Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

One of the biggest highlights of the red dot presentation ceremony in Singapore is the catwalk that the winners do. As they take center-stage, rejoice and strut their booty, YD will be there to capture each and every moment of their glory! Facebook, Twitter and this very homepage will be your window to Singapore! Come, take a peek….

0 Live Coverage: 25th November 2011, 6:30 pm onwards (Singapore Time; 2:30 am PST)

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

I think the Christmas cheer of giving has set in early! I found the amazing Adonit Jot and Jot Pro Stylus, which are perfect for all iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Mackbook Trackpads, Magic Trackpads and other such touchscreen device users! They capture calligraphy and artistic strokes with such precision, it’s mind blowing! Adonit shares my cheer and has arranged to giveaway an exclusive $200 YD Hamper of One Writer 2 for the iPad 2, Two Jot and Two Jot Pro to One Lucky Winner! Details inside…

0 Contest Closes: 20th November 2011, midnight PST

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Talking from first hand experience as a person who sits almost 10-12 hours on an office chair, 5 days a week, I know the importance of finding the perfect chair. My search ended with the Generation by Knoll, an ergonomic chair that allows you to sit in almost any position and yet be very comfortable and perfectly supported. Here is your chance to win this superb chair. Tell us in the comments below how this beautiful chair inspires you at work! For me… it helps me get comfortable while brainstorming new ideas with my co-workers… what about you?

0 Congratulations Ciarah C!

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Friday Giveaway: 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes

Very rarely do you come across a product that is functional, forward fashion, ecofriendly and harmonious in design. 01M ONEMOMENT Biodegradable Shoes is this and more! We love this pair so much, that after writing about it on YD, we decided to host an exclusive giveaway for our readers giving them a chance to sample the world’s lightest shoes upfront. Five Hampers of 3-pairs each (15 shoes in total) are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow the contest rules below…

0 Contest Closes: October 30 2011, midnight.

Friday Giveaway: 15 Beyzacases Zero Series Cover for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Friday Giveaway: 15 Beyzacases Zero Series Cover for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

“Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.” Living up to this legacy of Steve Jobs, Beyzacases is out with the World’s Thinnest Zero Series Cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Protective gear that is sleek, handcrafted from genuine leather and really slim, you can win one of the 15 cases we are giving, by simply telling us why your iPhone needs the Beyzacases Zero Series Cover?

0 Contest Closed

Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Live, breathe and experience art, culture and most importantly the love of design at the Łódź Design Festival 2011! You may have attended design festivals and then some, but what you may have never experienced all this while is an event where design in its various versatile forms is applauded and celebrated with such enthusiasm! Win a 3-night stay at the Focus Hotel at Łódź, courtesy the Łódź Design Festival 2011. To know more, hit the jump.

0 Contest Closed

Beck's Green Box with Stephen Burks

Beck’s Green Box with Stephen Burks

Thirty internationally acclaimed artists are working round the clock to grace Beck’s Green Box with their works. We are talking about folks from London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Rome and Milan! An incredible 2m³ acrylic sculpture designed by the much-admired Jason Bruges, each box will house an exclusive work from each artist, one of which belongs to Stephen Burks. The thirty Green Boxes will form the world’s first Augmented Reality Gallery and in turn inspire creatives the world over to submit their own ideas for the project. YD caught up with Stephen for a quick chat and this is what he has to say…

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

Electrolux Design Lab Competition has this key element to it, which I respect a lot. It has the People’s Choice, where the general public gets a chance to vote for their favorite project from the shortlisted Top 8 Entries. The winner is given the coveted People’s Choice Award. Become a part of it; either enter the poll on their Facebook page or here. Be sure to catch our live coverage of the event on the 7th of September, 10:00 am London Time. Team Yanko Design will be there so stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Homepage for updates and exclusives!

Don’t be a Dinosaur, Join the IDSA Conference Today!

Don’t be a Dinosaur, Join the IDSA Conference Today!

You can’t afford to miss this year’s IDSA’s 2011 International Conference COMMUNITY: YOU.ME.WE Sept. 14-17, 2011 in New Orleans! The focus is on Community and speakers like Clay Shirky and Grant McCracken will give you insights on how consumers are shifting the conversation through engagement and participation. Other speakers include folks from YouTube, SENO etc. Today is the LAST DAY for Regular Registrations, so head over to IDSA and save your spot.

0 Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2011

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT is not limited to just being an amazing vodka brand, it also has artistic inclinations. Their latest collab is the ABSOLUT BLANK where the iconic ABSOLUT bottle proves to be a challenging canvas for 18 designers from varied backgrounds. The result are 18 exquisite creations that range from cutwork, artwork, lights installations to miniature crafts. We’ve compiled all 18 works into one gallery. You could win a personalized ABSOLUT BLANK piece of art, but rules apply.

0 Enter Here To Win

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Intelligent Mobility is the theme for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab and here are the Top 8 designs that made the cut. What’s really awesome about the whole process is that the designers get to present their case in front of an audience and do a little Q&A session with the grand jury. Keeping up with last year’s tradition of giving you live updates, tweets and pictures; this year too YD will be bring you the action LIVE from London! So bookmark September 7th, 2011; one innovative designer will be taking home 5000 Euros and paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.

0 Designers: Various

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) invites YOU!

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) invites YOU!

IDSA’s 2011 International Conference Community: You. Me. We. in New Orleans is the hotspot you want to earmark in your schedule. The event is taking place from 14th September to 17th September and is set to be the event of the year! Focusing on the Community theme, speakers like Clay Shirky and Grant McCracken will give you insights on how consumers are shifting the conversation through engagement and participation. Other speakers include folks from YouTube, SENO etc. On the cards is a chance for YOU to win free registrations and stay.

0 Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2011

The red dot gala Wrap Up!

The red dot gala Wrap Up!

We’re baaaa-aaaack!! Thanks for following our live feeds on Facebook & Twitter on July 4th as we reported directly from the 2011 red dot product design awards ceremony and Designers’ Night after party in Essen, Germany. We had a blast this year and hope you did too! Ah, now what other juicy info can we give you about this year’s red dot awards!?