Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

As promised, here is the second installment on the Korean Activities this September at 100% Design London. Just a reminder that their stand is located at L70 and you can visit them anytime between 23rd and 26th September 2010. What really fascinates me is the diverse collection they are showcasing, In Part I we saw amusing jewelry, ceramics, glass, lights and children’s furniture. In this episode I bring to you clocks, bathroom fixtures, pillows and lots more cool stuff. So enjoy!

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Delve into the archives of Yanko Design and you’ll notice that 6 out of 10 designs are by Korean Designers! It’s never been a calculated attempt on our part, but the truth is that their ideas and concepts are so innovative and in-sync with “good design”, that it is hard to ignore. Many of you write in to ask how we find out about these designers; I can’t give out our trade secret, but I can direct you to a place where you can meet them in person and maybe share your passion for design. The Korea Pavilion will be set up at the 100% Design London, this September.

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

Vote For Your Favorite Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Project

Vote For Your Favorite Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Project

All eyes are trained at Earl’s Court, London for the announcement of the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Competition. However there is a slight hitch and the folks at Electrolux are looking towards you for some help. An august jury has been assigned to pick the winner, but EDL believes in democracy as well. They want You the People to vote for your favorite project. The winner of the People’s Choice will hold value in the eyes of the jury and hence democracy gets to smile!

0 Voting Open Till: 22nd September; 23:59 CET

James Dyson Awards: The Top 20 Projects

James Dyson Awards: The Top 20 Projects

I’ve been a witness to many squabbles between designers & engineers who can’t seem to look beyond form or function. While engineers are right in their place to comment on the practicality of a project, designers are equally correct in dreaming futuristic scenarios. To cultivate both the workability & alluring aspects of design, the James Dyson Awards encourages students from the world over to “design something that solves a problem.” In an attempt to please both the faculties and to prove my point, let’s look at this year’s Top 20 entries that are shortlisted for the grand prize!

0 Designers: Various

Party Hard At Digital Summer And Meet Up With Yanko Design

Party Hard At Digital Summer And Meet Up With Yanko Design

Mark August 25th on your calendar and set it as a date to party hard with Yanko Design! The trendy Temple in San Francisco is playing host to Ubergizmo’s Digital Summer 2010, and promises to be the most happening bash! Socialize with like-minds from the fields of photography, fashion, art, and technology or simply come and meet us and explore the designer products at the Yanko Design booth. Yes, we are the Media Partners for the event and showcasing sexy stuff from the YD Store, so drop in and say HELLO! Sounds Exciting!

0 The Party Was A Success! Thanks SF!

The Big iPad Giveaway: WIN 16GB WiFi iPad And A ColcaSac iPad Sleeve

The Big iPad Giveaway: WIN 16GB WiFi iPad And A ColcaSac iPad Sleeve

Yanko Design in conjunction with the awesome folks at ColcaSac is doing an iPad Giveaway. One lucky person gets to WIN a 16GB WiFi iPad and A lovely ColcaSac Zagora iPad Sleeve to match it! As most contests go, you have to do something to win it, so here is the drill: STEP 1) Pick Your Favorite ColcaSac iPad Sleeve from the list below, STEP 2) Fan Yanko Design on Facebook, STEP 3) Tag 3 Friends (using @) on Yanko Design’s Wall on Facebook and tell them which ColcaSac Sleeve you like the best, & you’re winning an iPad!

0 Contest Closed

Enter The iF Concept Award 2011, Get Fame And Fortune Both!

Enter The iF Concept Award 2011, Get Fame And Fortune Both!

Looking for creativity getting you some fame and fortune? One of the best opportunities is here knocking at your door, will you grab it? The iF Concept Award 2011 is here. All you need is a good imagination and focus on what you want to achieve. The competition is for students and young professionals from the areas of design, architecture, marketing and engineering. Participation is free and a total of EUR 30,000 will be shared among the very best entries. Fame comes via Yanko Design as we are the official media partners!

0 Last Date For Registrations: 15 November 2010 (pdf file)

YD Store Offers 5% Discount On The Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph

YD Store Offers 5% Discount On The Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph

It’s Monday and you really need to add zing to your day, because a drab day will result in a damp week! Start this week with a refreshing new offer; spice your treats with the Orb Pestle & Mortar by Joseph Joseph! Nothing like some hand-crushed ingredients to make your cooking finger-licking-tasty! The Orb Pestle & Mortar is being offered at a special 5% Discount at the YD Store; hit the jump to get the details.

0 5% Discount Offer Closes: 21st July 2010, 11:59pm PST

Electrolux Design Lab: The Final Countdown

Electrolux Design Lab: The Final Countdown

We have been tracking the Top 25 of Electrolux Design Lab entries here on YD and now it’s time to reveal the Final Eight. The booty at the end of the rainbow for the deserving winner will be 5000 Euros and a six-month paid internship at the Electrolux Global Design Center. Every young designer who is just starting out knows that adding this internship to his resume is going to carry a lot of weight. While I wish all the 8 finalists best of luck, I’d also like to remind the YD readers that I’ve written in detail about 4 of these designs earlier, and pretty soon I’ll be covering the rest, just to know your views.

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Kähler is an internationally recognized ceramics company and their exquisite collection is being distributed in North America exclusively by Urban Butik. Showcased here are some really classy ceramic designs currently available on their site and via their retailers. To win the 2 sets (each set has 4 cake server) of the Colorful Magisso Cake Servers, simply go through the list of ceramic designs and tell us which one you like the best and why!

0 Contest Closed

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

Red Dot Design Awards has just announced their Product Design winners. Here is a pick of my favorite 20 of the 45 “Best Of Best” winners, in totally random order. Creative industrial/product design is at its best. Some are inspirational pieces while others are classic originals! Come in and take a look!

0 Designers: Various

The Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2010

The Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2010

It’s not always easy to predict the future. For its 2010 competition, Electrolux Design Lab went with the theme: The 2nd Space Age; this essentially translating to designing a home environment for the year 2050, when 74% of the global population are predicted to live in urban areas. Student designers had to predict how people will prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes. Quite a task but plenty of surprises from across the globe! Here are the Finalist 25, the countdown has begun!

0 Designers: Various

Green DIY Are Always Winners

Green DIY Are Always Winners

Only if you would have thought of recycling used soda bottles, snipping them a bit and fashioning a lamp, you would have won this year’s Inhabitat’s Spring Green Competition. Sarah Turner was quick on her feet and won the Grand Prize for this idea! Hop inside to have a look at what I found best at the competition.

0 Designers: Various