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Summer Resolutions: Ted's Been Busy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 12:00 AM

You may recall that back in July, we updated you about our listener Ted in Atlanta, who pledged to get busy in his design studio this summer as part of our Soundcheck Summer Resolutions project. His idea was to design a piece of furniture facilitating the "playing of, listening to, or storage of music or an instrument." Last month, he sent us his first batch of sketches, which included a music note-inspired chair, wire-welded music staffs, and a demisemiquaver shelving unit (amazing). 

Well, since then, Ted has been dreaming and sketching up a storm. And he's documented the whole thing on his website. Browsing through his ideas is a lot of fun: I especially liked his ideas for blowing up smaller objects to furniture size like a mega boombox that could serve as a dresser or storage unit, and oversized earbuds that hang from the ceiling holding speakers. 

Ted says that he hopes to move forward with one of the designs soon -- most likely with the idea of creating a CD storage unit that, on the outside, looks like a big cassette. He's even tossing around the idea of letting consumers create their own label for their "tape." A

s long as you don't have to wind it up with a pencil, it sounds good to me. 

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Amy

Neat project and great design!

Aug. 30 2012 01:16 PM
Ted Freeman from "in Atlanta", so he says

Hey - I like your new masthead too guys! Thanks for the post Katie, and I know we are all looking forward to the unveiling of the new show in a few days! It has been a busy summer for lots of us thanks to your challenge and motivation... I actually was able to update and post a few more photos from the last 24 hours on my site you link to above than I had been able to share with you, so there is a pretty good idea of how we produce a piece from concept to full scale advanced study model if anyone wants to see the simple steps. I'd like to thank atomicplayrooms for sharing me with the music side of my life v/s the sci-fi, and also David at beaconcustomwoodwork who did the fabricating, along with John and all soundcheckers in the studio and out here from NY to worldwide as you guys know you are! I hope to maybe make a few changes and try to put some paint or a finish on these things by Tuesday, but it may depend on the hurricane for working outside; we'll see.

Aug. 29 2012 07:22 PM

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