The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

Judging from yesterday’s comments on Part 1 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase, I must clarify that we are spreading the 300 Shortlisted Entries over the five working days of this week. So today is Day 2 of of the festivities and I am happy to showcase some déjà vu projects in the lineup! This simply means that some of the projects in today’s 60 have been featured on Yanko Design before! How awesome! So without further delay, lets look at the second batch of nominees…

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The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part I

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part I

It has been the most fantastic journey to sift through the 300 shortlisted entries of the 2011 iF concept design awards. Yanko Design being the Official Media Partners, was privy to this exclusive list. I call it exclusive because this is the first time the entire lineup will be exhibited anywhere on this blogosphere. Generally the Winning One Hundred entries are showcased and that’s about it. Cheers to the designers & design schools for their encouragement. Here’s a look at the first batch of inspirational, innovative and intuitive designs.

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Red Dot Product Design Awards – Registrations Are Open

Red Dot Product Design Awards – Registrations Are Open

The Early Bird Registrations for the Red Dot Product Design Awards 2011 were closed on 3rd December 2010, however there’s time. Regular Registrations are still open for the procrastinators until 21st January 2011. I’d love for a YD reader to win the coveted Red Dot and we’ll celebrate together! After all we are Red Dot Design Awards’ Media Partners! Just so you know, all you designers are winners to us, so champys for everyone!

0 Regular Registrations Close on 21 January 2011

World Kitchen What’s Bubbling? Kitchen Tools! Design Competition

World Kitchen “What’s Bubbling? Kitchen Tools!” Design Competition

Update: Closed!

“Put that emotion in the food, because it’s so much more rewarding down the line”; says Hell’s Kitchen celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. Cooking has become such a habitual ritual that we rarely put in the extra effort for gourmet meals. Blame it on time constrains or pressures of life, but home-cooking has undergone major transformations, demanding serious changes in our kitchen too.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all of our readers, supporters, friends and families. We wish you a safe and Happy New Year. 2011, here we come. Hit the jump for a personal message from moi. Cheers!

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YD Store Gift Certificates Gives The Power Of Choice

YD Store Gift Certificates Gives The Power Of Choice

Christmas Shopping is never really done until the n’th minute and this is where the YD Store Gift Certificate comes to your aid. It ships in 5 minutes flat, and is received within the same amount of timeframe. It gives the receiver the power to choose from a range of designer goods that are unique and special. Tis’ the season of joy!

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It’s never too late to shop at The YD Store

It’s never too late to shop at The YD Store

Hey guys, I just wanted to remind you about the awesome collection of gift ideas we have at the YD Store. There is something for everyone…and in case you think you’ve found the perfect gift and is wondering if it will reach on time; I got GOOD NEWS for you! The YD Store pinky-swears to deliver the goodies in this list by Christmas (USA only!), just in time for you to show your tender loving care!

0 YD Store Promises USA Delivery By Christmas

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

The first decade of the 21st century has been frequently accused of lacking coherence. Ironically, coherence emerged as one of the prevailing themes of some of the decade’s most important design work. Target’s Clear Rx bottles—hailed by IDSA’s esteemed jury as the standout Design of the Decade receiving a gold award and it’s designed by a student no less.

0 Credit: Deborah Adler, Klaus Rosburg of Sonic Design, Patrick Douglas, Matthew Grisik

Friday Giveaway: Win An Icon iPhone Battery Pack!

Friday Giveaway: Win An Icon iPhone Battery Pack!

Last June we featured the Icon Battery Pack. It got people talking about how much they loved the idea. Well the good news is that Essential TPE is giving you a chance to win this Apple-approved iconic pack for your precious iPhone. Yes, this battery pack works with all iPhone generations. To WIN, tell us which App or phone-function you use drains the most battery!

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Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Someone rightly said that Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda & philosophy. All it takes to tie all this up into a great presentation is a worthy platform. And that platform is the IDEA Design Awards. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. This year, it’s time for you to shine, it’s time for you to tell your story…. register here to enter the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards! Details inside…

0 Last Date: Jan 28, 2011, 11:59 PM PT

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this time we’ve put together a gift guide for all you design-heads. The most precious gift is time and love but if you have the money, splurge a little and remember don’t hesitate to treat yourself too. Thanks for another year of bliss and support. You guys are awesome. If you don’t like what’s in the guide, try our store. Might be something in there for ya. Now hit the jump for YD’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Friday Giveaway: 64GB 3G iPad, $100 itunes Gift Card and complete modulR Starter Kit

Friday Giveaway: 64GB 3G iPad, $100 itunes Gift Card and complete modulR Starter Kit

Update: Congrats Nishtha Mehrotra!

We’re in cahoots with Santa and the creative elves at modulR to reward one very lucky reader. Here’s your chance to win a 64GB 3G + WiFi Apple iPad, $100 iTunes Gift Card and a complete modulR Starter Kit. Since modulR makes handy accessories for the iPad, we want to know where you’ll take it. For a chance to win, tell us about the cool uses and unique places you’d take the iPad and because this is about mobility, anyone can enter. Yes this is open globally!

State Of The Arm

State Of The Arm

We’ve got a secret. We’ve been quietly working with AEG on a new blog called “State of the Arm“, proving the arm is a wonderful piece of engineering – one that has solved many conundrums in our mechanical world. Look around you. I’m sure you could find an “arm” to many of the ordinary objects in your home. It’s just too good of a design template, so good that when AEG needed to design a new spray arm for their dishwasher – guess where they looked to.

0 Designer: Fredrik Dellby