This one-of-a-kind Leica M camera by Apple design pope Jony Ive and Marc Newson has reached a record-shattering $1,805,000 at the Sotheby's RED charity auction. It was expected to sell for about $750,000 but it seems that some rich kid really wanted a new toy for the holidays. Good, as all this money goes to fight…
Apple's stranglehold over the whole of its supply chain allows it to get parts and tech in its products at a much faster clip than its competitors, but Business Week has a really interesting look at how that advantage materialized in a real and awesome way.
A good section of Core77's (rare) Apple lead designer Jon Ive interview is about the danger of relying too much on technology to build technology. And the danger of not touching the materials you work with. [Core77]
Jonathan Ive's the head designer for all Apple products. He looks cool, he has a sexy British accent, he gives fanboys broners and gets fangirls wet. Look at your right. That's him today. But who's the guy on the left?
That's what legendary designer Dieter Rams had to say when a journalist suggested that Jonathan Ive was ripping off his designs. I have to agree with—in my opinion—the best industrial designer of the 20th Century, Jobs, and Picasso:
I go through the world marveling at the objects around us—from lamp posts to toothbrushes to buildings to sailboats—looking for details, craftsmanship, function, beauty, and purpose. If you know someone nutters like that, here are some gift ideas:
Really Jon, whatever it is that you are having at the "communal design area," send some over:
No, that one in the middle is Herman Munster. And that one on the right is Yul Brynner. No, not Miss Marple either. Wait, is that Janeane Garofalo? Whatever. I mean the bald guy who is not Telly Savalas.
Future, Cupertino — After a long and fruitful tenure as CEO, Steve Jobs steps down in early 2009 to fanfare and industry fawning. Apple needs a new leader. It's time to choose your own adventure.
Fans of Jonathan Ive's work may find the EZON SHS-5200 lock, aka Luce, from Samsung just a little bit crispy. Built to US standards, and with an emergency keyhole, this slimline digital door fastening has been hailed as being better-looking than the iPhone. Made of aluminum, its tempered-glass, touchscreen pad only…