Saturday, December 31, 2011
Apple's designer Jonathan Ive is to receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List. Ive has said that he is "both humbled and sincerely grateful" for the award.
Apple's senior vice president, industrial design, will receive the KBE for "services to design and enterprise". He had previously received the CBE.
Ive joined Apple in 1992, becoming head of industrial design in 1998, the year in which the original iMac (below) was launched. Ive's team went on to design the iPod, iPhone and iPad - a succession of beautiful, seductive products that are as intuitive to use as they are attractive to look at. But, at a time when designers are feeling grossly undervalued, it is to be hoped that Ive's knighthood will bring recognition for perhaps a more enduring contribution to his field – in demonstrating the importance of design to the success of business, or, indeed, any organisation.
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Reminds me of a mix between the L'Eclaireuer store and Derriere restaurant in Paris.
"There’s a DJ in the bedroom (**disclaimer as to how shit this sounds - SB **). And oh look, clothes on display in the closet. The appetizers are served in the kitchen, the drinks in the living room. But is it a hangout or a real home? It’s Casa Clementina, in the Monti district in Rome.
In the most ancient Roman quarter, the old Suburra, stands Casa Clementina, a space furnished with modern design objects (that you can purchase) and an atmosphere which is at the same time domestic and underground.
The mood is that of a real home. Apart from the rooms, you will find bed sheets, pots and pans, desks, sofas and salami hanging from the ceiling. For all lovers of open spaces there’s also a floral corridor, with synthetic grass, benches and an arbor with flowers."