When you have enough money, lighting up rooms can be as much a stylistic choice as a functional necessity. Originally designed in 1951, Jean Louis Domecq's lamp isn't just a classic piece of mid-century design, it's also as flexible as a Cold War gymnast.
Audiophiles love tube amps because of the warm, full sound they provide. But vacuum tubes wear out requiring a technician to diagnose which ones are bad. High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh say their redesigned MC275 tube amp remedies part of that problem.
This little piggy bank is cute, but the best part is the little dry-erase boards for savings funds. Just think. One for liquor and one for cigarettes. At that point you're not really gambling since you're always winning. £12. [Taylor Gifts via The Awesomer]
For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers.
Lacie's LaPlug is identical to the Pogoplug in concept: plug in any USB HDD and it magically transforms into a Time Machine-compatible NAS drive that's accessible from outside your home network. This is a product trend I like.
One reason even sound nerds are abandoning high-fidelity audio gear is that its ugly. The appearance of these products doesn't always sing. This USB interface will improve the sound of your digital music, and it's handsome enough that you'll care.