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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

red dot design award is a very prestigious design competition and a great resource base for conceptual design. Winning the competition catapults you to instant fame and recognition amongst your peers and the design community. red dot usually has certain benchmarks for submission and registration is one of them. We are now at the regular registration phase and here is an opportunity for you to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

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2011 Skyscraper Competition, Top 35

2011 Skyscraper Competition, Top 35

The 2011 Skyscraper Competition is an endeavor to revolutionize efforts, vision and passion that architects put into building our future infrastructure. The projects have been adjudged for their use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. Hosted by the eVolo Magazine, the focus of the jury has been to pick out those ideas that understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

0 Designers: Various

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

We have come a long way from using crude materials like reeds, bags made from animals and wooden boxes for packaging. Modern packaging needs to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform and sell. It needs to be clever, attractive, sustainable and innovative. One of the driving forces in this field is Henkel. There’s an open call for The Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest. Winner gets 3,000 euros and instant bragging rights. Register here!

0 Last Date For Submissions: 18th March 2011

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

A quick reminder to all you designers out there, the 2011 IDEA Awards registrations are about to close. The extended entry period is up to 13th February. Student designers please note that all late registration fees are being waived off, especially for you. The IDSA IDEA awards have been called “the Oscar’s of design” …and for good reason! IDEA award winners are deemed such shining examples of design excellence that for the 2nd year in a row the Henry Ford will house IDEA winners in its private collection! This year Yanko Design is one of the Media Partners and want you to participate and WIN!

0 Registrations Close: 13th February, 2011, 11:59 PT

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

One of the most nail-biting moments of my life was seeing the 8 Finalists of 2010 Electrolux Design Lab explaining their projects to some very inquisitive judges. It is one thing to just submit concepts on paper for evaluation and another thing to defend your views, stand your ground and come out triumphant! This is what Electrolux Design Lab is all about, standing up for your convictions! The 2011 competition is looking for you to offer Intelligent Mobility solutions for cooking, storing food and cleaning up whilst using existing technologies.

0 Entries Close: Sunday May 1, 2011, 23:59