I no longer get a boner for Apple. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they make a good product and as a designer their machines are virtually necessary tools, but my love affair has faded. I’ve been using Apple products for nearly 30 years. True story. Back in the 5th grade my computer teacher was all Apple all the time. I think the other teachers thought he was weird (and he was), but he was also ahead of his time. He saw the quality in Apple. Now, not to take anything away from his prescience, but probably the real reason we had them at our school was because Apple gave their machines to schools for free. Drug dealers work this way. Kids get it for free (you’ll pay later). Hey, it works, right?
We used Apple IIe’s. This was back when
Melvin the Machine was created by design firm Hey Hey Hey as the main attraction at Dutch Design Week 2010. They describe it as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. It not only goes wildly out of its way to perform relatively simple tasks, it also films people watching it and posts the videos to Facebook and Twitter to promote iteself. And if that’s not enough, it also prints posters and t-shirts that it sells to fund its own survival.
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Bande des Quatres is a boutique jewelry line and collaboration between Montreal native Erin Wahed and her mother, world-renowned jewelry designer, Janis Kerman. Erin designs the pieces and Janis crafts them to life. They are all handmade in New York. Erin is inspired by the Bauhaus and László Moholy-Nagy, among others.
You can order pieces directly from Bande des Quatres here. Jump in for more pics.
Inventive Swedish photographer, Carl Kleiner’s new images for Italian lighting manufacturer FLOS abstract their fixtures down to deceptively simple geometric shapes. I love his use of color and shadows. More after the jump.
An important video brought to us by a man who goes only by the name of Logitech4873. To create the piece, he used Autodesk 3DS Max, which simulates ‘soft body dynamics’. He apologizes in advance for spending 62 hours rendering it, in case you were upset about it.
The 62 hour render time was necessary because he decided to use high quality indirect lighting effects. And who can blame him? A pile of falling rubber dildos deserves nothing less.
This is a handgun by Austrian company Glock. The company was founded by Gaston Glock in 1963.
Glock has become the number one selling handgun in the United States. They are made out of plastic yet highly reliable. You can drop them in the water, or toss it from a helicopter and it would still fire. They are cheaper to produce than the American-made Smith & Wesson.
See the guns in action in a clip from ‘Range Time With Cory & Erica’, after the jump.