Giveaway: Cinetics SmartMount and MiniSkates Pro For Camera and Smartphones

Giveaway: Cinetics SmartMount and MiniSkates Pro For Camera and Smartphones

Bless technology for making a photographer out of all of us, and bless accessories that add in refinements to make us look like pros, even though we are amateurs. I am talking about accessories like Cinetics SmartMount and MiniSkates Pro Camera Mounts. Today, stand a chance to WIN a Cinetics product and click creative photographs!

0 Contest Closes: 4 June midnight PST

Giveaway: Aviiq Portable Charging Station Mini Folio

Giveaway: Aviiq Portable Charging Station Mini Folio

I spent most of May on the road in US, on a family vacation and while I really enjoyed being empowered with gadgets (2 laptops, 1 iPad, 3 smartphones, 1 camera, 2 iPods), charging them on a daily basis was a nightmare. Wires, plugs… and remembering to pack all of it at each destination…you get the drift right! I wish I had travelled with AViiQ EVOUNI Portable Charging Station Folio, the perfect solution. Now, you can WIN one!

0 Contest Closes: 3rd June midnight

TouchOfModern Weekend + 2 Days Of Giveaways

TouchOfModern Weekend + 2 Days Of Giveaways

TouchOfModern is back with a bang this summer bringing some really awesome goodies for Yanko Design readers. This weekend stand a chance to win the extremely innovative Cubedge EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speakers. TouchOfModern is a popular spot that showcases talented designers and their cutting-edge products, which can be snapped up at members-only prices. WIN the Cubedge EDGE.sound Wireless Speakers this weekend….

0 Contest Closes: 2 June, midnight PST.

iFace Sensationalizes Samsung Galaxy S4

iFace Sensationalizes Samsung Galaxy S4

There are covers that promise to protect your Smartphones from scratches and the elements and then there is the iFace Sensation. This specialized cover for the Samsung Galaxy S4 not only protects from the phone from everyday bustle but also keeps it secure during accidental falls. If Murphy’s Law kicks in, then the chances of your phone surviving the fall are slim. However due to the anti shock function of the iFace Sensation, your phone has the best chance of survival.

0 Designer: iFace [ Buy it Here ]

Dressing Up The Floors

Dressing Up The Floors

Designer Rugs has garnered an internationally acclaimed reputation for their meticulously handcrafted rugs. Exhibiting in New York for the first time at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 18-21, New York), visitors will have the opportunity to view a carefully curated capsule collection that highlights their extraordinary passion and craftsmanship.

0 Visit Designer Rugs at: ICFF, Stand 1348 from May 18

Freedom To Draw, To Create, To Rest My Hand On The iPad

Freedom To Draw, To Create, To Rest My Hand On The iPad

We are well aware that Adonit is set on making tools that help creative people stay creative, even on the go. With our increased dependency on tablets like the iPad and innovative apps, drawing and sketching on using technology is a natural extension of who we are now. The latest Jot 4 Stylus overcomes many of the obstacles that were posed earlier, thanks to innovative solutions like Palm Rejection.

0 Designer: Adonit [ Buy it Here ]

8 Reasons To Turn To Solar Energy

8 Reasons To Turn To Solar Energy

Humans have been harnessing radiant hear from the sun since times immemorial. A host of ever-changing and evolutionary technologies have helped us stake claim on solar power, which is free and abundant. Active solar techniques like the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors and Passive solar techniques like constructing buildings oriented towards the sun are the two methods that most designers consider whilst integrating solar energy into their design.

0 Designers: Various

McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

With BaselWorld just round the bend, we are seeing a lot of innovative watches making an appearance. The ones that really get me ticking are the ones with movements that are special. For example the three new editions to the Project 2 Watches by Refined Hardware: McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Editions. All three of them host a Flying Tourbillon and come in three distinctive versions.

0 Designer: Refined Hardware [ Buy it Here ]

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

The main objective behind the iF concept design awards is to foster young talent and help them bloom. Grooming them to become the next big change in the product design field. 2013 saw some really interesting concepts take vision and follow the unchartered path of innovation. Here is a look at twenty of the most striking projects (out of the 100 Winners) this year. The full list is available here.

0 Designers: Various

Best Of A' Design Awards & Competition 2013

Best Of A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013

As a strong advocate of participating in competitions, I am really humbled by the enthusiasm and results of this year’s A’ Design Awards & Competition. I believe that competitions not only act as a measure for your own caliber but also validate your potential against others on an international scale. More than that, platforms like the A’ Design Awards & Competition, offer publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture. So congratulations winners!

0 Designers: Various

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

April is a month of frenzy in the world of watches, mainly because of Baselworld, the Mecca for watch-enthusiasts. Living up to the expectations, is San Francisco-based luxury watch startup Xetum Automatic Watches with their latest offering, the Xetum Kendrick. While I appreciate well-designed watches very much, I am more passionate about the ones that tell a story. The good news is that Xetum Kendrick is both well designed and has a good story to tell.

0 Xetum Automatic Watches [ Buy it Here ]

Friday Giveaway: Unit Portables Unit 15 Backpack from AC Gears

Friday Giveaway: Unit Portables Unit 15 Backpack from AC Gears

You will have to agree with me that AC Gears brings in new innovative products to the US, not just in electronics but also in lifestyle goods. Their connection to the Unit Portables brand is deep and I love them for their commitment to enriching our daily experiences with bags. This weekend stand a chance to WIN the utilitarian Unit 15 Backpack. Hit the jump for more info.

0 Contest Closed

Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

From more than 1700 entries this year, Electrolux Design Lab has shortlisted 100 entries. The submissions encompass 3D printing technology, wearable appliance accessories, concepts that reflect our memories and highlight our senses, new integrated solutions as well as smart technology in social cooking solutions. All of the 100 Entries are hungry for your VOTE, so that they can move to Stage 3.

0 Voting Deadline: 12th May 23:59 CET