The Little Disk Program is a collection of portable, digital storage devices designed by Sam Hecht and his studio Industrial Facility. They are produced by LaCie. I love the clean and rational look. Sam Hecht describes the idea behind them like this:
A good tool is never a gadget. A tool is something that is holistic, where each part is dependent on another, where nothing is redundant. There are no irrelevant details, no feet, no visible sockets nor switches. Each device represents a re-alignment between the virtual act storing data and the physically of the hardware itself.
The Little Disk Program collection is really clever and functional design far away from the shallow and very much hyped design-art which I have described in my Vulgarism bulletin. I’m looking forward to see further work from Sam Hecht and Industrial Facility.