Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A sensitive vessel

Violet Blue posted some photos of this intriguing "Love Design" show coming up in Italy in April. I went to the website and came across this entry, Vessel One, "A bed that asks whether an object can become a subsitute for a person."

Vessel One designed by Adam Farlie is a bed that asks whether an object can become a substitute for a person. Vessel One was created to replace absent people through sound. This object is always listening, constantly recording the sounds made by those who have lain on it. Designed as a sensitive vessel that captures and contains the ‘audio-memories’ of past occupiers through sound. When Vessel One detects silence, it plays back sound memories at random. Sounds are recalled in the bed in the same way a Memory pops into the mind. One might lie in bed and hear past intimacies, infidelities or conversations from a number of days, weeks or even years ago. Vessel One is made of Corian.

And who wouldn't love to bring this bottle of wine to the table at a fancy dinner party -- stopped with a gorgeous glass dildo!


Happy Hump Day to you all. Johnny Cash says go make some music -- doesn't have to be the best or even good, just make it real.


Erobintica said...

I saw this on Violet's blog too - I love that bottle stopper - somehow though I have a feeling it's way out of my price range. ;-)

The sensitive vessel idea is interesting. Gotta think on that some more.

Kirsten Monroe said...

Hi Robin,

I wonder if the sensitive vessel would record snoring and scratching and farting. Of course it would. Hmmm.

Spamword: snoikert. It would record that too.

Erobintica said...

Hehehe, I was thinking the same thing. Plus at my house it would catch cats barfing (washing a blanket as I type this).

I was also thinking that it would be interesting to hear what we sound like when we're doing something a little more fun than snoring or farting. ;-)

Kirsten Monroe said...

"Sound of Cats Barfing" -- sounds rather Zen.