Sep 162014
 

Ipad docking station based on the Easter Island Moai figures
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We will be exhibiting at London Design Festival again this year. You can find us at Tent London, Stand G27, in the Old Truman Brewery on Bricklane from 18-22 September.

This year we are introducing our latest design – the Moai iPad docking station. Inspired by the serene, eternal vigilance of the monolithic icons of Easter Island, we’ve upgraded and remixed them for a tongue-in-cheek poke at the persistent distraction of modern digital life. Stop by Tent London for more…

Moai Docking Station profile view. Remixed from the ancient Easter Island statues.click for larger

Jun 232014
 

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Our Megafaces Pavilion for the Sochi Olympics won the 2014 Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation. Created by architecture studio Asif Kahn Ltd, engineered by iArt and with art direction and graphics tech by yours truly, the project was a monumental collaboration that tied together amazing creativity and a mountain of technology to create a compelling visual experience for visitors to the Olympic park.

Find the official Cannes submission video HERE.

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Jun 222014
 

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I am just back from the Sochi Olympics where I was working with the amazing teams from Asif Kahn and iArt on the “Megafaces Facade” for the Megafon pavilion. Over the past six months I have been providing creative direction for this crazy project.

I was asked to come on-board to provide expertise in computer graphics, lighting, faces, and overall aesthetics to the piece. The challenge from a visual design perspective was to take raw, 3d scan data from the ‘photobooths’ in the pavilion and then develop an automated solution, which we called the Creative Processing Pipeline (CPP), for coloring, relighting, composing and outputting the faces to the facade in way that, well, looks cool. It is a bit like composing a drawing or photograph, but algorithmically so that it always (ermm, almost always) produces a compelling visual result.

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Apr 222014
 

Hercules Docking Station and Stand

My Hercules XIII tablet stand is the inaugural cover star over at DesignFizz – a new online magazine covering international design.

He looks great on the cover and this is one of my favorite photos of him – you can find the original, un-cropped photo here.

And if you would like to own a Hercules, you can find him at: VENUS.io

Sep 232013
 

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We just finished an exciting weekend at London Design Festival where I debuted my newest design – Hercules XIII, a universal tablet stand for work and play. Hercules, along with the lovely Venus of Cupertino, garnered many smiles and giggles of admiration over the four days. It was great fun seeing the public’s reaction, thanks to everyone who stopped by! more at VENUS.io

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Venus on her side of the stand and the Hercules on his side – the yin and yang.

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Mar 192013
 


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Anyone who has been to VENUS.io recently might have noticed that my Venus iPad Docking Station needs companionship. The good news is there are a couple new docking stations in the works, so she will have company soon.

But now there is talk around the studio of making a sweet little (big?) desktop lamp to add to the Venus range. My sketchbooks have been bubbling with ridiculous and absurd variations on the theme. Here is one of the more presentable…

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Jan 182013
 
Venus of Cupertino at the London Design Festival

The Venus of Cupertino, my iPad docking station, is just back from a busy week at the London Design Festival. She received countless oogles, smiles, and appreciation over the four days. She was even chosen as the top design at the festival by a prominent online design & lifestyle magazine.

Now that the Venus of Cupertino is almost all grown up, most future posts and updates on the Venus project will be found at: VENUS.io There you can follow all the gossip, blogs, & tweets. And of course you can order her there as well!

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Oct 202012
 

Venus of Cupertino docking station with sketchbooks and parts

The Venus of Cupertino, Scott’s iPad docking station is finished. Here she is with all the creative mess generated taking her from the early prototype to the final functional docking station: a short stack of sketchbooks, a pile of 3d-printed grip and charger tests, wads of spent sandpaper, a few files, and of course a couple iPads.

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London Design Festival 2012


The Venus of Cupertino will be at London Design Festival in September. She will be in attendance as the iPad docking station you see here but there may be a couple other surprises as well. If you are near London on September 20-23, stop by Tent London and see her in person.

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The Venus of Cupertino is now available to order at:

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Dec 292011
 

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My iPad docking station, the Venus of Cupertino, is hot off the press. If you missed the genesis of this project see the early sketches in the drawings section.

The Venus of Cupertino is a sculptural docking station inspired by the rounded forms of the ancient Venus figurines – a fertility goddess for the technology age.

With gentle hands, she will cradle your 2nd, 3rd, or newer iPad while syncing or charging. All cables are neatly routed through the base of the figure and are fully changeable to support future iPads. Each Venus is hand cast in museum-quality resin and available in a selection of finishes.

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SHIPPING: worldwide
PRICE: $199 USD
ORDER now: VENUS.io

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