YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

It’s that time once again! Go for it tigers! Hit this link to claim your FREE registration code for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Need a reason to participate? Let me give you one … after the jump, watch the 2014 Luminary Winner – The Copenhagen Wheel (Force behind the Superpedestrian Inc., Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), talk about his journey and experience as the star of the show and how this award takes him many steps forward in achieving his goals.

0 One Hour Promo Is Live Now! Hit This LINK.

Keeping Kids SmartFit

Keeping Kids SmartFit

As a parent, it is so easy for us to put the blame on distractive devices and gadgets for our children’s sedentary lifestyle. Instead of pointing fingers at technology, how about using it to our advantage and ensuring we imbibe smarter habits? Miiya is a dedicated fitness SmartWatch that tracks the activity of your child. It helps promote exercise and inculcate healthier lifestyle choices.

0 Designer: Frédéric Bruneau & Nicolas Bruneau [ Buy Here ]

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

Depending on which side of the world you live in, the One-Hour Free Registration Window for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is happening on the 29th of January / 30th of January! To enter awards with a complete registration fee waiver, simply come back to Yanko Design on the 29th of January between 8:00 am and 9:00 am PST to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 17th February 2015.

0 Free Registration: 29 January 2015, 08:00 PST

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: Product Design winners get. So, besides winning a prestigious award, the designers also are privy to massive promos via media, exhibitions and live events. Call it the whole nine yards. The icing of course, is the validation got from the esteemed jury, who are contemporary peers and are always looking for the next big bang!

0 Last Date for Regular Entry: until 27 January 2015

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

As Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, 2014 has been a year of acquiring more imagination than anything else. For dreamers are the crazy lot that can achieve the impossible! The world of design saw dreamers translating their imagination into path breaking innovations; the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch serve as a good example. At Yanko Design we saw some clever inspiring designs, and we’d like to recap them for you. Here’s the Top 30 Designs from 2014 … take a look…

0 Designers: Various

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

It warms our core when we come across some inspiring case studies. Just like this one that solidThinking shared with us, involving their ‘Inspire’ software and Columbia University’s Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL STUDIO. The project (a pavilion) was collaboration between the two and showcased at the Tokyo Designers Week 2013 and 2014. The structural optimization software helped generate a buildable complex shape that increased the stability performance of the pavilion.

0 Software: solidThinking Inspire

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

The new best thing to protect us from the elements is this radical innovation called The Mavari, a reversible contemporary cloak crafted with a unique triple layer fabric. The purpose is, of course to protect us from the unpredictability of Mother Nature.

0 Designer: Mavari [ Buy it Here ]

Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

We are pretty kicked about the Carbon Flyer, which also happens to be the world’s first all carbon fiber personal drone that is controlled by Bluetooth and featuring an onboard video camera. The design boasts of a highly durable construction surpasses every other remotely controlled plane, easily surviving the inevitable crashes. Needless to say, this baby is fun to fly and easy to control; in short its a high tech toy that is perfect for the RC enthusiast, the gadget lover or the inner child in everyone!

0 Designer: Trident Design [ Buy it Here ]

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

To be very honest with you, when I was invited by the Red Dot Awards to be a part of the Xiamen International Design Business Week, I was not very sure about what I was going for. I mean, this is not an awarding ceremony or some exhibition per se, its something very different. Forums, Red Dot Academy …. Design + China …. Really? Here is a recap on what I experienced, the people I met and why you should be seen in Xiamen next year.

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

That wrist of yours looks empty! Come, let us dress it up with a brand new Nova Watch by Botta-Design. It super sexy and inspired by the hourglass. The watch face of the features two main elements: an hour hand and a 12-hour scale. Powered by a RONDA 704 Swiss Made Movement, the dual-domed sapphire glass with scratchproof antireflective coating, and 44-mm case team together impeccably. Hit the jump to know how you can WIN one!

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Lantern of Knowledge

Lantern of Knowledge

One way of looking at the Internet is that it is the largest library ever constructed. Having a library, or a way to store human creativity, is important because any future advancement requires a foundation of accumulated knowledge. Of all the ways humans have come up with for passing on information (oral traditions to the printed), the Internet is the best we’ve created thus far. Yet, only ⅓ of humanity has access to the Internet. Bridging this gap is the Lantern, a portable data receiving device; here’s why you need to get your hands on one.

0 Designer: Outernet [ Buy it Here ]

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Time and again you have passively participated in the Red Dot Awards via the editorials and updates of the Awards Night. This year, Yanko Design and the Singapore team of Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, decided to do things differently. I had a team trail me, while I went about capturing the essence of the event and talking to the winners. It was delightful to see the sparkle in their eyes and the jubilant smiles. What struck me the most were Lucid Design’s Amit Mirchandani’s words – “Winning a Red Dot definitely gives you that edge, it makes a difference.” Hit the jump for the video and to know more.

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard - Part 1

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1

As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design’s Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It’s all about the imagination and inspiration that goes behind creating a great product. The key words – inspiration, imagination and innovation can lead to path-breaking Product Design. As always, we were there at Singapore to cover the 2014 Awarding Ceremony.