A list of intriguing things
One: This one is to remind you that there is a whole world of cool tech design beyond what Apple keeps shovelling out each year. Like this awesome steampunk keyboard—the Azio Retro Classic—inspired by the Remington typewriter—which comes covered in lavish lambskin (vegans get a wooden finish). For the past couple of years, companies have been crafting gorgeous keyboards inspired by typewriters. In case you’re tempted, be warned, this one is mostly about paying through your nose for style. This Azio beauty below sells for Rs 18,973 (!!):
There are others that have both form and function—and offer that satisfying ‘clickety clack’ experience—but with a little less upmarket pizazz. You can check the four best retro typewriters here. (Gizmodo)
Two: TikTok designer Cameron Hughes is famous for his high-tech couture. Each dress is an engineering marvel. Some change colour, others literally breathe in and out. Vogue has lots more on Hughes and his work. We just want you to admire this little beauty that totally redefines the bubble/balloon skirt.
Three: In 1944, Hitler overthrew the leader of the Hungarian government and replaced him with a fascist. The consequences were immediate and brutal—20,000 Jews were lined up along the banks of the Danube River and shot:
The victims were forced to remove their shoes at gunpoint (shoes being a valuable commodity during World War II) and face their executioner before they were shot without mercy, falling over the edge to be washed away by the freezing waters.
The tragedy was immortalised in a moving piece of public art—created by film director Can Togay and the sculptor, Gyula Paue. The memorial consists of 60 pairs of 1940s-style shoes sculpted out of iron—lining the banks of the Danube. The effect is haunting and heartbreaking. (Atlas Obscura)