Nov 062016
 
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: EATON.london There you can follow all the gossip, blogs, & tweets. And of course you can order her there as well!

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Mar 192013
 


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Anyone who has been to EATON.london 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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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.

final dock

final dock

London Design Festival


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:

EATON.london

Aug 162012
 

Scott's iPad Docking Stationstraight from the mold and put to work

The first artist’s proofs of the Venus of Cupertino are now coming out of the mold. Each piece is hand-cast and gently coxed from a finely detailed platinum-cured silicone mold. Ok, occasionally the gentle coxing gives way to yanking, jerking and pulling, but not every labor is easy! Check out these images of the Birth of Venus.

Dec 292011
 

latest image of the venus ipad dock

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: EATON.london

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Mar 162011
 

Compatible with second, third, and later generation Apple iPads, a sculptural docking station for syncing, charging and display.

Eaton iPad Docking Station

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I try to only show drawings in this section, but I thought it might be interesting to share an image of the ‘digital prototype’ next to the original drawings to show how things progress from concept sketch to 3d.

first digital prototype of Scott's next generation docking station
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And then the physical prototype, fabricated from the digital model:

iPad docking station 2
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More images of the final docking station and ordering information can be found here.