Sitz- und Tischmöbel aus alten PowerMac G5 von Apple

Schönes Upcycling von Klaus Geiger, der alte PowerMac G5 von Apple zu Möbel umbaut. Wenn mein altes Macbook Pro mal eines Tages den Geist aufgibt, bastele ich die dazu passenden Frühstücksbrettchen.

Ein Sitz- und Tischmöbel-Konzept auf Basis der Alugehäuse der PowerMac G5 Rechner von Apple […] Weil sie einfach zu schade sind entsorgt zu werden, haben wir diese “upcycling”-Projekt entwickelt und entwickeln weiter […] Die Idee für die Sitzbank gab die Initialzündung. Eine Sitzfläche aus einem Vollholzbrett greift die Radien der “Bügel” des Gehäuses auf und integriert sich so nahtlos in die Gesamtform […]  Neben der Sitzbank, gibt es beweglichen Beistelltische, Rollcontainer, Besprechungs – und Konferenztische, offene und geschlossene Regale […] Die Modelle werden nach individuellen Wünschen hergestellt…

(via Mail. Danke Torsten!)

Yosemite Comic Sans Patch für den Mac & Windows 93 im Browser


Für alle, die Yosemite auf ihrem Mac laufen haben und mit der neuen System-Font Helvetica fremdeln, hat Maddy Varner einen Yosemite Comic Sans Patch gebastelt.

i recently upgraded from mavericks to yosemite & needless to say i was SHOCKED by the new ui changes, specifically the shift away from Lucida Grande to Helvetica Neue. like most people, i am frightened and scared by change, especially from the interfaces i use daily. i am so opposed to change, i have used my extensive “1337 haxx0r” training from middle school to create a specially-flagged font set that will change your system font to that of the popular and beloved, “Comic Sans”…

Und da wir gerade bei Betriebssystemen sind noch der Hinweis auf das brandneue Windows 93. Ich klicke mich gerade im Cat Explorer durch die Bookmarks.

Modulares Interface B.A. – Physische Controller fürs iPad

Vimeo: Modulares Interface (via Creative Applications)

Florian Born und sein Projekt Modulares Interface B.A.

Multi-touch devices like the iPad have become more and more popular over the last couple of years. Nowadays they are not only used for browsing and sending e-mails, but also as a medium for new fields of applications. One particular thing of multi-touch devices is in need of improvement: It is the lack of haptic feedback, which makes it difficult to set parameters precisely. Regarding to this problem the project has been developed to provide a variety of physical controllers. These controllers expand the usage of a touch device with a haptic feedback while adjusting parameters. By using magnets, the different controllers can easily be arranged onto the iPad. A modular interface appears, which uses a given device just like the iPad. The system contains three different parts:
– The physical controllers (button, slider and knob), made out of conductive aluminium to pass on the electrical discharge of the human skin.
– A frame, made out of aluminium and plastic, in which the iPad is inserted. The edge of the frame has embedded magnets, making it possible to position the controller precisely and easily.
– The software, running as an app on the iPad. It organizes the control elements and sends the parameters to the corresponding software, which is controlled by the modular interface.

Apple Macintosh 1984 vs. 2014 Commercial in Lego


Jason Allemann alias JK Brickworks hat dem ikonischen 1984 Apple Macintosh Commercial ein zeitgemäßes Realitäts-Update in Lego verpasst:

A re-envisioning of the classic 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial to perhaps reflect on how some things may have changed since then.

“Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology—where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!”

(via TBB)

The Night Steve Jobs returned to Apple, Dec 20, 1996


Als Steve Jobs am 20. Dezember 1996 zu Apple zurückkehrte, schnappte sich Tim Holmes eine Apple QuickTake Camera und machte ein paar Fotos. Die Bilder sind so banal wie qualitativ schlecht (die Farben!) – aber gerade das gefällt mir an dem Album:

Working late on a Friday on December 20th at Apple Computer as Mac OS Evangelist, my manager came rushing past my office door saying to come with him to Town Hall, Apple’s theater for announcements, company meetings and the like. It was clearly not a company meeting… I called Mitch, my wife who also worked there at the time, and told her meet me there. We had no idea what was about to happen… I tend to take a camera everywhere, so I had my Apple QuickTake camera, which Steve Jobs killed within the year. The colors are way off due to the poor quality of digital cameras in 1996, Steve’s jacket was black in real life.

(Foto: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Tim Holmes via @JerikoOne)