these days it isn't just fashion designers who are doing collaborations. after the success of its collaboration with vivienne tam, HP tapped industrial designer tord boontje (most famous for those white-leaf cutout lamps) to design a fauna-inspired HP mini 110. cashing in on this trend, asus followed suit and got karim rashid to design their eee pc 1008P seashell. and look: it's hot pink!!!
but of course! mahilig talaga si karim rashid sa pink. a couple of editors we spoke to who have actually met and interviewed karim both said mataray sha. mukha nga.
buti na lang wala sha sa launch, which happened last wednesday at icon (the disco formerly known as wherelse formerly known as euphoria formerly known as wherelse). haay so tagal before the fashion show of plains & prints clothes started. we wanted to see the mini laptop already! here are a few shots to give you some idea how small and thin and shiny it is:
and look: there's brown for boys!
and wouldn't you know it, because we forgot that the invitation said "dress up and come in your stylish hot pink and get a chance to win a karim rashid eee pc," we wore purple. close enough but no dice, so we were not eligible for the contest grrr!!!
limited-edition eee pc 1008P seashell by karim rashid (P25,900) available at octagon, megamall; complink, mall of asia; villman, SM north edsa; and accent micro, park square. for specs, click here.