JB Classics Spring 05

Jason Bass, the modern day cobbler, is at it again. Here's a sneak peak at what to expect from JB Classics in Spring 05. The Esquire (left) is here to bring judgment and includes lots of laser detail, natural gum soles and a memory foam footbed for extra comfort. The Getlo (right) is an interpretation of urban 'mashed' fashion, featuring a slew of materials (patent …

Transmaterial

Transmaterial is a catalog of materials, products and processes that are redefining our physical environment. Edited by Blaine Brownell, the project started as a product of the week newsletter sponsored by the Seattle based architecture firm NBBJ. This incredibly comprehensive guide is as beautiful as it is informative. The entire 186 pages is available at transstudio.com as a downloadable .pdf file.

Nokia 2650

Nokia announced 5 new phones today. Gizmodo has all the details. Overall, I'm not super impressed. They are doing a couple interesting things with materials, but the new clamshell designs are just kind of blah. I do really like the hinge on the 2650 (above). It almost looks like it disappears when the handset is open– that's pretty cool. It's a very rare occasion that …