PhilippeStarck Stories January 14, 2013

Steve Jobs’ yacht spotted in the Canary Islands en route to US

After a small dispute with French designer Philippe Starck over an unpaid 3 million euro bill, we heard last month that the Jobs’ family yacht was free to set sail after Steve Jobs’ estate paid Starck to free the ship from impound at a port in Amsterdam. A reader sent an image today of the yacht sailing in the Atlantic Ocean close to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It was most likely en route to its final home somewhere in the United States.

Last week, local publication ciaotenerife.it confirmed the ship was for a time docked in the harbor of Los Llano.

Thanks, Victor and Manuel!

(Images via nauta360.expansionlovecanarias.com)

PhilippeStarck Stories January 6, 2013

LaCie’s CES 2013 lineup includes 5big 5-bay Thunderbolt and NAS Drives as well a ‘unique’ Philippe Starck designed portable

LaCie is throwing down two more 5big drive enclosures for CES this week. Starting at $1,199.00, the Thunderbolt version boasts up to 20TB capacity and transfer rates that extend to 785MB/sec. Meanwhile, the much less expensive Gig Ethernet NAS version is aimed at small business and starts at just $549. Both look like stellar products, and we’re hoping to get some hands-on time later this week at CES.

On the other end of the ‘useful’ spectrum lies LaCie’s new offering: a Philippe Starck ‘Blade Runner’ USB 3.0 4TB drive. The boat designer‘s enclosure looks like a giant hard drive heat sink, but I’m not sure if it is functional. Fewer than 10,000 of these $299 devices will be produced…thankfully.

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