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Poetic Lab

Poetic Lab
Tägliche benutzte Dinge als funktionale Skulpturen gestalten
Poetic Lab ist eine Designstudio aus London, das von dem Taiwaner Designer Hanhsi Chen gegründet wurde nachdem er das Rayal Collage of Art in London absolviert hatte. Seiner Ansicht nach ist Design Poesie der Ruhe, das durch Geist und Gründe erschaffen wird.  Das Studio wurde mit dem Design Report Award im Rahmen des Salone Satellite Awards in 2013 mit dem 3. Platz beehrt. ELLE decoration China kürte den jungen Design zum Nachwuchstalent 2013 und 2015 wurde er als Rising Asian Talent auf der Maison & Objet gewählt.

2014 kuratiert das Studio sein eigenes Label "Beyond Object" im Glauben, dass täglich benutzte Dinge als funktionale Skulpturen gestaltet werden erschaffen werden können.

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London's Summertime Supercar Show-Offs

Touring in London this month, Bill Burr noticed something unusual: The capital's streets were awash in a preternatural amount of supercars. 

At one stoplight a Ferrari driver who couldn't restrain himself kept goosing the throttle—RA RA RA, RA RA RA—leading a female passersby to stop, glare and deliver the quintessential British expression of disgust: "Oh, stop it."

Comedian Burr, who recounted the story on his podcast, inquired among the locals: Why all these exotics? 

As it turns out, each summer wealthy oil barons, a good chunk of them billionaires in their 20s, vacation in London to escape the scorching heat of their native Middle East. With money no obstacle, these men have their supercars packed onto airplanes and flown to London like expensive luggage.

But that's not all. Among men of such wealth, it's not enough to drive a $2 million Bugatti Veyron that can do 253 miles per hour, when 20 of your friends can all afford to buy the same car. In order to stand out from the crowd, the owners are driven to customize their cars with some rather garish aesthetic modifications. 

The drivers then cruise the streets of London's Knightsbridge neighborhood, visiting one luxury store after another.

Apparently they occasionally race each other at night, and local residents are not pleased. "I am not angry. I am just exhausted," a local told The Daily Mail. "They are again racing down Sloane Street from late afternoons until 3 or 4 in the morning…it seems as though local residents are in for another sleepless August."

Local car design lovers, however, descend upon the region with glee, eager to shoot photos and videos of the informal parades. For years now, some of these "Carparazzis" even post YouTube videos of the proceedings, with titles like "The Great London-Arabic Supercar Motorshow" or "The Great Arab Supercar Invasion of London:"

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Marshall Develops Smartphone Designed Like One of Their Amps

The most famous movie scene demonstrating a user-interface design has gotta be from This is Spinal Tap. Christopher Guest shows his Marshall amplifier off to Rob Reiner, pointing out that while other amps have volume knobs with tick-marks from 1 to 10, the volume knob on this one goes "up to 11."

Obviously that was just a gag, but now said amplifier manufacturer, Marshall, really is producing something no other amp manufacturer has: A smartphone. Yesterday the company announced they're releasing the London, designed specifically for musicians and music lovers.

What's interesting is that they've carried over the physical design elements from their line of music equipment, with knurling along the edge of the smartphone and along the gold-colored scroll wheel and headphone plugs. The rear of the phone features the familiar alligator-like texture of their amps. A grid of holes above and below the screen announce the presence of two front-facing speakers.

"Two" seems to be a theme here, as the phone is designed with two headphone jacks (each with independent volume control) and two microphones, for recording in stereo on the fly.

Up top is a single gold button that they're calling the "M-Button." Press it once and no matter what else you're doing with your phone, it instantly drops down the screen that controls your music.

Inside the phone is an amped-up soundcard, which "gives the London a separate processor for music, allowing it to play at a higher resolution," the company writes. "Higher resolution means that even the best quality MP3 will sound phenomenally better when played with London. Additionally it lets you play uncompressed music such as FLAC format."

For storage, the phone takes removable Micro SD cards. And another thing that can be taken in and out of the phone is, surprisingly, the battery. The removable lithium-ion battery means you can carry a backup and not have to look around for a charger and plug if your phone dies in the middle of a session.

At just under $600, the Android-based device is priced comparably to an iPhone and is currently up for pre-orders. The first units will begin shipping next month.

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