“Futuristic” things have always tended to be rendered as shiny metal, cold, and seemingly impenetrable. It was true of the UFOs in the 1950s and has remained so throughout books, films, TV shows, and any other media since.
If you want to present something as high-tech and futuristic, it obviously has to be shiny. Some “creative types” went a little unorthodox and pushed the brush metal option, but that’s still a kissing cousin of the classic.
If you’re in the tech industry, you might be tired of constantly seeing your reflection in all your gadgets and devices. The good news is that style and décor trends have been moving toward a more natural, organic look in recent years.
People have realized that what makes them feel good is not blinding silver, but wood, neutrals, and soothing tones. That trend has (finally) expanded to technology, with everything from wood-coated USBs to bamboo PC casings.
Here are a few reasons to ditch sleek and slick in favor of the natural approach. [Read more…]