Check out Eric Schneider’s collection of vintage keyboards and electronic toys. He even published a book back in 2010 that you can purchase at Amazon. I like to stock a few of these gadgets, namely the Panasonic Do-Re-Mi, Panasonic R-1088, and the Casio VL-1.
This is the first museum of lost organs, damned keyboards, childish synthesizers, dusty voice transformers and singing calculators. Most of them are from the 70s and 80s.
I think the first time I saw a collection of record players was when I opened issue 4 of Grand Royal Magazine back in 1997. It was a short lived publication by Mike D of The Beastie Boys, that only ran 6-issues . Recently, I came across these posters from hi-fi-posters.com that closely resemble the original by Geoff McFetridge. Anyone know the connection?
Here’s a side by side comparison:
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- Press, I mean – “cut” you own records at homeOctober 25, 2019 - 2:38 am
For the first time, anyone can now make quality records at home with just the push of a button. Check out this kickstarter campaign for the Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder. It will run you 1500 Euros but imagine the possibilities.
- Time Cubed ClockOctober 22, 2019 - 2:43 am
A puzzle at first to all, it will continue to delight after you learn how to tell time with colors on this playful, original creation. Handmade in Cotati, California USA by horologist, Barry Gamble. For those who don’t know, Barry Gamble designed the Aurora Clock and Prisma Clock amongst many others. The Time Cubed clock […]
- MOMA reissues the Aurora ClockOctober 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
The classic mid-century clock gets an update with a broader spectrum of colors and a lower voltage LED backlight that adjusts to the brightness in the room. The original version had problems with the heat from the lamp melting the colored lens. Unfortunately, this upgrade comes with a hefty high price tag of $699. Buy from MOMA.
- Ultravox reissues Quadrifolio?May 22, 2017 - 12:24 am
The Quadrifolio by Ultravox is a much sought after radio from the late 60s. Mario Bellini designed this classic but it appears someone is producing a cheap imitation. I’m not sure how this radio is not protected by patents but I’ve seen a couple people trying to sell these as the original on Etsy. Be warned, […]
- Bone conduction is back.April 18, 2017 - 8:56 pm
It looks like a new concept in headphones is here – or is it? The idea of a headband that passed vibrations through your bones was mentioned in a previous post about the Bone Fone. It was a flop. However, design and storytelling has improved greatly since the 80s. I wonder if consumers will be […]