Last week it was a book -- Leander Kahney's Jony Ive: The genius behind Apple's greatest products.
And on Friday it was a Charlie Rose bonanza: a long interview with friend and fellow designer Marc Newson that Rose has merchandized in a form to fit every schedule:
My favorite bit is Ive expanding on Newson's quip that the vision the two designers share is that they hate the same things:
"Part of the human condition is that we sense care," Ive says. "And sometimes it's easier to realize you sense carelessness. We're surrounded... so much of our manufactured environment testifies to a complete lack of care."
UPDATE: Sold! Red Mac Pro for $977,000.
Below: Newson and Ive.
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Three-D printers are coming to a desktop near you. Should designers and factories be worried?
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FORTUNE -- Three-dimensional printing is pretty wacky sounding. Imagine hitting "print" on your home computer and instantly manufacturing any number of plastic, titanium, clay, or silicone objects -- a pair of earrings, say, or a new toy for your kid.
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After an 18-year hiatus, AutoCAD returns to the platform and is coming soon to the iPad
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