During CES earlier this month, we got our hands on LaCie's Blade Runner storage device, which features a unique design by Philippe Starck. The device is now available for $299.99, includes 10GB of cloud storage, and is only being offered in a limited run of 9,999, at which point you'll be out of luck. Check out the specs and more pictures after the jump.
LaCie has a tradition of putting a little more thought than the average external-drive manufacturer into its products, but the Blade Runner by Philippe Starck takes things a little further than the norm. A splay of aluminum fins encapsulating an amorphous blob, finished in tactile matte grey, the Starck-designed storage hooks up via USB 3.0 and is fresh to CES this week. We snatched some fondle time, and found out there's more to the Blade Runner than an iconic name and eye-catching design.
French designer Philippe Starck has said in a radio interview that he’s working with Apple on a “revolutionary” new project. Starck says that the project will be revealed within the next eight months. Typically Apple likes to keep its design principles in house, most notably coming from famous designer Sir Jony Ive, so it raises questions about what exactly Starck could be working on.
Philippe Starck has designed an electric vehicle from the angle of a person who hates cars. Seriously, he hates cars, he said so himself. Apparently, he thinks cars and noisy, dirty, antisocial, masochistic, and bring out the worst in people. Ironically, I rather feel the same way about some designers. The EV looks like something from a 60s moon-themed beach movie. I'm pretty sure Starck wants the owners of this vehicle to die.
Parrot has updated its distinctive Zikmu speaker range with a new selection of colors together with an improved software client that boosts remote iPod functionality. As well as the original black versions, Parrot will offer white, grey and lime-green/yellow models; each uses the same NXT flat-panel speaker system for 360-degree audio.
Philippe Starck may be best known for semi-minimalist furniture, tricky to read watches and a portfolio that could fill your entire home, wardrobe and garden, but the poor guy has recently been taking some time out to sob about how criminally materialistic we all are. His solution: a personal wind-turbine, called Democratic Ecology.
In just about as close a story to Celebrity News as the tech world ever gets, today's strangest bit of gadget-less drama comes from the Philippe Starck-designed superyacht now in impound over unpaid fees from the Steve Jobs estate. The "superyacht" garnered quite a bit of attention earlier this year as it was first mistaken for a laptop then marveled over once it was revealed as a massive ship custom-made for Steve Jobs himself. Today's news comes from Starck's design company Ubik where they've made it clear that they're going to get the rest of the cash their owed: apparently the Jobs estate hasn't paid up.
The buzz last week that iconic designer Philippe Starck was working on a "revolutionary" project for Apple was quickly shot down by the Cupertino company and now the designer himself has issued a statement confirming the same. Starck is indeed working on a design project for the late Steve Jobs' family, but it's a personal project that involves Jobs' private yacht and not a next-gen product for Apple.
Today our dreams for a Philippe Starck-designed Apple product have been quickly dashed by none other than Apple themselves in a simple statement. Speaking with John Paczkowski of All Things D, an Apple spokeswoman said simply that they are not working with Starck on a project at all. On the other hand, it has been revealed (or remembered, rather) that Steve Jobs was indeed working with Starck before he died on a project that very well could have been what Starck was referring to, in a sense.