Dress it up with a deconstructed iPhone, drone, and custom wallpapers [Setups]
It’s only Monday, but Dutch videographer, designer and web production artist Dion Tavenier is likely winning this week’s award for installation design. Cool, detached, architectural – get the Museum of Modern Facilities over the phone!
If only there was such a museum. Or such a price.
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Dressed, handsome and functional
Either way, we’ve seen a few setups with a sense of artistic design in our wanderings, and this one, based on a 16in MacBook Pro and LG 5K monitor, ranks high.
Tavenier (diotav on Reddit) knows how to work with color, tone and composition in and around the installation. But not only that – it designs its own wallpaper and incorporates a deconstructed iPhone (GRID 1) and even a DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone as its backdrop.
In fact, the drone on the shelf to the right of iPhone art may be fully functional – not just for show – but it still looks cool.
High ratings for monitor, keyboard and mouse
Tavenier uses his MacBook Pro, on a Twelve South Curve stand, with an LG UltraFine 5K display, a Keychron mechanical keyboard and a Logitech MX Master 3 mouse for Mac. He gives them all high marks.
“I would definitely buy the LG again, ”he answered a question. “There is no competitor in the 5K space and USB-C is so easy to use. My main complaint after using the screen for almost 4 years would be the ghost. Windows or static images are now visible for a few seconds after closing. “
For the mechanical keyboard, he chose a Keychron K3, a slim model. To customize the typing experience, you can choose the type of switches you want under the keys (as opposed to the membranes found on most modern computer keyboards that aren’t super cool mechanical).
“I went with the low profile red optical switches,” he noted. “Overall, I really like this keyboard. My only complaint would be the battery life. “
To complete the setup, an 11-inch iPad Pro from 2018, which Tavenier – as an artist – uses with a second-generation Apple Pencil.
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