The other day I ended up on Popgadget, which happens to be a site covering “Personal Tech + Innovative Life Style for Women”. I have no remembrance of how I landed on the site, but I assume it was when – once again – I was googling for some product. Although I certainly don’t have an innovative life style (and, just in case you were wondering, I’m not a woman either … not that it matters), I had this immediate “Want! Need! Will Have!” moment when I saw the photo of the “Human CD Holder” on said page. I then used Popgadget as a jumping board on my search for who produces and sends out this holder and similar products and ended up on both wrapables.com and then on Amazon.com that carries a whole lot of Wrapables’ products (affiliate link). Of course, as is always the case with these geek products, you can easily find a whole slew of sites covering them such as geekologie.com, haha.nu, technabob.com, and a trillion others. Of course, as is often the case, they got with the program about one year before I did. Continue Reading →
Although Lowkon sounds more like a Chinese or Asian company, they are in fact object designers hailing from southern Germany. Their design concept is one of simplicity and minimalism, as embodied in the often-heard slogan “form follows function” (and pushed to the forefront of design with the advent of the “Bauhaus” school of design in the early 20th century). Before entering the market with Sigmarail, Lowkon was primarily known for its successful commercial, industrial and fashion photography. Sigmarail is their first and, as far as I know, only product. Continue Reading →
When searching the Internet for LP frames to finally get some of your favorite covers up on the wall, chances are that, depending on your search terms, Rock Art Picture Show’s Record Album Frame will pop up right at the top of your search results, simply because it has been around for ages. I don’t really know when they started producing those, and their (abominably ugly) site doesn’t say, but they have a history. The site doesn’t hold back on the hype, either: Continue Reading →
If you have rather large collections like I do, it’s always nice to have a smaller selection close to your stereo if the collection, which is often the case, is stored in a rather elaborate shelf or container system wherever it fits – and that’s usually not right next to your stereo equipment.
So, what I was looking for was a small shelf, frame or other container that looks nice (or halfway decent) and is versatile. I narrowed my selection down to several Scandinavian products, one of which was a wall-mounted CD rack called “Groove”. Continue Reading →