“As soon as Kerry Triffin spotted a bed crafted from New Zealand rimu wood at a New York design show last year, he wanted to carry it in his Connecticut furniture shop. His wife had a different idea,” Terri Sapienza reports for The Washington Post.
Sapienza reports, “She pointed to another bed from the same collection, made of the same sustainable wood but equipped with a Bose surround-sound speaker system and an iPod docking station. ‘She said, ‘That’s the one that’s going to sell,” Triffin says now. ‘And she was right.'”
“Six years ago, the iPod was still weeks away from its debut. Today, the little (and always getting littler) portable music player reigns over the media industry and, increasingly, our lives,” Sapienza reports.
“No longer restricted to entertainment centers and home offices, iPods and other portable electronic devices are finding places to plug in all over the house: in beds and chairs with built-in speakers, lamps designed with docking stations and living room tables that double as universal charging stations. There’s even a toilet tissue holder that will charge and play an iPod, and — at the other extreme — a $14,000 dining table with a built-in dock,” Sapienza reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “PK” for the heads up.]