WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Takashi Yamada has been a jury member of the red dot award: design concept for the past two years. As a person who has seen the inside of how it all works, trust me this is one competition you do not want to miss. Name, fame, recognition and instant key to the doors of opportunities are some of the many perks. I love Tak’s interview that they captured, which can be seen after the jump; incase you are wondering, the backdrop is of the permanent Tupperware exhibition at the red dot museum in Singapore.

0 Early Bird Closes: 29 January 2014

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Candid With Ken Koo – Why is form and function important to design?

Greetings everyone! Trust you had a great party these past two days. Team YD wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year. First off, thank you very much for embracing Ken’s last chit-chat with me as a special treat. You guys loved him as much as I do! So here is another session of getting Candid With Ken Koo where he and I discuss why is form and function important to design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

If you are looking at ignoring Steve Job’s recommendation of a completely naked iPhone (iPhone5 / 5S or Samsung Galaxy S4), then we can help you out! Santa’s giving away 15 Autograph Leather Skins that have been lovingly crafted by Truffol. Just let him know which other smartphone make/model you would like Truffol to dress up and in what color.

0 Contest Closes: 22nd Dec Midnight PST

Articulate 2.0 – Peace of Mind and Wallet!

Articulate 2.0 – Peace of Mind and Wallet!

RFID chips are supposed to make life easier for us every time we use Credit Cards, Club Cards or the kinds. The truth is that the same very cards can lead to identity theft and we won’t even know it! Before you get surprised, surprise your attacker by blocking out critical information that kinda beams out from your wallet all the time! Take it one step forward; don’t just settle for any wallet … do it the right way with an Articulate wallet 2.0

0 Designers: Kevin & Kramer [ Buy it Here ]

Get All Glove.ly This Season – WIN 5 Classic Touch Screen Gloves

Get All Glove.ly This Season – WIN 5 Classic Touch Screen Gloves

Are you seriously going to risk frosted-fingers because you can’t use your smartphone with regular gloves? Think innovative and think design…think Glove.ly! Exceptionally inventive and warm, Glove.ly are stylish gloves that invisibly work with your touchscreen. The innovative quotient is upped thanks to the special fibers sewn throughout the glove, that make it possible to use them with an iPhone, iPad, Samsung or any other touchscreen device! Hit the jump to know how you can WIN one!

0 Contest Closes: 19th December Midnight PST

Autograph The Best

Autograph The Best

Steve Jobs may have intended the iPhone to be carried naked because of its Good Design, but he probably didn’t take into consideration the elements, butter fingers and our need to luxe things up. Thankfully we have a few designers who understand our needs and Truffol is one of them. Sexing up the iPhone5 / 5S and the Samsung GalaxyS4 is a much easier thing thanks to their latest Personalized Leather Skin Series called the Autograph.

0 Designer: Truffol [ Buy it Here ]

Fliders Can Save Our Office Mouse!

Fliders Can Save Our Office Mouse!

YD has recently moved from a virtual office setup to an actual office setup. As design advocates we had to reflect modern design in our office, so we got our team Apple gear. New iMac, iPad mini…the whole nine yards! We teamed our mouse with expensive aluminum mouse pads, only to realize that expensive doesn’t mean quality. Yes, our Magic Mouse is now ruined, too bad we found out about Fliders so late!

0 20% Discount Code Inside!

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog's Michal Hrk

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog’s Michal Hrk

Sundog Creative Director, Michal Hrk and solidThinking have got together to bring you a free webinar on how to move from an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize new products with realistic renderings, before exporting the digital models required by others in the product development process. The event will last for about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

0 Webinar: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — 11:00am PDT

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 5 - Gift Ideas For The Vacationer

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 5 – Gift Ideas For The Vacationer

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 8th Dec, midnight PST

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 6th Dec, midnight PST

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 - Gift Ideas For The Foodie

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 – Gift Ideas For The Foodie

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 5th Dec, midnight PST

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 2- Gift Ideas For The Connoisseur

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 2- Gift Ideas For The Connoisseur

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 4th Dec, midnight PST