We were a part of the American Design Club’s latest show, Threat. The premise was to design an object that you would grab if you had a home intruder. We decided to create some bulletproof trays. Perfect for serving up some cheese and crackers, and a perfect shield to get you out the door.
Netherlands-based artist, Barthalomäus Traubeck, has created a special instrument that lets you hear what a tree could sound like. ‘Years’ is an innovation that looks like a turntable and uses high-tech computer gear combined with loop-based software music sequencer, Ableton Live, to play slices of a tree trunk like an LP.
Tree rings are usually analyzed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth to determine the age of the tree and the changes of the environmental surroundings. The ‘Years’ device analyzes the tree slice in a similar manner and translates the data into music. The output melody is different every time depending on the tree slice.