Scoop by KiBiSi

Scoop by KiBiSi

The latest creation by our friends from KiBiSi is a range of contract market furniture designed to last. As always, KiBiSi’s creative process has been mindful of what Lars calls ‘aesthetic sustainability’ meaning that Scoop is produced to be a credible design choice when your great grandchildren make their first furniture purchase.

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Projection Mapping the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates

Projection Mapping the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates

Projection mapping is certainly nothing new, but artist and engineer Barry Threw’s immensely comprehensive project leaves you dazed to the point of confused when you consider the time, care and unflinching work ethic that went into actualizing this breathtaking, immersive spectacle. Using 44 projectors with a combined brightness of 840,000 lumens, the projections covered a surface 600ft wide x 351ft high. How do you like THEM apples?

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Classixx Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

Bouncy boogie, groovy dancy moves and sexxxy vocals are the order of the day at this uplifting Boiler Room set that might just turn your Monday into Friday.

Music on Intuition

Music on Intuition

Pieter-Jan Pieters formerly affilliated with our friends at Teenage Engineering and currently doing the rounds on Tedx just sent us his latest project, which aims to commercialize a series of devices (midi-controllers) that work on movement, drawing, heartbeat, and other analog gestures. It’s utterly arresting and right up our alley.

Peanut Butter Wolf Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room for 12 Hours Straight

Guess that title is pretty self-explanatory? Nevertheless we won’t spare you our need to wax lyrical on this particular Boiler Room performance carried out by one Peanut Butter Wolf.

Buraka Som Sistema Rocking TMA-1s @ Boiler Room Lisboa

There ain’t no party like a Buraka Som Sistema Party. If you’ve never witnessed one of their bass-y, Angolan Kuduro-fueled sets you really are missing out, my friend. Watch and learn as the Lisbon-based lecturers teach us how to throw it down with piercing sirens, merciless beats and aggro MCing.

'Overview'

'Overview'

Going into space changes people. Now while that may sound like an obvious statement, there’s certainly nothing inane about the way that this particular journey has altered the overall perspective of the few, lucky astronauts who experienced the grand vastness of space and viewed our planet from orbit. ‘Overview’ is a short, powerful documentary that earnestly disarms whatever cynicism you might be harboring in 19 breathtaking, life-affirming minutes.

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Discobelle Mix for AIAIAI

Discobelle Mix for AIAIAI

Posted in MIxes by Ulrik

- just what you need to spice up an otherwise grey and cold Monday in Scandinavialand. Swedens finest cook up an impeccable selection of tech-house, covering a sizable territory from French Fries to Giorgio Moroder.

Throne of Blood Podcast by Bohemian Groove

Throne of Blood Podcast by Bohemian Groove

New Throne of Blood signing Bohemian Groove just dropped this intensely dark yet thoroughly uplifting mix. If you only listen to one DJ mix this week make it this slow-paced, unrelenting journey into warped electronic sound. Here's what the Berlin-based trio had to say about it.

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Dyskograph: The Graphic Disc Reader that lets You Draw Music

Dyskograph: The Graphic Disc Reader that lets You Draw Music

Here's a mesmerizing installation that invites visitors to draw on a disc with a felt tip pen, which is then translated into a musical sequence to rather startling effects.

DâM-Funk Releases a New Drum Machine in Collaboration with Stones Throw

DâM-Funk Releases a New Drum Machine in Collaboration with Stones Throw

The nifty/quirky handheld music device you never knew you that you desperately needed. Dam-Drum is a handheld drum machine and sequencer with four unique sounds selected by Dâm Funk, the undisputed king of iridescently smooth electro-funk. This is a collaboration with Stones Throw and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas and it does look a treat.

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An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things

An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things

If any and all objects could be used as a musical instrument what would you choose to rock the world with? A Ninja Turtles action figure? A slice of Roquefort cheese? That may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually a very real possibility as interaction designer Dennis P Paul has created this amazing contraption that scans surfaces of objects and transforms them into audible, rhythmic frequencies.

A Series of Impossible Human Sculptures Embodying the Human Spirit

A Series of Impossible Human Sculptures Embodying the Human Spirit

- by the team at the Universal Everything design studio. Check out how a Tai-Chi master’s flowing movements are rendered in digital form through a series of fantastical, moving, digital sculptures. It’s delicious, regenerative eye-candy posted to brighten up your Monday.

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The iPhone Poet

The iPhone Poet

Posted in Art by Ulrik

We asked our young, talented friend, Anton to make us a video that touched on the theme of sound and was relevant to what we do. This yielded a mini documentary about a young, Drake-loving, Copenhagen-based poet who poses poignant, intelligent questions about authenticity and his role in a social media-saturated technological reality where the notion of self is becoming an increasingly fragmented and elusive idea.

Interview: MØ

Interview: MØ

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We had a chat with the Copenhagen-based, fine art student/chanteuse of the moment in her favorite Copenhagen coffee hang-out.

