On October 27, 2012, one year after I shared the speculations about Steve Job’s unfinished super yacht, his Super Yacht Venus has been unveiled in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands ( a stone’s throw from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport) at the Dutch Royal Feadship De Vries yard.
Reportedly the yacht is operated via 7 Imacs. Very daring, I would say, to trust the software so much to have it reign a super yacht. Although I know Oracle’s Larry Ellison reportedly developed his own software to do same with some of his super yachts.
Source and photo’s: The Dutch language blog One More Thing
To show off that I am really taking my 2012 resolution serious, one from my back burner:
In 2008, while roaming London during London Design Week for art and design I was able to visit the House of Victor and Rolf exhibition in the Barbican. It is an amazing exhibition of 15 years of Victor and Rolf’s fashion in a nutshell. Dolls wear pieces of the several collections and all is combined with video presentations of the various collections. As far as I know the exhibition has run in several other places, but the whole collection of fashioned dolls are rumored having been sold to a collector. Which is a real pity.
I’ve featured a photo of the cloggy collection which is one of my favourites because they totally covered up the skinny models….
With the demise of Steve Jobs all sorts of unconfirmed rumors appear as to the whereabouts of his unfinished super yacht, the design of which was commissioned to Philippe Starck a couple of years ago. Apparently Jobs has commisioned Dutch Royal Feadship to build the yacht. According to more rumors currently the hull is in Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard. As usual Feadship remains silent as to their clients details.
Would it look like the above rendering? (via Jameslist)
I discovered the site of Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch designer specializing in great outdoor installations. This Fat Monkey was created out of flipflops at the occasion of the Sao Paulo Pixel Show. Would you believe the ordinary flipflop could be the source (pixel) of such installation?