The Pocket Watch Redefined

The Pocket Watch Redefined

The story goes that in the 18th and early 19th century, men typically wore pocket watches and wristwatches were meant for women. However, during combat and wartimes, it was very inconvenient to keep track of time via the pocket watch. Necessity gave birth to the legendary design of wrist strap (Also known then as “Wristlet”) that was first used to house pocket watches onto the wrists for the ease of checking time during Boer War era.

0 Designer: Waves Design Studio [ Buy it Here ]

Nicholas Hardman Talks About solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve

Nicholas Hardman Talks About solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve

Both solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve have grown to become tools that designers just can’t do without. solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily and solidThinking Evolve allows them to develop forms faster, using either Windows or Mac OS X.

0 solidThinking: Inspire and Evolve

The Only Mechanical Smartwatch We Want

The Only Mechanical Smartwatch We Want

As a watch enthusiast, I have always questioned, why would men give up their sole symbol of prosperity and class to an e-ink display? The prime real estate in question – the wrist – is worthy of a mechanical creation that screams haute horology. However, my mindset changed when I came across the Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch, the World’s first and only mechanical smart watch hybrid.

0 Designer: Kairos [ Buy It Here ]

Fascinated With The TESORO Watch!

Fascinated With The TESORO Watch!

Haute horology is synonymous with timeless design and a watch-making legacy that is at least half a century old. Which is why when new watchmakers step into the arena, finding firm grounds is sometimes a challenge. For sure, I’m glad that Waves Design Studio has risen up to this and designed the perfect tribute with the TESORO Automatic Mechanical Watch.

0 Designer: Waves Design Studio [ Buy it Here ]

Pump Up The Jam

Pump Up The Jam

A wise man once said, “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” How many of us can really ‘hear’ the music – the true sublime sound! This is one industry that continues to innovate and expand with the next best invention. Today we take a look at the Kusky™ Electroluminescent GloSync™ Headphones, which are the World’s first ever lifestyle headphones with a patented dynamic glosync technology.

0 Designer: KS Trend [ Buy It Here ]

Top 20 Red Dot Awards: Product Design – Best of Best Winners for 2014

Top 20 Red Dot Awards: Product Design – Best of Best Winners for 2014

We love compiling lists because they bring upon elements of reflection and contemplation. For example, to create this list of Top 20 Best of Best Winners for 2014 from the Red Dot Awards: Product Design list, we had to factor in the YD audience, our experience with Good Design and resonance of what YD stands for. In short, it has to be the perfect marriage between YD’s pick and audience expectations. To see if we are on the same page…browse through the list below and let us know.

0 Designers: Various

Always Take The Weather With You

Always Take The Weather With You

Love the song and the deep meaning of taking the weather with you, albeit only if it’s sunshine and cheery! The thing with weather predictions in most countries is that it’s the most unreliable news relayed on the TV Channels. For example, in my hometown if the station predicts a sunny day, be assured it’s going to rain heavy! To remove this ambiguity about the weather, we have here the StormTag – your personalized weather station.

0 Available At: StormTag [ Buy it Here ]

2014 Taiwan International Student Design Competition

2014 Taiwan International Student Design Competition

Someone rightly said, “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit.” Rarely do we get a chance to be both those people at one go. The 2014 Taiwan International Student Design Competition, is one of those rare opportunities where you get a chance to shine by showcasing your talents and take credit in the form of a $13,000 cash prize, amongst a host of other glam things. Hit the jump to know more.

0 Registration: Free [ Deadline - August 15th, 2014 ]

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 5 – GIVEAWAY For Discoverers

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 5 – GIVEAWAY For Discoverers

The flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love. It’s the perfect selection of what TouchOfModern curation means; unique, unusual, and on the cutting edge. Win ALL Five of them as a special YD Exclusive Bundle!

0 Contest Closed

VENQUE Smart DSLR Pro Bag

VENQUE Smart DSLR Pro Bag

Your passion for photography comes with the added effort of matching your camera gear with an appropriate bag. I understand your position, as I too have to carry my gear when I report from exhibitions and live events for YD. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered the VENQUE Smart DSLR Pro Bag, a bag that super sexy and backed with a 10-year full replacement guarantee.

0 Designers: Simon and Viktor Cui [ Buy it Here ]

Vroom Vroom = BAC Mono Car

Vroom Vroom = BAC Mono Car

How fast can you go? Can you go from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds flat? The Road Legal BAC Mono can! Step on the pedal and head your mouse over to the TouchOfModern site where this super-sexy-car is being offered at a very very very very …. sexy price. As the exclusive US importer of the ultra high performance BAC Mono sports car, ToMo is out to give you racy experience.

0 Available At: TouchOfModern [ Buy it Here ]

Get a First Look at KeyShot 5

Get a First Look at KeyShot 5

You know, some of the products featured on Yanko Design are concept renderings and many of you are already familiar with KeyShot, the 3D rendering and animation software used to create the visuals for a lot of them. Luxion has released the next version of the software, KeyShot 5. A lot of designers loved the Toon shading, new materials and physical lighting that came with KeyShot 4. Well, KeyShot 5 takes all that up a notch. Here’s a quick overview of the highlights.

0 Available: At KeyShot

A Pair of NINJA for Your Feet

A Pair of NINJA for Your Feet

UPDATE: Preorders Open Till July 18th, 2014

The thing about shoes is that you want them to be light, comfortable, fashionable and durable. Look down on your feet, does your current pair offer you all of this? Thought as much! Why subject your feet to blisters and pain in the name of style, when you can easily get all of the above with Unbelievable Testing Laboratory’s THE NINJA Shoes. Innovative in design and materials, each Microfiber pair weighs less than 260 grams.

0 Designer: THE UT.LAB [ Preorder NOW ]