Tomas Barfod’s TMA-1 Studio Mix

We’ve been pestering our old pal, Tomas for a mix for a while now and lo and behold it’s finally here! The DJ/producer/drummer’s first mix for us is an intense, deep and ethereal affair that will transport you to timelessly grandiose places of concentrated bliss. Mixed on the TMA-1 Studio, Tomas proves - once again - that you don’t always have to shout to get heard.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jean Nipon – ‘Put it in the Trunk/Black Things On Desk/35 Thieves’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jean Nipon – ‘Put it in the Trunk/Black Things On Desk/35 Thieves’

Our Parisian homies from ClekClekBoom sent us a preview of their 8th label release, which are three dark and dangerous bangers from enigmatic Institubes regular, Jean Nipon. It’s basically the next level dance floor jams you never knew you needed in your life.

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iFLash One Bike Lights by KiBiSi

iFLash One Bike Lights by KiBiSi

‘Winter is coming’, as they say with a grave and ominous air in Game of Thrones. As the days get shorter and our bikes increasingly inadequately lit, we inhabitants of Scandinavia start to equip our bikes with lights to ensure our safe passage through the dark nights of Winterfell (also known as Scandinavia). And this winter we’re in luck as KiBiSi’s new magnetically attachable bike lights are one step ahead of the game in terms of usability, design and basically everything you can think of.

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Interview: Bicep

Interview: Bicep

Posted in Music by Ulrik

We caught the Belfast-based house heads in the middle of their hectic tour for a quick Q&A about their favorite records, their choice of gear and their upcoming joints with John Talabot and Throne of Blood.

New Contributor: The Emperor of Antarctica

New Contributor: The Emperor of Antarctica

AIAIAI’s old buddy and ex-graphic designer, Christian Zander, is a multitalented visual artist whose thoroughly impressive work we thought it pertinent to feature on our blog. The Emperor was kind enough to accommodate and will thus be contributing right here on the regular. To start things off, here’s a colourful video he made in collaboration with Silviu Visan for Copenhagen-based purveyors of affecting melancholy, the awesome I Got You on Tape.

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DJ Kicks: Hercules & Love Affair

DJ Kicks: Hercules & Love Affair

Contemporary dance music’s flamboyant flagship make a contribution to the renowned DJ Kicks series. Disco, 80s new beat, 90s house and current cuts get thrown into a mix that’s classically and unmistakably Hercules & Love Affair.

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Video From the Strøm x Red Bull Music Academy x AIAIAI Workshop and Masterclass

We supplied the Strøm festival with some headphones for their workshop at Culture Box, which was taught by Tony Nwachukwu, and featured talks with Detroit Legend Mike Huckaby and Anders Trentemøller.

AIAIART: Charles Bergquist’s ‘Everyday Project’

AIAIART: Charles Bergquist’s ‘Everyday Project’

Artist, director, designer and photographer, San Diego-based creative Charles Berquist is an innovative jack of all trades who manages the rare feat of mastering it all. Teaming up with our American pals over at Ghostly International, the talented visualist has created a series of hazy, enigmatic prints for Ghostly’s expanding, new label of visual artists.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Die Antwoord – ‘Fatty Boom Boom’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Die Antwoord – ‘Fatty Boom Boom’

In which the gruesome South African twosome kick out more affronts to moral, decency and taste.

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John Maeda TED Talk

John Maeda TED Talk

Design demi-god and President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, delivers another inspiring talk spanning a lifetime of work in art, design and technology. If you want to make it within design, taking 17 minutes out of your day to watch this is probably not a bad idea.

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Brian Eno Presents SCAPE: A New Music-making App for iPad

Brian Eno Presents SCAPE: A New Music-making App for iPad

Prior to the release of his new album, 'Lux', ambient music’s main originator presents a new ‘generative’ App that lets you create music. Music that’s not completely within your control. Confused? Click on the pic and let Eno explain.

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Rustie Live @ MoMA PS1

Rustie Live @ MoMA PS1

The maximalist badman from Glasgow tears up New York’s hipster hub and rocks TMA-1s while doing it. Our Tuesday just got a wee bit better.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Vessel – ‘Court of Lions’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Vessel – ‘Court of Lions’

Tri Angle’s latest signing knocks our socks off with a track that sounds like the actual, physical realization of warp drive technology. Ladies and gentlemen, the 22-year-old Bristolian producer known as Vessel is floating in space.

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Review: Jimmy Edgar @ Trailerpark Festival

Review: Jimmy Edgar @ Trailerpark Festival

The lean king of sleazed-up techno, Detroit’s favorite new son of the motor city beat, gave it hard and fast to the Royal Stage at the opening night of Trailerpark.

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Porcelain Decks by Man Yau

Porcelain Decks by Man Yau

Helsinki-based ceramics artist and all-around super cool chick Mandy Yau AKA Man Yau created these skateable (albeit fragile) decks made entirely out of porcelain. Check out the short film after the jump for some pretty remarkable porcelain skate action.

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