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Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A’ Design Award and Competition

A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for the best designs, design ideas, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists and architects to award them with the A’ Design Award. The call for entries is for the furniture, packaging, architecture and interior design categories. Winners will receive a free and extensive public relations campaign for their design, plus the chance to feature in an annual book. Designs will be judg…

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BMW – No More Dents and Dings

BMW is really thinking outside the proverbial box with their latest concept design exercise. If the previously featured M1 concept did not strike your fancy, maybe this GINA Light Visionary Model will do the trick. The GINA is a roadster concept wherein the use of sheet metal found on bodies of production vehicles has been replaced with a special, flexible, highly durable and extremely expansion-resistant fabric material that stretches across a m…

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Best of Yanko Design 2009

The year 2009 can be marked as one of the most defining years for Yanko Design and its community. The year can be re-capped with the Best of 2009, but on the same note it’s important to iterate our accomplishments. When the world was facing its worst global recession in decades, (including the design industry as a whole), YD on its part grew its outlook by innovating to stay ahead of the game. For a moment you can actually say that Innovation has…

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Best of Yanko Design 2008

With just a week left in the year we’ve wrapped up our best of the year designs in one big post for your reading pleasure. 2008 has been an eventful and inspiring year, and it’s hard to put all the top news in one place; still, if there’s one Yanko Design article you want to bookmark this year, this should be it. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 50) “DesCom” by Sung-kyu Nam. Permalink Hits: 26524. Comments: 52 49) iStick by Alexei Mikhailov. Pe…

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Best of Yanko Design 2011

Steve Jobs hired designer Hartmut Esslinger as the modern-day Snow White for his projects code-named after the seven dwarfs. The vision was to infuse Apple products with “born-in-America gene” and DNA inspired by “Hollywood and music, a bit of rebellion and natural sex appeal.” Hartmut’s mantra was simple, “Form follows emotion,” a twist on the maxim that form follows function. Yanko Design respects both these aphorisms but believes that we shoul…

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The Clock That Runs for Over 2000 Years

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cwandt/time-since-launch Time isn’t circular, but clocks are. You look at a calendar and it depicts time in a linear fashion, but the watch on your hand or the clock on your wall breaks down the concept of 24 hours into a loop in which you live your life. The Time Since Launch clock isn’t like that. It sees time for what it truly is. Something that’s always moving, never stopping, and more importantly, somethi…

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Skills you will need for the future of Industrial Design

We live in exciting times! We have explored our current environment to its fullest and the next phase will have us reaching for the technology we only saw in movies before today. And while we are innovating at this breathtaking speed, the question remains that how do we keep up with the ever-changing workplace scenario? Markus Wierzoch, head of Artefacts industrial design team and a self-declared “post-industrial designer” talks us through futur…

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Demystifying Damascus Steel: The beautifully marbled metal

If you want to spot a true EDC enthusiast, gauge their reaction upon saying the words Damascus Steel. Chances are, if they’re a true-blue everyday carry aficionado, even so much as taking the name of the marbled metal will send chills down their spine, and rightfully so… because Damascus Steel is an exquisite metal that’s not just strong, it’s a pleasure to look at, with its wonderful, organic pattern. So, let’s delve deeper into the origins of…

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