IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDEA 2014 is in full swing and the regular entry period ends on Feb. 14! Yes, you have a date with destiny. Winners receive prestige, bragging rights and international media coverage, moreover don’t wait any longer—finish up your entries, and submit them before entry fees increase. Want to know some sure-fire ways to win this year? Hit the jump, cause I’ve got some handy tips for you inside.

0 Regular application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

Creative Calculation With Sharpened Pencils

Creative Calculation With Sharpened Pencils

Can creative output really be measured? Yes, the pencil shavings collected in the Sharpner Jar tell the story of your efforts, even if there’s nothing final to show for the time spent. This measurable “creative data” proves to colleagues, employers, friends, family, and—most importantly—yourself that work was accomplished, useful or not.

0 Designer: Craighton Berman [ Buy it Here ]

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

The jury lineup for the 2014 red dot design award: product design is phenomenal! USB flash stick’s innovator and YD’s Design Strategist, Hideshi Hamaguchi, Shoe Mogul Jimmy Choo, my fav designer from Hong Kong, Vivien Chen and stalwart like Gordon Bruce are just a few of the eminent panelists. The absolute LAST DATE to participate is 5th February, which means you are really cutting it close…so just rush right now!

0 Last Date: 5th February 2014

CKIE Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day, Discount Included!

CKIE Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day, Discount Included!

While some hearts are going a flutter at the thought of receiving a romantic Valentine’s Day Gift, many of you, I know are still trying to figure out – What do I get?!?!? Fret not; CKIE is here to your rescue… A Special Valentine’s Day gift mix has been shortlisted here for you. Gifts for HIM and Gifts for HER, the whole nine yards! What’s more, use the Discount Code mentioned inside and save 20%

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win a Biology-Inspired Scarf, Bow Tie, or Necktie by Cerebella Design

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win a Biology-Inspired Scarf, Bow Tie, or Necktie by Cerebella Design

Designer Ariele Faber has carved an innovative path in the field of pattern design. Her brainchild, Cerebella Design, brings to life the beautiful details of specimens as viewed under the microscope that are often invisible to the naked eye—until now. Each of the items you see here were inspired by biological samples that made their way from the science lab to the art studio. This Valentine’s Day get a chance to WIN neckwear of your choice by simply answering the question below!

0 Contest Closes: 29th Jan midnight PST

The Elegant Simplicity Of Growing Plants

The Elegant Simplicity Of Growing Plants

Like many, I tend to bury my green-thumb aspirations because I don’t have the time or the expertise to manage houseplants. I was looking for tools that could help people like me grow more than just those good-luck bamboo plants when I found the OPUS GARTEN. Michael Good, the man behind the successful Kickstarter BIGrootcup Campaign is out with this new line of indoor gardening products that promise to make indoor gardening fun and easy. Let’s look at in-depth.

0 Designer: Micheal Good of good3studio [ Buy it Here ]

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

I have yet to come across a person who has not been impacted by the power of music. It can take you up and make you reach for the stars! The Auris skye is WiFi music receiver for your music dock designed to soundtrack your life. It plays your favorite tunes from your iPhone Android, Windows Phone or iTunes via AirPlay and DLNA. Love the sound of it!

0 Designer: Auris [ Buy it Here ]

The Comfortable You With MeUndies

The Comfortable You With MeUndies

Our review about MeUndies back in the day got in so many rave reviews that it’s kind of become a must-have in our wardrobe. This is mainly because MeUndies not only just makes underwear for men and women; yes you can pick matching one’s for you and your girlfriend (or BF). Their product line also includes premium basics like T-shirts, socks and more.

0 MeUndies: 25% Discount Code Inside [ Buy it Here ]

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.

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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 ]