Bang & Olufsen, a brand known for incredibly designed and incredibly expensive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, and multimedia products, designed a modular sound system that is pushing the limits between technology and interior design. The BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system made of modular hexagonal panels, designed by Danish designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto. The beautiful selection of coloured covers are the result of a Bang & Olufsen partnership with a Danish textile designer Kvadrat.

Behind each tile is a removable grille that features either an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic damper. Modular panels make this speaker system flexible in its configuration on the wall. Different patterns, different colours, but the sound remains excellent due to the Bang & Olufsen’s algorithm which distributes the signals across the speakers, making the correlated signal appear in the centre from every listening position.

It’s all rosy and fantastic until we come the price. But that’s life, right? So, for now I’ll just enjoy the pictures and imagine a perfect configuration for my future exclusive home filled with designer masterpieces.

I sincerely hope this is a joke. A bluetooth enabled salt shaker that plays music plus you can use it for mood lighting. Again – I sincerely hope this is a joke. A California-based “lifestyle” company called Herb & Body (apparently without a website) wants to finance the insane product through Indiegogo crowdfunding platform from June 15 on.

Some googling dug up an old PR document from 2015 which describes the same product from the same company but with some more sane (not by much) specs. It was supposed to be the worlds first digital salt dispenser. It was supposed to help consumers measure, track and control their salt consumption. A couple of years later they apparently decided to up the ante with a speaker and some LEDs.

Coming soon. Price tag as well.

via: Food & Wine

We thought vinyl records were dead at one point and boy were we wrong. A Lithuanian company called BrainMonk is apparently betting on the same thing happening with audio cassettes. They might be on to something, since according to Billboard cassette album sales in the United States increased by 74% in 2016.  Wow is all I can say to that. I sincerely doubt it but you can’t really argue with the design concept of Elbow – it looks great and even kind of cool.

Elbow Cassette Player

I’d buy it. I don’t know what I’d use it for since most of my cassette collection is likely ripe for trash right now. But I’d buy it.

via: Ško Ro