No matter what, vinyl just will not go away. But the big names in audio no longer have interest in a niche market and so development of the humble turntable has arguably not moved much in decades. Attempts to equip turntables with USB sockets have centred on digitizing old records whereupon the turntable can be discarded. As a result new turntables have tended to be cheap and nasty affairs, or perhaps just nasty.
So the Orbit turntable comes as a sleek and modern unapologetic addition to this retro technological scene. Read more
Apple have been showing off this week. Press reports of its new operating system for the iPhone, iOS 7, are all over the internet. It is the first software project under the creative direction of Jonathan Ive, the company’s designer in chief . But less reported is the the new Mac Pro pictured here. Read more
The assumption that drawers must hide away in a corner is firmly laid to rest with Mille – Feuille, a furniture concept designed by Japanese designer Emmanuelle Moureaux for German manufacturer Schonbuch. Read more
The rising table is Robert van Embricqs’ latest manifestation of a project that began with the Rising Chair. The idea is simple, and that is to commence with a flat surface that can transform into a piece of stylish furniture.
Looking at natural transformations, that function beautifully without cumbersome, or clumsy design, provided the inspiration for the incision pattern that in turn became the latticework of “woven” wooden beams that make-up the table’s centre. Read more
If you have been dreaming of taking gardening leave, these products, designed by Chiaki Murata for his brand Metaphys, might be just the thing to satisfy your yearning. They will encourage you to do your gardening without leaving work!