Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

There is no other place, this time of the year that I’d like to be other than Munich. The pride of Bavaria played host to the 2014 iF Design Awards Ceremony. As media partners, YD was at the event, covering the Awards Night & Gala. We (Nancy Wang and I) got to see and meet some interesting people. Stefan Diez, Claus Potthoff, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Ralph Wiegmann, BMW Welt … ring a bell?

Graphic Tees Are The Best!

Graphic Tees Are The Best!

Barely a year old and the group of graphic designers from Sans Form have proved that they know the business of making the coolest Tees, posters, and shopping bags a possibility and a great success. As an independent label of wearable and printed products, Sans Form has created a lineage that reflects the idea of “simpler is better” through classy graphics and innovative visuals.

0 Designer: Sans Form [ Buy it Here ]

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

Its way past midnight as I file this report, I have just got back from a spectacular evening spent at the BMW Welt, Munich. BMW opened its doors to the iF Design Awarding Ceremony. Designers from all across the world were present for the event; about a thousand design-inspired folks were present at the event. Highlights of the evening was the 75 iF Design Award Gold winners who had come to collect their award. And of course the master of them all Ralph Wiegmann.

0 Designers: Various

Getting To Know Mr. Handsome + 4 with QWSTIONs

Getting To Know Mr. Handsome + 4 with QWSTIONs

I would like to play 20-questions with the team QWSTION, but it will be counterproductive. For one, I can’t stop staring at Matt (he’s so handsome) and secondly, I think like their motto of asking the right questions, I can get to know more with less. Last Monday I showcased two awesome bags by the Brady Bunch from the heart of Europe. Today I ask QWSTION some questions….read on…

0 Designers: QWSTION [ Buy it Here ]

Keep Learning: solidThinking Evolve 2014 – Webinar

Keep Learning: solidThinking Evolve 2014 – Webinar

Modeling and rendering has been taken to a new level thanks to the new solidThinking Evolve 2014. Key new features like New Construction Aids and Scene Management, Enhanced User Interface Options, Improved Modeling Tools and Live Linking to KeyShot, are an integral part of the system. To get more out of their offering, you can register for the free webinars that are being organized. In short, see how solidThinking Evolve can help you develop better products on PC or Mac!

0 Register for Webinar Here: March 11, 2014

QWSTION Likes to Question The Norm

QWSTION Likes to Question The Norm

As an urban jet setter there are times when I see my life falling apart because I invested in the wrong gear. There is only so much that a bag can do and you can’t really reinvent it! So what about my needs of a bag that is between haute fashion and functionality? Something that is sustainable, high on utility and design, something that will suit my metrosexual sensibilities. That is my QWSTION!

0 Designer: QWSTION [ Buy it Here ]

A' Design Awards & Competition - Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition is for designers, innovators and companies that want the world and their peers to acknowledge their designer brilliance. The awards offers intense publicity to award winning designs. One of the missions of the awards is to bring together designers, companies and the press. You can participate in categories as diverse as Furniture, Packaging, Lighting, Digital and Electronic Devices, Energy Products and Home Appliance Designs amongst others.

0 Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2014

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept One-Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept One-Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE

UPDATE: The Promo is closed, 2459 codes were given.

The One-Hour Free Registration Window is now LIVE!

International. Prestigious. Recognized.

The window to fame is here, 2014 Red Dot Award: Design Concept free registration window is now live. The link will be active for one hour only, so be sure to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 14th March 2014.

All That Jazz And Lights

All That Jazz And Lights

It is hard for the Sparkbeats iPhone Case to get lost in the sea of designs being created on a daily basis. First off it features an original design that I have yet to see anywhere. Secondly it turns your camera flash into a stream of light, the only thing missing is some music! Without being too much of a burden on the battery, the Patented technology used in the cover requires no external LED and battery. How cool is that!

0 Designer: Sparkbeats [ Buy it Here ]

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window

The One-Hour Free Registration Window is back with a bang!

Calling all ye young designers who spend countless hours designing creative and innovative projects, this is your chance to claim fame! To enter the 2014 Red Dot Award: Design Concept, simply come back to Yanko Design on the 16th of February between 8:00 am and 9:00 am PST to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 14th March 2014.

0 1-hour Free Registration Window: 16th Feb 2014; 8-9 am PST

A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Strap on your boots – in this case, I should say your creative spirit and head straight to The A’ Design Award and Competition. It is one of the worlds’ most prestigious design accolades that bring together architects, designers, artists, companies and media members. The A’ Design Competition is all about the best designs worldwide and their sole aim is to provide them publicity, fame, credibility and recognition through international press coverage and exhibitions.

0 Last Date: February 28, 2014

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 ]