Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Face melting Vinyl Stereo Speakers

Ed Lewis (aka Fungus Amungus) has posted a great do-it-yourself project that combines one of my favorite art forms with another of my favorite art forms. He took the hip, urban chic of vinyl toys and gave them the gift of music by fusing speakers into the faces of these “Munnny” vinyl toys from Kid Robot.

The end result is a design mash-up of sorts, but comes off as a unique way to share your love of very contemporary art and old school corporate pop, like E=MC2 by Mariah Carey. Listening to it did remind me of the smell of burning hair, or maybe it was just the burning vinyl…

Designer: Ed Lewis


The Sound Of Music

The Sound From Wind is hands down the most innovative if not frivolous bicycle accessory to date. What you get are a pair of flutes that attach to either sides of the handle bar. As you ride you bike, air rushes thru chambers producing sounds similar to an ocarina. You manipulate those sounds by pressing keys on both flutes and if you want a fuller, richer sound - ride faster!

This is brilliant for two reasons. One, I’ve always loved the sound of a flute or ocarina. Two, I’ve always wanted to move with my own soundtrack. This somewhat brings me closer to my dreams of living out my musical fantasies. And while I’m at it, might as well add beads to the spokes, neon blinkers front and rear, and a bell to complete the fully pimped out look. Designer: Joseph Kim


Button Down Tunes

Plenty of designers have attempted to fuse fashion with gadgets. Most have been unsuccessful with often designs that were either complicated, cumbersome or just plain ugly.

Here is an item that is simplicity at its best.

The “Wire Button” by Jaehyung Hong untangles your headphone cables for your listening pleasure and looks subtle enough to avoid being branded a gadget geek. Designer: Jaehyung Hong


HTC Touch Diamond P3700 Unlocked Brand New

The HTC touch Diamond rivals the iPhone yet again. HTC's new flagship phone has virtually every feature available! The huge 2.8 Inch touchscreen LCD has an impressive 480 x 640 resolution, perfect for showing off the vivid pictures you can take with the built in 3.15MP camera.

The all new TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation is the most elegant interface we've ever seen on a Windows device to date. The 4GB internal hard drive gives you plenty of room to store movies, pictures, music and Windows Mobile 6.1 programs, and the 528 Mhz processor will burn through any task you throw at it.

But that's not all the Diamond manages to offer! A-GPS is built in so you'll never get lost on the road. Need to get connected? The Diamond has WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, HSDPA 7.2Mbps (EU and AS only) and EDGE. The list goes on and on for this amazing HTC phone, and it's even thinner than the iPhone!


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