Next year marks the 40th anniversary of what is now Steve Jobs’ second most significant stage unveiling (after the iPhone debut in 2007): the Apple Macintosh. Get a head start on the festivities with Throwboy’s new blanket with one Design that represents a homage to several different iterations of the early Macintosh desktop operating system.
Throwboy has been around as long as the iPhone, since 2007, and has carved a unique niche for itself producing home accessories for the nerd, from plush throw pillows shaped like desktop Macintosh computers to the colorful Apple iBook – one of which first laptops that support WLAN. It’s very obvious where Throwboy gets the inspiration for his designs, but to make sure his creations don’t draw the ire of Apple, or more specifically, Apple’s legal department, they all have rather vague-sounding names, such as “1999 Pillow” for the iBook double.
The same approach applies to Throwboy’s new 50×60 inch blanket, dubbed the Classic Desktop Knit Cotton Blanket. With a monochromatic black and white design, heavily pixelated fonts and simple two-dimensional iconography, the blanket looks like a giant screenshot of a classic Apple Macintosh computer. However, it also seems to be a fusion of several earlier ones Iterations of the Macintosh operating system with minor modifications, like a bulging trash can icon, to debunk any allegations that the company was trying to cash in on Apple’s intellectual property.
Weighing in at 3.2 pounds, it’s by no means a weighted blanket meant to relieve you, but it’s large enough to hold a bit of weight if you stack the whole thing on top of you rather than dividing it. At $185 isn’t cheap, but you never have to worry about software upgrades. And any errors you encounter? Well, that’s up to you.