Tubesville is Blackie Pagano’s custom build amp and hifi shop in New York. Check out some of his custum models that he’s made for his clients. You’ve got to love his iPod playing Some Odd Rubies…”106db of clean musical audio from a class-A seven watt amplifier.” [via]
I found b00mb0x while searching for tunes by Mixomatosis, who’s one of the GYBO artists…check out his tunes. Anyways, b00mb0x: The Virtual Mixtape is quitean interesting place if you like your music mixed. There are loads of mixes available and while many are not really my kind of thing I’m still happy to listen to them as I find the whole art form quite interesting…when it works it really works. For instance, Hardest Button Too Slow is a White Stripes vs Kylie Minogue mashup. Cons: There are quite a few dead links :-(
Title says it all, Funny eBay Auctions is a site that has information on Funny eBay Auctions…does what it says on the tin!
I find pain relief really interesting so I was chuffed to see a link to one of UCLA’s online exhibits called The Relief of Pain and Suffering. It’s basically the history of pain relief from the ‘soporific sponge’ to ‘transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation (TENS)’. [via]
I was originally going to blog The Determinator just because I thought it was a nice design, I wasn’t even that interested in caller ID devices (although I could do with one sometimes!). What really struck me while looking over the Russian site, Art. Lebedev, was the barcode themed wallpapers. Really great images, favourites include, New Dossiers, New Frequencies, New Equalisers & New Calorifers. [via]
Songs To Wear Pants To . The idea…send Andrew an email asking him to write you a tune but make sure you give him details of what to expect, metal, jazzy, lyrical content, sounds etc. Maybe you’ll get lucky and he’ll choose your idea. Some of my favourites…Toilet Flushing Shelving Unit, I Am Bjork, Gniht Elohw Eht Esrever, Warm & Fuzzy & The THX Sound With Just My Voice. For a more personal, and a guaranteed recording you can bid for the privilege on eBay, details on his eBay page. Andrew also has a link to all of his other musical projects, mostly noise orientated bit some interesting stuff there. Anyway, forget the site’s name and go listen to some tunes. [Cheers Clive]
Jared Tarbell’s website, Complexification, is very similar to Levitated (see my Levitated post from last week). The main differences are that there are a number of different versions of each applet to play with and that they seem more detailed than the Levitated ones. Have a look for yourselves, the interactive images are really cool. [via]
Un_Fold was a global design competition for 9 designers to create 9 chairs in 90 days…and they had to be able to fit in a standard Fed-Ex box (the chair not the designer!). Go straight to the pictures of the results or watch the video of the unpacking. I’m not obsessed with chairs and packaging you know…well not much anyway!
Here’s a good one that shows the Degrees Of Separation between one band and another (bands are officially regarded as connecting to another if they both share a legitmate band member). Kevin Finn says that a page like this must “exist otherwise the usefulness of the Web can really be called into question.” There are 12 degrees of separation between Bad Brains and Revolting Cocks…I guess he’s right. [via]
Vitaliy Fadeyev and Carl Haber are creating an interesting device that will be able “to map and photograph the undulating grooves etched” on the oldest recording available by using “special microscopes to scan the grooves.” The oldest recordings in the world are not even allowed to be played due to the risk of damage and deterioration so this may be the last chance of hearing and/or re-recording many of them. Nice idea. [via]