While ‘razor thin’ is a great marketing term for promoting the Macbook Air, you certainly wouldn’t cut fresh fruit and vegetables with it like you would your paring knife.

…Unless you’re Japanese artist Shimabuku.

Known for his obscure sense of humor that pokes fun at the banalities of human culture and everyday life, the Berlin-based Japanese artist recently took a Macbook Pro to the sharpening stone primitive-style and chiseled away one side of the computer until it was, quite literally, razor-sharp, before mounting it to a handle to create an axe.

Created as a part of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, the finished piece is presented alongside a video that both documents the process of grinding the laptop, as well as chopping…what else, an apple.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.