Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition

UPDATE: Closed.

Electrolux Design Lab is no longer just a design competition where students compete for the coveted internship and prize money. It has grown to become an institution that symbolizes pioneering innovation, adaptability and a design process that empowers futuristic thinking. Entering its tenth year, 2012 marks a new chapter in the story.

0 Submissions Close: 9 March, 2012 - midnight PST

Ken Koo & red dot design concept 2012

Ken Koo & red dot design concept 2012

This can easily be one of those regular ‘call for entries’, urging you to participate in the most coveted design award of ‘em all. But I’m on this swing to do things differently; so instead of a subtle reminder that February 29th is when the Early Birds registrations close, I’m going to tell you why Ken Koo, red dot design award Asia President, feels that designers need to be 20% Business-minded and think less like artists. And one more thing, if you miss the early bird be sure to register by 27th June 2012; that is the absolute last date.

Redesign The Micromax Mobile Logo and WIN a MacBook Pro!

Redesign The Micromax Mobile Logo and WIN a MacBook Pro!

Steve Jobs wanted to put the “ding in the universe” and he did. On the same page, you have the ding and need to express it creatively; allow me to give you that opportunity. Micromax Mobile needs a new logo that goes with their audacious, outgoing and dynamic appeal. The winner gets to take home an Apple MacBook Pro, acknowledgments and bragging rights for the rest of their lives! Head over to Talenthouse and submit your ideas now, because this ding-ling will expire on 6th Feb, midnight. Hurry!

0 Submissions Close: February 6, 2012, midnight

A Day in the Life of … Steve Jobs?

A Day in the Life of … Steve Jobs?

After reading the book, we all know what Job’s day was like … no power points, long walks to trash out problems, ritual lunch with Jony Ive, inspiring sessions with A-level executives, zero tolerance for bozos and shit products, rounded off with a vegan meal. But that was Steve … what about you? YD is curious to know what is your typical day like? Better still show it to us! Send us a video of a day in your life. Grab your iPhone or music player or digicam; just any recorder and capture how you deal with creative blocks, inspirational moments, eating lunch or hanging out with your friends; any theme will do.

0 Submissions Close: 8th February 2012, midnight PST

Best of Yanko Design 2011

Best of Yanko Design 2011

Steve Jobs hired designer Hartmut Esslinger as the modern-day Snow White for his projects code-named after the seven dwarfs. The vision was to infuse Apple products with “born-in-America gene” and DNA inspired by “Hollywood and music, a bit of rebellion and natural sex appeal.” Hartmut’s mantra was simple, “Form follows emotion,” a twist on the maxim that form follows function. Yanko Design respects both these aphorisms but believes that we should not limit creativity within the realms of form, function and emotions; thus we follow Form Beyond Function.

0 Designers: Various

Comment to WIN The Crumpler Dry Red # 5 Backpack

Comment to WIN The Crumpler Dry Red # 5 Backpack

Welcome to the Christmas homestretch! We are days away from the big holiday and the only thing going in my mind is should I pack in my laptop for my weekend getaway! It’s not a trick question, but yeah…on a vacation would you carry your laptop and why? The most innovative answer will get this beautiful Crumpler Dry Red # 5 Backpack.

0 Contest Closed

The Joy of Winning!

The Joy of Winning!

Jonathan Ive says that a designer needs to “solve a problem in a way that acknowledges its context.” Given that the iPad is as perfect as a tablet can get, it does have some limitations when it comes to creative usage. To address this, the team at Adonit came up with not one but two award winning (2012 iF Product Design) solutions: The Writer Bluetooth Keyboard & Folio and Jot Capacitive Touch Stylus. With a goal to design products that will empower users to create a more vibrant world, we think their story is inspirational!

0 Available: Adonit

iF DESIGN TALENTS Awards 2012

iF DESIGN TALENTS Awards 2012

Registrations for the 2012 iF DESIGN TALENTS (previously iF concept design) is open and the forum is looking for talented designers like you! The good news is that the competition is open to all design students and universities. The double whammy is that winners get to partake a part of the EUR 30,000 prize money! Yanko Design is the official Media Partner for the event and our past coverage can be revisited here.

0 Registrations Close: 10 January 2012

The Crumpler Dry Red Collection

The Crumpler Dry Red Collection

If you dig into the history of Crumpler Bags, it comes as no surprise to discover that they started off as a messenger bags company! Innovations and strategic planning made them venture into laptops, backpacks and travel luggage, building up the brand to where it is now. I wish they could redo the magic of a 2006 promo where Crumpler Stores in New York were accepting ‘beer in exchange for bags!’ Say, if I were to send in Antarctic Nail Ale, will they send me the entire Dry Red Collection?

0 Available: Crumpler

Friday Giveaway: Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag

Friday Giveaway: Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag

The very elegant and stylish Dry Red Collection by Crumpler is a complete suite of travel gear for the Business Traveler. Five impeccable bags offer durability and sleek looks without compromising storage space and accessibility. What’s more, they are feather light, semi soft, structured travel bags that promise never to let you down. To win the sexy Crumpler Dry Red #3 Travel Bag, simply tell us your most memorable travel story involving your bag.

0 Contest Closed

YD Showcases: Born in Sweden

YD Showcases: Born in Sweden

When Pascal Charmolu, an innovative designer and Kim Vejsholt, a keen businessperson, decided to work together, the resulting partnership gave birth to ‘Born in Sweden.’ Driven with a passion to combine highly innovative design with unexpectedly simple product solutions, the company has grown to accommodate a mix of creative individuals who see and do things differently and have a wealth of international experience. We’ve handpicked for you a collection of their best works; and with this season of giving round the bend, maybe you end up being gifted one!

0 Born in Sweden: Available at Urban-Butik

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. I’ve looked at thousands of products this year so it was harder than usual narrowing down the group into this curated gallery of what I think are the most beautiful, interesting, unique, mind blowing and innovative products in the market. Give a little to yourself, give a lot to others. Happy Holidays!

20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011

20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011

As expected this evening here in Singapore has turned out to be magical! I know most of you are curious to know which designs bagged the Best of Best honors. So before I sign out for tonight, here are my pick of 20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011. Congratulations winners!

0 Designers: Various