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.

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