This is just glorious, and amazing, and beautiful, and I want one.
Love Hultén is a Swedish designer, craftsman, and innovator fusing modern technology with traditional artisan knowledge. His latest creation is Golden Apple, a loving remake of the classic Macintosh 128K, made out of American Walnut. The keyboard has gold-plated keys.
The Macintosh 128K, originally released as the Apple Macintosh, was the first personal computer released by Apple. The Golden Apple is a luxurious one-off-a-kind replica and a tribute to the 128k. It’s handmade from American walnut instead of molded from plastics, but the dimensions are kept unaltered. And just as the original, the replica has the built in handle for lifting. The Golden Apple has an up-to-date Mac Mini mounted inside, and the floppy drive has been replaced with a DVD reader. The custom made mechanical keyboard uses blue cherry MX tactile switches which are covered by gold plated key caps made from zink. A wireless mouse made from walnut completes the unique setup.
[Via Apple Gazette]