While I was guest blogging for Dwell magazine over the weekend, there was one thing I had to save for myself, simply because it was way too rad to share. It’s called the Pendulum Sound Machine and was created by Kouichi Okamoto of kyouei design, a Japanese designer doing some fantastic work.
It’s made of some rather mundane pieces: a record player, two plates and some brass and iron. But when combined, they create a beautiful, random melody that’s caused by bumps on the record that run into the brass poles, which in turn hit the plates, making an almost rain-like sound. You really need to watch the video to get the full effect of the sound machine, these photos show it’s beauty, but not the wonderful sounds it makes.