My grandfather shot the buck and hand-fashioned this iPhone dock
While perusing Etsy for Christmas gifts, I have come across more of these rustic iPod docks than I can count. I don’t actually have a smartphone (those data plans are far too dear for my blogger/secretary income), but I think that if I did, I wouldn’t feel compelled to charge it on something nostalgic.
While I understand the compulsion in this modern, mass-produced world to try and surround ourselves with meaningful, lovingly crafted objects, this aesthetic does nothing for me,
This iPod dock was fashioned during the Iron Age, by proto-Norse craftsman
This one feels more defensible, since it’s also a lamp, and not just an old thing with a hole drilled in it
Possibly suitable as a retirement gift for the old guy in the office who’s moving to Montana in six months
This concrete dock posits itself as “a true homage to the Industrial Revolution which wages on in the digital sector,” but I see a more Socialist Realism or Bauhaus influence
This is $60