Making Things Story

Shopping and machining combine in Story's latest concept store

In yet another stellar iteration of Story, Rachel Shechtman presents “Making Things,” a temporary concept store focused on the act of creation. Part retail experience, part educational series, Story partnered with GE to debut “GE Garages,” a community venture that hopes to provide professionals and novices alike with education on and access to advanced technologies. The center is enabled by TechShop—a member-based DIY workspace—and created …

iPhone 5 Cases

Hardback homes for the heavily anticipated device

Apple consumers are getting their hands on the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 for the first time today, so it’s time to start thinking about cases. This past week has seen manufacturers releasing prototypes and (in some instances) rolling out production for cases that accommodate the taller, slimmer design. Scouring the selections, we’ve brought together eight makers with designs ranging from aluminum vaults and leather sleeves …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Skateboarding Afghanistan, a bird's 3D-printed beak, Bill Moggride's legacy and more in our look at the web this week

This Week’s LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Bill Moggridge Dies at 69 Celebrated industrial designer and technology pioneer, professor, creator of the interaction design discipline, founding partner of IDEO, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, author and digital illuminati Bill Moggridge passed away this week. Among his legacies are the invention of the laptop’s now ubiquitous clamshell format; his 1979 design for Grid’s Compass computer …