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Stylish Non-Clothing Things

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    I met the guy who originally developed this, back in the daze. Before Sinclair got hold of it it was very sleek, and marketed only as a kit - you had to sort of snap and screw it together. I wanted one.
     
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    The Sinclair / Timex 1000 may have been the first stylish computer:

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    vs its rough contemporary, the Apple II:

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    It wasn't until the iMac that Apple really hit its stride stylistically:

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    The iMac 2 was widely mocked, but I have always appreciated the simplicity and humor of the design:

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    Cray understood early on that style has a role to play in computing, that function doesn't have to overwhelm form, even for supercomputers:

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    The old Thinking Machines:
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    They say living well is the best revenge:

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    I don't play anymore but this was pretty stylish, in 1990.

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    Would like to point out that I nerded this up WAAAYY earlier.
     
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    'Cool story Gates. How is your supermodel wife. Oh, . . ."
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    May be a repost, but I'm not reading twenty-four pages to find out. Moleskine books are one of my favorite things, and they're so useful. I've tried upgrading to using notes apps on my phone, but nothing compares.
     
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    Certainly more stylish than it's predecessor.
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    Two halves of cheap wafer-thin plastic, riveted together.

    Sometimes Sinclair's obsession for slimness met with problems though.
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    As with all of the Sinclair calculators, the Cambridge's display used light-emitting diodes. This made it a power-hungry device, forcing a rather messy design compromise on the Cambridge Memory % Type 2 and Cambridge Programmable. The power demands of both devices required the use of a PP3 battery, creating the distinctive "pregnant" appearance of the case.
    http://www.nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/calculators/cambridge.htm
     
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    Baccarat Parme double Old Fashioneds. Got one for a Christmas present, rounded it out with another from Amazon:

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    Saw this in a design book yesterday... Had to note down the model name, because it struck me as so elegant.
     
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    Proper cookware is a key stylish component, for me. I have fancier equipment (deep fryers, etc.), but this is without a doubt my favorite item:

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    All-Clad 12 Quart Multi Cooker. Elegant design, huge versatility/utility, and this is probably the only thing I have ever owned that with regular use and abuse over the course of years, still looks brand new after every wash. Something about the ability to make 12 servings of chicken soup from scratch. [​IMG]
     

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