Posts Tagged ‘ Player ’

Vertical Vinyl.


Introducing “o-ton”, a vertical, wireless turntable which lets you import and digitally enhance your vinyl records. It’s almost entirely translucent, so you can see all the inner workings and, of course, your vinyl’s unique cover art. The design features a digital stylus that automatically turns your device on if you insert a vinyl. With an integrated optical sensor, the stylus can identify and jump individual tracks. Simply plug it in, pair your device, insert a vinyl, select your speaker and dance.

The Brionvega.


The venerable Italian brand Brionvega thinks the 60s and 70s are worth bringing back, or that at least some of the design sensibilities of the era warrant new life. The classic, groundbreaking Radiofonografio, divined in 1965 by two of the three Castiglioni brothers, Pier Giacomo and Achille, is making a new entrance as RR226. In 1965, the ‘musical component robot’ was a home electronic marvel that in one sleekly designed device included a radio, amplifiers and a record player (for both 45s and 33s).

The modernized model has also a CD and DVD players but otherwise it is as close as possible to the original. The amplifiers are moveable which makes it possible to create different configurations both for visual and listening pleasure. Showcased at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, RR226 may be a while coming to a store near you. But like so many of the Castiglioni brothers’ objects, still produced and/or displayed by Zanotta, Flos, Artemide and MoMA, the Radiofonografio is most likely going to stay with us for yet another long period.

The Kiki De Montparnasse Chess Set.


Kiki de Montparnasse and aruliden have collaborated in the creation of a uniquely luxurious chess set that combines strategy and sensuality.  The exquisite set is made of the highest quality materials. Thirty-two individual pieces with matte and gloss finishes hold court on a handmade walnut game board.  Each playing piece has a hidden function.

What if I tell you that the pieces are actually vibrating?  This chess set is a uniquely luxurious product, reminding us that truly fulfilling intimate experiences are enhanced and designed with in the mind.  Priced at $10,000 if you playing for money, you BETTER win.

The Japanese Drum Machine.


Click the pic to listen.

So in my relentless pursuit of discovering all things related to foreign music, I stumbled across this funky little Japanese Drum, flash animation.  It starts off a bit oddly, but the tune that the drummers produce by the end is catchy enough to have you humming it for the rest of the day.  I’m honestly not sure who created it (or why) but if your at the office with 5 minutes to kill, take a look, and enjoy.