Samuel Polat

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Jewelers Begin Gold Plating The Stainless Steel Apple Watch

- May 5, 2015<p>Since the 18 karat rose gold Apple Watch Edition starts at $10,000, it should come as a surprise to no one that some companies are …

Seven Practical (and Emotional) Opinions About My Apple Watch

I received my Apple Watch a couple of weeks ago: a brown-wrapped package, then a box within a box within a box, kind of like a Russian doll. By now I’m used to seeing butterflies flutter on my customized watch face, and I’ve been to some training sessions, and viewed the videos, and played around …

Apple granted five patents covering the overall design of the Apple Watch

As spotted by <i>Patently Apple</i>, Apple was today granted five patents covering the form factor and overall design of the Apple Watch. The patent images show the near-invisible bezel, Digital Crown, contacts button, rear sensors and strap attachment slots.<p>The company was last month granted patents on …

No, Apple doesn't want you to wear an Apple Watch charging band, and that's a good thing

On Monday, Apple posted guidelines for creating bands for Apple Watch under Apple's "Made for Apple Watch" program. And, unsurprisingly, people are …

Best Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone

<i>Best overall:</i> Bose QuietComfort 35 Series I<p>For years, the Bose brand has been the gold standard for active noise-canceling headphones, and its new …

Volkswagen Debuts Connected Car App on Apple Watch

Following in the line of automobile companies offering connected Apple Watch apps to control aspects of their vehicle, like Porsche Car Connect, German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced a similar Apple Watch app that will bring most of the features of the company's Car-Net mobile app to a …

Lonely Apple Watch buyers turn to the Internet to share their heartbeats

One of the most original features of the Apple Watch is the ability to send your heartbeat to a friend or loved one. With only a small fraction of Watches having shipped, however, early adopters are turning to the Internet to try and find other Apple fans willing to test out the new feature.<p>I can’t …

Apple Watch is a miniature replica of the original iPhone

With its small screen and 0.46-inch thickness, the original iPhone from 2007 looks like an antique these days. Put it next to the Apple Watch, however, and it’s remarkable how similar the two devices look in terms of their design language.<p>At 0.45 inches, the Apple Watch is ever so slightly thinner, …

A Magnetic Personality: Flyte the Levitating Light

Design is filled gimmicks, functionally unnecessary details or features added as adornment. And even worse, when technology and design meet the …

Wireless Charging

The W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

The W.I.N.D. house by UNStudio, a modern version of a country house in the north of the Netherlands.<p>The architects of UNStudio completed the W.I.N.D. …

Architecture

Lollipop-making kit by Tessa Geuze is designed to create homemade seasonal treats

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Dutch design student Tessa Geuze has created a miniature confectionary kit for users to produce handmade lollipops with seasonal …

Furniture

Sites of the Week: Island Studio, Soma FIlter, Tom Cole and more

Today I'm featuring amazing references for studios and alternative stores! Take a special look at Moonshine Grill, Island Studio and Tom Cole …

Zero Energy Furniture stores heat to regulate room temperature

<b>Milan 2015:</b> this table by designers Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange absorbs and releases thermal energy depending on the temperature of …

Colonel uses colour to update handcrafted materials for 2015 furniture collection

Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet, founders of French design brand Colonel, have paired traditional craft techniques such as woven rattan and …

Furniture