Herman Miller Launches Why Design Series, Profiles Yves Behar

Herman Miller Launches Why Design Series, Profiles Yves Behar

Herman Miller just launched a new video series called Why Design. Each week profiles a designer. This week’s profile features Yves Behar. What makes him tick, how he works and answers that question – why design? Hit the jump for the video.

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Frog Hosts 3rd Annual Portfolio Slam

Frog Hosts 3rd Annual Portfolio Slam

What’s a portfolio slam? It’s an open call for all design, research and technology talent to show your portfolio to Frog and participate in an open discussion about your ideas. This year it’s being held in Munich at the Brandhorst Museum on September 17, 2012 from 16:00 – 20:00. If any of you go, let us know how it went. We’d love to feature you! More info here.

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Nooka Launches Innovator Series

Nooka Launches Innovator Series

Nooka recently launched the first series of ongoing conversations and interviews with some of the world’s most influential innovators and thinkers. The first edition contains jeweled tidbits from Dennis Crowley – co-founder of Foursquare, Natasha Jen – Pentagram’s newest partner with clients ranging from Nike to the Guggenheim, and Shaun Ross – male model whose albino genetic proclivity have turned the idea of beauty upside down in the fashion industry.

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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.

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Herman Miller Showcases 5 California Architects

Herman Miller Showcases 5 California Architects

Herman Miller recently launched a new section of their website called POV (point of view). The website includes stunning photography and exclusive video interviews with architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, Kim Coleman, James Meyer, Jim Jennings and John Friedman. What a beautiful way to check out these inspired spaces. I may have to visit them all. There’s also a contest to win Julius Shulman’s “Modernism Rediscovered”- a collection from the photographer’s personal archives.

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Volvo Unveils Concept Universe Car

Volvo Unveils Concept Universe Car

Today, at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo Cars visualises a masterpiece of Scandinavian design, inspired by Chinese philosophy. Concept Universe is Volvo’s most luxurious creation ever, and the brand’s answer to the question: “What is a beautiful car?” With this sculptural and luminary design study, Volvo wants to test a possible new design direction for the brand since it was acquired by Geely.

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Our First Show and We've Got Prizes!

Our First Show and We’ve Got Prizes!

Surprise! We’re now coming to you in a series of web videos hosted by yours truly and the amazing Troy Turner. What was supposed to be a live show ended up being pre-recorded because of technical difficulties. Good thing too because there were about 101 f*cks-ups along the way. How the hell does Oprah do it?!? I think it turned out pretty well. Be gentle and hit the jump!

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30 Days of Simple, Win simplehuman Products!

30 Days of Simple, Win simplehuman Products!

There’s design and then there’s smart design. simplehuman falls into the latter. I’ve been a huge fan ever since I decided my daily menial tasks could be more efficient simply by getting “simple.” When objects take up too much space and design isn’t used to improve one’s quality of life, you end up with stressors. simplehuman “gets” it and they’ve launched a new campaign where all of you can get it too – 30 Days of Simple.

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How You Can Help Japan

How You Can Help Japan

So many of you have reached out to us with kind words and condolences. As many of you know YD has roots in Japan. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts but want to rally the design community to help the victims. Here are several ways to help and please spread the word. Share this post, tweet it, post it on Facebook and blog it. Lets get the word out.

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The FLUD is Here

The FLUD is Here

We finally made it to my personal favorite iPad reader app The FLUD! Make sure you grab the latest update and add our feed because it is lookin’ mad sexy. It’s awesome to be included amongst our friends at Notcot and Fubiz. If you prefer to FLUD on the go, the iPhone version should hit the streets in a few weeks.

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Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Have you heard? No, the bird is not the word. Yanko Design is featured on Pulse, an awesome news reader app available for iOS and Android. Already have Pulse? Make sure to add us. We look pretty good on there and bias aside, we’re pushing the best content in ID bar none. Right? RIGHT? Any current Pulsers out there? Raise your hand.

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Mercedes-Benz Embraces Sculptural Experimentation

Mercedes-Benz Embraces Sculptural Experimentation

The designers at the big MB are pushing the limits of automotive design by embracing sculptural experimentation. It permeates every aspect of their design process, from collaborative sketches to workgroups. The resulting sculpture titled Aesthetics No. 2 is stunning – deceptively complex and being ingeniously organic. I can only image which future Mercedes-Benz interiors will benefit from this awesome workflow.

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Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Its slick interface has the media gushing so we decided to give it a go. There’s a diverse collection of content already featured in the Flud ecosystem. Each one you subscribe to gets its own panel and regardless of said content’s CSS, the Flud app overrides it with its utilitarian, yet visually engaging interface. Want it? Act fast because it’s free to download both on the iPhone and iPad for a limited time. Android user? Don’t feel left out. Hit the jump and I’ll tell you a secret…

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