Moog Desktop Wallpaper (Download)

Even those who don’t own one of Bob Moog’s synthesizers know that just looking at one of his creations can inspire creative thoughts and actions.  Celebrate the legacy of Moog with wallpaper depicting the Moog Voyager, guitar, icon, and the founder himself. Download: Moog Wallpaper

DJ Machine Joystick Inspired Music Controller

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Music should always be fun. Then again, it’s hard not to be fun when you’re making music using a joystick controller.  Industrial Designer Christian Peetz has designed the DJ Machine, which he refers to as the Finger Orchestra, as his entry for the James Dyson Award.

While each joystick controller is programmable, the unit also has the ability to communicate via Bluetooth.

[Coolbuzz via Yanko]

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Cassette Tape Lamps (Tape Is Not Dead)

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OooMy Design pays tribute to the glory days of cassette tapes with their Cassette Tape Lamps, which are available in both floor model and smaller table sizes.  Since the lamps were created by simply tying together a number of previously used cassettes, the creators add that it’s possible to play with the lamps and even switch your own tapes in and out.

Visit OooMy Design for more info.

[Boing Boing via Inhabitat]

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Void Levitating Turntable by Rhea Jeong

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Influenced by the Vinyl Killer, Rhea Jeong’s concept of a magnetic levitating vinyl “turntable” features a neat square base and self-propelled red ball containing stylus, amp, and speaker.

The seemingly magical vinyl player looks great, but don’t get your hopes up.  As a concept design, the retail release date for the Void is set for sometime between never and someday in your dreams.

[via A-Trak via DB]

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CD Turntables Bring Analog Beauty To Digital Goodness

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There’s a certain inexplicable inherent visual beauty with vinyl and turntables that CD’s and mp3’s will never have.  I’ve personally dreamed of playing CD’s in a similar manner to records.

Professional sound mixer Pete Verrando seems to hold the same appreciation for vinyl and has attempted to combine the utility of CD’s with the visual aesthetic of vinyl.

They’re still prototypes, so don’t even begin to ask how they work… still, there’s no denying the beauty of his creations!

Visit Pete Verrando for more details and info.

[via BB]

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