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LaCie have hired Philippe Starck to design the exterior of their new hard drive. The device is named Blade Runner which presumably refers to the fins or blades on its outer shell.
Starck almost acknowledges the source of his inspiration:
“In my design nothing is useless — style, symbolism or functionality. In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools it down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction.” Read more
The Czech designer Maxim Velčovský designing for DuPoint has created these sculptural furniture pieces that he calls the Personal Landscape Collection. Read more
Living with pigs in your home is not something most people would usually aspire to. But Austrian based designer Tom Strala has other ideas. He has conceived this piece, as a fun object that gives home owners a chance to own a little sculpture.
He calls it living with culture. Read more
Evoking an apparently ancient light spirit the Rima desk lamp brings control of desk light down to the individual LED. It looks amazing too, creating a form that could not have been conceived before the advent of LED lighting. Read more
Books that purport to provide guidance on etiquette have struggled to keep pace with technology. But thankfully Urbanears have very helpfully created The Platten Tweed Edition of their popular headphones. Now country gents can listen to their favourite tunes whilst on the grouse moor and still look splendid. Read more