Yesterday at 2:30 PM, tech-blog Gizmodo posted some blurry spy pictures of what was being called the new iPod Nano. iPod rumors are pretty all over the place, usually never right. But the funny thing is that Apple’s lawyers asked Gizmodo to take down the pictures, that the object shown in the image was intellectual property, and so they did.
But what they decided to also do, was make a mock up in photoshop of what the pictures showed, which is now their property, and is what you see above. As Gizmodo’s article states, Apple is known for making fakes to throw peopleoff, and this could even be an old prototype. I have a really hard time believing that this is real, it would be a total step backwards, especially with what we’ve seen Apple do with the Shuffle.
I have faith in Apple (but mostly Jonathan Ive) that it’s not going to come out looking like that.
I know that when I think of PCP, I think of when I was in the sixth grade. We were told a story about how some dude was arrested because he was all hopped up on PCP, and ended up breaking out of his own handcuffs, and out of the back of a cop car, because it basically gave him super strength. Being as weird as I am, I immediately wanted some PCP, so that I too could break through handcuffs and Hulk smash through police cars.
But that has nothing to do with the artist PCP, who sometimes go by the name of Heisuke Kitazawa. Kitazawa moved from Japan to LA and lived here for 16 years, until 2002 when he decided to move back and start working as a freelance illustrator. Now he draws amazing work that looks somewhere between Disney and your favorite anime.
He recently painted some giant murals for the Hotel Tomo in San Francisco, and he has a really great webstore as well, so be sure to check all of it out!
I saw these funny luggage tags over on Boing Boing and had to post them. They were posted on to Flickr by justinph, after he got them from his mother, who bought them at Target on clearance for $1.98! Such an awesome deal!
I love that in the name area, you can mark if that’s your real name, or an alias, haha…
Check out these amazing Form 07 chairs by Alexei Belyalov! They were made to look like his grandmother’s chairs which were covered with blankets to keep them warm, so your skin didn’t touch the cool metal.
But I think they look like ghost chairs!
It’s also pretty cool that you can take off the side pieces to make really long bench versions with them as well. Really unique and creative thinking.
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Making a good mix for someone is definitely art form. I think of myself as a pretty good mix maker, I have a pretty amazing boyfriend to prove it. Suck UK is finally going somewhere else with the idea of mixes with their Mix Tape USB Drive. It’s also pretty damn simple.
Take a plain old USB stick, and put it in a case that looks like an old cassette tape, and voila! Instant new, cool idea. I mean, the packaging is what really sells here, cuz’ you could do this very same thing quite easily, only with much less style.
These little guys will be out in September, so keep an eye out!
Link via Core 77
I received an e-mail earlier today saying that the Coudal/Draplin’s Field Notes were being shipped. I went over to the site and sure enough, there’s a tiny ‘Order Now’ button at the bottom. Field Notes are kind of like a Moleskine, but their thinner with a cardboard cover and grid paper.
I went ahead and ordered a three pack for $9.95, just to check them out and see how they are. Plus I get priority shipping because I know the secret password! Awesome!
Jeff and I went out to the Third Street Promenade on Saturday, and on our way back we decided to stop by Giant Robot and GR2. As we walk in something immediately catches my eye… it’s one of Geoff McFetridge’s books he put out for Nieves! It’s called It Looks Like A Smile, and it was made for the ‘All Smiles Have Teeth’ exhibit at the Kernistry Gallery in London.
And because my birthday is tomorrow, Jeff went ahead and bought it for me! YAY!
I looked on Nieves’ website and it says they’re all sold out, so I’m really glad I picked it up! I also got one other Geoff item, but I’m going to wait to post about it till tomorrow or the next day!
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Repeatafterme is the shared blog of French designers Benoit Lemoine and Guillaume Ninove, who it seems are both living and studying in Budapest at the moment.
The image above is one of Benoit’s, which I thought was really funny. For some reason it reminds me of my childhood, stuffing all of my things into places they didn’t belong to make it look like my room was clean.