Five reasons to Ink Me!

Five reasons to Ink Me!

I have always been a stationery fan and have been vocal about it on Yanko Design. Today, I look back upon my favorite muse, the mighty pen in all its innovative avatars. Of course, the credit goes to you designers for thinking out of the box and pushing the envelope on creativity. Just for the sake of integrity and in true spirit of good design, the selection here is based on the highest hits each post got.

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7 Reasons to Get Back into the Kitchen and Cook!

7 Reasons to Get Back into the Kitchen and Cook!

Just like me, you have been hibernating all this winter long, dreading to do the dishes and at the most making some hot cocoa. Well, time to pull up the socks and greet Spring, and bring home the freshness from the woods. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey and Nigella … move aside, because I give my folks these inspiring implements that can make your innovative recipes a charm! Let’s get back into the kitchen folks!

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Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

Best of Best: Top 30 Posts on Yanko Design, 2014

As Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, 2014 has been a year of acquiring more imagination than anything else. For dreamers are the crazy lot that can achieve the impossible! The world of design saw dreamers translating their imagination into path breaking innovations; the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch serve as a good example. At Yanko Design we saw some clever inspiring designs, and we’d like to recap them for you. Here’s the Top 30 Designs from 2014 … take a look…

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The Mother Of Concept Designs – Party Hard with 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept

The Mother Of Concept Designs – Party Hard with 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept

Entering into its first decade, the Red Dot Awards: Design Concept has everything to be proud about. The size it’s grown to, the power it exudes, the accomplishments that the winners achieve and the impact of the win are magnanimous. Was I expecting this year to be different – possibly – however I was bracing myself for an evening where winners would sashay the red carpet, break into a victory gig and then collect their well deserved prizes.

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Fancy Five

Fancy Five

Besides being a design competition that recognizes some of the amazing talents from across the globe, the Red Dot Awards is also a resource pool of new ideas and innovative products. Products that inspire us and designs that we can own. Here is a quick recap of five products that caught our fancy from the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Product Design.

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iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

As Steve Jobs puts is, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” and we cannot help but being big-time fans of innovators. Imagination, inspiration and discovering the possibilities of our own thinking, is what Yanko Design is all about. It’s only natural that we become the seeding ground for innovations. Here is a teaser of what to expect from this year’s design thinkers; select sixty designs from the shortlisted 300 entries of the iF Concept Design Awards 2014.

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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.

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Yanko Design Top 50 - Best of 2013

Yanko Design Top 50 – Best of 2013

If we reflect upon the trends predicted for 2013, then some of the prophecies have come true. For example, Contextual Design is no longer a buzzword and neither is it just restricted to user application. With research tools at their easy disposal, a consumer is no longer taken in by marketing ploys. Authenticity in the design, value, emotional context and above all simplicity; designs that reflect these core ethics have made their place in the free market.

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Best of Appliances in 2013

Best of Appliances in 2013

We love our coffee! Period. Of all the innovative cook-tops, washing machines and cleaners, the java maker has won the competition hands down. Three out of the ten most inventive appliance concepts from 2013 has something to do with coffee. Nothing like a steaming cuppa brew to get the day going! Here’s the recap for you to follow…

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Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

Best of Bathroom Concepts in 2013

When you got you go…you got to go! But after you’re done and take stock of your environment, then it really sinks in, are you using a classy bathroom or is it just another crappy (pun intended) place to relive yourself? Truth is, we all love innovations in the bathroom space, be it a tushy-warming toilet seat or a high-tech bath. 2013 saw some radicle trends that addressed the space crunch by merging the living and bathing space, as well as elegance in designing techniques.

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Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct visions the designers wow-ed us with their approach. Here is a quick recap of the watch concepts that you loved and wished adorned your wrist…or finger! Take a look…

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Best of Transportation Design in 2013

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

It’s that time of the year when we sit back, relax and reflect on the year gone by. 2014 is fast approaching and here is a quick recap of the Ten Most Amazing Designs in the field of Transportation. Interesting to note that cars didn’t quite make the cut, instead bikes, alternate modes and bicycles made a splash. Free market is such a fun space; you never know how people will react and what catches their fancy! Stay tuned for more creative insights tomorrow.

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Top Picks from IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2013

Top Picks from IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2013

We are pretty excited to be a part of the upcoming IDSA Conference in Chicago – Breaking The Rules. Hopefully we get to meet you there. Although it’s in August, it will be wise to register right away. Moving on, here is a quick recap of some of the award-winning designs. Let us know what you think!

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