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Simple, the Alternative to Big Banks, Was Just Acquired by a Big Bank

Everybody's favorite start up bank is no longer a startup. Simple has been acquired by BBVA, a massive multinational banking group with $820 billion in assets, for $117 million in cash. So say goodbye to your dream of future-forward, independent banking folks. Say goodbye. » 2/20/14 11:51am 2/20/14 11:51am

Simple Now Lets iPhone Users Save More Money With Goals

While nearly everything is moving over to a mobile experience, banking remains one of the last vestiges of the old world. But even that is slowly changing with the likes of Simple, a bank-less mobile service that mashes up the best bits of your existing bank and services like Mint. One of Simple's greatest features,… » 6/18/13 11:00am 6/18/13 11:00am

The Besom Holder: Sweeping Desktop Simplicity

I don't know how old this Besom Holder organizer is or if you've seen it before. Don't care. There's something about the duality of this clean design that required posting today. I'll take two. [bookofjoe via Fancy It via Anthropologie] » 9/04/11 5:00pm 9/04/11 5:00pm

Inner City Bike Mates Simplicity with a Unicycle and a Fixie

The folks at Inner City Bikes put a fixie and a unicycle into a dark, sexy room, played some light jazz and let nature happen. Out popped this minimalist, chain-less bike. Practical? We'll see, but she's certainly a looker. » 2/06/11 11:00am 2/06/11 11:00am

An Unboxing of John's Phone, the Anti-Smartphone

If you recall, the adorably simple, no-nonsense John's Phone only makes phone calls. There's no texting, no music, and no color LCD. It's address book is a pen and paper attached to the back. Here's a video of it being unboxed. » 11/13/10 9:00pm 11/13/10 9:00pm

Milk is the Desk Dreams are Made of

Saying that this desk is simple and minimalist is a bit of an understatement. If the iPod were to magically grow to a full size functional desk, this is how it would likely look. Everything is neatly tucked away, including cables and compartments for peripherals. Oh, and did I mention it has a fish tank? A fish tank!… » 2/13/07 1:45pm 2/13/07 1:45pm

Eclipse Design Phone: Is Simple Better?

Here's another design from Rune Larsen, the designer of the Easy as Pi phone. All the phone has is a standard keypad and a pop-up see-through LCD. » 12/27/06 8:00pm 12/27/06 8:00pm

Even Simpler: Tiny Phone Makes Phone Calls and That's It

While we were perusing the Willcom R9 cellphone in hopes of finding the most simple handset in the world, into our inbox pops this design by a talented amateur that's about as straightforward as a phone can possibly be. What a concept: a 3.14-inch cellphone that just makes phone calls. Easy as Pi. » 12/13/06 9:24am 12/13/06 9:24am

3G Simple Cell-Phones—for Grandma!

This is an idea that is long overdue. Cell phones are the new wave of communication and the latest and greatest cell phones are a little too much for the non-tech savvy people. This is a phone for those people. Big buttons, makes calls, gets the job done. » 9/19/05 10:11am 9/19/05 10:11am