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April 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "Yves Behar"

On Our Radar: Jawbone Jambox

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A recent move found me hearing something new in my apartment: silence. Close enough to the street-facing windows, and I can get the occasional siren or car alarm, but thanks to the railroad-style proportions of the place, you’ve got to shout at one end to be heard at the other—which basically means that for music, my trusty laptop speakers (never great to begin with) became totally moot. The solution: the new Jawbone Jambox, whose slick styling, I’m glad to say, is a good deal less awkward than its name. Like the now ubiquitous Jawbone Bluetooth headset, the thing was created by industrial design genius Yves Behar and his fuseproject studio, who have the merit of putting form on par with function. It streams audio wirelessly from my iPod Touch (or your iPad, iPhone, or any Bluetooth-enabled device), and looks good doing it. (It’s also small enough to stow in your bag and take with you, a handy feature, given that it can last ten hours on a charge.) This thing is sexy tech, a phrase I don’t have occasion to utter too often. So no surprise it’s carried (right alongside the iPad, I’m told) at Apple stores, and now at the NYC menswear mecca Odin New York.

Photo: fuseproject.com

Paper‘s Prettiest, Béhar’s Specs Appeal, And More…

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Paper magazine has announced its annual list of Most Beautiful People, and as you’d expect, the picks are a little more off-kilter than, say, People‘s. But we’re glad to say they include plenty of fashion-world favorites, from models Hanne Gaby Odiele and AJ Jacobs to designers Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung. [Paper]

There’s no stopping the Co-Op. Barneys is continuing to expand its lower-priced standalone stores, opening this year in Santa Monica, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reached for comment, our outer-borough editor remarked, “There goes my paycheck.” [WWD]

Speaking of Barneys, creative director Simon Doonan devotes his latest Observer column to that most pressing of subjects…”donkey dick.” No, really. [Observer]

The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi basically made a feature-length music video, so no surprise she’s got some decided opinions on the genre. Sigismondi spoke with Dazed about her faves, which Racked has helpfully compiled for your afternoon time-wasting. [Racked]

And Yves Béhar, the French design wizard who masterminded the One Laptop Per Child laptop, has designed a pair of customizable two-tone glasses (pictured) as part of a children’s education initiative in Mexico. (The name says it all: Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor—See Well to Learn Better.) Any way we can get a pair, too? [T]

Photo: Courtesy Yves Béhar