The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects

I’ve just finished reading an odd but uplifting little book called The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects. The¬†Englishman in question was W Reginald Bray and, apart from the story of his postal antics back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, he was also a record breaking autograph collector and so much more. It’s not a big book and takes no time to get through it but it’s such a heartwarming story that provides many smiles along the way.

Kitara

Misa Digital Instruments have launched a synth guitar called the Kitara. To be honest, I was sceptical when I first saw it but afters seeing the video I can completely see how it could be a great instrument for a guitarist that wanted to broaden their sonic horizons. And at $850, considering the spec (8inch multi-touch screen, built in sounds and effects etc.) it’s not as expensive as I imagined it to be. It’ll be great to see how this form evolves over the coming years and to see how it’s adopted in the real world. [via]

Walead Beshty

Flores El Atico have put together a few of Walead Beshty’s works. With these, Beshty made laminated glass cases that fit perfectly inside the standard boxes supplied by FedEx. He then shipped them to the exhibition sites where they were then opened and shown in their delivered condition.