Happy Mutants is an occasional podcast of interviews with creative people. In this episode, I interviewed Mark Williams and Sasha Robinson, designers of a new instant-on, lithium-ion battery vaporizer called The Firefly. It is an incredibly cool piece of technology.
Every detail of the Firefly has been the subject of intense obsession by Williams and Robinson. Williams said he received the best advice of his career from Steve Jobs while working at Apple who told him to “build the best thing you possibly can.” Williams took that to heart, honing his craft in positions of design leadership for over 20 years at Silicon Valley. After meeting fellow designer Robinson, the two friends became business partners in 2011, channeling their combined expertise into launching the Firefly vaporizer.
(The creators of the Firefly have a special offer for Happy Mutant listeners. Use the code BOING13 to get 10% off your order. Expires 12/31/2013)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects