Apple is well-known for its love of the so-called golden ratio, an “extreme and mean” mathematical ratio that designers as far back as the third-century B.C. had identified as most likely to lead to harmonious design. The iCloud logo, for example, is designed with the golden ratio in mind… and it’s widely believed that the iconic Apple logo is also designed using the golden ratio.
It’s a [Read More...]
Of course, I have no way of knowing whether space aliens actually had a hand in designing the Booq Boa Squeeze. I ran into a couple of Booq bigwigs in an elevator at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas once, and they seemed pretty cheery, completely normal, and not at all alien-like â€” too not-alien-like, considering Booq is based in Southern California (I consider myself a Southern Californian; we’re all weirdos). And [Read More...]
The Nest thermostat isn’t just an incredible next-gen thermostat that allows you to change and program your house’s heating or cooling via an iPhone or iPad: it’s also designed and created by Tony Fadell, the so-called father of the iPod.
It’s also expensive like an iPod, usually retailing for $ 249.99. But right now, the first-gen model is on sale at Amazon for just $ 179.00.
If you want to heat your [Read More...]
The world of djing has changed quite a bit since the iPhone and iPad. Companies likeÂ Algoriddim released djay, a popular DJ app that has won an Apple Design Award. DJ controllers have started interfacing with these kinds of apps, but a new product called theÂ Vestax Spin 2 is the world’s first MIDI controller created exclusively for djay and vjay,Â Algoriddim’s two iOS and Mac apps.
Developed as a joint effort betweenÂ Vestax andÂ Algoriddim, the [Read More...]
Over at DesignBoom, they’ve put up an incredible gallery of early Apple II and Macintosh product designs that never saw the light of day by Hartmut Esslinger, a designer who founded Frog Design, the company that Apple partnered with through the 1980s and 1990s. There are even some products that Apple never made, like a stylus-controlled smartphone from the early 80s called the “MacPhone,” a precursor to the MacMini called the Baby Mac, and [Read More...]
Apple’s iOS operating system is great, and I love it. But five years on, there’s certainly some room for improvement all over the place. Take the app switcher, for example: sure, it does its job, but it’s very basic â€” Apple could a lot more with it. And one developer has proven that with Auxo, the best app switcher ever designed for jailbroken iOS devices.
Auxo doesn’t just look great, displaying live [Read More...]
“Man, I really wish I had an iPhone 5-sized pocket in my pants!”
If you’ve ever thought that before, then you’re in luck. The appropriately named “WTFJeans” is now selling denim that has been specifically designed to cradle Apple’s newest smartphone and protect your manly parts at the same time.
This Italian denim not only includes two iPhone 5 pockets, but also two hidden USB stick holders. Now you can be the [Read More...]
Around this time last year, it was revealed that Steve Jobs had been designing his very own luxury yachtÂ before his death. Jobs had been collaborating with renowned French designerÂ Philippe Starck on the project.
After six years of design and construction, Steve Jobs’s yachtÂ has finally been finished at a shipyard in North Holland. The beautiful ship is called “Venus,” and Job’s widow,Â Laurene Powell Jobs, was there for the launch with Jobs’s [Read More...]
The new Lightning to 30 Pin adapter has not won over many Apple fans. No one wants to pay $ 30 to be able to use their old iPhone accessories with the new iPhone 5, but it’s better than buying a new accessory altogether, right?
Double Helix Cables finally got their new dock adapter in the mail and naturally decided to tear it apart and find out what is inside. [Read More...]