News: the yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs before his death has been cleared to sail again as his family has come to a temporary agreement with French designer Philippe Starck in their dispute over an unpaid design bill. More
News: a yacht built for Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam following a dispute over an unpaid bill to French designer Philippe Starck. Update 27/12/12: the boat is now free to sail again following a temporary agreement between Starck and Jobs' heirs. More
News: French designer Philippe Starck and Slovenian engineering company Riko will complete their first sustainable prefabricated wooden house this autumn, as part of a new venture to improve housing standards. More
Dezeen Wire: the "revolutionary" new product that French designer Philippe Starck claimed in a radio interview on Friday to be designing for Apple has been revealed by online technology publication AllThingsD to be a yacht for the family of late CEO Steve Jobs - AllThingsD
A spokesperson from Apple told the magazine that the company is not working on a new product or project with Starck. However the designer was working on plans for a yacht for Jobs before his death last year, to be constructed by boatbuilders Feadship.
The designer has created a new photobooth that meets his aims of designing democratic and affordable products. Starck claims they offer a solution for those who can't afford a camera, adding that photos help us to "exist." He also laments the modern propensity for vandalism that threatens the booths, saying: "Twenty years ago it was possible to design something pretty and people to respect it. Not now."
Venice Architecture Biennale 2010: Philippe Starck, Aldo Spinelli and Carlo Colombo (above) are among the latest designers to create pieces for Riva 1920 made of reclaimed oak mooring posts from the Venetian lagoon. More
Designer Philippe Starck, retailer Murray Moss, fashion designer Pascal Humbert and chef José Andrés are collaborating on the new SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, the first of a new design-led luxury hotel concept. More