Ten Innovative Ways to do the Laundry

Ten Innovative Ways to do the Laundry

Ask anyone what is the most dreadful household chore they have to do, and unanimously we hear, it’s the Laundry! Washing dishes comes a close second, but we’ll deal with that later. For now lets take a look at ten innovative and futuristic methods of doing laundry, with the possibility of making them a fun chore! Yeah right!

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Friday Giveaway: Limited Edition TOKYObay DIY Watch Kit

Friday Giveaway: Limited Edition TOKYObay DIY Watch Kit

How about spending a great weekend constructing with a DIY project where you get to customize a really cool watch that speaks to your style! TOKYObay is out to get you all excited with their Limited Edition DIY Watch Kit, which has 8 different looks perfect for work or weekend…and guess what? It’s for you to WIN! Simply tell us why you are the one who should win this amazing kit!

0 Contest Closes: 13th March 2011, 11:59 pm PST

10 Paradigm Shifting Battery Concepts

10 Paradigm Shifting Battery Concepts

The quest to make batteries last longer has led to some interesting concepts. The focus haa narrowed mainly to two areas: capacity and recharge. Here is a look at 10 paradigm shifting battery concepts, many with some added whacky functionality.

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Apple Fanboys Here’s Your Chance To Win Beyza Cases Gear Worth € 500

Apple Fanboys Here’s Your Chance To Win Beyza Cases Gear Worth € 500

YD’ers, you are a lucky bunch and I’m flushed with envy! Here is an amazing opportunity to win classy Beyza Cases gear for your Apple goodies. To win an iPhone 4 “ID Slim” Case, iPhone 4 SlimLine “Classic” Case, iPad “Slim Bag” Series Sleeves & Slim Messenger Bag – collectively worth € 500, simply tell us two words that describe this collection. Elegant and uber-chic come to mind but unfortunately I can’t participate in this giveaway; YOU CAN!

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The FLUD is Here

The FLUD is Here

We finally made it to my personal favorite iPad reader app The FLUD! Make sure you grab the latest update and add our feed because it is lookin’ mad sexy. It’s awesome to be included amongst our friends at Notcot and Fubiz. If you prefer to FLUD on the go, the iPhone version should hit the streets in a few weeks.

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Chris Burns Has Left the Building

Chris Burns Has Left the Building

This is my third attempt at writing a farewell for my friend and colleague Chris Burns, and I just can’t get my words right. How is it possible to sum up a relationship with a person I’ve never met, spoken to for an hour on Skype but chatted with on AIM for innumerable hours? Come Monday 14th February 2011, Chris will no longer be writing for Yanko Design. I guess it’s harder for me to let go of him because he had become an integral part of my life. He’s been around to help me through my mistakes and cheered me on when I scored a winning writeup.

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The Very Urban Heist

The Very Urban Heist

Crumpler, an Australian bag company, creates chic and smart urban bags, particularly their Heist Collection. The range is an ode to the working professional who doesn’t believe in sacrificing style. Each of the four Heist bags are designed to carry your tech gear and accommodates a 15 or 17 inch Macbook. A common thread between all four bags is a padded laptop sleeve, two internal pockets and a zipped external pocket.

0 Designer: Crumpler [ Buy it Here ]

Colorful Beginning to 2011

Colorful Beginning to 2011

All those who expected 2011 to be a dull year, you’re in for a rude shock. Everyday from Jan to December is as colorful as the rainbow! Rather set in a pattern of CMYK color fade called Chromo – a delightful Protein CMYK Color Fade 2011 Calendar that cleverly maps the 29.5-day lunar month. Available in portrait and landscape, this plastic coated ready-memo measures 120cm x 42cm. It comes bundled with a non-permanent marker, which I think is quite thoughtful! Happy Colorful February everyone for just £15!

0 Designer: William Rowe for Protein [ Buy it Here ]

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

We have come a long way from using crude materials like reeds, bags made from animals and wooden boxes for packaging. Modern packaging needs to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform and sell. It needs to be clever, attractive, sustainable and innovative. One of the driving forces in this field is Henkel. There’s an open call for The Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest. Winner gets 3,000 euros and instant bragging rights. Register here!

0 Last Date For Submissions: 18th March 2011

Valentines Giveaway: Limited Edition The Herbas + The Freckle CNY Bags

Valentines Giveaway: Limited Edition The Herbas + The Freckle CNY Bags

Crumpler bags are strong & reliable companions that protect your gear with equal amount of TLC as we do. Since this is the season of love we can’ t think of anything more appropriate than their Limited Edition Chinese New Year Collection (CNY) as our Valentine’ s Giveaway! What’ s common to both the festivities is the color red; a color that signifies love, good fortune and joy. To win the exclusive one-off CNY Herbas & Freckle bags for your Valentine, simply tell us which Crumpler Chinese New Year Collection bag you would pick for yourself and why.

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2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

One of the most nail-biting moments of my life was seeing the 8 Finalists of 2010 Electrolux Design Lab explaining their projects to some very inquisitive judges. It is one thing to just submit concepts on paper for evaluation and another thing to defend your views, stand your ground and come out triumphant! This is what Electrolux Design Lab is all about, standing up for your convictions! The 2011 competition is looking for you to offer Intelligent Mobility solutions for cooking, storing food and cleaning up whilst using existing technologies.

0 Entries Close: Sunday May 1, 2011, 23:59

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

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

Today marks the end of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The results will be out soon and all our best wishes to the 300 students who have made the cut. The final lap has some conversational pieces, like the broom that snaps up tall or the innovative currency coin redesign. Let us know project caught your fancy! Incase you need to refresh your memory, have a look at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, before you decide.

0 Results will be out soon!

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

It’s all right to have a competitive streak in you if that’s one of the reasons why you compete. However in the business of art and design most of the time it’s for the love of creativity and recognition that we seek such challenges. Art Stars Design Competition hosted by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren is an opportunity to show off your skills and hang out with mega mentors like Jasper Joffe, Alëxone, & CASE in their studio for a week! You also get to take home a €1,000 commission prize with €500 for material costs.

0 Last Date: 4th February 2011