Marie Kondo, not my style Mac Studio sparks joy in me every day, and it’s not because it’s the fastest computer I’ve ever owned. It’s also not strictly about the front-facing ports Apple gave it, nor is it the village of ports that live in the back.

Look! I found a mustache sticker on the back of my shirt. a I have a drawer at home. I don’t know where it came from, only that it was there, and the moment I found it, I knew immediately where to put it: smack-dab in the middle of my Mac Studio. I’d been thinking for Then, there is also the Studio This shirt has a goofy look on it, with slapping. a Curly ‘stache on it just drove that home. It delights me, and recently, I’I’ve wondered why the twee, goofy addition to my PC makes me happy.

We sold our house to move to another state with my partner a Few years ago, it was our intention to sell this house “as is”. We’d painted it pink, and on the inside, we’d covered some of the walls with murals — a desert scene I’d painted in the dining room and a The geometric pattern that my partner has painstakingly decorated our bedroom walls with. for instance. When one of our realtor’s colleagues did a He told us to use neutral colors like white or gray to cover everything.

People want to envision themselves in the space, he said, and they aren’t always imaginative enough to see past an already-colorful wall.

We were told by him a If a prospective buyer falls in love the rest of the house but is then impressed by the detailed linework, they may say so. “Ohhhh no,” a decision not to purchase based on that. People want to envision themselves in the space, he said, and they aren’t always imaginative enough to see past an already-colorful wall. The wall needs to be colorful. a blank canvas.

It’s since occurred to me that this same idea is at play, at least for some people (myself included), in Apple’s product design, and by extension, the design of so many other tech products from companies that hit the same notes.

So many of Apple’s devices — its laptops, desktops, phones, and so forth — are characterized by these expanses of flat nothingness. They are usually only damaged when necessary. a You can also use a keyboard. a USB-C port, for example. The company doesn’t even print anymore “MacBook” The screen is below the surface. It’s easy to call that boring, but I disagree.

I’d argue that simplicity gives it far more personality than some of the one-note looks sported by, for For example, you can find gaming routers in almost every game, and they will often overwhelm with their variety. thing, Whatever it is.

Some people like that sort of thing — and that’s okay! I do too. The saying goes that it takes all sorts to make the best. a world, and design, from my lay perspective, isn’t always about what’s there, but sometimes what isn’t. What one person perceives a The back is a big flat area that lacks creativity. a MacBook Air’s display, another person may see a canvas Using stickers, they can customize their sticker to reflect themselves. a Paint or Sharpie can be used.

What do you think? a mustache.