If you have heard anything about the court order stopping Apple man Steve Jobs from demolishing the 1920 home on his property you may be tempted to side with the preservation committee that stopped him in court. I sure was. However, the house is a piece of crap, It has been unoccupied for over ten years, he has offered to give the house to anyone that would take it away and help pay to have it moved. Finally, I am sure that whatever he puts in its place will be superior to this spanish revival bunker.
This is a cup that holds a small snack up top and liquid below. I know that the concept has been a round for a while but I think that this does a better job than most of the other iterations. I believe it sells for around $5. I think it would be a great item to make in recycled plastic since its life-span is pretty short. I am think that the molded in textures and colors could be a little more fresh and contemporary like what SIGG is doing. Tough to do on plastic but even a palette update would help.
I am not sure what the new features are with the Plum card but it is interesting and an interesting choice of colors. I imagine that they initially wanted to do Red and some cleaver designer talked them into plum to accompany the elusive ultra-high-end AMEX Black). So there is the green, silver, gold, platinum, plum, and black. I think AMEX provides pretty good service but all of the added concierge and airport lounge stuff that comes with the premium cards seems very intangible.
This has really come a long way from the old giant domed ones. I am not just saying that because they are a client. I am not sure that I have the space for a hockey table but if I did this would be the one. I especially like the proportions and the sturdy, sporty stance they have given the base. The more contemporary "dome" is also a nice advance.
The soon to be released WS4 is one of the best looking Timex watches. I signed up to get mine today. Though I can not imagine using all the features I am looking forward to checking out the interface. Here is what their website says about it " The revolutionary wide-screen dashboard provides altitude, weather conditions and compass heading at a glance. Powered by our most advanced sensors and intuitive user-interface, you can start using your WS4 watch the moment it comes out of the box and rely on it in the most extreme conditions. Whether you're hitting the slopes, exploring the back country or challenging your coworkers to a race up the fire escape stairway, grab your WS4 watch and get ready to go out of bounds."
Cool new line from our friends at Bodum featuring great finishes, colors and textures. They were part of a presentation on Core77 highlighting interesting stuff from the 2009 housewares show in Chicago. The Preserve line that we designed with the team at Recycline is also pictured in their review. Lisa Smith and Caroline Linder did a great job.
I saw this with the boys today. There are some great visuals and the animation is amazing. BOB is excellent but the 3D aspect is as lame as can be Why do they keep trying with 3D? Who likes it? The depth of field is whacky and it is a constant distraction so see the non-3D version. (Steven Colbert as the President is also really funny in parts but the moth to butterfly transformation is awful.)
Perhaps the EVO Design Solutions color palette shown in the post below from Gizmodo really is an homage to Evel? I think I had the lunch box when I was in grade school so maybe they are fans too. Either way it is really impressive that they were able to fit that massive battery into the shell.
"In preparation for the zero-emissions grand prix, Evo Design Solutions has developed this electric superbike. Evo Design Solutions used a couple design tricks to allow room for the bike's large battery, including a monocoque that encloses the drivetrain, which negates the need for a frame. It'll be sold for around $28,000, although there are no immediate plans for mass production. Of course that could change if it is a big hit." Taken from Gizmodo. I am not sure that the Evel Knievel color palette is working.