And the crowd goes WILD! Apple has done it again, even before the dust has settled with the introduction of the iPod Nano– they went ahead introducing the new iPod with a widescreen, thinner body, and video capabilities. It’s a little hard to tell exactly how this will feel in your hand, but it looks like it took on a bit of a Nano form. There are two sizes available– 30 gig and 60 gig. No telling how well it works with importing video, but I’d predict there will be dozens of hacks for this puppy by the end of the week. Apple also announced a new iMac, with the most interesting feature addition being a built in iSight. But Apple, where is my iPhone? I’m patiently waiting, I know the technology is there! The ROKR was a sad excuse…
For the past few years SHIFT Japan has created an amazing yearly calendar. It’s the result of a competition to select just 12 designs– and this year’s Shift Calendar Competition was more prosperous than ever before. They received 1253 entries from 47 different countries, and SHIFT’s staff carefully screened them all for the perfect 12 entries to be shown as a calendar. The calendar is available at the end of October, but you can see most of the entries online now. It’s amazing to see how much great talent there is around the world.
My friends over at Coolhunting have a great feature up right now called “Where the Ladies At?“, which is all about the female sneaker collectors of the world. Sneaker collecting is a funny thing, and I’ve learned it isn’t always the super-cool-dude with the sneaker fascination, really just about anyone can catch the bug. The article has a nice look at a few different sneaker collecting chicks, one even has a 500-pair collection and she spends around $15,000 every year to feed her sneaker addiction. Check the article out, it’s worth a read!
Jon Setzen runs Standard Motion, a Brooklyn based design studio that creates some really nice limited edition poster prints. He does some work with J Records, as well as many music related and concert poster art for shows around NYC– Infact they’ve created over 150 concert posters have have quite the catalog to prove it. All his posters are limited to 50 pieces, and my favorite is the D.U.M.B.O brooklyn poster. Check his site out for more.