In my search for vintage electronics, I occasionally come across something so ridiculous that I can’t pass it up. I originally thought this was a lo-fi hearing aid that would look great on my father at social events. Turns out this pair of ActionEar headphones by Silver Creek Industries is meant to aid in hunting. […]
About Mark Edelsberg
I've been collecting random objects for 25 years and finally decided to write something about it.
Back in 1978, Braun released the DW30 digital watch designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. The watch was in production for 3 years with a total of 8500 units produced, thus making it quite a collector’s item. The new watch has a stainless steel face, with scratch resistant mineral glass to protect the digital […]
I’ve seen a couple of bathroom radios but this piece of kitsch, by Stewart, is one of the earlier ones. Similar designs are out there under the names Soundwave, Windsor, Federal, Nobility, Arrow, Westminster, Shibuya, and my favorite, “Little John”. It seems everyone wanted this to distribute this thing. Check out some other novelty items […]
Well, it obviously didn’t but that’s what the company JS&A had hoped when they created an am/fm radio that wrapped around your neck. The idea was that the vibrations of the music would pass through your vertebrae and connect with your ear bone. The radio ran on 4 AA batteries and came in a bone […]
I have collecting Braun for several years, so I was ecstatic when I heard there was an exhibition coming to SFMOMA. Upon entering, I immediately embarrassed my wife (which I love to do) by bowing to the TG60 Wall Combo stereo. There were many items I had need seen before, including a tape deck suitcase. […]
About Future Forms
- UnisonicApril 24, 2020 - 12:18 am
Unisonic made a variety of inexpensive electronic products in the late 80s and early 90s. Calculators, clear telephones, watches and stereo equipment. I’ve showcased a few items in my collection but what I found really bizarre doing a deeper dive today was their line of UniFoam telephones. They came in a bunch of sports and […]
- Kitchen TimersApril 22, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Looking for a beautiful timer to complement your kitchen? Here’s some minimalist kitchen timers that can be easily found on the market today. These draw from some of the classic hand crank designs from the past – but they have an affordable price point. Zone Denmark Zone makes a variety of simple, clean and affordable […]
- Press, I mean – “cut” you own records at homeOctober 25, 2019 - 2:38 am
For the first time, anyone can now make quality records at home with just the push of a button. Check out this kickstarter campaign for the Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder. It will run you 1500 Euros but imagine the possibilities.
- Time Cubed ClockOctober 22, 2019 - 2:43 am
A puzzle at first to all, it will continue to delight after you learn how to tell time with colors on this playful, original creation. Handmade in Cotati, California USA by horologist, Barry Gamble. For those who don’t know, Barry Gamble designed the Aurora Clock and Prisma Clock amongst many others. The Time Cubed clock […]
- MOMA reissues the Aurora ClockOctober 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
The classic mid-century clock gets an update with a broader spectrum of colors and a lower voltage LED backlight that adjusts to the brightness in the room. The original version had problems with the heat from the lamp melting the colored lens. Unfortunately, this upgrade comes with a hefty high price tag of $699. Buy from MOMA.