Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

Singapore Calling – Live Coverage of the 2011 red dot concept design

One of the biggest highlights of the red dot presentation ceremony in Singapore is the catwalk that the winners do. As they take center-stage, rejoice and strut their booty, YD will be there to capture each and every moment of their glory! Facebook, Twitter and this very homepage will be your window to Singapore! Come, take a peek….

0 Live Coverage: 25th November 2011, 6:30 pm onwards (Singapore Time; 2:30 am PST)

Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Hey kids. Want an opportunity to design a “noo watch” and win up to $2,500? NOOKA is partnering with MESH01 to create a competition exploring what new expressions the form of a time keeping device can take. I know a lot of you have wonderful ideas just waiting to leave that brainy brain of yours. You’ve got until October 11 so get to designing! It’s last minute but I know all of you are used to working under pressure. In fact, some of your best work probably comes from there. Hit up MESH01 for full contest details.

0 Competition: MESH01

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

People’s Choice: Pick Your Winner for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab

Electrolux Design Lab Competition has this key element to it, which I respect a lot. It has the People’s Choice, where the general public gets a chance to vote for their favorite project from the shortlisted Top 8 Entries. The winner is given the coveted People’s Choice Award. Become a part of it; either enter the poll on their Facebook page or here. Be sure to catch our live coverage of the event on the 7th of September, 10:00 am London Time. Team Yanko Design will be there so stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Homepage for updates and exclusives!

Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Trois!

Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Trois!

Congrats to last week’s winner! If you didn’t win, here’s a third opportunity to win a Nooka Zub Zirc with a custom YD emblem watch strap. To enter, write a haiku about Nooka. Be creative and enter in comments. One winner will be chosen this Saturday so stop everything you’re doing even it’s work and get to writing!

0 Sponsor: Nooka, Contest ends 8/13

Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Deux!

Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Deux!

Big congrats to Benji for winning last week’s giveaway but here’s another chance to win a custom Nooka Zub Zirc with the YD emblem watchband. To enter, snap a photo of your barren wrist with the words “Nooka watch goes here” and post a link to it in comments. You’ve got til’ Friday the 29th. One random winner will receive the aforementioned custom Zub Zirc.

0 Sponsor: Nooka, Contest ends 07/29

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists – Top 8

Intelligent Mobility is the theme for 2011 Electrolux Design Lab and here are the Top 8 designs that made the cut. What’s really awesome about the whole process is that the designers get to present their case in front of an audience and do a little Q&A session with the grand jury. Keeping up with last year’s tradition of giving you live updates, tweets and pictures; this year too YD will be bring you the action LIVE from London! So bookmark September 7th, 2011; one innovative designer will be taking home 5000 Euros and paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.

0 Designers: Various

Custom Nooka Zub Zirc YD Giveaway

Custom Nooka Zub Zirc YD Giveaway

Hey kids, hope you had a wonderful weekend, but don’t let Mondays get you down because we’ve been hard at work with the awesome elves at Nooka to bring you this custom Nooka Zub Zirc watch monogrammed with the YD logo. There are only FIVE in the world and here’s your chance to win one. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me which Nooka watch and color is your favorite. You have until Friday the 15th.

0 Sponsor: Nooka, Contest ends 07/15

Our Picks from the 2011 red dot awards!

Our Picks from the 2011 red dot awards!

Nearly 4500 entries were submitted for the 2011 red dot judges to review! After a meticulous, hands-on study of each submitted product they finally narrowed it down to 793 winners of the “red dot” award, 154 “honourable mention” award winners, as well as 59 “best of the best” awards reserved for well… the best of the best! We’re impressed that the judges tackled 4500 original entries when we could barely keep our hands off all 900+ winning designs! We did, however, manage to narrow it down to 10 that we just couldn’t keep our eyes off of…

Sharp Dressed Man, ShirtsMyWay Contest

Sharp Dressed Man, ShirtsMyWay Contest

One of the most commonly asked questions regard my advice to new, fresh faced, dough-eyed designers. INVEST in a tailored dress shirt! It’s an ironic piece of menswear because it’s conformist yet can set you apart from a sea of ubiquity, plus there’s nothing sharper than a man with a custom tailored shirt. We’ve teamed up with ShirtsMyWay to give one $200 gift certificate to use on their site. To enter, go to ShirtsMyWay, pick a fabric you like and leave it in comments here. We’ll announce the winner June 17. Open worldwide!

0 ShirtsMyWay $200 Contest

Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2011

Top 25 Entries of Electrolux Design Lab 2011

Intelligent Mobility, Scandinavian Design Sensibilities and Existing Technologies were the key words for consideration while designing the Electrolux Design Lab entries for 2011. For booty of 5,000 Euros and six-months paid internship, thousands of designers set to the task of designing appliances that can be used at home and beyond. Looking at the shortlisted 25 entries it’s really hard to predict which one will wear the crown. Last year’s winner Peter Alwin pitched the bar up high with his Snail Concept; this year the competition gets tougher, so good luck designers!

0 Designers: Various

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

I envy you designers and your creative flair when using 3-D software like solidThinking. Some of those natural renders are so amazing that you can actually win some worthy accolades! For sure it’s that time of the year when solidThinking is running their Design Competition! The only thing standing between you and $5,000 USD, a solidThinking 8.5 Inspired commercial license, is you creative intent! Hit the jump for Rules and Info.

0 Competition Closes: September 30, 2011, 11:59 pm ET

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners!

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners!

Thanks to everyone (300+) who pledged never to buy plastic bottled water again. Even if you didn’t win, I urge you to keep to your pledge. Thanks to our sponsor Nice Reusables. Here are the 5 winners. Please send me your mailing address along with which ALEX Bottle color you prefer to long.tran (at) yankodesign (dot) com.

Aaron M Gould, Marco Klobas, Jake Hayden, Naomi Shapiro, Brian Lange

0 Sponsor: Nice Reusables

Win an ALEX Bottle!

Win an ALEX Bottle!

I know it’s hard to embrace being “lean and green” in this new eco-culture but there’s one thing you can do to help and that’s to stop using plastic water bottles. It takes 24 million gallons of oil to produce a billion plastic bottles. 80% are not recycled and take 700 years to decompose. The deadly BPA compound in these bottles is found to be extremely hazardous and already banned in some countries. We’ve teamed up with Nice Reusables to giveaway 5 of their ALEX bottles if you make us a promise. Hit the jump for details.

0 Sponsor: Nice Reusables, Commenting closed. Thanks!