’s”, stands a chance at winning the iPad 2! The odds are in your favor.

0 Contest Ends: 1000 "Likes" or May 31st, 11:59 pm PST, whichever first

Nooka Great Egghunt Winner Announced!

Nooka Great Egghunt Winner Announced!

Congrats to Callum Collie. You’ve won a prize pack valued up to $500 from Nooka. Thank you to everyone who entered. We received over a thousand entries and most of you correctly located where the 5 eggs were. Big ups and HUGE thanks to our friends at Nooka. There’s more to come from them very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

0 Sponsor: Nooka

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners!

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners!

Thanks to everyone (300+) who pledged never to buy plastic bottled water again. Even if you didn’t win, I urge you to keep to your pledge. Thanks to our sponsor Nice Reusables. Here are the 5 winners. Please send me your mailing address along with which ALEX Bottle color you prefer to long.tran (at) yankodesign (dot) com.

Aaron M Gould, Marco Klobas, Jake Hayden, Naomi Shapiro, Brian Lange

0 Sponsor: Nice Reusables

UPDATE: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece

UPDATE: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece

The Deckster iPod nano Time Piece is available for Pre-order on CKIE, only for the next 48-hours! The time to ensure your piece at a very special CKIE price is NOW!

There are a handful of iPod nano accessories that turn the venerable nano into a proper watch but all of them come with caveats. I appreciate when designers not only address the aesthetic values of design, but also the manufacturing ethos they purport.

0 Designers: Chrys and Dom Coballe on CKIE

UPDATE: Black Diamond Dock is 100% Funded!

UPDATE: Black Diamond Dock is 100% Funded!

Many Thanks all you lovely people! Your support has translated into the Black Diamond Project being 100% funded. This success is all because of you guys, CHEERS!

This is no ordinary iPhone dock. The Black Diamond exudes a sense of richness and mystery. Think of it as 3D interactive mood lighting powered by a free iOS app. The dock itself is the receptacle. The magic happens when you slide in an iPhone/iPod Touch.