This is too cute, imagine a server farm run entirely by Tux Penguins. Sounds like something out of Gotham city? With this new computer case from the Italian computer manufacturer, Acme Systems, you could make it a reality. I want one!
Well…In keeping with tradition, commenting all the new product launches made by Apple, rather than spending my time speculating (too much) about the mysterious ways in which the infinite loop moves…Apple has, as expected, just announced a 1GIG iPod nano, and that they’re lowering the price of the iPod shuffle.
The biggest news is that the shuffle hasn’t been sent to the scrapheap – wow an Apple iPod product without any updates for more than a year, except a price cut – a first?
I’m happy that the little fellow is still with us. The shuffle really offers a completely different approach to portable digital music, I’d go as far as to call it a philosophy, than any other player on the market (besides the ill fated Motorola ROKR phone).
Well this had to happen, jeans with iPod support build right in.
The Fogscreen is a very cool new display technology, I doubt that it will ever enter homes, but it’s really well suited for convention displays. Below is a quote from the website:
The FogScreen is a new invention which makes objects seem to appear and move in thin air! It is a screen you can walk through! The FogScreen is created by using a suspended fog generating device, there is no frame around the screen. The installation is easy: just replace the conventional screen with FogScreen. You donÂ´t need to change anything else – it works with standard video projectors.
Artists Network (AN) are attempting to create a community/network of Artists dedicated to creating a “Culture of Resistance”.
The extensive AN manifesto, or “Principles”, can be found here.
Even though I don’t subscribe to all their views, I find a lot of their works “important”.
The city of Vejle in Denmark recently, November 12th 2005, inaugurated the multi-storey parking facility TRÓNDUR. It’s a remarkable feat of functional design. That it is possible to turn a concrete, nightmarish, parking facility, into a well designed and even beautify piece of architecture, that fits well into the urban landscape utilising glass, concrete and typical Danish red-brick masonry, is no small feat. The attention to detail is remarkable, for instance the use of the city crest as a design element on the outside railing.
Design bureau. This company will launch a clock, based on the traditional Pong game, in january 2006. But they have a lot ammo in their arsenal, with innovative lighting and furniture.
MoCo Loco is a web magazine featuring modern contemporary design news and views.
There is a wave of new creativity in design these days, sparked in part by new materials. If you want to see what can be accomplished, MoCo Loco is a great place to start browsing. Unfortunately I thing than most of the designs are too if expensive if you have to ask for the price tag.
This article from the Telegraphy, features an interview with Jonathan Ive, top designer from Apple. The attention to detail, like the design of screen hinge on the iMac G5, is really made clear from reading this interview.
A friend of mine just pointed me to the inhabitat website.
This is a really cool site that is showcasing new ideas and trends within design.
Quote from the inhabitat.com website:
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.