Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 05/12/2012 - 08:44
The radio, called simply Plugg, is a 3D printed prototype by Theo Tveterås and Lars Marcus Vedeler, and it's just about as simple as it seems. There are buttons on the side for changing volume and the cork toggles the on/off. It allows the radio to switch on and off based on removal of the cork. Cool, watch the video.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 14/11/2012 - 13:18
The Infinite Jukebox is a site that will remix any song into a never-ending, constantly changing version of itself. It works by first identifying parts of the song that are similar to one another—during playback it jumps randomly between these parts to create a (mostly) seamless, unending remix. The infinite song is accompanied by a visualization that shows what portion of the song is playing and how similar parts are connected. For an example, try “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. The Infinite Jukebox was created by software engineer Paul Lamere during a recent Music Hack Day at MIT. The site is powered by The Echo Nest, a Massachusetts-based music intelligence company (Lamere is Director of Developer Platform at the company).
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 12/11/2012 - 10:30
Headphones and earbuds are important accessories for your tablet, smartphone and laptop these days, especially with more people working in coworking and open office spaces. Frends just launched a series of cool headphones and earbuds for women that appeal to my inner fashionista (yes, she’s in there – deep down inside, I found her).
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 30/10/2012 - 10:53
As part of his latest project Imagine, Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be buried (as is customary in mass weapon disposals) and instead collaborated with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico.
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 25/10/2012 - 12:43
The MusixCube concept design is an innovative music controlling Rubik's Cube created by industrial designer Hauke Scholz at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts And Design.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 16:33
21 Balançoires (21 Swings) is a recent project by Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours, known for their wide variety of interactive public installations and experiences. Surrounded on both sides by a new music complex and science center, designers Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat chose to bridge the gap between the two by converting a narrow strip of land into an enormous interactive instrument. Pre-recorded sounds from a xylophone, piano, and other instruments were programmed into color-coded swings that when in use play various notes, however when swung in unison with careful cooperation, more complex melodies and harmonies arise. An additional “secret mode” was programmed to only play when all 21 swings were in use. What a fun idea.
Earlier this week a few blogs reported a photo from this series as being some type of swingset bus stop. According to Andraos, while the installation has close proximity to the street it does not actually serve the purpose of a bus stop. All photos courtesy Olivier Blouin.
VIDEO HERE: http://vimeo.com/40980676
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 12/09/2012 - 09:19
Stacks of casette tapes everywhere are collecting dust. Among them, hundreds of carefully-curated-with-love mix tapes. Bring them into this century and feel the love, thanks to a device that converts audio tape cassettes into MP3 files and stores them directly onto an iPhone or iPod touch. Using a free app, conversion to MP3 is as simple as inserting the cassette, docking an iDevice, and pressing play. No more rewinding, fast-forwarding, and flipping tapes, you old school fool.
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 19/07/2012 - 10:10
These Musical Wine Glasses from Uncommon Goods, play notes by running a finger along the rim of the glass. Gold lines on the glass correspond to the level of the liquid that cover a full12 note octave from A flat to G.
"Wine and dine in perfect time! Get your next dinner party humming when you turn your sips into a symphony with these gilded glasses turned musical instruments. The etchings on the glasses are musical notations that correspond to the level of the liquid. When the user drinks to D for example, he or she may run a finger along the rim of the glass to create its lush, sonorous note. Or, for the more percussive partier, the same note will ring out with a gentle rap of his or her utensil on the side of the glass. From rounds of "Row, row, row your boat" to more ambitious orchestrations, you're sure to strike a chord with the guests at your next soiree with this pair that covers a full 12 note octave from A flat to G"
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 12/07/2012 - 09:59
LaDiva is a beautiful multifunction device that serves as a LED lamp, music system, and iPod/iPhone dock. It is made of aluminum and is available in black, white, and gray. LaDiva was designed by Italian lighting company Rotaliana. It is currently available in the US at Fab.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 29/06/2012 - 09:16
Sun Boxes by Craig Colorusso is a sound installation of 20 solar-powered speakers that each play a different loop of guitar notes (video). The notes played by each box combine to create a constantly changing musical composition. Colorusso has installed the boxes in outdoor settings around the country. And he’s made an app so anyone can turn their mobile device into a Sun Box.