Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

1989 Called, It Wants its Cassette Tape Case Cack…And it Needs You to Take Out That Wierd Picture Frame

I have seen countless cases released for the iPad and will be the first to admit they are all pretty douchy. This by far takes the cake though, hands down the most amazing coin purse ever released. Apple would go as far as to say ‘magical!’

You have two options, well, two if you have a Kindle as well as the iPad… A smaller grey and blue case to hold that Kindle E-Reader, and a larger black/red and grey case for that sweet iPad. Either way, you’ll be walking around in old school style. Bust em out at a party, bring them on your first date, ditch your wife on the beach while you chill in your cruise suite looking awesome! It doesn’t matter. All the ladies will be swooning at your awesome 80′s fashion. Or if you are like Hugh Hefner, she’ll have no idea what it is, as she wasn’t alive yet…

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The Takeover Continues: Angry Birds LEGO Figure. #angrybirds

I’m sorry if you were slightly misled by the title. I can see how it may sound like little LEGO Angry Birds figures were coming to market. And seeing as how Rovio is aiming to beat Tetris by “Angry Birding” every aspect of our lives in the near future, LEGO figurines certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Though the nifty Bomber Bird you see above was hand crafted by Flickr user “Beuk, and isn’t coming to market. Sorry folks. You’ll have to build your own.

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Impress Your Friends and Coffee Cups: The Han Solo Coffee Table

You could be like every other normal, un-interesting home owner and put some bland plank of wood in your living room, boring your guests and coffee cups alike. Or, you could make use of this awesome Han Solo Coffee Table designed and built by England-based design studio R9…
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Mission Control looks nice and all, but this is how it should really look…

I’m sure Apple has spent countless man-hours determining a suitable Mission Control UI. Such staple features of a new OS update aren’t taken without immense consideration for a number of varying factors. In Apple’s case, the Mission Control we saw shown off was certainly graphically pleasing to the eye. But it could be so much more.

While I’m generally not a huge fan of the 3D fanaticism that’s currently enveloping the tech market, this 3D-ified Mission Control designed by Zach Forrester is actually pretty unique. As website Beautiful Pixels points out, it may look good now, but how well will it scale to Apple’s assortment of devices and screens?

Given the needed resources and delay in actually switching (due to waiting for transitions and such), I wonder how useful a 3D Mission Control would actually be. Although, if there’s anyone who could pull off a risky UI decision, Apple would be one of my first picks.

What do you guys think: To 3D or not to 3D?
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